Who Is George Michael’s Sister? Melanie Panayiotou Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Death, Cause of Death
Melanie Panayiotou Biography
Melanie Panayiotou was a makeup artist and the sister to musician George Michael. She was found dead on December 25, 2019 at her home, three years to the day since her brother died. The cause of her death has not been revealed yet but the police said that the death is not being treated as suspicious.
Melanie Panayiotou Age
Panayiotou was 55 years old at the time of her death.
Melanie Panayiotou Family
Panayiotou was born to Lesley Angold and Kyriacos “Jack” Panayiotou. Her mother died in 1997. She was a sister to Yioda Panayiotou and George Michael.
Melanie Panayiotou Brother – George Michaels Sister
Melanie was a sister to the late musician George Michaels who died on December 25, 2016 of dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and a fatty liver. Melanie and her brother were very close and were left part of his estate – which included a £97.6million fortune and a Grade II listed mansion in Highgate, North London. She had spoken fondly of her brother for example in November she stood up for her brother in a magazine article, saying he was ‘my “very proud to be gay” brother, contrary to what you may have read recently.’
On December 23, 2019 Melanie together with her family shared a statement on Michael’s official website saying that the family have ‘come to fully appreciate (although we already knew really), quite how much love there is out there in the world, for both Yog and his beautiful music.’ They asked that people continue to do ‘good deeds in his memory’.
“Hello Everybody, Lovelies, (and pets of Lovelies)!
We have come full circle again and Christmas time (and the holidays), are upon us once more.
I think we as a family, (there are lots of us, we Greek Cypriots, we’re everywhere)!! have come to fully appreciate (although we already knew really), quite how much love there is out there in the world, for both Yog and his beautiful music.
We know how much his lyrics can offer support when things are tough and help celebrate when times are good and life is going well… and that is just as powerful now as if he were still with us and as many of you say in your messages, it’s a gift.
It seems important that his generosity of spirit and natural empathy have touched you in a way that would have him embarrassed, all your kind words are really good to hear and we know you have always known his true heart.
Thank you for embracing and supporting the ‘Last Christmas’ movie and soundtrack, we knew you would enjoy it!! ‘This Is How’ is good, isn’t it?? We love that you love it, as would Yog.
Everyone has been working so hard to bring you his music, the movie is going to be there to celebrate and remember Yog and his music well into the future…and we thank everyone whose efforts brought his music to you.
We will be swerving the bad and enjoying the good as much as we can this coming year (2019 has been difficult and busy for George’s hardworking team).
We are, as usual, staying as positive as possible, which is what we and Yog would wish for you all, and we are all hoping for a peaceful 2020. (Wow 2020! – when you grew up with Yog, that used to seem so far away but, here we are folks – It’s the future)!!!
We’ll close by saying, don’t forget to say your ‘I Love You’s’ and enjoy your celebrations wherever you are. Thank you so much for your kind messages, they lift us when things are tough.
Keep on doing those good deeds in his memory, ‘paying it forward’ if you can.
‘Take Care’ he says from up there in the stars, with mum, Anselmo, and his beloved doggies.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and celebrations to you all – we send our best from here in London!
Melanie, Yioda, Jack & David x”
Melanie Panayiotou Death
Melanie was found dead on Christmas Day at her home in Hampstead, northwest London by her older sister Yioda. Her death was confirmed by lawyer John Reid, who acts for Michael’s family and estate who released a statement saying,
“We can confirm that very tragically Melanie has passed away suddenly. We would simply ask that the family’ s privacy be respected at this very sad time. There will be no further comments.”
The Metropolitan Police said in a statement to the Mirror; “Police were called by London Ambulance Service at approximately 19:35hrs on Wednesday, 25 December to reports of the sudden death of a woman, aged in her 50s, at an address in Oak Hill Park, NW3.”
They said that the death was not being treated as suspicious; “The death is not being treated as suspicious by police. A report will be compiled for the coroner into the circumstances.”
Melanie Panayiotou Cause of Death
Melanie’s cause of death has not been revealed yet.
Melanie Panayiotou Tributes
We are saddened to hear of the loss of Melanie Panayiotou, George’s sister. Sending all our hugs and thoughts to the Panayiotou family. 💜 pic.twitter.com/WSkRlmbnOr
— Lovelies.help (@LoveliesHelp) December 27, 2019