George Michael’s Boyfriend Says WHAM! The singer never recovered from losing his love Anselmo Feleppa: “He was lost enough”


George Michael’s childhood boyfriend came forward on the fifth anniversary of the singer’s death.

The pop star died on Christmas Day 2016 at the age of 53 at her home in Goring, England. Oxfordshire Chief Coroner Darren Salter later revealed Michael had died of natural causes.

Andros Georgiou recently told the UK Mirror that the WHAM! The star has never recovered from the death of her “greatest love”, Anselmo Feleppa. The Brazilian fashion designer died in 1993 after contracting AIDS. He was 33 years old. Michael then dedicated “Jesus to a child” to Feleppa.

“George was the love of his life and if he wasn’t dead I think George would still be here,” Georgiou told the outlet.

THE CAUSE OF GEORGE MICHAEL’S DEATH REVEALED

British singer-songwriter George Michael of WHAM !, in a Sydney hotel room during the pop duo’s 1985 world tour in January 1985. “The Big Tour” took place in the UK , Japan, Australia, China and the United States.
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“After Anselmo he didn’t find true love, he had a lot of sex and met a lot of people, but he never found what he had with Anselmo,” Georgiou said. “I saw how happy they were. I think he was pretty lost after Anselmo died. It hit him hard.”

During his lifetime, Michael sold over 100 million albums worldwide. He has won numerous Grammy Awards and American Music Awards, as well as recorded duets with legends such as Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Luciano Pavarotti and Elton John.

Throughout his career, his drug use and liking for risky sex brought him into frequent conflict with the law, most notably in 1998, when he was arrested for public obscenity in Los Angeles. Still, he managed to turn the incident into food for a popular song that poked fun at his behavior, and his recognition of his homosexuality at the time made him even more popular with his fans.

He remained a strong musical force throughout his career, releasing dozens of records and touring in front of adoring crowds despite a growing number of run-ins with the police, many of which stemmed from a series of driving incidents. under the influence of drugs. , including several crashes.

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English singer and songwriter George Michael (1963-2016) on stage during the Japanese / Australasian leg of his Faith World tour, February-March 1988.

English singer and songwriter George Michael (1963-2016) on stage during the Japanese / Australasian leg of his Faith World tour, February-March 1988.
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Michael was a known user of prescription marijuana and sedatives and was repeatedly found slumped over the wheel of his car after using both at the same time. His driver’s license was finally revoked for five years in 2010 after Michael drove his Land Rover over the side of a Snappy Snap photo store with so much force his vehicle dented the wall.

In 2008, Michael was arrested for drug use, an incident that prompted him to apologize to his fans and promise to get his life back in order. A year earlier, he had told a television reporter that his problems stemmed from a tendency to self-destruct and his attention-seeking nature.

Despite these personal setbacks, Michael’s musical performances have remained strong even though his material has moved away from the teenage tunes that first brought him to stardom.

“I wanted to be loved,” Michael said of his early days in music. “It was an ego satisfaction thing.”

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British singer George Michael performs at the Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London on August 12, 2012.

British singer George Michael performs at the Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London on August 12, 2012.
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Today Georgiou said he still mourns his friend and hopes his legacy will continue to be remembered within the music community. According to the media outlet, Michael is buried next to his mother, Lesley, and his sister Melanie, who died three years to the day after him at the age of 59.

“I went to see George’s grave and was finally happy to see a plaque with his mother and sister,” he said. “It was very emotional because it made it real. I’m very happy that it happened. It took so long. For some time now, I feel like it has been forgotten. “

“This time of year is always incredibly difficult for me,” he admitted. “December is a cancellation. [But on Christmas Eve] I did a radio show and played all of his hits. “

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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