Kenny Goss, the 59-year-old man who was in a romantic relationship with George Michael for 15 years, is allegedly claiming a portion of the celebrity’s $140 million fortune.
Michael, who was found dead by his then-partner Fadi Fawaz on December 25, 2016, left all of his money and properties to his sisters Melanie and Yioda.
According to Page Six, that fact didn’t please Goss, who helped the Wham! singer endure his toughest times and considered that he should have been given at least a part of the fortune. Since that didn’t happen, Goss hired lawyers to help him with his case.
As reported by a friend of Goss whose name was not revealed by Page Six, Michael used to tell Goss that he would always look after him.
The unnamed friend added that since Goss and Michael were together for a long time, Goss looked after the troubled singer a lot. He didn’t feel that the will reflected all he did for Michael, though.
According to Michael’s biography published by The Biography Channel, he and Goss started their relationship in 1996. At that point, Goss was a former cheerleader coach and an Adidas sports clothing executive.
Later, in 2005, they opened the Goss Gallery for contemporary art in Dallas, Texas. The couple owned houses in Hollywood, Dallas, and North London, but they never got married or registered their relationship as a civil partnership.
Apart from Goss, Fawaz, the 45-year-old Lebanese hairdresser who lived with Michael for five years until he died, is also challenging the will for a part of the singer’s fortune.
One of the most interesting aspects about Michael’s passing is that, due to the delay of the post-mortem information, his funeral was held on March 29, 2017, more than three months after the day he died.
A senior coroner in Oxfordshire revealed that the Wham! singer’s death was the result of a dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and a fatty liver, reported CBS News.