Detective describes the mess found inside Michael Hutchence’s hotel room after he was found dead

Mail Online | 3/29/2019 | Laura Withers For Daily Mail Australia
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A detective has described the chaotic scene he uncovered inside rock star Michael Hutchence's swanky hotel suite after he died.

The former INXS frontman's naked dead body was found in a hotel room in the exclusive Ritz-Carlton in Double Bay, a harbourside suburb of Sydney, in November 1997.

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And now Detective Inspector Mark Smith has recounted the harrowing moment he opened the door to room 524 to find the Australian singer's dead body slumped on the floor.

The then 37-year-old, who is believed to have committed suicide, was surrounded by the remnants of what appeared to have been a booze-fuelled few hours.

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'It was a bit of a mess with vodka and champagne bottles and things like that lying around,' Detective Inspector Smith told True Crime Australia's Police Tape podcast.

'The bath was full, we don't know whether he had a bath or not or what his intentions were. As I said there was a bit of a mess, like if you would have had a couple of friends around during the course of the night for a bit of a party, but there [was] not much,' he added.

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No drugs were found at the scene, only some foil which is presumed to have been used as a drug paraphernalia.

An autopsy would later reveal that cocaine, Prozac, prescription drugs and alcohol were found in the music legend's system.

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Detective Inspector Smith said there was little else in the room, apart from a piece of paper with some writing on.

It's understood the words were the...
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