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George Michael’s ex honours the singer five months after his sudden death

George Michael’s former lover Kenny Goss has penned a heartfelt essay to mark the five-month anniversary of the singer’s Christmas Day (25Dec16) death.
The philanthropist, who set up the Goss-Michael Foundation with his ex in 2007, spent over two decades as the Careless Whisper singer’s partner before their split, but he remained close to George, and in a memorial written for The Huffington Post, Kenny insists the pop star wasn’t perfect, but he was always “warm and generous”.
“Though our romantic relationship had ended, I am privileged to be able to say he remained one of my closest and dearest friends until the day he passed away,” writes Goss.
“He definitely struggled with his fame, but he realised he could use it as a force for good. He decided that even though being in the public eye might not make him happy, he had the privilege of being able to help others, and that’s exactly what he did – in spades.”
Goss claims his former partner gave more than $12 million (£9 million) to charity, much of it anonymously, revealing he is now hoping to raise funds for organisations tackling mental health issues and addiction through the foundation he created with George.
“When you have first hand experience living with an addict, and when you have struggled with addiction personally, it only seems right to share your story in the hope of helping others,” he continues. “I can now do this in George’s memory. I take solace in knowing that speaking openly might serve as a source of strength for others, and I am confident that George would feel the same way.”

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