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A file picture dated 26 June 2007 shows British recording artist George Michael performing on stage during a concert at the Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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The cause of death of British singer George Michael remained unclear after an autopsy, British police said in a statement Friday.

Stating that a post mortem examination was undertaken on Thursday, police said the cause of death was "inconclusive," adding that further tests would be carried out.

The star's death will continued to be considered "unexplained but not suspicious," the report said.

On Christmas Day, Michael "passed away peacefully at home," his publicist said. The singer was 53 years old.

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