||  HOME  ||  SITE INFO  ||  NEW MERCHANDISE  ||  MUSIC  ||  HISTORY  ||  DOWNLOADS  ||  WEBMASTER  ||  COLLECTION  ||  LINKS  ||  CONTACT  ||

Home / Latest News

Michael Jackson's Bodyguard Claims Singer Was 'Killed By Stress Of Allegations'. 26-06-'19

Bill Whitfield
Michael Jackson's former bodyguard Bill Whitfield.

Michael Jackson's former bodyguard claims the singer was wracked with stress when he died ten years ago.

Bill Whitifield, now 53, wasn't with Jackson when he died but believes he couldn't have saved him -even if he was right beside him.

He said the singer’s personal physician, Conrad Murray, gave Jackson an overdose of powerful anaesthetic drug propofol.

He was later found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, but Whitfield said that Jackson's final days were hours of great stress.

Whitfield revealed that the weight of child abuse allegations and various family feuds had become too much for the King of Pop and the stress 'was implicit in Jackson passing away.

It has been 10 years since Jackson passed away and Whitfield said that business pressures were taking their toll as well as anxiety over a 50-date residency in London.

Whitfield said that Jackson was not in a great place the last time he saw him.

He told The Sun: "The last time I saw him was about two weeks before he passed away. He didn’t seem happy."

Whitfield said that he was unaware of Jackson having any serious health issues and he claims that he never saw the singer taking any drugs and blamed the death on Murray who "f****** up" the dosage of the medication given to Jackson.

He summed up the situation at the time of Jackson's death, saying it was down to "all forms of stress, whether it was coming from his family, his lawyers, his management, some fans, the negativity of being labelled a child abuser."

Whitfield went on to say that it was all "absolutely taking its toll on him."

Speaking about the financial predicament that Jackson had found himself in, he revealed: "We were going through a time where a lot of people were not getting paid because of the financial situation with Mr Jackson's companies and management...

"Mr Jackson got quiet. He was more reserved and seemed down."

Whitfield also took aim at Dan Reed, the filmmaker who produced the damning HBO documentary, 'Leaving Neverland', that detailed the alleged grooming and sexual abuse of Wade Robson and James Safechuck.

He said: "Anyone who personally knew Mr Jackson knows he was not the individual they’re describing in any shape or form.

"Listening to these gentlemen speak on the Mr Jackson I knew tells me how much they are seeking to get money out of it."

Whitfield believes that as a 10-year investigation by the FBI had drawn blanks, "then there’s nothing there to find."

Source: Mirror / Billie Jean


Documentary 'The Man Behind The Dance' by Lavelle Smith Jr. 25-06-'19

It has been 10 years since my friend Michael Jackson passed away and I’m sure we all miss him very much.

These last few months, we’ve been working on this non-profit project called 'The Man Behind The Dance' where I share my experience and memories collaborating with the one and only King of Pop.

Thank you, David Van Hoesen, Thibault Weewauters for the concept and hard work, Timmy Ropero for the heartfelt soundtrack and Richard Mendelsohn for the constant support and ideas.

Keep watching till the end. After the credits is a bonus video.

 

More: http://www.themanbehindthedance.com

Source: MJ Vibe / YouTube / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson Estate Releases Statement On 10th Anniversary Of Singer's Death. 25-06-'19

The Estate Of Michael Jackson
The Estate Of Michael Jackson

Ten years ago today, the world lost a gifted artist and extraordinary humanitarian. The entire global community joined in grieving during a powerful and emotional memorial service witnessed by more people than had ever viewed a live event before. Messages of condolences from Nelson Mandela and others were read as was a poem written for the occasion by the esteemed Maya Angelou. Berry Gordy Jr., founder of Motown, eulogized his protégé by saying, “…the King of Pop is not big enough for him. I think he is simply the greatest entertainer that ever lived.” United in grief, the world wept not only at the loss of an artistic genius but at the void left by the loss of a father, son and brother.

A decade later, Michael Jackson is still with us, his influence embedded in dance, fashion, art and music of the moment. He is more important than ever. But the true measure of Michael was his giving to others which came in many forms. He comforted the unfortunate at hospitals, in long term care facilities and at halfway houses. He equipped Neverland Ranch with medical facilities to accommodate patients seeking refuge from their lonely hospital rooms, and thousands came. He visited troops on bases around the world serving their country. Guinness World Records acknowledged his efforts with an award for Most Charities Supported by a Pop Star.

In a world where numbers are the measure of a man, Michael Jackson is a resounding success, whether by his 16 #1 singles and 8 #1 albums in the US or the fact that his album Thriller is owned by more people on the planet than any album ever made and Thriller the short film is the only music video to have been inducted into the National Film Registry. And when mastery of a craft is the measure, Michael Jackson’s divine abilities remain the yardstick by which others are measured and against which today’s masters still measure themselves.

