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George Michael's partner confirms his Twitter was hacked following shocking tweets about the late star

British singer George Michael performs on stage during a charity gala for the benefit of Sidaction, at the Opera Garnier in Paris, on September 9, 2012.AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/GettyImages)
British singer George Michael performs on stage during a charity gala for the benefit of Sidaction, at the Opera Garnier in Paris, on September 9, 2012.AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/GettyImages)
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)
Tributes left outside the house in Oxfordshire of George Michael yesterday following the singer's death Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
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George Michael's partner has confirmed that his Twitter account was hacked on New Year's Day, with messages posted alleging the singer had committed suicide.

Fadi Fawaz, who had dated the Careless Whisper star since 2012, found the singer dead in bed at his home in Oxfordshire, England on Christmas Day.

Following Michael's tragic passing, Fawaz used his social media account to speak about the death, tweeting "ITs (sic) a xmas i will never forget finding your partner dead peacefully in bed first thing in the morning", and hit headlines once again on Sunday with messages which alleged that Michael had taken his own life.

"The only thing George wanted is to die. He tried numbers of times to kill himself many times and finally he managed," the messages read.

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)

"We loved each other very much and were together almost 24 hours a day."

However, Fawaz has now insisted that he was not responsible for the messages, and they were the work of a hacker.

"I am shocked with what's going on with the Twitter thing. My Twitter account has been hacked and closed," he told Britain's Daily Mirror Online.

"It's a bit scary to be honest. I did not send those tweets. I woke up at 11.30am to the news. I am not going to worry about these things."

Tributes left outside the house in Oxfordshire of George Michael yesterday following the singer's death Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Tributes left outside the house in Oxfordshire of George Michael yesterday following the singer's death Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Michael's post-mortem was carried out on Friday but the results were inconclusive, with a statement from Thames Valley Police revealing further tests will now be carried out to determine why the pop icon died.

"The cause of (Michael's) death is inconclusive and further tests will now be carried out," the statement, obtained by the Press Association, read. "The results of these tests are unlikely to be known for several weeks.

"Thames Valley Police will now prepare a file for the Oxfordshire Coroner. Mr Michael's death is still being treated as unexplained but not suspicious."

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