REMEMBERED: Fans have been asked by the singer’s family to allow them privacy to pay tribute
The Wham! singer’s family have also tried to keep the area clear so they can hold private vigils there to remember him in peace.
There were even worries grave robbers might target the burial plot as George’s death has attracted swarms of obsessive fans to the area.
Even though the spot is still not marked with a headstone, fans of the singer, right, have shared its location online.
Photos have shown a heart-shaped plaque that reads: “Dear cousin, Beautiful memories treasured forever of the happy times we spent together.”
It is believed his family are waiting a year before erecting George’s headstone to allow the ground time to settle.
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“George’s fans are really militant, and want to flock to his grave to pay their respects”
An unnamed source
A source said: “George’s fans are really militant, and want to flock to his grave to pay their respects.
“But the family don’t want anyone at this time of year when they want to hold their own private vigils at his grave.
“They have paid for extra security in the Christmas period to keep their tribute private and stop the grave potentially being ruined by fans trampling round it.
“It sounds dramatic that the grave is under 24/7 security – but that is pretty standard for celebrity graves.”
It is understood George’s close family held a commemoration at his graveside on Christmas Day as George was found dead, aged 53, one year ago at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
George’s on-off lover Fadi Fawaz, 44, who found the singer’s body, was reportedly warned not to go to his grave on Christmas Day.
The late star’s fans have already left thousands of bunches of flowers and other tributes along the road outside his Highgate home.
Although the north London cemetery’s east wing is public, George has been buried in the west cemetery which is only accessible via a £12 guided tour that lasts 70 minutes.
George’s estate is largely controlled by older sister Melanie Panayioutou, 55, to whom he left his £10million mansion, near where he is buried beside their mother.