George Michael died of natural causes
Tests have determined that George Michael died from natural causes.
Wham! frontman George Michael passed away on Christmas Day at his Oxfordshire home, survived by his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz.
The 52-year-old singer’s death has remained unexplained for months after a post-mortem examination was inconclusive.
However it has now been confirmed he died of natural causes.
According to a coroner, his death was caused by dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.
The coroner said: “Inquires into the death of George Michael have been concluded and the final post-mortem report received.
“As there is a confirmed natural cause of death, being dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, the investigation is being discontinued and there is no need for an inquest or any further enquiries.
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“No further updates will be provided and the family requests the media and public respect their privacy.”
The news comes counter to weeks of tabloid reports that have inferred that the singer’s drug use was to blame.
Since his death, dozens of people have opened up about the singer’s extraordinary generosity and anonymous philanthropy, donating millions to good causes without revealing his identity.
Funeral plans for the star are expected to be announced soon.
Cindi Berger, Michael’s publicist, said previously: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period.
“The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.”