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Opinion by moulan posted een jaar geleden
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At the time of his death last June, Michael Jackson was reportedly deeply in debt and had agreed to sign on for an unprecedented 50-date run at the O2 arena in London, as a means of turning his financial fortunes around.

But thanks to a flurry of merchandising deals and a flood of nostalgia-fueled muziek sales, his estate has generated nearly $1 billion in the past year,Billboard reports via Reuters.

Billboard broke down the bron of that windfall, determining that nearly half of it came from the robust muziek sales following the singer's shock death on June 25, 2009. Jackson has sold 9 million albums in the U.S. and 24 million around the globe since his death, along with around 800,000 copies of albums door the Jackson 5 and the Jacksons. Assuming a worldwide retail sales price of $11.62 per unit, the magazine estimated that the Jackson catalog brought in about $383 million in sales.

Add in 12.9 million track downloads in the U.S. over the past year, along with 26.5 million in international downloads, and u have another $34 million. Then there's about 1.5 million in ringtone sales in America, another 3 million globally for another $5 million,...
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Opinion by moulan posted een jaar geleden
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The past jaar has been full of tributes to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. From stars proudly wearing their MJ gear on the red carpet and onstage to celebrity DJs tossing in that extra taste of "Billie Jean" to get a late-night crowd hyped, the iconic singer's face and muziek seemed to be everywhere.

But, as Friday's one-year anniversary of Jackson's death approaches, we decided to take a look at the many public tributes to the musical icon, who died June 25, 2009, at age 50 on the cusp of what was expected to be a triumphant series of comeback shows at London's O2 arena.


In the days following Jackson's death, spontaneous expressions of grief and celebration sprung up across the globe, from fans gathering on the streets of Tokyo and New York to pilgrimages to Jackson's childhood home pagina in Gary, Indiana, and his abandoned adult playground, California's Neverland Valley Ranch.

The first and one of the most poignant was the July 7 public memorial for Jackson held at Los Angeles' Staples Center. With stirring performances and tributes from Stevie Wonder, Brooke Shields, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Lionel Richie, Usher, Mariah Carey...
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Opinion by moulan posted een jaar geleden
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In the twilight of his career, Michael Jackson was almost as well known for the projects he never completed as he was for the ones that came to fruition. From the mid-1990s on, fans were frequently tantalized with the promise of movies, theme parks, tours and song collaborations with the day's hottest muziek stars that came and went without ever being realized.

As the one-year anniversary of Jackson's death approaches, MTV News is taking a look at the many plans the King of Pop dreamed up before his premature end, some of which are finally becoming reality.

Despite meer than a decade out of the pop cultuur spotlight, Jackson also clearly never stopped having his finger on the pulse of what was going on in music. Lady Gaga recently revealed that Jackson had tapped her to open for his 50-show This Is It stand at the O2 arena in London. "I was actually asked to open for Michael on his tour," she said. "We were going to open for him at the O2. ... And we were working on making it happen. And I suppose there was some talk about the openers doing some duets with Michael onstage."
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Article by michael58 posted een jaar geleden
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Almost one jaar since the death of her cherished son, the King of Pop’s mother, is set to release her first ever book: Never Can Say Good Bye: The Katherine Jackson Story.

Mrs Jackson teams up with Vintage Pop Media to create a family-album-style coffee tafel, tabel book for MJ fans. The hard cover edition, contains 150 pages of high-gloss, never-before-seen foto's punctuated with anecdotes, quotes and her inside perspective on raising Michael Jackson.

"I wanted to release a tribute book about Michael to thank his fans for all their love and support over the years..." Katherine states, in an effort to clear the air of negative press that surrounded Jackson’s life, “My son has been misunderstood and this was my way to share what kind of person he really was.”

Katherine’s story addresses all the defining moments in Michael’s life that shaped and molded him into the mega icoon he was, told through the eyes of the woman he was closest to throughout his life. Never Can Say Good Bye is about Michael Jackson, the superstar... and the son.
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Article by michael58 posted een jaar geleden
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Michael Jackson fans making extravagant plans for the anniversary of his death need a Plan B -- because Forest Lawn Cemetery and cops are putting the kibosh on most of the celebration.


