Reports have it that Michael Jackson’s last words were, “I’d like to have some milk so that I can sleep because I know that this is all that really works for me.” He later died as a result of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication.
Michael Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, philanthropist, and unique dancer with a career that spanned over four decades. His death, which took place on June 25, 2009, has remained an irreplaceable loss to the music industry globally. The afterward circumstances that surround his death and what his last words were has remained part of him that fans are curious about. Read on as we unfold all that is to be told about his death and what his last words were.
Michael Jackson’s Last Words
After the death of Michael Jackson and the events that followed, people became curious about what his last words were. Because no one saw the signs of the musician’s death coming so soon, knowing his last words became of great importance.
Michael Jackson, during the period of his death, was preparing for his show in London’s O2 Arena. This would have been one of the biggest shows ever hosted by the musician as of then. He was revealed to be very active during his rehearsals and showed no signs of any ill health.
At about 10:00 p.m. on June 24, 2009, it was reported that he started feeling restless. According to the report from Murray Conrad, his physician was with him that night. He stated that Michael Jackson’s last words were, “I’d like to have some milk. Please, please give me some milk so that I can sleep because I know that this is all that really works for me.”
In that statement, Michael Jackson, in his last words, referred to propofol as Milk. Not only because it has a milky appearance but also because he has become addicted to it. Conrad Murray listened to his request because he thought that the drugs would help him rest. This is because he knew that the singer would have a very hectic performance the next day.
He also stated that Michael pleaded with him, saying, “I can’t function if I don’t sleep. They’ll have to cancel it. And I don’t want them to cancel it, but they will have to cancel it.”
Murray claimed that these were all the last words from Michael Jackson before his death that same night. So far, there has not been any contradictory statement by anyone against Murray’s statement. This is because it is assumed that he was the last person that he talked to before giving up the ghost.
What was the Cause of Michael Jackson’s Death?
According to the reports online, the singer died as a result of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication. Meanwhile, there are a lot of speculations surrounding the cause of Michael Jackson’s death. Among all the speculated facts, one thing is common, he died as a result of excessive use of some sensitive drugs.
After his death, some speculated that Michael Jackson was murdered. This speculation was raised by his only daughter, Paris, who believed that the cardiac arrest was a set-up to kill her father. However, none of the investigations carried out by the Los Angeles Police Department has proved that Michael Jackson’s death was a setup.
Michael Jackson Died Out of Excessive Use of Anesthetic Drugs
The main speculation, which has a closer link to what looks like the reality of what killed Michael Jackson, was a drug overdose. Based on the reports from the investigations carried out after his death, it was found that he was addicted to some harmful drugs. It is well known that once one becomes addicted, it is difficult to pull out.
Reports have it that some powerful anesthetic drugs were found in his house during investigations after his death. One of these drugs is propofol, a drug that is mostly used in hospitals to induce and control anesthesia during surgery. This was further confirmed by Michael Jackson’s former video producer, Marc Schaffel. He stated that Michael Jackson makes use of two anti-anxiety drugs, propofol and alprazolam, along with an antidepressant drug known as omeprazole.
Also, Eugene Aksenoff, a Tokyo-based physician who has treated Michael Jackson and his children on several occasions, confirmed that the late singer used drugs. He stated that the singer had once demanded that he prescribed stimulants for him, but he refused to do so. The physician further stated that Jackson often experienced fever, chronic fatigue, insomnia, and other ailments during his lifetime.
He continued that the main cause of these symptoms is an overdose of steroids and other skin-whitening medications. Likewise, an American dermatologist, Arnold Klein, stated that Michael made use of an anesthesiologist to get propofol during the History Tour of 1996 and 1997. He claimed that the drug helped him sleep at night, as he found it difficult to sleep without the drug, which he had nicknamed ‘Milk.’
Conrad Murray was Convicted For His Role in the Musician’s Death
Before the death of the music icon Michael Jackson in 2009, Conrad Murray, a cardiologist, was the musician’s personal physician. Just a few weeks after the cardiologist was hired, it was reported that the musician died as a result of a lethal dose of propofol that was prescribed by Murray.
Murray Conrad admitted to having been administered 25 mg, which is about 0.39 gr of propofol, directly into his vein. He further claimed that he gave the musician an overdose because of consistent insomnia that he had on the night of his death. The cardiologist further stated that he administered the drug because Michael Jackson demanded it.
In a police affidavit, Murray claimed that he tried warning the musician of the effects of the drugs. At least for him to avoid its consequences as he gets addicted to it as a sleeping aid. It was also gathered that the cardiologist lacked the training to administer anesthesia drugs. Only medical practitioners like nurse anesthetists, anesthesiologists, and anesthesia assistants are authorized to administer anesthesia drugs.
Murray was legally charged with involuntary manslaughter on February 2011. His trial began on September 27, 2011, and ended on November 7, 2011, in Los Angeles County Superior Court. After his trial, he was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. His bail was withdrawn, and he was kept in jail until his sentencing on November 29.
The maximum punishment for him was four years’ imprisonment. His Nevada and California medical licenses were revoked, while his Texas medical license was suspended. Murray was granted parole after serving a two-year sentence on October 28, 2013.
Inside Edition revealed in 2016 that Murray still practiced medicine and attended to patients despite losing his license. He defended himself, stating that he was offering a medical consultation and not prescribing medication. The cardiologist continued that, as a result, he was not breaching the law.