Tragic singing superstar George Michael had already narrated an autobiographical documentary before his death, it has now emerged. The show is expected to air in March next year, meaning that fans will be able to hear the Wham! singer’s final recorded words.
Before he died on Christmas Day, from suspected heart failure at the age of just 53, George had been working on a Channel 4 documentary called Freedom: George Michael.
According to reports George has finished recording the whole script for the programme just before his death. It is understood that there have already been meetings between the star’s estate and programme makers or channel bosses, and the documentary has been given the go ahead to air.
The show was originally scheduled to go out this year. However, the date was pushed back after makers found previously unseen footage of George, which they wanted to include. It is now believed that it will go out on the same day his Listen Without Prejudice Vol1 album is re-released on March 3.
A number of fellow superstars are believed to have contributed to the documentary, including George’s close friend Sir Elton John, as well as fellow musician Stevie Wonder and fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier.
Latest reports suggest that George had been suffering from lung problems for the past five years, after contracting pneumonia while on a European tour. Doctors in Austria had to perform a tracheotomy to keep his airways open. After the incident, George said that medics had spend three weeks keeping him alive and a source has now said that his lungs never fully recovered.
George was found dead at his Oxfordshire home on Christmas Day. A post mortem examination will be carried out to determine cause of death, although his former manager has said that it was heart failure.