Lisa Marie Presley: Michael Jackson afraid he would die like Elvis

Lisa Marie Presley, Michael Jackson’s first wife from 1994 – 1996, has posted a heartfelt and kind of chilling blog entry about her relationship with the late star and a conversation she had with him 14 years ago. Presley writes that Jackson told her that he was afraid that he would face a similar fate as her father, the late great Elvis Presley. Elvis passed at the age of 42 from what was first ruled a heart attack that was ultimately thought to have been caused by a prescription drug interaction. From the details that are coming out in the Michael Jackson case, his words to Lisa Marie may have been prophetic:

Years ago Michael and I were having a deep conversation about life in general.
I can’t recall the exact subject matter but he may have been questioning me about the circumstances of my Fathers Death.

At some point he paused, he stared at me very intensely and he stated with an almost calm certainty, “I am afraid that I am going to end up like him, the way he did.”

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.

14 years later I am sitting here watching on the news an ambulance leaves the driveway of his home, the big gates, the crowds outside the gates, the coverage, the crowds outside the hospital, the Cause of death and what may have led up to it and the memory of this conversation hit me, as did the unstoppable tears.
A predicted ending by him, by loved ones and by me, but what I didn’t predict was how much it was going to hurt when it finally happened.

The person I failed to help is being transferred right now to the LA County Coroners office for his Autopsy.
All of my indifference and detachment that I worked so hard to achieve over the years has just gone into the bowels of hell and right now I am gutted.

I am going to say now what I have never said before because I want the truth out there for once.
Our relationship was not “a sham” as is being reported in the press. It was an unusual relationship yes, where two unusual people who did not live or know a “Normal life” found a connection, perhaps with some suspect timing on his part. Nonetheless, I do believe he loved me as much as he could love anyone and I loved him very much.

I wanted to “save him” I wanted to save him from the inevitable which is what has just happened.
His family and his loved ones also wanted to save him from this as well but didn’t know how and this was 14 years ago. We all worried that this would be the outcome then…

The World is in shock but somehow he knew exactly how his fate would be played out some day more than anyone else knew, and he was right.

I really needed to say this right now, thanks for listening.


[From Lisa Marie Presley's MySpace blog via WeSmirch]

That must have been a huge burden to carry and Lisa Marie is probably relieved to get that out there. The way Presley frames her relationship with Jackson and describes what she went through at the time is very touching. (The part above is just an excerpt and you can read the entire entry on MySpace) We don’t know what kind of life this man lived in the past few years, or if the allegations against him had any merit, but we do know that there were many people who cherished him and that he was so much more than his public persona.

Initial autopsy is inconclusive, waiting for test results
An initial autopsy on Jackson has determined that there was no signs of foul play on the body and no “indication of any external trauma.” They are waiting for toxicology results, which may take another 4-6 weeks. Several people close to Jackson have said that he was a prescription drug addict, with an attorney who represented him in his child molestation case claiming that he warned the family in the last two years (link leads to video) that Jackson was abusing prescription medication. Deepak Chopra has also claimed that Jackson asked him for narcotics in 2005 while staying in one of his facilities. Adding to the evidence that Jackson abused prescription drugs is a 2007 lawsuit against Jackson for failing to pay an over $100,000 pharmacy bill. There are stories that Jackson received a Demerol injection shortly before his death.

Jackson’s doctor wanted for questioning; Demerol injection before death
The Los Angeles Police Department have impounded the car of Michael Jackson’s personal doctor in search of evidence As far as I can find, Jackson’s doctor is still wanted for questioning. The police met with Jackson’s family at one of his homes late yesterday.

There is also of the issue of custody of Jackson’s children, with Debbie Rowe expected to fight for custody of her two older children with Jackson, and Katherine Jackson, Michael’s mother, expected to fight back. There are a lot of complicated details in this case and the media storm is far from passing.

Update: There is conflicting information about whether police have yet talked to Jackson’s live-in doctor, Dr. Conrad Murray. People reports that detectives said on Friday that they “wish to meet and discuss the case with Murray,” but an AP report claims “they spoke with the doctor briefly Thursday and Friday and expected to meet with him again soon,” adding that they “do not consider him to be uncooperative at this time.”

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  1. justathought says:

    Sounds like LMP is saying that MJ had a substance abuse problem. In the past when a celebrity dies of a drug related sudden death ….I always call these deaths the ‘elvis syndrome’….this is where families, friends,staff,or agents…basically whoever surrounds these celebrity never do any intervention for fear of annihilation by the superstar. A shame. Like Elvis, Michael was a gifted rarity in the entertainment world and his legacy will live on. RIP.

  2. El Predicto says:

    Jackson died of over prescribed drugs as did Elvis…but at least he didnt do so on the toilet! Michael was known for “BEAT IT”, Elvis in his decline would simply EAT IT!

  3. teehee says:

    We fear for a reason- we create our own destinies.
    It wasnt so much a prophecy as it was his confession that he knew what path he was travelling down/going to be travelling, which is his choice.
    The only thing out of our control about our destinies or fates is that we sometimes makes decisions or choices for reasons that are out of our conscious control because we cant see into ourselves that deeply yet.
    Someone so outside of themselves, as Id guess child stars must live their lives, must have a lot that is out of their own inner grasp.

