George Michael died of natural causes, coroner says

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53-year-old had coronary heart situation – dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis – and fatty liver, and no inquest shall be held.

The singer George Michael died from pure causes, a coroner has stated.

The previous singer with the pop duo Wham!, who was 53 and was discovered at his house in Goring, Oxfordshire, on Christmas Day, had a coronary heart situation. There shall be no inquest.

In an announcement, Darren Salter, senior coroner for Oxfordshire, stated: “Inquiries into the demise of George Michael have been concluded and the ultimate postmortem report acquired.

“As there’s a confirmed pure explanation for demise, being dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, the investigation is being discontinued and there’s no want for an inquest or any additional inquiries. No additional updates shall be offered and the household requests the media and public respect their privateness.”

Michael’s former companion, Kenny Goss, had beforehand stated he believed the pop star’s physique “simply gave up”. His supervisor, Michael Lippman, stated on the time that the singer had died from coronary heart failure in mattress. His publicist stated on the time, he had “handed away peacefully” at house.

An ambulance attended Michael’s home on 25 December at 1.42pm.

Dilated cardiomyopathy is a situation the place the guts’s skill to pump blood is decreased as a result of the left ventricle is enlarged and weakened. In some instances it’s inherited. It can be attributable to viral infections, uncontrolled hypertension, issues with the guts valves or extreme consuming or leisure drug use.

Myocarditis is irritation of the guts muscle. It may be attributable to a viral or bacterial infections, and by sure drugs, toxins and autoimmune issues. Signs embrace ache or tightness within the chest, which might unfold to different elements of the physique.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver illness, which is attributable to a buildup of fats within the liver, is normally seen in people who find themselves chubby or overweight. A unique illness, often called alcoholic fatty liver illness, is attributable to extreme consuming.

Michael rose to fame as one half of Wham! within the 1980s. He went on to have a vastly profitable solo profession. Born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, he had 11 UK No 1s in complete and bought greater than 100m albums throughout a profession spanning nearly 4 many years.