August 25th, 2009
03:42 PM ET

Interactive: Timeline of Jackson’s sleepless night

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Michael Jackson's final hours
Court documents released Monday reveal new detailsof the events on the day of Michael Jackson's death, as recounted by Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson's personal physician. Read how the documents portray the pop star's final hours.

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  1. Sheika

    I am disgusted on how Dr. Murry let money influence his medical decisions. He crossed the line by even developing a doctor and patient friendship relationship. Michael saw right thru him. Exactly what he said in his song “Money” from his HIStory album is exactly what went into play.......

    "Are you infected with the same disease of lust, gluttony and greed?
    Then watch the ones
    With the biggest smiles
    The idle jabbers...
    Cuz theyre the backstabbers
    Ill never betray or deceive you my friend but...
    If you show me the cash
    Then I will take it
    If you tell me to cry
    Then I will fake it
    If you give me a hand
    Then I will shake it
    You do anything for money...
    Anything for money
    Would lie for you
    Would die for you
    Even sell my soul to the devil"

    Michael was an addict that needed help. Dr. Murry should have used better judgment. What happened to medical ethics? I am furious about how many drugs he gave Michael in such sort period of time. Dr Murry You… went to Medical school not Michael. You should have said no this is lethal, but instead you encouraged his addiction. Michael needed help, and you Dr. Murry gave him death…. You deserve every punishment you get from this situation.

    August 26, 2009 at 10:14 am |
  2. LJRoy

    MJ, while extremely talented, was not the "greatest fame". There are and have been others like The Beatles (both individually and together) and Elvis. Some of today's new artists may be "up there" in fame 30 years from now.

    Now as far as his insomnia, please. Michael Jackson was probably rehearsing for long hours every day for his tour. And everyone knows that too much physical activity can cause sleepless nights.

    Would he have died if he wasn't going to go on tour? Probably not, because he would've had plenty of rest, not taken any medications to help sleep.

    Not all doctors save lives, a great many wrecklessly take them too and I'm not just talking about overprescribing medication either. I don't know of any doctor that follows the Hippocratic Oath let alone believe in the sanctity of life.

    August 26, 2009 at 9:39 am |
  3. Jennifer

    Why not do a little research into the combined effects of three different benzodiazapines, Valium, Versed, and Ativan. At the doses given, fatal respiratory depression could easily have been caused by any of these alone not to mention, the combined effects of the three of them together. Propofol, at the minute dose of 25mg, would not phase a reasonably healthy person. That the coroner's office has determined that death was caused by a "lethal dose" of propofol can only be the opening play in a future attempt make it a controlled substance. If that much of any benzodiazapine was found in MJ's system, propofol at any dose can not alone be determined the cause of death. The media has been too focused on Propofol-the dug every surgical patient gets but no one has heard of because it is NOT available. It is no longer referred to as "milk of anesthesia" but "the Micheal Jackson drug." I expect AC 360 to report more responsibly and it's time to really ask the question: What was the "lethal dose" of Propofol found in MJ's system, and how much Benzodiazapine was there as well?

    Regardless of what the doses were, by paying such an extraordinary amount of money to a physician in order to get what he wanted, MJ killed himself. He would have found someone to give him the drugs. That day, it was Dr. Murray, performing "anesthesia" without training. He does bear some responsibility, but no more than MJ himself.

    August 26, 2009 at 7:48 am |
  4. Bryan

    Call 911, Mr. Murray! It's already been 60 minutes! They can trace the call, silly; you're in enough trouble as it is! Tell them it was a combination of his drug habits and those other 20 doctors feeding him. Oh, and don't tell them about that Elvis cock tail you gave him. That would not be good. You're supposed to be a doctor, remember? Not some guy that doesn't know what he's doing. And definitely some guy that doesn't employ Dipravan in a non-hospital setting. Now hurry and call 911!

    Dr. Murray: "Hold on; I have another call to make."

