'Inconclusive' post mortem on Paula Yates

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The post-mortem examination carried out on the body of TV personality Paula Yates, who was found dead at her home yesterday, was "inconclusive", Scotland Yard has said.

The post-mortem examination carried out on the body of TV personality Paula Yates, who was found dead at her home yesterday, was "inconclusive", Scotland Yard has said.

The examination was carried out today after her body was found in the bedroom of her Notting Hill home yesterday morning by her daughter Tiger Lily.

The child, now an orphan after the unexpected death of both parents, is today in "good hands" being cared for by her former husband Bob Geldof, Tiger Lily's grandfather said today.

Michael Hutchence's father, Kell, said the four-year-old, who is the product of Paula's love affair with the INXS rock star, was being well cared for by Geldof, the father of the TV presenter's three other children.

"As far as the custody of Tiger is concerned, I feel she's in very good hands," Mr Hutchence told GMTV.

"My heart goes out to Bob Geldof and to my little granddaughter, Tiger Lily, who I feel for so much at this tragic hour, but certainly we will see how things proceed and I will be guided by many factors in this matter."

Speaking from his home in Australia, Mr Hutchence, 67, said he had never tried to get custody of Tiger Lily from Paula after his son's death.

"I only ever tried to get a temporary custody, if you can call it custody, which would just have been looking after Tiger when her mother was not well."

He added: "Naturally I'm greatly concerned for my granddaughter's welfare, and I think it's just a matter of letting the dust settle on this whole matter and then working out what is the best for Tiger."

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