A year after the sudden death of pop singer George Michael, the stream outside his London homes was non-stop, as people came from throughout the world to pay tribute to their favorite singer.
The overflow of tributes— flowers, photographs, handwritten notes, candles— even musical instruments— were left at both his home in London, as well as in Goring-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, where he was found dead on Christmas Day last year.
Maria Christodoulou flew all the way from Nicosia, Cyprus, where the singer had roots.
“I couldn’t think of a better place to spend my Christmas than honoring this great man who has helped so many on his father’s birth island,” Chriostodoulou wrote in an email to The Pappas Post.
She referenced his tireless support of people with Thalassemia, an affliction that has a high rate of those affected on Cyprus, where Michael’s father emigrated from.
The singer’s family also thanked fans earlier in the week in an official statement posted on his social media platforms and website, including a childhood photo of George.
The message said: “This Christmas will be hard without him, but we know that we are not alone in our mourning the anniversary of his loss, and that the sadness of our wider family, and true friends, is shared by many of you.”
They urged fans to, in memory of the star, “take a moment and a deep breath and say those ‘I Love You’s’ out loud”.
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