Tuesday 27 June 2017

George Michael's boyfriend Fadi Fawaz blasts critics after singer's cause of death is confirmed

Fadi Fawaz and George Michael. Pic: Twitter
Fadi Fawaz and George Michael. Pic: Twitter
Singer George Michael who died of natural causes.
George Michael's partner Fadi Fawaz at Anna Casa Interiors celebrating the showroom redesign and launch of Caroline True collection at Anna Casa Interiors on April 30, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Anna Casa Interiors)
Floral tributes continue to be left outside the home of George Michael in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, after he died on Christmas Day aged 53.
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George Michael's partner Fadi Fawaz has lashed out at his critics after the singer's cause of death was confirmed on Tuesday.

The singer, who was found dead on Christmas Day, died of heart disease and a build-up of fat in his liver, a coroner has said.

Oxfordshire's senior coroner, Darren Salter, said inquiries into Michael's death are now over and the final post-mortem examination report has been received.

There will not be an inquest because the Wham! star died of natural causes.

George Michael's partner Fadi Fawaz at Anna Casa Interiors celebrating the showroom redesign and launch of Caroline True collection at Anna Casa Interiors on April 30, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Anna Casa Interiors)
George Michael's partner Fadi Fawaz at Anna Casa Interiors celebrating the showroom redesign and launch of Caroline True collection at Anna Casa Interiors on April 30, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Anna Casa Interiors)

He added: "No further updates will be provided and the family requests the media and public respect their privacy."

Michael's boyfriend, Fadi Fawaz, tweeted a black and white photograph of the him being embraced by Michael with the caption: "F**k you! The Truth is out..."

He later blasted the "nasty comments" he had received on social media after the music icon's death, labelling them "very cruel" and "unncesseccary" before adding: "Now I hope to receive some real love".

The coroner confirmed that Michael died from cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle, affects how blood is able to pump around the body.

It can be an inherited condition or can be caused by viral infections, uncontrolled high blood pressure, problems with the heart valves or excessive drinking.

He also suffered from myocarditis, an inflammation in or around the heart, is usually caused by a viral, bacterial or fungal infection, while different types of fatty liver disease can be caused by obesity or excessive drinking.

Fadi had been questioned by police after an earlier post-mortem had come back as "inconclusive". He had also delivered conflicting accounts of what happened on the day of the singer's passing.

The hairdresser originally alleged he had spent the weekend at George's house, saying: "Everything had been very complicated recently, but George was looking forward to Christmas and so was I.”

Floral tributes continue to be left outside the home of George Michael in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, after he died on Christmas Day aged 53.
Floral tributes continue to be left outside the home of George Michael in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, after he died on Christmas Day aged 53.

But Fawaz then said he had slept in his car on Christmas Eve, before finding the singer dead on Christmas Day.

Fawaz also hit headlines when a series of posts appeared on his Twitter page, in which he appeared to allege that Michael had taken his own life.

He later said his account had been hacked, and shut down his profile in the wake of the incident.

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