George Michael's Cause Of Death Revealed By Coroner
George Michael died at age 53 from natural causes, reveals the coroner's investigation.
Although it was previously rumored that the beloved gay singer had succumbed to HIV/AIDS, those reports appear to have been merely speculative and erroneous.
The legendary singer suffered a dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, according to the senior coroner for Oxfordshire, Darren Salter.
A statement from the coroner reads, “Enquires 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.”
Dilated cardiomyopathy is a form of heart disease.
Fatty liver, on the other hand, though often linked to alcoholism, can also occur in individuals who are obese, or have diabetes.
Michael’s boyfriend Fadi Fawaz responded to the news of the coroner's report with an image on Twitter:
Sleep peacefully, George Michael.