A rep for Forest Lawn -- where MJ is buried -- tells TMZ fans will be allowed into the park on June 25, but not into the mausoleum itself. And the news ain't so good for these special requests:
- Releasing doves (DENIED)
- Releasing balloons (DENIED)
- Performing Jackson songs and dance routines (DENIED)

Sgt. Tom Lorenz says the Glendale PD has its own no-no list: no camping out the night before, no parking around Forest Lawn 24 hours prior, and no straat vendor sales of anything ... including MJ merchandise.

The Forest Lawn rep says fans who behave will be allowed to pay their respects.
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Article by michael58 posted een jaar geleden
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MZ has learned Dr. Conrad Murray will go about his normal business -- seeing patients -- on the anniversary of Michael Jackson's death.


We're told Murray will not visit MJ's mausoleum Friday, because it will cause a scene. He will, we're told, pay his respects around that time, when no one is there.

Miranda Sevcik, the PR rep for Murray's lawyer, Ed Chernoff, tells TMZ, "Dr. Murray will be mourning privately. He doesn't want to distract people door reminding them of Michael's death. He'd rather people remember his friend, Michael Jackson, as he was in life
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Article by michael58 posted een jaar geleden
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Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, is preparing to release a coffee tafel, tabel book dedicated to her late son ... this according to a new report.


According to Showbiz411.com, the book will be released volgende week and is called "Never Can Say Goodbye: The Katherine Jackson Archives." The book will reportedly consist of foto's on one page and Katherine's thoughts and memories on another ... and will be sold through a website, www.jacksonsecretvault.com.

The site also says Katherine gave an interview with former MJ confidante Marc Schaffel in an effort to promote the book -- a curious decision because Schaffel was heavily involved in Michael's life at one point, but the two had a huge falling out which resulted in several lawsuits.

As we first reported, Katherine plans on taking Michael's kids -- Prince, Paris, and Blanket -- to Michael's hometown of Gary, IN on the anniversary of his death.
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Article by michael58 posted een jaar geleden
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TMZ has learned Katherine Jackson and Michael Jackson's three kids will not be in L.A. to commemorate the one-year anniversary of MJ's death.


Sources connected with the family tell TMZ the gang will be at Michael's birthplace -- Gary, Indiana -- where they will observe the day.

We're told Katherine is set on Gary because she feels it is a "family point of connection" -- and it's just too crazy in L.A.

Our sources say Katherine, Prince, Paris, and Blanket will keep things private with relatives and vrienden in Gary.

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Article by aitypw posted een jaar geleden
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How good u are in moonwalking; u can dance better than Michael Jackson; It's time to learn!

About Ubisoft has created a new video game based on the straat dance & sing movements of the King of Pop. The game will be released at the end of the jaar for consoles Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. "Your goal is to dance like Michael. Make the same moves that make the figure on the screen of the game. The meer skillful dance so your score will rise, "explained director of the company Ubisoft.

The game will be released paralila the new album with unreleased material with Michael Jackson, probably in November and will be compatible with portable game consoles. There will be new versions of the video game, covering each with a growing number of classic songs such as Michael's "Beat It" and "Billy Jean". Vlood on the dancefloor So for all gamers - vrienden of the King of Pop!
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Opinion by 12251 posted een jaar geleden
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agust 29 1999, today is daddy 41st brithday. we left daddy alone all moring. i could not wait any longer so i went to go get paris out of her crib. then i walked door prince's bedroom and zei come on prince were going to go wake up daddy. me and prince walked to the doorway that leads to daddy's bedroom. i opened the door and paris zei da da while pointing to the bed where daddy was sleeping. i zei are u ready prince. prince zei ya i'm ready. i counted to 3 and we jumped on top, boven of daddy. thats when i relized he was not really sleeping, he was faking it. when we jumped on him he grabed all 3 of us and zei ha i got you, and he started to tickel us. while i was laughing from him tickeling me i got out the words happy brithday daddy. he zei thank u guys i love you. he started to tickel us even harder than before. i zei we love u meer daddy. daddy stoped tickeling us and zei i love u this much more. he streached his arms out as far as they could go. i zei i helped prince get dressed for you, i also got dressed. daddy asked how come u did not get paris dressed for me. i zei because she has a dirty diaper, i'm not touching it thats just gross daddy. daddy looked at me...
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Opinion by 12251 posted een jaar geleden
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july 4 1999, today daddy is hosting a big family reuoin at neverland. it is also the 4th of july today.

