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George Michael's Cause of Death Has Been Confirmed

The British pop icon died last December and now fans are getting answers about how it happened.

After an investigation, it has been confirmed that George Michael died from natural causes, according to the senior coroner for Oxfordshire, Darren Salter. The singer died from a dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis (heart conditions) and fatty liver.

"Enquires into the death of George Michael have been concluded and the final post mortem report received," a statement from the coroner's office reads, via PEOPLE, about the singer's December 2016 death. "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."

A statement was also released by the Thames Valley Police regarding the status of the investigation into the singer's death. “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,” authorities wrote on Facebook. “No further updates will be provided and the family requests the media and public respect their privacy.”

Following the news about how he died, George Michael's boyfriend, Fadi Fawaz, headed to Twitter to react to the findings and shut down the rumors and speculation hanging over the singer's passing.

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