The late Wham! singer, who died on Christmas Day, is believed to have left up to £50million of his wealth to the 55-year-old hairdresser – who reports claim was his “favourite” sister.
The claims come after some suggested George Michael’s fortune could go to his godchildren.
But friends believe Melanie is set to inherit “big” because “she was there at many of the big milestones in his life”.
“Melanie was there by his side until the very end”
Prior to his death, the generous star reportedly splashed out £14,000 on a brand-new BMW for Melanie.
A source told The Sun: “George was very close to his sisters, and the understanding is that they’re going to inherit most of his wealth, particularly Melanie who he was incredibly close to.
“She was there at many of the big milestones in his life, and was there by his side until the very end.
“George was very family-orientated and even in his death he’s shown that. He was keen to see them well looked after for the future.”
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His eldest sister, Yioda, 57, is also expected to inherit a large part of his estate as well as some of his monetary wealth.
His godchildren Roman and Harley Moon Kemp, the children of his Wham! bandmate Shirlie Holliman and Martin Kemp are believed to have also been included in the star’s will.
Michael will also reportedly leave money to Bluebell, the goddaughter of his former boyfriend Kenny Goss.
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His boyfriend Fadi Fawaz, and his cousin Andros’ two children, are also expected to be included in the will.
The star was found dead in his bed on Christmas Day by Fadi at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
It is understood the formal process of dividing up his will be delayed until a decision is made on a potential inquest into the star’s death.
Source : Daily Star