George Michael died as a result of heart and liver disease. The singer died at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire on Christmas Day. He was 53.
Thames Valley Police originally said his death was unexplained but not suspicious.
Senior coroner for Oxfordshire, Darren Salter confirms that the pop star was suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.
The coroner said this in a statement:
Inquiries 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.
Thames Valley Police had closed its investigation into Michael’s death saying:
As the cause of death was natural, no further action is proposed or required.
Michael made his name with pop group Wham! in the 1980’s and went on to enjoy huge success as a solo performer.