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Michael Jackson's Will Surfaces

6/29/2009 2:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonWe've learned Michael Jackson's lawyer has a copy of the singer's will and he intends to file it with the court.

We're told the Jackson family doesn't have a copy of the will in attorney John Branca's possession. It's unclear how many wills Jackson made but Branca believes it's the most current.

Branca has a long history with Jackson. In 1985, Branca brokered the deal for Jackson to purchase The Beatles' publishing catalogue.

Branca and Jackson stopped working together in 2006 but the singer hired him back just three weeks ago.

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Scott Brown    

Look what the cat dragged in. Out of no-where a lawyer appears with a will... Wonder if any other lawyer pops up with another will with a later date???

1940 days ago
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Sharona    

How do we know if the will hasn't been doctored up as well? I don't put anything past all the money hungry users he surrounded himself with.

1940 days ago
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mellow    

THANK YOU JOHN BRANCA, thank you....
Maybe soon we can all stop speculating on what Michael Jackson wished for post death.

Billboard reports the brothers were at neverland and discussions were going on about burying him there, that the brothers and Janet might do a tour "in his honor"....plans within plans and here comes the will...and here we go.

1940 days ago
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Elisa    

THANK GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW WHAT MICHAEL WANTS DONE CAN BE DONE!!!!!!!!! NOT WHAT HIS LEECHING FAMILY OR OTHER MONEY WHORES CLAIM!!!!!!!!!

1940 days ago
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#1 Fan    

VISIT WWW,MICHAELJACKSONDEADJUNE252009.COM

1940 days ago
21.

Pif    

Joe just can't seem to help taking advantage of recorcing equipment of whatever sort to practice a little free publicity for whatever iron he's currently got in the fire.

There would have to be witnesses to the signing of this Will. It will be interesting to see who they were.

1940 days ago
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Domino    

In some ways, Michael was a Christ-like figure, and the parallels are uncanny. Now before all the haters jump on board and say that Jesus never molested kids or abused drugs, look at the facts:

- born as child prodigies who lived remarkable childhoods
- Like Jesus's reception on Palm Sunday as he rode into Jerusalem, so too was Michael greeted with hysteria and worship during his peak years of Thriller, Bad and Dangerous.
- Just as Jesus was denied by Peter and betrayed by Judas, so too was Michael stabbed in the back by those closest to him. He was sold out and betrayed for profit by everyone from Jordan Chandler to his own sister LaToya.
- Jesus was eventually humbled, publicly humiliated and crucified in front of the world. So too was Michael dragged through the mud in the media, ridiculed by the public and eventually crucified after a series of lawsuits, court cases, enablers and parasites that all led to his decline and death.

God sent two angels who preached love, peace, world harmony and and end to racism, homophobia, hatred and disease. They asked for us all to stand together as one. And in return, both angels were taunted, betrayed and murdered by the very people they tried to save. They preached love and received nothing but hate.

Michael, you were too good for this world. When we listen to you now in interviews, we see that the reason so many hated you is because your innocence and genuine love for the world reminded us all of the jealousy, bitterness, paranoia, arrogance and selfishness that exists in ourselves. Rest in Peace.

1940 days ago
23.

MJisSoWonderful    

John Branca can NOT be trusted! I have always been suspicious about that creep! There's a good reason Jackson fired his @ss a long time ago.

1940 days ago
24.

Pif    

Yep, Jenny, this is how Children's Services apparently works.

Put the kids in with known abusers.

No, I'm not being snarky toward YOU...I'm being snarky toward the Powers That Be.

Sad...isn't it?

1940 days ago
25.

mellow    

This lawyer is very well known and his main occupation is representing people in the music industry. He is very clear that he is not sure it is the latest will but he does have one and if it is the only one then it will stand. I actually think it is a good thing and I hope everything is detailed and specific and Michael took to it like he would creating a dance routine and left no stone unturned. He knew his foes and he knew his family and what a circus this could become so let's cross our fingers that he was detailed, clear and provided for those children.

1940 days ago
26.

juan locdog    

Joe Jackson is MONEY HUNGRY TYRANT. All the inner pain Michael was suffering from was mostly brought on by this man. he was smiling last night at the bet awards taking pics showing off his new clothes and posse i find this man to be disgusting and vile who's only real interest is MONEY. Thats why he pushed and beat his kids to record and make him rich. filthy shameless bastard. The wrong Jackson died last thursday.

1940 days ago
27.

Denise    

Michael's wishes should be respected, and carried out. Just as long as it all makes sense, and it's in the best interest of his chil;dren, and his estate. . Keep in mind, that the Jackson family is Michael's next of kin (as naturally, your family would be involved, too) It does not matter if he has money, and fame. That is the way it goes.. The Jackson family members are not making decisions with smiles on their faces!! These are dark days for them, they lost a hell of a lot more than a singing legend. This was their son, and brother! We are all pretty shocked over his sudden departure. Can you imagine what his family is feeling?

1940 days ago
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Sale Case Johnson--WTF??    

#22 I have been reading for days in a daze but never commented. Now I had to. That was so beautiful. MJ forever. He was too good for this world. May his soul finally rest in peace.

1940 days ago
29.

Chaz    

It is great that Michael had a will....I hope he didn't leave his punk ass father anything! Everyone should have a will! Here is a beautiful video I found on Youtube that puts the rumors to rest as to whether or not Mike had a skin condition called vitiligo. He did and he says he noticed it around the age of 25. He was in the spotlight ALL the time so he had to suffer with trying to hide it on top of being ridiculed by his father. Mike has always had a peculiar complexion and now we know why...check it out...RIP Michael you will always be in our hearts!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15TSEKXXIvI

1940 days ago
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uuuhhooohh!!!    

The Obamas should adopt the kids...they have rrom ;)

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