Michael Jackson Would Have Turned 51 Today

Celebrity News Sep. 1, 2009 AT 12:44PM
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Michael Jackson would have turned 51 Saturday if he hadn't died after suffering a cardiac arrest on June 25.

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The day before his first posthumous birthday, the Los Angeles County coroner announced his death has been ruled a homicide.

"The Jackson family again wishes to commend the actions of the Coroner, the LAPD and other law enforcement agencies, and looks forward to the day that justice can be served," the Jackson family said in a statement Friday.

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According to the coroner's report, he died of "acute propofol intoxication." Other sedatives that contributed to his death included: Midazolam, Diazepam, Lidocaine and Ephedrine.

According to a search-warrant affidavit, Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson's personal physician who is now the target of a manslaughter investigation, had been giving Jackson 50 mg of Propofol (which Jackson called his "milk") diluted with lidocaine every night through an IV line.

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Murray told police he gave the singer propofol the morning of June 25 after a series of sedatives failed to help Jackson sleep.

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