British police say George Michael autopsy 'inconclusive', more tests needed

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 30, 2016 10:03 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - The cause of singer George Michael's death this week is unclear after an initial autopsy and more tests are needed, British police said on Friday.

"A post mortem examination was carried out yesterday as part of the investigation into the death of George Michael," Thames Valley police said.

"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," they added in a statement.

British singer Michael, who became one of the pop idols of the 1980s with Wham! and then forged a career as a successful solo artist with sometimes sexually provocative lyrics, died at his home in southern England on Sunday. He was 53.

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Stephen Addison)