But we best remember Michael by paying tribute to his legacy of philanthropic work and ask music fans everywhere to make a difference in their community - whether it’s planting a tree, volunteering at a shelter, cleaning up a public space or helping someone who is lost find their way. “I believe each person can make a difference in the life of someone in need,” he said. This is how we honor Michael.

– The Estate Of Michael Jackson

Source: The Estate Of Michael Jackson / Billie Jean


Humanitarian - The Real Michael Jackson (Full Documentary). 25-06-'19

So much has been written about Michael Jackson.
The majority of it manufactured, twisted and just down-right untrue.
Until NOW…

In the year 2000, Michael Jackson was listed into the Guinness book of world records for breaking the WORLD record for the "Most Charities Supported by a Pop Star.“ An achievement that was accomplished by a lifetime of effort & tireless dedication, yet a little-known fact that has been overshadowed by years of fiction.

In a world first, author Paul Dwyer takes a look into the every-day world of Michael Jackson, stripping away the rumours, the media and the mayhem to take an in-depth look at The MAN - The humanitarian.

 

Based on the book, the documentary delves into Michael Jackson’s charity involvement over the course of his career. It includes a diary of Michael Jackson's visits to orphanages & children’s hospitals around the world, charity appearances and documents his body of work that was never celebrated or publicised by the mass media & is just as big, if not more-so than his musical career.

Source: YouTube / Billie Jean


18757 Roses Delivered From Around The World For Michael. 25-06-'19

Final rose count... 18757 roses are delivered at Forest Lawn.

One Rose for Michael Jackson raised 18757 roses this year. Seeing all the roses donated from fans around the world moves me to tears as I am enveloped in the sea of love of thousands of roses. Every year, all the roses are donated to various charities after June 25.

This is the 10th year MJ fans from around the world keep the red rose LOVE alive. Every year around June 25th, cards, letters, roses, flowers, gifts, balloons and sunflowers begin arriving at Forest Lawn Glendale and Neverland.

We all remember this day... June 25, 2009. Where we were... what we were doing... the smell, sounds, people around us on that fateful day when the world stopped to mourn the loss of Michael Jackson. This year is the 10th anniversary of losing the most inspirational, talented... simply the greatest entertainer and humanitarian the music industry and the world has ever known. There will never be another like the beautiful Michael Jackson!

This year as the ugly liars and frauds shame his memory and attempt to destroy Michael's legacy all for $$$$ and as the media jumps on board once again to believe the deceivers and money grubbers... it is up to us, the MJ fans from around the world, to exhibit this June 25th at Forest Lawn, Glendale, a giant Michael Jackson size show of L.O.V.E.

Thank you so much to Robyn Starkand who leads this beautiful tribute to Michael Jackson every June. Thank you for all your incredible, hard work in making it possible for MJ fans around the globe to continue to show our LOVE to Michael in this most spectacular way on the June 25th anniversary each year since his passing.

Forest Lawn
18757 roses are delivered at Forest Lawn: 1712 S. Glendale Avenue, Glendale, CA.

Source: Billie Jean


Michael Jackson's 10th AnniversaryMichael Jackson's 10th Anniversary. 25-06-'19

Hi Michael Jackson fans,

Today June 25th 2019, marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson. When the shocking news of Jackson’s death was announced then years ago, the world seemingly came to a halt. As millions of fans mourned Jackson’s death, news coverage around the globe exposed lurid details that Jackson died of long-term use of prescription drugs.

Michael died in Los Angeles after being rushed to UCLA Medical Center, Michael Jackson died at age 50. Initial reports were that Jackson suffered from cardiac arrest.

With the 10th anniversary of Michael’s untimely passing closing in on us, I can’t help but wonder how quickly the years have passed. It seems like only yesterday and yet, when I allow my mind to drift back to June 25th, 2009 and then look ahead from there, I realize that ten years are by no means “yesterday.”
So much has happened.

Download the Michael Jackson - The Bad Thriller Off The Wall Megamix by Frank Andreasen.

Here below are the highlights of ten years since we lost Michael:

September 3-2009:

Michael is finally buried in The Great Mausoleum at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA. The service is attended by approximately 200 family and close friends. The pallbearers are Michael’s five brothers: Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy Jackson. At the beginning of the ceremony, Prince, Paris & Blanket put a crown on their father’s coffin to signify the final resting place of the King of Pop. Following the funerals the family and the guests go to Villa Sorriso Ristorante -- an Italian restaurant in Pasadena.

