With his hit songs such as Black Or White, Billie Jean and Thriller, in his prime Michael Jackson was an unstoppable pop star who took the world by storm and had millions of fans all over the globe.
The news of his death on June 25, 2009, shocked not only his loyal fans but the entire world. As the King of Pop took his final breath the nation also fell silent.
Michael's autopsy report was released on August 28, 2009, as the Los Angeles County Coroner concluded that Jackson's death was a homicide.
The court heard how Jackson had been administered propofol and anti-anxiety benzodiazepines lorazepam and midazolam by his doctor, Conrad Murray.
Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 and served two years of his four-year prison sentence for good behaviour.
But fans were left confused when Michael's autopsy revealed that he was a "fairly healthy" 50-year-old man at the time of his death.
Going into details, the report recalled how the King Of Pop had puncture marks on his arms.
It also revealed a number of tattoos that Michael had kept secret, including tattooed pink lips, eyebrows and he'd also had a dark tattoo across the top of his balding head so he could allegedly disguise his wigs better.
Michael openly discussed his cosmetic surgery so it was no surprise the report detailed how he had scars behind his ears and beside his nostrils, which the coroner described as likely "being caused by cosmetic surgery".
It also reported how he had a scar on his knee which was put down to being "likely from a medical procedure".
His remaining hair was described as short and tightly-curled.
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Corroborating reports that he suffered from vitiligo, Michael had depigmentation of the skin around his face, chest, abdomen and arms.
The disturbing report also detailed the injuries he had suffered while paramedics desperately tried to save his life.
Paramedics cracked his ribs during CPR, and a machine called a balloon pump was inserted into his chest as they attempted to jumpstart his heart.
The singer also had mild arthritis and lung damage, which Dr Zeev Kain, the University of California physician who reviewed the report for the Associated Press at the time, said it may have left Michael short for breath.
However, Dr Kain says the star's, "overall health was fine," and the results were in, "normal limits".
Following his death, Michael left behind his three children, Paris, Michael Joseph Junior and Prince.
- Michael Jackson
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