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MJ's Family -- Michael Predicted He'd Be Murdered

1/4/2011 3:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's family claims the singer predicted his own death shortly before he died -- telling TMZ, the King of Pop was paranoid he'd be murdered ... for his incredibly valuable Sony catalog.

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The statement is in response to the story TMZ first broke in April -- that Dr. Murray's defense will argue MJ accidentally killed himself by self-injecting a lethal dose of Propofol.

But a rep for Michael's family tells us the Jacksons are "absolutely mortified" by the implication that MJ took his own life -- insisting, "Michael did NOT kill himself.

The rep adds, "What is incredibly ironic is that Michael told his mother shortly before he died that he thought someone was going to kill him ... and they were going to kill him for his catalog."

The family is also concerned that video surveillance of Michael's last living moments -- crucial evidence in Murray's trial -- is still missing.

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61.

Cathie    

Hey how do I get to "TMZ Live"?????? I'm not very computer literate person but I love to follow the live episodes.

1335 days ago
62.

mistress    

michael was amazing i wish he will come bac just watched moonwalker i cried i do wish he would come back

1335 days ago
63.

Erica    

the ILLUMINATI killed michael jackson! --- youtube it!

1335 days ago
64.

karin    

Does it really matter to you if Murray killed him or not. D

Posted at 3:55 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by Kevin

Yes it does.
Because if Michael died because of Dr. Murray he should lose his license and go to jail,just like any other criminal.

He should never be able to work as a doctor again.
Would you yourself , or maybe any of your loved ones ,want him as your doctor if he walks out the room when his attendance is needed?
And when your hart stops,would you want him to perform cpr on you...on a bed!?
This man pretends to be a cardiologist and he can`t even give proper cpr!
In my opinion it proves he`s not worthy the title Doctor and nobody should ever be treated by him.

He sold his right to be a doctor the minute he agreed to give propofol (knowing it can`t be used outside a hospital) for a nice big paycheck every month!!
A doctor who does that, is no doctor at all......

1335 days ago
65.

sofi    

Poor Michael predicted his death and unfortunately he was right!
The saddest part is that his mother,who he loved very much DIDN'T BELIEVE HIM!
Did she go after murray?Does she believe that he killed Michael?

1335 days ago
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Laure H    

Michael Jackson wasn't murdered, he is just as guilty as that so called doctor that gave it to him. He took all that crap , no one forced it on him so thats bulls--t that he was murdered. GOOD Riddance, he was a pervert and molester, i hope he rots in hell

1335 days ago
67.

yes i said it    

i liked michaels, mmusic and all but come on ppl, he was his own worst enemy,he self medicated being it by his hands or the doc., but he was just as responsable for his death.....

1335 days ago
68.

karin    

GOOD Riddance, he was a pervert and molester, i hope he rots in hell

Posted at 11:56 AM on Jan 5, 2011 by Laure H

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He was no pervert and certainly no molester,you`d better go and educate yourself instead of repeating what the trash-tabloids said.

But I guess if you can`t comprehend what NOT QUILTY means, that`s too much to ask .....


"don`t judge a man untill you walked in his shoes"

1335 days ago
69.

Itchy    

Half of you people can't even put together a coherent sentence... let alone a coherent thought.
These judgmental comments here are absolutely ignorant and without merit.
You people know NOTHING!!!
So if any of you live in the LA area and are called for jury duty, please turn it down.
Ignorance may be bliss in your little circles... but I doubt it's practical in the court of law.

1335 days ago
70.

Rach    

If it was deliberate, I still don't see how this proves it. Unless of course he suspected his doctor.

1333 days ago
71.

mymjj5    

PLEASE! The stupid pedophile overdosed himself. Rot in hell you freak!
Posted at 7:24 PM on Jan 5, 2011 by The Neko Nation
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RIP Elvis, RIP!!!!

1333 days ago
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mymjj5    

GOOD Riddance, he was a pervert and molester, i hope he rots in hell
Posted at 11:56 AM on Jan 5, 2011 by Laure H
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i can see it was really hard for you growing up with a father who did such things. but why air your family laundry on TMZ?

1333 days ago
73.

Vicy    

Those devils deny the life of a great human being over money. This is very wrong. I don't care if he's worth more dead than alive, but to initiate someone's death is simply wrong and it's murder.
Michael should have lay low and just be in retirement not thinking about a comeback since his legend and legacy was already done. He should have just enjoyed the love and admiration from his fans and new artists, continuing in doing his charity work and educate those new artists.
And yeah I really don't understand why he didn't sell his Beatles and Elvis catalog, I know that it won't worth as much if he changed his mind to sell them cuz the buyers will know he was in debt. What my friend and I think is those heart-less conspirators killed Michael before he changed his mind to sold them so they can take control over everything. This is really sad... Had Michael really not on drug and trust his family and true friends a lil bit more, he would still be alive with his children.

1244 days ago
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