George Michael

George Michael: Nine-metre mural to be unveiled in London

British artist Dawn Mellor has been commissioned to create a permanent painting of the singer in Kingsbury.

It is part of Brent's celebration as London Borough of Culture 2020 and will recognise the singer's life and music career.

The artwork will be unveiled next month on 19 September on Kingsbury Road.

Michael made his name with pop group Wham! in the 1980s and went on to enjoy huge success as a solo performer.

He died on Christmas Day 2016 at the age of 53, at his home in Goring-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.

George Michael died from natural causes

A coroner said the star, found dead at his home in Oxfordshire on Christmas Day, had a heart condition known as dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis.

The 53-year-old also suffered from a fatty liver, according to Oxfordshire's senior coroner Darren Salter.

"Inquiries into the death of George Michael have been concluded and the final post mortem report received," the coroner said, in a statement reported by Britain's Press Association.

George Michael's family 'appalled' at 999 call leak

In a statement from their solicitors, the family called for the "culprit(s) to be dealt with appropriately".

South Central Ambulance Service said an investigation had been launched.

The former Wham! frontman was found dead on Christmas Day at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.


'Deeply distressing'

A statement from the family's lawyers said: "George's family and friends are extremely upset and truly appalled that such a personal, painful and clearly confidential recording has been leaked.