Monday, 26 December 2016

George Michael was born in London N2

It is established that the George Michael, who died at Goring on Christmas Day, was born in June 1963 in East Finchley, London N2. According to various entries on the Web, he was born in Church Lane, and some state it was above a cafe. His father, Kyriacos Panayiotou, was said to be a Greek Cypriot restauranteur, who lived in Huntingdon Road, N2. George's mother was English. The family moved to north west London where George went to school, and then they moved to the Radlett area, near Watford, in Hertfordshire. It was in the area near Watford that George teamed up with his Bushey Meads school chum Andrew Ridgeley to form Wham.


Johli Baptist said...

Was he born in Church Lane or Huntingdon Road, East Finchley, N2? Has anyone seen his birth certificate?

johli baptist said...

George was christened Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou. He was born on 25 June 1963 in East Finchley. His mother, Lesley, was a dancer who is said to have had a Jewish mother. Lesley died of cancer in 1997, which deeply touched George and led to depression. His mother's grave is in Highgate Cemetery (west). George Michael wished to be buried with her.


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