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Highgate singer George Michael died of natural causes

PUBLISHED: 13:38 07 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:41 07 March 2017

George Michael was one of the most generous private donors in Highgate

George Michael was one of the most generous private donors in Highgate

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A coroner has reported that the late singer died on Christmas Day of natural causes and there is no need for an inquest

A sea of flowers outside George Michael's home in Highgate. Photo: Emily BanksA sea of flowers outside George Michael's home in Highgate. Photo: Emily Banks

The Careless Whisper singer died of natural causes from dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, a coroner has said.

The 53-year-old was found dead at his second home in Goring-on-Thames on Christmas Day.

Oxfordshire’s senior coroner Darren Salter said in a statement: “Inquires 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 inquiries.

“No further updates will be provided and the family requests the media and public respect their privacy.”

As previously reported in the Ham&High, it was revealed after his death that The Grove resident George Michael secretly funded the Highgate Christmas tree and Highgate’s Fair in the Square.

Residents are currently petitioning for there to be a statue outside his old home in The Grove.


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