Did Michael Jackson Overdose

The question of whether pop superstar Michael Jackson died from an overdose can be confusing, with a yes and no answer. On August 28, 2009, the Los Angeles County coroner's office released Jackson's official cause of death as "acute propofol intoxication" with "benzodiazepine effect" listed as a contributing factor. The manner of his death is listed officially as homicide. In essence, Jackson's death was caused by an overdose of propofol with additional medications (midazolam, lorazepam, and diazepam) contributing to his death, but the overdose was not self-inflicted.

Fast Facts:

  • Propofol and lorazepam were the main drugs responsible for Jackson's death.
  • Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson's personal physician at the time of his death, is currently under investigation regarding in the iconic performer's death.
  • Sources state that Murray admitted to administering the drugs found in Jackson's system to the pop star in the hours before his death in an attempt to help Jackson sleep.
  • Jackson suffered cardiac arrest at his home and was pronounced dead at UCLA Medical Center hours later on June 25, 2009.