Michael Jackson died from propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication. His death was not a suicide. He was just trying to get a good night’s sleep. He is not alone in having died from sleep medication. A recent large study published in the British Medical Journal shows that anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills have been linked to a doubling to quadrupling (2-4X) in the risk of death. This study found that benzodiazepines are the most commonly prescribed drug class.