‘I was terribly lonely’: George Michael opens up in last ever interview
The first trailer for a documentary produced and directed by George Michael has been shared by Channel 4.
The Wham! legend was filming the programme for Channel 4 in the UK when he died suddenly on Christmas Day 2016.
He finished compiling the documentary less than 36 hours before he died.
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 first trailer for the show hears George describe how he was “terribly lonely” during the height of his stardom.
The film includes contributions from a long list of his friends and associates, including his neighbour Kate Moss.
Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Ricky Gervais, Nile Rogers, Mark Ronson, Tracey Emin, Mary J. Blige, Jean Paul Gaultier, James Corden, Tony Bennett and Liam Gallagher also feature in the film.
Gallagher labels the late singer, who he had become friends with in his final years, a “modern day Elvis”.
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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 on October 20, 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.”
George Michael: Freedom airs in the UK this month (exact date to be confirmed) on Channel 4, and on Showtime in the US..