George Michael died on Christmas Day[Wenn]
The Wham! singer sadly died on Christmas day from heart failure and some of his funds may be passed on to his Godchildren – the offspring of his celebrity friends.
His £100 million estate could be, in part, handed down to a number of children, including the children of his Wham! bandmate Shirlie Holliman and Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp.
According to the Daily Mirror, Geri Horner’s daughter Bluebell could also be set to receive a fraction of the fortune – she was the Goddaughter of George’s ex-boyfriend Kenny Goss.
The publication also claim that his cousin Andros’ two children are mentioned in the legendary singer’s will, as well as his sisters Melanie and Yioda and his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz.
Geri Horner’s daughter could be set to receive some of George’s fortune[Getty]
George’s wealth included a number of properties, including his Oxfordshire home, and houses in LA, Sydney and London.
Throughout his successful career, George is understood to have been paid significant sums to perform at private parties, including one for Topshop tycoon Philip Green.
He was a long-term supporter of a number of charities, including Childline, the Terrence Higgins Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support – who could all potentially receive a share of the sum.
Close friend of the star Martin Kemp wrote on Twitter yesterday: “My whole family and I are devastated at the loss of our beautiful friend Yog! We will miss him so much! We are all heartbroken!”
George Michael was close friends with Martin Kemp[Getty]
The Faith hitmaker passed away aged 53 this weekend.
In a statement, the star’s publicist said: “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.”
Thames Valley Police said South Central Ambulance Service attended a property in Goring in Oxfordshire at 13:42 GMT on Christmas Day.
George was pictured months before he died looking almost unrecognisable [Getty]
Police say there were no suspicious circumstances.
His boyfriend Fadi spoke out about his partner’s death, admitting he will “never stop missing” him.
Taking to Twitter Fadi wrote: “It’s a xmas I will never forget finding your partner dead peacefully in bed first thing in the morning… (sic),
“I will never stop missing you.”
The pop star apparently died from heart failure[Getty]
George was pictured just months ago, looking unrecognisable in a restaurant in Oxford, in the last pictures before his death.
Hundreds of fans and fellow celebrities have paid tribute to the icon, taking to Twitter after hearing of the shocking news.
Kym marsh lead the way, tweeting: “2016 has taken too many away from us. RIP George Michael x.”
While singer Alison Moyet added: “I met George Michael a few times & he was ever a gentle, unassuming soul. A rare presence in a world full of self. Honest, genuine talent.”