The tragic, comet-blazing story of late INXS singer Michael Hutchence is the focus of the first official trailer for Mystify, the upcoming documentary about the life and death of one of the biggest rock stars to ever emerge from the Australian music scene. Hutchence, who committed suicide in 1997 at age 37, is remembered and lauded by friends, family and band mates in the emotional two-minute sneak peek of the film, which had its debut earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Comprised of classic and previously unseen footage of the frontman whose smoldering looks, perfectly coiffed curly mane and penetrating eyes helped make him an international superstar and sex symbol, the trailer hints at the darkness underneath what appeared to be a joyful rocket rise to internatinal fame. "You know when there's one person in the room that has that special light? That was him," says one of his friends in a voice-over. "He was a complete package," says another friend. "And everyone wanted a piece of him."