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George Michael's Family Members Want His Body Returned For Funeral

Mar. 5 2017, Updated 4:46 p.m. ET

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George Michael's former lover has reportedly revealed that the late singer's relatives desperately want his body returned so they can have his funeral.

Kenny Goss told The Mirror that Michael's family members are anxious to finally lay him to rest, but his body is still undergoing toxicology tests.

And according to Goss,  the reason star died was that his body had just "given up" after years of drug abuse.

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Art dealer Goss said he flew from Texas to England to be with Michael's loved ones. He was Michael's boyfriend for 15 years before they split in 2009.

The two were still close friends and Goss, 58, said he was speaking to Michael right before his Christmas Day death at age 53.

"I think his body just gave up. All these years, it was just weak," Goss said. In his first major interview since Michael's death, Goss recalled, "When we split there was no big argument. It was a lovely relationship. I miss him."

As Radar has reported,  Michael's boyfriend at the time of his death, hairdresser Fadi Fawaz, 43, was grilled for weeks after the singer's shocking death. But police finally issued a statement clearing Fawaz of foul play. Still, some of Michael's relatives have raised questions about Fawaz, the person who found the star dead at his home in the UK.

Radar has also reported that family members have vowed to ban Fawaz from the funeral, although Fawaz denied that.

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Meanwhile, old beau Goss said he decided to do an interview after receiving a "sign" from Michael—one of the late musician's favorite songs, Dolly Parton’s "Jolene" played on the radio.

Goss said Michael's sisters "are doing as well as can be expected….I’ll be there for the funeral. We just want the funeral to happen. We just want closure…."

Initial toxicology results were ­reportedly inconclusive and more tests are being carried out to determine the cause of Michael's death.

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