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Michael Jackson's Doctor Surrendering To Face Criminal Charges


A man holds a portrait of a young Michael Jackson as he and other people wait in line for a public memorial for the late pop icon in New York in June.

A man holds a portrait of a young Michael Jackson as he and other people wait in line for a public memorial for the late pop icon in New York in June.

The lawyer for Michael Jackson's personal doctor says the doctor will surrender to authorities to face criminal charges in Los Angeles arising from the pop star's death last year.

Attorney Ed Chernoff said in a statement that Dr. Conrad Murray had agreed to surrender later today.

Murray is reportedly facing formal charges of involuntary manslaughter -- of unintentionally causing death through negligence or carelessness -- in connection with Jackson's death.

Coroners have ruled that Jackson, who was 50, died due to a combination of drugs, including the powerful anesthetic propofol, that were reportedly given to help the star sleep.

Jackson's sudden death on June 25 led to a global outpouring of grief for the singer, whose 1982 album "Thriller" remains the world's best-selling album of all time.

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