Lynette Gillard, 38, has laid a wreath at the pop star’s home, travelling 400 miles to do so.

Ms Gillard, appeared on the show Deal or no Deal, attempting to win money to pay for IVF treatment nine years ago.   George Michael watched the show and donated £9,000 anonymously to allow Ms Gillard to have IVF treatment.  She learned the identity of her benefactor the day after Mr Michael died on Christmas Day.

She has said that she will give her future child his name as a middle name, and will play Mr Michael’s songs during labour.  She said, “I am just so grateful for what George did. I will never forget it. He has completely changed our lives, and laying the flowers was a really sad day.

“I lost my mum in April 2014 and I miss her dearly. On Saturday I found out George was born on the same day as her – June 25. It gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes.

“I have had so many failed rounds of IVF. It is an emotional rollercoaster, getting your hopes up each time. When it didn’t work I was getting so upset and I knew something was wrong.

“I was told I needed special blood tests to check my immune system to find out why it kept failing but I never would have been able to afford them without George.

“Now thanks to him I have these tests and next time the doctors are going to put me on steroids when the embryo is implanted. He’s given us hope.

“We definitely want to include George’s name as a middle name when we have a baby and we’ll be playing his music while I’m in labour.

“To do something so generous for strangers on TV – I just can’t believe it. I wake up every day and think I’m in a dream.

“I was lost for words when we heard there’d been a donation eight years ago and I am still lost for words now.

“It is so strange, I’ve always enjoyed his music and we spent all evening dancing to George’s music after the tragic news broke about his death on Christmas day.”

Ms Gillard hopes to restart IVF soon.