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George Michael post-mortem ‘inconclusive’

Nick Duffy December 30, 2016
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The reasons for George Michael’s death are still unclear, after an inconclusive post-mortem.

Wham! frontman George Michael passed away on Christmas Day at his Oxfordshire home, survived by his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz.

The 52-year-old singer’s death remains unexplained, and despite reports that he passed away due to heart failure, a post-mortem examination this week was inconclusive.

Thames Valley Police confirmed that no cause of death has been established, and that more tests will now be carried out to determine what led to his death. It may take several weeks before the results are known.

The post-mortem examination took place on Thursday.

The police statement 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.

“Thames Valley Police will prepare a file for the Oxfordshire Coroner. Mr Michael’s death is still being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.”

Since his death, dozens of people have opened up about the singer’s extraordinary generosity and anonymous philanthropy, donating millions to good causes without revealing his identity.

Funeral plans for the star are expected to be announced soon.

Cindi Berger, Michael’s publicist, said previously: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period.

“The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.”

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