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George Michael Made A Donation Of Over $685,000 To Charity After His First Love Passed Away

Date January 17, 2018

After his boyfriend passed away in 1993 from HIV/AIDS, George Michael decided to channel his grief into giving back and making impressive charitable donations.

$685,000 to Project Angel Food

Following the death of his first love, Anselmo Feleppa, Michael began making donations to the Project Angel Food organization. Richard Ayoub, the executive director expressed his appreciation when speaking to The Mirror.

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The publication reported that Michael's donations over the years have now totaled more than $685,000. "He sent a $25k donation to us religiously every year."

The singer, who passed away in December 2016 (aged 53) began dating Feleppa in 1993. However, they both soon learned of Feleppa's diagnosis six months later, and he passed away that same year due to complications from the disease.

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Ayoub revealed to US Weekly that the late singer also did things like giving the volunteers of Project Angel Food a Mercedes, and donating his time in the kitchen to bake a cake for clients.

Project Angel Food

The nonprofit organization is involved in providing free food to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.

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Since they began operating in 1989, they have delivered over 10 million free meals to those in need.

A year after George Michael's death, they posted an Instagram a tribute to the late star and celebrated his dedication to the organization.

George Michael's charitable works

Project Angel Food was not the only recipient of the late singer's generosity. For many years, Michael reached out randomly to help those in need.

He once funded a woman's IVF treatment.

A woman in debt received £25,000 from him.

He set up a secret trust for disabled children and adults.

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He was an undercover volunteer at a homeless shelter.

He organized and performed a free concert to appreciate the nurses who cared for his dying mother.

He donated the proceeds from his song, Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me to Aids hospice London Lighthouse and the Rainbow Trust children’s charity.

These were by no means all of his charitable deeds, and judging by his preference for secrecy, it's safe to say that there were many more instances where he showed his incredible kindness and generosity.

He certainly will be missed.

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