Discovery Cancels Show on Michael Jackson's Autopsy

Fans, estate decried program as 'in shockingly bad taste'

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 31, 2010 3:53 PM CST

(Newser) – The Discovery Channel has scrapped plans to air a reenactment of Michael Jackson's autopsy, Reuters reports. Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson had been scheduled to air internationally next month (though not in the US), but the network decided that with a court hearing on Dr. Conrad Murray's culpability set next week, it was probably ill-advised. Jackson's estate sent a letter this week calling the show "insensitive" and "in shockingly bad taste," and fans worldwide signed on online petition. Click for the latest on the Murray case.

In this file CD cover image released by Epic Records, newly completed recordings from Michael Jackson, entitled "Michael," is shown.   (AP Photo/Epic Records, File)
In this Dec. 3, 1984, file photo, Michael Jackson performs with his brothers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Doug Pizac, File)
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