daddy got me up this morning and zei go put your bathing suit on ok. i zei alright daddy but can we put the slip n slide up. he zei yes, we are going to have so much fun today. i went to go put on my swim trunks and a t shrit. i dont like to wear one peices of bikiens because i think they are uncofterble [sorry for the spelling]. when i was finshed putting on my bathing suit i went outside to the backyard and daddy was with prince and paris setting up for the party. i was wearing buzz lightyear swim trunks that zei to infinity and beonyed. prince was wearing winnie the pooh and tigger swim trunks that zei the best of friends. paris was sitting in her high chair wearing a white one peice with blue poka dots on it. daddy was shritless and wearing white swim trunks with a usa flag on one side and on the other it zei i support our troops. daddy got his hair cut yesterday and looks just like his hair style in his u are not alone muziek video. i zei daddy when is everyone gonna get here. i sat down at the pinic bench. he zei they will be here soon. prince picked...
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Opinion by 12251 posted een jaar geleden
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june 1, even thought i am only 4 i am staying true to my word. i truelly want to follow in my fathers footsteps. daddy started training me to sing and dance like him.

i was watching some of daddys muziek videos when we got to the u are not alone video i zei daddy i want my hair to look like yours in that video. i have dark brown hair that goes down to my sholders. he zei do u want to dye it black like mine. i zei ya but, i dont want the bangs. my mouth droped because of what daddy said. he zei come on if thats what u want lets do it. i zei really daddy. he zei yup, he went to the top, boven of the steps and yelled for keran fay his hair and makeup artist. she came upstairs and zei ya. daddy zei alanna wants her hair cut and dyed. she zei ok what do u want it to look like michael. he zei alanna wants it to look like my hair did from the u are not alone muziek video but with no bangs. he zei she also wants it to be dyed black. karen zei ok then thats what will do but ill need your help michael. daddy zei ok i can help. we went into kerens salan setup in daddys bathroom. daddy helped me get in the chair. daddy zei now before we start are u sure u want...
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Opinion by paloma97ppb posted een jaar geleden
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ay Say Say" ranks as Michael Jackson's top-performing single on Billboard's ranking of the late legend's 50 best-charting songs, while a seconde duet between the King of Pop and a former Beatle bookends the list's top, boven 10.



MICHAEL JACKSON'S top, boven 50 BILLBOARD HITS



MICHAEL JACKSON: THE BILLBOARD COVER STOTY 2010




Billboard's tally of Jackson's 50 top, boven titles, which features songs from his complete catalog, including solo recordings, collaborations and classic hits with the Jackson 5, was compiled from songs' chart performances on the weekly Billboard Hot 100. Songs were ranked based on an inverse-point system, i.e., weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least.

(Eras were weighted to ensure a balanced representation of titles, as the formula used to compute the weekly Hot 100 and omzet rates for songs on the survey have varied from decade to decade).
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Opinion by House34 posted een jaar geleden
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Kenny Ortega is a fabulous person and we really appreciated his time. Here’s what he had to tell us about his new film and his historic collaboration with Michael Jackson:

Q: Have u had any sleep?

KO: u know, I haven’t had any sleep for the last few months. I haven’t. During the rehearsals, I worked pretty late hours and then we did the memorial and then we started up on the film and the film was 14 hours a day, seven days a week, every week since we started and then we handed the movie over and it was like mixing. We just came back from 10 days out on the road starting in Chicago with Oprah and back here for the premiere. It’s just been an absolute whirlwind. Like the wind last night, I was like ‘nothing new to me.’

Q: Was syncing in post a nightmare?

