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Popstar George Michael died from natural causes

George Michael

Published at 12:59pm 7th March 2017. (Updated at 1:09pm 7th March 2017)

A coroner's revealed the singer George Michael died of natural causes, and there won't be an inquest.

He's been described as having a heart and liver condition.

He died at his home in Oxfordshire on Christmas Day at the age of 53.

The Wham! bandmate of George Michael described his heartbreak at the news of his death in December.

Andrew Ridgeley said he was "heartbroken at the loss of my beloved friend Yog", a nickname which refers to "Yours Only George".

He added: "Me, his loved ones, his friends, the world of music, the world at large. 4ever loved. A xx"

Michael found fame as a teenager in the early 1980s after forming Wham! with school friend Ridgeley.

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The pair enjoyed hit after hit, including Club Tropicana, Young Guns (Go For It) and Last Christmas.

But they decided to bow out at the top.

Michael's close friend Sir Elton John also paid tribute to his "beloved friend", along with numerous other star names from the 1980s pop scene.

Writing on Instagram at the time, Elton said: "I have lost a beloved friend - the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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