Michael Jackson’s children are refusing to believe that their dad died of a heart attack because the pop king used to constantly talk about what a fantastic doctor Murray was.
The household’s former nanny, Grace Rwaramba, spoke to L.A. Police Department investigators in the months after Michael died, according to TMZ, and said that Murray became a “regular” around the house when the singer lived in Vegas, coming by at least two times a week.
Rwaramba told investigators that Jackson was always talking about how amazing Murray was, so when he died, the kids refused to believe it could have had anything to do with the doctor. They just said: “There’s no way daddy could have died of a heart attack because Dr. Murray is the best doctor in the whole world.”
The nanny also said that Jackson first met Murray through a member of his security team and said the star felt he could trust him because the security guy claimed he had some sort of “mysterious leverage” over the doctor. She did not clarify what she meant by leverage.
She also spoke about an incident before Jackson’s death. Apparently the kids were forced to dial 911 when they discovered their dad “passed out” in their hotel room during a family holiday in Florida. It’s unclear when the incident took place.
It has been reported that the star was on the hunt for a good anaesthesiologist shortly before his death. TMZ states that Jackson, who had a well-documented addiction to Propofol for years before his death, tried recruiting Las Vegas anaesthesiologist Dr. David Adams to go on tour with him in 2009.
The doctor apparently told L.A. police that several months before Jackson’s death he had a meeting with Murray and the star himself who told him: “We think it would be great to have an anaesthesiologist go on the [This Is It] tour.”
This is not the first time Adams had come into contact with Jackson. He had reportedly put the star under with Propofol four times in two years for various prodecures.
After a brief think, the doc texted Murray saying “I’d like to be on board. Let’s talk about it.” But he never heard from either Murray or Jackson again.
Murray’s defense team spokesperson Miranda Sevcik responded to this claim by saying “Dr. Murray did not know David Adams.” She did however say that the defense has subpoenaed the anaesthesiologist for the trial.
Murray has since been brought up on the charge of involuntary manslaughter to which he has pleaded not guilty.
According to recent court papers, since Michael Jackson’s death in 2009 his estate has amassed an incredible $310 million through sales of albums, a movie, merchandising and various other ventures.
Thanks to his catalogue the music industry feel the estate will continue to rake in the millions, just as other deceased stars like those of John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley do.
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