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2009 Timeline for Michael Jackson

January : At the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Michael (with Blanket and Dr Tohme Tohme by his side), meets an AEG delegation headed by Philip Anschutz, its billionaire founder, AEG's chief executive Tim Leiweke, Randy Phillips, who heads up AEG Live and Paul Gongaware.
Michael signs a deal for 10 concerts in London next summer and he also accepts to submit to a rigorous medical check-up at his LA home.

January 06 : Dr Tohme Tohme confirms that Michael has leased a Bel Air mansion for $100,000 a month. Tohme Tohme says the pop icon wanted to be closer to "where all the action is" in the entertainment industry.

January 14 : Michael goes to see Dr Klein in Beverly Hills with Blanket.

January 30 : Christian Audigier visits Michael at his Bel Air home.

February 06 : Michael goes to see Dr Klein in Beverly Hills

February 07 : Michael goes to the Bel Air Hotel for a business meeting with Dr Tohme.

February 10 : Michael goes to see Dr Klein in Beverly Hills

February 13 : Michael hosts a party for Prince's 12th birthday at the Bel Air home.

February 18 : The medias reveal that Michael is in secret talks with AEG Live to stage his pop revival with up to 30 dates at the O2 arena in London.

February 21 : Michael hosts a party for Blanket 7th birthday at the Bel Air home.

February 27 : Michael goes shopping with Christian Audigier in L.A.

March 01 : In an interview to hollywood.tv, Christian Audigier reveals that Michael is about to go to London to give a press conference next march 05 in order to announce a new tour next summer!

March 03 : Michael lands via private jet of Harrod's owner Mohammed Al-Fayeds at Luton Airport, London around 2pm with Prince, Paris, Blanket and manager Dr Tohme Tohme.
They check in the hoyel Lanesborough, Park Lane.

March 04 : MJJ Productions, file a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on against Julien's Auction House. It claims founder Darren Julien promised to send Michael an inventory of sale items, but that the singer hasn't given permission to move them all.

The suit claims many of the items are "priceless and irreplaceable" and describes the attempt to sell them as "malicious, fraudulent, extreme, outrageous and without any legal justification whatsoever."

MJJ Productions authorized the auction house to remove the items from Jackson's Neverland Ranch, according to court documents, but not to sell them without Jackson's permission.

March 05 : Michael announces his last concerts in London beginning on July 08 during a short press conference at the O2 Arena. The event named "This Is It" .

The touring deal with concert promoter AEG Live was arranged by a Colony Capital associate Dr Tohme Tohme who has been Michael's manager and president of MJJ Productions for a year.
As part of the deal, AEG's corporate parent, Anschutz Corp., agreed to invest in a pet project of Mr. Jackson's, a 3-D feature film based on his song and music video "Thriller."
People close to the singer say that he is eager to return to work. "Between Anschutz and us, he's got plenty of capital," said Tom Barrack, Colony's chief executive. "He's serious, he's focused, he's healthy and he's listening."
To obtain insurance for the tour, AEG arranged for an independent physician to conduct a five-hour physical exam of Mr. Jackson. "He passed with flying colors," said AEG's Mr. Phillips.
"For the first time in his life, Michael Jackson has people around him who believe in him and look after him," said Dr. Tohme. "And are trying to help him and advance his career."

March 06 : Michael goes to see the musical "Oliver" at the Royal Theatre in London with Prince, Paris, Blanket as well as Mark Lester and his children Lucy, Harriet, Olivia & Felix.

March 08 : Michael and his entourage fly back to Los Angeles.

March 11 : Pre-sale begins on Ticketmaster for Michael's concerts. 40 dates are added.

Michael goes shopping in L.A.

March 13 : Tickets for Michael's 50 live dates at London's O2 arena sell out within 4 hours on Ticketmaster!

March 19 : Michael goes to see Dr Klein in Beverly Hills.

March 23 : Michael goes to his doctor's in Beverly Hills with Blanket.

April 1 : Michael goes to the Bel Air Hotel for a business meeting with Dr Tohme.

April 3 : Michael hosts a party for Paris's 11th birthday at the Bel Air home.
Grace attends the party and soon after she is "terminated" by Dr Tohme.

