The Independent London Newspaper
19th October 2017

Shrine to George Michael continues to grow in Highgate village

    Fans of the singer are still arriving with flowers, flags, cards and memorabilia

     
    Published: 19 January, 2017
    By DAN CARRIER

    A MOUNTAIN of tributes to George Michael just keeps growing with fans from around the world continuing to head to the late singer’s Highgate home to leave flowers, cards, messages and Wham! memorabilia.

    The size of the giant shrine has led to new calls for a permanent memorial in the village. Mr Michael, 53, died on Christmas Day and the global-selling popstar’s home has become a shrine for people to share their grief.

    Flowers, Cypriot flags, candles, and messages are placed daily at the house in The Grove. The singer’s Range Rover has had messages scrawled over it in lipstick and hand-made posters adorn railings. 

    A Camden Council spokesman told the New Journal the sprawling memorial was on private property, and added: “The removal of any tributes is undertaken sensitively after speaking to the family. No discussions have taken place yet.”

    It is believed Mr Michael’s final resting place could be Highgate Cemetery. Meanwhile, a petition to have a permanent statue erected outside his home has reached more than 3,500 signatures. The Town Hall added that they would offer guidance to anyone seeking to build a permanent memorial. 

     

    Comments

    George Michael memorial

    I totally agree there should be some kind of
    memorial put in place for this wonderful man
    He was gifted with an amazing talent and gave
    the public all of who he was, I'm certain he would
    love to leave something as a reminder of him for
    his loyal fans
    Miss you George

    Add my name
    Please

    Anne McCristall

    LEFT THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

    Gifted, generous, compassionate strong in fights he believed in yet vulnerable. Proved to be more of a man than the homophobic critics.

    Please Andros, keep your suspicions to yourself until after the tox results, don't make it harder for any investigator to keep an open mind and investigate 'without prejudice'.

    No examples of a life more worthy of a memorial.

    Now give him the justice he deserves, make sure there was no foul play and let him rest in peace.

    Thank you George for being who you are, privileged to have lived through the same era.

    God bless you.

    A
    x

    I will miss him. Great man.

    I will miss him. Great man. And kind man. Fan Sharon xx

    George Michael Memorial

    I, like many a well known George fan, woke up on Christmas Day to a large number of number of text messages from close friends and family telling my George had died. A deep state of shock and sadness hit me, knowing George would never share with me again his truly beautiful voice and the opportunity to see his amazing stage presence live. I had grown up with George since the 80's with his music forming the foundations of my life. I just wish we had heard and seen more of him as I know there was more he wanted to share with us all. A part of me died on that Christmas morning. It is only fitting that his many loved fans should have the opportunity to express their grief and love for George with his home in Highgate being a fitting place to do this. In time, a dedicated memorial outside his home should be erected to enable this to continue.

    George Michael

    I will miss you forever x

    Why have you left me alone?

    Why have you left me alone? Heartbroken.

    We will.surely you miss your

    We will.surely you miss your angelic.voice. keep on singing with the Angels in heaven. Love from the Fair shores of South Africa x0x0x0

    George Michael memorial

    Can't believe you're gone doesn't seem real you were a big part of everyones life growing up

    I've loved George Michael for

    I've loved George Michael for 33 years, since I was 12 years old, I've been a life long loving, loyal & dedicated massive fan. He's has a massive impact on my life. He was the most kind, generous, thoughtful & sensitive person who provided us all with the most amazing, stunning voice. Such a talent & sad loss to the world. The world will never shine quite so bright again! Love & sympathies to Jack, Melanie, Yioda, Alex & David. George i'll love you always & forever.
    Anne-Marie. xxx
    Nottinghamshire

    GM Memorial

    He brought so much not only to London, but to the UK, and the world. He was an amazing singer-songwriter who brought such memories, support and happiness to so many poeple; and his kindness and incredible generosity has touched so many. Life will not be the same without George. So many of us living abroad would love to come to his home in the near future, so a memorial seems so fitting.

    Loving fan, Kirsti Hodson, Switzerland.

    Memorial for George Yes please. He was the best!

    "If Jesus Christ is alive and well
    Then how come George and Elvis are dead?"
    RIP wonderful George.

    I can't listen the songs the

    I can't listen the songs the way I did before.It 's to painful.

    Statue

    Please add my name to the petition for the statue, I agree with everyone, George Michael deserves the statue, His music has had an impact in my life and without his music, I don't think I would have survived. .R I P.
    Jennie Sinwell United States of America. ..

