George Michael’s home where he died aged 53 sold for £3.4 million to ‘local couple’

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George Michael’s home where he died on Christmas Day has been sold for £3.4 million.

The 16th century property in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire was sold last month, according to Land Registry documents.

The couple who bought the stunning house, called Mill Cottage, are believed to be local, and moved in two weeks ago.

Lawyer John Reid, who acts on behalf of the singer’s estate and family, told the Mirror: ‘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.’

George bought the property in 2001, and he explained in a segment on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004, where he showed viewers around his home: ‘This is a 16th-century house that I bought about three years ago and did up myself.

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

The Faith singer was found dead aged 53 at Mill Cottage on Christmas Day 2016, by his partner Fadi Fawaz.

His cause of death was later confirmed as heart and liver disease, with George suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.

Devoted fans of the Wham! singer had previously been leaving floral tributes outside the Goring-on-Thames property, as well as George’s Highgate home; however, his family pleaded with them to desist.

George left the majority of his £97.6 million fortune and major assets to his sisters Melanie and Yioda, with the siblings believed to have let the star’s Grade II-listed Highgate home to a company that secretly houses celebrities when they’re working in London.

Meanwhile, Fadi – who dated George for four years before his death – was recently arrested for aggravated criminal damage after ‘squatting’ in George’s £5 million Regent’s Park property.

The hairdresser was released under investigation after spending a night in custody.

A Met Police spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘Police were called on Tuesday, 23 July at around 19:00 hours to a report of man seen on the roof of an address in Park Village Mews, NW1.

‘Officers attended and the man was no longer on the roof but inside the address, which had extensive damage.

‘Due to the damage inside the property the London Fire Brigade attended. The man, aged in his mid-40s, has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated criminal damage.’

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