When George Michael first passed on Christmas Day of last year, we were sad to realize there weren’t many tattoos of him or his lyrics out there. Since then, many adoring fans have come to pay tribute to the late great singer and songwriter, and have done justice to Michael’s memory. We initially searched to find if anyone was particularly moved by any of Wham’s songs or Michael’s prose, but it seems his message and image overall are more appealing.
Michael and his music have more to them than society’s usual fucked-up-ness about sex though. He was a prolific songwriter, and toured until 2012. And the world learned in Michael’s passing that the star was also a humble, secretive donor to many, many charities. He’d been recognized for his philanthropy before, but the sheer magnitude of his charitable donations and efforts weren’t fully known.