British singer George Michael, who died at his home on December 25, died of “natural causes,” the head of the Forensic Department of Oxfordshire County, West London, said Tuesday.
“The inquest into the death of George Michael is over,” Darren Salter said in a statement, stating a cardiac disease dilated with myocarditis, a weakened heart muscle, and a hepatic steatosis, which results in An accumulation of fat in liver cells.
The body of the star can now be handed over to his relatives to perform his funeral.
The singer of Freedom and Careless Whisper, 53, was found dead on Christmas Day by his companion Fadi Fawaz.
“I had come to him to wake him up and he had gone away, resting peacefully on his bed,” the latter told the British daily Daily Telegraph.
His death has sparked a shower of tributes in the UK and around the world, and his discreet commitment to disinherited children and AIDS patients has been made public.
During the ceremony of the Brit Awards on February 22, the British music awards, a tribute was given to him. The singer of Coldplay, Chris Martin sang A Different Corner in particular, while a montage of clips and videos of the icon of the pop was displayed behind him.