George Michael’s lover had tried in vain to wake the pop star for an hour before placing a frantic 999 call, it has been revealed.
In the four minute call placed by Fadi Fawaz to the ambulance service, he tells them Michael was ‘blue’ and ‘cold’ and confirms resuscitation probably won’t help.
Mr Fawaz called the ambulance service and tells the call handler: ‘It’s George Michael, I think he’s dead.
He’s not breathing.
‘He is in bed. He is cold and he is blue.
‘He is very stiff.’
The call handler asks him: ‘Do you think he’s beyond help?’
In a call leaked to the Sun, Mr Fawaz continues: ‘He’s dead.’
‘He is stiff, yes.
‘I have been talking to him for the last hour.’
As the call handler tries to confirm the identity, he tells her: ‘It’s George Michael, you know, the singer.’
Mr Fawaz was told by police that he is no longer part of their investigation into the singer’s death at the beginning of this month.
The celebrity hairdresser was quizzed by Thames Valley Police in January as they tried to piece together the last hours of the star’s life before he died at his Oxfordshire home, aged 53.
Fawaz told them he spent Christmas Eve with the singer, but fell asleep in his car that night, only discovering he was dead when he went to wake him the following morning.
Mr Fawaz, 40, is viewed as a controversial figure by some members of the singer’s family after the claim of where he slept that night.
His nephew revealed Mr Fawaz called him shortly after he called the emergency services.
Josh Fawaz, a DJ, said he picked up his phone to hear his uncle sobbing after Mr Fawaz had called the police.
He told his nephew ‘Oh God, I think he’s dead’ when he found Michael was unresponsive.
The 28-year-old told the Australia Daily Telegraph: ‘I’ve never heard a grown man cry so much. Fadi called me saying “what am I going to do without him?”
‘They spent almost every day together for six years. He was so upset, he had been crying at the house beside George and I believe he found him dead.
‘I’m the first person to know that he (Michael) passed away.’
After his death, Michael’s publicist said: ‘It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period.
‘The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.’