  4. Michelle says:

    Still a huge shock and a great loss. I hope Michael and all his family and loved ones can find peace. This is all going to become quite chaotic and messy.

  5. Cheyenne says:

    You can’t save someone who is hell-bent on destroying himself; if you’re in a relationship with such a person, all you can do is save yourself before they drag you down with them. I think Presley tried to help Michael but when she realized she was at risk of becoming engulfed in his problems she had sense enough to get out in time.

  6. Fan of none... says:

    An the thing is Elvis, Ledger, and Jackson all had seeming PROFESSIONALS giving them the drugs.
    And you can’t use the excuse that he went to different doctors, cuz this one LIVED with him.
    Screw the doctors’ Hippocratic Oath, huh?

  7. archiepelago says:

    The doctor was questioned late Friday night according to several news sources.. he was never ‘missing’.

  8. Llana says:

    This is so incredibly sad. I still can’t believe Michael Jackson is gone. Such a loss.

  9. Enonymous says:

    Well said teehee teehee, nicely summed up.

  10. Zoe (The Other One) says:

    Really sad. I must say I was one of the naysayers at the time when they married but that point in his life seemed to be when he was leading the most ‘normal’ life he possibly could. And there is no denying LMP obviously had feelings for him.

  11. lisa says:

    I live in Houston and this doctor closed his practice On June 15 for a “once in a life opportunity.” he had clinics in Vegas, 2 in Houston, San Antonio and San Diego. I’m confused why he didn’t stay at the hospital to sign death certificate.

  12. Kati says:

    This is exactly how I feel about my Mother. She died a week ago from the same thing. She was the same age as Michael. Their birthdays and their deaths were a week apart. So strange..

  13. Linda says:

    I hate to bust your bubble but the man’s been dead for two decades already. He just became one of the zombies in the Thriller music video.

  14. BlueSkies says:

    She’s full of it. Everyone knew he was gay including her. Yes, she loved him as you love your gay best friend or brother but it was all a PR stunt (remember their video together, topless?). She was always trying to become a music sensation and it never panned out for her. Why? Because she just isn’t attractive and talented.

  15. um says:

    i honestly believe michael was asexual and the 2 of them loved each other in a way that worked for them, but was not a sexual relationship.

  16. teehee says:

    You only believe the love you yourself are capable of.

  17. Natalie says:

    In 1993, Chandler told a psychiatrist and police that he and Jackson had engaged in sexual acts that included oral sex, the boy gave detailed description of Jackson’s genitals. The case was settled out of court for a reported $22 million, but the strain led Jackson to begin taking painkillers. Eventually he became addicted.

    Now maybe for the remorse of his death Chandler decides to tell us the truth. ” I never meant to lie and destroy Michael Jackson but my father made me to tell only lies. Now i can’t tell Michael how much i’m sorry and if he will forgive me ”.Evan Chandler was tape-recorded saying amongst other things, “If I go through with this, I win big-time. There’s no way I lose. I will get everything I want and they will be destroyed forever…

    Under the influence of a controversial father (Jordan Chandler) told his son to tell that Jackson had touched his penis.Jordan Chandler then told a psychiatrist and later police that he and Jackson had engaged in acts of kissing, masturbation and oral sex, as well as giving a detailed description of what he alleged were the singer’s genitals.
    ” Now for the first time i can’t bare to lie anymore. Michael Jackson didn’t do anything to me, all was my father lies to escape from being poor.”

  18. emily says:

    that’s just horrible. Escape of being poor by destroying someone’s reputation? That’s being poor, but of espirit…

  19. sowow says:

    this is crazy! Him AND Farrah lost on the same day! And i just found out Billy Mays died today too :( this is really sad.

  20. fizXgirl314 says:

    linda, i think it’s very cold to say that he was dead 2 decades ago. he may not have been producing hits for the public, but to his family and friends, i am sure he still had great value.

  21. Ursula says:

    That stupid boy lied and MJs life was ruined. I don’t care how he got to know MJs privates, it happens all the time, he could have peeped. Chandler and his father should be sued and ruined too.

  22. barneslr says:

    Ursula, we will never know the truth now, will we? Personally, I do believe he was guilty of his crimes against children, although I think he was so severely mentally ill that he genuinely didn’t know that what he was doing was wrong.

  23. shey says:

    Where is Lisa has she turned her back on Michael?

  24. shey says:


  25. sheila says:

    MJ is a true legend and he will live on. They wouldn’t leave him alone while he was alive and sadly there r many that will not leave him alone now he is gone.Unfortunately its his kids these people r hurting now and I wish u mj haters would wake up and realise that your nasty comments may perhaps be read by his children…isn’t that classed as psychological abuse???? And to think alot of people called MJ a child abuser!!
    I love you MJ!! I can’t believe you are gone and I wish with all of my heart that it wasn’t so….xoxoxo

  26. getreal says:

    get real folks, i loved the mans music very much, but pedofiles build things like neverland. After he paid the 22mil i heard him on natl tv defending sleeping with children and saying he will continue too even if the whole world doesnt understand. you know who talks like that? sick people. and it was from his own lips i heard it, not someone elses

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