While George Michael was famous for his music and personal life in the headlines, he was no stranger to donating to those in need.
Below are tweets from people who have witnessed or heard about Michael's anonymous donations and volunteer efforts.
1. Billy Bragg, a British singer-songwriter tweeted about the time Michael played a free show for nurses to honor the ones who helped his mother when she fought cancer in the '90s.
And writer Hayley Campbell made sure to confirm the story with a firsthand account of the show.
2. Journalist Sali Hughes also confirmed Michael's appreciation for nurses.
3. Hughes also shared a story of Michael's carefree willingness to donate no matter what.
BuzzFeed uncovered the video yesterday. You can watch it here:
4. Richard Osman, host of the BBC One show "Pointless" shared details of a secret donation to help someone get an in vitro fertilization treatment.
5. Osman's tweet compelled another person to share another generous story.
6. Mick Brown, a British radio host, recalled Michael's anonymous donations on his old show, "Capital."
7. Two Twitter users confirmed that Michael set up a foundation called Platinum Trust to help people with special educational needs.
8. Activist Emilyne Mondo's volunteer efforts helped her witness Michael's selflessness.
9. And best of all, Michael's donations spread beyond the UK and across the world.
(H/T: The Guardian)
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