George Michael’s family will keep grave unmarked so fans don’t make it a shrine – The Sun

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George Michael’s family will keep grave unmarked so fans don’t make it a shrine – The Sun



GEORGE Michael’s family will keep his grave unmarked so fans do not turn it into a shrine.
The singer was buried next to his mum in a secret unmarked plot two years ago. Fans had demanded a gravestone to honour the superstar.
11 George Michael’s grave will be unmarked so fans do not turn it into a shrineCredit: Getty Images – Getty
But it has emerged George’s dad Kyriacos and sisters Yioda and Melanie have no plans to mark the site because they want to keep mourning privately.
A source at the cemetery said: “The family has requested that nothing be placed on the grave — no stone, no cross — so that fans don’t know where to find it.
“They feel that if was marked it would become a morbid tourist attraction for them. A lot of people feel that he deserves better, but we have to respect the family’s wishes.”
George died of heart failure on Christmas Day 2016 aged 53.
11 George Michael’s mother’s grave at Highgate CemeteryCredit: Ian Whittaker – The Sun
11 George was buried next to his beloved mum Lesley at Highgate CemeteryCredit: Splash News
11 Tributes to George Michael outside his house in Highgate, north LondonCredit: PA:Press Association
11 Candles, pictures and flowers outside the London home of George Michael marked the first anniversary of his deathCredit: Rex Features
11 George Michael’s family asked fans to take down a shrine facing his London home in 2018Credit: Rex Features
11 Tributes were removed from Mill Cottage where George Michael died on Christmas Day 2016Credit: Rex Features
He was buried in a private ceremony in Highgate Cemetery, North London, in March 2017.
It is located 200ft from his former mansion.
Family do not want George’s plot to be disturbed during organised tours of Highgate Cemetery, which take punters to famous resting places for £12. They visit graves including those of communist Karl Marx and Hitchhiker’s Guide author Douglas Adams.
11 George Michael with dad Kyriacos Panayiotou and mum Lesley Angold Panayiotou on his 30th birthdayCredit: Alpha Press
11 George Michael with sister Melanie in the mid 1980s during his Wham! heydayCredit: Landmark Media
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11 George Michael and Fadi Fawaz in Hampstead, London in 2012Credit: Rex Features
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Last week The Sun revealed George left his £97.6million fortune to family and friends.
The bulk of the cash went to his two sisters and his dad was given a horseracing stud farm.
The singer snubbed exes Fadi Fawaz and Kenny Goss.
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