Coldplay frontman Chris Martin paid touching tribute to George Michael this week in a way that honored both the singer's music and his charitable spirit. Martin made a visit to a Crisis center in London, where he hopped on the guitar to perform the Wham! classic "Last Christmas" with Kevin, whom the Crisis Facebook page describes as "our very own King of Karaoke."
Michael's death at age 53 was first reported on Christmas Day. Afterward, many people have come forward on social media to reveal that the singer had anonymously donated his time and money to those in need over the years. One Twitter user even shared that Michael volunteered at a homeless shelter himself: "I've never told anyone, he asked we didn't. That's who he was."
That makes Martin's gesture this week all the more fitting.
A volunteer named Matthew posted a photo with Martin on Instagram and shared details of his time at the shelter, writing, "That moment when Coldplay's Chris Martin drops into the Crisis at Christmas shelter, with no fuss, no fanfare and no press, to help make tea and coffee and also play guitar so guests can have a sing song. Thank you for coming down and getting stuck in."
According to E! News, Martin also stopped at a homeless shelter in New York before Christmas. The Bowery Mission posted a Twitter video of the musician performing "Amazing Grace" with the organization's arts program.
We're glad to see other artists picking up the mantle and giving back following the loss of such an icon.
(H/T: Us Weekly)