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George Michael died from natural causes

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By Catherine Hardy  with REUTERS
George Michael died from natural causes

<p>Tests have revealed that singer George Michael, who passed away on Christmas Day last year, died from natural causes including heart failure and liver disease. </p> <p>Officials in the UK say there is no need for further inquiries into the death of the 53-year-old, who rose to stardom in the 1980s with his group Wham!, before embarking on a successful solo career.</p> <p>“As there is a confirmed natural cause of death, being dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, the investigation is being discontinued,” <strong>Darren Salter, the Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire</strong> said in a statement.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Breaking?src=hash">#Breaking</a> George Michael died of natural causes: dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver – coroner <a href="https://t.co/24UJwGdmAQ">pic.twitter.com/24UJwGdmAQ</a></p>— Press Association (@PA) <a href="https://twitter.com/PA/status/839095941512773632">7 mars 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <h3><strong>What is dilated cardiomyopathy?</strong></h3> <p>A heart condition that impairs the pumping of blood around the body.</p> <p>Initial tests into the singer’s death were inconclusive.</p>