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George Michael's Former Manager Says The Singer Was Recording New 'Totally Pop' Music Before His Death

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The Internet has been swirling with suspicion over George Michael's sudden death.

In the wake of his Christmas Day passing, the former Wham! frontman's autopsy results were "inconclusive," which led many to ponder if the 53-year-old's death was due to health problems, an overdose, or something else all together.

Now, new revelations from Michael's former manager have made the music icon's death all the more puzzling.

Video: James Corden Gets Choked Up Remembering George

In a new issue of Billboard, Rob Kahane — who managed the pop icon at the height of his fame — opened up about a conversation he had with Michael weeks before his passing.

The Careless Whisper performer had recently finished an 18-month stint in a Swiss rehab facility when his Kahane reached out to him in early December — and the singer seemed to be in a good place.

The former manager recalled:

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Beloved SeaWorld Orca & Blackfish Documentary Subject Tilikum Passes Away At 36 — Read The Sad, Furious Fan Responses

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What a sad day for those who adored Tilikum.

On Friday morning, SeaWorld made the unfortunate announcement that the beloved and infamous orca had passed away at age 36 from a "complicated bacterical infection" in his lungs.

Fans first learned the sea creature was ill in spring of 2016.

Related: Ex SeaWorld Trainer Says SeaWorld Cares Little About Their Whales

As we previously reported, Tilikum was at the center of the anti-SeaWorld documentary Blackfish, which exposed the cruelties of capturing and raising killer whales in captivity. The unfortunate orca was the perfect subject as he was captured off the coast of Iceland in 1983 and had lived in marine parks ever since.

The moving doc also honed in on the death of Dawn Brancheau, a trainer at the park who died after Tilikum pulled her under the water and fatally drowned her during a live performance. The tragedy spurred SeaWorld to ban trainers from performing with orcas as well as a national conversation on poaching whales from the wild for entertainment purposes.

In the statement announcing Tilikum's death, SeaWorld also mentioned Dawn, writing:

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The Menendez Brothers Haven't Seen Each Other In 20 Years — And More Disturbing Details Revealed During The Truth And Lies Special!

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It's been nearly 27 years since Lyle and Erik Menendez murdered their parents, Kitty and Jose Menendez, and over 20 since the two were sentenced to life in prison.

But during ABC's new special, Truth And Lies: The Menendez Brothers, we heard some details we DEFINITELY didn't know before!

Related: Burke Ramsey Files $750 Million Lawsuit Against CBS For Speculating He Killed JonBenét!

The documentary, which aired Thursday night, covered SEVERAL major points of the investigation and trial, from common knowledge like how the brothers went on a spending spree after the murders to bizarre deets like Erik's screenplay about the crime!

Ch-ch-check out the highlights from Thursday night's special inside look (below) to get some new details on the Menendez murders and case!

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Meryl Streep Performed Carrie Fisher's Favorite Song At The Actress' Star-Studded Private Memorial

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Carrie Fisher's loved ones delivered touching tributes at her private memorial.

On Thursday, A-listers, friends, and family visited the Star Wars alum's Beverly Hills home for an intimate gathering, to remember her life in the wake of her untimely passing.

The late legend died just one day before her mother Debbie Reynolds also passed, and the two are slated to be buried together on Friday.

Related: Carrie & Debbie's 911 Calls Revealed

A family friend told PEOPLE that Carrie's daughter, Billie Lourd, wanted the memorial to feel like one of the parties the When Harry Met Sally alum used to throw, saying:

"Billie wanted the people her mother loved to gather in that living room one last time."

The insider explained that the Scream Queens alum delivered a eulogy in memory of her mother, adding that close friends Meryl Streep, Tracey Ullman, Bruce Wagner, Stephen Fry, and Gavin de Becker also said a few words:

"All the tributes circled back to Billie and how much Carrie loved her."

The confidante confessed that Meryl even performed Ms. Fisher's favorite song, Happy Days Are Here Again, describing:

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Disney Brainstorming Solutions To Keep Princess Leia Alive In Future Star Wars Films After Carrie Fisher's Death

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May the force be with them.

The galaxy is still reeling over the loss of Carrie Fisher — especially since Leia Organa has unfinished business in the Star Wars universe.

In the wake of the actress' death, Disney has been weighing different options for the future of Fisher's beloved character, who was set to appear in both December's Episode VIII and 2019's Episode IX.

Related: Carrie & Debbie Reynolds' Harrowing 911 Calls Released

Insiders tell The Hollywood Reporter that at least TWO key Leia scenes are planned for the upcoming installments of the space adventure.

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These scenes apparently include a

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Dylann Roof Must REALLY Want The Death Penalty — Admits 'I Have Not Shed A Tear For The Innocent People I Killed'

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Luckily, it's not up to him!

It's been nearly a year and a half since Dylann Roof killed nine black people at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church… and yet the disturbed sicko still isn't showing any signs of remorse.

After pleading not guilty — and having his trial delayed — the 22-year-old white supremacist was thankfully found guilty of all charges in the South Carolina massacre about a month ago.

Video: 4 Arrested After Attacking Mentally Disabled Man On Facebook Live

Then, just about two weeks ago, Dylann announced he'd be representing himself in an effort to basically do nothing to prevent the death penalty.

Well, the most recent evidence and his subsequent statements sure as hell won't help his case…

During the prosecution's opening statements on Wednesday to decide his punishment, the legal team presented a manifesto written by Dylann sometime while he's been in jail, which included the following DISGUSTING admission:

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Craig Strickland's Wife Remembers The Late Country Singer One Year After His Body Was Found — Read The Sentimental Post Here

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Wow, we can't believe it's been a year since country singer Craig Strickland was found dead after he had been reported missing for a week following a disastrous hunting trip.

As you may remember, the Backroad Anthem frontman and his pal Chase Morland went missing in late December of 2015 during a duck hunting trip in Oklahoma when their boat capsized due to winter storm Goliath. Morland's body was found the following day, and the 29-year-old was later discovered on January 4, 2016. The country crooner's passing was declared an accident as he died from hypothermia.

So sad.

One year later, Craig's devoted wife, Helen Strickland, remembered her late husband with a sentimental post on Instagram — praising God for helping her get through such a difficult loss.

Related: Helen Reveals Where She Buried The Singer

The former Miss Arkansas shared a screenshot of the couple's last text message exchange with the caption:

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