An autopsy on the body of pop star Michael Jackson is planned for today, though results are not likely to be final until toxicology tests are completed. The process could take several days and sometimes weeks.
However, Los Angeles County Coroner Investigator Jerry McKibben
says if a cause can be determined by the autopsy, they will announce the results. Jackson died yesterday at UCLA Medical Center after being stricken at his rented Los Angeles home. Paramedics tried to resuscitate him for nearly three-quarters of an hour, then rushed
him to the hospital, where doctors continued to work on him. His brother Jermaine says "It is believed he suffered cardiac arrest in his home." However, he says "the cause of his death is unknown until results of the autopsy are known." Jackson, who was 50, was preparing for what would have been a series of 50 concerts starting July 13 in London.