On This Day….

Death of Michael Jackson…..

June 25, 2009……

Singer Michael Jackson dies of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication at his home in Los Angeles. His personal physician, Conrad Murray, found Jackson in his room, not breathing and with a weak pulse. He administered CPR, but to no avail. Jackson was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Murray didn’t follow standard CPR procedure, as he performed the CPR on a bed as opposed to hard surface. The Coroner would conclude that Jackson died from the anesthetic propofol and ruled the death a homicide. Propofol, which can be used for general anesthesia and sedation for medical procedures, was administered by Murray to help Jackson sleep. Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and served two years in prison.
Jackson was scheduled to begin his sold-out This is It tour three weeks later.