Michael Jackson predicted he would be murdered before his death of a drug overdose in 2009.
In handwritten notes, 13 messages declared: “They are trying to murder me” and “I am scared about my life.”
These letters supported the belief of many, including Jackson’s daughter Paris and sister La Toya, that the King of Pop was unlawfully killed.
The letters’ existence has been revealed by 34-year-old German businessman Michael Jacobshagen in an interview with Daphne Barak for Australian TV show Sunday Night. Jacobshagen maintained a two-decade-long friendship with the singer.
According to Jacobshagen, although the star was preparing for a tour at London’s O2, he begged Jacobshagen to fly from Germany to the US to be with him.
After flying out and spending three nights with the star, Jackson handed his friend the notes predicting his death.
Although the notes kept telling Jacobshagen “they” were trying to murder Jackson, the star never explained who “they” referred to. However, some notes have referred to concert promoters AEG who, at the time, were organizing Jackson’s London O2 residency.
One note said: “AEG. Make so much pressure to me… I’m scared about my life.”
Weeks later, the star was found dead due to an overdose of the sedative propofol.
Jacobshagen claimed Jackson had been using propofol for more than a decade to treat his insomnia.
Despite the claim, he has gone public with the notes now to support Jackson’s daughter Paris, who recently claimed her father was murdered.