A new documentary about the life of INXS lead-singer and founding member Michael Hutchence claims he was planning on expanding his family before his death.
Airing almost 20 years after the then 37-year-old was found dead in a Double Bay hotel room, his lawyer claimed Michael and his partner, Paula Yates, were actively trying for another baby.
Michael and Paula, a television presenter, first met during a 1985 interview on Channel 4’s The Tube. Yates, who was married to Irish singer-songwriter Bob Geldof at the time, actively pursued the Aussie rocker before they welcomed a daughter – Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence on July 22, 1996.
Exactly four months later, Michael was dead. Four years later, Paula Yates also died from a heroin overdose, and Tiger Lily was formally adopted by Geldof in 2007.
At the time of his death, rumours were swirling that Paula and Michael were on the verge of a split, but according to the star's lawyer and executor of his estate, Colin Diamond, the pair were stronger than ever.
"He was actively having fertility treatment in the UK with Paula. They were looking at having another child," he said on part one of Channel 7's Michael Hutchence: The Last Rockstar documentary.
"Michael and I had discussions about them getting married in Tahiti.