George Michael's family upset at leaked emergency call

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February 14, 2017
FILE- In this December 26, 2016 file photo, tributes are left on the gate outside the home of British musician George Michael in London. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)

LONDON (AP):

Members of George Michael's family say they are "extremely upset" that a recording of the emergency call reporting his death was leaked to the press.

The family's lawyers released a statement Sunday saying they want an investigation," and we will expect the culprit(s) to be dealt with appropriately".

The statement said Michael's family and friends are appalled "that such a personal, painful, and clearly confidential recording has been leaked".

The Sun newspaper published a transcript and audio recording Saturday of the panicked December 25 call made by Michael's partner, Fadi Fawaz, to the emergency

number.

Fawaz says, "I've been trying to wake him up for the last hour. ... He's gone."

An initial autopsy on the 53-year-old former Wham! frontman was inconclusive. The results of toxicology tests have not been disclosed.