According to Darren Salter, the senior coroner for Oxfordshire, the legendary singer suffered a dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.
“Enquiries into the death of George Michael have been concluded, and the final post mortem report received. As there is a confirmed natural cause of mortality, 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,” a statement from the coroner said.
The statement added that no further updates will be provided and that the family requests the media and public respect their privacy.
Dilated cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart. It occurs when the left ventricle stretches and fails to pump blood efficiently. As the muscles gradually weaken, heart failure can occur.
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart, usually caused by a viral infection.
Fatty liver disease is caused by the buildup of fat in the liver, most commonly caused by alcoholism. The disease can, however, occur in people who are not heavy drinkers. Other common causes of fatty liver include obesity and diabetes.
After the coroner’s report was released, Michael’s boyfriend Fadi Nawaz took to Twitter sharing a smiling photo of the couple.
“The truth is out…” the photo’s caption read.
Fawaz later responded to rumors that had been spread by tabloids, surrounding the death of the award-winning singer, saying that all the nasty comments and press were very cruel and unnecessary.
“Now I hope to receive some love,” Nawaz tweeted.