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How did George Michael die?

It’s nearly a year since singer George Michael died, but how did he die and where is he buried?

How did George Michael die?

George Michael passed away on Christmas Day 2016. His death shook the world and left millions of fans worldwide reeling from the news. Investigators said that his death was ‘unexplained but not suspicious’. The star died at the age of 53. He was found in his Oxfordshire home by his partner, Fadi Fawaz on Christmas morning. He was found lying, “peacefully in bed”

The news of the star’s death wasn’t announced to the press until late Christmas evening.


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The superstar’s autopsy was inconclusive and more tests were ordered to determine the cause of his death. There were many reports that drug usage was to blame for the untimely passing, including his cousin who erroneously claimed, on the Victoria Derbyshire show on BBC,  that an accidental drugs overdose caused George’s death.

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In March, the cause of George’s death was revealed following more conclusive testing, the corner returned a death by natural causes verdict.

Natural Causes

The coroner concluded that the star had died after suffering a dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.

Dilated cardiomyopathy is a disease which causes the heart muscle to stretch and thin – leaving it unable to pump blood around the body efficiently. Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle. Fatty liver is a type of liver disease. It can be caused by a build-up of fats in the liver. These are usually caused by alcohol or sugars and fats in the diet.

Where is George Michael buried?

Where is George Michael buried?

George Michael is buried at the Highgate Cemetery, London just a mile away from his former London home. His funeral was a private event, attended only by family and close friends. it took place at the Highgate Cemetary in late March.

His funeral was attended by his former WHAM! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley. George’s partner Fadi was also at the funeral despite speculation that he had been banned by the family from attending. Kenny Goss, George’s long-term lover, also attended the service.

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