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Michael Jackson -- Drugs Likely Cause of Death

6/29/2009 3:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonSources tell TMZ it increasingly looks like Michael Jackson died from a drug overdose.

We've already reported that Jackson got a Demerol injection the morning he died. We're told more than one drug may be involved.

The LAPD is still conducting an active investigation.

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ly9512    

Michael Jackson is still black. He had a skin pigment disease called Vitiligo. There is a reporter on the Detroit Fox news that has it as well and he publicly went on the Maury Povich show to show everyone the disease and talk about how Michael has the same disease. He wrote a book about it and everything. Just because someone's skin colour isn't black, doesn't mean they aren't black. He was born black, his entire family is black. He is not a white person.

LOOK PAST THE COLOUR OF HIS SKIN

1909 days ago
92.

Grim Reaper    

TruthSayer: I bet you still believe in the tooth fairy.

1909 days ago
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REAL    

To
TruthSayer of Michael Jackson

He did use a hyperbaric sleeping chamber years ago.. HE SHOWED THAT HIM SELF in an interview ..

You need to check your facts a little better...

1909 days ago
94.

wow0709    

#45 ask your mother if Elvis didnt get a lot of coverage when he died and he didnt do half the things that Michael did. Michael broke down racial barriers amongst a myriad of other things.They still talk about Elvis and Graceland so let MJ get his well deserved acknowledgement, even though its a little late. MJ's death is a very popular topic and will be discussed for awhile so you have the right to not come to TMZ or any other site...why dont you go read a book or something

1909 days ago
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ly9512    

I think I've only ever seen one picture of MJ with a drink in his hand and he looked awkward. There have never been reports about him having a drinking problem or being an alcoholic. Don't make accusations about him just because he was a weird guy.

1909 days ago
96.

Whitney LaShelle    

FYI Michael Jackson cannot be compared to Elvis in so many ways! You do the math...lol!

1909 days ago
97.

Texas    

The Dr that prescribed all the drugs to Michael has not been determined as yet. The night stands contained numerous bottles of pain pills in other peoples names. Dr. Conrad Murray was not the Dr who gave the Demerol shot nor did he prescribe any of the pain pills. He arrived after the Demerol shot was given most likely by Michael himself. The Dr however being a so called Cardiologist should have known that you cannot do CPR on a person that is lying in a bed they must be on a hard surface. However, I know there are many Cardiologists in the US that cannot even do CPR and I find that alarming. He did go with Michael in the ambulance to the hospital but left after he was pronounced dead. This is the Dr that would not allow paramedics call the death and call the Coroner to the house and had paramedics continue CPR all the way to the hospital and then had it continued for nearly another hour after arriving at the hospital before time of death was called. A lot of Dr's also have a team of Attorney's not just one, so for the media to be saying this Dr has consulted with several of his Attorney's is not uncommon at all. A lot of Pain Mgmt Dr that frequently prescribe drugs such as Morphine and Demerol and OxyContin also will prescribe Narcan as an emergency drug. However, hardly any Dr's prescribe injectable narcotics anymore due to DEA and FDA regulations not to mention the red tape associated with just dispensing these dugs to begin with in pill form and injectable would be far more paperwork. I have an implanted morphine pump and am prescribed Narcan in case the catheter breaks accidentally. I have zero control over this pump, only my Dr. can make changes in it. If Michael had a chronic pain problem a pump should have been suggested to him especially after he had already had drug abuse problems in the past. Obviously he still had drug abuse problems or he would not have had pill bottles with other peoples name on the labels. I find a lot of problems and legalities in his access to class 2 narcotics and this is how those with cancer like me have such a hard time getting the pain relief we need. If he took a large oral dose of OxyContin then injected Demerol that is a lethal combination. I am sure he was taking over 80 mg of OxyContin at a time and then who knows how much Demerol he was injecting but just 80 mg of OxyContin with 100 mg of Demerol can cause you to go into respiratory distress and next is cardiac arrest. I just wish someone would have done an intervention on him so this would not have happened to such a talented person, so sad. All the negative comments makers should take a good long look in their own closets and be sure they have no skeletons remaining, for the day they pass they too will be commented on negatively and then the higher power will be their judge and jury. May he now rest in peace and out of pain.

1909 days ago
98.

Grim Reaper    

A 50 YEAR OLD ALCOHOLIC - DRUG ADDICT - CHILD MOLESTER IS DEAD.

1909 days ago
99.

real    


GRIM REAPER......YOU NEED SOME 411......... HE IS NOT A CHILD MOLESTER........AS FOR ALL OF YOU HATERS. WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND........ YOU ALL WILL MEET YOUR FAITH........

..........FOR THE ONES WITH LOVE FOR A GREAT MAN,............ I'M WHICH YOU!............ RIP MJ........

.......................................YOU ARE THE BEST AND THEIR WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER........................

1909 days ago
100.

Bex    

Michael Jackson did not have a skin disease...he bleached his skin.
Michael Jackson's children are white and not even his
Michael Jackson hated being black and did not even have black children to Neverland.

1909 days ago
101.

Michelle    

I hought the skin disease he had only showed up in patches? Does it completely cover the body? Does anyone know?
Also, His DNA was black but he cloose to wed two caucasian women and his kids are caucasian. Can someone explain?
Plus, he got Dbbie Rowe pregnant while married to Lisa Marie. Why would he touch her? He could have chosen any number of beautfiul black women, white women, asian women, latina women. Why her? I don't get it......

1909 days ago
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REAL    

To
Whitney LaShelle

The skin disease you are referring to. does Not cover the whole body but is Splochy or in
patches....
He didn't like being black like his father...
Stop Kidding your self... Why do you think He did MOST of his shows in Eroupe and Japan ...

1909 days ago
103.

QE2    

Everyone seems to think that it is a good idea for Katherine to raise the children. Nobody mentions that she is still married to Joe, who by many accounts was abusive to his own children. Most of Katherine and Joe's children were born with god-given talent-, but there are several total nut-jobs in that bunch too--and I doubt that they were born that way, Responsibility for that lies with the parents. I think it would be a rally bad decision if these three kids end up with their grandparents. They would be better off with their Aunt Janet, if you ask me. Not that anyone did....

1909 days ago
104.

Shellybug    

#22 yes we know what aquitted means do you? It means not guilty however what it does NOT mean is innocent.. OJ was aquitted as well do you believe he was innocent?. One must consider a few factors, that many juries are blind to evidence proving guilt due to being starstruck or the evidence simply doesnt reach the standard of wiping out reasonable doubt. Either way. guilty people get away with crimes due to this everyday. MJ was no different

1909 days ago
105.

Whitney LaShelle    

"Blackman"

You are a true fool

1909 days ago
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