Melanie Panayiotou Bio, Wiki
Melanie Panayiotou is the 55-year-old sister to George Michael, an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist. She was found dead on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2019. Her body was found by her older sister Yioda Panayiotou at her home in Hampstead, Northwest London as per the Daily Mail.
Melanie Panayiotou and George Michael
Melanie Panayiotou and George Michael were close while growing up. Panayiotou’s death occurred exactly three years after her brother’s death on Christmas Day 2016. In a 1985 interview with No. 1 Magazine, Melanie said of growing up with her brother that “I don’t think you could say that he was your regular sort of boy,” and noted that the pair were alike in some ways. “We can be quite honest with each other and we share the same sense of humor,” she said.
She has spoken fondly of her brother in the past, and just days ago released a joint statement in which she told his fans that their kind messages ‘lift us when things are tough’. And 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.’
Melanie Panayiotou Net Worth
Melanie was left part of her brother’s estate after his death. The estate included a £97.6million fortune and a Grade II listed mansion in Highgate, North London. The Metropolitan Police said it was called to a property on at 7 pm on Wednesday.
Melanie Panayiotou Death & Cause
Panayiotou was found dead on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2019. Her body was discovered by her older sister Yioda Panayiotou, 57, on the evening of Christmas Day — same as her brother three years ago. Despite the eerie coincidence, police are not treating the death as suspicious. The cause of death is not yet known.
Yioda called an ambulance to her sister’s address at 7:35 p.m. to report “the sudden death of a woman, aged in her 50s,” the Metropolitan Police confirmed in a statement, the BBC reports.
“We can confirm that very tragically, Melanie has passed away suddenly,” Melanie’s family said in a statement released through their lawyer John Reid, the BBC reports. “We would simply ask that the family’s privacy be respected at this very sad time . . . There will be no further comment.”
The Metropolitan Police said in a statement that “Police were called by London Ambulance Service at approximately 7.35 pm on Wednesday, December 25 to reports of the sudden death of a woman, aged in her 50s, at an address in Oak Hill Park, NW3. The death is not being treated as suspicious by police. A report will be compiled for the Coroner into the circumstances.”