April 4 : Michael goes to Las Vegas where he and Kenny Ortega attend the show "Le Rêve" at the Wynn resort

April 9 : Michael goes shopping in Beverly Hills.

April 10 : Michael goes to the Bel Air Hotel for a business meeting.

April 13/14/15 : Auditions take place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood to select the dancers for Michael's upoming concerts. Michael attends the final call back on the 15th along with his choreographer Travis Payne and creative director Kenny Ortega. They select 6 men (with 4 understudies) and 2 women (with 2 understudies) on a 2-year contract to perform “national” and “international” venues on the “This Is It” tour

April 14 : LOS ANGELES – A collection of Michael Jackson's possessions from Neverland Ranch is safe from the auctioneer's gavel now that the pop singer and Julien's Auction House have reached a settlement to their dispute over whether 2,000 items were ever intended for sale.

Specific terms were not disclosed. But, in short, Jackson keeps his things, while Julien's keeps its exhibition, which was open to the public and originally meant to promote next week's sale.

"There was so much interest from so many of Jackson's fans that instead of putting the items in the hands of private collectors, Dr. Tohme and Julien's Auction House have made arrangements that will allow the collection to be shared with and enjoyed by Jackson's fans for many years to come," read a joint statement from Jackson spokesman Dr. Tohme R. Tohme and auction organizer Darren Julien.

Jackson's production company, MJJ Productions, sued Julien in early March, seeking to halt the sale by arguing that Jackson hadn't authorized it. A judge blocked one effort by MJJ Productions to cancel it earlier this month, and another was scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday for an injunction.

"I believe both sides are pleased with the resolution," Julien said Tuesday by telephone.

Julien has said he spent $2 million organizing the sale, which another auctioneer estimated could have fetched $12 million after its April 22 start. The exhibition in Beverly Hills costs $20 to attend, and auction catalogues — a $50 single volume and $200, five-volume boxed set — were still selling, Julien said.

The statement also said MJJ Productions and Julien's Auction House would be making a "substantial" donation to MusiCares to benefit artists in need.

Julien said all of Jackson's possessions, which the auction house took directly from the Neverland Ranch property, would be returned to the pop singer. He would not say where they would be taken.

April 20 : Michael starts the rehearsals for the "This Is It' concerts at Center Staging in Burbank, California with Kenny Ortega & Travis Payne. Michael Bush & Karen Faye are back in the MJ TEAM.

April 21 & 22 : Michael goes shopping in Beverly Hills.

April 27 : Michael goes shopping in Beverly Hills with Prince, Paris & Blanket.

The 2nd week of rehearsals begins at Center Staging.

May 4 : The 3rd week of rehearsals begins at Center Staging.

May 5 : Raymone Bain, Michael's former manager and spokersperson, files a lawsuit in Washington D.C claiming breach of contract; quantum meruit and unjust enrichment and she asks for 44 millions $.

Dr. Tohme Tohme is officially terminated as Michael's manager and disbarred from having any subsequent affiliation with him or any of his numerous established entities (including MJJ Productions and the newer MJJ Kingdom).

Michael hires Frank Dileo as his new manager.

May 11 : The 4th week of rehearsals begins at Center Staging.

May 12 : AEG issues a press release to officially announce Kenny Ortega as the show producer. Along with the press release is a new picture of Michael & Ortega during the rehearsals.

May 13 : Michael hires magician Ed Alonzo to work on the This Is It show.

May 14 : Michael, Prince, Paris & Blanket attend Katherine & Joe 60th wedding anniversary at Indian restaurant Chakra in Beverly Hillswith the whole family (Jackie, Rebbie, Tito, Jermaine, LaToya, Marlon, Randy, Janet and their children)

May 15 : Beverly Hills, CA, - In an official statement issued today The Jacksons (Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy Jackson) have denied they were in any way involved with a proposed Jackson 5 reunion concert in Texas on July 3rd claimed this week by New Jersey concert promoters AllGood Entertainment.

According to The Jackson’s manager, Danny O’Donovan, The Jacksons, were never approached about participating in the purported Texas concert event with Michael and sister, Janet.

