Michael Jackson’s famous white diamante glove sells for £254,000 at auction


Michael Jackson’s famous glove sold for £254,000 – over eight times more than experts had expected at the auction in New York

In fan circles, it is often referred to as the Holy Grail of Michael Jackson memorabilia.

And it seems the death of Jackson in June of this year has had an extraordinary effect on the worth of the singer’s prized white glove.

The famous diamante item sold for £254,000 at auction at the weekend, soaring far past pre-sale estimates of £30,000. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jackson Family Members Gather at Los Angeles Cemetery

jack01Randy and La Toya Jackson were among mourners delivered in a dozen or so cars to the Forest Lawn cemetery in Los Angeles Monday night, accompanied by police.

Randy, an older brother of the late superstar, was one of the first to show up at the cemetery, a little before 7 p.m. local time. Wearing a casual straw hat, La Toya Jackson arrived shortly after, showing no outward sign of emotion, according to eyewitnesses. Read the rest of this entry »

Michael Jackson’s Family Review His Will

mic180Michael Jackson’s family is still reviewing the contents of his last will and testament, but people.com can confirm details of the 2002 document:

The deceased pop star left all his assets to the Michael Jackson Family Trust and has named his mother Katherine, 79, as guardian of his children – Prince, 12, Paris, 11, and Blanket, 7. Attorney John Branca and John McClain, a music executive, are named as executors. Read the rest of this entry »

The King of Pop Michael Jackson is dead

The world of music and entertainment was in mourning today after singer Michael Jackson collapsed and died at his Los Angeles home.

Jackson, 50, suffered a massive heart attack and stopped breathing last night, although the exact circumstances of his death are not yet known.

His personal doctor was with him at home when he collapsed but could not revive him. Unconfirmed reports claim the catastrophic heart attack could have been triggered by a painkiller injection.

Sources close to the Jackson family had recently told the Daily Mail how the singer was addicted to painkillers and that they had taken over his life. One side effect of their abuse is cardiac arrest.

An autopsy will be held in Los Angeles today but those close to the star believe it is an addiction to prescription drugs, as he battled to get fit for his comeback in London next month, that killed him

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The Jacksons family lawyer Brian Oxman said he had been taking the drugs to cope with previous injuries, including a broken vertebrae in his back.

‘This was something which I feared and something which I warned about. This is a case of abuse of medication unless there is another cause that I don’t know about,’ he said. ‘Where there is smoke there is fire.’

Promoters of the shows in London, which were due to start on July 13, said in March that Jackson had passed a four and half hour medical with independent doctors.

Mr Oxman was with Jackson’s sister La Toya and brothers Jermaine and Randy at UCLA hospital in LA soon after the singer fell into a coma at his rented home nearby.

‘You’ve got to save him,’ aides screamed as the unconscious singer was wheeled into an emergency room on a stretcher.

Doctors fought for more than an hour to bring him back to life but he was eventually pronounced dead at 2.26pm local time.

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So sudden: Hours later Michael Jackson’s body is taken away to the Coroner’s office

His mother, brothers, including Jermaine, Tito and Randy and sisters Janet and LaToya, had raced to be at his bedside. Read the rest of this entry »

Michael Jackson – the man with a Desperate Dan chin – makes his final entrance

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Brief: Michael Jackson spoke for just four minutes to fans who had waited up to five hours to see him

Maybe it would have been better if he simply hadn’t turned up.

At least that way all those diehard Michael Jackson fans might still have been able to cling to the belief that their hero was perfectly capable of carrying off a punishing schedule of ten consecutive live concerts this summer.

As it was, the trembling, gaunt figure in front of the microphone stumbled over his words just long enough to tell everyone he loved them – before saying an emotional goodbye. Read the rest of this entry »