Controversial doc The Last Days of George Michael airs tonight on Channel 5

How did George Michael die?


The Last Days of George Michael airs on Channel 5 tonight and it could prove controversial.


With unseen footage and interviews, say Channel 5, the show will allow viewers to "find out what happened, told by the people who really knew him" following the legendary performer's shock death at Christmas.

How did George Michael die?

George Michael passed away on Christmas Day at his home aged 53, with coroners later ruling the death the result of natural causes due to heart disease.

Ahead of The Last Days of George Michael on Channel 5 tonight, the singer's family are said to be unhappy about the show and have had no part in it.


A source close to them told The Sun on Sunday: “We have nothing to do with the documentary. No one close to George has been involved in the making of it.

“Some people have been asked, but have immediately declined. As far as we understand it, it must be a collection of old footage of George."

The insider added:“George had tight controls over material and footage of himself.

“So even if brilliant unseen footage exists, I’d be very surprised if it could be released without his permission.”

The Last Days of George Michael, Thursday 23rd March at 9pm on Channel 5.

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