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George Michael finished a documentary of his life days before he died

March 6, 2017

A documentary of George Michael’s life is to be delayed airing.

The popstar had recorded a doc of his life, putting the finishing touches to it days before he passed away.

The documentary is directed by Michael’s friend David Austin, wth contributions from his musical peers Sir Elton John and Stevie Wonder.

Now Channel 4 have said that it won’t be aired at its intended time of mid-march.

Michael’s body remains unburied as tests continue to establish what caused the star’s death.

It’s expected the body will be unburied for 13 weeks, after he died on Christmas Day.

An source told the Mirror: “This film feels like a huge part of George’s legacy.

“Although he is speaking and not singing, it could be seen as his final performance in terms of him making the film. He talks about areas of his life never previously discussed.

“It is vital the film does him justice. George has not had a funeral yet and with the transmission date just weeks away, the decision was made to delay giving the final version to Channel 4.”

A spokesperson for Channel 4 said: “Due to the terribly sad circumstances, we are taking time to carefully finish the film which will be shown later this year.”

George Michael’s ex-boyfriend, Kenny Goss, said that the star’s body had “just given up” when he died.

Goss was with Michael for 13 years until they split up in 2009, and described the star as “the love of his life”.

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, Goss said of Michael’s death: “I can’t say for sure but I think his body just gave up. All these years, it was just weak.”

Michael’s boyfriend Fadi Fawaz was also reported to have been banned from the funeral, after loved ones broke into a public row about the arrangements.

Adele recently wept as she paid tribute to the star.

Police are still treating the death as unexplained but non-suspicious

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