The family has “no wish to comment in relation to any such speculation, whether current or in the future.”
George Michael’s family have said they will not comment on the circumstances surrounding the singer’s death. On Sunday (January 1), a series of since-deleted tweets sent from Fadi Fawaz’s account alleged that “the only thing George wanted is to die,” and that Michael had “tried to kill himself many times.” Fawaz later denied posting the tweets, claiming that his Twitter account had been hacked.
In a statement emailed to BuzzFeed News, Michael’s family told the publication that there has been “much comment and speculation concerning George and the circumstances surrounding his death” and that “there will inevitably be more in the future.”
They added: “The family remain devastated by his passing and have no wish to comment in relation to any such speculation, whether current or in the future.”
George Michael was found dead on Christmas Day aged 53. The late artist’s manager confirmed the singer’s cause of death as heart failure but a postmortem last Thursday proved inconclusive. As the BBC reports, further tests are currently taking place to determine what led to the heart failure, but the results are unlikely to be known for several weeks.