GETTING SPECIFIC

Jackson Death Declared Homicide

Months of speculation and countless theories later, the L.A. County Coroner has finally declared the cause of Michael Jackson's death to be homicide—by acute Propofol intoxication. But for those seeking details, there are few. The coroner is withholding its full report, which includes the toxicology findings, because of a request from the LAPD. The coroner's press release Friday did note that the "Benzodiazepine effect"—referring to a mix of anxiety and insomnia drugs—contributed to Jackson's death. In addition to propofol, the coroner also cites lorazepam (Ativan), midazolam (Versed), diazepam (Valium), lidocaine (topical anesthetic) and ephedrine as related drugs in the singer's death on June 25.