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George Michael could be honoured with blue plaque in Camden

By Amy Smith
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Camden councillor Roger Robinson, OBE, plans to 'push' for a blue plaque to be installed outside George Michael's Highgate home in commemoration of the superstar singer. Since his sudden death on Christmas Day, reports of George Michael's unsung acts of generosity have emerged.

Not only did the philanthropic singer openly support the striking miners, NHS nurses, Terrence Higgins Trust, Band Aid and Live Aid but it has emerged was also a secret benefactor to Childline and a number of disability charities.

Robinson had personal experience of George Michael's generosity eight years ago when the singer's charity The Platinum Trust awarded a grant to Artsline, an accessibility advice service for disabled people chaired by the councillor.

'We can't thank him enough. It was so very helpful at a time when the voluntary sector was really struggling. We need to let people know how generous that man was in helping the arts. There should be a blue plaque in Highgate for a start. I would push for it. I think Camden should be delighted to have had George Michael as a resident.'

Robinson also wouldn't rule out the possibility of a George Michael statue similar to the Amy Winehouse statue that was unveiled within the Stables Market in 2014.

 

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'There's no reason why he can't have an Amy Winehouse statue. We'll need to discuss it with local councillors and resident's associations. He had a fantastic voice, fantastic character, it's been a very, great shame. We'll all miss him.'

Crowds are flocking to lay tributes outside George Michael's Highgate home.

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