A George Michael fan was left “stunned” when they made a visit to the late star’s grave, only to find that it is still unmarked.
The tourist has claimed that George, who was laid to rest in a plot beside his beloved mother Lesley, only has a “small heart plaque” to mark where he is buried.
Speaking to the Daily Star, the onlooker said: “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.
“A year on, that seems very strange.”
An insider has claimed that George’s family may have made the decision to leave George’s grave bare in a bid to prevent it from becoming a “shrine” to the star, who passed away on Christmas Day last year at the age of 53.
George’s former neighbours previously complained about the growing shrine outside of the star’s home, with fans leaving flowers, flags, portraits and personal messages to honour the singer.
The chair of the Highgate Conservation Area advisory committee, Susan Rose, previously suggested erecting a statue of George outside of his home, saying: “A lot of people in Highgate would like a permanent memorial rather than mounds of dead flowers.”
Meanwhile, it has also been reported that George’s former lover, Fadi Fawaz, has been “banned” from attending the family’s memorial at London’s Highgate Cemetery on the one-year anniversary of the singer’s death.
A source explained: “He wasn’t welcome at the funeral, so he isn’t wanted at this.
“It’s being seen by his family as a very personal pilgrimage to pay their respects and they don’t want anyone else involved, [not] even Fadi.”
Fadi has since fled London, telling The Mirror that he “couldn’t bare” to be in the city alone and is opting to spend Christmas with close friends.