Whilst the world reacts to the sudden death of '80s pop pop star George Michael on December 25, his longtime manager has revealed that the singer's cause of death was heart failure.
Michael Lippman told The Hollywood Reporter that at age 53, Michael died in his London home on Christmas Day.
The sad news was initially confirmed by his publicist.
Michael, who began his career with the iconic pop band Wham! in the 1980s and later went as a solo performer has "passed away peacefully at home".
According to BBC News "Thames Valley Police said South Central Ambulance Service attended a property in Goring in Oxfordshire at 13:42 GMT."
Police have stated that they were treating the death as unexplained, however there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the pop star's sudden death.
The star's publicist has released a statement which reads: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period.
"The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage."
While the singer went by the stage name George Michael, he was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in north London.
Michael sold more than 100m albums throughout a career spanning almost four decades.