Michael Jackson was in good health before he died of an overdose June 25, according to his autopsy report.
The 50-year-old pop star was 136 pounds -- within the acceptable range for a 5-foot-9 man -- and his heart was strong with no sign of plaque accumulation. His kidneys and most other major organs were normal, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's report. The full autopsy hasn't been released publicly but the Associated Press obtained a copy.
Health issues noted in the autopsy include arthritis in the lower spine and some fingers and mild plaque buildup in his leg arteries, the AP reported. Jackson's lungs were chronically inflamed and had reduced capacity that may have resulted in shortness of breath. But the lung condition wasn't serious enough to be a direct or contributing cause of death.
"His overall health was fine. The findings are within normal limits," Dr. Zeev Kain, chairman of the anesthesiology department at the University of California, Irvine, told the AP. Kain wasn't involved in the autopsy but reviewed the copy of the autopsy obtained by the AP.
The autopsy report also said that Jackson's face and neck were scarred, his arms were covered with punctures, and he had tattooed eyebrows and lips.
Last Updated: Oct. 02, 2009