Oxfordshire, U.K. Medical Examiner Darren Salter has confirmed that George Michael died as a result of heart and liver disease. The pop star suffered from a heart condition and fatty liver. The singer died at age 53 on Christmas Day at his home. His funeral had been put on hold while tests were being performed.
Today, the coroner released a statement, in part: “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.”
Fadi Fawaz said in December he found his partner “lying peacefully in bed.” Today After the cause of death was revealed, he posted a photo of himself with George with the caption “The Truth is out.”
We miss you George, thank you for your music over the years. Thinking of you, Fadi.
The Truth is out… pic.twitter.com/F07TxE8T2a
— Fadi Fawaz (@fadifawaz) March 7, 2017