Fans of the late George Michael want statue of him to be built outside his residence in London. The number of people requesting the monument is almost 3,000.
They have signed a petition demanding a life-size bronze statue to be put close to his home in The Grove, Highgate.
At the moment, 2,850 signatures have been acquired. Furthermore, a Facebook page has been created and hundreds of tributes for the late singer posted.
The memorial has been requested first by his dedicated fan, John Vasiliou, from Muswell Hill, who has been admiring the Wham! artist’s entire career.
“I have been a fan of his and I even went to the last ever Wham! concert,” Vasiliou stated.
“I used to want to look like George Michael and I had the earring back in the day. We all wanted to look like him!”
Therefore, as a way of honoring the artist’s good deeds when he was alive the fan though came up with this project.
“I think we should have the statue because he has done so much in the community, for the country and around the world – he did so much good.”
“It would be something for the fans to go to and pay their respects every year. I am trying to keep his legacy alive.”
“It is something I really believe in from the heart.”
Vasiliou is in talks with Camden councilors and he also plans to present the petition to Theresa May pretty soon.
The fan has also contacted Scott Eaton, the sculptor who did the Amy Winehouse statue in Camden, asking the artist if he would like to be a part of the project.
Other fans have paid their respects in their own ways, by wring touching tributes to Michael.
One particular fan wrote: “George Michael was a generous, talented and the great[est] icon that our country has ever had and he deserves to have this memorial as he will always be loved and missed. God bless George xxxx.”
Another post on the Facebook page says: “Since his passing, we the fans and public in general, have found out just how kind, generous and humble George Michael was. His generosity knew no bounds. We have lost a truly magnificent British icon, that should forever be remembered.”