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Lisa Marie Presley Blog: Michael Jackson Knew He Would Die Like This

Lisa Marie Presley Blog: Michael Jackson Knew He Would Die Like This

Lisa Marie Presley, who was married to Michael Jackson in the mid-1990s, has take to her MySpace to unload some thoughts about the King of Pop’s death. Apparently “he knew.”

Check out LMP‘s interesting blog entry inside…

Lisa Marie Presley: Michael Jackson Knew…

He Knew.

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.


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  • Abigail

    you never know until it happens – what you will owe the dead.

    love to lisa.

  • MJ fan

    someday you (LMP) will be healed…

    prayers for Michael and his family…rest in peace my dear idol.

  • yada

    I love Lisa Marie. She’s real, despite her surreal existance. Imagine being the only child of Elvis presley and ex-wife of Michael jackson

  • http://- Clare

    He was and always will be a musical genius that will always be remembered. R.I.P Michael Jackson.

  • t

    good for her for speaking out, and so terrible that she’s had these two great public loses of important people in her life.

  • evy

    Her comment was deep, true, and beautiful. I miss him… I cryed all day.
    And i think the same way about “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 think about how free he is now… I hope he found peace..
    I’ll always miss you MJ. Love

  • ******

    I’m sure she does feel sad and everything she has said is from the heart, but I still remember her on Oprah a few years back and Oprah asked her if she felt her marriage was set up in any way. She made a funny face and said she did find it strange that when Michael would call her and ask her to meet him the photogs were always there ready as if they were called. People say alot of things when they go through divorces and a death can make you realize just how human the other person is and I think it can make you regret some of the things you say. My prayers go out to Michaels kids and family.

  • dundies

    RIP, my brother

  • Mar

    This broke my heart once again… love Lisa.. you were so lucky.. Michael will be always in our hearts

  • Jolie hot chin not

    Thanks Lisa Marie. That was beautiful.

  • Love is blooming

    thanks to Lisa for sharing this with us…

  • e

    prayers to his children. #9 pretty awesome.

  • mailey

    Yah, she is too little, too late with these nice comments. Mike could have used that support, you know, when he was ALIVE.
    I’ve seen an interview with her as well where she was asked about that marriage and she said (paraphrasing) that he grossed her out and that she was disgusted by him.
    Al Sharpton was right – now everyone’s jumping on the Michael-is-Great Bandwagon now that he’s dead, but those same people crapped on him when he was alive. THAT’S what’s sad.

  • angel

    Thanks for sharing this with everyone Lisa. She tried to save him, and that’s all she could do. I give her credit for removing her children when she realized she couldn’t help him. I hope some day Lisa’s pain and loss is lifted. It shows money doesn’t always bring happiness.

  • ada

    Thank you Lisa, I can´t even imagine what you are going through, I wish you strength !!!

  • deea

    you know…i finally realised something now…with what Lisa said…sometimes i wished i were famous ..everybody to know me…I imagined that is fabulous to live such a glamorous life…but now I understand..and I truly think that se said these from her heart and that she knows things that nobody will…”with all those awful vampires and leeches he would always manage to magnetize around him”….it’s inevitable in kind of world Michael was living it….can you imagine…being surrounded by all those vampire-people trying to make and advantage out of your back…pushing you in front ..saying how much they like you in your face but after you’re gone they “wish you things”…just digging your soul out…exploiting you….I could’t have face it either..I think one must have a special personality structure to be able to do that and THE KING lasted long enough…I truly hope he found peace when he realesed his soul from gravity…..(Lisa is great…to bad they hadn’t a better chance)

  • Passing Through

    After all she went through with him I’m impressed that Lisa Marie can write so eloquently about what she’s feeling at this time. Although she did say a few years ago that her marriage to MJ hadn’t been the sham the media claimed it was, it’s nice to see her re-iterate that. It’s become very obvious that a lot of people really didn’t know MJ at all or understand how complex and driven he was and how badly his demons ate at him. To be frank about it, the man was fcuked up. Envisioning himself with the same ending at Elvis doesn’t shock me at all.

  • keltou

    love and respect for MJ

  • jaye

    More interesting reading from Lisa Marie. She did say in a Rolling Stone interview that she regretted marrying him, now she feels lucky to have gotten close to him. She also said that she felt he USED her to repair his public image. Now I guess she’s wanting her extra 15 minutes too.

    What she is saying NOW is a lot nicer than what she has said about him in the past; people dying does that, it changes people’s perception of that person and sometimes they just don’t want to be criticized for telling it like it really was because after all , the person is dead now.
    There is a lot the world will never Know about Michael Jackson, unless ,that is, those that knew him best decide to let the ‘blood letting begin”. I don’t really care to know anything else about him. He was an excellent entertainment, but that’s it. While he could be admired for his musical talent, his personal life, not so much.

