Televised Michael Jackson Autopsy Reenactment Canceled

Discovery Networks International bows to pressure from Jackson estate

January 3, 2011 10:00 AM ET
Televised Michael Jackson Autopsy Reenactment Canceled
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"Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson," a program that was originally set to air this month in Europe on the Discovery Channel, has been “indefinitely postponed” following pressure from the Jackson estate to scrap the special.

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The show — which would have reenacted an autopsy of the late King of Pop’s body — was deemed “debased, sick and insensitive” by the executors of Jackson’s estate. In an official statement released over the weekend, Discovery Networks International cited the Jackson family’s request and the legal proceedings this week regarding Dr. Conrad Murray’s role in the death of the pop icon.

Discovery cancels Michael Jackson autopsy TV show [Reuters]

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