Three years ago British pop icon George Michael shocked the world with the news of his death. In a lightening strikes twice in the same spot event, Michael’s sister Melanie has died exactly three years later.

Melanie Panayiotou was found in her North London home by police after sister Yioda found the body. At this time the 55 year old’s death is not being considered as suspicious.

While there are no details on how Melanie died, she had been ill and was in the hospital earlier in the day.

The family has asked for privacy at this time as they once again spend the holiday season in mourning.

Melanie was a hairdresser and served as her brother’s personal hairdresser during his days with Wham and as a solo artist.

Melanie is also predeceased by mother Lesley who died in 1997. George Michael was buried next to their mother and Melanie is expected to join them. Melanie is survived by her sister Yioda and father Kyriacos (also known as Jack).

 

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