When George Michael died on Christmas day last year, the musical superstar was halfway through completing his autobiographical documentary, George Michael: Freedom. The film was finished posthumously and last night the insightful and honest show was broadcast on C4.
And it gave a lot of people a lot of feelings. Firstly, the documentary made fans appreciate the hits that Michael gifted to the world…
Feel privileged to have grown up with the wonderful music George gave us. What a blessing he gave us all #GeorgeMichaelFreedom
— Russell Bruce (@RussellBruce17) October 16, 2017
just watched #GeorgeMichaelFreedom and it really moved me, i feel privileged to have grown up listening to him, forever an icon x
— lana (@kalimalana) October 16, 2017
Many were struck by the honest and raw anecdotes peppered throughout, reminding them how open the Wham! singer was…
— Channel 4 (@Channel4) October 16, 2017
— GILLIANS DECO (@GilliansDeco) October 16, 2017
A superb documentary tonight. Insightful, honest and gripping #GeorgeMichaelFreedom
— Chris Whitehead (@christof88) October 16, 2017
— Jeffrey Mooseknuckle (@jennifever1) October 16, 2017
What a complicated, intelligent, searching, soulful, beautiful, vulnerable man George Michael was. And what a loss.
— Aunt Olive (@HelpfulOlive) October 16, 2017
Viewers were particularly moved by Adele’s touching mellow cover of Michael’s Fast Love…
— Adam Bazuin (@adambazuin) October 16, 2017
— E D W A R D (@EdwardWJSmith) October 16, 2017
— EdieEvents (@EdieEvents) October 16, 2017
Adele’s version of Fast Love should be released as a single and all the profit should go to charities George supported #GeorgeMichaelFreedom
— Hollie ???? (@HollieSackett) October 16, 2017
Adele's version of 'Fastlove' by George Michael is the most beautiful and emotional tribute in history
— ÁLVARO (@alvaroMatute99) October 16, 2017
And, by the end of the film, which documented Michael’s death, many were left in tears: partly because of his passing, yet also thanks to the incredible legacy he left behind…
Got a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. So thankful to George for leaving us with a lifetime of fantastic music. #GeorgeMichaelFreedom
— Steph (@xSteph_Jonesx) October 16, 2017
Just finished watching the fab #GeorgeMichaelFreedom Tears were shed, what a talent he was ??
— ??Joanne?? (@joanneweir38) October 16, 2017
Sitting here singing along and trying not to cry ???? failing miserably #GeorgeMichaelFreedom
— Noelers (@noeleendoyle) October 16, 2017
Watched #GeorgeMichaelFreedom and felt decades of happy musical memories come flooding back… as well as making me quite sad at his/our loss.
— Giles P. Croft (@gpcroft) October 16, 2017
If you missed it last night and think you’re emotionally ready, George Michael: Freedom is available to watch on All4 now.