Music legend Michael Jackson died June 25, 2009, at the age of 50. His official cause of death was from acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication.
The drugs were administered by Jackson’s personal physician, Conrad Murray, because the singer supposedly suffered from severe sleep deprivation.
Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011. He was sentenced to 4 years in prison. He was released on October 28, 2013.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, 18-year old Paris Jackson says she’s convinced her father was murdered.
Paris with her dad, 2001.
Paris blames Murray for Michael’s propofol addiction, but believes greed and a desire to get her father’s half of the Sony/ATV music-publishing catalog, was enough motive for someone to want him dead. Sony eventually purchased it from the late singer’s estate in 2016 for $750 million.
“He would drop hints about people being out to get him,” Paris told Rolling Stone. “And at some point he was like, ‘They’re gonna kill me one day.’ Because it’s obvious. All arrows point to that. It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like b*******, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup. It was b*******.”
Paris wants those responsible for her father’s death prosecuted … in due time.
“Of course,” she says, of her desire to see justice done. “I definitely do, but it’s a chess game. And I am trying to play the chess game the right way. And that’s all I can say about that right now.”