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Debbie Rowe to testify for AEG in Jackson wrongful death trial

Debbie Rowe to testify for AEG in Jackson wrongful death trial

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's ex-wife is expected to testify next week as a witness for AEG Live at the late singer's wrongful death trial in Los Angeles, TMZ said.
Katherine Jackson says in court son Michael was a 'good person'

Katherine Jackson says in court son Michael was a 'good person'

LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's mom Katherine said at his wrongful death trial in Los Angeles the late pop star was a "good person" whose behavior was misunderstood.

Sleep expert testifies Michael Jackson was sleep deprived

LOS ANGELES, June 22 (UPI) -- Pop icon Michael Jackson suffered from near total sleep deprivation for the two months before he died, a sleep expert told a court in Los Angeles.

AEG exec: Michael Jackson tour was in danger of being canceled

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's comeback tour in London was in danger of being canceled after the singer appeared frail during rehearsals, an AEG top executive testified.
Emails could be key in Michael Jackson wrongful death suit

Emails could be key in Michael Jackson wrongful death suit

LOS ANGELES, May 18 (UPI) -- A lawyer representing the estate of Michael Jackson's manager has emails the pop star's lawyers said could be key in the wrongful death trial against AEG Live.
ME: Singer Michael Jackson should have lived normal lifespan

ME: Singer Michael Jackson should have lived normal lifespan

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles deputy medical examiner says Michael Jackson's health had been good enough for him to live a normal lifespan before he overdosed on propofol.

Testimony: Jackson doctor had debt-fueled greed

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson doctor Conrad Murray's debt caused him to "bend the rules" to get money, a Los Angeles detective testified in Jackson's wrongful-death trial.
Michael Jackson wrongful-death trial date set

Michael Jackson wrongful-death trial date set

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- Opening statements were being prepared for the Michael Jackson wrongful-death trial in Los Angeles that pits the star's mother against his concert promoters.
Report: Paris Jackson wants to be a heart surgeon

Report: Paris Jackson wants to be a heart surgeon

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- The late pop star Michael Jackson's 15-year-old daughter, Paris, says she would like to be a heart surgeon when she grows up, the New York Post reported.

Judge: No TV coverage in Jackson trial

LOS ANGELES, April 6 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge ruled no television coverage will be allowed in the wrongful death suit Michael Jackson's family filed against Anschutz Entertainment Group.

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Jermaine: 'Jackson family is one'

Jermaine: 'Jackson family is one'

SARATOGA, Calif., July 30 (UPI) -- Jermaine, Tito, Marlon and Jackie Jackson performed together in Saratoga, Calif., as reports swirl the singing siblings are squabbling amongst themselves.
Murray willing to talk to Jackson's mom

Murray willing to talk to Jackson's mom

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) -- The doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death says he is willing to answer any questions the U.S. pop icon's mother might have.
Jackson matriarch's whereabouts in doubt

Jackson matriarch's whereabouts in doubt

ALBUQUERQUE, July 22 (UPI) -- Katherine Jackson, the mother of the late pop star Michael Jackson, has been missing for a week after traveling to Arizona, a nephew and granddaughter said.
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Dr. Conrad Murray reacts after the jury returned with a guilty verdict in his involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles on November 7, 2011 . Murray was convicted in the 2009 death of pop singer Michael Jackson from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol. UPI/Al Seib/pool
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On June 25, 2009, American singer Michael Jackson died of acute propofol intoxication after he suffered cardiac arrest at his home in the Holmby Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. His personal physician, Conrad Murray, said he found Jackson in his room, not breathing, but with a faint pulse, and that he administered CPR on his bed to no avail. After placing a call to 9-1-1 at 12:20 p.m., Jackson was treated by paramedics at his home, and later pronounced dead at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. On August 28, 2009, the Los Angeles County Coroner announced Jackson's death a homicide. Before his death, Jackson reportedly had been administered propofol, along with two anti-anxiety benzodiazepines: lorazepam and midazolam. Law enforcement officials investigated Jackson's personal physician. On February 8, 2010, Murray pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, and was released after posting a US$75,000 bail. His trial is scheduled to start September 8, 2011.

Jackson's death also triggered an outpouring of grief around the world, creating unprecedented surges of Internet traffic and causing sales of his music and that of the Jackson 5 to increase dramatically. Jackson had intended to perform his concert series entitled This Is It to over one million people at London's O2 Arena, from July 13, 2009 to March 6, 2010. His public memorial service was held on July 7, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where he had rehearsed for the London concerts the night before his death. His memorial service was broadcast live around the world, attracting a global audience of up to one billion people. In March 2010, Sony Music Entertainment signed a US$250 million deal with Jackson's estate to retain distribution rights to his recordings until 2017, and to release seven posthumous albums over the decade following his death. His death ranked #1 on VH1/VH1 Classic's list of 100 Most Shocking Moments in Music.

Jackson arrived for rehearsal at Staples Center around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, according to a magician who was there. The singer complained of laryngitis and did not rehearse until 9 p.m. "He looked great and had great energy," the magician added. The rehearsal went past midnight. The next morning Jackson did not come out of his bedroom. According to the attorney of Conrad Murray, Jackson's personal physician, Murray entered the room in the afternoon and found Jackson in bed and not breathing. Jackson had a weak pulse, and his body was still warm. Murray tried to revive Jackson for five to ten minutes, at which point he realized he needed to call for help. Murray stated that he was hindered because there was no landline in the house. Murray also stated that he could not use his cell phone to call 911 because he did not know the exact address. Murray stated that he also phoned security, but did not get an answer. Finally Murray ran downstairs, yelled for help, and told a chef to bring security up to the room. By the time security called 911, Murray stated that only 30 minutes had passed.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Conrad Murray."
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