Tina Hutchence & Patricia Glassop
First published by Sidgwick & Jackson/Pan Macmillan
Updated edition Pan Books
Copyright Tina Hutchence & Patricia Glassop
ISBN 0 330 39019 8
We completed this biography of Michael in the early summer of 2000. In September, as the world now knows, just as the book was about to print, Paula Yates died tragically. As with so many things you will read in this story, we heard the news through journalists.
Of course, we were shocked. The last three years have been difficult ones for anyone who knew Michael. We thought immediately of Paula's children, and most of all for our niece and granddaughter, Tiger Lily. We just wished we could be there to hold her.
This book has always been a book about Michael, our brother and son, but Paula plays a role in any account of his life. However, even before recent events unfolded we had no desire to provoke new confrontations with Paula, and with her death we have no desire to be disrespectful to her memory.
So this is our story of Michael Hutchence. It is a story that for the sake of his memory –and for Tiger Lily –should still be heard.
Tina & Patricia - 2001