Fadi Fawaz is the last boyfriend Wham! singe George Michael had before his sudden death on December 25, 2016 at the age of 53. Fadi a Lebanese model started dating George Michael after his split from Dallas native Kenny Goss, a sportswear executive who also once was a flight attendant and a cheerleader coach.
George Michael whose real name is Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou once the lead singer of the duo Wham! alongside Andrew Ridgeley, passed away at the age of 53 at his home in Oxfordshire.
His death was confirmed by his publicist, hat first the cause of his death was unknown, it was hours later that media reported he cause of death was heart failure.
‘It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period.
‘The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage. There will be no further comment at this stage.’
Thames Valley police, the local force, said a postmortem examination was carried out on Thursday, December 29, 2016; proved inconclusive and further tests will be needed.
“The cause of death is inconclusive and further tests will now be carried out.,” the statement said. “The results of these tests are unlikely to be known for several weeks.”
Anselmo, Kenny & Fadi
Before Fadi Fawaz, George Michael first dated Brazilian designer Anselmo Feleppa. Feleppa met GM in 1991 at a rock concert in Rio; six months after they started dating he discovered that he had HIV. Anselmo died of an AIDS-related brain hemorrhage three years.
In 1996, he started dating Kenny Goss. For years they relationship seemed to grew stronger, to the point that they said they would register their relationship as a civil partnership in the UK.
No partnership was ever done and by 2011, George confirmed he and Goss had split up two years earlier.
“I love him very much. This man has brought me a lot of joy and pain.
“My love life has been a lot more turbulent than I’ve ever let on, and I’m so sad about my relationship with Kenny. I’m sorry for any pain.”
He said: “My battles with substances are well documented. My partner has been through his own battle.”
After his split from Goss, 58, he started dating Fadi, an Australian-born celebrity hair stylist. However Goss remained close to him.
Fawaz was born in Lebanon on May 24, 1973. He is known for his work with clients like model Naomi Campbell, Katherine Jenkins, Emily Blunt and the Pussy Cat Dolls.
It is an understanding for us that George Michael was still dating Fadi Fawaz at the time of his death. As a matter of fact it was Fadi who found George Michael’s lifeless body in bed.
ITs a xmas i will never forget finding your partner dead peacefully in bed first thing in the morning.. I will never stop missing you xx
— Fadi Fawaz (@fadifawaz) December 26, 2016