December 7-2009:

'The Michael Jackson Opus Book' is released by Kraken OPus, Jeff Wald.

September 13-2010:

The MTV Video Music Awards ceremony opens with a Michael tribute. Madonna makes a moving speech then the 'This Is It' dancers perform 'Thriller', 'Bad' and 'Smooth Criminal' and finally Janet performs 'Scream' with Michael on the background video screen.

October 12-2010:

The song 'This Is It' of Michael Jackson is premiered at midnight on http://www.michaeljackson.com/. The single 'This Is It' is made available to radio stations and nightclubs through Epic/Sony Records. Sony Music Entertainment misleadingly referred to the song as a "new single" during its promotion, but it was later confirmed that the song would only be sent for airplay, and not be available to buy as a single release.

October 28-2010:

'This Is It', opens worldwide (and in more than 3,400 theaters in the United States and Canada).

November 22-2010:

The 'Michael Jackson's Vision' box set is released by Epic/Sony, it includes 4,5 hours worth of material, including the full version of 'Black Or White', which was cut short after its initial release due to violent imagery and Jackson's gyrations, as well as a never-released clip for his song 'One More Chance.'

November 23-2010:

'Michael Jackson: The Experience' is a music video game based on Michael Jackson's music and songs. It was licensed by Triumph International, developed by and published by Ubisoft, and was released for the Wii, Nintendo DS, and PlayStation Portable.

December 14-2010:

The CD album 'Michael' is released by Epic/Sony.

June 25-2011:

The song 'All In Your Name', a duet with Michael Jackson & Barry Gibb, is now officially available for download on Barry's website.

November 7-2011 (Murray Trial: Verdict):

Conrad Murray guilty of manslaughter.

May 5-2012:

In China, a Pepsi: 330ml (limited edition) can will be available at retail locations nationwide.

August 31-2012:

The 'Bad 25th' anniversary documentary was shown at the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

September 18-2012:

The double CD album, Deluxe Collectors Edition, Deluxe Box and Picture Disc from 'Bad 25' of Michael Jackson is released by Epic/Legacy.

May 13-2014:

The CD album and digipack (deluxe edition) 'Xscape' of Michael Jackson is released by Epic/Sony.

February 26-2016:

The 'Off The Wall' CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray (deluxe softpak) of Michael Jackson is released by Sony/Legacy.

October 27-2017:

The double album 'Scream' of Michael Jackson is released by Epic/Legacy.

June 27-2018:

Michael's father Joseph Jackson has sadly died after a hard-fought battle with cancer, he was 89.

July 31-2018:

Sony buys out Michael Jackson Estate’s EMI share for $288M.

August 24-2018:

The box set 'The Picture Disc Collection' of Michael Jackson is released by Sony Music.

January 26-2019:

The Michael Jackson Estate has issued a statement on the film 'Leaving Neverland', which premiered at Sundance on Friday morning (Jan. 25). The documentary was screened at Park City, Utah’s Egyptian Theater. The Estate issued its statement about 12 hours after the film debuted, taking issue with what it calls “the kind of tabloid character assassination Michael Jackson endured in life, and now in death.”

March 9-2019:

Michael Jackson‘s nephew has revealed that he will be releasing a new documentary about his pop star uncle.

Gone Too Soon Banner

Over the past ten years there are a lot of merchandise released of him; books, CD albums, Blu-ray's, box sets, etc... but as hard as anyone tries to encapsulate what we had before, it’s not the same and never will be, because it didn’t come directly from Michael.

Michael was so good for the world, his fans and of course his children, he will be living for ever in my heart.

For me was Michael a human being of whom I loved, like to see him dancing and singing. His smile was so special, the child in him has always affect me. Have never spoken to him, nor shake him the hand, still I had the feeling knowing him.

Michael I shall miss you for ever, you get a place in my heart next to my beloved Rita and my 2 children.

Love you forever "Gone Too Soon".

Webmaster Dirk.

Source: Billie Jean


Bela Farkas
Bela Farkas

Without Michael Jackson, I would Be Dead! 24-06-'19

We all remember Tamas aka Bela Farkas back in 1994. The young boy, orphan, was dying and in need of a organ transplant in a hospital in Budapest.

For the first time, Bela/Tamas has open up and talked to the Belgium Press RTBF.

Michael and Lisa-Marie visited the hospital in 1994 while in the city to film the teaser of his new album 'HIStory.

At the time, Michael asked if he could take the child to the US to treat him. The hospital explained to Michael that they have already arranged treatments in Brussels, Belgium but the money was lacking to do so.

Michael Jackson decided then to finance the full treatment, the operation and the transportation of Bela from and back to Hungary via his foundation “Heal The World”. The bill came to nearly €150,000.00.

