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George Michael Died From Natural Causes Says Final Coroner Report


A coroner confirmed Tuesday that singer George Michael passed away due to entirely natural causes, specifically liver and heart disease.

The star had been suffering from a dilated cardiomyopathy along with myocarditis, as well as a fatty liver, as reported by Darren Salter, the senior coroner in Oxfordshire for his case.

The was 53 years old when he died on Christmas of 2016 in his Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire home.

Natural Death

Because the death was a result of “natural cause[s]”, the coroner revealed that there is no need to do any further inquests.

Police in Thames Valley originally stated that his death had been unexplained, but most likely not suspicious, but the initial examination post-mortem were left “inconclusive”.

Tuesday, the coroner released a statement saying: “Inquiries 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.

“No further updates will be provided and the family requests the media and public respect their privacy.”

Over the weekend, the star’s former partner Kenny Goss had been quoted saying: “I think his body just gave up. All these years, it was just weak.”

He said to the Sunday Mirror: “We just want closure, we want the funeral to happen, it’s been a long time now.”


Fadi Fawaz, who was Michael’s partner during the time he passed, said to the Telegraph that in December, he found the singer “lying peacefully in bed”.

After coroners revealed the final cause of his death Tuesday, Fawaz responded in regards to weeks of speculations by fans by simply uploading a photo of him and Michael with the caption: “The Truth is out…”

After the statement from the coroner, the Thames Valley Police stated it closed the investigation into the singer’s death immediately

“As the cause of death was natural, no further action is proposed or required,” it read.