Michael Jackson

Early reports suggest that Michael Jackson may have died from an overdose of Demerol—a drug very similar to morphine. His live-in doctor injected the shot, and is nowhere to be found.  Police want the doctor for questioning, & his car was towed from the ranch yesterday night.

Papa Joe was concerned about MJ’s drug use, & considered having him admitted to a rehab facility.  Here’s more:

We’re told Joe Jackson recently wanted to put Michael in a rehab facility in Palmdale, California for what he considered an “addiction” to morphine and prescription drugs.

Family members say they felt he was unable to perform for his upcoming concerts because of his drug use.

Members of the upcoming tour tell TMZ Jackson was generally lethargic and very late for rehearsals. [TMZ]