Discovery Channel Indefinitely Postpones Michael Jackson Autopsy Special

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Discovery Channel has pulled its documentary featuring a re-enactment of Michael Jackson’s autopsy from its European schedule. Deadline reports the cable channel’s decision not to air MICHAEL JACKSON’S AUTOPSY: WHAT REALLY KILLED MICHAEL JACKSON came two days after the pop superstar’s estate forcefully objected to the special.

In a statement, Discovery Channel said, “Given the commencement of legal proceedings beginning next week, and at the request of Michael Jackson’s estate, the scheduled broadcast of the medical documentary related to Michael Jackson’s official autopsy has been postponed indefinitely.”

The special, which had been set to air across Europe on January 13, had generated a fair amount of controversy with fans as well as Jackson’s estate both for its content and advertising. Over 10,000 people signed an online petition opposing the program.

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