New details have emerged about the day George Michael was found dead in his England home.
According to People, the singer's body was discovered by his boyfriend, Fadi Fawaz.
Fawaz, a celebrity hairstylist, revealed the news on Twitter to his 16,000 fans. He wrote,
ITs a xmas i will never forget finding your partner dead peacefully in bed first thing in the morning.. I will never stop missing you xx
As People points out, Fawaz's Twitter profile is not verified, but George Michael's verified account does follow the page.
George Michael's death was confirmed by the Thames Valley Police on Sunday, December 25. A spokesperson for the force said,
Sadly, a 53-year-old man was confirmed deceased at the scene. At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.
Michael's publicist released a heartbreaking statement to People, saying,
It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period. The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time.
Since hearing the tragic news, several celebrities have posted tributes in honor of the "Careless Whisper" singer.
Elton John, who was good friends with Michael, posted an emotional message on Instagram.
I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend – the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family, friends and all of his fans. @GeorgeMichael #RIP
As previously reported by Elite Daily, George Michael suffered a drug addiction and became severely ill in 2011 with pneumonia.
At the time, he opened up about the experience to MailOnline and said,
It almost killed me. On a subconscious level, it was very frightening and I'll probably never feel quite as safe in life again. But I also remember experiencing incredible guilt for my family and friends, because they literally spent weeks not knowing whether I was going to make it.
We will always remember you, George Michael. Rest in peace.