The pair famously fell out over George’s wild lifestyle and whilst they were able to rekindle their friendship before George’s untimely death on Christmas Day (25.12.16), the whole feud left the ‘I’m Still Standing’ hitmaker feeling incredibly sad.
Mutual friend Paul Gambaccini told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “Elton was very upset, we exchanged emails.”
The pair had been friends for sometime, even uniting to release a duet of ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’ in 1974. However, things went downhill from there for their friendship as George continued to uphold his wild lifestyle.
Things came to a head in 2004 when Elton said George was in a “strange place” and claimed there was a “deep-rooted unhappiness” in his life.
And in response, George hit back: “Elton knows very little about George Michael and that’s a fact. Most of what Elton knows about my life is limited to the gossip he hears on the gay grapevine.”
It is believed the pair fell out because George refused to let Elton help him curb his wild lifestyle.