British former dancer, Lesley Angold Panayiotou gained popularity as the celebrity mother of George Michael. Her son Michael, best known as an English singer-songwriter and record producer.

Lesley Angold Panayiotou with her son George
Caption: Lesley Angold Panayiotou with her son George (Photo: today)

When was Lesley Angold Panayiotou Born?

On December 24, 1937, she was born with the birth sign Capricorn. Panayiotou grew up in the Islington District of England. Her parents James Harrison (father) and Daisy Angold Harrison (mother). Lesley's mother Daisy was Jewish, however, got married to a non-Jewish man. She grew up along with her two elder sibling brother and a sister.

 Also, Panayiotou was the fourth child of her parents. On January 4th, 1960, her dad James passed away when she was 22 years old. Again, she lost her brother Colin John Harrison, who died on January 5, 1964. Panayiotou suffered the loss of her mother, in the year 1972.


Lesley Angold Panayiotou had worked as a former dancer. However, she gained popularity as the mother of Singer-songwriter, George Michael. Sadly, only limited information about her professional career available. In a 1998 interview, Michael revealed that his mother, Lesley was sent to a convent school that put her “straight off religion.” 

Lesley Angold Panayiotou with her son Michael
Caption: Lesley Angold Panayiotou with her son Michael (Photo: Pinterest)

He subsequently said that she was extremely English and talked about how conservative or "afraid" of money she was, which affected the way he treated money in the future. Similar to this, George reveals in a 1988 interview with Life Magazine that his mother "loves music and used to be a singer when she was a young girl."

Lesley Angold Panayiotou Net Worth

Well, Lesley Angold Panayiotou had lived a comfortable life. Also, she had collected decent sum of money, out of her working career. She used earned money to raised her kids and fulfiled their daily needs. 

Lesley Angold Panayiotou Husband 

Lesley Angold Panayiotou got married to her husband Kyriacos Panayiotou. She tied the wedding knot at the age of 20. In the year 1958, they got married in a private wedding ceremony, held in  Pancras, Middlesex. Also, her spouse Kyriacos, known as ‘Jack’. As per reports, the duo marriage registered in the England and Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index.

Lesley Angold Panayiotou with her family
Caption: Lesley Angold Panayiotou with her family (Photo: mirror)

They became parents of their first daughter, Yioda Panayiotou, a famous hairdresser. Then, the married couple welcomed their 2nd child, a daughter Melanie Panayiotou. Eventually, Lesley and Kyriacos blessed with a son Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, born on 25 June 1963. 

About Lesley Angold Panayiotou Son

Lesley's son George Michael was an English singer-songwriter and record producer. With global album sales estimated to be between 100 million and 125 million, he is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. In terms of songwriting, vocal delivery, and visual presentation, Michael was regarded as a creative powerhouse. He had eight songs that peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and thirteen singles that reached number one on the UK Singles Chart (five of them with Wham!). Two Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, and four MTV Video Music Awards are just a few of the many music honors that Michael has received. He was included among the "Greatest Hot 100 Artists of All Time" by Billboard and the "200 Greatest Singers of All Time" by Rolling Stone.

Lesley Angold Panayiotou with her husband Kyriacos & their son George
Caption: Lesley Angold Panayiotou with her husband Kyriacos & their son George (Photo: img)

Outside of music, Michael was a proponent of LGBT rights and a fundraiser for HIV/AIDS charities. Due to his 1998 public lewdness arrest and subsequent drug-related arrests, his personal life, drug usage, and legal issues made headlines in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In the year 1998, he came out as gay. On Christmas Day 2016, Michael passed away from heart illness in his Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, home.

Lesley Angold Panayiotou Death 

Unfortunately, Lesley Angold Panayiotou was diagnosed with Melanoma in the year 996. After that, her family never left her side. Lesley died on 26 February 1997 due to Melanoma.  

At the age of 59, she passed away in England. Her body was buried at Highgate Cemetery West, in London, England.