George Michael’s generosity revealed after death

George Michael in 2016 (Image Credit: Getty Images).

George Michael, the reclusive pop superstar, has died at his home on Christmas Day from suspected heart failure.

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.

On 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.

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.”

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 a free concert for NHS nurses as a thank-you for looking after his late mother.

Another commented that he was the only star on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire who, when gambling all the charity’s cash, said “If I lose it, I’ll just pay it.”

In a statement released on 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.”

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Ryan Fritz

Ryan Fritz started The Advocate in 2014 to provide not-for-profits and charities another media platform to tell their worthwhile hard news stories and opinion pieces effortlessly. In 2020, Ryan formed a team of volunteer journalists to help spread even more high-quality stories from the third sector. He also has over 10 years experience as a media and communications professional for not-for-profits and charities and currently works at Redkite, a childhood cancer charity.

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