According to reports, George Michael secretly donated thousands upon thousands of dollars to a charity in Los Angeles which helped battle illnesses. The “I Want Candy” singer gave to the fund every year since his death after he lost one of his first boyfriends, Anselmo Feleppa, back in 1993 because of HIV/AIDS.
In a report from The Mirror, director Richard Ayoub revealed Project Angel Food received donations amounting to $685,000 and they couldn’t “thank him enough.”
Richard explained Michael as their “single largest donor in our history,” and said he was incredibly supportive. George allegedly sent them around $25,500 every year his entire life and his “passion and love” was felt as a result.
The singer of “Faith,” who passed away on Christmas Day in 2016, lost his boyfriend to AIDS six months after he began dating him. Feleppa died because of the illness not long after diagnosis.
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Not only did Michael give money to Angel Food, but he also worked in their kitchen occasionally to help people living with HIV/AIDS who were often too sick to shop or cook for themselves.
Since George’s death, many of his actions of grace and generosity have come out in the media, with Richard Osman revealing that the singer once asked a woman who appeared on Deal or No Deal if she needed IVF treatment.
As a result of his many charitable contributions to those who suffered diseases, especially HIV/AIDS, George established himself as a leading donor for organizations who deal with debilitating conditions.
Additionally, George gave money to Childline which is a 24-hour counseling service for young people, and he helped raise $24 million for relief in Ethiopia. As you may know, George Michael died at the age of 53-years-old because of Fatty Liver disease among other complications.