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Autopsy: Jackson Suffered from Skin Disease, Used a Wig

By TheWrap Staff
TheWrap.com

All the grisly details from the Michael Jackson's autopsy report have been circulating through the Web since they were released on Monday following the arraignment of Dr. Conrad Murray, specifically the confirmation that the singer died from "acute propofol intoxication."

The Los Angeles County Coroner's report is also chock full of detailed medical information that seems to shine a light on the litany of medical ailments that the King of Pop suffered from and a desiccated appearance that seems in contrast to the performer at the top of his game seen in the hit documentary "This Is It."

According to the autopsy, Jackson suffered from the skin disease vitiligo, causing him to have white patches along his abdomen, face, arms, and chest.

The singer also wore a wig to conceal the fact that he was balding and had only a "sparse" amount of hair, possibly the result of his accidental burning while filming a 1984 Pepsi commercial.

Jackson had small scars around his body (his neck, wrists, nose, and behind the ears) and sported dark tattoos near both eyebrows and a small pink tattoo close to his lips.

The singer was shockingly thin, weighing just 136 pounds, and was found with bottle of urine near his bedside, as well as catheters and disposable needles.

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