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Eltons John's former lover committed suicide over sexuality

entertainment Updated: Mar 15, 2010 13:02 IST

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Sir Elton JohnSir Elton John has revealed that a former lover committed suicide by throwing himself before a passing lorry after struggling to come to terms with his homosexuality. The 62-year-old singer said he was shocked by the man’s death, whom he was dating before he "married" David Furnish in 2005.

"Years back I had a relationship, and I had absolutely no idea in the world he was going to do this... he threw himself under a truck," the Telegraph quoted Sir Elton, as saying. He also adds, "There was so much grief."

Furnish said: "He was so tortured by the conflicting views between his sexuality and his strong religious beliefs that he chose to take his own life."

He added: "It is very sad indeed." Furnish, however, refused to name the man "out of respect" for his family.