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June 25 Marks The 13th Anniversary Of Michael Jackson’s Death

On June 25, 2009, superstar singer Michael Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication at his home on North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

About the King Of Pop’s passing, his physician, Conrad Murray, said that he found Jackson in his room not breathing and with a weak pulse. After administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to no avail, Jackson’s security called 9-1-1 at 12:21 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (UTC–7). Upon arrival, the paramedics treated Jackson at the scene, but he was pronounced dead at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

On August 28, 2009, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed that MJ’s death was a homicide as the singer was administered propofol and anti-anxiety benzodiazepines lorazepam and midazolam by by his doctor. Murray was subsequently convicted of involuntary manslaughter in November 2011, and was released in 2013 after serving two years of his four-year prison sentence with time off for good behavior.

At the time of his passing, Michael Jackson was preparing for a series of comeback concerts, This Is It, to begin in July 2009 in London.

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: The Jackson 5 – Public Domain