Since the announcement of his passing, there has been a huge outpouring of love and sadness from friends and fans alike.
Last week, it was reported that tests are still taking place on George's body to establish a cause of death.
Although police have said Michael's death is not suspicious, a full inquest will take place if no natural cause of death can be confirmed.
Michael was also among the popstars who produced the original Band Aid single in 1984 which raised over £19m to help those caught up in the famine in Ethiopia.
Here are six unheralded acts of kindness by Michael: TV presenter Richard Osman said a contestant once appeared on “Deal Or No Deal” hoping to raise £15,000 to pay for IVF treatment.
The 68-year-old American music legend sits back, hands clutched on his cane, large white Stetson on a head of long, white hair, voluminous white beard obscuring most of his face, sunglasses hiding his eyes.
He talks in a kind of breathy grumble, slow and laconic, and it is hard to get him to open up, or even to take the interview seriously.You don’t hear his name mentioned so much anymore, but in the Sixties Russell was among the leading session players in the US, contributing to recordings by a roll call of greats, including Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lee Lewis, Glen Campbell, The Band, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, The Rolling Stones and many, many more. I thought it was the big time.” Russell’s 1970 solo debut album of silky, gospel blues featured guest appearances by Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Steve Winwood.It quickly established him among American rock royalty, a singer-songwriter with reputation for composing classics.His preference is to deflect questions with deadpan one-liners.So when I enquire about his working relationship with Joe Cocker, for whom he was both songwriter and band leader in the late Sixties, he drawls: “I love bipolar people.” On working with Phil Spector, for whom he played as a session pianist: “I was one of the ones who didn’t get shot.” What inspired him to start writing his own songs? All the while, an entourage of management, agents, PRs and a woman who turns out to be his much younger wife, sit close by, chuckling indulgently.The person, who did not wish to be named, told The Daily Star it was a 'desecration' of his memory.'He (George) had so many hangers-on looking after his homes that somehow word got out they were empty,' they said.'Unbelievably, a well-known gay porn company got hold of the keys twice and went in with a full crew – actors flown from America, lighting, sound engineers – the lot.'George would have been furious if he’d known what his house was being used for while he was away.' There is no suggestion that George or Fadi were involved in the making of the films, the paper reported.