He was damn generous, yet smart with his money.
George Michael even managed to save John Lennon’s piano on which he composed “Imagine on”, and then donated it to the Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool so that his buddy, John could pay it a visit whenever he felt nostalgic.
He supported a lot of causes over the years that helped raise funds for countless charities.
Even Jane Barron of the Terrence Higgins Trust shared how George Michael generously donated to funds that helped people living with HIV.
Most celebs keep the royalties they earn from their performances, but not George Michael.
The royalties he earned for his 1991 duet with Elton John during the performance for “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” ended up being donated to various charities that contributed to his vision of a world where those infected with HIV could live healthy and safe from discrimination.
He almost became part of the popular band “Queen”.
After Freddie Mercury passed away from AIDS related complications, George Michael was seriously considered as a replacement for yet another amazing icon. He has however fronted during the Freddy Mercury Benefit Concert.
In the 1980s, George Michael and Sir Elton John had a bit of a falling out.
It turns out that Michael’s pot addiction had gotten worse and when John tried to help, Michael told him to shut his mouth and get on with his own life. But four years after their bitter feud, both men put the past behind them and Michael even ended up playing at one of Elton John’s AIDS Foundation sponsored charity concerts.
As the amazing musical talent that he was, George Michael starting helping others early on in his music career.
Back in 1984, he played a benefit concert to show his support for a group of striking British miners.