Due to legal pressures, The Discovery Channel has scrapped plans to reconstruct Michael Jackson’s autopsy. The TV giant announced on Friday December 31 that the show was “postponed indefinitely.”
Inundated by over 9,000 complaints from family, friends and fans of the singer, The Discovery Channel thought better of its decision to broadcast “Michael Jackson’s Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson.”
Discovery Networks International said the decision was made in light of âthe request of Michael Jacksonâs estateâ and âthe commencement of legal proceedings beginning next week,â according to a statement it released.
Jackson was 50 when he died in 2009. His doctor Conrad Murray has pleaded not guilty to accusations he gave the singer the drug on which he overdosed.
The program was originally set to be shown in several countries on January 13.