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Lisa Marie Presley: "Michael Knew He Would Die Like This"

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Under the title He Knew., Michael Jackson's ex-wife, Lisa Marie Presley, took to her MySpace blog to record some very touching words.

She says:

"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.

At that time, In trying to save him, I almost lost myself.

He was an incredibly dynamic force and power that was not to be underestimated.

When he used it for something good, It was the best and when he used it for something bad, It was really, REALLY bad.

Mediocrity was not a concept that would even for a second enter Michael Jackson's being or actions.

I became very ill and emotionally/ spiritually exhausted in my quest to save him from certain self-destructive behavior and from the awful vampires and leeches he would always manage to magnetize around him.

I was in over my head while trying.

I had my children to care for, I had to make a decision.

The hardest decision I have ever had to make, which was to walk away and let his fate have him, even though I desperately loved him and tried to stop or reverse it somehow.

After the Divorce, I spent a few years obsessing about him and what I could have done different, in regret.

Then I spent some angry years at the whole situation.

At some point, I truly became Indifferent, until now.

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 happen 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.

Any ill experience or words I have felt towards him in the past has just died inside of me along with him.

He was an amazing person and I am lucky to have gotten as close to him as I did and to have had the many experiences and years that we had together.

I desperately hope that he can be relieved from his pain, pressure and turmoil now.

He deserves to be free from all of that and I hope he is in a better place or will be.

I also hope that anyone else who feels they have failed to help him can be set free because he hopefully finally is.

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.

~LMP"

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196 comments to “Lisa Marie Presley: "Michael Knew He Would Die Like This"”

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  1. 1

    How unfortunate…he was just starting to get his life back.



  2. 2

    This is the most heartfelt thing I have ever read and it's really interesting insight into the life of Michael the human. I feel she is being really sincere.



  3. 3

    nice sentiment really



  4. 4

    Wow.



  5. 5

    Very eloquent and moving. I'm hopeful that his spirit has found the peace he could never find in this world. He deserves rest.



  6. 6

    Wow, very eloquent and well written. You should hire her.. maybe so many people wouldn't hate you and want to punch you … again.



  7. 7

    She shouldn't blame herself. If he worried about it or 'knew' he should have fought harder to change it so he didn't end up like Elvis. I truly hope he is resting now and at peace, and I hope she finds some peace as well, as well as his family.



  8. 8

    how heartbreaking…



  9. 9

    oh perez, no writing on the picture now?



  10. 10

    Poor Lisa Marie. I hope his family and friends can find some measure of peace.



  11. 11

    wow touching, I never thought it would end like this not this year or next or even the next ten years. I always thought he would live to be 70 or 80 yrs. ALL THE GREEDY PEOPLE AND COURT CASES CAN FINALLY DIE NOW. LET HIM REST IN PERFECT PEACE!



  12. 12

    That's it! Direct everyone's attention to someone else's blog to cover your fat arse!! Nice going!! I hope you know that your blog about MJ faking has probably killed your sorry career! Go back to doing what you do best…being a flaming, big mac eating biatch!



  13. 13

    S o u t e r n 4 l i f e - d o t - c o m reports :
    "Matthew Sheppard Foundation refuses Perez Hilton's donation of proceeds of his lawsuit.
    The Matthew Sheppard Foundation was surprised to learn that blogger Perez Hilton announced his plans to donate to our organization the proceeds of a lawsuit he is contesting over an altercation which has been widely reported in recent days.
    ……
    Because the lawsuit presumably involves the physical attack prompted by Mr. Hilton's admitted use of anti-gay slur, The Foundation will be unable to accept any funds obtained in such a manner."
    ——————————————————————————



  14. 14

    So glad to hear they loved each other.

  15. arta says – reply to this


    15

    This is bull shit only part of it is in quotes..wtf kind of media info is this



  16. 16

    NEXT



  17. 17

    The conspiracy theorists are out already! It's not even 24 hours.



