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The eternal calm of Michael Jackson

Anesthetic poisoning caused the singer's death 15 years ago

That day started badly. And it ended worse. Early on, the media newsrooms received the news of the death of actress Farrah Fawcett, who achieved worldwide fame as a member of the leading trio of the legendary series “Charlie's Angels“, along with Jacklyn Smith and Kate Jackson.

In the second half of the 70s, the blonde of the group became a sex symbol who imposed a highly replicated hairstyle in beauty salons and decorated more than one mechanical workshop, thanks to posters published in magazines. To add to her public appeal, she was the wife of Lee Majors, the popular heartthrob from “The Nuclear Man.”

Fawcett's death, due to colorectal cancer with which he had been fighting for years, seemed like the big news of the entertainment source, on June 25, 2009, but everything changed in the early hours of the afternoon, when the American portal TMZ spread a species that impacted the planet: “The king of pop”, Michael Jackson, died in Los Angeles.

The pertinent disbelief and initial bewilderment was followed by confirmation of the fact. Cardiorespiratory arrest surprised him in the mansion he had rented in Holmby Hills, where they tried to revive him before being transferred to a clinic. At 2:26 he was pronounced dead.

hours of anguish

The sequence of what happened specifies that the artist's entourage called 911, at 12:21. The paramedics arrived at 12:30. They found him without a pulse or breathing. Given the failed attempt to revive him, they decided to transfer him to the prestigious Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. At 1:14, the doctors' work began. All efforts were fruitless. Michael Jackson passed away.

The television stations launched the extra that impacted millions of fans around the globe. Meanwhile, details were supplied in dribs and drabs. “Intoxication by painkillers” was the first cause determined by specialists, directing their attention to Conrad Murray, the private doctor hired to accompany the singer on his world tour. The autopsy determined poisoning due to excess Propofol.

The public funeral took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 7, 2009. According to estimates at the time, the broadcast was followed by more than 2.500 billion people, which was equivalent to more than 36% of the world's population. .

Participating in the event were: Stevie Wonder, Lionel Ritchie, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Usher and his brother Jermaine, among others. Queen Latifah read the poem “We had him,” written especially by Maya Angelou.

The private funeral was postponed until September 3, in the Great Mausoleum of Forest Lawn Cemetery, where the idol's remains rest.


After the release of the forensic report, doctor Conrad Murray was accused of “involuntary manslaughter” of Michael Jackson, on February 8, 2010. At the hearing, he pleaded “not guilty” and paid bail of $75.000 to avoid imprisonment. prison.

In 2011, the jury found him responsible for what happened, and he was sentenced to four years in prison. He only served half of the sentence, due to a government measure aimed at decongesting prisons.

Murray had said goodbye to his patients in Las Vegas, to accompany the singer, for the duration of the tour, for $150.000 a month.

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