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Michael Jackson Coroner Report -- Homicide

The L.A. County Coroner has just officially announced the cause of Michael Jackson's death -- Acute Propofol intoxication.

The report says "other conditions contributing to death: Benzodiazepine effect." Benzodiazepines are a group of drugs (see below) used to treat anxiety and insomnia.

The manner of death is ruled: "HOMICIDE."

The Coroner did not release the full autopsy report -- just a press notice. It goes on:

The drugs PROPOFOL and LORAZEPAM (Ativan) were found to be the primary drugs responsible for Mr. Jackson's death.

Other drugs detected were: Midazolam (Versed), Diazepam (Valium), Lidocaine (topical anesthetic) and Ephedrine (used to treat hypotension associated with anesthesia).

The final Coroner's report, including the toxicology report, will remain on security hold, per the LAPD.

The Jackson family just released a statement:

"The Jackson family again wishes to commend the actions of the Coroner, the LAPD and other law enforcement agencies, and looks forward to the day that justice can be served."

All-you-can-watch Jackson on a day of birthday tributes

Knowing what killed Micheal Jackson doesn't make his death any easier for fans. But with Saturday marking what would have been his 51st birthday, you can remember him with a lot of TV tributes.

"The Michael Jackson Story" (noon, 6, 9 p.m., TVOne). A look at Michael Jackson's career and the achievements that made him the King of Pop.

"Michael Jackson: Remember His Time" (4-10 p.m., Fuse). The Fuse music network airs MJ's music videos, from "Billie Jean" to "Black or White."

"Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration -- The Solo Years" (7, 10 p.m., TVOne). All-star tribute.

All day on E!

Elsewhere on the tube, E! earns that exclamation point with a full day of Jackson programming, which includes:

"Michael Jackson: The E! True Hollywood Story" (6, 10 a.m., 3, 7 p.m.). Two hours covering Jackson's life -- the rough upbringing, pop-superstar years and those rumors.

"Forbes Presents Michael Jackson" (9 a.m., 2, 9 p.m.). Will all the record-breaking music sales after Jackson's death be enough to erase his debt? The half-hour special analyzes the numbers.

"E! News Special: The Death of Michael Jackson" (9:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.). Giuliana Rancic reveals the latest details about the pop star's death.

"Michael Jackson: An E! Entertainment Special" (1, 6 p.m.). A one-hour documentary focusing on Jackson's music with video and concert clips.

All weekend on BET

BET also plans a weekend of Jackson programs. The Saturday shows include:

"Michael Jackson: 10 Things You Didn't Know" (11:30 a.m., 9:30 p.m.). Revealing info about Jackson.

"Michael Jackson: Life of a Superstar" (noon, 5, 8 p.m.). Jackson's career, from the beginning of his solo career to his collaboration with Quincy Jones.

"Michael Jackson: The King of Pop" (6 p.m.). Rare footage of Jackson and interviews with his friends and family.

"Michael: Our Icon" (9 p.m.). Ebony teams up with BET for this TV premiere. The show includes footage from Jackson's Ebony magazine photo shoot.
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