Singer George Michael had $98 million when he died at age 53 on Christmas Day in 2016. Last month, it was reported that his estate was finally being divided, and that his boyfriend, Fadi Fawaz, wasn’t getting a single penny from his massive fortune. Now, it appears he’s gone berserk.
Fawaz, who met Michael in 2011, has been squatting in the singer’s $5 million house in London since his untimely death two and a half years ago, refusing to vacate the property despite repeated requests from the family. Now, he’s reportedly smashed the entire place to pieces.
Neighbors called police earlier this week when they heard crashing noises from inside the house then spotted Fawaz standing half naked on the roof as water gushed out of the front door.
Fawaz was arrested on suspicion of aggravated criminal damage after allegedly trashing the home.
“The damage inside the house is really bad,” one neighbor said. “Every fixture and fitting, every door and window, everything George left in there–it’s all completely destroyed.”
“Even the toilets and sinks have been smashed. There’s major damage to the walls and even the ceilings. This can’t have happened in just one night, he must have been systematically smashing the place up for a long time.”
A police spokesperson confirmed Fawaz had been arrested and that the damage to the property was “extensive.”
“Police were called on Tuesday, 23 July at around 7pm to a report of a man seen on the roof of an address,” the spokesperson said. “Officers attended and the man was no longer on the roof but inside the address, which had extensive damage.”
“I don’t know if he’s on something but he’s lost his head,” the neighbor said. “It’s such a shame because George loved that place and it used to be so beautiful.”
Earlier this month, Fawaz posted a bizarre video on Facebook showing his shadow flicking off the camera through a broken window on the property along with the caption: “What a nice day.”