December 28, 2016
Originally published on FACT
The Channel 4 film features unseen footage and is expected to air in 2017.
George Michael was working on a documentary about his second solo album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 prior to his death.
The film, called Freedom, was announced last month on Michael’s Facebook page and promised “some incredible, unseen archive footage.” TMZ now reports that it was almost finished when Michael died and is due to air sometime in 2017.
Michael was making Freedom in conjunction with Channel 4, to be released alongside a reissue of the 1990 album. The film will reportedly focus on the late artist’s career, rather than his personal life, and features interviews with Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, James Corden, Ricky Gervais and more. It has been narrated by Michael himself.
Following his death on Sunday, tales of Michael’s generosity have emerged that revealed the beloved pop icon gave millions to charity throughout his life, including £15,000 to a Deal or No Deal contestant for IVF treatment.
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