London (AFP) – the first results of the autopsy of the pop star british George Michael, who died at the age of 53 on Christmas day, have not been able to establish the causes of the death of the artist tormented by drug abuse.
“An autopsy was held yesterday (Thursday) in the framework of the investigation on the death of George Michael” and the results are “inconclusive” regarding the cause of death, said Friday the british police announcing new examinations for which the results will be “not known for several weeks.”
“The death of Mr. Michael is still regarded as unexplained but not suspicious”, said the police in a press release.
The singer of “Freedom” and “Careless Whisper” was discovered lifeless on Christmas day by her partner, Fadi Fawaz.
“I came home for the wake and he was gone, resting in peace on his bed,” said the british newspaper the Daily Telegraph.
According to his manager Michael Lippman, as quoted by Billboard magazine, the singer more than 100 million records sold, singer of the hits “Last Christmas” and “Jesus to a Child”, was found “in bed” after a heart attack.
His death has sparked a rain of tributes in the Uk and in the world, and its discreet with underprivileged children and aids patients has been made public.
many fans, sometimes in tears, rushed from Monday in front of residences to the north of London and Goring (south of England), where he died, coming to drop off bouquets of flowers, candles, and other messages.
tributes have also poured in on social networks, especially on the part of the singer Elton John, who said he is “deeply shocked” to have “lost a dear friend – the most kind and generous, and a brilliant artist.”
“Farewell, my friend! Another great artist leaves us. Is 2016 can go fuck himself NOW?” swept away Madonna on Instagram.
The death of George Michael intervenes at the end of a year marked by the disappearance of many artists, including David Bowie, who died in January, Prince the end of April, and, more recently, the guitarist british Status Quo, Rick Parfitt, passed away on the eve of Christmas.
It is also listening to its many tubes as the British paid him tribute: the album Best of Ladies & Gentlemen” has made its return in the Top 10 of the best sales in the United Kingdom for the first time in 17 years finishing in 8th position with sales growth of 5.625%, according to the official organ of the ranking of sales, the Official Charts Company.
George Michael, real name Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, was the son of a Greek cypriot and an English. Born June 25, 1963 in London, he had survived a little to pneumonia at the end of 2011. “This has literally been the worst month of my life,” he confided.
By removing these last few years, George Michael was preparing an album and a documentary autobiographical.
the popularity of The singer had declined in the 1990s, but returned to the summit in 2004 with the album “Patience”, which was ranked in the head of sales in the United Kingdom.
The singer of “Faith” had experienced several setbacks related to the drug (cannabis and crack cocaine) and alcohol. He had spent four weeks in jail in 2010 after being struck with his Range Rover a store in north London, under the influence of cannabis and of drugs.
Three years earlier, he had been found passed out in his Mercedes and had admitted to having consumed the drug.
It has sold over 100 million records worldwide, including 20 million from his solo album “Faith” (1987).
After years of speculation about his sexual orientation, George Michael had revealed his homosexuality in 1998, after having been arrested for an indecent act in a public toilet in Los Angeles (United States). He will explain later, not having wanted to talk about as long as his mother lived.
The date of his funeral has not yet been released.