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83 Minutes
83 Minutes

83 Minutes


272 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, (US $24.95) (CA $29.95)

Publication Date: April 2016

ISBN 9781910536216

Rights: CA

Bonnier Books UK (Apr 2016)
Blink Publishing

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.


A horrifying account of the minutes leading up to Michael Jackson's death

On June 25th, 2009, the world was rocked by the tragic news that Michael Jackson was pronounced dead on arrival at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 50 years old. As the news reverberated around the world, it was accompanied by even more shocking and controversial information—the revelation that Jackson had died in the care of his personal physician, Doctor Conrad Murray, a whole 83 minutes before Murray put in a 911 call. In this comprehensive and truly horrifying account of those crucial minutes—Murray's frantic attempts to cover his tracks and revive his client before the truth could be revealed—are laid bare. This is a compelling, multi-perspective tracking of all who were involved at the scene, and their part to play in the events surrounding Jackson's tragic passing. The cocktail of drugs employed to keep Jackson alive, administered by Murray himself; the harrowing conditions in which this troubled musical genius ended his life, are all described from official court documents.


"The authors have clear opinions on what they believe happened that June morning in Jackson's Los Angeles home, but remain completely objective when presenting the facts of what actually did happen..And that's a testament to not just good writing, but good journalism [...] a stellar work of non-fiction.", 4/4/2016

Author Biography

Matt Richards is an award-winning film director, television producer and screenwriter. Mark Langthorne is CEO of Roland Mouret and has previously worked in the music industry and managed such stars as Kanye West and Annie Lennox.