George Michael’s family sell house he died in for £3.4million


GEORGE Michael’s former Oxfordshire home has sold for £3.4million, three years after the pop star died there on Christmas Day.

According to Land Registry documents, the 16th-century property located in Goring-on-Thames was bought by a couple last month.

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George Michael’s former Oxfordshire home has sold for £3.4million[/caption]

The new tenants – who are said to be from the local area – moved into the cottage in the last two weeks.

Lawyer John Reid, who acts for George’s family and estate, asked for their privacy to be respected.

He told The Mirror: “We can confirm that we have now sold George’s former home in Goring-on-Thames.

“It was a place that he loved, not least for the privacy that it afforded him.

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New tenants of the home bought the property last month[/caption]

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Fans of the star petitioned for the property to be made into a museum[/caption]

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George’s family pleaded with tourists to stop leaving floral arrangements outside his houses[/caption]

“We would therefore kindly ask that the new owners have their privacy respected and are able to enjoy the property as he did”.

The property was a popular spot for fans of the Wham! singer.

Earlier this year George’s family pleaded with fans to stop leaving floral tributes outside the property, as well as his home in Highgate, North London.
The pop star was found dead in the bedroom of the property by partner Fadi Fawaz on Christmas Day in 2016 aged just 53.

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Fans paid their respects outside of the cottage[/caption]

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George and Fadi shared a four year relationship before his death in 2016[/caption]

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Fadi was snubbed from George’s will[/caption]

Despite fans best efforts to get the property turned into a museum, George’s sisters Yiosa and Melanie, who were left the bulk of his estate in his will, decided against the proposed petition.

In 2004 the singer invited US TV star Oprah Winfrey for a tour around the house.

He said: “This is a 16th-century house that I bought about three years ago and did up myself.

“This is about as English and historical as you can get. We kept all the original beams. This fire place… is the original fireplace.”

News of the house sale comes shortly after The Sun Online revealed that George Michael’s family were considering letting Fadi Fawaz stay in his £5million home as they feared he would spill the singer’s secrets, despite being arrested amid amid allegations he smashed up parts of the mansion near ­London’s Regent’s Park.

Although the pair dated for four years, Fadi was snubbed from George’s will.

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