The Coldplay frontman honored Michael, who was an incredible philanthropist, by singing “Last Christmas” at a crisis center in London.
With his guitar in hand Martin belted out the holiday hit alongside another man, identified only as Kevin.
“A huge thank you to Coldplay’s Chris Martin for dropping by our Crisis at Christmas centers and entertaining our guests,” the shelter wrote on its Facebook page on Wednesday, December 28. “Here he is performing a wonderful tribute to George Michael with our very own King of Karaoke – #CrisisXmas guest Kevin!”
Martin, who visited the shelter with his girlfriend, Annabelle Wallis, not only performed but also pitched in to make tea and coffee for the people staying there.
”That moment when Coldplay's Chris Martin drops into the Crisis at Christmas shelter, with no fuss, no fanfare and no press, to help make tea and coffee and also play guitar so guests can have a sing song,” a volunteer wrote on Instagram. “Thank you for coming down and getting stuck in.”
Days before, Martin, 39, had been spotted visiting a homeless shelter in New York, where he gave a surprise performance.
His charitable actions would have pleased Michael, who was known for his generosity and work on behalf of the less fortunate.
Since Michael’s death, social media has been flooded with people coming forward to share some of his random acts of kindness.
George Michael worked anonymously at a homeless shelter I was volunteering at. I've never told anyone, he asked we didn't. That's who he was
— EMILYNE MONDO (@EmilyneMondo) December 26, 2016
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.
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) December 26, 2016
— jenny morris (@jennifermor) December 26, 2016
He died at his home in England at the age of 53 from heart failure.