Before he died on Dec. 25, 2016, George Michael was unknowingly prepping what would become his final act: the 90 minute documentary “George Michael: Freedom,” which debuted October 21 on Showtime.
“George was editing the film on the 23rd of December,” recalls David Austin, Michael’s manager and the project’s co-director. “We’d just had Nile [Rodgers] over in London at the house. And then that was it, really. Christmas arrived.”
Michael, who succumbed to heart and liver-related issues at 53, was one of the world’s most renowned pop artists as both a member of Wham! and later as a solo artist, selling an estimated 13.3 million albums on his own, according to Nielsen Music.
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