Starved, badly bruised and completely bald are just some of the shocking details the first autopsy on Michael Jackson's corpse revealed after the "King of Pop" passed away last week from a fatal heart attack, press reports said Monday.
While Jackson's life and health were shrouded in mystery, his death revealed that in his final days the 50-year-old "King of Pop" was starved and only had semi-digested pills in his stomach, according to Britain's tabloid the Sun, which cited leaked autopsy details.
Jackson's body was reportedly riddled with needle marks from his addiction to painkillers, injected in him for years and coroners said Jackson's 5 ft 10 body was a "skeleton" and only weighed 112 pounds (51 kilograms) at his time of death.
Contrary to rumors that he died following a lethal injection, coroners said Jackson was not injected with a "powerful painkiller."
"There was no Demerol. No OxyContin," Matt Alford, lawyer for Dr. Conrad Murray, told the Daily News.
The Sun also reported a number of Jackson's ribs were broken as a result of desperate efforts to revive him Thursday when Jackson was found unconscious with a faint pulse at 2.30 p.m. (2230 GMT).
Four needle wounds around his heart were found showing attempts to restart his heart by pumping adrenaline into the organ and the singer was found with withered joints, thighs and hips.
Jackson's face was visibly tattered and showed signs of at least 13 surgeries while the bridge to his nose had vanished and its right side had partially collapsed, the paper reported, adding Jackson died wearing a wig while coroners said he was actually completely bald with nothing but "peach fuzz."
Suspected foul play
Robert Conrad Murray, Jackson's private doctor, was questioned by police over the weekend in Los Angeles after he mysteriously disappeared soon after paramedics came to take Jackson to hospital.
Murray was found innocent of any charges of foul play but the Jackson's family is reportedly suspicious of Murray and are calling for a second autopsy. "The doctor did not confer with the family. To say, 'Here is what happened in the last hours of your son's life'," Rev. Jesse Jackson, told People magazine Monday.
"He didn't talk with the coroner. And then he was missing in action. Finally, when he surfaced, he surfaced with a lawyer. All these are rather bizarre actions," the reverend added.
While toxicology tests will take weeks to complete, the second autopsy conducted Sunday revealed Jackson had a fair share of anti-anxiety medications and sleep aids in his system.
Jackson's family have not announced funeral arrangements but press reports said Wednesday will likely be the day his body will be laid to rest in his infamous Neverland Ranch. The funeral is expected draw a bigger crowd than Princess Diana or Elvis Presley.
Battle over children
Jackson is survived by his three children Prince Michael I,12, Prince Michael II,7, and Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, 11, whose future remains unclear as family members were likely to battle it out for custody.
Candidates for custody are Debbie Rowe, the biological mother of the two eldest children who was an assistant to Jackson's dermatologist; Jackson's mother Katherine who reportedly kept close to her grand children and who currently looks after them and the children's nanny.
Another matter to be settled is the 700,000 tickets sold to fans expecting to see the "King of Pop" in two weeks at a 50 show marathon in London.
"This was to be my first Michael Jackson concert after waiting 32 years for the chance," a British fan told Al Arabiya. "His death was a great shock."
Although the matter is yet to be decided, concert organizers said on Sunday of plans to turn Jacksons' final rehearsal for his London concert tour into his final album.
Jackson's "This is it" concert was going to be his first performance in nearly 10 years and his final curtain call.
Jackson delivered an electrifying rehearsal on the eve of his death which was recorded in high definition video and audio. AEG, the concert's promotion company, taped the rehearsal at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
"We had rehearsed for the last couple weeks. We put together a complicated show, quite a spectacular show," Patrick Woodroffe, a lighting designer for concerts said."We have a live album in the can," one AEG official boasted.
The album idea comes as AEG attempts to capitalize on potential earnings from recordings of Jackson's last moments as the company stands to lose millions due to ticket cancellations.