Sunday 30 April 2017

George Michael's boyfriend described him as 'cold' and 'beyond help' in leaked 999 call

Singer George Michael (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Singer George Michael (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
George Michael's partner Fadi Fawaz at Anna Casa Interiors celebrating the showroom redesign and launch of Caroline True collection at Anna Casa Interiors on April 30, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Anna Casa Interiors)
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Geoge Michael's boyfriend's described him as "beyond help" and "blue" in a leaked 999 recording of the morning he found the singer's body on Christmas Day.

Michael was discovered by Fadi Fawaz, who he had been dating for six years, and is determined to have died of congestive heart failure.

In the call which was leaked to The Sun, he is heard saying: "I've been trying to wake him up for the last hour but it's not possible. He's gone. He's blue. He's cold."

Fawaz added the legendary singer was "beyond help", describing him as "very stiff" and says he tried to wake him for an hour before calling emergency services.

George Michael's partner Fadi Fawaz at Anna Casa Interiors celebrating the showroom redesign and launch of Caroline True collection at Anna Casa Interiors on April 30, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Anna Casa Interiors)
George Michael's partner Fadi Fawaz at Anna Casa Interiors celebrating the showroom redesign and launch of Caroline True collection at Anna Casa Interiors on April 30, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Anna Casa Interiors)

He confirmed the singer's Oxfordshire address and he is urged by the operator not to contact anyone else until authorities arrive.

An investigation is now underway to determine how the audio was released to the press.

A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: "South Central Ambulance Service has been informed about the release of the tape of a 999 call... and have launched an immediate investigation."

"As Thames Valley Police are preparing a file for the coroner we are also liaising with Thames Valley Police and are therefore not able to comment further at this time," the Thames Valley Police echoed.

In an interview with the Telegraph after the Freedom singer's death, Fadi 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."

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