Life George Michael’s sister responds to Elton John’s statements By weekster Posted on November 11, 2019 1 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Melanie Panayiotou, the sister of George Michael, who died in 2016, argues that her brother was uncomfortable with being gay. With this she responds to the statements that Elton John recently made. “My brother was very proud to be gay” According to Elton, the Wham! Singer was feeling bad because of his sexual orientation. Melanie says that this is not the case. “My brother was very proud to be gay, despite other reports that people may have read.” George himself once said in an interview that he had no moral problem with being gay. The singer also frequently promoted the rights of the gay community.