The late George Michael was so generous during his lifetime that he is now being hailed as a secret hero by charity bosses.
You'll probably know the pop star, who died aged 53 over the Christmas period , released a Comic Relief single called True Faith and was part of Band Aid, plus the Live Aid concert.
But it's now emerged that he also gave numerous hefty donations to the Terrence Higgins Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support, as well as Childline.
And he apparently kept more of his random charitable acts hidden too. There are lots, and Twitter users are now ensuring everyone knows about them.
1. He gave a TV contestant enough money to fund her IVF treatment.
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
2. He gave a stranger £25,000 to clear her debt.
George Michael apparently gave a stranger in a cafe £25k when he overheard her crying over debt. Left a cheque behind before heading out.
— Shehab Khan (@ShehabKhan) December 26, 2016
3. He apparently set up a trust providing grants for disabled children and adults.
— jenny morris (@jennifermor) December 26, 2016
4. He worked undercover at a homeless shelter.
George Michael worked anonymously at a homeless shelter I was volunteering at. I’ve never told anyone, he asked we didn’t. That’s who he was
— EMILYNE MONDO (@EmilyneMondo) December 26, 2016
4. He gave 1,000 free tickets to AKH hospital workers who helped him get over pneumonia in Vienna.
5. He kept whole children's charities going by himself.
6. He played a free Christmas concert in honour of the nurses who cared for his dying mother.
7. He gave the proceeds from Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me to Aids hospice London Lighthouse and the Rainbow Trust children's charity.
8. He gave the royalties from Last Christmas/Everything She Wants to Ethiopian famine relief.
9. He let David Baddiel use his music for 'almost nothing'.
Last night found the email from George Michael after I asked if we could use Faith (for nearly nothing) in The Infidel. What a lovely bloke. pic.twitter.com/f9DnU9HA83
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) December 26, 2016
10. He vowed to give £32,000 of his own cash on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
George Michael was also the only star on HWTBAMillionaire who, when gambling all the charity’s cash, said “if I lose it, I’ll just pay it”.
— Sali Hughes (@salihughes) December 26, 2016
11. He saved John Lennon's piano.
He purchased John Lennon's Steinway Model Z upright piano, also known as the "Imagine" piano, in 2000 #GeorgeMichael
— Aadam (@IMAhmad_Khan) December 26, 2016
George Michael bought John Lennon's piano for £1.45million in 2000, from a private collector.
It was the piano Lennon composed Imagine on. George donated it to the Beatles Story museum in Liverpool so that it could be kept in the UK, and Lennon's hometown, forever.
12. He gave 'millions' to various charities, who've called him 'extraordinarily generous'.
Jane Barron of the Terrence Higgins Trust said today: 'We are so saddened by the loss of George Michael. George also often thought of us to kindly donate experiences and gifts that were used to raise vital funds to help us support people living with HIV.
'Along with other charities, we were grateful to benefit from the royalties of George's 1991 duet with Elton John, Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me. His donations contributed to a vision of a world where people living with HIV live healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination.'
And Childline Esther Rantzen revealed George gave them 'millions', adding: 'For years now he has been the most extraordinarily generous philanthropist, giving money to Childline, but he was determined not to make his generosity public so no-one outside the charity knew how much he gave to the nation's most vulnerable children.'
George's website also details his work for the Aids research charity, the Red Hot Foundation, as well as his appearance on the War Child charity album, and performances at the NetAid and Equality Rocks charity shows.
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