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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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61.

alaboroflove    

Where is the doctor who was present when he died? Wouldn't it be prudent to hang around and give information to the investigators? Who takes off and leaves their car? Something is fishy here...maybe it was an accident, but if the doctor is panicking enough to flee the scene, then something went terribly wrong...

1852 days ago
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Melanie from WiesbadenGermany    

IT IS SO TRAGIC THAT WE LOST THIS MOST AMAZING LEGEND MICHAEL JACKSON - OUR KING OF POP.
MY CONDELENCES GO OUT TO HIS KIDS, FAMILY AND TO ALL OF HIS FANS AROUND THE WORLD !!!
GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL, MICHAEL !!! WE ALL LOVE YOU AND ALWAYS WILL !!! I GREW UP WITH YOUR MUSIC, YOU ARE MY IDOL AND NOTHING WILL CHANGE THAT. I WAS BLESSED TO SEE YOU LIFE ON STAGE ONCE, AND I THANK THE LORD FOR THIS.
MAY YOU MICHAEL REST IN PEACE - AND MAY THERE NO UGLY OR NEGATIVE WORDS BEING SAD ABOUT YOU - ALL THESE NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES YOU MADE BROKE YOUR HEART. MAY GOD BLESS YOUR CHILDREN.
I LOVE YOU MICHAEL. ALL YOU FANS OUT THERE, LET´S CELEBRATE HIS LIFE !

1852 days ago
63.

nuttinshocksme    

Well, I guess Michael got that one last high. Hope it was all worth it. I doubt it was. Any addict will tell you, it is never as good as the first, and you'll never reach that high ever again.

1852 days ago
64.

lissapoo    

I've been watching the news as they speak on Michael. And they constantly talk about the molestation trial and all of his down falls. But he has done so much good around the world in helping so many people. But they have not focus on that at all. My heart really goes out to his children and his other immediate family. May God bless each of them.

1852 days ago
65.

alaboroflove    

Many people have commented on the child molestation allegations. It's quite possible that the truth lies somewhere in the middle. It's obvious that Michael didn't have any real friends. The people who hung around him were after his wealth and power. Animals and children were the only ones who he could be sure were pure and were not seeking his company for the wrong reasons. It's no wonder he embraced them. He probably did go beyond what most of us consider reasonable (having kids in your bed, etc). That doesn't mean he had bad intentions towards them. There are some things we will never know, but Michael is facing the music now, no matter what happened. He brought a lot of good to the world and that we do know. Pray for him and let him and the allegations rest...

1852 days ago
66.

shawn    

Micheal you will be missed you are my idol and no matter what people are saying your still the kind and innocent person and you will always be remember now you are at a better place where angels surround you 24/7 RIP micheal we love you.

1852 days ago
67.

sadinGa.    

It is hard to believe MJ is gone. He was a musical genius. It is like a piece of my childhood died with him. RIP Michael.

1852 days ago
68.

Hee He    

I heard that they found some bad meat in his can.
I also heard that his face is going to be donated to a charity auction. Hopefully- an MJ impersonator will win it!

1852 days ago
69.

Hee He    

Apparently, Jackson was about $400Million in debt. 0bama has motioned Congress to pass bail-out legislation on behalf of the estate provided that Jackson's coffin goes by car -not private jet to its final destination.

1852 days ago
70.

Anja P    

I really smell the UGLY getting ready to come out in people. What those poor children will have to go through. The Jackson Family kinda put the D in Dis functional. They couldn't be any worse off with Debbie Rowe. But Money is the root of all evil, & there will be plenty of evil to go around before this is all settled. It is to bad there isn't a level head to take care of MJ's legacy & children, as Prisilla Presley was for Lisa Marie when Elvis died untimely.

1852 days ago
71.

Jard    

HERE WE go again..OD OD OVERDOSE..Mike was a junkie or opiate addicted..NOBODYS fault but his...I wonder why he needed a daily shot other than HE WAS Addicted..AN OPIATE Addict..No big deal..This happens all the time//Anna N-Elvis-Michael---------------------------------------------------------------------------------.

1852 days ago
72.

demola    

too bad, vanity upon vanity, R:i.P

1852 days ago
73.

wacko jacko IV    

alaboroflove - oh please.......somewhere inbetween?? You got to be kidding me. WHO in their right mind gives in to extortionist at a tune of $21 million - IF HE WASN'T HIDING SOMETHING???
Your ignorance and intelligence are showing.
WAKE THE F UP!

1852 days ago
74.

Andolini    

Hmmmm, that's why the homicide squad in LA is taking over.... where's that Doc at??? Jesse jackson is a LIAR!!!! Numerous reports say Michael was NOT in great shape.... infact, he was ill.. Addiction is an illiness, Jesse knows this and he knew this back in 2005. Sooooo, he and al sharpton are in the same boat...I wonder.... is Jesse paying for that illigentiment child he fathered????? Yeah... what a man of cloth... The Jackson's need to to get a better GOD-relating figure. as a spokes person...all he did was babble anyway!!

1852 days ago
75.

nuttinshocksme    

Is Dr. Kavorkian still alive? He has another apprentice.

1852 days ago
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