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Legendary Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour has told British newspaper The Daily Express that he would like more of his fellow wealthy artist to follow his example and make charitable donations.

Gilmour says that he doesn’t know enough of those artists to ask them in person, and therefore wanted to make a public statement.

He told the newspaper, “There was a great tradition of philanthropy in this country that has fallen by the wayside. The problem is that people I meet who could make massive donations aren’t great friends. They usually appear fleetingly at showbiz parties. My friends tend to be normal people who live locally.”

Gilmour sold his £3.5m ($6.3m) London house in 2003 and gave the proceeds directly to Crisis, a charity which support the homeless.

Source: PR Inside

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