3 years ago, the world grieved as the news surfaced that singing legend, George Michael, had tragically passed away.
Now, his sister, Melanie, has also heartbreakingly been found dead on the third anniversary of her famous brother's death, just days after penning a touching tribute to George.
Keep scrolling for the full story.
George Michael was one of the leading stars of the '80s and '90s.
via: Getty ImagesBorn Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou on June 25, 1963, in East Finchley, London, England, the singing icon took the world by storm as part of the legendary band, Wham!, whom he formed with high school friend, Andrew Ridgeley.
Wham! delivered several chart-topping hits, which remain iconic until this day.
via: Getty ImagesThe likes of "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," Everything She Wants," and of course, "Last Christmas" have gone down in music history as firm fan favorites.
After a successful stint, George went solo in 1986.
via: Getty ImagesIt was clear that George had emerged as the leading star of the group, so it was inevitable that he would eventually break away.
He enjoyed a successful solo career.George earned his first Grammy Award for his duet with soul music legend Aretha Franklin for the single, "I Knew You Were Waiting." The same year, the star released his debut solo album, Faith, which became an instant hit - bagging him a Grammy for best album of the year.
But his private life painted a very different picture...
via: Getty ImagesFollowing a string of arrests - including one on suspicion of illegal drugs in London in 2006, as well as rehab stays, it became clear that George's personal life was beginning to derail.
But he got his life back on track in 2008.
via: Getty ImagesThe singer came back with a vengeance and even released a cover of Stevie Wonder's 1972 hit, "You and I," as a gift to Prince William and Kate Middleton for the couple's wedding in 2011.
Devastatingly, George died on December 25, 2016, at just 53-years-old.
via: Getty ImagesThe news shook the world, and fans across the globe went into mourning for the loss of the legend.
Michael's partner, celebrity hairstylist, Fadi Fawaz, found him dead at his home in Oxfordshire.
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Today, some devastating news has surfaced.
Melanie was found dead on the third anniversary of her brother's death.
via: Getty ImagesShe was discovered in her North London by her sister, Yioda, on Christmas day.
An ambulance was called to the property on Wednesday evening.
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Just 2 days before her death, Melanie co-signed a letter from her family paying tribute to her late brother.
The family had said in the tribute that they were remaining "as positive as possible" going into the new year.
But heartbreakingly, a representative for George confirmed the devastating news of Melanie's untimely death today.
It is not yet known what her cause of death is.
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