George Michael has finally been laid to rest in a private funeral in London, three months after his death on Christmas Day last year, his publicist says.
Several funeral cars with blacked-out windows arrived and later left Highgate Cemetery in north London, reporters said. British media also said Michael’s mother was also buried there.
Born in London in 1963 as Georgios Kyriacos Panayiatou, son of a Greek Cypriot immigrant father and English mother, Michael became one of the best-selling British recording artists of all time.
He sold over 115 million records worldwide by the time of his death.
The outside gates of Highgate Cemetery, were covered to restrict the view of the private ceremony.
“Family and close friends gathered for the small, private ceremony to say goodbye to their beloved son, brother and friend,” a family statement from the singer’s publicist said, without confirming the venue.
“George Michael’s family would like to thank his fans across the world for their many messages of love and support.”
Earlier this month, as Greek City Times reported, a coroner said the popular singer had died of natural causes and there was no further need for inquiries into his death at the age of 53.