  18. 18

    I am very thankful for Lisa Marie for saying that. It is no surprise that Michael had a problem with prescription drugs during the first allegations between 1993-94. Him and Lisa became very close during that time, and Lisa tried to help him get through that time. People need to realize that Michael was human, and he lived under a microscope his whole life, and like many other humans he at one time turned to medications to eaze his physical and emotional pain. This was a problem that Michael had acknowledged in the past, he also wrote a song called "Morphine" where he somewhat touches on this issue. Michael's sudden and untimely passing could possibly be due to some of the past problems that he had, but whatever it is I am just devestated that he is gone. What do we do now? Who do we look to? I pray for his kids, and his family and I want to thank Lisa for this blog and clearing up one of the many rumors that consumed their relationship. They did love each other. Michael had alot of love for people, even for those who bashed his name throughout the years.



  19. 19

    Beautifully written. Thank you Lisa Marie.



  20. 20

    :( its so sad.. r.i.p xxxxxxxxxxxx



  21. 21

    he was killed by his doctor who injected too much ****** He will pay for this

    Sad sad….. :(

  22. Argie says – reply to this


    22

    Wow!!!!!



  23. 23

    wow. that was touching. i believe they had a real, true, deep relationship. hes in God's arms now. may he rest in peace.



  24. 24

    I'm really glad Lisa Marie finally cleared up once and for all what she has said all along, that their marriage was not faked. She also defended Michael against the allegations, even when she was angry at him. She's been very brave from the very beginning and I'm so sad she had to go through all of this again. RIP, MJ. One thing that's sure about Michael, he may not have had friends that genuinely cared about him, but he found two ex-wives that truly loved him for him and for that he was a blessed man.

  25. obama says – reply to this


    25

    Wow. Well put. She's definitely done some growing.



  26. 26

    i am rally sad he is gone, he was such an inspiration to so many musicians, now he's in a better place… and he left us so many great songs..
    thank you michael

  27. FMB says – reply to this


    27

    Sincere, beautiful, truthful words about the REAL Michael…Thank you Lisa-Marie for sharing this…Isn't it amazing, the world reaction EVERYONE is feeling right now…Hasn't been this type of emotion about a death since Lady Diana.



  28. 28

    Very touching and it is very common that we, women, are always trying to "save" or "fix" or "change" our men. I perfectly understand her feelings at this time. I am sure she was in love with MJ because that is exactly what we, women, do when we love a man. Unfortunately most of the time men do not change…



  29. 29

    Re: karenkski – U SH*T 4 BRAINS A** BROAD



  30. 30

    Thank you Lisa, for sharing this with us. This whole experience is heartbreaking. Hang in there.



  31. 31

    This was truly lovely to read. I watched Lisa on Oprah way back when and she seems very honest. I think we need more posts like this.

    Regardless of his faults he was an inspiration to many. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Michael will be missed. He opened many doors for artists.



  32. 32

    much will be revealed about michael jackson's tragic struggles. lisa marie's words were kind as it was sad. condolences to all this family members and loved ones.

    i am hoping perez will take this as a lesson and not be to quick to lash out cruelly because he believes being bitchy will get and keep readers. when people are struggling with addiction, they become utterly insecure. if they are of the new generation, they will log onto peak at what perez has to say. your words, perez, are often extremely unfair and hurtful. and people are affected deeply by this.

    take some responsibility. you cannot have it both ways: 1) i'm so famous everyone reads my blog and i'm this huge multi-media machine; 2) i'm not responsible for hurt feelings or social change, my words cannot have that kind of impact.

    you know darn well your words have huge impact so be careful. be careful what you say about people and know what you say influences thousands. maybe this is where you and MJ are the same, when you're thoughtful, you can do great things, when you're irresponsible, lots of harm comes about.



  33. 33

    Omg thats hard to read =(



  34. 34

    wow…that was really heartfelt…now all u fuckers tht talk shit can shut the fuck up now cuz hes dead let him rest in peace….and i think its ironic how all these ppl who talked shit about him are now sayin how much of a inspiration he was to them….haha



  35. 35

    Lisa, what the fuck are you talking about.Your dad grew up loving what the laws forbid back in those days.Michael Jackson finally made it (worldwide) acceptible to love someone out of your own skincolor!Elvis never did a tune encouraging interracial love!Never!Stop comparing your dad to MJ!Your father never made it to the 70`s babies.MJ did.And if you trully loved him,then why did you break up with him????????



