George Michael's Partner Denies Tweeting That Singer Killed Himself

Account was hacked, Fadi Fawaz says
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2017 1:15 PM CST
This Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 file photo shows tributes left outside the home of British musician George Michael in London.   (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

(Newser) – On Sunday morning, a series of tweets posted to the Twitter account of George Michael's partner, Fadi Fawaz, indicated Michael took his own life. "The only thing George wanted is to DIE ... he tired [sic] numbers of time to kill himself many times ... and finally he managed," read some of the tweets captured in screenshots by Mashable. Fawaz's Twitter account was deleted soon thereafter. But Fawaz tells the Daily Mirror he didn't write the tweets: "I am shocked with what's going on with the Twitter thing. My Twitter account has been hacked and closed." There is no official word yet on the cause of death for the 53-year-old singer. (Read more George Michael stories.)

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |