George Michael 'became recluse because he hated the way he looked'
George Michael saw almost no one. Beloved, it seems, by the whole world, he had become genuinely reclusive over the past five years.
He was last seen on Christmas Eve, watching a torchlight procession from his windows as it reached the church which is next to his house in picturesque Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
One of his few regular visitors was his childhood best friend, the singer and songwriter David Austin. He would also periodically see his sisters, Melanie and Yioda. Only those closest to him were permitted to penetrate George Michael’s private screen.
On Christmas Eve, George didn’t go to midnight mass at the local church, although he had been in previous years. George’s boyfriend, Australian celebrity hair stylist Fadi Fawaz, had been seen in the village earlier that day.