One lethal cocktail…

Assisted suicide? Neglience?

Assisted suicide? Neglience?

Today in a not-so-stunning twist of fate the Los Angeles County Corner’s office announced that the results of Michael Jackson’s autopsy will not be made public at least for now. This is interesting inasmuch as everyone in the world knows how the King of Pop died; however, to what degree his personal physician had in the decision is still under investigation.

American Age has its own theories based on the known events and situation surrounding Jackson’s death. However, for some time now we’ve been reading and gathering as much information as possible whilst discussing the aforementioned theories. Please feel free to chime in with comments or discussion.

We are sensitive to the facts of Michael Jackson’s death and we would never write anything to compromise Michael; yet, truth be told this story is getting more twists and turns than the Hollywood blockbuster its bound to become.

Theory one: There can be no doubt whatsoever that like Heath Ledger, Brad Renfro, John Belushi, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Marilyn Monroe and countless others in the entertainment business, Michael passed away due to a drug overdose. It appears quite evident that the “King” was on the tragic end of getting too much, or, one’s basic over indulgence. Therefore, one could argue that Michael Jackson died of an accidental overdose (likely or not likely).

Theory two: The personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, has admitted to administering the powerful general anesthesia, propofol, a couple of hours before finding Michael in bed and not breathing. As information develops it was also revealed that Dr. Murray had also administered some sedatives in addition to the anesthesia. (Professional negligence or assisted suicide?)

Theory three: Above we alluded to assisted suicide or even perhaps euthanasia – or painless killing to relieve suffering. We are not aware of any physical problems Michael Jackson had if any. What we do know is that Michael struggled with stress, panic attacks, and insomnia. The oddity here is in the notion of what Dr. Murray, others’, or Michael himself, took in addition to the anesthetic. Another oddity is in the notion of prescribing sedatives when the standard treatment for panic disorders, stress and anxiety are in the medication class referred to as Diazepam’s.   

Dr. Murray, through his attorney has stated that he did not prescribe anything that “should have” killed Jackson. As for this statement alone Dr. Conrad Murray not only displayed gross negligence but he openly is not telling the truth.

Theory four: And finally, in lieu of six doctors being investigated, as well as prescribed medications in several different names and gathered by multiple people for Jackson, as well as Dr. Murray’s own admission maybe we should be looking in an altogether different, but very likely, direction. We believe that assisted or not, negligent or not, or otherwise, Michael Jackson wanted to end his life.

Lastly we must figure in two equally weighted factors: age and drugs. Michael was 50-years old at death. He endured the public humiliation of being dragged through court. Secondly, drugs do affect people in different ways when we age. Consider if you will the names of the drugs he was known to be taking: Codeine, Demerol, and Oxycodone for pain; stress and panic disorders are most often treated with Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, or in some cases Librium; and for sleeping disorders, Ambien, Ativan, Seconal, Nembutal, and Luminal.

These are ‘white collar’ medications that should be prescribed and monitored by a responsible physician. In other words due to costs these are referred to as ‘rich people drugs’ and are so powerful should not be used as ‘cocktails.’ One issue we do know is that Michael was comfortable, relaxed, and very high as he passed on.

Please feel free to chime in with comments or discussion. Thank you!
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