George Michael's family is asking fans to remove flowers, photos and other tributes left outside the late singer's two homes.
The grassy square across from Michael's Highgate home is bedecked in bouquets candles, flags and handwritten messages for the singer.
Similar offerings have been left outside the home 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.
However they felt that they couldn't ask neighbours 'to continue to accept as normality, the memorials so personal to you all, to remain as and where they are any longer.'
They asked fans of the singer to remove the tributes, which include flowers and framed pictures of the singer, by May 27.
A statement, written by Mr Michael's sisters Mel and Yioda, father Jack and friend David Austin, said that they were 'touched by your many tributes celebrating and remembering' him.
'However, we feel we cannot expect our Highgate and Goring neighbours to continue to accept as normality, the memorials so personal to you all, to remain as and where they are any longer.'
They requested that supporters, who call themselves 'lovelies', to instead make a donation to charity as an alternative tribute.
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