George Michael’s inheritance continues to speak four and a half years after his death. The British singer died on December 25, 2016 at the age of 53, leaving behind a fortune estimated at 110 million euros. The artist’s wishes, which were read in May 2019, were that his entire fortune be distributed among his family and friends. Thus, her sisters, Melanie and Yioda, were the ones who kept most of the money. His father Kyriacos and some friends and employees also received money. None of his ex-partners, Fadi Fawaz and Kenny Goss, were included in the will.
So was Fadi Fawaz, the art photographer who dated George from 2012 until shortly before his death and was the person who found the singer’s lifeless body, and Kenny Goss, an ex-boyfriend who shared 13 years of his life with him ill-fated musician, they became a real headache for the artist’s family.
Fadi Fawaz, a man with whom she had a relationship full of ups and downs in the last period of her life, took several years to leave the pop star’s mansion in London and, when he did, he took it upon himself to completely destroy it first. Since the singer’s relatives kicked him out of the house, he has been spending the night in different hotels in London and even on the street. And to that he has added his problems with drugs.
The singer’s sister, Yioda Panayiotou, has agreed to offer Kenny Goss compensation, the details of which are confidential.
Better luck has had Kenny Goss, who was George’s partner between 1996 and 2009 and was also excluded from the musician’s inheritance. After suing the family of the deceased singer in 2016 and claiming compensation of 15,000 pounds a month – the equivalent of 17,400 euros – he would have reached an agreement with Michael’s family. His argument was that he depended on the artist’s money when he was still alive. As has now come to light, he has managed to reach an agreement with the artist’s legitimate heirs.
The ex-boyfriend’s argument was that he depended on the artist’s money when he was still alive.
As published in the newspaper The Sun, Kenny had previously claimed that he was completely dependent on George’s money to support himself because at the time he made the decision to abandon his own career to take care of the former leader of Wham! and create a charitable foundation together. Therefore, he felt that he deserved to continue to receive the same generous allowance on which he depended during the artist’s lifetime.
Kenny’s lawyers argued that George “was not in his right mind” when he wrote his last wishes and finally the singer’s sister, Yioda Panayiotou, has agreed to offer him compensation, the details of which are confidential. Yioda, 59, has inherited the estate from her sister Melanie, who passed away at 59 on Christmas Day 2019, just three years after her famous brother did.
In March 2017, in an interview with the newspaper Dallas Morning News, Goss spoke about her courtship with Michael: “We had a very good and sweet relationship. He was truly the love of my life. And I think I was the love of hers. “