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Is my mind too twisty? - helen-louise
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Is my mind too twisty?
Am I really the only person who thinks that Michael Jackson faked his own death?

The guy has been having serious financial problems of late. He announced his comeback/final tour, which wasn't going to be a tour so much as 50 nights in one place (London). That got a huge amount of publicity and put him back in the press for the right reasons. Then he goes and dies - before the shows even started.

Well. Who's going to send their tickets back for a refund, under the circumstances? His estate will probably be bankrupt, which sorts out his creditors. And he's suddenly going to sell a lot more records.

How do we recognise people? Michael Jackson has had so much plastic surgery that he looks like a freak. This would actually make it easier for someone else to die in his place - it's much easier to make someone look just like a freak than to make them identical to a normal person. If someone who has had enough plastic surgery to make them look like Michael Jackson dies in Michael Jackson's home, is anyone going to question whether it was the actual Michael Jackson? Maybe it was someone else, known to be dying, who was paid to have the surgery and be found as the body. Funny how he was already mostly dead when the ambulance was called. You wouldn't want the fake MJ being reviveable.

Meanwhile, the real Michael Jackson just has to grow a beard and live in hiding for the rest of his life - not exactly something new to him anyway. And the press leave him alone, because now he's "Tragic Michael".

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rjw1 From: rjw1 Date: 26th June 2009 10:44 (UTC) (Link)
its not just you.
eponymousarchon From: eponymousarchon Date: 26th June 2009 11:36 (UTC) (Link)
You aren't the first person I've heard that from today, so no.

Actually, I've also heard someone point out that he cancelled a sale of personal memorabilia not long before he was reported dead. Now, this could have been because he was dying and knew he wouldn't need the money, but there's definitely enough to hang suspicions on there.

So _really_ no, then. :)
elynne From: elynne Date: 26th June 2009 13:42 (UTC) (Link)
And the legend lives on... like Elvis.

"No sir, Michael Jackson did not die. He just went home."
ms_adria From: ms_adria Date: 26th June 2009 14:05 (UTC) (Link)
Although he could have solved his financial problems at any time by selling off his music collections (he has half ownership in a collection that includes most of the beatles works) and complete ownership of his own works. So he's still actually quite wealthy despite the debts.

Given the amount of stuff he's probably put into his body (it was suggested to me that steroids probably included because they can slow ageing , plus maybe things like cocaine when he was young) and the amount of surgeries he's had, perhaps its not so surprising that he would die young.
From: kshandra Date: 26th June 2009 16:06 (UTC) (Link)
Reports are coming out this morning that he'd been receiving a daily shot of Demerol while rehearsing for the London shows (with the implication that yesterday's dose - delivered ~1hr before 911 was called - was calibrated wrong, accidentally or otherwise).
ailbhe From: ailbhe Date: 26th June 2009 18:08 (UTC) (Link)
I have no idea how many people are thinking that. I wasn't. I keep thinking that it's miraculous how lucky people who were abused like that as kids and *don't* grow up into abusers are. It feels to me like a celebrity version of my cousin's suicide - I could have fucked my life up in analogous ways, and didn't, and how did I get so lucky?
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