Michael Jackson would have turned 64 this past Monday (August 29) and instead of celebrating the life and legacy of the King Of Pop, folks are focusing on the entertainer’s reported struggles with drug addiction. According to an upcoming documentary, Jackson allegedly used 19 falsified ID cards to obtain drugs.
A new documentary coming next week titled TMZ Investigates: Who Really Killed Michael Jackson examines the passing of Jackson, who died at the age of 50 in 2009. According to widely known reports, Jackson succumbed due to acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication. Jackson’s physician, Conrad Murray, was charged with involuntary manslaughter after the death was ruled a homicide. Murray served two years of a four-year prison sentence.
The documentary turns its attention to the other doctors that allegedly supplied Jackson with drugs who were never formally charged. And in Murray’s words, Jackson used tactics to obtain drugs from him and the other doctors that administered care to the entertainer.
“Michael Jackson was a drug addict and he was a master at manipulation because I was manipulated by Michael,” Murray says in a trailer for the documentary. “I did not enable him at any time in his addiction.”
TMZ Investigates: Who Really Killed Michael Jackson airs on September 6 at 8 PM ET on Fox.