Family converges on Jackson home, Jackson’s son asks “Why are all these black people here?”
Warren Commission reconvened to investigate cause of death.
HOLLYWOOD – The Warren Commission was reconvened for the first time since it investigated the death of President John F. Kennedy to learn what killed pop sensation Michael Jackson. The committee’s chairman, retired Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, 118, issued a statement noting that “no issue, perhaps in the entire history of our Republic, is as important to the American people as the death of the King of Pop.”
Among other questions the panel will investigate is why daytime Emmy Award nominated actress Mary-Kate Olsen was notified of Jackson’s death before anyone called 9-1-1. In an eerie replay of actor Heath Ledger’s death last year, Jackson’s masseuse called Ms. Olsen who, in turn, directed a private security guard to go to Jackson’s leased home. Only then was 9-1-1 called.
The masseuse told reporters that she called Ms. Olsen, who had no connection with Jackson, because she thought that was standard Hollywood protocol. “A celebrity drops dead, you call Mary-Kate,” she said.
The Warren Commission also will investigate why Jackson’s cardiologist, Dr. Conrad Murray, immediately fled Jackson’s home when Jackson was pronounced dead. Dr. Murray turned up early Sunday and tearfully confessed that he had flown to Argentina to be with the mistress he shares with South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford.
Chaos reigned at Jackson’s home over the weekend, which was overrun by family and friends. Jackson’s twelve-year-old son, Prince, asked aloud, “Why are all these black people here?”
Rev. Jesse Jackson arrived to console the Jackson family. He read from a prepared statement: “If I had my way, I would like to cut off his nuts.” Rev. Jackson quickly realized he was reading from the wrong statement.
Shocked fans from around the world mourned Jackson’s death. At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, visitors say that the fingers on Jackson’s trademark white glove partially closed and assumed a pose that one fan likened to a masturbatory grip.