He had a unique voice that set him apart and made him one of the most sought after singers in the world.
An unfortunate incident that occurred before his death made him that. At least most of it.
His plans to release a new album stalled. He was torn apart by the setback to his plans for a comeback in 2017.
News of his state of mind emerged after an inconclusive post mortem raised the possibility that he did not die of natural causes as initially thought.
A source close to George, who died aged 53 on Christmas Day, said: “Losing voice capacity for a man like him was like losing his inner self or his soul.
“Things got so dark and difficult after it hit him. It tipped him over a psychological edge. George would never be the same man again – and more importantly, never be the same singer.
On Christmas day, he became one of the last Celebrities who died in 2016. George was found dead in bed at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, by his partner Fadi Fawaz, 40. Further tests are planned to determine how he died. Police said the star’s death was still being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.
It has now emerged that the star was suffering from depression and took to smoking and drinking heavily before his death.
He was also very concerned about being uncharacteristically overweight.