She was found dead in her home on Christmas, just like George three years ago. George Michael’s sister, Melanie Panayiotou, has passed away suddenly at the age of 59, exactly three years after death of legendary singer, who left this world on Christmas, 25th December, 2016.
Panayiotou was found dead by her older sister, Yioda.
The Metropolitan Police stated: „Police were called by London Ambulance Service at approximately 1935hrs on Wednesday, 25 December to reports of the sudden death of a woman, aged in her 50s. The death is not being treated as suspicious by police.“
Pop icon and his sister had a very close relationship. She even traveled with him, and followed him on his tours.
Panayiotou discussed Last Christmas, the romantic comedy which was inspired by her brother’s music, saying: „My family and I hope you all enjoy the film.“
Two days before her death, she, along with Yioda, their father Jack, and Michael’s former manager David Austin, released a statement in which they all expressed their gratitude for all the love and support from Michael’s fans, saying: „We have come full circle again, and Christmas time (and the holidays) are upon us once more.“