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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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46.

two cents    

Even IF MJ was a drug addict, it's an illness, he needed help. What he didn't need was a bunch of 'yes' people surrounding him, supplying him drugs until they stopped his heart.

I ALWAYS got a funny feeling about his "doctor". Something just wasn't right with him. I hope the police become involved and some of these quacks start losing their licenses and start serving jail time. Enough. We've lost way too many talented artists and it was completely preventable.

1757 days ago
47.

M    

Hey TMZ, could you slow down a little bit on the MJ coverage. Good music and great dance moves do not overshadow child molestation. How about an interview with the families of the little boys he robbed of their innocence? Wonder how they feel today. He was a sick man and should be remembered NOT glorified!!!!

1757 days ago
48.

JohhnyB    

Doesnt anyone else find it weird that La Toya and Micheal look a little too similar? (They have the exact same plastic surgery, including the same mistakes) They also share the same facial structure.

I've never seen the two in the same room before .....


Think about it .....

1757 days ago
49.

TMZakaTedBundy    

Forty eight hours ago this man was viewed by most as a freak and a joke. TMZ themselves had a field day dissing this guy every chance they got. Now that he's dead, he's apparently attained saint statue in a blink of an eye. Phony, hypocritical nonsense.

1757 days ago
50.

crissy mcdonald    

Such a sad ending for such a fabulous entertainer. Now that he is gone, can the press show the respect to his family that Michael always deserved and you never gave him. lets remember the quote "innocent until proven guilty" which Michael never was proven. The paparazzi added to his misery as they did with Princess Diana. LEAVE HIM ALONE. Shame on you all ..

1757 days ago
51.

Gary    

I liked "Thriller" when it came out I played it over and over but I'm tired of hearing about his "Genuis" from hollywood types . He was a pedophile who left this country so people would forget so who really cares about the fact that he could sing and dance .... I for one have been changing the channel on Michael Jackson songs for a long time .....

1757 days ago
52.

Ralph Rinkelmeyer    

With all the slobbering over Michael's demise, everyone should realize that his alleged "creative genius" was often borrowed from earlier, less successful personalities. Look at and listen to Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers and you'll see much of the same stage presence, mannerisms and vocal patterns. Even the "gloved" look originated with another. Gene Vincent toured England in the late 1950s and early 1960s using a stage prop that Jackson copied: Vincent wore a leather glove on one hand that can clearly be seen in several video clips available on YouTube.

1757 days ago
53.

TINA    

We don't know what happen not until OFFICAL REPORTS ARE IN!!!!!!!!!! TO ALL THE HATERS ON THIS WEBSITE BE QUICK TO JUDGE BECAUSE MJ DIED ON 6/25/2009 WHEN IS YOUR OFFICAL LAST DAY ON EARTH BUT QUICK TO JUDGE BECAUSE WE ALL MUST TRAVEL THAT PATH

1757 days ago
54.

clambake    

I agree with a couple of the bloggers, like waiting till the coroner report comes out, and just like the rumor about elvis being around I guess he'll be around also. The drug Od???? doesen't surprise me. I would hold whatever medical doctor liable for if it turns out that it was an OD for his death.

1757 days ago
55.

Chillax    

Oh no Two Cents, they won't do that. Instead they will make a law which limits access to pain meds for people who need them. I mean, when malpractice suits became a problem what did they do? Tighten enforcement of medical practices? No, they limited the amount a person injured by malpractice may recover in a lawsuit. The medical community is protected to a fault.

1757 days ago
56.

JohnNTexas    

Typically, Demerol causes respiratory arrest, but that term is not what is put on a cause of death statement. The cause of death is usually not a physiologic event such as heart or lung stopping. His COD may be something like accidental overdose, Demerol toxicity, etc. That is if the toxicology report is positive of course, which may take up to one month to be completed. Manslaughter (homicide) should be considered if he wasn't taken care of properly. I am sure there will be a huge investigation.

1757 days ago
57.

najeddine    


All what we say about Michael Jackson in FRANCE:


http://jdr.ma/articles/michael-jackson-nous-a-quitte.html

1757 days ago
58.

Heather    

I do not mourn for some 50 year old, meglamaniac, pedaphile who happened to be a great performer. I cried for young Neda and her elderly father who tried to hold her as she lay in the street, bleeding to death after being shot by her Government for nothing speaking her mind, fighting for freedom. I don't understand how the American public ignores/couldn't care less what's really going on in the White House and around the world. I mourn for loss of integrity and depth of my fellow Americans, not this dude.

1757 days ago
59.

Ned    

Duh. He was just another junkie, but with money.

1757 days ago
60.

Chillax    

Hey Heather, you don't want to mourn for the guy fine...why don't you go to the website about the SC Governor and his affair or Ensign and his affair... Let everyone have the freedom to express their feelings without attempting to advance your agenda.

1757 days ago
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