Michael Jackson: Demerol Injection Cause of Death?

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Michael Jackson collapsed, and subsequently died on Thursday after an injection of Demerol - an addictive narcotic similar to Morphine, according to sources.

An emergency room source at UCLA Medical Center said Jackson aides told medics he had collapsed after a Demerol injection.

A source told the UK Sun, “Shortly after taking the Demerol he started to experience slow shallow breathing.

“His breathing gradually got slower and slower until it stopped.

“His staff started mouth-to-mouth and an ambulance was called which got there in eight minutes “But found he was in full respiratory arrest, no breathing and no pulse. They started full CPR and rushed him to hospital.

“When he arrived they started resuscitation, giving him heart shocks and inserted a breathing tube and other supportive measures to try and save his life.

“He never regained consciousness.  The family was told that he had passed.”

The Sun also posted a photo of a paramedic's computer screen displaying the 911 call received at 12:21 p.m. which reads "50 year old male" "Not breathing at all."

Michael Jackson's cause of death has not been determined at this time.  Autopsy results are pending.

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