    George Michael memorial

    We need a memorial for George. Not only did he touch so many lives with his music, he spoke out for what he believed in. I remember seeing him interviewed on the BBC in 2003 about Iraq and Palestine with Tim Sebastian who was so rude to him, but George held his own and got the better of him. It's important that people like George who have influence speak out about injustice, I wish there were more like him. I will always remember him and will always be gutted that he died too young.

    Memorial

    .memorial should be created. A wonderful, wonderful person. Huge loss for us all.

    He was the most amazing

    He was the most amazing caring man in the world...he deserves something good... I love and miss you so much George... RIP my Angel...

    He was the most amazing

    He was the most amazing caring man in the world...he deserves something good... I love and miss you so much George... RIP my Angel...

    RIP GEORGE MICHAEL

    Someone who has generated as much love as George is because he deserves to be loved. NO DOUBT.

    I miss George Michael a lot.

    I miss George Michael a lot. Love Sharon xx a big fan of his xx

    Thanks for just being you,

    Thanks for just being you, very very special.
    We all loved your music for so many years but don't think anyone realized how very lonely you must have been.
    We went to your lovely home in Gorring to pay our respects what a very emotional time that was, lovely but so sad.
    You were taken far far too young just like the best always are.
    Sweet dreams you very beautiful George we all loved you so very much. Much love Suzanne Gowland xxxx

    george michael should have a

    george michael should have a Staute out side his home for people to have memories in his music.freddie mercury has a bronze Staute in montral

    Beautiful man inside and out

    Everything about George was beautiful his songs his voice his face and his heart I'm devastated at his sudden loss and will miss him forever I hope people who maybe didn't get him take another look at him now when it's know common knowledge what a wonderful kind man he was and what a truly gifted singer/songwriter and performer he was
    Never forgotten beautiful George
    Hope you truly rest in peace
    Susie py

    the lovely George

    Love and miss you so much George.I'm never gonna dance again,the way I danced with you ❤

    London deserves

    George was special. He appealed across ages, genders, cultural backgrounds, and musical tastes. London deserves a long term memorial for one of its special sons. Moira - New Zealander who lived in London in the 80s and 90s

    REST IN PEACE MY DEAR GEORGE!

    REST IN PEACE MY DEAR GEORGE! I'M SURE YOU STILL FOLLOWING A STAR IN THE UNIVERSE THAT YOU'LL ALWAYS STOP LIGHTING, WEAR YOU WITH MY KIND! TAKE WITH YOU A KISS OF MINE.

    Bye George!

    REST IN PEACE MY DEAR GEORGE! I'M SURE YOU STILL FOLLOWING A STAR IN THE UNIVERSE THAT YOU'LL ALWAYS STOP LIGHTING, WEAR YOU WITH MY KIND! TAKE WITH YOU A KISS OF MINE.

    George Michael memorial

    Of all the great stars that we lost, George Michael was the only one I cried for.. kept playing "praying for time" so sad

    Love George Michael

    We were all so lucky to have heard his awesome music, watch him transform from teen heartthrob to handsome adult. I pray for his family. I hope they find their answers soon. It won't bring him back but it will give them and the rest of the world who loves him so much peace. I grew up listening to Wham and I will admit a piece of my childhood died that day as I believe it happen to so many others. We still have music, it will live forever in our minds and in our hearts. God Bless you George Michael!! WE LOVE YOU!!

    So much beauty in one person

    You made the world a better place.
    It's only fair you'll live forever in our hearts.
    Love you, George.

    My thoughts to Jack, Melanie and Yioda.

    I will miss his beautiful

    I will miss his beautiful voice

    George Michael memorial

    Such an inspirational artist and philanthropist. With his selfless generosity in his life music and charity work it is only fitting to be immortalised for all of his followers and supporters. I am 100% behind a memorial

    Beloved George

    Everytime I think of you, I have tears in my eyes. I know one day we will died but I wasn't ready to lose you to soon. Listen to your voice, does comfort me. To have you here alive and well would make me so happy. Without understanding before.,i feel in love with your voice, now I understand each word you said I find who you are and feel connected. With all imperfections make you one of us. Still giving and doing so much without asking help. (Maybe you would be here us) I hope you could here us now to see and hear how much you touch us and how much we miss you. Rest in peace my dear George. You been loved.

    Letter

    I hope the letters all got there okay, too

    GEORGE MICHEAL memorial

    As he gave so much to his beloved charities and to the music industry its only fitting he be remembered and honered for the selfless work and love he gave to many thousands of people and charities around the world. Add my name.
    ANITA KIDD. Dublin IRELAND.

    George Michael Memorial

    I think it is a great idea! Add my name to the petition!
    Brenda Parks UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

    George micheal memorial

    Has to be done, really loved London did George, the best ever, life will not be the same with out him.
    Loving fan Karen

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