More Tests Needed to Establish George Michael Cause of Death

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
December 30, 2016 Updated: December 30, 2016

Police say an initial autopsy of George Michael has been “inconclusive” and more tests must be carried out to establish a cause of death.

Thames Valley Police said Friday the results of further tests will not be known for several weeks. Michael’s death on Christmas Day is being treated as “unexplained but not suspicious.”

This is an indication that police found no evidence of foul play.

The 53-year-old’s manager said the singer died of apparent heart failure at his country home. The post-mortem examination was conducted Thursday.

Thames Valley police said in a full statement to The Guardian: “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.”

Epoch Times contributed to this report.