Newly Unearthed Letters Show That Michael Jackson Feared For His Life


Almost eight years after Michael Jackson died at his home in Los Angeles, it has been discovered that he was fearing for his life in the weeks leading to his death. 

German businessman Michael Jacobshagen – who was a close friend of Jackson – has revealed that the King of Pop gave him 13 handwritten letters in the month before he died.

In them, he had written that “they are trying to murder me”, and “I am afraid for my life.” 

In an interview with Daphne Barak (on Australian TV show Sunday Night), Jacobshagen explained that just weeks before Michael died, he had called from Las Vegas, and tearfully begged his friend to fly from Germany to the USA for a visit.

Jacobshagen agreed, and found his friend “in emotional meltdown saying, ‘They are going to murder me.'”

He spent a few days with Michael, who reportedly handed Jacobshagen the 13 notes shortly before he flew home.


In them, he reiterated his claim that somebody was trying to kill him, although didn’t mention who he thought that someone might be.

He did, however, say that concert promoters AEG were putting pressure on him:

“AEG. Make so much pressure to me… I’m scared about my life.” 

Earlier this year, Jackson’s daughter Paris told Rolling Stone that she believes her father was murdered:

“All arrows point to that. It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bullshit, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup. It was bullshit.”

The existence of these letters certainly shed some light on Jackson’s emotional turmoil in the weeks preceding his untimely death.

Jackson died on the 25th June 2009, after being given a cocktail of drugs by his personal physician. 

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