The doctor who was with MICHAEL JACKSON when he died is reportedly talking to police in connection with the tragedy.
The King of Pop suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in Holmby Hills, California on Thursday morning and was pronounced dead that afternoon, after being rushed to UCLA Medical Center. He was aged 50.
In emergency call tapes it appears the singer was in the care of his personal doctor, cardiologist Dr. Conrad Murray, who was desperately attempting to revive Jackson by performing CPR.
And the medic has now been pulled in by cops who want to question him about the circumstances surrounding Jackson's death, according to Sky News.
Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Police Chief Charlie Beck tells the website, "LAPD did talk to the doctor initially but an extensive follow-up interview wasn't carried out, so we have to do that now."
Jackson family lawyer Brian Oxman claimed the singer had been guzzling prescription painkillers and anti-anxiety pills in the months before his untimely death.
He said, "I did warn him about the drugs, but I am sorry I didn't warn him enough. I am going to wait until I get the toxicology report, and if his death has something to do with drugs, I am prepared to name names of doctors who prescribed them."
And Jackson's former producer and friend Tarak Ben Ammar is now claiming the star had previously been a victim of "charlatan doctors".
Ammar tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "It's clear to me the criminals in this affair are the doctors who treated him throughout his career - who destroyed his face and gave him medicine to ease his pain.
"He was a hypochondriac and one never really knew if he was sick because he had become surrounded by charlatans who were billing him thousands of dollars' worth of drugs, vitamins."