The British musician George Michael passed away on December 25th, 2016, having somewhat ironically celebrated his last Christmas (the title of his world famous hit single). It was only after his death that we learned he had spent millions helping orphans, the homeless, the sick, and strangers who had simply experienced misfortune.
We at Bright Side have put together a selection of stories about George Michael's incredible generosity. They all come from those who knew the singer personally or bore witness to his kind actions.
Michael gave the royalties from his 1996 number one single Jesus to a Child to charity. He gave millions that helped save hundreds of thousands of children. For years, he was 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.