London, March 10 (IANS) Late singer George Michael’s family is keen to keep details about his funeral under wraps because they don’t want fans turning up to the ceremony while they are trying to grieve for the legendary singer.
The Wham! singer will finally have a funeral this month, 10 weeks after his death on Christmas Day last year, after a coroner revealed earlier this week that he died of natural causes, reports dailystar.co.uk.
A representative for the star refused to comment on “private matters” when asked if funeral details would be released soon.
The Highgate Cemetery in north London, where Michael is expected to be buried alongside his mother Lesley, also refused to give an indication about his funeral.
“If you’re phoning about George Michael, I’m sorry we haven’t got any information for you,” a recorded telephone message at the cemetery said.
Michael’s body has been kept by the coroner since his death at his home in Oxfordshire in December after the initial post-mortem came back as “inconclusive”.
Following extensive testing — including toxicology — over the past two-plus months, it was announced on Monday by the coroner’s office that the “Careless Whisper” hitmaker died of dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.Michael passed away at the age of 53 after his heart failed to pump blood around his body due to an enlarged left ventricle, while his liver was also clogged up with fat.