It has been revealed that George Michael anonymously raised thousands of pounds for charity throughout his life, as people on social media share their stories.
Yesterday (December 25) George Michael “passed away peacefully at home”. He died of heart failure and was found on Christmas morning, according to his longtime manager, Michael Lippman, The Hollywood Reporter.
Thames Valley Police said South Central Ambulance Service attended a property in Goring, Oxfordshire at 1:42pm, according to BBC News. Police said in a statement: “Sadly, a 53-year-old man was confirmed deceased at the scene. At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.
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
he gave a stranger in a cafe £25k as she was crying over debt. Told the waitress to give her the cheque after he left.
— VectorVictoria (@V3ct0rv1ct0r) December 26, 2016
— Drew (@wisecur) December 26, 2016
Richard Osman shared an extraordinary example of his secret benevolence, during his time working behind-the-scenes on Deal or No Deal.
Other social media users shared their examples of Michael’s kindness, revealing that he once gave a stranger £25,000 as “she was crying over debt.” Another revealed that he tipped a barmaid £5k “because she was a student nurse in debt.”
Another revealed that George Michael worked anonymously at a homeless shelter whilst another said that he once gave free concert for NHS nurses as a thank you for looking after his late mother.
Another commented that he was the only star on HWTBAMillionaire who, when gambling all the charity’s cash, said “if I lose it, I’ll just pay it”.
In a statement released yesterday (December 25), Michael’s publicist said: “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.”