Michael Jackson

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Anyone who saw a picture of Michael Jackson from the last 15 years knew there were unnatural things going on with his skin and bone structure.

While it kick-started a new era of appreciation for his music, the pop icon's death has also provided a road map of sorts to more weird things we would have never known (or at least been able to confirm) otherwise.

Here are five things we learned from the very detailed, 51-page coroner's report (based on both Jackson's autopsy and the postmortem search of his home) released Monday:

1. The vitiligo was real! The report confirms that Jackson suffered from the condition that results in smooth, white patches appearing on otherwise dark-pigmented skin. His "overall skin [had] patches of light and dark pigmented area," observed a coroner's investigator.

2. Receding hairline? No problem. Jackson had "dark skin discoloration resembling a tattoo" on the front half of his scalp. The 50-year-old's hair "was sparse" and connected to a wig. His natural hair along the temporal regions was short and curly, while the wig's hair was long and straight.

3. Along with the drawn-on follicles, Jackson had his eyeliner, lips and eyebrows permanently tattooed.

4. There are a lot of autopsy photographs stashed away somewhere. The coroner's report states that 61 photos were taken of Jackson's body before and during the procedure. (So none of that CSI-style "point, click," turn him over, "point, click" and done.)

5. "The standard of care for administering propofol was not met...Recommended equipment for patient monitoring, precision dosing and resuscitation was not present," the report states, referring to the anesthetic that ultimately killed the King of Pop. Dr. Conrad Murray, who pleaded not guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter, has admitted to giving Jackson propofol to help him sleep. A blood-pressure cuff and portable pulse oximeter (measures oxygen in the blood) were found in a closet in a room next to Jackson's, the investigator notes.

Now that Murray has been charged, we're sure to hear much more about No. 5 as things proceed.

Read the full report.


All the people who mourned Michael Jackson couldn't care less about his hairline.

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