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Katherine Jackson -- It Wasn't 'Natural Causes'

8/3/2009 7:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katherine Jackson spoke for the first time about her son's death last night on Geraldo -- calling in to say "My son is dead and I don't think he just died of natural causes. He's too young. Something happened."

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MJ's mother also denied her husband, Joe, is banned from their Encino home and said Michael's children, who she currently has custody of, are "doing fine."

The family is expected in court this morning -- we'll be there, live streaming the whole thing.

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46.

Bubbles    

. WHO GIVES A RATS ASS!!!!!

Posted at 9:18AM on Aug 3rd 2009 by MindTerrorist
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Guess what u do give a Rat Ass then why else are u on TMZ coz ur in love with M.J he was the greatest and most definitely better than ur mind terrorist










1821 days ago
47.

meme    

Anyone who doesn't think all most of the Jacksons (I'll exclude Janet and Rebbie) want is Michael's money is a naive idiot. Joe, Katherine, LaToya and Jermaine have been running their mouths and getting paid for it since since MJ died. He was/is/willforever be their cash cow. Disgusting. His will clearly stated anyone who contests it gets nothing so Katherine should get NOTHING. What? 40% isn't enough for her greedy self?

1821 days ago
48.

DangerBaby    

Lawry - MJ was human, but he was also 'human' with a great deal of money. I do think he was unaware of the degree to which his management style (if you can call it that) created problems and backbiting and rampant gossip.

1821 days ago
49.

Kathleen    

I must admit the comments on this blog has me puzzled. People, get over yourselves. I can't imagine someone saying my mother was using me as a meal ticket. She's my mom. Duh! This is a woman that took care of 9 kids. She was a homemaker. She just like many other elderly people depend upon SS. Michael was taking care of her bills. Something that many dependable, loving, caring and financially able children do for their parents. I heard as well that the nanny denies the phone call. However, who cares. Has anyone taken into consideration that now this woman that was dependent on her child which by all means is not something bad or unheard of, was now responsible for 3 kids? She has no money but was expected to make sure the kids were fed, clothed, etc. She was also trying to make funeral arrangements and so on. She may have known that he kept money in the house. Good, this could help take care of those responsibilities. So I find absolutely nothing wrong with that. How many of you would have just said, "oh no big deal, I'll just struggle right now. I know Michael has money in his house that he's renting. However, I won't pursue it." Duh!!!!!!!!! Of course not! I know that being that your main focus is simply on who will get the money and who is profiting from the money. Ridiculous! Mind you that his family came to the house to remove all of his articles. THat's what people do when family members rent a home and then pass. Michael was someone that if they didn't get things out then who knows what would have happened.

I think people are focusing on what happened years/decades ago. JJ may have whooped Michael and his brothers. Heck, so did my grandfather. That's the way they were raised and that's the way they raised their kids. It was considered firm disciplining back then. Now folks call it abuse. They want you to put the kids in time out, talk to them, etc. Get over it people! Michael and his siblings all survived and you don't hear about them on the news for shooting someone, killing, etc. It aint' that deep people. Move on!!!!!!!!!!!!! Michael knew Joe was coming to the house. Yet, he entrused his children with Katherine. You keep saying what Michael wanted. HE WANTED KATHERINE TO RAISE HIS CHILDREN!!!! So obviously he felt she would make good decisions on their behalf. He wasn't nieve to his Dad being in the picture.

So with that being said, stop beating her down because she is no different than any other parent I know of when it comes to having children take care of them. I pity some of the parents of those who are blogging. They need to take note: they're children will look at them as someone using them for a meal ticket. I suggest they change their will and hire good care right now. A child who doesn't believe they should take care of their elderly parent is useless, worthless and a disgrace .

1821 days ago
50.

MJJ_luvYouForever    

This lady sounds NOTHING like Katherine Jackson in the earlier interviews. Are we sure it is her? She sounds sharp and quite aggressive actually, when Katherine, in all her interviews is soft spoken and just a 'leave me alone' sort of a person. Is Geraldo sure this is not Joe Jackson's MISTRESS on the phone?

1821 days ago
51.

Not a fan, but Concerned    

Who is Katherine Jackson kidding? She's being manipulated by her husband! Joe Jackson sees a gold mine and that's all he's after! Do you think that she would, on her own go after Michael's cash? Joe Jackson has a new record company that he needs to finance. He will also manipulate Michael's kids into the business and make money off of them, too. But he'll also abuse those kids the same way he did his own. I don't know if the family was in touch with Michael during his lifetime, but I'd be willing to bet that they all are going to come out as the loving family now just to get the money. Amazing what Hollywood does to individuals in changing their focus on what really matters in life ... sure isn't their lifestyle or morals! They all get what they deserve. It's just disgusting to hear about all this crap!

1821 days ago
52.

DangerBaby    

If MJ did die of natural causes, AEG could not collect on the $25 million dollar life insurance policy. Just thought I'd mention that.

1821 days ago
53.

