June 28, 2009 / 5:24 AM / 10 years ago

FACTBOX: Michael Jackson timeline since Thursday

(Reuters) - Following is a timeline of key events since Michael Jackson lost consciousness and was rushed to hospital in Los Angeles on Thursday. (All times PDT)


11:30 a.m. - Jackson reportedly received his daily shot of Demerol — an narcotic painkiller — at his rental home in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. He goes into cardiac arrest about 30 minutes later.

12:21 p.m. - An unidentified man makes a 911 emergency call from the house, saying Jackson is unconscious and not breathing. Paramedics arrive a few minutes later, and treat him for 42 minutes. He is rushed to the nearby Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

2:26 p.m. - Jackson is pronounced dead at the hospital. His body is flown by helicopter to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office, about 17 miles away near downtown Los Angeles.

4:35 p.m. - The Los Angeles County Coroner confirms Jackson’s death.


2:20 p.m. - The Los Angeles County Coroner says an autopsy did not reveal any signs of foul play or external trauma, and orders toxicology tests that could take up to six weeks to complete.

9:30 p.m. - Jackson’s body is released to his family.


11:47 a.m. - Celebrity gossip news site TMZ.com reports that Jackson’s family has requested a second autopsy.

4 p.m. - The celebrity website TMZ.com reports that a second autopsy is underway at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles, on the orders of the Jackson family.

7 p.m. - Jackson’s personal physician, Texas cardiologist Dr. Conrad Murray, who was with the singer when he collapsed, is questioned again by Los Angeles police.

Reporting by Dean Goodman; editing by Dan Whitcomb

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