George Michael’s neighbours struggling to raise Christmas spirit after his death

George Michael ‘s tragic passing is still having a huge impact on his neighbours when it comes to raising Christmas spirit.

The Wham! star was found dead on Christmas Day in 2016.

And ever since then, residents have struggled to find the funds for the festive lights that bring a bit of sparkle to their streets.

An estate agent in Highgate, North London, is now hoping that other famous residents will chip in as George did for many years.

It costs £10,000 to install and take down the lights every year, and it’s hoped that some of the other celebrities living in the posh suburb, including Liam Gallagher, Jude Law, Kate Moss and Jamie Oliver, will help cover the cost.

Estate agent Chris Underhill told The Sun he’d been struggling to fund the festive display since George died.

He said: "We have a number of local celebrities, such as Jamie Oliver and Jude Law, and I am sure that they enjoy the lights.

"It would be great if they could step up to help us."

So far, the money saved for this year’s lights is £3,000 short.

Meanwhile, an new album from George is almost ready for release.

The star, who died aged 53, had started creating a new album in 2011 and had told how it would reflect "gay men’s relationship with dance music".

And, according to his pal David Austin, the highly anticipated tracks will "definitely see the light of day".

He said: "There are dance tracks he recorded and there are some finished products. There are some beautiful finished masters there."

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