The music legend wanted to be “immortal” before his death in 2009.
The singer of the hit “Billy Jean” – who died of a heart attack in June 2009 – wrote in his secret diary that he was “the greatest” and wanted to be remembered forever as Charlie Chaplin and Walt Disney.
Excerpts from the book “Bad: An Unprecedented Investigation of the Hidden Around Michael Jackson”, obtained by the Mirror, reveal that the singer – who was only 50 years old when he died – also reveals plans to earn $ 20 million a week shortly before he dies.
He planned to give concerts with the Cirque du Soleil, sign a trade deal with Nike, as well as participate in Hollywood movies and organize a concert at London’s O2 Arena.
He writes, “If I don’t concentrate on the film, there is no immortality.”
In the diary, Michael also shared concerns about his team of managers and other staff after revealing that he was willing to start signing his own checks with larger amounts himself.
He writes: “I now want to sign all checks over $ 5,000 myself. I hired an accountant I trust and a lawyer I plan to meet. ”
The diary also reveals moments of Michael’s paranoia, as he writes that he is afraid of “evil people everywhere”.
“I’m afraid someone is trying to kill me. Evil people everywhere. They want to destroy me and take my publishing company “, the music icon shares.
The book’s author and investigative journalist, Dylan Howard, says: “While the facts of Michael’s death do not reveal suicide, they certainly reveal a exhausted man who has slowly committed suicide through the use of sedatives. And those who surrounded him took advantage of his helplessness.