While in Hospital, Michael made sure to send some present like a wooden Pinocchio or a big teddy bear named “Lisa” after Lisa-Marie”.

After 3 transplant, Bela was safe and he was invited with his adoptive family to the HIStory World Tour in 1996 as VIP and Michael also booked the whole family in a luxurious hotel. “It was magical! it was the most spectacular concert I’ve ever saw” recall Tamas.

“Michael Jackson saved my life. Until today, every day, I am asking myself: Why me? Why did he chose me?”

Asked about 'Leaving Neverland', Tamas said “I don’t believe a word! I am a dad of two and I cannot believe you can wait 30 years to unveil such monstrous things. Michael Jackson was a good man. These accusations are misleading and grotesque.”

He also added “My dream is to go where he is resting in the US. This is my only wish. I do not ask for anything else. No money, no help, Michael Jackson already gave me the biggest present ever: Life!

Source: MJ Vibe / RTBF / Billie Jean


Killing Michael_JacksonTelefacts Summer About 'The Death Of Michael Jackson'. 24-06-19

On Tuesday, June 25, Michael Jackson passed away 10 years day by day. 'Telefacts Summer' (Belgium TV channel VTM) gives that evening a unique look at the investigation into the death of the much-discussed singer.

Ten years after the death of the pop star, the three main detectives who led the investigation tell their story for the first time. Exclusive evidence and extraordinary new details outline what happened ten years ago in the rental property on Carolwood Drive in Los Angeles and demonstrate the involvement of his personal physician Conrad Murray.

'Telefacts Summer' shows Conrad Murray's interrogation and various evidence from the judicial file. Photographs of Jackson's home on the day of his death and the autopsy show that Propofol, a drug normally used for anesthesia, is responsible for Jackson's death. It was Conrad Murray who gave him the medicine in an uncontrolled and medically irresponsible way. How ethically did the doctor work? Why did he give Michael Jackson Propofol? And how aware was he of the dangers of the medicine?

The work of the detectives reveals the bizarre relationship between the star and his doctor through an in-depth investigation into Murray's private life. 'Telefacts Summer' shows how the researchers presented their evidence to the judge and how and for what Murray was ultimately convicted.

'Telefacts Summer', Tuesday 25 June at 21.45 on VTM.

Source: VTM / Billie Jean


Copyright ©2002 Billie Jean, All rights reserved
Website design by webmaster Dirk

Updated: 26/06/2019 7:30 AM

Item o/t month

Remixes o/t month

Updates o/t month

Latest Videos

Thriller Live

Book here your tickets
Thriller Live

Billie Jean Web Radio Player

Billie Jean Web Radio Player

News Archive
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


Recently Added To My Collection

Skywriter (Bronze Vinyl - Limited Edition) [re-issue Album]
Skywriter (Bronze Vinyl - Limited Edition) [re-issue] Album Cover

Are You Gonna Rock With Me? (Limited Edition) Album
Are You Gonna Rock With Me? (Limited Edition) Album Cover

Can You Feel The Funk
(Limited Edition) Album
Can You Feel The Funk (Limited Edition) Album Cover

Soul Source: Jackson 5
Remixes 2 (Vinyl 3) Maxi-Single
Soul Source: Jackson 5 Remixes 2 (Vinyl 3) Maxi-Single Cover

Who's Gonna Dance With Me Tonight (Apple Blue Sea Green Vinyl - Limited Edition) Album
Who's Gonna Dance With Me Tonight (Apple Blue Sea Green Vinyl - Limited Edition) Album Cover

Latest MJMR3 Updates

Wallpaper 54
Wallpaper 54

DJ MJMR3 Megamix One
DJ MJMR3 Megamix One

MJMR3 In The Mix 30
In The Mix 30

Michael Jackson - Thriller (MJMR3 Thrill The Jam Remix)
Michael Jackson - Thriller (MJMR3 Thrill The Jam Remix)

New Merchandise

Man In The Music (Book)
Man In The Music Book Cover

The Wiz (Blu-ray)
The Wiz Blu-ray Cover

La Belgique De Michael Jackson (Book)
La Belgique De Michael Jackson Book Cover

Skywriter (Bronze Vinyl - Limited Edition) [re-issue Album]
Skywriter (Bronze Vinyl - Limited Edition) [re-issue] Album Cover

Motown Anniversary: Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5
(Green viinyl) [Limited Edition] Album
Motown Anniversary: Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5 (Green viinyl) [Limited Edition] Album Cover

Music Downloads

Jackson 5 iTunes DownloadiTunes Download

Michael Jackson iTunes DownloadThe Indispensable Collection Cover

Music Videos
Music Videos