The well-known singer George Michael, who died on Christmas Day in 2016, left the vast majority of his fortune to his Greek Cypriot family, it was revealed on Monday.
His beloved sisters Melanie and Yioda will receive an equal share of all the star’s major assets, including his two London homes.
His father Kyriacos inherited a stud farm for racehorses, where he has lived for a number of years, while The Mill Charitable Trust – which George himself set up in 2009 – has been given artwork and antiques including a piano which once belonged to John Lennon.
The rest of Michael’s £98 million ($124 million) estate will be shared between a host of the Faith singer’s closest friends – former Wham! backing singer Shirlie Kemp, record producer David Austin, and family friend Sonia Bird. His publicist Connie Filippello, his cousin Alex Georgiou, model Kay Beckenham, and the star’s former PA Michelle May were also remembered in his will.
The singer, born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, who came out as gay in 1998, was an active LGBT rights campaigner and an HIV/AIDS charity fundraiser.
However, he left nothing whatsoever to his former partners. Fadi Fadi Fawaz, who Michael was with for four years, and former boyfriend of fifteen years, Kenny Goss, were both left out of Michael’s will.