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BREAKING NEWS: Michael Jackson's Cause of Death Revealed

By sweatpantsmom |

michael-jackson-cause-of-deathAccording to a search warrant affidavit unsealed in a Houston court today and obtained by the Los Angeles Times, Michael Jackson died from lethal levels of the anesthetic propofol. The official coroner’s report is still sealed due to the ongoing investigation.

From the Los Angeles Times:

According to the search warrant, Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, told detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department that he had been treating Jackson for insomnia for about six weeks. He had been giving Jackson 50 milligrams of propofol every night using an intravenous line, according to the court records.

But Murray told detectives that he feared Jackson was forming an addiction and began trying to wean the pop star off the drugs. He lowered the dosage to 25 milligrams and mixed it with two other sedatives, lorazepam and midazolam. On June 23, two days before Jackson’s death, he administered those two medications and withheld the propofol.

On the morning Jackson died, Murray tried to induce sleep without using propofol, according to the affidavit. He said he gave Jackson valium at 1:30 a.m. When that didn’t work, he said, he injected lorazepam intravenously at 2 a.m. At 3 a.m., when Jackson was still awake, Murray administered midazolam.

Over the next few hours, Murray said he gave Jackson various drugs. Then at 10:40 a.m., Murray administered 25 milligrams of propofol after Jackson repeatedly demanded the drug, according to the court records.

With the number of drugs Jackson was being given, it seems a miracle that something tragic hadn’t happened earlier. I imagine these findings while helpful to investigators, probably won’t bring any measure of comfort to Jackson’s still grieving family, especially his children. Let’s hope whoever’s responsible is made accountable.

UPDATE: Los Angeles County Coroner rules Michael Jackson’s Death a Homicide

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Marsha Takeda-Morrison is a freelance writer. You can find her exposing her insides on her personal blog Sweatpantsmom, offering up mostly useless opinions on Views From The Pants and ranting about pop culture on MamaPop. She was a regular contributor to Babble's Famecrawler blog.

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  1. [...] an affidavit unsealed earlier today revealed that Michael Jackson died from large quantities of the sedative propofol found in his system, the Los Angeles County Coroner has now ruled the pop singer’s death a [...]

  2. [...] an affidavit unsealed earlier today revealed that Michael Jackson died from large quantities of the sedative propofol found in his system, the Los Angeles County Coroner has now ruled the pop singer’s death a [...]

  3. [...] hours after the cause of Michael Jackson’s death was revealed and the Los Angeles County Coroner ruled his death a homicide, his still-grieving family spoke [...]

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