One of the most loved singers of all time George Michael passed away at 53 on Christmas Day in Goring, Oxfordshire. The untimely death of the ‘Careless Whisper’ singer left the entire world into shock.
According to George’s manager Michael Lippman, he died of cardiac arrest. Confirming the news, the family issued a statement stating, “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period. The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.”
As soon as media broke the news of George Michael’s death, fans across the globe have been pouring tributes to the star. And this is when many British charities praised Michael’s behind the scenes generosity; many revealed how he helped them along with numerous acts of kindness.
Revealing an example of George’s generosity, ‘Deal Or No Deal’ host wrote, “A woman on ‘Deal Or No Deal’ told us she needed £15k for IVF treatment. George Michael secretly phoned the next day and gave her the £15k.”
Terrence Higgins Trust, Macmillan Cancer Support and Childline, are few groups George supported offered the confidential phone counseling for young people. Terrence Higgins Trust helps people with AIDS, Macmillan Cancer Support, and Childline, which offers confidential phone counseling for young people. Childline founder Esther Rantzen said Michael gave royalties from his 1996 hit “Jesus To A Child” to the charity along with many other donations. There had been many instances when George spoke about the pain of losing a partner to AIDS early in the epidemic.
Here are some of the stories, which people disclosed on social media:
A woman on 'Deal Or No Deal' told us she needed £15k for IVF treatment. George Michael secretly phoned the next day and gave her the £15k.
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) December 26, 2016
I wrote in a piece ages ago about a celeb I'd worked with tipping a barmaid £5k because she was a student nurse in debt. Was George Michael.
— Sali Hughes (@salihughes) December 26, 2016
George Michael worked anonymously at a homeless shelter I was volunteering at. I've never told anyone, he asked we didn't. That's who he was
— EMILYNE MONDO (@EmilyneMondo) December 26, 2016
I worked at Capital Radio for a while. Abiding memory is George Michael calling in & quietly donating £100,000 to Help A London Child appeal
— Terence Dackombe (@SirTerence) December 26, 2016
— jenny morris (@jennifermor) December 26, 2016
He purchased John Lennon’s Steinway Model Z upright piano, also known as the “Imagine” piano, in 2000 #GeorgeMichael
— Aadam (@IMAhmad_Khan) December 26, 2016
I once slid on ice outside my house. A man caught me, and gave me a tenner.
Realised later it was George Michael.
— Limmy (@DaftLimmy) December 26, 2016
You will always live in our hearts George Michael
Rest In Peace!!