Jackson Was 'Dead An Hour Before Paramedics Arrived'16 August 2009
Jackson Was 'Dead An Hour Before Paramedics Arrived'
The Thriller hitmaker died on 25 June (09) at the age of 50 after suffering a cardiac arrest at his rented Holmby Hills home in Los Angeles
The King of Pop's doctor, Conrad Murray, attempted to resuscitate the singer before paramedics arrived to take the star to hospital.
Murray claimed Jackson was showing some signs of response but, according to the ambulance report from that day, Jackson was dead before they reached the property.
In the detailed report, obtained by Britain's News Of The World, the medical crew confirm Jackson had stopped breathing, had no pulse and showed no signs of heart activity.
The document goes on to declare that the star's body showed clear signs of lividity (when blood drains to the bottom of the body after the heart stops) - meaning Jackson had passed away hours earlier.
Doctor Steven Hoefflin, a close friend of Jackson, says, "I've spoken to a chief in the fire department who told me Michael was dead when they arrived.
"He had no pulse and was not breathing. They gave him an electro-cardiogram but he was flatlined.
"They say he even had lividity, which meant the blood had sunk to the back, indicating his heart had stopped a couple of hours earlier.
"This is the most important aspect of the report as it means he must have been dead for over an hour, probably longer."
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