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'A woman needed £15k for IVF. George Michael secretly phoned and gave her the money'

The singer called Deal Or No Deal after a contestant said she needed the money.

AS FANS AND fellow musicians remember George Michael, social media users have been sharing this tweet from TV presenter Richard Osman about an anonymous good deed carried out by the pop superstar:

“A woman on ‘Deal Or No Deal’ told us she needed £15k for IVF treatment. George Michael secretly phoned the next day and gave her the £15k,” Osman wrote.

Osman, best known for his role as co-presenter on the BBC quiz show ‘Pointless’, worked as a producer on the Noel Edmunds-hosted Channel 4 show.

He shared his memory of Michael’s anonymous kind act in the wake of the singer’s death late last night.

The star backed a number of charities and causes, and was a vocal supporter of the Terrence Higgins Trust, which aims to support people living with HIV in the UK. The charity tweeted its thanks to Michael today.

Fellow musicians, including Elton John, Madonna, and Nile Rodgers, have been paying tribute to Michael in the wake of his death yesterday.

“It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period,” his publicist said.

Billboard magazine quoted Michael’s manager Michael Lippman as saying the singer had died of heart failure.

Read: ‘He was so loved’: Tributes flow as pop superstar George Michael dies aged 53 >

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