Michael Jackson Was ‘So Happy’ The Night Before His Death

Celebuzz / June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson spent his final night alive doing what he loved—singing and dancing.

The “King Of Pop” spent the evening of June 24 at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, practicing for his upcoming string of comeback concerts at the O2 arena in London.

Despite Jackson showing up three hours late for the rehearsal and appearing “listless” and “lethargic,” his manager Frank DiLeo says that Michael’s performance was “amazing.”

DiLeo told the Hollywood Reporter, “Michael rehearsed 10 or 11 songs. He sang and danced, not always at full power, but the way you do for a run-through. When the show was over, he called me, but I was in the back getting something. He found me and said, ‘Frank, I am so happy.’ He said he was just so happy. He said, ‘This is really our time.’ He put his arm around me.”

Jackson was pronounced dead the following day at 2:26 p.m. PST after suffering cardiac arrest.