Discovery Channel Cancels Michael Jackson Autopsy TV Show due to Legal Issues

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The Discovery Channel has recently canceled a special Michael Jackson Autopsy TV show it had planned to air. The television show which was scheduled to air in the UK, was canceled due to legal proceedings and opposition from Jackson’s estate.  The show was to be a medical documentary re-enactment made for television.  Discovery recently made announcements about the decision to cancel the idea.

File:Michael Jackson 1984.jpgAccording to TMZ’s recent report, a rep for Discovery Channel announced:

“Given the commencement of legal proceedings beginning next week, and at the request of Michael Jackson’s estate, the scheduled broadcast of the medical documentary related to Michael Jackson’s official autopsy has been postponed indefinitely.”

This news arrives in the recent light that Jackson’s physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, will be using a legal defense that Michael Jackson killed himself via drug overdose.  The recent news reported by various sources including MTV, notes that Murray will be in court early in the New Year.

There was strong opposition from Jackson’s estate over Discovery Channel’s planned television special, and rightfully so.  While celebs “open themselves up” to being under the spotlight, there’s no reason to believe that should mean being opened up on television for the world to see.  The “King of Pop” passed away on June 25, 2009 and whether people love or hate him, or believe he contributed to the world in a positive way or not, it’s time to let him rest.  Hopefully once the trial of Conrad Murray has ended, that will officially happen, although websites like TMZ and the Jackson family may keep things going.

Do you think an autopsy show by Discovery Channel about Michael Jackson would be interesting to see or is in poor taste?

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