Thursday, May 19

George Michael’s lover Fadi Fawaz questioned by cops over tragic singer’s death



George Michael’s lover has been questioned by police as they piece together the final hours of the singer’s life.

Fadi Fawaz, who found George dead on Christmas Day, spoke to officers to help them prepare a report for the coroner.

Police today confirmed the probe was ongoing.

The death of the former Wham! star, aged 53 at his house in Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.

There is no suggestion fine art photographer Fadi has done anything wrong and officers are believed to have quizzed other potential witnesses.

One source claimed Fadi was spoken to by officers on Wednesday at a property in North London.

Daily Mirror Last week Fadi, 40, told the Daily Mirror he fell asleep in his car on Christmas Eve.

He added: I never saw him that night. The police know everything. That’s the most important thing.

A Thames Valley Police source said: “They will talk to all sorts of people and that will be standard so they can present a file to the coroner on the circumstances leading up to his death.

“It’s literally putting together the facts and figures about where someone was and the circumstances.

This is standard. This is being done so that when the coroner calls the inquest, they will have all the facts before them.

Unknown A postmortem into George’s death last week proved inconclusive.

The news comes after it was revealed George secretly checked into a clinic which specialises in a modern alternative to electric shock treatment just a year before he died.

The singer, who had battled an addiction to hard drugs and a dependency on anti-depressants, spent up to a year at the £70,000-a-week Küsnacht Practice overlooking Lake Zurich in Switzerland.

Splash News It is understood friends had desperately urged him to seek help at the world’s most expensive rehab centre after his life spiralled out of control.

George whose uncle and grandfather both killed themselves had, according to a friend, made a number of suicide attempts, including throwing himself out of a car at 70mph on the M1.

His management claimed he was on an extensive break in Europe but locals spotted him going into the clinic, he was regularly seen in the area and lover Fadi Fawaz was pictured in the street with him.

While it is not known exactly which treatments George had, the clinic specialises in repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and has one of only two TMS machines in the country.

The therapy involves placing a magnetic device connected to the machine above the head.

It stimulates nerve cells in a bid to help combat severe depression.

Instagram Another treatment is the Satori chair which uses music therapy and sound vibrations.

It is believed George, who stayed in one of six villas by the lake, had counselling from a therapist on call day and night.

The clinic refused to comment about whether they treated him but board member Eduardo Greghi told the Mirror: We believe in recovery without drugs.

We believe you can live a fruitful happy life without the need of any mood altering drugs or alcohol.

Our treatment is successful because we treat the underlying cause.” He said clients are seen one at a time and never see each other.