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Jackson Predicted His Own Death

Updated on December 30, 2009

Michael Jackson appeared in London this week as a new waxwork in the famous Madame Tussauds museum while revelations that he predicted his own death emerged.

The new wax creation of the King of Pop was planned prior to his death – and was intended to be unveiled during his comeback tour in London.

The latest figure of Jackson at Madame Tussauds - depicts him in a pose displayed on the concert poster for the ‘This Is It’ tour - which was scheduled for London.

Jackson has now been immortalized in wax at the museum thirteen times.

The British monarch – Queen Elizabeth – is the only person to have been replicated more often with a record twenty sculptures to her name.

The New Waxwork Of Michael Jackson
The New Waxwork Of Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson had been due to play fifty concerts at London's O2 Arena. But many believe he was not prepared mentally or physically for such a grueling tour – stating that after such a lengthy period of inactivity, the hectic rehearsals and the copious amounts of prescription medication he was consuming were like bullets to his fifty-year-old heart.

But Jackson had already predicted his own end.

The day after his death, Lisa Marie Presley - who was married to Jackson from May 1994 to January 1996 – issued a statement.

According to Lisa Marie - Michael Jackson was convinced he would die in similar circumstances to her father - Elvis Presley.

Lisa also stated that she desperately tried to save him from his self-destruction - as did his family, but she became spiritually and mentally drained from the constant battle. Michael was an incredible force she said. 'When he used it for good, it was the best, but when he used it for bad, it was really, really bad.'

The shocking similarity surrounding her fathers death and that of Jackson overwhelmed Lisa – and flooded her mind with painful memories.

Her wish now is that he has finally found peace from his demons and turmoil.

'He knew exactly how his fate would be played out more than anyone else, and he was right.'



And The Similarities Continue:

Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson were both ridiculed by the press in the years prior to their deaths. They both held the music title of King, and were virtual recluses in the last years of their lives. Their physical appearance had transformed dramatically.

Prescription medication played a large part in their demise; as did the greed of the promoters and entourage who pushed these men beyond their physical and mental limits.

Recently, the internet has been flooded with reports of apparent sightings of Michael Jackson – the media was full of similar claims concerning Elvis Presley after his passing.

One writer has even had the audacity to state he has confirmation that Michael Jackson is very much alive and hiding out in a castle somewhere in Europe. Apparently when the time is right, Michael will appear and perform a ‘Back from the Dead’ tour for his fans.

Presley and Jackson fans no doubt believe their idols lived magical lives that few could imagine – yet the evidence seems to suggest that behind all the glitter and publicity both men had to deal with a world that both worshipped and condemned them. The toll on their mental health must have been enormous.

Sadly, while the celebrity machine continues to churn out money, it is just a matter of time before this scenario plays out again.

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  • sfrentz06 profile image

    sfrentz06 

    7 years ago from Sterling Heights, MI, USA

    Great hub! What legacies these men left behind.

  • MarkHall profile imageAUTHOR

    Mark Halliday 

    8 years ago from Australia

    Glad you liked it saddlerider1 - both men left the world a legacy of music that will survive long after you and I are gone.

    Long live the Kings :)

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    saddlerider1 

    8 years ago

    What a fascinating account of both Kings...King of Pop and the King of rock n roll. I adored them both and have followed them throughout their roller coaster careers. I agree with your comment about them both being on similar paths. Fame, wealth, eccentric,drugs and physical changes to their bodies. It's very sad, but I guess our maker put us here for a reason and I certainly enjoyed what they gave us and left us. A legacy of some of the best music of their time spent here with us. I rate this hub UP...excellent read.

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    Harlan Colt 

    8 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

    I never believed the allogations against Michael, I always believed it was simply greedy parents trying to get some money from him, which had they simply been his friend, he probably would have been very generous to them. I think he was a very lonely person, they say it is lonely at the top.

    Anyone in his position would have been driven to weirdness from all the pressure, expectations and greedy people around.

    - Harlan

  • MarkHall profile imageAUTHOR

    Mark Halliday 

    8 years ago from Australia

    Micheal Jackson was known as the King Of Pop - therein lies the two similarities in titles - Elvis and Michael both carried the tag of King - one for rock, one for pop.

    Hope that helps Phoebe - and thanks for dropping by :)

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    Phoebe Pike 

    8 years ago

    I thought he was considered the "prince" because Elvis was the king?

  • MarkHall profile imageAUTHOR

    Mark Halliday 

    8 years ago from Australia

    It's all quite silly really what some people will write in order to dupe an audience; Michael is gone - end of story. Thanks for taking the time to read my articles Shelly, I really appreciate it - and good luck with the ghost hunting :)

  • Shelly@G.P.R.G. profile image

    Shelly@G.P.R.G. 

    8 years ago

    I'd heard of the multiple accounts of Michael Jackson having been hiding out and not really dead but very much alive. But I've not heard about the "Back from the dead" tour. That's just stretching it way too far. Even if he's not dead - he faked it for a reason.

  • MarkHall profile imageAUTHOR

    Mark Halliday 

    8 years ago from Australia

    Thank you Lisa and Bluebird. He was indeed a very talented soul - but also incredibly tortured and fragile. As an adult, he appeared to be focussed on creating the childhood he never had. I can recall happier times, however, of listening to The Jackson Five on the radio - and watching a young boy the same age as myself on the television performing like a seasoned adult entertainer.

    This is the Michael Jackson I will remember :)

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    bluebird 

    8 years ago

    LisaG, I totally agree with you, the day will come...

    That's what I live for, for all people everywhere.

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    Lisakg 

    8 years ago from Caribbean

    It is really, really sad what happened to Michael. Whenever I think about him, I get emotional because he was so talented, yet it is like he lived in another world.

    But the day will come when he will be happy and live a much more purposeful and meaningful life.

    Good hub.

  • MarkHall profile imageAUTHOR

    Mark Halliday 

    8 years ago from Australia

    Thank you Brenda. :)

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    \Brenda Scully 

    8 years ago

    Enjoyed that have always been a big fan, and like the wax model, and the hub too it is great

  • MarkHall profile imageAUTHOR

    Mark Halliday 

    9 years ago from Australia

    Thanks Emo - :)

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    Sioux Ramos 

    9 years ago from South Carolina

    You are so right!

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