By Hollie McKay
(Fox News) — Sixty-one photographs of dead pop star Michael Jackson were included in a Los Angeles County Coroner’s autopsy report, which revealed the singer was severely emaciated and bald, Fox News reported Tuesday.
The photos were taken prior to and throughout the autopsy procedure following the 50-year-old singer’s death on June 25 last year.
The coroner’s report emerged as Jackson’s physician Conrad Murray was bailed on Monday after pleading not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter for administering the drug propofol, which was said to have caused the star’s death.
The “immediate cause” of Jackson’s death was listed by the medical examiner as “Acute propofol intoxication”.
However a deluge of other drugs including lorazepam (for anxiety), midazolam (for inducing sedation), lidocaine (a local anaesthetic), diazepam (valium) and nordiazepam (for anxiety) were also identified in blood samples.
According to the report, Jackson’s hair was sparse and connected to a wig, there was evidence of multiple plastic surgery, nose jobs and implants.
“There is frontal balding and the hair can be described as short and tightly curled,” the report claimed.
Jackson’s hair line was tattooed on, as were other facial features.
“There is a dark skin discoloration resembling a tattoo on the anterior half of the scalp. There are dark tattoos in the areas of both eyebrows and at the superior and interior borders of the palperbral fissures. There is a pink tattoo in the region of the lips,” observed a corner’s investigator.
The autopsy report also described Jackson as “thin”, weighing just 136 pounds (62kg) at five ft. nine ins. (175cm) tall.
“Jackson was extremely underweight for his frame. Reports indicate he weighed 136 lbs, this could indicate on [sic] anorexia,” Gary Brazina, M.D, FACS California told Pop Tarts.
“The amounts of drugs given to someone with this body type needs to be closely regulated as a thin or anorexic individual would generally require lower dosages.”
“Propofol is an extremely potent short acting agent used to put patients to sleep in order to induce full anaesthesia,” Brazina explained.
“This drug is and should only be used in an operating room or Intensive Care Unit with the patient under constant monitoring. A written record is made in an operating room every five minutes in patients who have been given this agent.”
The autopsy report also indicated that at the time of death Jackson was suffering from “chronic lung inflammation, respiratory bronchiolitis, diffuse congestion and patchy haemorrhage of right and left lungs”.
But according to a source close to the Jackson family, the mere fact that the coroner’s report (which was previously under seal) was made public has been harrowing for those close to Jackson.
“Michael would have been devastated knowing this was out, so would the family. It’s so personal and he’s had so many physical and medical issues and it only makes sense that, like anyone else, he would have wanted to keep this private matter private,” an insider told Pop Tarts.