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Jackson's Death -- Demerol OD?

6/26/2009 9:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Micheal Jackson DemerolThere are reports ... Michael Jackson may have died after getting a Demerol injection.

The Sun is reporting shortly after the injection, Jackson's breathing got "slower and slower until it stopped."

We cannot confirm this story. We can say, however, that after Jackson was badly burned during the filming of a Pepsi commercial, he became addicted to painkillers and ended up at the Betty Ford Clinic. As for the painkillers, there are reports he was given Demerol.

In addition, during the child molestation trial, cops seized syringes and drugs, including Demerol.








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31.

Mickey    

The Sun? Please. You are using The Sun as a source?!? Why don't you just wait a week or two for the coroner report? Does TMZ's need to drive web hits have no boundaries or sense of decency?

1915 days ago
32.

laurie    

Well, I can't help thinking he died like Elvis.

1915 days ago
33.

two cents    

I truly hope this isn't the case. When are these so called "doctors" going to be held accountable for not demanding that these addicts get the help they need. Look at all the people we have lost due to drugs, starting with Elvis and ending with MJ. Enough!

RIP MJ! God speed, no one can harm you anymore, and there is no more pain. We will miss you!

1915 days ago
34.

Toni    

"Around Christmas of last year, a British journalist working on a biography of the pop star revealed that Jackson was suffering from alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a genetic condition that affects the lungs and liver. The author, Ian Halperin, told In Touch magazine at the time that Jackson needed a lung transplant and was bleeding in the intestines. He also claimed that Jackson couldn't see out of his left eye and was so winded that he could barely speak most of the time. Jackson's spokesperson, Dr. Tohme Tohme, was widely quoted as denying the health problems, saying that the rumors were a "total fabrication" and that Jackson was "in fine health.""
Read full article here: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1907262,00.html

1915 days ago
35.

Ms_Pooh    

Michael was a brilliant artist and no one can take that from him. Demerol... who really cares? Most of us walking on God's green earth has done something or taken something to cope with the harsh facts of life. Remember Michael for the good that he did in peoples lives. Judge not, unless you wish to be judged.

I didn't know Michael Jackson personally, but I truly do admire his music. My prayers go out to all the families that have lost someone special in their lives.

Live each day as if it was your last.

1915 days ago
36.

mef    

I agree with me. His life was full of speculation and ridicule. He wasn't perfect, but how many of us are????

Please let's just remember that he has a lot of family, friends and fans that are truly grieving.

May peace finally be yours Michael....

1915 days ago
37.

e    

All that money, fame and great stuff.....look how he ended up! Wrapped in a white blanket, on a gurney and put into some white van on his way to be an exhibit to determine cause of death! What a life! All that fame and fortune doesnt mean a thing.........PAY ATTENTION KATE GOSSELIN! At the end, it all doesnt mean a thing so get a grip on reality and start loving everyone and mean it!

1915 days ago
38.

Micki E    

PLEASE! The Sun, not a soure people. Let's wait for the coroner's report. Can we not just remember MJ's music for a while, or the fact that he was a father, brother or son?

1915 days ago
39.

anonymous    

Now that the PREDATOR has passed any future VICTIMS can be safe.

Good.

1915 days ago
40.

just me    

death via cardiac arrest due to drugs or anorexia - take your pick

1915 days ago
41.

broken    

amen two cents, I too am sick over "doctors" not being taken to task for what they prescribe. Heath Ledgers death is case in point, nothing about him for anyone to call him out about and yet no outrage for the multiple prescriptions that can not/should not be mixed given to him. It is not just about MJ, Anna Nicole, Heath etc it is about all of us because we are screwed too since the docs nor the pharmacists can be responsible for what the layperson is prescribed to take....amazing large loophole in the medical care system.

1915 days ago
42.

Chillax    

The family spokesman has said there was a doctor present at the time of his death. I'm using the title doctor loosely... seems this doctor may fall into the category of Elvis and Anna Nicole's "doctors".

1915 days ago
43.

L.A. California    

Boycott Perez hilton for being such a FLAMER, and also for being disgusting looking, oh and for that 12 min video rant about being smacked, oh and for talking bad about MJ being in the hospital calling him a faker...

Tmz start roasting fat boy hilton...Hopefully you can make him go broke..lol Or better yet hopefully you can start a War with him...so he starts making flaming videos about Tmz.....Tmz vs Pig-rez hilton

1915 days ago
44.

Linda    

HE WAS A FRIGGIN DRUG ADDICT PEOPLE! WAKE UP! HE WAS A DRUG ADDICT! FACT. SIMPLE AS THAT. HE KILLED HIMSELF BASICALLY. DEMEROL IS NOTHING TO FOOL WITH AND IT SEEMS THAT IS THE DRUG HE WAS HOOKED ON. HE WAS A DRUG ADDICT. SICK.
Did A Demerol Overdose Kill Michael Jackson?
Michael Jackson reportedly died of cardiac arrest after an injection of the powerful painkiller Demerol. “Shortly after taking the Demerol he started to experience slow shallow breathing,” a source told The Sun. “His breathing gradually got slower and slower until it stopped. His staff started mouth-to-mouth and an ambulance was called which got there in eight minutes, but paramedics found he was in full respiratory arrest, no breathing and no pulse. They started full CPR and rushed him to hospital. When he arrived they started resuscitation, giving him heart shocks and inserted a breathing tube and other supportive measures to try and save his life. He never regained consciousness. The family was told that he had passed.”

1915 days ago
45.

JANE DOE    

Please don't Guess TMZ!

RIP MJ!

1915 days ago
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