Ten weeks after George Michael was found dead and tabloids speculated endlessly about the cause, a coroner has confirmed that he died because of heart and liver disease.

The singer died aged 53 at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire on Christmas Day last year.

According to Darren Salter, senior coroner for Oxfordshire, Michael was suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver. In a statement, he confirmed that an inquest will not be necessary as Michael died of natural causes:

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.

Fadi Fawaz, who was George Michael’s boyfriend at the time of his death and was the one to discover his body, took to Twitter after the release. Fawaz had been hounded by tabloid media, some of whom suggested that the pair’s lifestyle directly led to Michael’s death.

His tweets are pretty succinct.

The singer’s former longtime partner Kenny Goss spoke before the coroner’s report about wanting closure. “I think his body just gave up. All these years, it was just weak.”

“We just want closure.”

Source: BBC.

Photo: Getty Images / Sean Gallup.