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Jackson Family --

Demerol Shot Caused Death

6/26/2009 10:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson demerol shotA close member of Michael Jackson's family has told us Jackson received a daily injection of a synthetic narcotic similar to morphine -- Demerol -- and yesterday he received a shot at 11:30 AM.

Family members are saying the dosage was "too much" and that's what caused his death.

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211.

Maria    

My heart is broken, I feel a huge emptiness, the same way I felt for when Princess Diana passed away. I can relate to Michael in so many ways, like Michael I am too caught up in a time zone which is stuck in my childhood, like Michael I too were abused by a member of my immediate family, like Michael I too have broken several bones, like Michael I too am on pain killing prescribed drugs including morphine, like Michael I too have been misunderstood, like Michael I too have lost all my money, like Michael I too share his birthday and the same birth sign a Virgoan. They say his heart gave up on him, but Michael NEVER EVER gave up on his family, friends or fans - I am going to miss you more than words can express, you are my hero Michael, God keep him safe for eternity, I will keep you in my heart forever xxxxxxxx

1952 days ago
212.

a2z    

What a talented individual!
What an odd individual!
Money only lets you solve some of your problems in syle.
RIP

1952 days ago
213.

Maria Manuela Fernandes    

His music was magic, we will never forget you.
Rest in peace.
Manuela from Portugal

1952 days ago
214.

Brandi311    

I am saddened by the sudden death of Michael. He may not have been perfect, but none of us are. His talent and persona will never be forgotten. I grew up with Michael and his brothers on the radio and on TV. His music will live on forever. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family and friends. Don't forget no matter what happened or happens he will be in our hearts forever.

1952 days ago
215.

JANE DOE    

RIP MJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1952 days ago
216.

Tasha    

I hope ppl don't rush to judge,in time mabey we will all know what happened,it's SAD & the family is in my thoughts...
My Dr. gave me a Rx for Morphine Pills for my pain.they were Lil pills & I took a 1/2 of a 1/2 a small piece & I was having a hard time breathing & I didn't take anymore & took them back to my Dr & told him,Scary stuff...

1952 days ago
217.

shooter12    

By the time the dust clears from this mess, it's going to be far more sordid than anyone could have imagined..

1952 days ago
218.

Doug    

Someone had to have given him a pretty high dosage to cause a heart attack. Or MJ was addicted to Demerol and had been taking it for so long, his heart just finally gave out.

Terrible situation...we've lost a musical genius.

1952 days ago
219.

JimmyD    

It is truly sad! People take drugs (even prescription) and don't really understand all the terrible side-effects from these drugs. First Elvis and now Michael ! It's time to wake up the world and let people know one thing, take drugs and shorten your life span!

1952 days ago
220.

JP    

Michael you will be missed, your smile, singing & dancing. You will always live in my heart. RIP MICHAEL

1952 days ago
221.

To #26    

I never could understand why MJ had all that plastic surgery -- he was such a cute kid and an attractive man before he turned "white." An amazing, talented entertainer whose personal life was an apparent mess. RIP

1952 days ago
222.

FABIO    

Michael Jackson was Murdered!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1952 days ago
223.

STUCKinTraffic    

He was in that power "bubble" were no one would step up and say NO to him. He had too much power for his own good.
He was a great talent and entertained millions and millions of people. Those allegations against him where all proven to be LIES put out there by a mother that was looking for a lot of money. And that is what started his downfall and that is what eventually killed this guy. Once an aqusation is made there was no way he could clear his name. Idiot people want to belive the worst. In some way it helps them rationalize there own PATHETIC LIVES!

1952 days ago
224.

Liztaylor    

Michael was truly the KING OF POP. People forget that and say he was a child molester and sexual predator but they don't remember he was the KING. He should be able to do what he wants and people should just forget that like his most loyal fans do. It's okay if you molested children Michael you were the king when you leaped around on stage and made jerky movements with your head. We will always remember and be proud of all your songs and funny dances and child molesting. We will take the good with the bad. You were the KING OF POP.

1952 days ago
225.

Jenny    

R.I.P to a musical genius. He is to America waht Bob Marley was to Jamaica...Mike we yardies luv you and wi cry fi you...

1952 days ago
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