  36. 36

    Lisa was trying to save him with Scientology. Plain and simple. The "Church" ALWAYS goes after the big money. Prove me wrong LM.

  37. 6one9 says – reply to this


    37

    Good for Lisa Marie!! Getting this off her chest will probably do her some good.
    Too bad no one could "get" to MJ and make him go for treatment! DRUGS SUCK!!!



  38. 38

    Wow, that is horrible. Very powerful words from someone who is a lot of pain right now. And BTW lay off Perez for what was originally posted at least he didn't put up the ambulance photo like ET did. That was tasteless and no matter what you think of Perez he calls them like he sees them right or wrong but at least he has some respect.



  39. 39

    Re: MJ fan59 – very nice pic of MJ. He looks very handsome! I wish he stayed looking like that! :(



  40. 40

    She is an angel and I really think that they had something So God Bless Her for having a kind heart. and Shame on you Perez. It was totally disgraceful to say the things that you said

  41. Six says – reply to this


    41

    I loved reading this! It was so heartfelt and sincere. The two biggest deaths in our century, Elvis and Michael and she had relations with both. Pretty interesting on many levels. She was 9 years when her father passed away, Wow!



  42. 42

    Lisa is a wonderful person and it was so touching of her to take the time to write such a heartfelt message while she is greiving along with the rest of the world.



  43. 43

    Wow, I had no idea MJ was on pills and like that. this is shocking that he said he'll die like Elvis. Reminds me so much of Marilyn. I thought he was different and would never become victim to them, partly because I knew he was so into a "pure, healthy" lifestyle. lisa marie has finally shed light on their relationship. i always wondered if it was for real or stunt, and now i know that it was for real, but they prbbly didn't marry for conventional reasons.



  44. 44

    WOW touching!



  45. 45

    Wow. So eloquent and heartfelt. Glad to hear the "human"' side of MJ



  46. 46

    Re: Tiny Beech – I agree Perez you have hurt a lot of people including his family and fans!



  47. 47

    Wow! sounds very heartfelt and honest! I guess he was really beyond saving, I don't think anyone coulld have saved him looks like, shame!



  48. 48

    .
    Beautifully written.
    Lisa Marie reinforces some of the things we already knew about Mj.
    His talents were unmatchable, but his flaws and demons were even bigger.
    From such a messed-up life came the greatest of entertainers.
    So sad.



  49. 49

    Re: SMELLS LIKE FISH
    .
    Just curious, # 49: You're an "insider" who would know these things
    first-hand?



  50. 50

    Why is everyone ragging on PH for doubting this story when it first came out~ given MJ's track record of lunacy, I would have doubted it too!!! I'm sorry that he's dead, it's a shame, but he had a long history of making up drama and shit so it's not so horrible that he doubted it at first!!! I hate people's hypocricy when people die all of a sudden it's like they were perfect. MJ was a very sick man physically & mentally for a very long time prior to yesterday!



  51. 51

    Re: L.BOOSE BOO!
    hee hee haa haa
    tee hee hee hee
    Come on people…be real
    HIS NOSE WAS HELD ON BY TAPE! Am I lying??????



  52. 52

    F*ck. This makes me want to cry. Such a damn tragedy.



  53. 53

    I like hearing from Lisa Marie and Elizabeth Taylor…

    They actually knew him.
    Debbie Row knows him better then Madonna too.

    I think Madonna has said mean things about him in the past.

    Why pay attention to Madonna anymore - it's all sick with her.

    lol.



  54. 54

    Re: L.BOOSE BOO!
    wooooo hoooooo
    Me and Perez are in the same category!
    hee hee haaa haaa



  55. 55

    Re: Haagen-Dazs – well too bad for them. I am pretty sure that other organizations will gladly accepted to feed poor children, to help disabeld kids, etc. there are millions of options. The main point here is that Perez is not trying to keep the money for himself. I love you Perez



  56. 56

    Elvis - the True king - went out on a throne.

    Not Michael.



