The moviemaker passed away on 21 January (13) after a battle with liver disease, and his longtime confidante May has now revealed he asked her to write a book about him after his death.
May tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "Michael always said, 'This will be your pension, Dinah. I want you to write everything you know about me after I'm dead. Don't hide anything. I'll be gone, so it's alright. Tell the truth and it will astonish everyone who thought they knew all about me.'"
May enjoyed a role in Winner's 1985 movie Death Wish 3 and also spent many years working as his personal assistant.