Political activist REVEREND JESSE JACKSON has urged the doctor who reportedly treated Michael Jackson before his sudden death to give the family some answers about the star's tragic passing.
The King of Pop suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in Holmby Hills, California on Thursday morning (25Jun09) and was rushed to Los Angeles' UCLA Medical Center where he was pronounced dead that afternoon.
Emergency call tapes appear to show Jackson was in the care of his personal doctor, cardiologist Dr. Conrad Murray, who was desperately attempting to revive him by performing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
Murray handed himself over to police on Saturday afternoon (27Jun09) to explain the circumstances surrounding the star's tragic demise - amid swirling rumours Jackson had abused prescription medicines.
A statement from the Los Angeles Police Department reads, "Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician who was with Michael Jackson at the time of his collapse, voluntarily contacted the Los Angeles Police Department. Detectives assigned to Robbery-Homicide Division met with Dr. Murray and conducted an extensive interview. Dr. Murray was cooperative and provided information which will aid the investigation."
And Reverend Jackson is urging Murray to be completely honest about the last few hours of the star's life - because his family and his fans need to know what really happened.
He says, "Any other doctor would say, 'Here's what happened in the last hours of your child's life.'
"When did the doctor come? What did he do? Did they inject him, if so with what? Did he inject Michael once or twice with Demerol? (There are) questions of substance that will not go away until they are answered.
"He owes it to the family and to the public to say: 'These were the last hours of Michael's life and here's what happened.'
"The family needs an independent autopsy."
An autopsy was carried out on Jackson's body on Friday (26Jun09) in a bid to find out the exact cause of death. The three hour examination revealed no indication of trauma or foul play.
His family is awaiting answers from the Los Angeles medical examiner's office - which is expected to take four to six weeks to conclude toxicology testing and determine his final cause of death.