Lisa Marie Presley: Michael Jackson “Knew” He Would Die Young
In a chilling post on her MySpace blog, Lisa Marie Presley—who was married to Michael Jackson from 1994 to 1996—reveals that Jackson told her that he was concerned he would die young, much like her father, rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley. (The elder Presley died in August 1977 at the age of 42, due to a combination of health problems and drug addiction.)
The post, titled “He Knew,” reads, “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 father’s 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.'”
Presley goes on to note that, though she tried to “deter” her then-husband from such notions, Jackson “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.”
Jackson’s ex—whose union to the singer lasted a mere 20 months—adds that she’s now “gutted” by guilt over her inability to help him avoid the fate that befell him on Thursday afternoon.
“The person I failed to help is being transferred right now to the LA County Coroners office for his autopsy,” Presley laments. “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.”
Have your say in the comments section: Do you think Lisa Marie Presley is being too hard on herself?