Michael Jackson was worried that someone wanted to kill him.
According to Jackson family attorney Brian Oxman, the King of Pop feared people were keen to end his life in a bid to gain control of the lucrative Beatles back catalog.
â€œHe feared somebody wanted to kill him,â€ Oxman told Life & Style magazine. â€œHe was even concerned people would kill him to somehow try to take control of the Beatles back catalog.â€
Jackson, 50, died Thursday after suffering an apparent cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles.
In his autopsy, the L.A. County Coroner said that Michael had been taking â€œsome prescription medications.â€
â€œHe appeared to be taking a variety of strong narcotics, and many of those drugs were obtained in the names of his staff and associates,â€ an insider added. â€œWhile the people around him insist they were acting in his best interest, the drugs were used to control and manipulate Michael â€” and the drugs eventually killed him.
â€œHis family has asked the LAPD to investigate [whether there was any thing unusual about his money trail].
â€œA team has already started probing his finances.â€
The superstar singer was due to begin a series of comeback concerts with an appearance at Londonâ€™s O2 arena on July 13.
â€œMichael was under massive mental stress because of the pressure of the tour,â€ the insider â€œHe kept saying that he owed a lot of money and people would kill him if he didnâ€™t do the concerts. He felt trapped and terrified.â€