George Michael to be buried next to mother

Indo Asian News Service

London, March 12 (IANS) Late singer George Michael will reportedly be laid to rest alongside his mother Lesley Angold at Highgate Cemetery in North London.

Family members are understood to be considering the possibility of holding a service either on or close to Mother's Day on March 26. Angold, a professional dancer, passed away aged 60 in 1997 following a battle with cancer.

The Sunday People newspaper claimed his sister Melanie, 55, is organising the "heartfelt and intimate funeral" with flowers and catering already arranged, reports dailymail.co.uk

"Lesley was George's world so it is fitting that they should now be together. George would always make a big deal out of Mother's Day. He loved her so much and he would spend a lot of time talking to her there. The cemetery has a very special place in his heart," said a source.

According to dailymail.co.uk, Former Spice Girl Geri Horner, 44, one of Michael's closest friends, will reportedly give a reading at the service.

The area is close to Michael's luxurious 10 million pound Highgate mansion.

Michael was found dead at the age of 53 at his home in Oxfordshire, England, on Christmas Day last year. The pop star's official cause of death was recorded as "dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and a fatty liver".

--IANS

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