George Michael's family upsets fans by selling his £3.4 million house

Chris Edwards
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George Michael (Credit: AP)

George Michael’s fans have been left upset after learning that his £3.4 million house has been sold, three years after he died there on Christmas Day.

Land registry documents show that the property in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire was bought by a couple last month, although fans of the late singer have still been visiting the house.

Earlier this year, the Wham! star’s family had to plead with fans to stop leaving flowers outside his former home.

The floral tributes left outside the home of George Michael in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, after he died on Christmas Day aged 53 (Credit: PA Images)

Michael’s family lawyer John Reid told the Mirror Online: “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.

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

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Michael was found dead in his bedroom by his partner Fadi Fawaz on Christmas Day in 2016.

Fans urged the family to turn the house into a museum, gathering 2500 signatures on a Change.org petition. But many have been left upset after discovering that it has instead been sold.

Members of the public view floral tributes outside the home of George Michael in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, after he died on Christmas Day aged 53.

On a fan forum, one users named Dawn Terry wrote: “It’s very sad, I was hoping for a museum of some sort to visit and all monies raised go to George’s charities.”

While Rosie Goulis added: “Am I the only one who feels upset? His soul was in that house.”

In 2004, Michael invited Oprah Winfrey into the house to give her a tour.

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

“Of course it’s [a] really low ceiling because people were so short in those days.

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

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