Following his death on Christmas day, stories of how late English singer George Michael spent the fortune he made started coming up. Shortly after the singer’s death was announced, TV presenter Richard Osman revealed some amazing details we didn’t know about him.
Apparently, the star had been handing out huge amount of money to people who are in dire need of it. Read: British Pop Star George Michael Dies On Christmas Day Even more amazing is the fact that the acts of charity were done in secret. The details were only made public after his death from suspected heart failure at his home in Oxfordshire.
According to emerging reports, singer George Michael secretly gave huge amounts to the needy. Some of his generous acts include – £15,000 to a woman he saw on TV and a £5,000 tip to a barmaid who was caught up in student debt.
Osman revealed that Michael had made a secret call to donate money to a woman who appeared on Deal or No Deal. She needed money for her IVF treatment. Osman tweeted; ‘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.’
Subsequently, a woman named Lynette Gillard replied to Richard’s tweet, saying; ‘For many years I wondered who had donated this money, and now I know. Thank you. RIP George what an amazing person.’
Again, a journalist tweeted that she once wrote about a celeb who had given a barmaid a huge tip after learning she was a student nurse who had huge debts. That was Michael too.
Also, several charity organisations benefted from the star’s royalties from some of his biggest selling singles. He made huge donations to Childline, the Terrence Higgins Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support. Therefore, it should be safe to say that some charity organisations may benefit massively when his estimated £100million fortune is shared.