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Jackson 'post-mortem' show axed

The co-executors of Michael Jackson's estate said the Discovery Channel has heeded their request that they cancel a show purporting to re-enact the dead superstar's post-mortem.

John Branca and John McClain said in a statement that the company made the correct decision in choosing to cancel what they called an exploitative programme.

The co-executors harshly criticised the company for its plans to broadcast the show earlier this week.

But they say reaction from fans also played a part in the programme's cancellation.

The company's decision was first reported by celebrity website TMZ.com.

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