Michael Jackson died after he was given a shot of the painkiller Demerol by an unidentified aide - because his personal physician DR. CONRAD MURRAY was sleeping when he requested more drugs, according to a new report.
British newspaper The Sun alleges the King Of Pop was given surgical anaesthetic Propofol by Murray to help him sleep the day he died (25Jun09).
The tabloid claims that when the effects of the drug had worn off, Jackson awoke and demanded the powerful narcotic Demerol in a bid to get more rest.
But because Murray was asleep at the time, one of Jackson's closest employees was forced to administer the medication - and the injection had devastating consequences.
A source tells the publication, "Murray would set up a system to give Michael a steady intravenous release of Diprivan (Demerol) through the night.
"But this time Michael woke up before Murray did and asked one of his aides for some Demerol. The aide gave it to him, but it was too soon after receiving the anaesthetic. That's what killed him."
Murray is at the centre of the probe in to Jackson's death, with officers from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) last week (28Jul09) swooping on his Las Vegas home to seize his personal possessions as part of their ongoing investigation.
And on Sunday (02Aug09), Murray reportedly admitted the star stopped breathing 30 minutes before he called emergency services.