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05/15/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Elton John's Ex Killed Himself Because He Was Gay

Before he settled down with David Furnish, rock legend Elton John dated a man that he now reveals committed suicide while they were still together. "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," John told the Sunday Telegraph. "There was so much grief."

The 62-year-old singer isn't naming the former boyfriend or even hinting as to when the death occurred. Furnish tells the paper that the man was deeply religious and racked with guilt over his sexuality.

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