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Homicide officially listed on MJ's death certificate.

Byline: ANI

London, September 2 (ANI): Michael Jackson's death certificate has been reissued, officially stating the star's death as homicide.

The new document now apparently says the King of Pop died of "acute intoxication" caused by powerful anaesthetic Propofol.

The singer's personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray, who is at the centre of a manslaughter probe, previously confessed giving the drug to the insomniac in·som·ni·ac
One who suffers from insomnia.

Having or causing insomnia.
 star to help him sleep.

The story comes after the Los Angeles County Coroner The Los Angeles County Department of Coroner was created in its present form on December 7, 1990 by an ordinance approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, though it has existed in some form since the late 19th century.  concluded Propofol and the sedative lorazepam lorazepam /lor·a·ze·pam/ (lor-az´e-pam) a benzodiazepine used as an antianxiety agent, sedative-hypnotic, preanesthetic medication, and anticonvulsant.

 as the primary drugs responsible for Jackson's death.

The re-issued certificate lists "acute Propofol intoxication" as the main cause of death and "benzodiazepine benzodiazepine (bĕn'zōdīăz`əpēn'), any of a class of drugs prescribed for their tranquilizing, antianxiety, sedative, and muscle-relaxing effects. Benzodiazepines are also prescribed for epilepsy and alcohol withdrawal.  effect" as a significant contributor.

Jackson died aged 50 after suffering a cardiac arrest at his rented LA mansion on June 25.

He is due to be buried at a walled Los Angeles cemetery on September 3. (ANI)

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