Coroner confirms George Michael died of natural causes

By Alexa Caruso on March 7, 2017 | 2 Comments

George MichaelPop singer George Michael, who passed away suddenly at the age of 53 last Christmas, died of natural causes, a coroner has confirmed.

After the initial postmortem came back inconclusive, Darren Salter, Oxfordshire’s Senior coroner, confirmed yesterday that Michael died due to heart and liver problems — specifically, he suffered a dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.

The singer was found dead in bed on Christmas Day by his lover, celebrity hair stylist Fadi Fawaz, who placed the emergency call. Initially, fans and family of the Wham! singer were speculating he could have died of suicide or drug overdose as the singer has had issues with substances in the past. Fadi was also questioned by police in case of foul play, but removed as a suspect. Police had reported that the death was “unexplained but non-suspicious.”

The funeral has been on hold until all toxicology tests could be completed and the body released to the family. As reported by The Sun, a close friend of Michael, Andros Georgiou, stated back in February that the funeral will be very small and very private: “It will be a small and secret affair, with possibly less than 50 people… It’ll mostly be family and a few close friends… I have to say goodbye, though I can’t even im­agine it. I’ll be devastated, it will be heartbreaking.”

George will be laid to rest next to his deceased mother, Lesley. ~Alexa Caruso

Comments & Discussion

  1. Debbie • March 7, 2017 @ 6:52 PM

    George Michael is one person I miss. Played his music and cried,but thought past it and happy that he left us his music. But…crying as I write this. Had a very nice dream about him. Am glad that rumours were cleared up. Feel better that it was natural causes, which was too early. He was 53. I am 57. Pretty young. Love you George!

  2. Lina • May 25, 2017 @ 11:23 AM

    I was and still am a big fan of George Michael.
    I was lucky to have seen him in concert twice.
    Too young to die, RIP
    Your music lives on!

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