It’s been a year and a day since pop legend George Michael passed passed away and tributes have been pouring in to remember him.
Fans laid candles, flowers, and presents outside the British pop singer’s Highgate, North London home between the period of Christmas and New Year.
It has since been revealed the popstar died of heart failure, as the heartbreaking news broke at Christmas, 2016. And 12 months on, fans once again were out in force to pay tribute to the star on the anniversary of his passing.
Last Christmas we lost the musical genius, George Michael. Thank you for all the memories and being a generous ally to the HIV cause. pic.twitter.com/Q4UOwSDMWU
— Pride in London (@LondonLGBTPride) December 25, 2017
A special memorial was set up outside Mill Cottage Goring on the Thames.
Admirers across the world shared their personal tributes on social media, as they remembered the singer.
“So if you can, in his memory this year, take a moment and a deep breath and say those ‘I Love You’s’ out loud. We all think there is time, don’t we? – but, just maybe, it’s later than you think…” George Michael’s family shares emotional tribute https://t.co/c9XQrtbIfc
— Sabeen Ahmad (@SabeenCTV) December 25, 2017
1 year ago today, we lost one of the most exciting musicians on the planet, George Michael. He was also an active LGBT rights campaigner and HIV/AIDS charity fundraiser, and is still greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/n3k9Edc3cU
— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) December 25, 2017
Merry Christmas everyone! Today I will be jamming to George Michael. May he Rest In Peace ❤️
— selma (@seltosqueeze) December 25, 2017
Last Christmas, he gave us his heart.
And the very same day, he did pass away.
R.I.P. George Michael. miss u pic.twitter.com/IPV7n2pvZj
— alex kliner (@akliner) December 25, 2017
In memory of it being a year today since George Michael passed away, me and my family are spending Christmas Day listening to his music. A beautiful man inside out & an incredible talent taken much too soon! #LastChristmas pic.twitter.com/J49LPdTju6
— Samantha (@shouttaboutbws) December 25, 2017
— Ilse (@AmazingLovelyGM) December 25, 2017
today I woke up to a life size cut out of George Michael in my living room
it is criminal how much my family understands me pic.twitter.com/AKbxDF0nFT
— hank the hangabur (@PenryHeiffer) December 25, 2017
But while fans were sharing touching memories and tributes to him, one noted that his buriel site still hasn’t got a headstone.
— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) December 26, 2017
‘George’s mother obviously has a big headstone, with a tribute in big letters, but then there’s just this empty space next to it.
There’s brick flower troughs around the area, and clearly space for George next to his mum, but there’s just nothing marking it,’ the fan noted.
Despite having a year to reflect, it appears there’s still bad blood between his family and the singer’s former lover Fadi Fawaz, who was reportedly banned from attending the one year memorial.
Fawaz deleted his Twitter account last month, after it was reported Michael’s family were trying to stop him from releasing a tell-all book by offering a £5 million property and a £250,000 monthly retainer.