Michael attends a business meeting at the Beverly Hills Hotel with his parents Joe & Katherine and his children Prince, Paris & Banket.

Later he goes shopping with the kids and also visits Dr Klein in Beverly Hills.

May 17 : Michael goes to an art festival in Beverly Hills with Prince, Paris & Blanket.

May 18 : A new video is premiered on http://www.michaeljacksonlive.com (http://mjjtimeline.over-blog.com/ext/http://www.michaeljacksonlive.com/) showing the dancers'auditions.

The 5th week of rehearsals begins at Center Staging.

May 19 : Michael visits American Idol's rehearsals at to the Nokia Theatre.
Then he visits Dr Klein in Berverly Hills.

May 20 : Kenny Ortega and Randy Phillips announce in a press conference that the 4 opening shows have been rescheduled due to production.
The opening night is now July 13th.

In a letter signed by Michael, Leonard Rowe is preventing from working or speaking on his behalf.

May 21 : Michael visits Dr Klein in Berverly Hills.

May 25 : The 6th week of rehearsals begins at Center Staging.

June 01 : The 7th week of rehearsals begins. The team leaves Center Staging for a bigger place : The Forum in Inglewood, California

Michael visits Dr Klein in Berverly Hills with Blanket. The curls are back!

June 01-11 : In Culver Studios in Culver City Michael shoots The Dome Project which consists seven works: Smooth Criminal (Jackson inserted into classic 2D black-and-white film noir chase sequence); Thriller (3-D movie starting in a haunted house with a ghostly image of Vincent Price, then moving into a graveyard where the dead awaken); Earth Song (3D short film featuring little girl who wanders through rain forest, takes a nap and dreams of the splendor of nature, and awakens to find the natural world has been devastated); They Don't Care About Us (a/k/a Drill, 2D film in which a sea of soldiers march in unison; 10 male dancers replicated hundreds of times); MJ Air (3-D movie in which a 707 jet pulls into the frame; hole was to open in screen for Michael Jackson to enter; jet flies away); The Final Message (3-D movie of little girl from rain forest embracing the earth); and The Way You Make Me Feel (2D theatrical background featuring male dancers fashioned as historical construction workers.

June 03 : Michael goes to Culver Studios with Prince, Paris & Kenny Ortega.

June 08 : The 8th week of rehearsals begins at the Forum.

June 09 : Michael visits Dr Klein in Berverly Hills.

June 15 : The 9th week of rehearsals begins at the Forum.

June 16 : Michael visits Dr Klein in Berverly Hills.

This week, local D.C. attorney Henry W. Asbill of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP appeared in court to represent Michael Jackson against the charges filed by Raymone Bain.
Also, three additional attorneys from the New York firm have been arranged to help work on the case pro hac vice (as they aren't legally licensed to practice law in D.C.) alongside Mr. Asbill, including Frank C. Salzano, Donna L Gordon, and most notably L. Londell McMillan.
It is now expected that a response to the suit will be filed before the 10-day default notice is up--later this week, and that no default judgment will be awarded.

John Banca is re-hired as Michael's lawyer.

June 22 : Michael & the TII team resume the rehearsals at the Staples Center in L.A.

June 23 : Michael's rehearsals at the Staples Centers are filmed.

June 24 : Michael rehearses for the last time at the Staples Center.

June 25 : Michael's personal doctor Dr. Conrad R. Murray calls 911 at 12:21 PM and says he discovered Michael is distress a half hour before.
Michael is taken by ambulance to UCLA Medical Center.
Katherine, LaToya, Jermaine, Randy, Prince, Paris, Blanket, Frank Dileo & Dr Tohme go to the hospital where they learn Michael's death!
Jermaine announces the tragic news in a short speech to the press.
Michael's body is taken by helicopter to the coroner's office.
Prince, Paris & Blanket are taken to Hayvenhurst where the whole Jackson family gets together.

Larry King Live special on CNN with Suzanne DePasse among others

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29-03-2010, 02:02 AM
June 26 : An autopsy is done on Michael's body.

