Controversial Block contestant Suzi Taylor has made headlines again this week by sharing details of her affair with an Aussie rock legend. Suzi, who this week shared in $349,000 of profit from The Block, has said that her romance with Michael Hutchence was one she’ll never forget.
Suzi also went on to talk about the details of his death and her opinion on the way he died.
“It was definitely not suicide, Michael would never do that,” Taylor said. “Especially with Tiger-Lily, he would have never left this planet deliberately. He wasn’t ready to go, he was embarking on a new tour. It was completely an accident. Obviously when alcohol and drugs are involved sometimes these accidents can happen, it’s just very sad but it happens all over the world.”
Taylor agreed with Hutchence’s late partner Paula Yates that the singer died from autoerotic asphyxiation.
The singer was found in 1997 with a belt around his neck tied to the door of his hotel room.
“I knew he did that,” Taylor said of the extreme sexual practice. “I won’t go into detail but it definitely wasn’t a surprise how they found him.”
Suzi has said that the way the pair met was all thanks to her Penthouse Pet of the Year cover in 1991.
“I had a phone call saying someone from a band wanted my number and to maybe meet up. Before that I’d gone to an event where he was and we made eye contact, I think him getting my number stemmed from that party. He’d seen me in Penthouse. He told me that he went to a studio in Sydney and my magazine was on one of the coffee tables so he’d checked me out. It wasn’t a one night thing, we stayed in touch for a while, I’d meet him on the Gold Coast or in Sydney. Whenever I heard from him I’d get a big smile on my face, that’s for sure.”
Taylor, 44, speaks very fondly of her time with Michael and says that he has left a huge impact on her. In fact her band JUCE is currently recording a cover of the INXS song Beautiful Girl.
“Michael was very generous, very loving, very supportive and heaps of fun to be around. Just a beautiful, beautiful soul. We stayed close for some time. Whenever we caught up it was always fun times. I found him very shy, but such a lovely, lovely guy. He was very self-conscious, he’d always wear his hair around his face, but he’d come out of his shell when we went on stage.
“You were his whole world when you were with him, which was very refreshing. He was someone who never looked at anyone else when you were with him. I loved that. He oozed charisma. He was the quintessential rock star. The way he moved, the way he looked, it just oozed from him. It was a wonderful experience to be in his company.”
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