Coroner Confirms George Michaels Cause of Death

07 March 2017 Written by  Newsweek

The singer had dilated cardiomyopathy, a heart condition, and a fatty liver.

George Michael died of natural causes, according to a coroner’s report.

The British singer, who died on Christmas Day aged 53, had "dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver,” said Darren Salter, senior coroner for Oxfordshire in England.

Dilated cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the the heart’s ability to pump blood around the body is compromised due to the heart muscle becoming stretched and weakened.


Michael was found dead at his home in Goring-on-Thames in Oxfordshire last December.

An initial postmortem examination proved inconclusive.

"Inquires into the death of George Michael have been concluded and the final post-mortem report received,” the coroner’s office said in a statement published by the BBC.

"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."

Content Originally Published By: Tufayel Ahmed @ Newsweek

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