George Michael was buried on March 29, 2017, in Highgate Cemetery in North London. His mother, Lesley Panayiotou, who died of cancer in 1997, is buried next to him.
His burial site is on the private part of the cemetery. While tours are available, George Michael’s grave will not be included in the tour.
George Michael’s family released the following statement:
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.
Fadi Fawaz, Kenny Goss, Andrew Ridgeley, Martin Kemp, Shirlie Kemp, and Pepsi DeMacque were just a few of those in attendance.
George Michael died of natural causes (dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver) at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, on Christmas Day.
I understand that the family want privacy at a sad time, like this,
but I also think it’s unfair to deny the fans a chance to say their
goodbyes. We are not uncivilised people, who would disrespect
the grave of a much admired member of our community.
I loved George from the first time when I watched him on American band stand. I WILL MISS HIM DEARLY. Such a beautiful man. Love forever. Kara ca
I have been a fan since Wham & George has been in my life & lifted me with his Sweet Voice & Beautiful songs during grief & loss in my own life. You are Not the only ones grieving his loss meaning his family bc we loved him too & he loved us. We respectfully ask for a Tribute Concert so Respect can be paid that’s well deserved & very overdue. Thnx