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Michael Jackson’s Lawyer Blames “Abuse of Medications” For Death

After the mourning comes the inquisition. According to reports, doctors tried to resuscitate Michael Jackson for over an hour yesterday (June 25). Jackson was taken to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he died at 2:26pm (PST) after suffering what is believed to be a cardiac arrest.

The center has issued the following statement:

“His personal physician, who was with him at the time, attempted to resuscitate Jackson, as did paramedics who transported him to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Upon arriving at the hospital at approximately 1:14 pm, a team of doctors, including emergency physicians and cardiologists, attempted to resuscitate him for a period of more than one hour but were unsuccessful. Jackson’s family requests that the media respect their privacy during this tragic period of time.”

Meanwhile, Jackson’s lawyer, Brian Oxman, believes the singer may have been abusing his medication. In an interview with CNN, Oxman said: “I do not know the extent of the medications he was taking but the reports that we have been receiving in the family is that it was extensive. This was something that I feared and warned about.”

Oxman believes some of the people surrounding Jackson should take responsibility for their actions. “The people who have surrounded him have been enabling him,” he said. “We warned people that this was what was going to happen, then it happens. Where there is smoked there is fire, this was a case of abuse of medications, unless there was something else involved.”

Michael Jackson’s autopsy is due to be conducted later today (June 26).