  57. 57

    Wow, very well said. Just gained a lot of respect for LMP



  58. 58

    Re: L.BOOSE BOO! – My god, by writing these kind of comments you are obviously showing that you are not better than Perez. I am sorry for you, your life must be so miserable that you are spending your precious time here, in Perez site, writing comments full of hate. Fix your life first



  59. 59

    A truly heartfelt response from a lady who once knew him very well. It sounds like thier relationship was very difficult and she left him for her kids sake. I hope she forgives herself and moves on.



  60. 60

    Wow. So profound, LMP.



  61. 61

    Even though I am deeply saddened by the passing of Farrah and Michael, I hadn't cried yet…until now. Lisa Marie's words are so touching - I especially love these words,
    -
    -
    "It was an unusual relationship yes, where two unusual people who did not live or know a "Normal life" found a connection…"
    -
    -
    What beautiful words from a beautiful human being. My thoughts are with Lisa Marie and all of Michael's family and friends.



  62. 62

    SO SAD R*I*P MICHEAL JACKSON



  63. 63

    Re: SMELLS LIKE FISH – You're a hateful person - karma will bite you in the ass.



  64. 64

    Guias Local will miss Michael Jackson, comments are "Off the Wall" on the internet. Anyone who is hateful "Beat It". Give Michael Jackson the respect he deserves. For years to come Michael, we are going to "Rock With You". I guess it is "Human Nature" for us to be sad. "Say Say Say" all you want Michael's music will be around for a hundred years. Michael we heard you "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin" with a comeback. This is a chapter in a movie"Thriller" of a "Smooth Criminal" that stole our heart with great music, made by a music legend a "Man in the Mirror". Michael Jackson, we will miss you. Much love R.I.P.



  65. 65

    wow, that was so heartfelt, i almost started cying at the end. i was one of the people who thought that their marrige was so strange(but i never thought it was a sham) sweet that she still felt somekind of something for him, even if she didnt love him the same way.
    my deepest condolances to his whole(entire ) family, bis kids, his parents, siblings evryone, he was truly the greatest entertainer



  66. 66

    Honey - even Elizabeth Taylor couldn't help him…she took him
    to re-hab in England & everything.

    Don't be so hard on yourself.

    By the way - Elvis died on what some deem as the throne.
    In my mind he was on a throne.
    Michael didn't. I am trying to respect your Dad…
    but that's what happened.

    You have an amazing voice!

    Sorry for your loss.

    Love you!



  67. 67

    That was really well written.



  68. 68

    Re: karenkski – Hey, can u just not b so mean. For goodness sakes he passed away at least give him sum respect! He has made mistakes like any huma



  69. 69

    Re: karenkski – An immature comment like this can only come from a mind of a child. Seriously, get off the internet and go hit some books.



  70. 70

    That is very sweet and also very heartbreaking at the same time. R.I.P M.J



  71. 71

    Re: Tiny Beech – totally agree with you! go on MARIO we're all waiting. and why call yourself perez? i think mario is a nice name. oh i get it, u wanna be a hilton right. ha hilton wannabe



  72. 72

    when i heard the actual announcement on
    my local news… i started cryingg.

    still, as im watchin CNN talk about the whole mess,
    i still cannot believe it.

    it sounds weird to hear the words MICHAEL JACKSON IS DEAD come outta my mouthh. :(

    its horrible.
    without MJ, there would b no Chris Brown, Justin timberlake,

    half of the ppl n the entertainment industry have
    been inspired by his voice & dancing style. :(

    Just as pete wentz tweeted : "…RIP THE LAST LEGEND…"



  73. 73

    Re: karenkski – You're not even remotely funny - you fail.



  74. 74

    Wow, really heartfelt. Thanks for posting this!



  75. 75

    Often when a celebrity dies unexpectedly there is a medical dr involved it seems.



  76. 76

    Nicely written… I know there's going to be a lot of M.J. Slammings from people who "dont, havent or will" vibe or like him. But really… set aside your negative side and let the Family and Fans mourn his demise without having to hear, confront or endure it by you individuals. Ive always enjoyed his "music and contributions he helped support and donate towards"… but then left his personal side alone. I took what results from his creativity and thoughts… his "MUSIC!" God Bless him, his children and Family, Friends and Fans! RIP: Farrah Fawcett, Ed Machman, and Michael Jackson!



