Michael Jackson Will Surfaces; Estate in Court

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Michael Jackson's lawyer has a copy of the late singer's will and he intends to file it with the court, according to a report this afternoon on TMZ.

The Jackson family doesn't have a copy of the will, which is currently in possession of attorney John Branca. It's unclear how many wills Michael Jackson made out and when, but Branca believes he's looking at the most current.

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Branca says he has a signed will by Michael Jackson that he intends to file within 30 days. It is unclear at this time what Jackson's will might say.

John Branca has a long history with Jackson, having brokered the singer's famous deal for Jackson to purchase The Beatles' publishing catalogue in 1985.

Branca and Jackson stopped working together in 2006, but interestingly, he was re-hired just weeks ago. Michael died Thursday of cardiac arrest.

So far, the confirmed autopsy results are unclear as to the cause. The leaked autopsy results from earlier today are apparently completely fabricated.

Meanwhile, initial papers have been filed with the court to probate Michael Jackson's estate, and it seems Jackson's mom and dad don't know Michael had a will.

The petition was filed by Michael's parents, Joe and Katherine Jackson, who also filed a petition to obtain guardianship of Michael's children in court today.

But the odd thing regarding the will is that the Jacksons filed the papers saying the music icon died "intestate" - or in layman's terms, without a will.

The petition asks that Katherine Jackson be named as administrator of the will, meaning she wants to call the shots (and receive a commission, most likely).

The papers say Debbie Rowe, the mother of Michael's two older children, Michael Jr. (Prince I) and Paris, will be served with notice of a hearing.

More details as the story develops.

Meanwhile, two photos believed to be from Jackson's final tour rehearsal at L.A.'s Staples Center (Tuesday, June 23) have surfaced. Click to enlarge:

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i miss you michael jackson i will always support you whenever u need r.i.p love you

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i miss u michael jackson u were my fav singer and u will always be rest in pease

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i hate you micheal jackson

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no he not

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no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I MISS YOU MICHAEL JACKSON
I LOVE YOU

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@Sara: "according to perez hilton" ???!?!? This is the guy who said Michael wasn't dead, that it was just a publicity stunt because he didn't want to do his London shows. Hello? If Perez Hilton said it, then assume it's bullshit.

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I'm soo glad there is a will!! I know its wishful thinking but Michael's parents need to respect Michael's last wishes. They should not fight the will, although I am sure they will.

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Hurts to see these pictures. Even worse are reports that it took 30 minutes before 911 was called according to perez hilton.

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Michael Jackson mug shot Michael Jackson was the King of Pop, with the best-selling album of all-time and more than a dozen massive hits. After years of physical... More »
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Michael Joseph Jackson
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