Joe & Rebbie arrive from Las Vegas and go to Hayvenhurst.
Janet arrives from Atlanta and goes to Hayvenhurst.
LaToya goes to Michael's house to take his personal belongings.
Michael's tragic death is on the cover of every newsparers in the world

Larry King Live special on CNN with Miko Brando, Liza Minneli, Deepak Choprah and Berry Gordy among others

June 27 : Grace arrives from London and goes to Hayvenhurst to be with the kids.

Janet sends moving trucks to Michael's home in Bel Air.

June 28 : Daphne Barak publishes Grace confessions in the Sunday Times UK.

Joe Jackson attends the BET Awards ceremony who turns into a Michael Jackson tribute show.
Janet makes a surprise appearance at the end where she gives a short emotional speech on behalf of the Jackson family thanking everyone for their support;

June 29 : Katherines gets temporary custody (http://mjjtimeline.over-blog.com/ext/http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i8ad4d9b4af9acc934516500371dffb48)of Prince, Paris & Blanket in a Los Angeles court. She also files a claim on Michael’s estate, saying he without a will.

Larry King Live special on CNN with Miko Brando and Lou Ferrigno among others

June 30 : Larry King Live special on CNN with Miko Brando and London Mc Millan among others.


July 1 : Michael’s will is filed today in Los Angeles Surrogate Court.
It names Katherine as the legal guardian of Prince, Paris & Blanket (or Diana Ross if Katherine is not able) and John BRANCA, John McCLAIN and Barry SIEGEL as co-Executors of the Will.

Larry King Live special on CNN with Mark Geragos among others

July 2 : Over two minutes of footage from Michael's tour rehearsal -- taken just two days before he died -- has been released by AEG, showing the legend rocking out to his song "They Don't Care About Us."

AEG and reps for the Jackson family just announced a memorial service for Michael Jackson will take place at the Staples Center on Tuesday July 07 at 10:00 AM.

11,000 tickets will be distributed free of charge to the general public -- a press conference will be held tomorrow morning to address the situation further.

Larry King Live special on CNN live from Neverland with Miko Brando, Jermaine Jackson and Gotham Choprah among others

July 3 : Larry King Live special on CNN live from Neverland with Miko & Karen Brando, Kenny Ortega, Travis Payne and Gotham Choprah among others

July 6 : The Jackson family has an open coffin viewing of Michael's body at Forest Lawn cemetary with Karen Faye and Michael Bush' s help to make Michael look beautiful for eternity.

July 7 : Frank Cascio gives an interview on Good Morning America.

The whole Jackson family and friends attend a private memorial early in the morning at Forest Lawn cemetary.

Then they go to the public memorial at the Staples Center in downtown L.A.
The tribute show is aired live all around the wolrd
At the end of the tribute show, the Jackson family and all the artist perform We Are The World and Heal The World with Prince, Paris and Blanket.
Paris ends the tribute with a moving speech calling Michael "the best daddy you could ever imagine" before breaking in Janet's arms.

The guest list includes among others :

