Autopsy: Jackson Was ‘Healthy’ At Time Of Death

Published: Thursday 1st Oct 2009 by Sam

Jackson - 'This Is It' Movie - Press ReleaseAlthough the results of Michael Jackson’s autopsy have yet to be made public, new reports have emerged suggesting the findings of the procedure will show that the superstar was in good health at the time of of his death:

LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson’s arms were covered with punctures, his face and neck were scarred and he had tattooed eyebrows and lips, but he wasn’t the sickly skeleton of a man portrayed by tabloids, according to his autopsy report obtained by The Associated Press.In fact, the Los Angeles County coroner’s report shows Jackson was a fairly healthy 50-year-old before he died of an overdose.

His 136 pounds were in the acceptable range for a 5-foot-9 man. His heart was strong with no sign of plaque buildup. And his kidneys and most other major organs were normal.

Still, Jackson had health issues: arthritis in the lower spine and some fingers, and mild plaque buildup in his leg arteries. Most serious was his lungs, which the autopsy report said were chronically inflamed and had reduced capacity that might have left him short of breath.

However, according to the document, the lung condition was not serious enough to be a direct or contributing cause of death.

“His overall health was fine,” said Dr. Zeev Kain, chairman of the anesthesiology department at the University of California, Irvine, who reviewed a copy of the autopsy report for the AP. “The results are within normal limits.”

Jackson died at his rented Los Angeles mansion June 25 after his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, administered the anesthetic propofol and two other sedatives to get the chronic insomniac to sleep, court documents state. Propofol, normally a surgical anesthetic used in operating rooms, acts as a respiratory depressant and requires constant monitoring.

When Murray realized Jackson was unresponsive, he began frantic efforts to revive him but Jackson never regained consciousness and was declared dead at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center.

Though the full autopsy report has not been publicly released, the coroner’s office announced last month that Jackson’s death was a homicide caused by “acute propofol intoxication,” with the other sedatives listed as a contributing factor. They said the standard of care for administering propofol was not met and the recommended equipment for patient monitoring, precision dosing and resuscitation was missing. {Source}

The fact he is gone is still so hard to rationalise. That aside, if there’s one things I’m most hoping for, it’s that the man is left to rest in peace without all the drama (leaked conversations, certain family members cashing in etc).. SMH…

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  1. trevon October 1, 2009

    HIS DOCTOR KILLED IT PRETTY CLEAR BUT I CAN SEE WHY LIKE HOW HE COOK SHE SAID HE SAID HE FELT LIKE THEY WAS GONNA KILL HIM HE WAS WORKIN TO HARD AND WE SEE HE WAS SCARED BUT HE DIDNT CARE I LOVE THE FACT HE STILL GAVE HIS ALL FOR HIS FANS….BUT AT HIS AGE HE SHOULD OF SLOW DOWN A LIL BUT HE WANTED EVERYTHING 2 B PERFECT SO WE CANT B MAD WE JUST GOTTA B THANKFUL FOR THE TIME THAT WE DID HAVE HIM….AND HE WILL LIVE ON FOR EVER

  2. Anonymous October 2, 2009

    The truth is michael gor MURDERED and we all know who is behind this the US GOVERMENT

  3. Caolyn October 3, 2009

    I miss this man so much I can hardly stand it. His sudden death and the circumstances surrounding it just boggles my mind.

    Been a fan for most of my life. His passing will not change that. Now, I will just be one for the rest of my life. I still cannot believe he left us this soon.

    *sigh*

  4. daznielle October 3, 2009

    THIS IS A BUNCH OF GARBAGE THE MAN WAS A DOPE HEAD SO LET HIM B AND THATS HOW HE DIED SHOOT LET HIM REST IN PEACE HE KNEW WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG SO Y YALL STILL TALKING BOTH HIM DAS HE WAS A DOPE HEAD AND HE OVER DOSED AND THATS WHAT U GET WHEN U DO STUPIDITY LIKE THAT DUH

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