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Michael feared ending up like Elvis: Lisa Marie

Michael Jackson’s former wife and Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie has revealed that the legend feared dying like her iconic father.

Michael Jackson’s former wife and Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie has revealed that the legend feared dying like her iconic father.

She had been married to the legend for less than a couple of years before parting ways in 1996.

She wrote on her MySpace blog that Jackson had feared ending up like her dad in a “deep conversation” 14 years ago,The Sun reports.

She wrote: “He may have been questioning me about the circumstances of my father’s death. At some point he paused,he stared at me very intensely and stated with an almost calm certainty,”I am afraid that I am going to end up like him,the way he did”.

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“I promptly tried to deter him from the idea,at which point he just shrugged his shoulders and nodded almost matter of fact as if to let me know,he knew what he knew and that was kind of that.”

“As I sit here overwhelmed with sadness,reflection and confusion at what was my biggest failure to date,watching on the news almost play by play the exact scenario I saw on August 16th,1977 happening again right now with Michael (a sight I never wanted to see again) just as he predicted,I am truly,truly gutted.”

Presley’s daughter also suggested that Jackson was becoming unorthodox and though she wanted to help she could not.

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She explained: “I became very ill and emotionally/spiritually exhausted in my quest to save him from certain self-destructive behaviour and from the awful vampires and leeches he would always manage to magnetise around him. I was in over my head while trying. “We all worried that this would be the outcome then.

“I wanted to save him from the inevitable which has just happened. His family and his loved ones also wanted to save him from this but didn’t know how and this was 14 years ago,” she added.

The ‘Thriller’ singer,who was 50,died from an apparent heart attack while Elvis collapsed at 42 and officially the cause was the same.

First published on: 27-06-2009 at 05:49:38 pm
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