  • Jess

    LMP’s words feels so real and I’m crying like a baby reading it. It also makes me realise that celeb or not; we’re all the same.

    Thanks LMP for telling us the truth and RIP MJ.

  • DUH

    People react unreasonably or callously when they go through separation. People say things that they do not really mean whenever they go through divorce because their emotions take over. Whatever LMP have said before shouldn’t be rehashed anymore. LMP’s statement is moving.

    Al Sharpton is taking this opportunity to bank on MJ’s death and make “AL SHARPTON” look good & credible “as a spokesperson of the black community”. Please give me a break. Al Sharpton was also speaking out when James Brown died. What has he done really? If it’s coming out from Al Sharpton, I would not give it any credibility.

    Lawyers also make comments about how they tried to intervene and all that. But the truth is these lawyers just want to be famous so that they get more clients. And these lawyers have collected so much “attorney’s fees” from MJ. These “spoke persons” are likely being paid or going to be paid from MJ’s estate.

    MJ has lived a life where almost everybody around him just wants to make $ off him or wants something.

  • Yas


  • angel


    “Al Sharpton is taking this opportunity to bank on MJ’s death and make “AL SHARPTON” look good & credible “as a spokesperson of the black community”. Please give me a break. Al Sharpton was also speaking out when James Brown died. What has he done really? If it’s coming out from Al Sharpton, I would not give it any credibility. ”

    This is so true, and you will see Al and Jesse Jackson’s faces all over the media until Michael is buried. It appears they weren’t there to help him out to prevent this tragedy, but they will be around for the publicity now.

  • jackieo


    what you said.

    RIP MJ

  • agathi

    this is so sad…i would have never divorce him if i was her…cause it was an honour to be with someone so talented person and i would try to save him….

  • v

    R.I.P. Michael, our KING!

  • Sean

    The negative remarks about Lisa Marie Presley are too harsh, I think. Quoting her comments in past interviews isn’t the same as “telling it like it is”, because interviews are edited, and don’t always reveal the true words of the person interviewed, on TV or in print. She admits that her marriage to Michael Jackson was “unusual” and that it ended because she felt it was consuming her. It is completely understandable that she would want to express sadness and remorse after his death for not being able to help him. I admire her for revealing this and think it shows the depth of their connection. It is a terrible loss for her, Jackson’s family and friends, and for millions of fans around the world. I choose to remember him for the music he gave the world, and the positive qualities he embodied – sensitivity, creativity and a constant desire for perfection.

    I remember him for the inspiration he gave me.

  • whortensia

    Duggie druggie who got an overdose????

    Family members told TMZ that Jackson had received his daily shot of Demerol at 11.30am, but the dosage was “too much”.

    “Daily shot”!!!!???? I’d say the guy was hooked and good. Just a matter of time.

  • Jeannified


  • ListenToLeon

    Wow…I really feel bad for what she’s going through right now. As a lifelong fan, it’s tough to deal with. I can’t even begin to imagine what Michael Jackson’s family and loved ones are going through right now. Rest In Peace, Mike!

  • whortensia

    He was and always will be a musical genius…

    My dear, get serious. Mozart was a muscial genius, Wagner was a musical genius. MJ was a silly little twerp who wrote rubbish and jumped around a lot on the stage. One doesn’t even know if he actually sang to his “songs” or whether they were taped and he pretended to sing. Stop the utter nonsense of calling him a “musical genius”. Only a cultural MORON could make such a statement, and uneducated nobody with no brains, taste or culture.

  • don’t_judge

    @#21 DUH and #23 angel

    How can you speak to a person’s motives without knowing them? Al and Jesse, along with LMP and others have said they tried to help Michael. Many of us know from personal experience that no matter how much you try to help a person, if they will not be helped of their own free will, all you can do is back away and pray for them.
    Al Sharpton knew Michael personally, and he was a friend of James Brown, so it’s only natural that he would speak about their deaths. He is not always right, but he is on point with much of what he says. Maybe you two (21 &23) should not be so hateful and judgmental.
    RIP MJ – He will be sadly missed.

  • rocky


    ITA!! I was always on his side. Never believed any crap people said about him. He was a very sensitive person from all accounts, it must have killed him being called ‘Wacko Jacko’. I hope ALL those nasty people who ragged on him rot in hell!! Words! Words hurt. When are people going to realize this? People calling Kelly Clarkson ‘fat’ — those words HURT!! We need to watch what we say to one another before something like this happens and we CAN’T TAKE THEM BACK!!