Bubbles    

53. MESSEGE FROM MIChAEL..THIS IS TO ALL THE NERDS ..ERRR I MEAN MY FOLLOWERS...PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THIS SITE AND PLEASE COMMENT ON EVERY STUPID DETAIL ABOUT MY LIFE..YES I AM A DRUNK DOPE TAKING OVERMEDICATED CHILD MOLESTOR BUT I CAN MOON WALK SO IM KOOL..i HAD A FEW HIT SONGS AND NOW IT SEEMS I AM GOD TO THE RETARDS..ERRR I MEAN MY FOLLOWERS,,PLEASE SEND ALL YOUR MONEY TO MY DAD AND CRAZY MOTHER.SO ALL YOU GEEKS AND PEOPLE WITH NO LIFE KEEP COMMENTING BECAUSE EVERYTIME YOU DO MY DAD GETS 100.00.PEAVE LOVE AND THE BUCK RULE..OH BY THE WAY..MY NOSE SEEMS TO HAVE FALLEN OFF AND I CANT SEEM TO FIND IT,

Posted at 11:11AM on Aug 3rd 2009 by the ghost of michael
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Did u think of what u are writing on do you possibly know that he can haunt you for real please i say this with a kind heart respect the dead if it were ur brother or father u would wish they didnot speak ill of them know please shut up!!!!!!

1821 days ago
54.

susan    

13. There is a big difference between a drug addict and alleged addiction to 'prescription medicine'. As of today, even MJ's alleged addiction to prescrption medicine has not been proved. In one way or the other, we all are addicted to prescription medicine for our ailment. Please stop maligning Michael Jackson as drug addict.

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There is no difference whatsoever. And there is no difference in what he was doing to a street addict. He was getting his drugs illegally. To use your child's name to score drugs, is as low life as it gets. And nothing is "alleged". Everyone in his life, even his family members have said he was addicted.

1821 days ago
55.

lawry, from France    

#52. by DangerBAby
"Lawry - MJ was human, but he was also 'human' with a great deal of money. I do think he was unaware of the degree to which his management style (if you can call it that) created problems and backbiting and rampant gossip."
I agree with that also, i mean, maybe i would better for me to make a mix of my hypothesis and what you say: his unawareness (seen allover in the way of making friend with young boys).
But i wonder if he was *really* conscious/wanted or not of the effects that this unawareness could make on the others (i don't know if what i say is clear, sorry, i'm searching my words, it's not so easy).

Well, MJ is not a god, for sure, i saw his behaviour for 40 years, but he not the monster some want him to be.
So i try some explanations

1821 days ago
56.

DangerBaby    

Actually, Kathleen, she is different from other parents. She's not respecting MJ's wishes. He obviously did not want his family to control his estate/money after he passed. His will makes that very clear. But isn't that what she is trying to do?

1821 days ago
57.

haven here    

#11-------------------DON'T forget that Katherine, ever the loving mother, called her attorney no more than two (2) hours after Michael was declared dead, and wanted to meet with him to protect her interest in Michael's estate. HER SON, hadn't even been dead TWO hours!!!!!!!!! She met with the attorney at the compound later on that night. THEN she called Grace, the former nanny, about where money might be hidden. All the greedy old woman needed to do was look in the mirror to find who had his money.

As far as the jewlery was concerned, Michael said he did not buy jewlery, he bought jewlery only to give to his MOTHER and Elizabeth Taylor.

I have no respect for Geraldo as a jorunalist. He always has a hidden agenda, and is known for sensationalizing a story with embellished details. He's an attorney, too. It is to his benefit to keep bringing up details that are unfounded and off the wall. I don't believe Michael had contact with any of the Jackson's other than Katherine, and that was by phone. He wanted them all to just leave him alone. Geraldo, Jermaine, and Joe are all friends, hense Geraldo was no friend of Michael's.

1821 days ago
58.

the truth hurts huh    

13. There is a big difference between a drug addict and alleged addiction to 'prescription medicine'. As of today, even MJ's alleged addiction to prescrption medicine has not been proved. In one way or the other, we all are addicted to prescription medicine for our ailment. Please stop maligning Michael Jackson as drug addict.

Posted at 9:39AM on Aug 3rd 2009 by MJFANFOR EVER
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1) No - there is no difference between a drug addict and someone who is addicted to drugs - ANY kind of drugs.
++++ Try to soften it if you like - you can't change the REALITY.

2) MJ admitted his own addiction to drugs.
++++ Keep yourself in denial if you like - you can't change the TRUTH.

3) And no - we are NOT ALL addicted to prescription drugs for our ailments. I personally do not and will not take ANY prescription drugs. I choose alternative remedies and am extremely healthy - partially because of not ever having taken meds.
++++ Speak for yourself on your own drug addiction.

If you're under the age of 14 - your naive and fragile state are understandable.

If you're over 14 - seek counseling immediately. You're in for LOTS of trouble in your life if you continue like this.

1821 days ago
59.

sheryl    

ughhhhhhhhhhh look at you people!!!!! ITS so dang on pathetic how you people take comments and squeeze it for all the negative things you can get out of it to fit your own feelings. This lady lost her son come on now a little compassion isn't gonna hurt you. You all know that for years is some way or another people have always tried to take MJ down and how many of you could have found the strength it took for him to pick himself up time and time again? Still he always thought of others and found ways to bring good into this world DONT EVER FORGET THAT!!! This man helped millions of people and some of you can't even find a little compassion within yourselves for this family. Shame shame!!!! What else do you expect her to do? There is nothing wrong with this family coming together as one at a time like this no matter what. Wouldn't you all be with your family had you lost someone? God bless the Jacksons and i hope whomever is responsible for what happened gets what they deserve.

1821 days ago
60.

lawry, from France    

"i saw his behaviour for 40 years"
hem hem, i meant 30, i wrote to quickly.
I'm not young, but in the beginning (jackson5) MJ was not so 'visible'

1821 days ago
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