According to the late singer George Michael's cousin, Andros Georgiou, the executors of George's estate have contacted all of the individuals and organizations who are named in the former Wham! singer's will.
MSN reports, in the article “George Michael's lover is challenging his will after being left nothing, says cousin,” that Andros told the British newspaper, The Sun, that George Michael didn’t leave anything to Fadi Fawaz, who was Michael’s on-again, off-again partner since 2012. Fawaz also was the one who found Michael dead in bed in his home in the English village of Goring in Oxfordshire on Christmas Day 2016.
Local authorities later announced that the 53-year-old pop star died from dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.
Andros Georgiou says that Fawaz is challenging the will. Michael’s will stipulated that his enormous fortune of approximately $137 million should go to several charities, his sisters Yioda and Melanie and some members of his staff.
"People who worked for George and were loyal to him will be getting small amounts," his cousin Georgiou told The Sun. The newspaper reported that the housekeepers who worked at Michael’s North London and Goring homes are among those mentioned as beneficiaries in his will.
Andros told The Sun that Fawaz received money regularly from George, while the pop star was alive. Fawaz has yet to move out of Michael's home in London's Regent's Park and is in the process of contesting his exclusion from the will.
"Fadi is threatening to go all the way to High Court, but I think the estate will have to settle with him," Andros explained to the British newspaper. "He's been offered £500,000 [roughly $655,000] and I think the estate should pay a couple of million to get rid of him."
George Michael's former partner of 13 years, Kenny Goss, is also said to be contesting his exclusion from the will. However, his issue is reportedly related to funding the Goss-Michael Foundation, the non-profit Dallas art gallery featuring British art collections that he and Michael founded in 2007.
The Sun also reports that George's estate wants to dispose of the late singer’s three homes as quickly as possible.
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Reference: MSN (July 29, 2018) “George Michael's lover is challenging his will after being left nothing, says cousin”