George Michael Died Of Natural Causes

7 March 2017, 13:48 | Updated: 2 November 2017, 15:29

George Michael

The star passed away on December 25th and police have been investigating the cause of death ever since.

The coroner has ruled that the 'Careless Whisper' singer - who tragically passed away on Christmas Day last year at the age of 53 - died from dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.

Dilated cardiomyopathy is where the heart finds it difficult to pump blood around the body because the heart has a weakened and enlarged left ventricle whilst fatty liver is a build-up of fat in the vital organ.

Since George's tragic passing, rumours had swirled about the singer's cause of death after an initial post-mortem proved inconclusive.

In a statement, Thames Valley Police said at the time: "The cause of death is inconclusive and further tests will now be carried out. The results of these tests are unlikely to be known for several weeks. Thames Valley police will prepare a file for the Oxfordshire coroner. Mr Michael’s death is still being treated as unexplained but not suspicious."

Most recently, George's former partner Kenny Goss weighed in on the rumours, admitting he believes George passed away because his body "just gave up".

He said: "I can't say for sure but I think his body just gave up. All these years, it was just weak."

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