Michael Jackson's autopsy report was surprising as much for what it didn't contain as for what it did: The singer was in relatively good health for a man his age and no illegal drugs were detected in his system.
Jackson's physical condition, detailed in his autopsy report obtained by The Associated Press, could be a useful tool for prosecutors as they weigh charges against his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, who told police he administered a powerful anesthetic to the singer shortly before he died.
The coroner has ruled Jackson's death at age 50 a homicide with his death caused by acute intoxication of the anesthetic propofol with other sedatives a contributing factor. The coroner found the propofol was administered without any medical need and that recommended resuscitation equipment was missing, The Associated Press reports.
According to Reuters, judge on Friday extended control of Michael Jackson's financial affairs to the administrators of his multimillion-dollar estate for three months, but urged them to settle differences with the late singer's mother.
Katherine Jackson, 79, is a beneficiary of the estate, valued at some $400 million, along with the singer's three children and charities. Her lawyers have said she wants a greater say in decisions made by the administrators, Los Angeles attorney John Branca and businessman John McClain.
In July, about two weeks after the "Thriller" singer's sudden death on June 25, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff gave temporary control of the estate to Branca and McClain, co-executors of Jackson's 2002 will.