Katherine Jackson, Joe Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson, Paris Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II (Blanket) Rebbie Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, LaToya Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Randy Jackson, Janet Jackson, Austin Brown, Stacee Brown Salas, Rex Salas, London Blue Salas, Yashi Brown, Nathaniel Brown, Siggy Jackson, Brandi Jackson, Taj Jackson, Taryll Jackson, TJ Jackson, Royal Jackson, Jermaine Jackson II, Autumn Jackson, Jaimy Jackson, Jeremy Jackson, Jourdynn Jackson, Donte Jackson, Jaafar Jackson, Jermajesty Jackson, Brittny Jackson, Valencia Jackson, Marlon Jackson Jr, Genevieve Jackson, Steveanna Jackson, Randy Jackson Jr, Levon Jackson, Elijah Jackson, Rijo Jackson, Simone Jackson, Michelle Jackson, Antony Jackson, Brent Jackson, Jeffré Philips, Frank Dileo, Grace Rwaramba, Omer Bhatti, Dominic Cascio, Connie Cascio, Dominic Cascio Jr, Frank Cascio, Eddie Cascio, Marie Nicole Cascio, Aldo Cascio, Anton Schleiter, Francescka Schleiter, Miko Brando, Karen Brando, Shane Brando, Prudence Brando, Mark Lester, Todd Bridges, Corey Feldman, Chris Tucker, Evvy Tavasci, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Usher; Kobe Bryant, Jesse Jackson, Mariah Carey, Andrae Crouch Choir, Berry Gordy, Jennifer Hudson, Shaheen Jafargholi, Magic Johnson, Martin Luther King III, Bernice A. King, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Rev. Al Sharpton, Brooke Shields, Pastor Lucious Smith, Stevie Wonder, Wesley Snipes, Kim Porter, Nicole Richie,Spike Lee,, Louis Farrakhan, Ja’net Dubois, Eddie Holland, Freda Payne, David Gest, Joe Frazier, Sean, Diddy” Combs, Don King, Martin Bander, Tommy Mottola, Mickey Rooney, Dionne Warwick, Levar Burton, Telma Hopkins, Lou Ferrigno, Mike Tyson, John Landis, Wayne Nagin, Mike Lapperuque, Anil Kapoor, Shana Mangatal, Evan Ross, Riley Keough, Chris Brown, The Kardashians, Debbie Allen, Brian Oxman, Raymone Bain, Tohme Tohme Lil Kim, Brett Ratner, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Akon, Suzanne DePasse, Nathan East, Paulinho DaCosta.Basheer, Michael Amir, Faheem, the This Is It Team (Michael Bearden, Alfred Dunbar, Roger Bashiri Johnson, Jonathan Moffett, Thomas Organ, Orianthi Panagaris, and Morris Pleasure,Judith Hill, Dorian Holley, Darryl Phinnesse,Kenneth Stacey; Kenny Ortega, Travis Payne, Anthony Testa, Stacey Walker; Karen Faye Heinze, Michael Bush, Nicholas Bass, Daniel Celebre, Mekia Cox, Christopher Grant, Misha Hamilton, Shannon Holtzapffel, Devin Jamieson, Charles Klapow, Ricardo Reid, Danielle Rueda Watts, Tyne Stecklein, and Timor Steffens)

Following the memorial at Staples, the family has a lunch reception at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel ballroom with a couple hundred of their nearest and dearest.

Larry King Live special on CNN with Miko Brando, Patti Austin, Gotham Choprah and Dionne Warwick among others.

July 8 : Larry King Live special on CNN with Dr Arnold Klein

July 12 : In a new shocking interview to UK journalist Caroline Graham from The Mail On Sunday, LaToya tells the world "my brother was murdered".

July 14 : Joe Jackson gives an interview to ABC's show Primetime.
Katherine, Rebbie & Grace take Prince, Paris, Blanket & Jermajesty to a Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in L.A.

July 20 : Joe Jackson gives an interview to Larry King Live from Las Vegas. Leonard Rowe is also interviewed.

July 21 : Sony Pictures is in final negotiations to acquire the film that will be made out of Michael’s rehearsals for his “This Is It” concert tour for $60 millions.
Sony and AEG Live have set the release date for Halloween week: Friday, Oct. 30.

July 22 : Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyer, Ed Chernoff, releases a statement about today's raid at the doc's office -- saying law enforcement officials were searching for evidence "of the offense of manslaughter."

"We can confirm that a search warrant was executed today on Dr. Murray's offices in Houston, Texas. We reviewed the warrant and remained on the premises while the search was being executed.

The search was conducted by members of the DEA, two Robbery – Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department and Houston Police officers.

The search warrant authorized law enforcement to search for and seize items, including documents, they believed constituted evidence of the offense of manslaughter.

July 24 : Jermaine performs "Smile" during a Michael's tribute during the Save The World Awards in Vienna, Austria and he accepts an award on behalf of Michael.

July 28 : La Toya is releasing a new single called "Home" on iTunes in Michael's memory.
All proceeds will go to AIDS Project Los Angeles, one of Michael's favorite charities.

July 30 : A custody deal is reached betwenn Katherine & Debbie regarding Prince & Paris.

Under terms of the custody agreement, Katherine will retain guardianship over the children, as Michael 's 2002 will stipulated, lawyers for both parties confirmed.

