Re: Michael Jackson's death was a homicide
The Los Angeles County coroner has ruled that Michael Jackson's death was a homicide involving a combination of drugs.
Michael Jackson was found dead on June 25. He had been preparing for a comeback concert series in London.
"The drugs propofol and lorazepam were found to be the primary drugs responsible for Mr. Jackson's death," said a news release issued Friday by the coroner.
"Other drugs detected were: midazolam, diazepam, lidocaine and ephedrine."
The release said Jackson died from "acute propofol intoxication," but it added "other conditions contributing to death: benzodiazepine effect."
Lorazepam, midazolam and diazepam are benzodiazepines.
The full and final autopsy report and the complete toxicology report "will remain on security hold at the request of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County district attorney," the release said.
"In accordance with this request, the Department of Coroner will not comment on its completed investigation."
Jackson was found dead on June 25.