Fadi Fawaz shares heartache of George Michael’s death one year on

December 25, 2017
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Fadi Fawaz has spoken of his heartache a year on from boyfriend George Michael’s sudden death.

The fine art photographer, 44, found the singer dead in bed on Christmas Day 2016.

A year on, Fawaz took to Instagram to share an emotional post recalling the day, as he spoke of leaving London to escape memories of the star.

(Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

“I will always miss you till the day I meet you,” read the opening line.

“It is what it is” Fadi wrote in the caption alongside it.

The full poem read:

I will always miss you
Till the day I meet you
My story to tell you
In your sleep I found you
Into your dreams I follow you
From your sleep I wake you
This love will wake you
Hope will feed you
The world will show you
For a day to see you
From your sleep to keep you

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror Fawaz revealed he has left London for Christmas – haunted by the reminders of his time with Michael.

He was said to be “wounded” with grief and headed off to the countryside.

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He said: “I will be spending Christmas in the countryside with some friends. I can’t stand all the Christmas trees or lights around London.

“It makes me so sad, I just want it over and done with.”

And of the prospect of finding love again, he added sadly: “There will never be anyone ever again, that is the truth.”

He also vowed to never speak of the day he found the star dead.

BERLIN, Germany: British pop star George Michael poses as he walks over the red carpet prior the screening of "George Michael - A Different Story" at the Berlin Film Festival 16 February 2005. The film, directed by Southan Morris and presented out of competition, is a documentary featuring the life, career and politics of the iconic pop star. AFP PHOTO DDP/MICHAEL KAPPELER GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read MICHAEL KAPPELER/AFP/Getty Images)

He went on: “I don’t think I want another wound in my body. I don’t see the point in telling the worst day of my life to the world. George was one of a kind, I have lost a unique man.”

George Michael’s family also made a rare public comment to pay tribute to the late singer.

Michael’s sisters Melanie and Yioda and their dad Jack said issued a statement calling on fans to celebrate his life a year on.

“This Christmas will be hard without him, but we know that we are not alone in our mourning the anniversary of his loss,” they said in a statement.

“Christmas is not always easy, life isn’t perfect and families are complicated.

“So if you can, in his memory this year, take a moment and a deep breath and say those ‘I love yous’ out loud.”

(Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Since his sudden death, the outside of the mansion has become a shrine to the late singer.

But neighbours of have hit out at the shrine.

The shrine has attracted the attention of the Highgate Conservation Area advisory committee, a local group that aims to “preserve and enhance the character of the area.

Chair of the group Susan Rose told the Daily Star: “One wonders what George Michael would think of it all outside the beautiful home that he looked after so well, and right where he erected a wonderful Christmas tree every year.”

1984: British singer songwriter George Michael, lead singer of the pop group Wham!, with the group's guitarist Andrew Ridgeley at the film premiere of the hit 'Dune'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley (Getty)

She continued: “I think a statue would be great. A lot of people in Highgate would like a permanent memorial rather than mounds of dead flowers.”

A similar shrine was erected outside of Michael’s home in Oxfordshire at the time of his death.

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