Did drugs play a part in George Michael’s death? Police investigating after post mortem proved inconclusive

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Detectives say they will be looking into whether drugs could have led to George Michael’s death after a post mortem examination failed to come up with a cause of death.

Officers at Thames Valley Police say that further tests, including a toxicology report, will now take place in order to try to find out why the superstar died suddenly at home on Christmas Day, at the age of just 53. His former manager announced hours after the Wham! star’s death that it was as a result of heart failure.

However, authorities say that further tests could take a number of weeks. A toxicology report will have been ordered to try to find out whether any drugs could have contributed to the singer’s death. Analysts will be looking at whether any prescription drugs, illegal drugs or alcohol were present in George’s system. While police say that George’s sudden death is unexplained, they are not treating it as suspicious.

Sir Elton John

News that it could take some time to establish how George died come amid rumours that close friends and fellow musicians are planning not only to attend his funeral, but to plan a memorial concert in tribute to the talented star. It is believed that fellow pop superstar Sir Elton John will sing at George’s funeral. The pair became close after performing Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me as a duo in the early Nineties.

 

George was discovered by his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz on Christmas Day. Fadi is understood to have visited him on Christmas Eve, and then gone to wake George up before a planned lunch on Christmas Day. The Australian celebrity hair stylist

Fadi said: “We were supposed to be going for Christmas lunch. I went round there to wake him up and he was just gone, lying peacefully in bed. We don’t know what happened yet. Everything had been very complicated recently, but George was looking forward to Christmas, and so was I.”