Superstar George Michael committed suicide, his lover claims, according to an exclusive report in the British tabloid The Sun.
The paper says it has seen emails from Fadi Fawaz, according to whom the singer, 53, died on Christmas Eve, his late mum’s birthday, and not Christmas Day 2016 as was thought.
Fadi claims contradict the official version of events, according to which George Michael’s death was put down to natural causes.
According to Fadi’s e-mails, George Michael killed himself, adding: “It took five attempts.”
He lay dead for 24 hours after he killed himself.
Fadi, 45, who had a stormy five-year relationship with the pop star, made the claims in emails seen by The Sun. He wrote: “I’m sick and tired of people asking me what happened on Christmas Day.
“Well let me tell you, George died on his mother’s birthday, so that might answer a few questions.
“Not to mention it took five attempts to manage to end his life. I think it’s important for the story.”
In March 2017 senior coroner Darren Salter said George died of natural causes and had dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver. No time of death was ever set out by police or the coroner.
The results of a post mortem were never made public at the request of the family.