A look back in photos at Michael Jackson, five years after his death.
Michael Jackson’s death on June 25, 2009, from a physician-administered prescription-drug overdose not only shocked his fans, but his friends and family too. A look at celebrity prescription addiction deaths as well as the role of doctors in the cycle.
Had he lived, Michael Jackson would have been 55 today. Unfortunately the King of Pop died on June 25, 2009, from abuse of prescription drugs; a form of addiction to which celebrities, used to getting their way, are particularly susceptible. The legal question of doctors’ responsibility towards such patients remains unanswered.
On November 29, 2011, Michael Jackson’s private doctor Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in prison for the pop legend’s death.