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Jacko's body released to family

world Updated: Jun 27, 2009 18:17 IST

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Michael Jackson’s body has been released to his family, a Los Angeles County coroner has confirmed. Coroner Investigator Jerry McKibben said that the body of King of Pop was returned to his family last night.

Jackson collapsed at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday, and died of an apparent heart attack stemming from drugs overdose. The coroner’s office said there are no signs of foul play, reports WalesOnline.co.uk.

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reported that the singer received the shot at 11.30am the day of his death and The Sun said he was taking a cocktail of painkillers and other drugs.

Jackson was taking Dilaudid and Vicodin for problems with pain, Soma, a muscle relaxant, Xanax, a sedative, Zoloft and Paxil, anti-depressants and Prilosec for heartburn, said the newspaper.