Detectives speak to people who saw George Michael in days before his death

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People who saw George Michael in the days before he died are being spoken to by detectives investigating the circumstances of the star's death.

The 53-year-old was found at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

After news of the Faith singer's death broke, his partner Fadi Fawaz revealed he found the star dead when he arrived to wake him ahead of a planned Christmas Day lunch.

George Michael
George Michael (Chris Radburn/PA)

It is understood toxicology tests could take up to eight weeks, after a post-mortem examination on December 29 proved "inconclusive".

Michael's death is being treated as "unexplained but non-suspicious", and police confirmed it is not being investigated by their Major Crime Unit, which looks at crimes including murder, manslaughter and rape.

In a statement Thames Valley Police said: "Contrary to media reports today this is not a Thames Valley Police Major Crime investigation.

George Michael
George Michael (Tony Marshall/PA)

"As part of Thames Valley Police's investigation on behalf of Oxfordshire Coroner into this unexplained but non-suspicious death, officers are establishing facts which includes taking statements.

"This is standard practice in cases such as this to allow the coroner to determine the circumstances of the death."