83 Minutes: The Doctor, The Damage and the Shocking Death of Michael Jackson

Minutes The Doctor The Damage and the Shocking Death of Michael Jackson On June th the world was rocked by the tragic shocking news that Michael Jackson the biggest and most influential music icon since Elvis Presley was pronounced dead on arrival at a Los Angele

  • Title: 83 Minutes: The Doctor, The Damage and the Shocking Death of Michael Jackson
  • Author: Matt Richards
  • ISBN: 9781760400262
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
  • On June 25th 2009, the world was rocked by the tragic, shocking news that Michael Jackson the biggest and most influential music icon since Elvis Presley was pronounced dead on arrival at a Los Angeles hospital He was just 50 years old As the news reverberated around the world, it was accompanied by even shocking and controversial information a sickening revelOn June 25th 2009, the world was rocked by the tragic, shocking news that Michael Jackson the biggest and most influential music icon since Elvis Presley was pronounced dead on arrival at a Los Angeles hospital He was just 50 years old As the news reverberated around the world, it was accompanied by even shocking and controversial information a sickening revelation to Jackson s millions of fans that Jackson had died in the care of his personal physician Dr Conrad Murray a whole 83 Minutes before Murray put a 911 call in to emergency services In this, a comprehensive and truly horrifying account of those crucial minutes, Murray s frantic attempts to cover his tracks and revive his client before the truth could be revealed and laid bare This is a compelling, multi perspective tracking of all involved at the scene and the roles they played in the events surrounding Jackson s tragic passing The shocking cocktail of drugs employed to keep Jackson alive, administered by Murray himself the harrowing and squalid conditions in which this troubled musical genius ended his life, are accurately described from official court transcripts and documentation.A powerful and compelling account of the brutal truth behind the rumours.

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    1. This book begins with a basic biography of Michael Jackson. I actually knew very little about his life, so I found it very interesting, but, if you are a big fan, you will probably know everything recounted in the first chapters. However, for readers with less background information, this helps set the scene and explain about how Jackson became so reliant on painkillers and prescription medication, which culminated in his untimely death at the age of just fifty. At the time of his death, it is n [...]

    2. Bit of an unnecessary rundown of MJ's life in the first few chapters, which doesn't tell us anything previous biographies don't already and certainly doesn't question their biases and some of their inaccuracies. That said, the coverage of Michael's last few months and in particular the night of his death is a good summary of the trial against Conrad Murray (not to mention the subsequent one against AEG). As a result it's a tough read, especially for fans like me but also for anyone on the side o [...]

    3. Found on the shelf of new acquisitions at my local library, this book called to me. Michael Jackson, the King of Pop music, was at his peak when my eldest daughter (now 44) was in middle school. Her father even hired a Michael Jackson impersonator for her birthday party. Later, he spent hundreds of dollars for concert tickets. They were seated way up high away from the stage, but my daughter could always say that she saw Michael Jackson.And, there was a lot to see. His incredible range and depth [...]

    4. Many spoilers afoot.When I first picked up this book, I thought it would be exploitative. When a famous star dies, that's what the books and articles tend to be. But 83 Minutes is far from that. It's a well-researched book that surprises and saddens.The first part is dedicated to Jackson's career, though most fans, even casual ones, will know all those facts already. Then we get to the days, minutes and years that preceded his untimely demise.The trouble for Michael Jackson began when he burned [...]

    5. Good read. A little scary at the negligent behavior of a cardiologist in the care of his patient. Great read for anyone who likes true crime, medicine and The King of Pop

    6. My son got to watch Micheal Jackson's Thriller music video at school and interested in Micheal Jackson. I went to our library to look for books on Micheal and stumbled across this one. It looked interesting so I gave it a try.The book goes into a lot of detail building up to the last 83 minutes of Micheal's life. In my opinion too much build up. I was really just interested in the last 83 minutes.I learned a lot about Micheal. His financial successes and lack of managing those funds. He went to [...]

    7. A compelling read. Thriller was the first album I even bought with my own money. I played it over and over and over. Just like you never forget your first love, I never forgot my first musical crush. While he faded into the background through all of the court cases and strange behavior, I always thought fondly of the young man in the white suit. His death was shocking and the end of part of my childhood. I found myself obsessively following the coverage of his death and the subsequent trials. It [...]

    8. Very interesting to hear some of the details of what happened. Very sad to think that such a talent had to rely on so many medications in order to fall asleep. Some information was repetitive, but I was able to overlook that.

    9. This is a very informative book about the death of Michael Jackson. It was so hard to believe how many drugs Michael was taking toward the end of his life. It was also hard to read how he felt pressured to 50 concerts when he signed on to do ten. I think that he was taking the drugs to be able to perform and pay off his bills. I cannot believe that all Conrad Murray got was two years for taking the life of a very important person. It is very eye opening when you read all the lies and then the tr [...]

    10. An interesting, factual, well researched tale of the life, demise and death of MJ. What could have been, what might have been and what definitely was. The 83 minutes refers to the period of him beginning to die to being pronounced and the story leading up to it is a heartbreaking one, of a mad genius, corrupted and preyed upon, by selfish vultures ready to cash in on his talent. With no-one he could trust around him, including his family, his fate was inevitable. This book tries to unpick how it [...]

    11. The first half of this book is laborious. I do, however, see the relevance it has to the second half. There was far too much detail and speculation for me personally coupled with the fact it was a spontaneous library selection rather than a genre which appeals to me. A good book of its type.

    12. Interesting accounting of the last days of Michael Jackson's life; really helps to shed light on the accountability of his doctor ( Dr Murray) . It was a little repetitive and actually about 1/4 or so of the book is the bibliography and notes, so it is a very quick read.

    13. A throughly researched investigation into the facts of how Michael Jackson passed away. Super sad read but one you won't want to miss if you're a hardcore MJJ fan.

    14. I started out liking this book. However it soon became clear that the author was throwing a pity party for Jackson where nothing that happen to him was his fault.

    15. Enjoyed the details of those final weeks in Michael Jacksons life. Was slightly disappointed as it skipped over the trial but an interesting read

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