George Michael didn’t have any children — so according to reports, his massive $128 million estate is expected to be divided among his godchildren.
via Page Six:
Among those expected to get a share of the pop icon’s fortune include Roman and Harley Kemp — kids of Wham! bandmate Shirlie Holliman and Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp, The Daily Mail reported.
Michael was supposed to get together with Holliman’s family on Boxing Day Monday before his shocking death.
Roman told The Mail that Michael was “family to him” and someone he had known his entire life.
Geri Halliwell’s daughter Bluebell could also be in line for a cut, The Daily Mirror reported, although it’s Michael’s former lover, Kenny Goss, named as Bluebell’s godfather and not the late Wham! singer despite his close ties to the former Spice Girls star.
“Vanderpump Rules” star James Kennedy was another of Michael’s godchildren, though the two had not seen each other in some time. “I’m heartbroken we never got to speak again after so many years, I can’t believe this has happened, please watch over me in heaven Godfather,” Kennedy wrote on Instagram.
Michael’s sisters Melanie and Yioda and boyfriend Fadi Fawaz are expected to be left money.
Michael’s wealth includes the $6.1 million Oxfordshire home where he died on Sunday, a $9.8 million home in north London, a $3 million crib in Los Angeles and a $4.3 million beach home in Sydney.
Authorities have not officially declared Michael’s cause of death, but have said it wasn’t suspicious or the result of foul play.
His manager has only said the pop icon died of “heart failure.”
Let’s hope the division of George Michael’s estate goes peacefully.