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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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Michael Jackson (to this day brings a smile to my face and warmth to my heart).I grew up with Michael & the Jackson 5. As a child, I had a small record player, could never decide whether to play ABC (Jackson 5) or Puppy love (Donnie Osmond) LOL. Wore them both out! I also remember (my now 35 year old son doing the moonwalk at a school fair with his RED jacket at 11) 100 on lookers! Great times….happy memories THANK YOU MICHAEL. Still listen to his music today. My heart goes out to his family. This is horrific to say the least. I hope and pray he was not over medicated by another Dr.out of control. We see this type of thing constantly. Unfortunately we have Dr.’s that are legalized drug pusher with no accountability or remorse. Society forgets we depend on the professionals to make the right health decisions for us. We put our lives in their hands. When in severe pain ANYONE and EVERYONE will turn to their Dr. with belief of relief and recovery. God forbid "Americas" Michael Jackson was the victim of one more crazy with a medical license. If so, this man (persons) should be criminally accountable, with our government setting the stage for future incidents such as this.

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J Staires    

Sicko, Jacko, Wacko, etc. folks can call him whatever they choose. He was human & had problems like each & every one of us do in some way but no matter what nickname is placed on him no one will EVER replace The King of Pop and deny the amazing gifted talent this phenomenonal man possessed. He will NEVER be forgotten just as Elvis hasn't been & won't be. The world of entertainment lost a legendary fixture. I was a teen in the 70's and grew up with his music. Life is full of twists and turns for every single one of us and the last thing on earth we need to do is spend our energy on ramrodding someone else's life. Every one of us will be judged in the end by the only One that matters. Until then how bout we all just leave everyone alone?

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I love you Michael Jackson!!    

Long time fan. 18 out of my 24 years of life. I had a horrible feeling all afternoon. It came upon suddenly and i had no reason as to why. Then to soon after find out this. It is a tragidy that can not be rectifyed.. I still can't believe it. For him to be gone so soon!!! Yes he is ( i refuse to say was) a living ledgend, but do not forget he was a man, and a FATHER, a brother, a son!!!

There will be haters who will use this opertunity to once more poke " fun" at a man who wanted to harm no one, in fact do the oposite! FOr those people i have no respect and pity thier soul. A human being has died!!!! An idol to so many including myself.

He was the person that even if you didn't know him personally, you were glad to know he was some where, alive and well.

I personally believe that he was putting so much strain on his body to get ready for his 50 comcert tour. At 25 such strain would do damage. And perhaps there was some issues with pain medication. COmplicated by his pain of performing.

I love you Michael and godbless!!!!

If we all cry at the same time tonight!!!!!

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How or why does everything become a forum for the world's conflicts, starving children, Iranian protests, etc.? The bottom line is that Michael Jackson was as big of a celebrity and entertainer that the world has most likely ever seen. No matter what you think of the guy, his impact was enormous, and the coverage is warranted. Music is plays an huge role in people's lives and many times of their lives are defined by music and that's where the impact is for many people. It's as much about Jackson as it is their own lives.

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mark pesce    

hey a-hole jeff prove it with facts. and i hope the higher authority judges you the way you judge!!!!

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I know he had problems with his health but was there anything wrong with his nose? I heard that one time (NOT THIS TIME BUT BEFORE) that his nose actually fell off but I don't know how that could happen. Prob just a rumor.


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Why can't people let this man rest in peace, he couldn't live in peace just because people felt that they were somehow qualified to judge least let him RIP!!!

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In a blog that he has since removed, at the moment when Michael was dying, Perez Hilton accused him of FAKING his heart attack. Although he has since removed the offensive post, The Inquisitr has posted it for all the world to see that Hilton MOCKED A DYING MAN with his trademark childish scribbles.

Yet another reason to support the BOYCOTT TO BANKRUPT!!!

Email each of Hilton's advertisers and DEMAND that they remaove all ads form his site and cease all future business activity with him. And CALL HBO TODAY at 3:00PM EST. The time is significant because it is 15:00 hours and represents the end of Hilton's 15 minutes of fame,

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From the Inquisitr:

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has dived to yet another record low this week by initially accusing Michael Jackson of faking the heart attack that lead to his death.

In a post now pulled from (see below), Hilton said he found the heart attack “dubious,” said that Jackson had pulled similar stunts before, and concluded that Jackson was either lying, or purposely making himself sick.

Calls for a Perez Hilton boycott are already gathering steam, with users disgusted by the whinny blogger encouraged to post to Twitter under the tag #unfollowperez.

1914 days ago


How is it that a dark skinned black man conceived three pale white children? They have no black features!!!! What part of Russia or Eastern Europe did he buy these kids on the black market??!!! Of all the questions about this freak, this is the one I want answered the most.......

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Like Elvis, Michael Jackson as a superstar icon, was exploited and forced to live as a recluse, dodging fans and media every day of his life. Is it any wonder,then, why such legends rely on prescription drugs and 24 hr. supervision to retain some "normal" lifestyle just to get them through their day?? Let us look now at what this unbelievable recording artist accomplished through accusations and tribulations and focus on his greatness. I, for one, will never forget his countless hits, television specials, videos and gentleness to all who both loverd and persecuted him.
I will truly miss you, Michael!

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To all the people who think they are holier than thou and call MJ a "child molester", let us remember that in THIS country you are INNOCIENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILT and he was NEVER proven guilty of any wrong doing. It was one person's word against another and unless you PERSONALLY witnessed him molesting a child you have no right to judge. This world is full of people who love to elevate people to amazing heights only to drag them down so they can take pleasure in their downfall. Get a life and let others live theirs....more importantly let the deceased rest in peace.

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michael you will be greatly missed. eveyone needs to stop speculating on his death .let him rest in peace.he was a music will be remembered for your outstanding work in the music industry not the silly accusation others want to dwell on

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What I want to know is if the Dr gave him the shot of Demerol then the Dr should have also had Narcan in his bag. Narcan is used to treat Opoid drug induced OD's. Ambulances have it on board and ER's have it as well as a Dr's office that might give Demerol injections. If the Dr is going to be giving injectable Demerol then he should have had Narcan and to not have it was poor judgement on the part of the Dr that gave the Demerol to begin with. I also know Demerol pills and morphine pills are used widely to treat chronic pain issues but there is no mention of chronic pain really so why is he needing these pain killers. This is how the FDA gets to pull Dr's ability to give class 2 narcotic pain meds to those in need, as person using to the point of death and then those who need them cannot get them anymore. Cancer patients are not going to be happy with the out come of this if it is the Demerol that caused his death.

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Jesus juice    

Quit blaming the friggin docs!! Who knows what the guy was doing when the docs weren't around. The old adage..."It's got to be someone else's fault!!" A drug addict will do WHATEVER to get what they want... Even if the autopsy shows that MJ did it to one will believe it. Ever bother to think that MJ knew how to give himself injections???? Gee, that's a thought!!! (Especially if he's been hooked on it since the Pepsi incident) A doc would have more to lose than gain if MJ died because of his/her mistake......I'm sure the guy was making a pretty penny off of MJ for being a private physician. Demerol is usually used post operatively...not usually used for chronic pain, etc... Might as well quit the speculations and wait til it comes out in the opne....IF that is a possibility in this case. I'm sure the family ISN'T going to want anything negative coming out about MJ....since everyone around the country is worshipping him now.

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