They are unhappy with lack of information around death
Relatives of Michael Jackson will seek a second autopsy on the late star because they still have unanswered questions about his death, family friends have said.
The veteran politician Rev Jesse Jackson, speaking on behalf of the family, said they were upset the official cause of death might not be known for weeks.
He also said the family wanted answers from the star’s personal doctor, Conrad Murray, who was with him when he died.
Dr Murray has briefly spoken to Californian police and is set to talk to them again about the circumstances around Thursday’s death of the 50-year-old ‘king of pop’.
“When did the doctor come? What did he do? Did they inject him? If so, with what?” Rev Jackson asked on Saturday.
He also claimed Dr Murray had gone missing in the hours immediately following the singer’s death, which raised “questions of substance that will not go away until they are answered”.
“He owes it to the family and to the public to say, ‘These were the last hours of Michael‘s life and here’s what happened’.”
The ‘Thriller’ star died on Thursday afternoon in his rented LA home, after reportedly suffering a massive heart attack.
A phone call that was made to the emergency services by someone with Jackson at the time has emerged.
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