Andrew Ridgeley and George Michael’s time as a successful

80s pop duo may have been relatively short by music industry standards

But their friendship was almost a lifetime.

A new Netflix documentary is out today about their group Wham!

nd tells the story of how the pair went from teen friends

To making history as the first Western pop act to perform in China

While promoting the film, called “Wham!

idgeley talked to People about his final days with Michael

Who died on December 26, 2016, from natural causes at the age of 53.

idgeley said he and his friend met up months before Michael’s death And engaged in something that had actually helped draw them together