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Michael Jackson Autopsy Report Shows He was In Fairly Good Health At The Time Of His Death

Oct. 1 2009, Published 4:48 a.m. ET

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More results from the Michael Jackson autopsy have been made public and it reveals that Michael Jackson was in fact in fairly good health for a 50-year-old man at the time of his death last June.

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The autopsy report obtained by the Associated Press shows Jackson had some health issues such as arthritis in the lower spine and some fingers, mild plaque buildup in his leg arteries and his lungs were chronically inflamed and had reduced capacity which may have left him short of breath, but none were serious enough to contribute to his death.

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Jackson weighed 136 lbs, which for a 5'9" man is an acceptable weight, and his heart was strong and his kidneys and most other organs were normal.

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The only substances found in his body were propofol and sedatives, a local anesthetic and ephedrine, a resuscitation stimulant. No other drugs, either prescribed or illegal were found in his body, nor was any traces of alcohol.

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There were signs of his many plastic surgeries evident on his body including a 3/4 inch scar behind his left ear and an apparent scar behind his right ear, a scar either side of his nostrils, a pair of scars about 3 inches long at the base of his neck and smaller scars on his arms and wrist. In addition he had a 2 inch scar on the right-hand side of his abdomen and a small scar near his naval.

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Jackson had dark tattoos around his eyes and on his eyebrows and a pink tattoo around his mouth. He also had tattooing on the front of his scalp, possibly to cover balding.

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The results do not help the case of Dr. Conrad Murray, who is the target of a LAPD manslaughter investigation. One possible defense for Murray was that Jackson hid serious pre-existing conditions from him that increased the risks from the drugs he willingly took, the autopsy has quashed this.

Murray has not spoken publicly since Jackson's death, with the exception of a brief You Tube video where he claims, "I told the truth and I have faith the truth will prevail."



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