People Are Sharing Stories About How Generous George Michael Really Was

People Are Sharing Stories About How Generous George Michael Really Was

As you will already know, George Michael passed away on Christmas Day. Following his death, people have been taking to social media to share stories about the star.

A lot of things he did were very kind and actually slipped through the radar as he didn’t make a big song and dance about them.

Pointless host Richard Osman shared an extraordinary example of his secret benevolence:

Before joining the BBC show, he was an executive producer on other quiz shows including 8 out of 10 Cats and Deal or No Deal.

Others then joined in sharing their experiences of George Michael’s kindness.

You can watch the moment below.

Childline founder Esther Rantzen has also revealed that Michael gave all the royalties from his song “Jesus To A Child” to Child Line.  He was determined that no one outside the charity should know “how much he gave to the nation’s most vulnerable children.”

Michale did not really reveal much about his charity work. His website does however list some of the publicly-known work he did, including:

His performance on Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’

The fact Wham! royalties from the “Last Christmas/Everything She Wants” single were donated to Ethiopian famine relief.

The proceeds from “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” went to an Aids hospice London Lighthouse and the Rainbow Trust children’s charity.

His work for the Aids research charity, the Red Hot Foundation, his appearance on the War Child charity album, and appearances at the NetAid and Equality Rocks charity shows.

The money he raised for Comic Relief with his version of “True Faith”.

 

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