Grief-stricken George Michael ‘lived in fear’
GEORGE MICHAEL lived in fear of dying following the loss of his first love and his mother.
In his last-ever interview, the late singer said the deaths of Brazilian boyfriend Anselmo Feleppa in 1993, and mum Lesley in 1997 left him in ‘constant fear of death… fear of the next bereavement’.
‘I felt so bloody picked on by the gods… I’d never felt that kind of depression,’ he added. The Faith singer said Anselmo — who died of an Aids-related illness aged 36 — was his ‘saviour’.
‘It’s still hard to explain how finding a companion at that stage of my life changed me’, he added.
George died on Christmas Day last year, aged 53, shortly after filming for the documentary wrapped.
George Michael: Freedom will air on Channel 4 on Monday at 9pm.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth