George Michael was feeling “optimistic” about life before his death, according to his last interviewer, journalist Kristy Young, who also happened to be a close friend of his. Desert Island Discs broadcaster Kristy Young interviewed George for the documentary, the filming of which finished less than 2 days before George Michael has passed away. The journalist revealed that George was radiant – he smiled, he was full of energy and had a lot of career plans, he was going to create something brand new, something he has never done before. “There was something on the horizon. He was talking about something new. George hinted about new projects, but refused to give details,” said the journalist. Freedom, directed by George and his friend David Austin, chronicled the making of the 1990 album Listen Without Prejudice and the subsequent legal battle with his record label. In a harrowing twist, the story of his life, released posthumously late last year, is narrated by George himself.