George Michael’s autopsy results ‘inconclusive’, further tests needed

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The results of an autopsy carried out on pop superstar George Michael were “inconclusive” and further tests are needed to determine the cause of death, police say, less than a week after the singer was found dead at his home.

Thames Valley Police spokeswoman Hannah Jones said on Friday that a post mortem examination was carried out on Thursday as part of the investigation into Michael’s death, which is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.

“The cause of death is inconclusive and further tests will now be carried out. The results of these tests are unlikely to be known for several weeks,” Jones said in a brief statement. “Thames Valley Police will prepare a file for the Oxfordshire Coroner.”

Other details from the autopsy were not immediately released.

Michael, who rose to fame in the 1980s with the pop group Wham!, was found dead at his home west of London just before 2 p.m. on Christmas Day. His manager told journalists that Michael was believed to have died of heart failure, though authorities have yet to comment on that.

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