Killing Michael Jackson

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Killing Michael Jackson
Based onDeath of Michael Jackson
Country of originUnited States
United Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)ZigZag Productions
Running time60 minutes
Original release
  • June 22, 2019 (2019-06-22) (United Kingdom)[1]

Killing Michael Jackson is a 2019 documentary film directed and produced by ZigZag, focusing on the death of singer Michael Jackson.[2] The documentary features Orlando Martinez, Dan Myers and Scott Smith – three detectives who were involved in the initial investigation of Jackson's death.[3][4]


On June 25, 2009, American singer Michael Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication at his home on North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills[5]. His personal physician, Conrad Murray, said he found Jackson in his room, not breathing and with a weak pulse, and administered CPR on Jackson to no avail.[6]

On August 28, 2009, the Los Angeles County Coroner ruled that Jackson's death was a homicide.[7] Shortly before his death, Jackson had reportedly been administered propofol and two anti-anxiety benzodiazepines, lorazepam and midazolam, in his home.[8] Law enforcement officials charged Murray with involuntary manslaughter on November 7, 2011.[9] and served two years of his four-year prison sentence, early release per good behavior.[10]

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  1. ^ "A new documentary goes inside the room where Michael Jackson died". 20 June 2019.
  2. ^ Clarke, Stewart; Clarke, Stewart (3 June 2019). "Discovery Buys 'Killing Michael Jackson' Documentary for Its European Networks".
  3. ^ Desta, Yohana. "Killing Michael Jackson, Documentary About the Pop Star's Death, Is Coming to TV". HWD.
  4. ^ "Discovery Acquires 'Killing Michael Jackson' Documentary (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ ANI (3 June 2019). "Discovery acquires 'Killing Michael Jackson' documentary" – via Business Standard.
  6. ^ "Michael Jackson dead at 50 after cardiac arrest". CNN. June 25, 2009. Retrieved August 31, 2009.
  7. ^ "Jackson death a homicide, criminal charge possible". Reuters. August 28, 2009.
  8. ^ "Jackson investigator's errors". August 10, 2010. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  9. ^ "Michael Jackson's doctor denies manslaughter charge". BBC News Online. February 9, 2010. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  10. ^ "Most Popular E-mail Newsletter". USA Today. November 7, 2011.

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