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Declared dead, Spanish prisoner wakes up just before autopsy

MADRID: Spanish morgue workers were given a major fright when a prisoner who had been declared dead after an apparent suicide attempt woke up just as they prepared to perform an autopsy, authorities said on Wednesday. In jail near Oviedo in northern Spain, the man, whom Spain's prison authority refused to identify, was found unconscious around 8am (0700 GMT) on Sunday and three doctors "found he presented no signs of life," a spokeswoman told AFP. According to Spanish media, the man is called Gonzalo Montoya, he is 29…

Actress Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin in system, autopsy shows

LONDON: She had a long history of cocaine addiction in the 1980s and she also suffered from bipolar disorder. Although Fisher had spoken openly about her battle with addiction, it was not known that she had ongoing issues with drugs. Fisher had likely taken the cocaine some 72 hours before she was admitted to the hospital in Los Angeles, according to Monday's autopsy and toxicology report. "The significance of the cocaine (regarding the cause of death) cannot be established at this time," the report said. "We cannot…

George Michael autopsy ‘inconclusive’, more tests needed: British police

LONDON: ┬áThe cause of singer George Michael's death this week is unclear after an initial autopsy and more tests are needed, British police said on Friday. British singer Michael, who became one of the pop idols of the 1980s with Wham! and then forged a career as a successful solo artist, died at his home in southern England on Sunday. He was 53. "A post mortem examination was carried out yesterday as part of the investigation into the death of George Michael," Thames Valley police said. "The cause of death is…