T hese days, the preferred method of coming out for celebrities is a glossy magazine cover or, barring the adequate amount of fame, a meticulously worded social media post. Four years later, Michael confirmed that the performance, dedicated to his late lover, Anselmo Feleppa, was his quiet coming out ceremony. To be fair, Michael, who died at the age of 53 on Christmas Day , never truly had to come out. Whether it was the tight denim jeans, the immaculately coiffed hair, or the single dangling earring in an era where that bore significance a hoop during his Wham!
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Before a George Michael tribute night at the Sydney Opera House, the Australian singer reflects on the artist who changed him and how sanitising his life disrespects his legacy. It was, after all, the year of the celebrity grim reaper. I wanted him to know that he had made a difference, and that he was loved. He had a certain type of sadness about him at the fundraiser; a sort of depressive cloud above his head. We were at a fun and spirited affair and yet he seemed somber, quiet, removed. His sadness, I speculated to myself, may have been residue of how the media had treated him over the past decade and a half. George Michael was an earnest and sharp-witted pop auteur, who deserves much greater posthumous fanfare than he has received.
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So in love, in fact, that he's been willing to relocate, part-time, to Texas. Michael and his boyfriend, Texan Kenny Goss, split their time between London and Dallas, where the pop star often goes unrecognized. It was incredible, I was standing there, absolutely no one was hassling me," he told "Good Morning America's" Chris Cuomo in an exclusive interview. Michael, who was devastated by the deaths of his mother and former partner, said, "Kenny saved my life. Michael catapulted to fame in the s as the frontman of the pop duo Wham!
The Culture Club star appeared on U. Telling host Andy Cohen that he was in touch with Michael "on and off" over the years and was "not really" aware of his personal struggles, Boy George added: "I read stuff in the papers. But I never really knew really what - he really kept people out, he was quite private. Boy George and Michael both began their careers in the music industry around the same time, with their success mirroring each other's in many ways so the pair were originally rivals before they became friends.