Michael Jackson’s Death Due to Drugs?

Was Michael Jackson’s untimely death on Thursday afternoon due to a dependence on various prescription drugs?

A number of reports are beginning to emerge that suggest it might be so.

TMZ reports that the “Thriller” singer—whose autopsy is currently being conducted—may have overdosed on Demerol.

According to their account, the BMW of Jackson’s doctor—whose whereabouts are currently unknown—was towed away from the Jackson’s home on Thursday night, and a source in the law-enforcement field has told them that the doc gave Jackson an injection before he died.

Moreover, People magazine reports, Jackson’s family has been gravely concerned about his increasing use of various prescription medications. In 2006, the magazine says, members of his family attempted to stage an intervention for Jackson, but he bristled at the notion and they were unsuccessful.

“The family believes Michael is addicted,” a family source told the mag at the time. “There was an intervention in Las Vegas. Janet was on the phone, but Randy, Jackie and Rebbie were there in person.”

“Michael got p*ssed off,” the insider continued. “He said he wasn’t on drugs. But they didn’t believe him.”

A source also revealed that Jackson had an aide who would secure prescriptions from multiple physicians, enabling the singer while putting his life at risk.

“[The aide] has contacts wherever they are,” said the source, adding that Jackson had been taking “straight morphine, Demerol and opiates like Oxycontin. He also takes Valium and Xanax.”

The source added, “Michael is a clinically functioning addict and these are the most dangerous,” the source continued. “They stop and start. These are the ones that OD … It could happen any minute.”

Was that statement grimly foreboding? Hopefully the autopsy results will shed more light on the subject.