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George Michael's Family Asks Fans to Remove Memorial Shrines

A grassy square across from Michael's London house is bedecked in bouquets candles, flags and handwritten messages for the singer

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 28: Tributes of flowers, photographs and candles are left outside the home of pop music icon George Michael in The Grove, Highgate on December 28, 2016 in London, England. Singer George Michael died on Christmas day in his country home in Oxfordshire at the age of 53 on December 25. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

    George's Michael's family is asking fans to remove flowers, photos and other tributes left outside the late singer's two homes.

    A grassy square across from Michael's London house is bedecked in bouquets candles, flags and handwritten messages for the singer, who died in December 2016.

    Similar offerings have been left outside the house in Goring, 50 miles (80 kilometers) from London, where Michael died.

    In a post Wednesday on Michael's website , his father, sisters and friend David Austin said they were touched by the tributes, but felt they couldn't ask neighbors "to continue to accept as normality, the memorials so personal to you all, to remain as and where they are any longer."

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    They asked fans to remove the tributes by May 27, "leaving any you wish us to have."