LONDON Dec 30 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)