Death of Michael Jackson

When did this happen? June 25, 2009
Where did this happen? At his home on North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles, USA
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Quick Facts about Death of Michael Jackson

media awards
$750 million
estimated lifetime earnings
$331 million
debt in 2007
350 million +
records sold

Death of Michael Jackson: What happened?

On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home on North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles. His personal physician, Conrad Murray, said he had found Jackson in his room, not breathing and with a barely detectable pulse, and that he administered CPR on Jackson’s bed to no avail. After a call was placed to 9-1-1 at 12:20 pm, Jackson was treated by paramedics at the scene and was later pronounced dead at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. On the eve of Jackson’s 51st birthday, the Los Angeles County Coroner concluded that his death was a homicide. Shortly before his death, Jackson had reportedly been administered propofol and three anti-anxiety benzodiazepines, lorazepam, and midazolam, in his home. His personal physician was convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter and is serving a four-year sentence in prison.


  1. Daisy

    The news of Michael Jackson’s death came over the radio station that was playing in a small shop where I was taking care of an errand that day. A man near me just froze, and said “Noo…” in disbelief. I said it was probably a hoax. We stood there, listening to the radio announcer as he continued talking about the pop star and the details that were known so far. It slowly became obvious that it was not a hoax. We were in shock because we were kind of the same age and it was like part of childhood in the 80’s suddenly being gone.

  2. Ruth Lee Caron

    I just just purchased tickets to see him in London at the O2 Arena in London for his This Is It Tour. He died 3 weeks before he went on tour. I cried when I heard about his death. I really liked his music. Actually tears are coming to my eyes writing this. Rest in Peace Michael.

  3. matt n.

    I remember the day that the King of Pop died. I didn’t think it was real as at the time, there was so much going around about him and his life. I was at the gym when I heard about it and went on with my day thinking it was just another rumor. It wasn’t until late the next day when I realized it was actually real.

  4. Jeremy

    I was at home. I was on the internet. Then all of a sudden, I see a link shared on facebook saying ‘Michael Jackson in serious condition, rushed to the hospital’. At first I was in disbelief, hoping that it was just one of those sick online pranks but when I started googling it, I read reports from various sources that he was already dead. A few minutes later, I switched back onto facebook to ask if michael jackson is really dead and i went to update it, I saw my news feed started showing status updates ‘Rest in Peace Michael Jackson’ …. that was when I realized that it was all real. I called my family downstairs and broke the news to everyone, they couldn’t believe it, and neither could I. I started shaking just thinking of the thought that my idol died. It was a sad day. I feel so sorry for mj. He has been treated so poorly by many people and humiliated by the media. All mj has done was entertain people, inspire, and make a positive difference in the world.

  5. Jennie M. Xue

    I was in Los Angeles, not far from Michael Jackson’s home when he died. A friend sent me a text informing me about MJ’s death, so I looked for signs of mourning along the streets of Los Angeles.


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