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Michael Jackson: The ‘odd’ autopsy discovery exposed decade after death – ‘Extraordinary!’ | World | News

Jackson, widely regarded as the King of Pop by his die-hard fans, was one of the most significant figures of the 20th century. In 2009, while preparing for his comeback “This Is It” tour, the 50-year-old was found dead from an overdose of the drugs propofol and benzodiazepine administered by his personal physician – Dr Conrad Murray. Later today, Jackson’s former publicist will be making a “major announcement” over Jackson’s legacy.

Raymone Bain, who stood by him throughout his child sex abuse trial, will make the declaration in conjunction with a mandate made by Jackson in 2006 – a year after he was charged.

The statement will come just two month’s after Quest Red premiered their “Killing Michael Jackson” documentary, which laid bare previously unknown facts about the singer.

Among those featured was one of the officers who worked closely on the case – Detective Scott Smith – who revealed to viewers the most surprising thing he noticed about Jackson’s corpse.

He said: “When I showed up to go into the autopsy, you know, they had a little cover over the window and they were looking to make sure it was just me, then they usher me in right away, closed the door and locked it.

“Everything had been cleared out of there, I remember it being close to five hours long, it was extraordinarily long. 

“The thing that was odd, that I found myself periodically looking at was his head, his scalp. 

“Whenever he was out in public he was wearing a wig.”

In 1984, Jackson was badly burned while filming a commercial for Pepsi. 

During a simulated concert before a full house of fans, pyrotechnics accidentally set Jackson’s hair on fire, causing second-degree burns to his scalp.

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“I’m not defending his use of prescription medicine by any means, but he experienced something like that and it opens up the door for painkillers and whatever else that may lead to.

“But other than that, it [was] just ‘let’s do this and get it done.’”

Earlier this year, another documentary on Jackson was released, sparking mass controversy.

Dan Reed directed and produced “Leaving Neverland” for HBO and Channel 4.

It focussed on two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who alleged they were sexually abused as children by Jackson inside his Neverland Ranch in California.

The Jackson estate condemned the film as a “tabloid character assassination Michael Jackson endured in life, and now in death”.

Jackson’s ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley is allegedly writing a book full of “explosive” secrets about their marriage.

The only daughter of legend Elvis Presley has signed a deal worth $4million (£3.3million) to spill the beans on their two-year relationship.

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