  • http://justjared lol

    I can’t imagine what it would be like being the daughter of Elvis and the ex wife of Michael Jackson lololol so I choose to be understanding of her to have had in her life the two KINGS OF MUSIC must have been too much .

  • Hailey

    I don’t think she was trying to cash in and never have. We all say things we don’t mean sometime. She admitted that she was bitter after the divorce and was obsessing about what she could have done differently. I applaud her honesty as well as sharing her personal thoughts with the world about Michael.

  • Jessica de Goes

    I think she mean it. I think she really tried, but who knows what deamons haunted him by then? MJ REALLY had a life surrounded by vampires, you don’t have to be a genius to know that.

    She had her kids to care of, and that is larger than life. I’m not a parent, but who is always says that children are more important than anything. She made a choice. I can understand her pain. And I don’t think anyone should judge her for comments that she made after the divorce. As she said, she’s not a “normal” person either. She has deamons of her own…

    MJ, Brazil misses you. I’ve never seen a death afect my country so much (except for our Ayrton Senna – formula one champion). It’s all over the news here.

    Rest in peace.

  • sosaidsodone

    whortensia @ 06/26/2009 at 3:28 pm

    Wow. I cant imagaine (thank God!) what it must be like to be you – a worthless, good-for-nothing piece of sh!t whose only raison d’etre is to slag on people superior to yourself. It must suck to live in your nasty skin. You have our condolences. Now will that satisfy your pathetic attention-seeking w.h.o.r.e.d.o.m. for the day?

  • leslie

    Who the hell is Wagner? lol R.I.P. MJ

  • DUH

    @ don’t_judge

    He tried to “help” by doing what? Define “HELP”. I am “helping” you right now to see the other side of these so-called ‘spokesperson”. Am I actually “helping” you? But then again in your own words, no matter “how much you try to help a person, if they will not be helped of their own free will, all you can do is back away and pray for them”.

    If you are that naive, more power. I have a bridge to sell to you, get back to me when you are ready to buy.

    Have a good day!

  • ilker guler

    People always blame others with the things they did when they broke up. But main reason of their separation is the things they never do or tell to each other. No Regrets, they don’t work LMP… King of Pop has gone and we will miss him..

  • thats_right

    Michael we loveeeee you, you will always be with us, your music will be passing generations to generations

    RIP Michael

  • don’t_judge

    @ DUH

    I pass. You go ahead and keep your “bridge”; go across it yourself and maybe find a little maturity and compassion. *dismissed*

    on topic – I applaud LMP for taking the time to write about the situation. That was a very unselfish and giving thing to do during this heartbreaking tragic time of loss.

    God bless you Lisa, and my heartfelt condolences to the family of MJJ

  • lAURA

    May God welcome you with open arms along with your Father In-law, (Elvis Presley)….now we’ll hear beautiful music from the Heavens.
    R.I.P. Michael

  • marainsconset

    Michael will always shine in my heart. Forever and ever. Rest in peace Michael, you’re in a better place now at last. Your music and voice will forever soothe my heart until I’m gray and old, until the end of time. MJ was a genius. Just like all the genuises before him they don’t want anything less. They are perfectionists. They’re always too hard on themselves. Oh MJ, I wish you didn’t have to leave that soon. It hurts.

  • HA!

    Wow, the people who are commenting on LMP needing her “extra 15 minutes of fame” (you’re joking right?) and how her comments are mean or how she’s a liar are so far out of touch. What you just read was heartbreaking and honest and eloquent. She was pretty straight forward about how she cared for him and maybe you didn’t notice that she mentions that the timing of their marriage seemed a little convenient. I’m sorry if you have a problem with the fact that she might have been angry after their divorce (shocking, right? usually you’re so happy afterwards), but if he used her to try to fix his image, she has/had every right to be. Kind of a sh*tty thing to do, no?

  • jen

    Does anyone think that Michael’s children could possibly be frome Lisa and not debbie?
    He did have an obsession with Elvis and the genes ,,,
    Just mumbles../..
    Lisa is an amazing person and if they could really be her kids she should check into that.

  • Raquel

    This was so beautiful, and unexpected coming from her, i never meet or knew him yet i felt sad hearing about his passing.

  • ahdy

    I hope some truthful books come out, I’ve always wondered what happened to him, his health, why all the surgery, the transformation, the boys, etc.
    I’m glad Lisa was there for him. Sounds like she did the best she could.

  • CB

    MJ RIP ….something you weren’t allowed to do in this word,

  • Auntyjo

    Your writing is powerful and a testament to how we can get caught up in ‘changing/saving’ another person. It is a hard lesson to learn – the only one who can save someone is the person themselves – and we can get lost in the process. Peace be with you, Lisa! And now, hopefully Michael will have peace too. Love and Light to you!