As we mark the sixth anniversary of his death, it’s easy to remember the worldwide shock when Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009.
There has been loads of secret girlfriends and tons of family feuds that surround Michael Jackson.
Family rifts, code names and shooting hoops; Michael Jackson’s security team revealed a lot of secrets about the mysterious life of the Pop Star in his final years.
Since then, many people have attempted to make sense of his decline over his final years, but it was Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard, his security team that knew a lot.
Both men served as Michael Jackson’s security team from December 2006 right up to his untimely death, and had remarkable access to the man behind the myths.
In their book, Remember The Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard, along with Tanner Colby, present an unprecedented first hand account of the last years of the superstar’s life.
In the book, they has stressed the more positive sides of his character that often get lost or overlooked in all the drama.
According to them, Michael Jackson had at least two secret girlfriends who lived abroad. He kept their presence a secret from his family, his managers, even his children. No one knew their real names, as he referred to them only as Friend and Flower.
Michael Jackson may have been the King Of Pop, but in his private time he listened almost exclusively to classical music. Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky – that was the soundtrack running in his car and his house all the time.
In his final years, Michael Jackson had virtually blocked out the entire world.
Thanks to the relentless and typically negative tabloid coverage of his life, he wouldn’t watch broadcast or cable TV, only DVD’s. He had no computer and would typically have one of his security men search the Internet and send emails on his behalf.
Remember The Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days by Bill Whitfield, Javon Beard and Tanner Colby is out now and has been priced at UK, £14.99.
It's been six years, since the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson passed away. As we mark the sixth anniversary of his death, it's easy to remember the w...4.0