Michael Jackson's Autopsy Has Begun 1 6/26/2009 11:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF The Los Angeles County Coroner has started the autopsy on Michael Jackson. Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran is performing the autopsy. The Dr. was a star witness in the O.J. Simpson case. UPDATE: We're told some members of the Jackson family are headed to the coroner's office.