The sad news of George Michael, Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou’s passing has shocked fans around the world. Many of these people have visited his home in Highgate North London, to make their tributes, to lay-down flowers, cards, candles and personal messages. You will see a Greek and a Cypriot flag put on the fence’s gate to make the point visibly he was one of their own.
With fans silently reflecting and contemplating his career, his musical achievements and even his kindness and generosity for charity, in his 53 years on this planet.
This included the singer pledging his signed-discs for London Greek Radio‘s Radiomarathon appeal.
A petition which has been circulating on Facebook has been launched by Mr John Vasiliou on change.org under the heading, ‘We the fans want a George Michael’s statue outside his Highgate Home.’
Mr Vasiliou who is a driving instructor and owns a hair salon with his wife, in Muswell Hill, he saw the last ever Wham! Concert, makes a super fan in our book. He would like nothing more than to have a permanent installation as a way of honouring the man and his work, every time to see it, at The Grove, in Highgate, George Michael’s house.
Mr Vasiliou stating: ‘A statue of George Michael to be erected outside the home of George Michael in Highgate in honour of the music & songs he wrote for all his fans and for being an anonymous philanthropist to his community and various charities.’
3,572 plus people have placed their signature on this petition in the weeks since the singer’s death on the 25th December 2016, Christmas day.
The petition will be handed to the Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party Teresa May MP at 10 Downing Street, London, January 2017.