Lloyd’s policy will not pay out if drugs prompted death

The Lloyd’s insurance policy for Michael Jackson’s tour promoter AEG did not cover drugs, The Express reports.

Reports suggest the singer suffered a fatal cardiac arrest after taking a dose of powerful anaesthetic Propofol. The drug is legal but is not meant to be administered outside of a medical facility, according to drug experts.

The contract, obtained by the Los Angeles Times, states: "This insurance does not cover any loss directly or indirectly arising out of, contributed, to, by or resulting from... the illegal possession or illicit taking of drugs and their effects."