George Michael’s Ex Says His Death Was No Surprise: ‘We All Expected Him To Die’

George Michael’His ex, Kenny Goss, gave a rare interview in which he spoke about the singer’s death.

Speaking to Piers Morgan, Goss revealed that Michael’s passing came as no shock to his loved ones: “We all expected him to die. I spent so much time living together worrying about him.”

Goss and Michael had an open relationship from 1996 to 2009. Part of their breakup was due to substance abuse and alcoholism – something they both struggled with. The singer died of a heart condition on Christmas Day in 2016 at age 53.

George Michael and Kenny Goss
George Michael and Kenny Goss had an open relationship for over ten years. (Getty)

Goss told Piers Morgan that he “really tried” to save the star’s life.

“What always strikes me,” he said, “is that I was incredibly happy with him for a lot longer than I was worried about him. He always said I saved his life. I think that’s a bit much, but I really tried.”

Goss said he was constantly worried about Michael, something the singer really didn’t like. “Honestly, he hated the fact that I was so worried about him. 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 like that, it’s tearing me apart two”. And it really did. I just didn’t know what to do”

Kenny, 63, also shared that Michael had never-ending insecurities about his appearance, adding that the singer “never [think] He had a beautiful moment in his life”.

George Michael
George Michael’s ex says all his loved ones knew the star was going to die. (Getty)

“But what he did know was that he was a talented man and a good songwriter,” Goss continued, adding that he was “one of the most honest people I’ve ever met.”

The interview comes just a day after news broke that a new book about Michael is coming outdetailing the singer’s spectacular spiral into substance abuse.

George Michael: A Life, out on June 28, says the Wham! star “lived in a haze” after he finished his 25 Live Tour in 2008. And soon the pop star apparently became dependent on illegal substances, such as GHB, also known as the “date rape” drug.

George Michael struggled with substance abuse throughout his career. (Getty)

GHB was also reportedly found in Michael’s possession in 2006 when he was discovered by police slumped in his Mercedes near his Regent’s Park home in London. Police reported that Michael was “half unconscious and mumbling”. They also found marijuana in the vehicle.

The illegal drug reportedly caused the singer to crave fatty foods, which resulted in weight gain in the years leading up to his death. The British coroner determined that he had died of natural causes of heart disease and fatty liver.

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