George Michael’s ex lover Fadi Fawaz is fined £800 after smashing window of beauty salon in ‘unprovoked’ attack days before anniversary of singer’s death
- Fadi Fawaz, 44, shattered window at Le Fix Natural Beauty salon in Fitzrovia
- The attack on December 21 came days before the anniversary of George’s death
- Fawaz claimed he did not mean to damage window which cost £800 to repair
- Hairdresser Fawaz found the Wham! singer dead in his Oxfordshire home in 2016
George Michael’s ex-lover Fadi Fawaz has been fined £800 for smashing the window of a beauty salon in a ‘senseless’ and ‘unprovoked’ attack, a court was told.
Fawaz, 44, shattered the window at Le Fix Natural Beauty in well-heeled Fitzrovia, central London on December 21 – just days before the anniversary of George’s death.
Hairdresser Fawaz – who found the Wham! singer dead in his Oxfordshire home in 2016 – claimed he was attempting to clear the pavement and did not mean to damage the window which cost £800 to repair.
But Fawaz, who lives in Islington, north London, pleaded guilty to criminal damage and was ordered to pay the cost of repairs.
George Michael’s ex-lover Fadi Fawaz (pictured) smashed the window of a beauty salon in a ‘senseless’ and ‘unprovoked’ attack, a court was told
He turned himself in to Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on March 13 after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest when he did not show up to four previous hearings.
After sentencing, senior prosecutor Krista Cronshaw said: ‘This was a totally unprovoked and senseless attack just before Christmas last year.
‘Businesses are going through a difficult time because of the pandemic and incidents like this just add to the worry.
‘I’m glad Fadi Fawaz pleaded guilty and hope it gives some peace of mind to the shop owner.’
Fawaz, 44, shattered the window at Le Fix Natural Beauty (pictured) in well-heeled Fitzrovia, central London on December 21 – just days before the anniversary of George’s death
Court documents detailing the offence read: ‘Without lawful excuse, damaged a window to the value of £800 intending to destroy or damage such property or being reckless as to whether such property would be destroyed or damaged.’
Fawaz – who counted Naomi Campbell and the Pussycat Dolls among his clients – found Michael, 53, dead in bed on Christmas Day, 2016.
Michael, whose real name was Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, left Fawaz nothing in his £96.7million will.
The pair met in 2009 and became lovers after the singer’s split from his long-term American partner Kenny Goss.
Hairdresser Fawaz – who found the Wham! singer (pictured with Fawaz in 2012) dead in his Oxfordshire home in 2016 – claimed he was attempting to clear the pavement and did not mean to damage the window which cost £800 to repair
Australian-born Fawaz is said to have first met George Michael in 2009.
It is believed they were dating from 2012 onward, after the ‘Faith’ singer split from long-term partner Kenny Goss.
On Christmas Day 2016, Fawaz found the singer dead in his home in Goring-on-Thames after attempting to wake him up so they could go to lunch.
At the time of Michael’s death aged 53, Fawaz claimed it was ‘suicide’.
Fawaz – who counted Naomi Campbell and the Pussycat Dolls among his clients – found the former Wham! star, 53, (pictured together) dead in bed on Christmas Day, 2016
But an inquest later ruled the singer died of natural causes and had dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.
Fawaz continued to live in the singer’s £5million London home until he was kicked out in 2018 after he was cut out of the Wham! star’s £98million fortune, it was reported at the time.
In August 2018, concerns were raised after a post on Fadi’s Facebook page suggested the hairdresser was homeless.
But family members later denied he was homeless.
Fadi’s niece Soumaya told MailOnline in September last year: ‘Maybe someone else hacked his Facebook or something, I don’t know.’
Asked if he is still in contact with them, she added: ‘Sure and we hear from other people how he is. He’s going to be OK.’
Fadi grew up in the Logan Central area of Brisbane but left aged 20 to work in Sydney, before moving to London.
Fadi Fawaz: Talented photographer whose life spiralled out of control after finding love of his life George Michael dead in bed on Christmas Day
Fadi Fawaz is said to have started dating George Michael in 2009, shortly after the star’s 13-year relationship with his American partner Kenny Goss, whom he’d spoken of marrying, ended.
Michael’s relationship with the Australian-born celebrity hairdresser and photographer remained private, and Michael only publicly announced that he had split from Goss in 2011 — two years after the event.
He and Fawaz were first pictured together — walking hand-in-hand —in 2015 in Switzerland, when Michael was reported to have checked in to the most expensive rehab clinic in the world, the Kusnacht Practice, costing £190,000 a month.
But tragically, on Christmas Day 2016, Fawaz found the singer dead in his home in Goring-on-Thames after attempting to wake him up so they could go to lunch.
In a statement at the time, Fawaz said he will ‘never stop missing’ Michael.
Fawaz was said to have been left scarred by the death of another close celebrity friend, Boyzone star Stephen Gately, who died from sudden adult death syndrome in 2009.
After Michael’s death, Mr Fawaz posted a link to a previously unreleased track by the singer called This Kind Of Love, but was reportedly forced to take it down when lawyers for Michael’s estate cited intellectual property rights.
Fawaz was by Michael’s side throughout his most recent crises.
Fawaz insisted he is not the author of tweets — since taken down — claiming that the star killed himself.
An inquest ruled the singer died of natural causes and had dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.
Fawaz later admitted taking pictures of the late singer’s dead body at his multi-million pound mansion.
In a video seen by the Daily Star, Fawaz reportedly said: ‘I took pictures of him when he was dead,’ after discovering him ‘cold and blue.’ He also claims that ‘people are out to get him’ over the images.
The publication claims that Fawaz shared the video on his own Facebook page before deleting them two hours later.
Fawaz was left out of the singer’s £97million will and lived at Michael’s home for three years after his death.
Michael’s relationship with the Australian-born celebrity hairdresser and photographer (pictured together) remained private, and Michael only publicly announced that he had split from Goss in 2011 — two years after the event
Michael is believed to have left his money and properties – including the house in Oxfordshire where he died – to his sisters Melanie and Yioda.
In July 2019, Fawaz was arrested by police after ‘standing on the roof’ of the singer’s £5million mansion.
Police and the fire brigade raced to the property after Fawaz was reportedly seen ‘topless’ on the late star’s home in Regent’s Park – just days after allegedly smashing the windows of the property.
He was arrested on suspicion of aggravated criminal damage and taken away in a police van.
Police said the home had suffered ‘extensive’ damage and had to enlist the help of firefighters to clear up leaking water.
Fawaz was said to have been left scarred by the death of another close celebrity friend, Boyzone star Stephen Gately, who died from sudden adult death syndrome in 2009
Then in September 2019 Fawaz’s family dismissed claims he was homeless and depressed in London and claimed he is ‘going to be OK’.
Fawaz was pictured pacing the street in Covent Garden amid claims he was sleeping rough after checking out of a £49-a-night Travelodge.
But relatives in Australia said they had been reassured by his friends that he was fine.
Then, in a series of disturbing tweets in October 2019, Fawaz claimed Michael was HIV positive and claimed his late lover did not write his own songs.
He wrote: ‘George Micheal was HIV+’.
He followed up his unsubstaniated claim saying: ‘We found out in Vienna after his illness.’
Mr Fawaz, whose Twitter bio reads simply ‘I will never stop missing you xxx’ then went on to allege: ‘He never wrote his own music he paid other people to make the music for him and pretended it was him. Not so talented after all ..’
He followed up the allegation with a selfie, insisting his account had not been hacked and said it was he who was sending the tweets.
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