How Did Michael Jackson Die?
The untimely death this year of famous pop star Michael Jackson left thousands asking the same question: how did Michael Jackson die? His sudden death left his fans and family mourning and asking serious questions. Jackson had appeared healthy up to this point. It was discovered that he died of cardiac arrest, and the cause was quickly ascertained to be prescription medicine he was taking to help him sleep. A possibility of a murder charge in this unfortunate case quickly arose because of the kind of drugs in his system and how they were administered. Jackson was under a doctor's care, but the strong IV prescription drugs were being administered in his home by the doctor.
After Michael Jackson's death, over twenty different kinds of drugs were found in his home, mostly strong painkillers, including methadone. His doctor at the time, Dr. Conrad Murray, was questioned by police as to why Jackson needed the drugs and how they were being administered. The big question was about the drug Propofol, found in the singer's body after Michael Jackson's death. Dr. Murray stated that he was giving Jackson the drug to help him sleep, something he had been having trouble with. Dr. Murray told investigators he gave Jackson an IV of Propofol but only a small dose—2.5ml.
The cardiac arrest that killed the pop star was determined to be brought on by a Propofol overdose, helped by the other drugs in Jackson's system. Dr. Murray is currently being charged in Jackson's death, because he was the one who administered the fatal dosage.