George Michael’s boyfriend Fadi Fawaz claims star’s death ‘was a suicide’
The boyfriend of late singer George Michael has claimed that the star’s death was actually a suicide.
The Wham! singer was found dead in his home on December 25, 2016.
The death was not treated as suspicious.
The results of a post mortem were never made public at the request of the family, but it was believed that Michael died of natural causes due to a combination of dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.
His then-boyfriend Fadi Fawaz, who said he found Michael “lying peacefully in bed”, has now claimed that the death was actually a suicide.
In emails obtained by The Sun, Fawaz wrote: “I’m sick and tired of people asking me what happened on Christmas Day.
“Well let me tell you, George died on his mother’s birthday, so that might answer a few questions.
“Not to mention it took five attempts to manage to end his life. I think it’s important for the story.”
The birthday of Michael’s mother was Christmas Eve, December 24 – one day before the singer’s believed date of death.
According to the newspaper, a spokesperson for the singer’s estate she had “no trust” in the claims.
Tweets claiming George wanted to die also appeared on Fawaz’ Twitter in January 2017, though he denied sending them.
The tweets had claimed: “The only thing George wanted is to DIE. He tried numbers of times to kill himself many times and finally he managed.
“We loved each other very much and were together almost 24 hours a day.”
A day later Fawaz insisted that his account had been hacked, saying: “I am shocked with what’s going on with the Twitter thing. My Twitter account has been hacked and closed.
“It’s a bit scary to be honest. I did not send those tweets. I woke up at 11.30am to the news.”
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But in September 2017 Fawaz described claims that the singer took his own life as “evil”.
Sharing one account of Michael’s alleged suicidal state, he wrote: “This is so crazy. This is evil. Who is ever done this is someone with so much hate inside them that makes me feel sorry for.”
At one point, it was believed that Fawaz was working on a tell-all book based on his life with George Michael. However it is unclear whether the project is still in the works, after claims he had been offered money to stay silent.
Suicide is preventable. Readers who are affected by the issues raised in this story are encouraged to contact Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org). Readers in the US are encouraged to contact the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255.