George Michael‘s sister has passed away.
A tragic story below…
Melanie Panayiotu died exactly three years after George did on Christmas Day and was found by their older sister at her home in London.
Her lawyer confirmed the news…
We would simply ask that the family’s privacy be respected at this very sad time.
The Metropolitan Police added…
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.
She passed away shortly after revealing how she planned to celebrate George’s life and music in an interview with ‘The Big Issue.’ The interview was set up to promote the romantic comedy ‘Last Christmas‘ which was inspired by Michael’s discography.
My family and I hope you all enjoy the film, and Yog’s [George’s] music old and new, woven beautifully into this fun, easy tale of love and self-love,” she said.
As many of you know, Yog adored Christmas and he loved the idea of this film. I am sure he will be enjoying seeing Emilia [Clark]’s amazing light bulb smile, something they share, across the celestial miles!
May she rest in peace.