singer George Michael, whose real name was Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, died on Christmas Day, but he wasn't buried until March 29, 2017. It took three months before the family was given the green light to lay their relative to rest. It was an intimate ceremony with only family and close friends present.

A statement from the singer's rep confirmed the burial, thanked fans for their support and asked for privacy. The rep added that no further details about the singer's death will be released from the family.

Cause of death

george michael's burial comes almost three weeks after the announcement of the cause of his death.

Initially, the 53-year-old was said to have died of natural causes. Darren Salter, the senior coroner for Oxfordshire released a statement saying the cause of Michael's death was dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.

For those who don't know what dilated cardiomyopathy is, it is a heart condition. According to medical reports, the condition occurs when the left ventricle stretches and fails to effectively pump blood. Heart failure occurs when the muscle is weakened. The other part of the ailment, myocarditis, is an inflammation of the heart that is usually caused by a viral infection, according to the Mayo Clinic.

All rumors that Michael died of complications due to drug use can be put to rest.

The investigation into the singer's death is officially over, and the case is closed.

According to People magazine, Michael's mother, Lesley, died 20 years ago. He was buried next to her in London at Highgate Cemetery.

Michael's legacy

The English singer, songwriter, and record producer had fans all over the world. He will be remembered for having recorded albums that were sold worldwide during his nearly 40-year career.

Because he sold so many albums, Michael has been described as one of the best-selling music artists of all-time. People might have their favorites, but George Michael became well known for his hit single "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go."