Debbie will have visitation rights whose frequency will be determined by a child psychologist to be jointly selected, and jointly paid, by both Katherine & her.

The agreement, which will be presented to a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge on August 3rd for approval, does not include an additional compensation for Debbie other than what she has already received in prior settlements with Michael.

“The parties engaged in a dignified discussion that resulted in a dignified outcome," said Eric George, Rowe's attorney. "The sole consideration between the parties was the best interests of the children."

L. Londell McMillan and Diane Goodman, attorneys for Jackson said the Jackson family was "pleased this matter is resolved and was handled in a caring, thoughtful and courteous manner

Kai Chase, Michael's chef from March 2009 to his death gives interview on the Today Show and Larry King Live revealing her experience of the day Michael died in his home.

August : Michael is on the cover of EBONY, SISTER 2 SISTER and VANITY FAIR tribute issues.

August 2 : Prince & Blanket go to an L.A bookstore with aunt Alejandra, cousins Jaafar & Jermajesty and Omer Bhatti.

August 3 : Katherine goes to the Los Angeles Superior Court with Rebbie, LaToya & Randy where the judge names her permanent guardian of Prince, Paris & Blanket.
The Judge also grants visitation rights for Debbie Rowe as well as spousal support based on the agreement she struck with Michael several years ago.

August 4 : Frank Dileo is a guest on Larry King Live on CNN.

August 6 : LaToya gives her first TV interview about Michael's death on German TV Show RED.

August 7 : Jermaine is a guest on Larry King Live on CNN.

2009 PART 1 - le blog mjjtimeline (http://mjjtimeline.over-blog.com/article-26529471.html)

29-03-2010, 04:12 PM
DI thanks for posting! :)

This timeline is very important.

29-03-2010, 04:35 PM
Wow! Great research. Thank you very much for posting!

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02-05-2010, 04:37 AM

03-05-2010, 05:34 PM
Anyone got a link to this? -

July 7 : Frank Cascio gives an interview on Good Morning America.
I searched on youtube and can't find it.

All I can find is a 30 sec video of Debbie which has commentary saying
With many opposed to her decision to battle for the children, family friend Frank Cascio recently voiced his thoughts that the court should honor Jackson's last will and grant custody to his mother Katherine Jackson.

"Those kids need to be with Katherine and the family," Cascio told "Good Morning America". "That's who they need to be with. Not with Debbie."

05-05-2010, 09:08 AM
Anyone got a link to this? - I searched on youtube and can't find it.

All I can find is a 30 sec video of Debbie which has commentary sayingNot yt, but ABC GMA:

1.) "Jackson Friend Says Rowe Should Not Get Kids"
"My kids don't call me Mom because I don't want them to." (http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/MichaelJackson/story?id=8020488&page=1)

(ignore the first 30 sec.) vid: 1.11 min.

from Schaffels film, 2003
Schaffel sued Fox News (http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=9513765) , TMZ (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/02/24/2828661.htm) , I guess you can't find more vids now

2.) to your quote ^^

"Befriending Michael Jackson -- Longtime Pal Says King of Pop Yearned for Normalcy"

Those kids need to be with Katherine and the family (http://a.abcnews.com/GMA/MichaelJackson/story?id=8020392&page=1)

vid: 3.15 min. (after the middle)

11-06-2010, 10:11 PM
i'm curious..does anyone know, within the timeline, when Michael hired Dr. Murray?

11-06-2010, 10:28 PM
i'm curious..does anyone know, within the timeline, when Michael hired Dr. Murray?

I thought he was hired before 2009, wasn't he?

11-06-2010, 10:34 PM
I thought he was hired before 2009, wasn't he?
We are not 100% sure when Michael hired him. This is still a mystery. :mello:

11-06-2010, 11:14 PM
I thought he was hired before 2009, wasn't he?

i'm just thinking about Randy Phillips saying that Michael insisted upon Dr. Murray. i'm just wondering when Phillips said that Michael insisted upon him.

13-06-2010, 02:17 PM
Nothing about how Michael Jackson passed from us makes any sense.