Despite what you may have read and possibly believe in the gutter press ...
"POLICE have denied launching a Major Crime investigation into George Michael's death.
Several national newspapers today, including the Sun and Mirror front pages, reported that Thames Valley Police had upped its investigation into the singer's death at home in Oxfordshire.
Papers reported the force had called in detectives from its Major Crime Unit and feared Mr Michael may have died of a drugs overdose.
It was also reported that police had quizzed Mr Michael's boyfriend Fadi Fawaz a second time.
However the force has now issued a statement rebuffing the nationals' coverage, saying:
"Contrary to media reports today this is not a Thames Valley Police Major Crime investigation.
"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 include taking statements.
"This is standard practice in cases such as this to allow the coroner to determine the circumstances of the death."