Michael Jackson’s death was a homicide, coroner rules

Michael Jackson was found dead on June 25. He had been preparing for a comeback concert series in London.
The Los Angeles County coroner has ruled that Michael Jackson’s death was a homicide.

The coroner concluded that Jackson died from “acute propofol intoxication,” a statement from the coroner’s office said. “Other conditions contributing to death: benzodiazepine effect,” the statement said. The coroner announced two weeks ago that he had completed the autopsy report but would withhold the conclusions at the request of the Los Angeles Police Department, which has been conducting a criminal investigation of the pop singer’s June 25 death.