George Michael fans have taken online to share their emotional response to last night’s premiere of the new documentary, ‘Freedom’.
‘George Michael: Freedom’, aired on Channel 4 last night – and received a huge outpouring of love and gratitude from viewers. Co-directed by the late singer-songwriter with his manager David Austin, the film was the music icon’s final ever work – telling the story of his entire career, focusing on the tumultuous early ’90s period when he released his ‘Listen Without Prejudice’ album, took his record label Sony Music to court, and lost his lover Anselmo Feleppa to AIDS.
The film also featured ‘talking heads’-style contributions from Liam Gallagher, Mark Ronson, Mary J.Blige, Nile Rodgers, Tony Bennett, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, James Corden, Ricky Gervais, and more.
See the trailer and viewer reactions below, or watch it back on 4OD here.
After it’s televising, fans again took online to pay tribute to Michael:
— Theresia (@theresjenn) October 16, 2017
A brilliant documentary, wept like a baby at the end. What a sad reminder of another musical genius we've lost 😢 #GeorgeMichaelFreedom
— Joanne O'Keefe (@taffswelljo) October 16, 2017
After watching #GeorgeMichaelFreedom last night, sobbing my tribute is strutting down the train platform to Freedom! Icon, never forgotten
— Mart (@martconroy) October 17, 2017
Started the morning by watching the end of #GeorgeMichaelFreedom
A Different Corner gets me every time 😢
— Louise Beardsley 🌻🦋🌹🐞 (@LouBeardsley) October 17, 2017
— Chlo (@ChloeSitton) October 17, 2017
That was painful but perfect #GeorgeMichaelFreedom 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙
— Here’s to you Ms Robinson 🖤 (@Lainey_Robin) October 16, 2017
#GeorgeMichaelFreedom – An insight into one of the most important & honest artists of our time. Talented, Brave, Committed and Everlasting.
— Joseph (@JoeMcGlue) October 16, 2017
— Emma Bearpark (@EmBearpark) October 16, 2017
That was utterly breathtaking. Thank you so much! I miss you every day. #GeorgeMichaelFreedom
— Ellie (@EllieK_) October 16, 2017
Michael passed away on Christmas Day, 2016 at the age of 53.