Report: George Michael’s Godchildren to Receive Some of His Estate
George Michael’s fortune, which is estimated to be worth about $128 million, will be left to his godchildren—of which many are the sons or daughters of his celebrity friends.
Roman and Harley Kemp, the children of Wham! bandmate Shirlie Holliman and Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp, will receive some of his estate, according to the New York Post. Michael was slated to meet with Holliman’s family on the day after Christmas Day.
Michael died at the age of 53 on Christmas. His publicist said he died of heart failure.
Geri Halliwell’s daughter Bluebell might also receive a portion of his estate, according to the report.
“Vanderpump Rules” star James Kennedy is a godchild of Michael, but the two haven’t seen each other for a while. “I’m heartbroken we never got to speak again after so many years, I can’t believe this has happened, please watch over me in heaven Godfather,” Kennedy wrote on Instagram, according to the Post.
Michael’s sisters Melanie and Yioda and his partner will also receive some of his fortune.
Part of Michael’s estate includes a $6.1 million Oxfordshire home—where he died on Sunday, a $9.8 million home near London, a $3 million home in Los Angeles, and a $4.3 million beach home in Sydney, Australia. It’s not yet clear what will happen to the properties.
Childline founder Esther Rantzen said Michael gave royalties from his 1996 hit “Jesus To A Child” to the charity along with many other donations.
“Over the years he gave us millions and we were planning next year, as part of our 30th anniversary celebrations to create, we hoped, a big concert in tribute to him—to his artistry, to his wonderful musicality but also to thank him for the hundreds of thousands of children he helped,” she said, AP reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.