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George Michael's former lover Fadi Fawaz 'plans to contest the singer's will' after he and Kenny Goss were cut out of the star's £98m fortune

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 12/06/2019 Rory Tingle

George Michael standing on a sidewalk: George Michael (pictured in London leaving Madonna's house in 2012) left all of his £97.6million fortune to his family and friends and none to his former lovers Fadi Fawaz and Kenny Goss, his will has revealed © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited George Michael (pictured in London leaving Madonna's house in 2012) left all of his £97.6million fortune to his family and friends and none to his former lovers Fadi Fawaz and Kenny Goss, his will has revealed George Michael's former lover Fadi Fawaz plans to contest the singer's will after he and Kenny Goss were cut out of his £98million (NZ $190) fortune, a source has claimed.

The bulk of his estate will go to his sisters Melanie and Yioda, with smaller chunks going to his father Kyriacos and his close friends and former staff.

Hairdresser Mr Fawaz - who is still living in the Wham! singer's £5m home in London's Regent Park - is said to believe his exclusion was 'completely unfair'. 

'From the moment George died, Fadi has been insistent that he was a huge part of his life and deserved some of his estate,' a source told Sun Online

The source added that he is 'looking into ways he can contest the will'. 

George died at home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire on Christmas Day 2016, aged 53. 

Court paperwork from May 30 shows that his estate can now be divided, two years on from his death. 

George Michael sitting at a table: The Wham! singer (pictured with Goss) died at home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire on Christmas Day 2016, aged 53. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Wham! singer (pictured with Goss) died at home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire on Christmas Day 2016, aged 53. His sister Yioda will decide which friends receive what parts of the will, it states.

Former bandmate Andrew Ridgeley was not gifted anything in the will, but his ex-girlfriend and former Wham! backing singer Shirlie Kemp received a share of the fortune.

a person wearing a hat: The bulk of his estate will go to his sisters Melanie and Yioda, (pictured together, with Yioda on the left) with smaller chunks going to his father Kyriacos and his close friends and former staff © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The bulk of his estate will go to his sisters Melanie and Yioda, (pictured together, with Yioda on the left) with smaller chunks going to his father Kyriacos and his close friends and former staff

His long-term partner Kenny Goss, and on-off Australian boyfriend Fadi Fawaz are not mentioned in the will.

a man standing next to a suitcase: George and Fadi at Barcelona airport in 2012 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited George and Fadi at Barcelona airport in 2012 Fawaz dated George from 2012 until his death, and was the one to discover his body.

The hair-stylist is reported to be 'squatting' in the star's £5million home after ignoring legal letters telling him to leave.

a screenshot of a cell phone screen with text © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

The 45-year-old has been living in the mews house in Regent's Park, London, since George's untimely passing. 

Last year, Fawaz wrote about the times they spent together after they began their romance in 2011.

He said: 'He has tried to kill himself 4 times, whilst in rehab he tried to stab himself 25 times.

'He never told me how he did it when he was taken for three days to Marylebone.

'I would say 'aren't you glad May 16th didn't happen', referring to one suicide attempt, and he would say 'no'.

'He wanted to die so badly and it was powerful to hear him say it. I think life stopped for him a long time ago.

'Everyone wanted him because of what and who he is. ''Everyone wants me alive' is what he would say.'

Describing how he found George, Fawaz said: 'I could see his that his right hand was up to his face with his fist clenched with his fingers curled against his cheek.

'His face looked normal. I saw that his legs were together but looked tense under the covers. I couldn't see any vomit. I touched him but he was cold.' 

Kenny and George were together from 1996 until 2009, and broke up in part due to substance abuse and alcoholism - something they both suffered from. 

a group of people posing for the camera: George with sister Melanie Panayiotou at a party in the early 1980s. His sister Yioda will decide which friends receive what parts of the will, it states.

George with sister Melanie Panayiotou at a party in the early 1980s. His sister Yioda will decide which friends receive what parts of the will, it states.
© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

In March 2017, the Texan art dealer, 60, opened up to Dallas Morning News, about the couple's relationship, which ended in 2009 and was announced in 2011.

He said: 'We just had a really good, sweet relationship. We weren't even mad at each other or anything like that. He was truly the love of my life. And I think I was the love of his life.'

In the wake of the singer's sudden death on Christmas Day, Kenny issued a moving statement, mourning his former lover.

'I'm heartbroken with the news that my dear friend and longtime love George Michael has passed,' he wrote. He was a major part of my life and I loved him very, very much. He was an extremely kind and generous man.

 'The beautiful memories and music he brought to the world will always be an important part of my life and those who also loved and admired him.' 

a man wearing a suit and tie: Mr Fawaz (pictured with George in 2012) has been spotted going to and from the property, which is near to George's other home in Highgate, north London

Mr Fawaz (pictured with George in 2012) has been spotted going to and from the property, which is near to George's other home in Highgate, north London
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A substantial chunk of goods, including a piano once owned by John Lennon, were donated to The Mill Charitable Trust in the legendary singer's will. 

Earlier this year works from late singer's private art collection raised £9,264,000 in a flagship live auction at Christie's.    

a person standing on a stage: Former bandmate Andrew Ridgeley (left) was not gifted anything in the will, but his ex-girlfriend and former Wham! backing singer Shirlie Kemp (second right) received a share of the fortune © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Former bandmate Andrew Ridgeley (left) was not gifted anything in the will, but his ex-girlfriend and former Wham! backing singer Shirlie Kemp (second right) received a share of the fortune Notable artists in the King Street sale included close friend of the Wham! singer, Tracey Emin and also Damien Hirst.

Hirst alone raised £2.3 million while Emin's works raised more than a million pounds.

In his lifetime the London -born performer was known for his philanthropy and that will continue after his death with the funds raised in the March auction, and the sizeable charitable donation in his will.        

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