All tests surrounding the cause of George Michael’s death have been completed, and it has been determined that the late singer died of natural causes. Darren Salter, the Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire released a statement on Tuesday, confirming Michael’s cause of death.
"Enquires into the death of George Michael have been concluded and the final post mortem report received,” the coroner said in the statement obtained by ET. “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."
The Thames Valley Police Department confirmed that it had completed its investigation in a statement on Tuesday, saying, "The investigation into the circumstances of the death has now concluded and a file was passed to the Coroner. As the cause of death was natural, no further action is proposed or required."
Michael passed away on Christmas Day in 2016, and since then the circumstances surrounding his death have been in question.
Following his passing, his autopsy was deemed “inconclusive” in late December, according to the Thames Valley Police Department, and further tests were needed.