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Post-mortem on George Michael ‘inconclusive’

LONDON: A post-mortem examination on the body of pop icon George Michael, who died on Christmas Day after a chart-topping career and years of drug-taking, has proved “inconclusive”, police said on Friday.

“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,” a police statement said.

Police said earlier they were treating his death as “unexplained but not suspicious”. The post-mortem was carried out on Thursday.

Michael’s partner Fadi Fawaz said he had found the star “lying peacefully” in bed at his home in the village of Goring on the River Thames, west of London. His manager Michael Lippman told Billboard magazine that the cause of death appeared to be heart failure.

Stories about Michael’s quiet philanthropy for children and HIV charities have been shared widely since his death, as well as a report of his anonymous 15,000-pound donation to a woman who could not conceive to get IVF treatment.

courtesy :dawn news

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