George Michael’s ex partner Kenny Goss has spoken out about the late singer, revealing everyone “expected him to die”.
George Michael’s ex partner Kenny Goss has opened up about the singer’s death in his first TV interview in five years.
The Wham! frontman was found dead at age 53 on Christmas Day 2016 at his home northwest of London. The cause was heart disease – dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis – and a fatty liver.
During Thursday’s episode of Piers Morgan Uncensored, available to stream on Flash, Goss, 63, said that it didn’t come as a surprise.
“We all expected him to die. I had spent so much time when we lived together, being worried about him,” the art dealer said on the Sky News show.
“Honestly, he hated the fact that I worried about him so much.
“What’s the line he says in one of his songs? He says, ‘I can see it in your eyes when you look at me that way, it tears me in two.’ And it really did. I just didn’t know what to do.
“I was worried about him all the time. Please don’t say that the wrong way, if you love someone you are worried about them,” he added.
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Goss said he “really did try” to save the pop star’s life.
“What I always do notice, is there was a lot longer time that I was incredibly happy with him than I was worried with him,” he said.
“He always said that I saved his life. I think that’s a bit much but I really did try.”
Reflecting on their 15 year relationship and Michael’s struggles with drugs, the businessman said doesn’t like being labelled as “long suffering”.
“I really did try to be always be there for him and he knew that,” he added.
Last year, the Texan agreed a financial settlement with Michael’s trustees after he demanded £15,000-a-month ($A27,000) from the star’s £97 million estate ($A175 million).
Goss claimed the singer paid him a monthly allowance before their split in 2011 but left him nothing after his death.
He insisted Michael was “not in his right mind” when he made his will.
According to the Daily Mail, the settlement he agreed with the trustees, Christopher Organ and Michael’s sister, Panayiota “Yioda” Panayiotou, is confidential.
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