  77. 77

    that's very sad. he was a deep and troubled man… so sad how life works.
    may he finally rest in peace.



  78. 78

    Re: petiteCobaye
    It's fucking halarious!



  79. 79

    this is so achingly honest and raw.
    i feel almost embarrassed to read it.
    we can pretend like we knew this man, but here is someone who did.
    and her words are more powerful for it.
    i hope along with MJ, that those around him who felt helpless to help him
    can find peace.



  80. 80

    Wow, she's actually quite articulate. Poor thing had to go through this twice and that's just not fair.



  81. 81

    This is sooo beautiful!
    RIP MJ.

    P.S. Porkez, you and your stupid fans are asses.



  82. 82

    Thank you LMP. You made MJ human…It mustn't have been easy growing up the way you both did. No privacy, no real connections… Thank you for writing.



  83. 83

    It's difficult to help any addict especially when they surround themselves with enablers. Nobody will save YOU - your life is your responsibility - you have to want to change.



  84. 84

    So sad and touching. RIP. Lisa Marie - thanks for writing this.



  85. 85

    Thank you Lisa Marie for being honest and for giving us something rarely heard from in the world of celebrity: Honesty and real heartfelt statements not written by a publicist. I am a big fan of MJ's music and your words help me process his untimely death. Thank you and God Bless.



  86. 86

    FUCK OFF LISA MARIE YOU WHORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  87. 87

    WOW *tears*



  88. 88

    This is heartbreaking! Why do women always think they need to "save" certain men from themselves? It cannot be done….especially when they don't truly want to change and that appears to be the case in this relationship. Ah, who knows what really went on, right? It's just sad to read LM's sorrowful words and blame herself in this. As I write, we still don't know what exactly caused his death so why is she blaming herself? Soon we will all find out. RIP MJ!



  89. 89

    Eloquently written, but still heartbreaking … I hope she'll find her peace just as his soul will …



  90. 90

    Omg, that Bitch need's to shut the hell up.



  91. 91

    Re: karenkski – CAN YOU NOT CHANGE YOUR UGLY ASS PICTURE??? YOU ARE SOO FUCKING UGLY BITCH, GET LOST IF YOU DON'T FUCKING LIKE HIM DON'T LEAVE COMMENTS ON THE ARTICLES YOU STUPID FUCKING C*U*N*T!



  92. 92

    Re: karenkski – bitch



  93. 93

    Wow. I hope she knows she did not fail…this was not HER failure. She did what she could do being who she is. He made these decisions, not her. Truly heartfelt and personal and I commend her for being so honest and true. Blessings.



  94. 94

    Wow. What a mature statement from someone I "assumed" always had everything written for her to say…….not that she was ever much of a star in her own right. Nice to be rich.

  95. -V- says – reply to this


    95

    Re: Sisaly

    Funny that Mod Squad's Peggy Lipton (who later married and divorced Qunicy Jones) tried to get Elvis to convert to the cult of scientology (and get to his money) but he refused and they broke up.



  96. 96

    That was very hard to read…I hope people can see now that they truly loved each other.



  97. 97

    THat is one of the most beautiful things i have ever read.. WOW!



  98. 98

    Wow Lisa that clears up a lot of things. Stay strong. A lot of people will miss him too.



  99. 99

    This is so sad..



  100. 100

    Re: Angeles85 – PEREZ IS THAT U?!?!?! LOL IT HAS TO B. SCRE U ANGLE ASS PEREZ R WHT EVER UR NAME IS. I COULD BE ON UR CASE SO STAY N UR PLACE N MIND UR BIZ. THIS IS THE 1ST TIME I'VE EVER VISITED THIS PATHETIC POOR EXCUSE FOR A SITE AND MY INTENTIONS WERE 2 LEAVE A FRIENDLY LOL MESSAGE FOR PEREZ. SO HOW PATHETIC UR PEREZ LOVN LIFE MUST BE TO TAKE IT UPON URSELF TO RE 2 MY POST. LOSER N HEY MUSH BRAIN God IS A PROPER NOUN WHICH MEANS IT STARTS WITH A CAPITAL G.

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