MICHAEL JACKSON DIES

  • MJ's doctor says others gave him propofol November 21, 2009

    Los Angeles: Michael Jackson's personal physician told investigators he was not the first doctor to give the pop star propofol, the powerful anesthetic that was one of the drugs to cause his death, according to court papers unsealed on Friday. Dr Conrad Murray, a target of the criminal probe into Jackson's...
  • Jackson's two employees hold vital clues: attorney August 26, 2009

    Los Angeles: Two employees of Michael Jackson, one of whom was with the pop star in his last moments, can throw important light on his death, their attorney said on Tuesday. Attorney Carl Douglas, who was on the defence team of star footballer O J Simpson during his trial in 1993...
  • Police raid home of Michael Jackson's doctor July 29, 2009

    Los Angeles: Police raided the home of Michael Jackson's personal doctor on Tuesday, tightening their focus on the physician who reportedly gave the late superstar sedatives that may have killed him. The raid of the Las Vegas home of Conrad Murray came a day after sources in the investigation told US...
  • Michael Jackson has a fourth child? July 23, 2009

    London: Late pop legend Michael Jackson is rumoured to have a fourth child, Omer Bhatti, who was given a frontrow seat at the singer's memorial service earlier this month. Norwegian dancer Bhatti, 25, is thought to be the Billie Jean singer's child from a onenight stand, reports imdb.com. Jackson, who passed away...
  • Police treating Jackson's death as homicide: report July 15, 2009

    Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is treating King of Pop Michael Jackson's death as homicide, a media report said on Wednesday. Celebrity news website TMZ.com citing "multiple law enforcement sources" said evidence points to Propofol, an anesthesia, as the primary cause of the pop star's death. Vials of Propofol...
  • Two weeks on, MJ's burial still not decided July 13, 2009

    It's been two weeks since Michael Jackson's sudden death and his family is still trying to decide where to lay the pop icon to rest. ...
  • Portrait of Jackson's pill consumption emerges July 10, 2009

    Los Angeles: Singer Michael Jackson took more than 10 Xanax pills a night, asking his employees to get the prescription sleep medicine under their names and also personally traveling to doctor's offices in other states to obtain them, said a confidential document from 2004 that CNN obtained on Thursday. Los Angeles...
  • Foul play possible in Jackson's death: father July 10, 2009

    Los Angeles: Michael Jackson's father believes that "foul play" was involved in his son's sudden death though the second autopsy has not revealed anything new. Joe Jackson, 80, who had sought a private autopsy of the pop star after a preliminary autopsy report ruled out foul play in the death, said...
  • Some news sites saw Jackson traffic crush July 8, 2009

    San Jose, Calif: News Web sites had some hiccups on Tuesday because of a crush of traffic related to Michael Jackson's memorial service. The Internet as a whole, though, didn't seem to suffer. Those are the findings of Keynote Systems, which tracks Web site performance. Keynote says it took up to 18...
  • Jackson had advised Spears to retire soon July 8, 2009

    London: Weeks before he died, pop star Michael Jackson had advised Singer Britney Spears to leave the music industry so she does not "end up" like him. Contactmusic.com reports that Jackson had telephoned Spears and told her to focus on her family life. "I think Michael's warning sent shivers down Britney's spine....
  • Scalpers selling Jackson memorial tickets online July 7, 2009

    Los Angeles: Despite efforts to keep people from profiting from Tuesday's public memorial service for Michael Jackson, scalpers online on Monday were asking as much as $9,000 per ticket to the free event. Dozens of listings selling vouchers for Jackson tickets appeared on Monday on auction site eBay and Craigslist, the...
  • MJ funeral: 16 TV networks plan live coverage July 7, 2009

    Washington: At least 16 major television networks are planning live coverage of Michael Jackson's memorial service, making it one of the biggest televised event of the year after the January 20 inauguration of President Barack Obama. The pop legend, 50, died after a suspected cardiac arrest on June 25. Jackson's public memorial...
  • MJ memorial ticket pickup going smoothly, police say July 7, 2009

    Los Angeles: The cars drove up to the stadium in a steady, orderly stream on Monday some drivers giddy with anticipation as they entered and shaking with excitement as they exited. By 10 am 2,200 fans had come through Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, to pick up tickets to...
  • MJ was dating his kids' nanny: photographer July 6, 2009

    London: Pop legend Michael Jackson was secretly dating his children's nanny before his death, says the singer's personal photographer. The romance between Jackson, who died of a suspected cardiac arrest on June 25, and Ugandanborn Grace Rwaramba was an open secret among the singer's staff. His three children Prince Michael,...
  • Over 1.2 mn people request Jackson memorial tickets July 5, 2009

    Los Angeles: More than 1.2 million Michael Jackson fans had requested tickets by Saturday afternoon for admission to his memorial tribute on Tuesday in Los Angeles, a number that could climb to over two million. Only 8,750 of those people will win two tickets each for themselves and a partner to...
  • Jackson to be buried in a $25,000 coffin July 4, 2009

