Members of George Michael's family have demanded an investigation into how a 999 call made after his death was apparently leaked. A statement issued by solicitors acting on their behalf said the family was "truly appalled" that the audio recording was made public. In a statement, they said, "George's family and friends are extremely upset and truly appalled that such a personal, painful and clearly confidential recording has been leaked.
On their behalf, we will be ensuring that a full investigation takes place to establish how this material was made available and we will expect the culprit(s) to be dealt with appropriately. We firmly believe that anyone contacting the emergency authorities in situations such as this should be entitled to expect that recordings will not be released to the media and it is deeply distressing to the family that this transcript, and audio recording, has been made public."
Michael was found dead in bed on December 25. A tribute will be paid to him at the Grammys.