'No obvious cause' of David Hockney assistant's death
POLICE have found no obvious cause of the death of Dominic Elliott, who was taken ill at artist David Hockney's Bridlington home.
A post mortem examination carried out at Hull Royal Infirmary last night could find no clear natural cause of death.
Detectives investigating the 23-year-old's death will now wait for the results of toxicology tests, which could take several weeks.
A spokeswoman for Humberside Police said: "A post mortem it showed no obvious natural causes for his death.
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"Further tests will now be carried out, the results of which will not be known for some weeks.
"Mr Elliott's family has been fully updated by Humberside Police."
Mr Elliott, who was a close friend and assistant to Mr Hockney, died on Sunday morning on arrival at Scarborough General Hospital.
He had been taken to the hospital by the artist's long-term partner, John Fitzherbert, after falling ill at their home in Kingston Road.