Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, MJ, is considered one of the most significant cultural figures in the pre-Soundcloud era. His talents varied from singing, songwriting, composing, and dancing.
After a few successful works with his brothers’ band Jackson 5, MJ hit the billboard with his solo entry ‘Got to be there.’With the release of Thriller, there was no turnback in MJ’s career, as the song turned out to be a massive hit both commercially and critically.
MJ was always in the news for one reason or another. Michael Jackson’s death was entirely unexpected to his fans, as MJ was preparing for a massive return to the entertainment industry.
What Were Michael Jackson’s Last Words?
“I’d like to have some milk. Please, please give me some milk so that I can sleep, because I know that this is all that really works for me.” These were the last words Michael Jackson spoke to his physician Dr. Conrad Murray. Murray was the last person who saw the King of Pop alive. ‘Milk’ was a nickname used for the drug Propofol- The Milk of Amnesia.
According to Dr. Murray, MJ had severe health issues related to a sleep disorder. Michael Jackson was busy rehearsing his latest stage programs and was already on medication. He requested more drugs to deal with his sleep disorders.
“I can’t function if I don’t sleep. They’ll have to cancel it. And I don’t want them to cancel it, but they will have to cancel it.”.These were MJ’s words when Dr. Murray expressed concern over his schedule.
How Did Michael Jackson Die?
Michael Jackson died of cardiac arrest on 25 June 2009 in his estate in Holmby Hills. He was not responding when the paramedics rushed him to the hospital. The cardiac arrest happened due to a deadly combination of Propofol and sedatives. MJ’s physician Dr. Conrad Murphy administered the drugs upon his request to help with insomnia.
The autopsy reports revealed the presence of Propofol, which ended up in a cardiac arrest. Traces of other drugs like lidocaine, ephedrine, and lorazepam were also found in his body. Law enforcement agencies discovered many drugs in his home, which caused suspicions about MJ’s drug usage in the past.
Later Dr.Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years of imprisonment for involuntary manslaughter.
What Really Happened To Michael Jackson In His Last Days?
Michael Jackson died due to a Cardiac arrest due to the overuse of drugs and sedatives. His physician Dr.Conrad Murray was arrested for homicide and sentenced to prison for four years, as the court found him guilty.
MJ was busy in the preceding days with a rehearsal for his upcoming tour, ‘This is it.’ He hadn’t done any shows for the last few years and was eyeing a comeback. MJ returned home at midnight from the rehearsal and looked exhausted due to sleeplessness.
Michael desperately needed some sleep and requested his physician to cancel the rehearsal if he could not sleep. He got a series of medicines in the night and morning, although he had already taken a few medications earlier. Later he was found unresponsive, and the paramedics rushed him to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Later his doctor revealed that Michael Jackson had not received proper sleep for the last 60 days of his life. A documentary, ‘The Last Days of Micahel Jackson’, released by ABC networks in 2018, cast light on the incidents on the last day of MJ’s life.
What Was Michael Jackson’s Last Meal?
Michael Jackson’s chef said his last meal was chicken breast and healthy spinach salads. MJ had loved fried chicken from childhood, and his friends revealed no sign of an eating disorder. However, there are reports that his eating habit had hanged entirely in the last days of his life.
How Old Was Michael Jackson When He Died?
Michael Jackson was fifty years old when he died. He was born on 29 August 1959 and died on 25 June 2009. His cause of death is cardiac arrest due to the excess usage of drugs with sedatives.
What Was Michael Jackson’s Last Song?
Michael Jackson’s last recorded song was Best of Joy, and the last song he performed was Earth Song. MJ rehearsed the earth song on 24 June 2009 to prepare for his comeback performance. ‘Best of Joy’ was released posthumously in 2010. MJ’s last released album before his death was Invincible.
The Bottom Line
There was no other entertainer in the 20 century who was as popular as MJ was. Michael was always in the news for multiple controversies, yet his music remained unaffected till his death.
Many youngsters still practice the dance steps, moonwalk, and Robo dance. His sudden death left a significant gap in the music industry, which nobody can fill.