The Careless Whisper singer, who passed away in December 2016, left his multi-million estate and properties to his two sisters Melanie and Yioda.
However, Trust Advisor’s recent article, “George Michael Exes in Legal Fight” reports that Kenny Goss, George’s former partner of 15 years, is claiming a large part of his estate, on the grounds he helped the troubled singer through hard times, The Sun reports.
The American businessman has hired counsel. He claims that George always told him he’d look after him, “see him right and that he would not want for anything,” a source said.
Due to the fact they were together for many years and Kenny really looked after George a great deal, he feels that George’s will doesn’t accurately reflect this.
Kenny joins Lebanese hairdresser Fadi Fawaz, who was with George for five years until his death on Christmas Day 2016, in challenging the will. Fawaz was instructed to move out of his ex-lover’s mansion. Fadi also won’t inherit the three-bedroom home in London’s Regent’s Park, where he’s currently living. The Mirror reports that his hopes of owning the property are “all but over.” An insider told the paper: “Fadi realizes his days there are likely to be numbered, as it’s been made clear he won’t be inheriting the place.”
“He’ll be sad to leave, as it’s where he and George shared so many happy moments.”
Fadi said earlier this year that he was forced to sell the car George gave him because of his debt. The Sun reported George’s possessions were being repossessed, after Fadi fell behind with payments on the singer’s North London home. He’s now selling off George’s possessions. In addition, the singer’s family also gave Fadi money, despite claims he’s broke.
Fadi was sleeping in his car on Christmas Eve 2016—the night of George’s death. He found George’s body in the morning and called the police.
There is no husband, no children and no obvious heirs. As a result, there’s been some speculation over what will happen to his estate. George was godfather to Martin Kemp’s children Roman and Harley, who could be in line to inherit a share, along with Geri Halliwell’s daughter Bluebell—despite his ex, Goss, actually being her godfather.
Reference: Trust Advisor (May 29, 2018) “George Michael Exes in Legal Fight”
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