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George Michael privately donated $500,000 to HIV charity before his death

George Michael privately donated $500,000 to HIV charity before his death

George Michael

Turns out there are still more wonderful things to learn about George Michael.

The famed singer passed away one year ago on Christmas day due to heart failure.

Since his death, many stories of his generosity surfaced. However, a new one surfaced recently and it’s astonishing.

In his life, he donated over half a million dollars to the Los Angeles-based charity Project Angel Food.

The nonprofit focuses on providing nutrious meals to those suffering from life-threatening illneses. It was first created in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but expanded in 2004 to any illness.

‘He was so supportive and is the single largest donor in our history,’ executive director Richard Ayoub told The Mirror. ‘He sent a $25k donation to us religiously every year to the tune of more than half a million dollars. His passion and love and support was felt here every single year.’

Project Angel Food's dedication to Michael.
Project Angel Food’s dedication to Michael. | Photo: Instagram @projectangelfood

No fanfare

Ayoub described Michael’s generosity as ‘without fanfare and without credit’.

‘George really did not want to bring the spotlight to him,’ he added.

In 1993, Michael’s partner, Anselmo Feleppa, passed away from AIDS complications.

He didn’t donate just money, however. He reportedly also donated his Mercedes to an auction to raise even more money.