Pop Star George Michael to be Finally Laid to Rest on Sunday with Greek Orthodox Burial

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With his official death certificate and cause of death officially released— more than two and a half months after his death, beloved pop singer George Michael will finally be laid to rest in a traditional Greek Orthodox burial that is believed to be officiated by “top Greek Orthodox clerics” in the United Kingdom.

The death certificate used his birth name, Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, but referred to the star being otherwise known as George Michael and the body was released to his sister, Panayiota Panayiotou, according to the public documents.

A source not authorized to speak publicly and asking to remain anonymous who works at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain said that “top Greek Orthodox clerics” at the Archdiocese, which oversees the British Isles parishes, were involved in burial plans and that the funeral could take place as early as this Sunday.

The British media have speculated that Michael could be laid to rest at Highgate Cemetery where his mother Lesley is buried, but the family has kept all details of date and location quiet.

The singer’s official cause of death was recorded on the certificate as ‘dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and a fatty liver’, crushing speculation and tabloid reports that drugs were involved.

Death certificate naming the deceased as Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou

Following Michael’s passing, details emerged of his tremendous philanthropy, including his passionate support of a Greek charity that supports people with Thalassemia, an blood disorder that has affected many of his own friends and family who hail from Cyprus.

Even months after the singer’s death, the scene outside his home continues to be a pilgrimage site for beloved fans from throughout the world.

Outside George Michael’s house, where fans have come from throughout the world to pay tribute to the pop star.

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  1. America and england is not the same with out my precious angel George Michael. My life is not the same with out George Michael. Why did god have to take my love George Michael? I love George Michael very much forever. I am in so much pain because George Michael passed away. I am 100 percent heart broken because George passed away. God bless you George Michael my love you brought me so much happiness and you had the voice of a angel! Rest in peace George Michael you are in my prayers and in my dreams forever. George Michael you were the most gorgeous man that I have ever seen.

  2. I find it so hard to believe that he is gone. I am also 53 and love him from the first day I saw him. His music helped me trough difficult times. Such great talent and so beautiful inside and outside. He will be missed so much. Rest in peace my love. I will never forget you and your angelic voice💔

  3. Tina Atkinson on

    I have loved this man since I was 12. 22 years n I feel like my world has been cheated
    Peace to U, George

  4. Parminder Sekhon on

    A supernova that now sparkles in Heaven. Rest in peace. Thank you for the wonderful music and memories.

  5. Diane Roberts on

    So glad he’s laid to rest.. ….loved this man I was a wham girl in the eighties..still have all my photos of Mr Michael…gonna miss him sleep tightly 😘😗😍

  6. Really miss you George you will be in my heart forever beautiful man in every way rip my lovely 💔💔💔xxx

  7. Over 30 years you have been my man. Words can’t express how sad I am. Your music will live on forever. Sweet dreams George. Always remember ‘You have been loved’ ❤😢❤😢❤

  8. So very hard to accept that you are gone George. You have given this world so much for so many years. We always loved you no matter what garbage the media tried putting out there. We loved you for who you were and now you will be singing with the angels and you will be with your momma and your uncle and Anselmo. I’ll be thinking of your family and sending prayers that they will have strength. I will be playing and sharing your music daily. God blessed you with so much talent. May God continue to bless you lovely. I will miss you. xoxoxo 💕🌷🎶

  9. I am sorry you had to leave this earth too early, but I hope you are at peace and will live forever again one day just as you will live on in people’s hearts. RIP George ! You were a true talent and gentleman !

  10. George is everything!
    He was the most beautful man I ever saw!
    Gorgeous inside, as well with his generosity.
    I am so sad for his sisters, father and Kenny! I feel like I know him thru his penetratable music.
    I felt it thru my heart , mind & soul.
    Rest my lovely! Now you can be with your mom and Anselmo,
    You work here lives on thru your beautiful voice and lyrics!
    Go sing & dance in heaven! We will always love and miss you more than you can ever ever know,
    So glad you sent Kenny a sign and he came forward!
    Xxxxxooo, you are loved

  11. I love you George, beautiful man with beautiful soul and angelic voice. Be happy, whereever you are ❤❤❤ Thank you for your wonderful music, this music will be every day with me.

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