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27th Dec 2019

George Michael’s sister Melanie Panayiotou has passed away, aged 55

Jade Hayden

Sad news.

George Michael’s sister Melanie Panayiotou has passed away, three years after her brother’s death.

The 55-year-old was found dead in her home in Hampstead, northwest London on Christmas Day.

Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

“We can confirm that very tragically Melanie has passed away suddenly,” reads a statement from Michael’s representative.

“We would simply ask that the family’ s privacy be respected at this very sad time. There will be no further comments.”

A statement from Metropolitan Police reads:

“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.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious by police.”

George Michael was found dead in his home on December 25, 2016.

He was 53-years-old.