George Michael to be buried next to mother
George Michael will be buried next to his beloved mother.
The 53-year-old singer died suddenly from heart failure at his Oxfordshire, South East England, home on Christmas Day (25.12.16) and his final resting place will be the family plot in Highgate cemetery, North London, beside his mother Lesley, who died from cancer in 1997.
A source told The Sun: "George's love for his mother remained as strong as it had always been, and he always said he hoped he would be able to be with her again.
"It's what he would have wanted.
"George Michael's family have a private plot where his mother is buried - and there is currently space within it for further burials."
George was extremely close to his mother and previously admitted that after she died in 1997 there would've been a "very strong possibility" he could have taken his own life had it not been for the support of his then partner Kenny Goss.
Meanwhile, George's family have released a statement, thanking fans for the "incredible outpouring of love" following his death.
The statement read: "The family and close friends of George have been touched beyond words by the incredible outpouring of love for him in the hours and days since his death.
"For someone whose life was ultimately about his music and the love he had for his family and friends, his fans and the world at large, there could be no more fitting tribute than the many kind words that have been said and the numerous plays his records have received.
"Contrary to some reports, there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, and from the bottom of our hearts we thank those who, rightly, have chosen to celebrate his life and legacy at this most distressing of times."