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According to, George Michael’s sister Melanie Panayiotou was found dead on Christmas day, three years to the day on the anniversary of George Michael’s death.

Via a statement from the family’s lawyer, CNN confirmed that the death is not considered suspicious. The family asks for privacy at this time.

Two days prior to Panayiotou’s death, the family put out a statement on December 23rd entitled, “Merry Christmas 2019 – A Message From George’s Family” and signed by Melanie, Yioda, Jack and David. Find it HERE.