The real cause of British pop superstar George Michael’s death has been revealed. His manager, Michael Lippman confirmed that Mr. George Michael died of heart failure.
Lippman said he received a call telling him that Michael had been found “in bed, lying peacefully” and that there was “no foul play whatsoever.”
Mr. George Michael, 53, died at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, South East England on Christmas Day.
His publicist, Cindi Berger, confirmed that the super star, whose real name is Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou was not ill. Berger, however, described Michael’s unexpected death as devastating and shocking.
Thames Police Releases Statement On The Death Of Mr. George Michael
In a statement, Thames Valley police said that the singer’s death is being treated as “unexplained but not suspicious” and that a post mortem will be undertaken “in due course.”
The statement read: “Thames Valley Police were called to a property in Goring-on-Thames shortly before 2pm Christmas Day. Sadly, a 53-year-old man was confirmed deceased at the scene. At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious. A post-mortem will be undertaken in due course. There will be no further updates from Thames Valley Police until the post-mortem has taken place.”
Michael’s former Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley said he was saddened by the death of ” my beloved friend Yog. Yog is a nickname which refers to “Yours Only George”.
English singer, pianist, and composer, Sir Elton John also extended his deepest condolence to the family of the great music star. John posted a photograph of himself with Michael on Instagram, saying: “I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend – the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans.
Until his shocking demise, George Michael had been caught in several alcohol and drug rows. He began his career as one half of duo Wham! with Andrew Ridgeley best known for hits such as ‘Club Tropicana’, ‘Careless Whisper’ and festive classic ‘Last Christmas’.
The pop star also sold more than 100 million albums throughout his career, which spanned almost four decades. He was a prominent gay rights campaigner and also raised vital funds to help support people living with HIV.