53-year-old had heart condition dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, and no inquest will be held

The singer George Michael died from natural causes, a coroner has said.

The former singer with the pop duo Wham!, who was 53 and was found at his home in Goring, Oxfordshire, on Christmas Day, had a heart condition. There will be no inquest.

In a statement, Darren Salter, senior coroner for Oxfordshire, said: Inquiries into the death of George Michael have been concluded and the final postmortem 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.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/mar/07/george-michael-died-of-natural-causes-coroner-says