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Wednesday, 24 April, 2002, 15:05 GMT 16:05 UK
Price post-mortem result 'inconclusive'
Christopher Price
Futher tests will now be carried out
A post-mortem examination into the sudden death of BBC presenter Christopher Price has proved inconclusive, police have said.

No criminal activity was involved in the 34-year-old's death at his London flat on Monday, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

Being interviewed by Christopher was like a shining light in an otherwise predictable day

Kylie Minogue
Further tests will now be carried out, focusing on whether death was suicide or an accident.

Singer Kylie Minogue led tributes to the presenter, who fronted entertainment news programme Liquid News on BBC Choice and BBC One.

Price was found collapsed at his home at 1645 BST on Monday after failing to turn up for work.

Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue was interviewed by Price earlier this year
He was confirmed dead at the scene less than two hours later.

"The post-mortem did not establish an exact cause of death at this stage and we await the results of further tests," a police spokesman said.

Minogue paid tribute to Price by saying that being interviewed by him was "like a shining light in an otherwise predictable day of promotion".

"I was very much looking forward to meeting him again. It is a tragic loss," she said.

Roger Mosey, the head of BBC television news, said Price was "highly talented".

You couldn't ask for a better friend

Robert Nisbet, BBC entertainment correspondent

"We will miss his journalism as well as his wit, and he was a sparky and entertaining colleague as well as a much-loved presenter on screen," he said.

Price started his career as a journalist in BBC local radio, moving to Radio Five Live and News 24 before joining BBC Choice.

Hundreds of fans of the show e-mailed BBC News Online with their tributes to Price and placed messages on the Liquid News website's message board.

Liquid News was being lined up to become one of the leading programmes on the proposed digital channel BBC Three.

The show takes an irreverent look at the day's events in the world of entertainment, with daily guests including celebrities, comedians, journalists and industry figures.

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