KO: Not a nightmare. Fortunately, we had everything being recorded. We had our monitor guys. u know when Michael’s talking, when he’s going, ‘I’m not trying to be difficult. I realize u guys are trying to do your job but I’m having a problem. It’s like somebody sticking their fist in my head.’ He’s talking to the monitor guys who are over there...
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Article by MJ_Fan_4Life007 posted een jaar geleden
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She wrote "Dear Michael,
You'll probably never get this letter
Michael, I wrote u a hundred times before
Knowing how I feel, I'll write a hundred more"


"Dear Michael, everytime your records on
Michael, I close my eyes and sing along
Dreaming you're singing to me"


And then she wrote
"Michael, I love you
I've held tears back long as I can
I'm sealing my feelings in this envelope
Cause I wanna be meer than just your number one fan


I'm gonna answer your letter
I'll start beginning with the ABCs of loving you
Your letter really touched my heart
I've been dreaming of meeting the picture
That u sent along, signed with all your love


(Michael, Michael)
(I want you)
(She wrote)
I'm gonna write u back
Ooh, I promise u that
Girl, I think I love you
Hurry, hurry Mr Postman
Take my letter
Tell her her I love her
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Article by aitypw posted een jaar geleden
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A new video game based on dance moves and muziek of Michael Jackson is preparing the company Ubisoft. A company spokeswoman, zei in a recent meld E3 Expo (Los Angeles) that door Christmas it will be ready a new game which is essentially a 'dance Karaoke' to learn the moves of the king of pop to his fans. 'The game will include the most famous pieces of Jackson as the' Beat It 'and' Billy Jean 'and several dance moves of the king of pop, which can be easily emulate the players. Furthermore, they can at the same time and singing, trying so vocal skills, says a representative of Ubisoft.
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Opinion by paloma97ppb posted een jaar geleden
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Michael Jackson: Joe Jackson blames his wife for the death of the singer
He asked him to hospitalize him

Michael Jackson cannot rest in peace. The parents of the singer, Joe and Katherine Jackson are faced door the death of his son. According to Joe Jackson his wife is the culprit of the death of the ' King of the Pop '.

The father of Michael Jackson revealed to a British diary that asked for several times his wife who was hospitalizing his son in a clinic of rehabilitation in order that it overcomes his addictions. ' If u had listened to me, Michael would be alive ', zei Joe Jackson to the mother of the singer.

The portal TMZ informed that the attorneys of Katherine Jackson answered to the accusations and indicated that the whole world wise that she always was a good mother and grandmother.
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Review by alexmswann posted een jaar geleden
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Dr. Conrad Murray had requested lifesaving equipment and back-up help for Michael Jackson from the promoter of the London concerts -- AEG -- but the company never came through, according to a new complaint filed door Joe Jackson.


TMZ broke the story -- Joe was gunning for AEG door filing complaints with the California Medical Board and another agency, alleging the concert promoter abused Jackson in a way that led to his death -- and he's just filed with the Medical Board.

Joe claims days before Jackson's death Murray had requested a hart-, hart resuscitation machine and a nurse in several e-mails making the request, but AEG never provided it.

According to the complaint, Joe is accusing AEG of co-opting Murray's medical judgment door enticing him with a huge salary -- in effect engaging in the "unlawful practice of corporate medicine."

Besides the CPR machine, Murray also asked for saline, catheters, needles and a gurney.

AEG and Murray had no comment.
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Article by michael58 posted een jaar geleden
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Dr. Conrad Murray had requested lifesaving equipment and back-up help for Michael Jackson from the promoter of the London concerts -- AEG -- but the company never came through, according to a new complaint filed door Joe Jackson.


TMZ broke the story -- Joe was gunning for AEG door filing complaints with the California Medical Board and another agency, alleging the concert promoter abused Jackson in a way that led to his death -- and he's just filed with the Medical Board.

Joe claims days before Jackson's death Murray had requested a hart-, hart resuscitation machine and a nurse in several e-mails making the request, but AEG never provided it.

According to the complaint, Joe is accusing AEG of co-opting Murray's medical judgment door enticing him with a huge salary -- in effect engaging in the "unlawful practice of corporate medicine."

Besides the CPR machine, Murray also asked for saline, catheters, needles and a gurney.