    London: King of Pop Michael Jackson is likely to be buried in a $25,000 solid bronze casket, just like soul legend James Brown. Known as the Promethean, the coffin has a handpolished 14carat goldplate finish and blue velvetlined interior, reported thesun.co.uk. It is the same model chosen by relatives of James Brown...
  • MJ's promoter to provide 11,000 tickets for memorial July 4, 2009

    Moscow: Michael Jackson's promoter has announced that 11,000 free tickets would be available to the public for the King of Pop's memorial service, to be held next Tuesday in Los Angeles. The head of AEG Live, Randy Phillips, announced on Thursday that the ceremony would be held at the Staples Centre,...
  • Rapper The Game pays tribute to Jackson July 3, 2009

    Michael Jackson's untimely death has been a loss not only for his fans but also for the others in the music fraternity. Here is American rapper The Game paying his tribute to the king of pop. ...
  • MJ's funeral not in Neverland, fans disappointed July 3, 2009

    Michael Jackson's final rites will not be performed at his Neverland Ranch. On Wednesday, his family announced that the singer's body will not be moved to Neverland for public memorial or even his burial, since the state's health and safety rules prohibit burials outside a cemetery. Clearly, this has left...
  • King's legacy lives on: MJ's star power still strong July 2, 2009

    An outpouring of grief and an unprecedented surge in sales, King of Pop Michael Jackson could still be breaking records even after his sudden death. The entertainer's star power seems to be as strong as ever. ...
  • Michael Jackson's will leaves estate in family trust July 1, 2009

    Los Angeles: Michael Jackson's sevenyearold will was filed on Wednesday in a Los Angeles court, giving his entire estate to a family trust and naming his mother as a beneficiary of the trust and the guardian of his three children. The will names singer Diana Ross, a lifelong friend of Jackson,...
  • 'Powerful drug found at MJ's home' July 1, 2009

    Los Angeles: A dangerous drug commonly used for surgical anaesthesia was found at Michael Jackson's home after his death, a website has claimed. The drug Propofol, which is used to put people under anaesthesia before surgery, was found at Jackson's home, TMZ.com reported quoting unnamed sources. The website described the drug as...
  • MJ used to cry a lot before his death: former manager July 1, 2009

    London: Michael Jackson increased his drug use after the child sex allegations piled up and he used to cry often, says the late pop star's former manager Dieter Wiesner who also said that Jackson was in a "pathetic condition" before he died, battling drinks and weakness. Wiesner claims that Jackson increased...
  • Remembering MJ: Depp, Lindsay mark their respect July 1, 2009

    London: The King of Pop has left behind a legacy that will live on forever and celebrities have been paying tribute to Michael Jackson in their own little special ways. Hollywood celebrities Lindsay Lohan and Johnny Depp said "we'll miss you" to MJ recently. The King of Pop may be no...
  • I never saw MJ taking prescription drugs: Friend July 1, 2009

    Cheltenham: The tragic demise of King of Pop Michael Jackson has caused a flurry of controversy. The latest being, Jackson's good friend and his children's godfather Mark Lester expressed his perplexity over the events leading up to his death and denied that Michael was under the influence of prescribed drugs....
  • Bboy dance crew recalls MJ's iconic moves July 1, 2009

    Mumbai: Michael Jackson took the world's breath away when he moonwalked across the stage during his Billie Jean act at the 25th Anniversary of Motown in 1983. Little did he know his iconic moves would pave the way for other urban dances to gain popularity be it pop, hip...
  • MJ's public viewing to be held at Neverland Ranch July 1, 2009

    Los Angeles: The late 'King of Pop' Michael Jacksons body will be taken to his Neverland Ranch on Thursday morning for a public viewing on Friday, CNN has learned. The Jackson family will hold a private memorial service at Neverland on Sunday, the source said. It was not immediately clear whether Jacksons...
  • Jackson concert refund process begins on Wednesday June 30, 2009

    Los Angeles: Concert promoter AEG Live will on Wednesday advise fans how to get full refunds for late 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson's 50 planned concerts at London's O2 Arena. The refunds will include service fee charges. Fans will be also given the option of receiving the concert tickets as souvenirs...
  • MJ leaves nothing to father June 30, 2009

    Los Angeles: Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson has gained the temporary custody of his three children amid reports that the King of Pop has left a will, which excludes his father Joe Jackson from his multimillion property. Jackson's 79yearold mother Katherine Jackson was granted the temporary custody of Jackson's three children...
  • Police find no clue of crime by Jackson doctor: report June 28, 2009

    Los Angeles: A second police interview with the doctor caring for pop star Michael Jackson the day he died yielded no information suggesting the physician committed a crime, the Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday. The Times said an unnamed source close to the police investigation told the newspaper the second...