George Michael’s Partner Remembers the Late Singer as His Cause of Death Is Revealed

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The cause of George Michael’s death was released by the Coroner of Oxfordshire early on Tuesday, Mar. 7.

Senior coroner for Oxfordshire, Darren Salter, ruled that the legendary singer suffered a dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver. Dilated cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle that usually begins in the left ventricle, which stretches and thins until it cannot pump blood as well as a healthy heart can, according to Mayo Clinic. Fatty liver disease is characterized by too much fat stored in liver cells. It is linked to obesity, insulin resistance, high blood sugar, and high levels of fats in the blood.

“Enquires into the death of George Michael have been concluded and the final post mortem report received,” reads the statement from the coroner. “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.”

Thames Valley Police added a statement on Tuesday as well.

“The investigation into the circumstances of the death has now concluded and a file was passed to the Coroner. As the cause of death was natural, no further action is proposed or required,” authorities wrote on Facebook. “No further updates will be provided and the family requests the media and public respect their privacy.”

Michael’s partner Fadi Fawaz shared a black and white photo of himself and Michael on Twitter after the coroner’s report was released.

“The Truth is out…” he wrote in the tweet.

Michael died in his home on Christmas Day at the age of 53. Launch the gallery at the top of the page to review the biggest celebrity deaths from 2016.