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Watch never before seen footage from George Michael’s Freedom video

September 28, 2017

English pop stars Andrew Ridgeley and George Michael of Wham at the film premiere of 'Dune'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Never before seen footage of George Michael’s iconic Freedom video has been released.

The video was one of the biggest hits of the 1990s, transforming music videos for a generation.

Instead of George Michael, the video featured supermodels Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford.

Ahead of the upcoming documentary George Michael: Freedom, which the star made himself, never before seen outtakes from the video have been released.

The new footage, a mix of candid stills and clips of the models and singer on set, is from an official teaser that could have easily passed for the official visuals.

The documentary George Michael directed right up until his sudden death is to be aired later this year.

The Wham! star was filming the show for Channel 4 in the UK when he died suddenly on Christmas Day 2016.

Freedom, directed by George and his friend David Austin, chronicles the making of the 1990 album Listen Without Prejudice and the subsequent legal battle with his record label.

In a harrowing twist, the story of his life, now released posthumously, is narrated by George himself.

The film includes contributions from a long list of his friends and associates, including a lengthy and rare contribution from his neighbour, Kate Moss.

Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Ricky Gervais, Nile Rogers, Mark Ronson, Tracey Emin, Liam Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, Jean Paul Gaultier, James Corden and Tony Bennett also feature in the film.

Watch the clips below:

George also pays an emotional tribute to his first boyfriend in his final interview.

Brazilian Anselmo Feleppa, George’s first love, died of an Aids-related illness in 1993.

The pair met in a hotel lobby when they fell in love almost immediately.

A source who has seen the documentary, which airs around the re-release of the album Listen Without Prejudice, told The Mirror: “George speaks very movingly about Anselmo being the first love of his life and how important he was in his life.

“It is very emotional and he clearly never forgot him and left a huge ­impression on George.”

His final song, a re-worked version of his 80s song Fantasy, was released last week with music producer Nile Rogers.

More: Anselmo Feleppa, channel 4, Fadi Fawaz, George Michael, Kate Moss, kenny goss, LGBT, wham

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