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Tales of George Michael's Secret Philanthropy Emerge

He donated millions to charity, funded couple's IVF treatment

(Newser) - A day after a contestant on the UK version of game show Deal or No Deal said his wife needed $28,500 for in-vitro fertilization treatment, the show's producers got a phone call. It was George Michael offering to pay the sum in full, says executive producer Richard Osman... More »

Partner Found George Michael 'Just Gone, Peacefully Lying in Bed'

'He was a beautiful person,' says Fadi Fawaz

(Newser) - It was a heartbreaking Christmas for George Michael's partner, Fadi Fawaz. The celebrity hairstylist, who has been romantically linked to the singer since around 2011, says he was the one who found the 53-year-old's body at his Oxfordshire home, People reports. It's an "xmas i will... More »

Manager: George Michael Died of Heart Failure

'No foul play whatsoever' in untimely death, he says

(Newser) - George Michael's death at age 53 was unexpected but definitely not suspicious, according to longtime manager Michael Lippman. He says the beloved English pop star died of heart failure and was found at home "in bed, lying peacefully." The manager says he is "devastated" by the... More »

George Michael's Ex-Wham! Partner Is 'Heartbroken'

Tributes pour in for beloved star

(Newser) - Christmas Day brought news of one of the most shocking celebrity deaths in a year notorious for them. Tributes quickly poured in for George Michael, who died at age 53 . "Rest with the glittering stars, George Michael. You've found your Freedom, your Faith. It was your Last Christmas,... More »

George Michael of Sports Machine Fame Dead at 70

DC legend pioneered use of game highlights

(Newser) - George Michael, whose syndicated Sports Machine show helped introduce viewers to the magic of game highlights years before ESPN made it obsolete, died today in Washington. He was 70 and suffering from leukemia. At WRC in Washington from 1980 to 2008, Michael became a legend during the heyday of the... More »

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