George Michael's boyfriend has paid tribute to the singer he found dead in the early hours of December 25. Fadi Fawaz, who has been with Michael since 2011, discovered Michael's body in bed after visiting him on Christmas Day at his home in Oxfordshire, England.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph he said, "We were supposed to be going for Christmas lunch. I went round there to wake him up and he was just gone, lying peacefully in bed. We don't know what happened yet."
"Everything had been very complicated recently, but George was looking forward to Christmas, and so was I. Now everything is ruined. I want people to remember him the way he was - he was a beautiful person."
Fawaz also paid tribute to Michael on Twitter, where he has changed his bio to "I will never stop missing you xxx"
ITs a xmas i will never forget finding your partner dead peacefully in bed first thing in the morning.. I will never stop missing you xx— Fadi Fawaz (@fadifawaz) December 26, 2016
Michael's former partner Kenny Goss has also paid tribute, describing him as an "extremely kind and generous man".
In a statement, he said: "I'm heartbroken with the news that my dear friend and long-time love George Michael has passed. He was a major part of my life and I loved him very, very much. He was an extremely kind and generous man. The beautiful memories and music he brought to the world will always be an important part of my life and those who also loved and admired him."
Though Fawaz said he didn't know what caused Michael's death,his manager Michael Lipman has confirmed that the artist died of heart failure.