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George Michael’s ex Kenny Goss wins share of late star’s £98m fortune

'Freedom' singer George left Goss nothing in his will when he died on Christmas Day 2016.

By Jamie Tabberer

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: EMI

George Michael‘s ex-partner Kenny Goss has won a share of the late music icon’s fortune, according to reports.

‘Freedom’ singer George died on Christmas Day 2016 at the age of 53, leaving a £98m estate. He left Goss nothing in his will.

During his court battle with trustees, Goss, 62, reportedly demanded £15,000 a month, claiming he gave up his career to support Michael, and that Michael supported him financially even after they separated for good.

“He won’t get a penny”

High Court documents state the case has been settled on a “confidential” basis, according to the Daily Mirror, with all sides paying their own lawyers’ costs. Goss was suing under the Inheritance Act 1975.

As per the Daily Mail, after Michael’s death, his family said of Goss: “He won’t get a penny.” 

Kenny and George met at an LA restaurant in 1988, becoming a couple in 1996. They broke up in 2009 after a relationship lasting 13 years.

Speaking on stage during a gig, George later said of Kenny: “In truth, Kenny and I haven’t been together for two and a half years. I love him very much. This man has brought me a lot of joy and pain.

“My love life has been a lot more turbulent than I’ve ever let on, and I’m so sad about my relationship with Kenny. I’m sorry for any pain.”

A post-mortem found George died of natural causes as the result of a dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and a fatty liver. Fadi Fawaz, Michael’s subsequent partner, and his Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley were also left out of the will.

The star is remembered for hits including ‘Faith’, ‘Outside’ and ‘Fast Love’.