More than two months after his death, the coroner in charge of the autopsy of the body of George Michael made his conclusions. The famous British singer died last December 25th due to heart and liver dysfunction.
The mystery is finally lifted. On 25 December, the sudden disappearance of George Michael has caused great excitement in the UK and around the world. The social, anonymous networks like personalities recognized in the art world, Elton John to Madonna , have mourned the loss of the icon, entered the history of pop culture thanks to a handful of timeless tubes with his Wham! then solo. “Freedom”, “Last Christmas”, “Fastlove”, “Faith”, “Careless Whisper” … So many iconic pieces that have invaded the charts after his death. George Michael was only 53 years old.
A natural death
Quickly, the eyes turned to his companion Fadi Fawaz to try to shed light on the exact circumstances of this sudden death. While the singer’s manager spoke of a ” heart failure “, his boyfriend has left some doubt about a suicide in a series of disturbing messages on Twitter … since deleted. Only option for the fans and the family await the findings of the autopsy.
Initially, the tests have ” not conclusive ” as announced by the medical examiner. So we had to wait until the final results today revealed by the BBC : George Michael died of myocarditis with dilated cardiomyopathy (responsible for cardiac arrest) and hepatic steatosis (fat accumulation in the liver). ” As exams confirm the natural cause of death, the investigation is closed and there is no need for further investigation or any other research ,” said Darren Salter, Chief Forensic of Oxfordshire County . The family of George Michael can now recover the body and organize his funeral. They should take place in a parish church in Goring-on-Thames, where the singer had taken up residence in the last years of his life.