Michael Jackson: greedy hangers-on killed him, says sister La Toya

2009-07-13 00:00

LONDON — Michael Jackson was killed by a band of greedy hangers-on, his sister La Toya alleged in interviews with British Sunday newspapers.

The King of Pop’s sister spoke about her younger brother’s death and the aftermath with The Mail on Sunday and the News of the World weeklies.

“I believe Michael was murdered, I felt that from the start,” the 53-year-old said.

“Less than a month ago, I said I thought Michael was going to die before the London shows because he was surrounded by people who didn’t have his best interests at heart.”

La Toya said she has ordered a private autopsy.

Jackson, one of the world’s most popular entertainers, died on June 25 at the age of 50.

“Michael was worth more than a billion dollars. When anyone is worth that much money, there are always greedy people around them. I said to my family a month ago, ‘He’s never going to make it to London’. He was worth more dead than alive.”

Murder under Californian law can include killings that are not premeditated.

La Toya accused a “shadowy” group of cutting her sibling off from his family and friends and forcing him to sign up for 50 comeback concerts at London’s O2 Arena.

“I am not going to stop until I find out who is responsible. Why did they keep the family away? It’s not about money. I want justice for Michael. I won’t rest until I find out what — and who — killed my brother.” — Sapa-AFP.

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