Michael Jackson was back with his family today after his body was released by the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
Coroner Investigator Jerry McKibben said the King of Pop's body was returned to his family last night.
No funeral plans have been announced.
Jackson, who collapsed at his rented home in Los Angeles on Thursday, appeared to have suffered a heart attack.
The coroner's office, which has completed its post-mortem examination, said there are no signs of foul play or trauma, but determining the cause of death will require further tests that will take six to eight weeks.
A heart attack could help explain why Jackson was in the care of a cardiologist while he went through vigorous training for an upcoming series of concerts in London.
Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey said Jackson was taking some prescription medications, but did not specify what they were.
Police seized the car of Dr Conrad Murray, a physician with a tangled financial and personal history, who was with Jackson when he fell ill.
Police said they believed the car may contain drugs or other evidence, but have insisted that Dr Murray has been co-operative and do not consider him a criminal suspect.
"We do not consider him to be unco-operative at this time," said police Deputy Chief Charlie Beck, noting that detectives spoke with the doctor after Jackson's death.
"We think that he will assist us in coming to the truth of the facts in this case."
Dr Murray, who was Jackson's physician for three years, was in the rented mansion when Jackson slipped into unconsciousness, and police were yesterday preparing to question him about what happened in the minutes before paramedics rushed to the home.
Records reveal years of financial troubles for Dr Murray, who practices medicine in California, Nevada and Texas. His Nevada medical practice, Global Cardiovascular Associates, was slapped with more than £250,000 dollars in court judgments, and he faces at least two other pending cases and several tax liens.
Concert promoter Randy Phillips revealed that Jackson insisted his company AEG Live hire Dr Murray to accompany the pop star to London for his comeback series of concerts.
"As a company, we would have preferred not having a physician on staff full-time because it would have been cheaper without the hotels and travel, but Michael was insistent that he be hired," Mr Phillips said. "Michael said he had a rapport with him."
Phillips said AEG Live advanced Jackson money to pay for Murray's services as part of the production costs. Phillips said he asked Jackson why he wanted Murray with him full-time.
"He just said, 'Look, this whole business revolves around me. I'm a machine and we have to keep the machine well-oiled,' and you don't argue with the King of Pop," Phillips said.
The promoter said that sometime in February Jackson submitted to "five-plus hours of physicals that the insurance underwriter insisted on. We were told he passed with flying colours."
Based on those results and the nature of the comeback shows, all of which were to be held at the same venue from July 13 to March, AEG Live wasn't concerned about Jackson's history of medical issues.
"This wasn't as strenuous as a tour. There was no travel," Phillips said. "He and the kids were going to be living in this beautiful home outside London and shows were spread out over six months. For him, it seemed like the perfect way to come back."
Phillips attended Jackson's rehearsal at Staples Center on Wednesday night, when the entertainer was on stage for about three hours before leaving at 12.30am.
"He was dancing as well or better than the 20-year-old dancers we surrounded him with," the promoter said. "He was riveting. I thought we were home free. I thought this was going to be the greatest live show ever produced. He looked great."
Phillips said AEG Live held multiple insurance policies covering cancellation of the shows.
"We had pretty good coverage, but a lot of it is going to depend on the toxicology results," he said. "We need to know what the cause of death was."
A 911 call released by fire officials yesterday shed light on the desperate effort at the mansion to save Jackson's life before paramedics arrived. Jackson died later at UCLA Medical Center.
In the recording, an unidentified caller pleads with authorities to send help, offering no clues about why Jackson was stricken. He tells a dispatcher that Jackson's doctor is performing CPR.
"He's pumping his chest," the caller says, "but he's not responding to anything."
Asked by the dispatcher whether anyone saw what happened, the caller answers: "No, just the doctor, sir. The doctor has been the only one there."
Lou Ferrigno, the star of "The Incredible Hulk," said he had been working out with Jackson for the past several months. Still, Jackson's health had been known to be precarious in recent years, and one family friend said that he had warned the entertainer's family about his use of painkillers.
"I said one day we're going to have this experience. And when Anna Nicole Smith passed away, I said we cannot have this kind of thing with Michael Jackson," Brian Oxman, a former Jackson attorney and family friend, told NBC's "Today" show.
"The result was I warned everyone, and lo and behold, here we are. I don't know what caused his death. But I feared this day, and here we are."
Oxman claimed Jackson had prescription drugs at his disposal to help with pain suffered when he broke his leg after he fell off a stage and for broken vertebrae in his back.