Michael was a porn actor and gay prostitute.
He suffered from a severe genetic predisposition to arteriosclerosis (a hardening of the blood vessels). This may have lead to a stroke
His “lover and best friend” wrote in an E-Mail:
“he gave up and died of a broken heart because he felt people only viewed him as a commodity, and only valued him for his body”
Michael Schnabel was addicted to Crystal Meth.