    August 26, 2009 at 4:09 am |
  5. johanna

    I suffer from insomnia and get no relief from anything sometimes. As just a normal person, I know better than to take that many different drugs at once. One would think a Doctor would know even more the danger he was putting his patient in. He should never agreed to give him Propyfol in the first place.To then add to his "drip" valium, ativan, Versed(an anestetic agent) or anything else is pure and simple negligence. I have to get an endoscopy every 2 yrs for Barretts Esophagus and they knock me out w/ versed and another anesthesia medicine. I am monitered by two other ppl who watch my breathing and pulse rate.

    This Dr. should be punished for he did take an oath not to hurt his patients.What kind of idiot would agree to this terrible scenario? I dont feel sorry for him at all. Michael knew exactly what he was messing w/ too. He was warned. He holds some responsibility too.All the ppl around him (his "friends and family" )were all on the gravy train and should be ashamed of themselves.They'll be punished later by the Lord. I used to love Jermaine but he is still trying to make a buck off his brother and probably made a few while he was still with us.Thought he could cash in on Neverland for yrs to come. Islam Shmislam! Not a man of God but a leach just like the rest of em'.

    If someone really cared, this would have stopped long ago and we would still have Michael. He was ill and u cant tell me that they "couldnt talk him into rehab". They shouldve gotten him help a long time ago but then where would their money come from? It sickens me.

    August 26, 2009 at 3:01 am |
  6. Jubaida

    Now everybody is calling Mj an addict! but none is saying what turned the legend into such an addict, what were those pains that made MJ restless, sleepless? the haunting of the media and negatively portraying him continuously, the false charges, the greedy people around him who now claim themseleves as MJ's "close friends" and are giving all sorts of interviews-not to mention telling ugly things about their close friend(!!!),......and so on. Its a disgusting world – please everyone, just let this man rest in peace. we dont want any dirt digged out of his life. caz, no matter how much dirt id digget out, it WILL NOT change the fact that Michael Jackson was a legend, a musical genius, a man who won the hearts of millions all around the world.

    August 26, 2009 at 1:50 am |
  7. rusty

    lets get on with life ...........i am tired of hearing about a singer that was involved in some very shady problems ...............he was just another singer with problems ............get on with life and get off the subject of mj..................

    August 25, 2009 at 11:24 pm |
  8. Larryboy

    Woah! Don't spoil the ending of this tragic story. I'm waiting for the movie to come out, to tell me the whole story...

    August 25, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  9. Michelle

    Why are we not hearing about the choices Michael Jackson made that could have lead him to his horrible death. In a society that often blames, are we beyond looking at the decisions of a capable individual – especially if it can help us make our own decisions for a healthy lifestyle. Michael was an amazing human being and certainly did not deserve this fate, but there must be some accountability.

    August 25, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  10. Deborah

    What is the difference between Michael Jackson's doctors and Anna Nicole Smith they were all prescribing drugs to a star, now people want answers the stars are just like drug addicts but have the money to cover it up.

    August 25, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  11. Sara Ray

    People use their celebrity status to manipulate and cross legal boundaries, and those around them allow it to happen. It happens all the time in this celebrity worshiping culture. It takes two..or a village, in this case, and all involved are responsible.

    August 25, 2009 at 9:40 pm |
  12. Alison

    The sad thing now is.......all celeb's with addictions are trying to figure out where they are going to get their fix. Their docs are not going to want to take the chance............at least until things settle down. Will we see more of them entering rehab, moving overseas, standing on street corners?.............. What is even more sad is people that are really in need of pain management will suffer because their docs will be gun shy.

    August 25, 2009 at 9:33 pm |
  13. Allison

    Why didn't Dr.Murry reach out to other Dr's to get MJ help? This really makes know since at all. And the timeline makes know since either.
    There is more to this story and it will keep on going until the truth comes all the way out.

    August 25, 2009 at 8:37 pm |
  14. Joe G. (Illinois)

    Regardless if he did not have the strength to fall asleep on his own and needed a doctor to live in his house. Many millions of you already called him “The King” and have given hearth felt praises in the likes of those given to Obama by Oprah Winfrey. Many of you already called him your hero and inspiration. The way I heard it is that you wanted to be like him.. To have your kids be like him.. Like Obama said “The world is watching” and we all heard you.. American Style Celebrity Icons!!! Just what a mess.

