On Thursday, Michael Jackson‘s longtime friend and doctor Arnold Klein passed away in Palm Springs, CA at 70.
The King of Pop’s confidant was taken to the hospital earlier this week after suffering from abdominal pains and eventually died due to natural causes.
In case you forgot, the Hollywood dermatologist had quite the fall from grace after MJ’s passing. As the father of Botox, the medical expert was close with many celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor, Cher, Goldie Hawn, Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, and Dolly Parton.
However things unraveled once it was revealed that the doc had injected the Thriller singer 51 times with Demerol in a three-month span. Yikes!
MJ used his friendship with Arnold to abuse drugs. In fact, the medical professional took the superstar many times to get put under with Propofol — the drug which eventually killed Michael.
Inevitably, Klein declared bankruptcy.
To make matters more complicated, the late doctor caused quite the scandal when he implied that he may be the father of Michael’s children with Debbie Rowe — a rumor that Michael “Prince” Jackson has since deemed irrelevant.
Talk about family drama.
Our thoughts are with Arnold’s loved ones during this trying time.
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