George Michael Gravesite To Be Kept Private - Noise11.com
George Michael, photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo

George Michael - Photo by Ros O'Gorman

George Michael Gravesite To Be Kept Private

by Music-News.com on April 1, 2017

in News

George Michael’s fans won’t be able to visit the late singer’s grave.

George Michael was laid to rest in the west section in London’s Highgate Cemetery, beside his beloved mother Lesley Angold, following a funeral on Wednesday (March 29); however, while hordes of fans were hoping to be able to pay their respects to the singer by laying flowers at his grave, it has now been revealed they will be unable to do so, as the grave won’t be accessible to the public.

Highgate’s West Cemetery can only be accessed by attending a guided tour, but the tour description was updated on Thursday (March 30) with a note stating: “George Michael’s grave is not visited on the tour.”

According to the Daily Mirror, George’s family “are believed to have not wanted his grave to become a tourist attraction like Elvis Presley’s at Graceland or The Doors singer Jim Morrison’s in Paris, for instance.”

George was found dead at his home in Oxfordshire, England on Christmas Day, and after extended postmortem examinations determined he had died of natural causes at the age of 53, his body was released to his family earlier this month (March 17).

On Wednesday, mourners including the singer’s former Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley and close pal Geri Horner, formerly known as Geri Halliwell, gathered with George’s loved ones for the private memorial service at the Chapel of Rest, where the Spice Girls star is reported to have delivered the eulogy.

A statement released by the musician’s representative to People.com on Wednesday read: “We can confirm that the funeral of the singer George Michael took place today. Family and close friends gathered for the small, private ceremony to say goodbye to their beloved son, brother and friend.

“George Michael’s family would like to thank his fans across the world for their many messages of love and support. We ask that the family’s wish for privacy be respected so that they can continue to live their lives privately, away from any media intrusion. No further details will be released.”

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Lloyd Cole
Lloyd Cole To Spend December in Australia

Lloyd Cole will return to Australia for his Rattlesnakes to Guessworks 2019 tour and spend December playing around the country.

8 hours ago
Bruce Springsteen and Nils Lofgren perform at AAMI Park on Thursday 2 February 2017. Photo Ros O'Gorman
Anthony Scaramucci Gets Nils Lofgren Trending

Anthony Scaramucci, the White House advisor who lasted just 10 days before he was fired, has launched a Twitter war with E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren and now Nils is trending.

1 day ago
Richard Clapton
Richard Clapton has a 2019 Date for his Annual Past Hits and Previews Show

Richard Clapton will continue his party that never ends with his 12th annual Past Hits and Previews show at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre.

1 day ago
Madonna Madame X
Madonna ‘Madame X’ is a Creative Disaster

Madonna was questionably the greatest pop act of the 80s. She was certainly the most successful. She was a Bugatti on a racetrack in top gear, no-one could touch her. On ‘Madame X’ she sounds like a broken-down Ford Fiesta lost on a dirt road to Vegas.

2 days ago
Steve Hackett
Steve Hackett is bringing Genesis Revisited back to Australia for David Roy Williams

When David Roy Williams toured Steve Hackett in Australia in 2017 Steve vowed to return after a series of successful Genesis Revisited shows.

3 days ago
U2 perform at Etihad Stadium. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
U2 Singapore Show Details Confirmed

U2 have confirmed details of their Singapore show. The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 will reach Singapore's National Stadium on Saturday 30 November.

3 days ago
Elton John by Ros O'Gorman
Elton John Expands Australian Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour

Elton John has brought this Farewell Yellow Brick Road shows to 32 in Australia, 38 counting the New Zealand dates.

4 days ago