June 30th, 2009
08:04 PM ET

Just what was up with Jackson's doc?

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Mary Mitchell
The Chicago Sun-Times

Dr. Conrad Murray might as well find himself a new gig. Murray is the cardiologist who was with Michael Jackson when he died.

He is now being slammed across the Web as being culpable for the shocking death that stopped the world.

My daughter and I sat up late into the night watching the Jackson coverage.

It was our way of mourning an entertainer whose music is the soundtrack for our memories.

Having a heart attack or cardiac arrest at age 50 isn't unheard of.

But Michael Jackson? Who thought he would go out that way?

"It ain't right," my daughter said more than once.

Later that weekend, my eldest son summed up my feelings.

"It's like a piece of me died," he said.

So far, the official word is that Jackson had taken "some unspecified medication," which is about as vague as it gets.


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  1. Teresa, OH

    I feel for the dr. He better make it easy on himself and his family.
    'Fess up every single thing you know, at least to the authorities, because IT WILL BE FOUND OUT.

    I'm guessing even the doc didnt know all the "medications" MJ was on.

    MJ knew exactly what he was doing in hiring Dr. Murray : )

    July 1, 2009 at 9:59 am |
  2. westhawk959

    I have not yet heard what I consider to be a very relevant answer to this question...
    What was the time frame between the last time MIchael Jackson was alive, and he was found by his 'doctor', not breathing?

    July 1, 2009 at 8:27 am |
  3. Brenda Wheeler

    So many lies has been told about the death of Michael. Nurse Cherilyn Lee know more than she said. Why can't she say who the staff person was that called her? That security person was very much aware of MJ's situation. When the nurse watched him sleep, did she give him any medicine or took a part in it? Crying and covering up someone is not helping this case. It took Dr. Murray forever to have 911 called? How did the caller (stranger) get into the home when MJ would never allow that?

    July 1, 2009 at 7:24 am |
  4. brook-lynn

    My prayer is that the family attorney that know about the enablers will speak up now and not wait for the toxicology tests because there may be another loss of life before the tests come back. I pray that he name every person involved in distributing drugs to celebs and indangering their lives, beginning with the so called Doctor who doesnt know that CPR must be performed on a hard flat surface. My prayers go out to the Jackson family. Michael Jackson was the love of my life, I will always cherish him. May he rest in peace.

    July 1, 2009 at 7:23 am |
  5. Amanda S.

    Another thing, the more he seems to be "helpful" and insisting that they do an autopsy and such just shows me that he was guilty, kinda like those who know they have things in their vehicle and insist that the police search it knowing that if they're so "cooperative" that they'll be like 'oh well, if he was hiding something he wouldn't offer us to search'.
    I know what I'm trying to say, and I know that that man is guilty of his death.
    I know his Dr is hiding something and I pray to God he's charged for the death of Michael.
    He was NOT ready to die.
    He just wanted to sleep.

    It just seems he had an addiction and all the Dr did was support it because he wanted Michaels money. You know he was getting paid good money.

    This is unbelievable, and his Dr is a sad sad excuse...

    July 1, 2009 at 5:34 am |
  6. Amanda S.

    After reading the comments, I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one thinking these things.

    The Dr needs to lose his license, after this would ANYONE trust this Dr with their LIFE?

    I know I wouldn't, and I definitely wouldn't trust him with my son's life.
    He should have known better,

    I know in my heart this Dr gave Michael something he shouldn't have had. Regardless if he's fully cooroporating or not, he's one big LIE.

    He wasn't ready to die...

    And every time I listen to certain songs or see certain pictures I burst into tears, I may have not known him personally but he was a big part of my life. And he ALWAYS will be...

    Long live Michael,
    Long live the KING<3

    July 1, 2009 at 4:42 am |
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