When a celebrity gets a toe tag, Dr. Joshua Perper clears his throat for the inevitable talk-show appearance. The Broward medical examiner was catapulted to fame during the Anna Nicole Smith investigation, and now that prescription drug overdoses are slaying celebrities, Perper's become a go-to guy.
A frequent guest on Nancy Grace's show, Perper has a knack for squeezing his qualifications into his quotes, like this one from yesterday's story on E! Online:
"Like Anna Nicole, my expectation in [Michael] Jackson's case is that the toxicology would show a combination of drugs, where propofol will be present," the pathologist and author of the upcoming book When Doctors Kill told E! News.
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And yes, he's persuaded his media contacts to plug his upcoming book. Synergy!