- Associated Press - Friday, December 31, 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The co-executors of Michael Jackson’s estate say the Discovery Channel has heeded their request that they cancel a show purporting to re-enact the dead superstar’s autopsy.

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

The co-executors harshly criticized the company for its plans to broadcast the show earlier this week. But they say reaction from fans also played a part in the program’s cancellation.

A Discovery spokesman did not immediately return an e-mail.

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

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