CNN (updated 3:42 pm, 8/28/2009): Michael Jackson’s death was a homicide, coroner rules

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — The Los Angeles County coroner has ruled that Michael Jackson’s death was a homicide involving a combination of drugs. …

The release said Jackson died from “acute propofol intoxication,” but it added “other conditions contributing to death: benzodiazepine effect.”

This is a sad story. When family members claimed that Jackson was murdered, I thought they were being unreasonable.

This story is also a reminder that wealth and happiness are not synonymous. The plague of prescription and illegal drugs has destroyed many lives in the music world.

The only consolation is that Jackson will be always remembered for his music. Edward Kennedy will be forgotten, but Michael Jackson’s music will endure.