AEG and Murray had no comment.
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Opinion by 2468244 posted een jaar geleden
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Hi everyone!! A lot of u who have participated in my MJ games have been so nice! Saying that u like my games and want more. So I want to thank u to every who has played who is playing and who will play in the future! I'm so, so, so happy that everyone is having fun playing them. I actually never thought that these games would last, lol. I just thought a couple poeple were gonna actually play them, but now there has to be at least 10 of meer players. So thank u all so, so much! Hopefully I get meer ideas for meer games :D So again thank u all for liking and playing the games, and if u have and vragen of problems having anything to do with the games, please message me so I can answer your vraag of fix the problems. Love u all!!!!!
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Review by Vexi posted een jaar geleden
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We love you Randy!
Michael Jackson's brother Randy Jackson was taken to a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday after reporting chest pains and doctors believe he suffered a mild hart-, hart attack, a bron close to the family quoted doctors as saying.

The 48-year-old had spoken with his father, Joe Jackson, over the phone, the bron told KABC Television, OnTheRedCarpet.com's parent company, adding that Randy Jackson was "joking and seemed okay".


He is undergoing tests, the bron said. Randy Jackson is the youngest Jackson brother and was one of the members of the Jackson Five, as well as a solo artist. He wrote The Jacksons' most successful single on Epic Records, "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)," when he was about 16.
Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 at his Los Angeles home. His brother is not to be confused with American Idol judge Randy Jackson, who is not related to the family.

He is okay though!

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Guide by aitypw posted een jaar geleden
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Opinion by michael58 posted een jaar geleden
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Michael Jackson is still on the cutting edge of technology -- TMZ has learned the King of Pop is set to ster in a new revolutionary video game ... and the people in charge of MJ's estate are totally on board.



The game -- currently untitled -- will essentially be "dance karaoke" ... which means gamers will see Michael Jackson dancing on screen and will then be challenged to imitate his moves.

The game will be available on multiple platforms including Wii and Xbox 360. The Xbox version will incorporate Microsoft's new Kinect motion capture technology -- which will allow the gamer to play without holding a controller.

Also in the Xbox version, the gamer will be judged based on full body movements. The game will process the movements and display the gamer's avatar on screen ... dancing right volgende to MJ.

And there's meer -- the game also includes a karaoke feature, in which gamers can sing MJ songs like "Billie Jean" ... and even mess around with their voice thanks to an autotune feature.
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Review by caligurl16 posted een jaar geleden
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Today is June 14th, and Conrad Murray was in court today, so I was keeping up with the news all dag to see what happened... In case u missed anything here's some info:

In the court in LA, there were tons of MJ fans & supporters with signs demanding "Justice4MJ" and posters with pictures of Conrad Murray with the name "Dr. Murder."

Joe, Katherine, LaToya, Jermaine, and Randy Jackson showed up and were in the court room. Conrad Murray and Michael's family had to go through back doors in order to avoid the crowd and media. After the hearing, Jermaine Jackson zei "Dr. Murray's the fall guy, this is bullsh*t." Joe Jackson is planning on filing a civil wrongful death lawsuit.

They showed interviews of Conrad Murray's patients from Nevada and Texas saying things like "I can't imagine him doing that" and "He would never do that." Michael was his only patient in California, and Murray hasn't had any patients in California since Michael's death.
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Article by michael58 posted een jaar geleden
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Joe Jackson's cruel attack -- that his wife, Katherine, is responsible for Michael's death, is but the latest in a rich history of reckless, untrue commentaren ... so says Katherine's lawyer and the lawyer for Michael Jackson's estate.


Katherine is not commenting on what amounts to her husband's declaration of war -- that she refused to "keep [Michael] cheered up" because she didn't want to invade his privacy, and he'd be alive today if she had.

Katherine's lawyer, Adam Streisand, tells TMZ, "The world knows that Mrs. Jackson has always been a loving mother and grandmother, and that she and Michael had a very special relationship." Streisand then drives it home: "The world also knows who Joe Jackson is and he seems bent on never letting us forget."

Howard Weitzman, lawyer for the Michael Jackson estate, tells TMZ, "The inference door Joe Jackson that Mrs. Jackson was in any way responsible for Michael's death is preposterous. Katherine Jackson was a supportive and loving mother throughout Michael's life. His love and respect for her is reflected in his estate plan."
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