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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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James Corden Gets Choked Up Remembering George Michael & Explains Why The Late Late Show Owes 'Him So Much' — Watch!

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James Corden will be forever indebted to George Michael.

The British host got serious on The Late Late Show Tuesday night while reflecting on the music icon's sudden passing, and he revealed just how much of an impact the former Wham! frontman's music had on him.

He explained to the audience:

"I can remember so many specific times in my life where I might have felt on my own, and George's music would feel like, you would listen to a song and he would reach his hand out and tell you that you weren't on your own and that these feelings were not particular to you."

But later on, Michael made even more of an impact on Corden's life… and career.

Related: George's BF Slept In His Car Before Finding The Singer Dead

In 2011, the singer agreed to appear in a charity sketch with the comedian that featured the two singing together in a car — you can watch the whole thing HERE — which inspired Corden's mega-successful Carpool Karaoke segment!

When the 38-year-old signed on to host the CBS late night show, he was struggling to find artists to perform in the musical sketch — until

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Watch Elton John Break Down During Emotional Tribute To George Michael At Vegas Concert

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The world lost a music icon when George Michael passed away this week, but Elton John lost a longtime friend.

The Benny and the Jets singer was in tears during an emotional tribute to his late friend during a Las Vegas concert on Wednesday night.

Related: All The Major Revelations From 20/20's George Michael Special!

After singing a song in memory of John Lennon, the 69-year-old fought back tears when he spoke about the late Wham! frontman, telling the audience:

"I only wish George was here to sing it with me."

Elton then played his ballad Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me, which the duo memorably dueted on back in 1991.

A concertgoer said the singer was consoled by a band member after the performance and the crowd gave him a standing ovation, telling the Daily Mail:

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George Michael's Family Is 'Touched Beyond Words' By The Love & Support They've Received After The Singer's Untimely Passing

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George Michael's sudden passing must be so hard on his family.

However, the Wham! icon's loved ones are finding comfort during this tough time in all the support they've received since losing the 53-year-old.

Related: Watch George & James Corden In The First-Ever Carpool Karaoke

After the singer tragically died from heart failure on Christmas Day, fans from around the world have shared their condolences and well-wishes.

And now, the late legend's publicist has issued a statement about just how much his friends and family appreciate the kind gestures, saying:

"The family and close friends of George have been touched beyond words by the incredible outpouring of love for him in the hours and days since his death."

The rep continued to applaud all the touching tributes, adding:

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Watch George Michael & James Corden Sing Together In The Very First Carpool Karaoke — Five Years Before The Late Late Show!

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George Michael might be gone, but he's certainly not forgotten!

Earlier this year, James Corden opened up to Stephen Colbert about the origins of his popular Carpool Karaoke sketch and revealed it all started with George.

Back in 2011, Corden filmed a bit for the charity event Comic Relief for Red Nose Day as his Gavin and Stacey character. What makes the video so AH-Mazing today is Michael appears for a short bit at the beginning and end with James — and the two sang along to Wham! while driving!

It's basically the very FIRST Carpool Karaoke, years before Corden even got hired for CBS' The Late Late Show!

Related: George Michael's Generosity & Charity Work Comes To Light Days After His Tragic Death

With the legendary performer's recent passing, we definitely felt it appropriate to honor the 53-year-old by taking a look back at how he helped inspire one of the greatest late night sketches EVER!

And as a bonus, the video also includes celebs like Keira Knightley, Rupert Grint, and Justin Bieber stopping by Comic Relief's meeting!

Ch-ch-check out George and James as they jam out to I'm Your Man and let us know your favorite memory of the late singer (below)!

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See George Michael & David Bowie Together In This Amazing Vintage Queen Tribute Rehearsal Video!

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Many spectacular George Michael videos have been circulating the web in the wake of his sudden death on Sunday.

But one video of the former Wham! frontman has special poignancy, because it also includes another lost music icon of 2016 — David Bowie.

The unearthed clip shows Michael rehearsing for a 1992 tribute to Freddie Mercury with his soulful rendition of the Queen hit Somebody to Love.

Related: George's Godchildren May Walk Away With His $200+ Million Fortune

The video also shows a cigarette-dragging Bowie, standing against the wall next to Seal, clearly enjoying the performance.

According to the Independent, Michael once said performing the song on behalf of the late rock legend was "the proudest moment of my career."

This gives us chills! Watch the phenomenal performance for yourself (below) — including the Bowie close-up around 4:10.

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Carrie Underwood Teaches James Corden How To Get His Country On In Newest Carpool Karaoke — Watch HERE!

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Everyone has a little country in them!

Carrie Underwood was the latest artist to be picked up by James Corden for a little round of Carpool Karaoke — and we couldn't love it more!

Last night on The Late Late Show, Underwood rode shotgun while the late night host drove around town and the pair sang some of her hits like Smoke Break.

Video: Justin Bieber Proves To Be The King Of Carpool Karaoke!

But the fun didn't stop there as Carrie tried to bring out Corden's country side by taking him shopping for a pair of cowboy boots and a proper hat!

The ride wasn't strictly country though as James got the American Idol alum to admit that she knows all the lyrics to every WHAM! song — so of course they had to bust out Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go!

Ch-ch-check out the AH-Mazing sketch (below) and let us know who your favorite carpool karaoke passenger has been so far!

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