    August 25, 2009 at 7:20 pm |
  15. sharon

    I am a fan of Michael's unconditionally. I am saddened to know he could not rest. I am apalled by Dr. Conrad's actions and the actions of all the doctors and pharmacists who either fed his addiction, or ignored the red flags. Dr. Conrad was reckless and should receive the maximum penalty for his actions. It does not make a difference that it was Michael Jackson, I would feel that way about any patient, addict, or person. Doctors are suppose to save lives not wrecklessly take them.


    August 25, 2009 at 7:03 pm |
  16. mothermari

    Really, this must stop. Doctors must be held acountable, this was a clear case of greed. On both sides I sure however, a Doctor giving the meds........thats not right.

    August 25, 2009 at 7:01 pm |
  17. Shelly, Cambridge, MA

    Seriously, I know it's summer and you guys try to keep it light hearted because we're reading this stuff while drinking margaritas... but can't we keep the whole "time-line stuff" on TMZ or E!. Michael Jackson was an entertainer who spent what liquid cash he had on poor health decisions. Let's hope the US Government spends what little liquid cash we have left on better ones and move on already.

    August 25, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  18. Annie Kate

    I hope with this we can move on from the MJ news. The news that MJ died of a drug overdose wasn't really news – just confirmation of what we all thought had happened. Lets let him rest in peace now.

    August 25, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  19. Dyanna Pappalardo

    Wow Donna Woods words are so true. Michael Jackson had the greatest of fame that no other celebrity will ever reach and if they tried there will only be pain in the end because by that time you are surrounded by the greediest of people and even those opportunist, even those you consider your friends will change on you when money is at stake. Someone that is suppose to save our lives instead kill us due to greed and not knowing your limits.

    August 25, 2009 at 5:32 pm |
  20. Triny

    I knew Dr. Murray would play dumb and say he didn't know of any other medications Michael Jackson was taking. The world knew he had problems in the past with prescription medication but for this doctor (who is a certified M.D.) to administer Propofol in a home setting, which goes against the oath he took when he became a doctor is negligence no matter what is said.

    I also have to call CNN out on their coverage of Michael Jackson. I saw Larry King and AC360 last night and it seems like they're actually trying to drum up sympathy for this doctor who knows right from wrong. One analyst last night said he felt sorry for Dr. Murray because he thinks Dr. Murray didn't know what he was getting himself in to. I beg to differ. I BELIEVE Dr. Murray knew very well what he was getting himself in to but wasn't concerned with it as long as he was getting paid.

    There are too many things that don't add up. He made calls to people other than 911 which is highly suspicious. He wouldn't sign the death certificate at the hospital which is another admission of guilt. He administered Michael Jackson all of those medications when this doctor KNOWS would've been lethal with the dose of Propofol he had given him. This man should be locked up along with the rest of the doctors that enabled him.

    August 25, 2009 at 5:29 pm |
  21. Anna

    I am a fan of Michael Jackson but too much is too much. I do not want to know or even care of how he died, the guy was is such a bad condition mentally that he would have died young anyway. Just listen to the music and watch the videos.

    August 25, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  22. Donna Wood, Lil' Tennessee

    So what actually happened to Mr Jackson is pretty much what a lot of us, the general public, thought happened. Dr. Conrad's actions should be punished. What he did was wrong no matter how you look at it. Instead of helping Mr. Jackson, Dr. Conrad allowed his patient's horrible addiction to kill him. And not for something as noble as helping his patient either, but because he, himself needed the money that this bad decision would perhaps net him. You know, it's really sad that Mr. Jackson's wealth and fame couldn't seem to make him happy. Guess it's true, you just cannot buy happiness. He tried surrounding himself with children and that didn't make him happy! When do you suppose we will learn? Money cannot buy one happiness and expecting other people to make one happy isn't the way to go either! We have to find it within ourselves to make ourselves happy. You cannot rely on someone else to do that for you! Obviously it doesn't work! So sad!

    Donna Wood
    Lexington, Tennessee

    August 25, 2009 at 4:49 pm |