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Michael Jackson Death Ruled Homicide, Cause of Death Announced

Entertainment Tonight, Friday, August 28, 2009, 11:37am (PDT)

Entertainment Tonight.

The Los Angeles County Coroner has announced the cause of death for Michael Jackson and revealed that his death was ruled a homicide.

The announcement indicates that the King of Pop died of "acute Propofol intoxication" and "other conditions contributing to death: Benzodiazepine effect." Benzodiazepine is a sedative-hypnotic.

"The drugs Propofol and Lorazepam were found to be the primary drugs responsible for Mr. Jackson's death. Other drugs detected were: Midazolam, Diazepam, Lidocaine and Ephedrine," the announcement goes on to state.

Jackson passed away on June 25 at age 50 after he was found unresponsive in his bedroom.

Keep checking back here for all the latest in ET's Michael Jackson death investigation.

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