Michael Jackson autopsy special halted
December 31st, 2010
04:56 PM ET

Michael Jackson autopsy special halted

After public outcry and a fan petition, the Discovery Network has decided to indefinitely postpone a planned documentary on singer Michael Jackson's autopsy.

A statement released by Discovery Networks International said: "Given the commencement of legal proceedings beginning next week, and at the request of Michael Jackson's estate, the scheduled broadcast of the medical documentary related to Michael Jackson's official autopsy has been postponed indefinitely."

"Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson," was set to air in the U.K. on January 13. Discovery earlier confirmed to CNN that there were no plans to air the special – which would have featured re-nactment of the autopsy of the musical legend – in the U.S.

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  1. thesocketng

    i am wowing

    April 1, 2019 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Increase Great

    I think the whole thing was in extremely poor taste anyway. I'm glad it was shelved.

    March 3, 2019 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. sara

    They had showed a previous show last year on the Investigation Discovery Channel. Painful to watch, facts weren't very straight.

    January 15, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. sara

    Glad they are not showing it. It would be too gruesome.

    January 15, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sara

    Good thing they didn't show it.

    January 10, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Stephanie

    All of you saying your outraged and that you wouldent watch the show you all are full of it becuse you all would proly be the ones tuned in to watch it.

    January 3, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. Gail

    Thank God for faithful FANS of Michael Jackson! Enough is enough! Thank you faithful fans. Sticking together has made this happen. This was a GREAT move. To God Be The Glory. And . . . this is to the e-mailer 22. Jen . . just remember who are YOU to judge someone . . . just be very careful in your walk of life! Peace and blessings.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  8. kathy

    Michael's fans will continue to stand by this family till the END.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jen

    Discovery is supposed to be a channel featuring science, among other things. The autopsy of a very famous man doesn't seem too far fetched from that standpoint. If you don't like it, don't watch it.


    January 3, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  10. RachaelQLD

    In light of the court case....how about in light of the fact that it is an appalling idea. What gross, talentless little hack thought it was a good idea?

    January 2, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. kim

    At Pugsly You Idiot Go Back To Grade School And Learn To Spell Before You Bad Mouth Someone You Moron Rip Mj

    January 2, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Lea

    Let him rest in peace. He was a good father and son. He was a humanitarian who gave millions to charity. He was the best entertainer ever. Period.

    January 2, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lydsey

    let me ge this straight...they wanted to run a special autopsy show...that's kinda morbid. just sayin.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ???????????

    Discovery already airs autopsy re-enactments of "normal" people so why not do an episode of MJ? He may have been more famous, richer & talented but he's no better than anyone else on this planet. I say let Discovery air & if you don't want to watch it CHANGE THE CHANNEL!

    January 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. duh von

    This is for u "what the...." he was the same color in the inside as ur stupid ass!!!!!

    January 2, 2011 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  16. MissAnthrope

    And how would you do that, pugsly? You do realize that he's deceased, correct? Jamoke!

    January 1, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  17. juney

    And if this could happen to Michael Jackson, it can happen to anyone. Corporate greed is taking over common decency in this country; watch out all you naysayers, they already have your money, next comes your body.

    January 1, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  18. juney

    Discovery and the Estate can say what they want about who stopped this shameful exploitation, the fans and supporters know who REALLY put an end to it, or at least a postponement. Discovery should be advised that if they EVER attempt to air this trash, they will be met with the same actions, disconnection of their channel; they have lost all credibility with me. RIP Michael.

    January 1, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • M4evr

      I was outraged by the idea of discovery airing this disgusting show. If they ever try to air it again I will again fight it. I'm glad they realized Mike's fans will fight any more junk on him. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. He was humillated more than anybody else in this world while he was alive, now that he is not with us there is no need to continue this nasty campaing against this man. R.I.P Michael.

      January 2, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Barbara

    Thank God! I never thought Discovery channel would stoop to this low anyway!

    December 31, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  20. samson

    Those greedy blood-suckers are at it again. Let the man rest in piece!! I am not surprised that they are trying to rob Michael even while he is dead. No sense of decency.

    December 31, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  21. banasy

    I think the whole thing was in extremely poor taste anyway. I'm glad it was shelved.

    December 31, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Boris Morris

    Isn't Discovery the channel that had "Alien Autopsy" as one ot it's shows? It's probably the same show except with the voice-overs changed to depict Michael Jackson as the autopsee. Don't think anybody would be the wiser if they did go ahead and air it.

    December 31, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Superhiro

    Well that's good I guess. That whole idea seemed to be in bad taste anyways. Is there no such thing as privacy anymore?

    December 31, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |

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