George Michael was 'optimistic' and thought 'the best was yet to come' in final interview before he died

The Desert Island Discs broadcaster conducted George's last ever interview for his autobiographical documentary Freedom and told how he was full of hope.

Speaking to the Mirror, she said: "He was optimistic and in the moment. He said to me that he felt the thing that he would do next would be his best thing ever.

“When I spoke to George, the future was in front of him.

“There was something on the horizon. He was talking about something new.

“George hinted about new projects, but refused to give details."

In the feature-length documentary, which aired posthumously, George opened up about the death of his first boyfriend, Anselmo Feleppa.

The iconic singer spoke about Anselmo and revealed his heartache at the Brazilian's death.

Freedom focused on five years of Michael's life in the 90s and was filmed before his death on Christmas Day 2016.

George met Anselmo, who was a dress designer, in a hotel lobby but he tragically died of an "Aids-related illness" in 1993.

George, who was 27 when he met Anselmo, previously revealed he knew shortly after they met that he was terminally ill.

Speaking on Desert Island Discs in 2007, he said: "It was a very strange first love. It was very distorted by the situation. This was the first love of my entire life.

“It was tragic that I lost him, but it was a wonderful experience meeting him. There have only been three times I’ve really fallen for anyone.

“And each time, on first sight, something has clicked that told me I was going to know that person. It happened with Anselmo across a lobby.”

The Wham! singer penned his No 1 single, Jesus To A Child as a tribute to Anselmo.

George's former partner Kenny Goss and last boyfriend Fadi Fawaz were not mentioned in the documentary as it focused on his life in the 90s.

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