What you never knew about George Michael and what he did with his money
4 John Lennon’s piano was purchased by Michael
Michael lost his mother Lesley to cancer in 1997. 10 years after her death Michael honored the nurses who took care of her at a special free concert in North London. Because of her George Michael has donated large sums of money to the Macmillan cancer support. His love for nostalgic items of the music industry ws revealed when he purchased the piano on which John Lennon composed the icon song Imagine, so that the instrument would not end up in some storage house.
He made an anonymous purchase of £1.67 million for the Steinway piano at a pop memorabilia auction in 2000. He later announced that he would hand it over to the Beatles museum in Liverpool. The piano still bears two cigarette burns from the spot where Lennon left a smouldering cigarette. It is strange that such things are only revealed after a man is no more. George Michael was a true philanthropist and we hope he is now resting in peace.