Michael Jackson in Final Days: God Keeps Talking to Me ...

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In addition to Wade Robson's allegations, Michael Jackson's life is back in the news this week because of his family's wrongful death lawsuit against AEG Live.

Then again, MJ's former attorney suggested this week that Robson may have been motivated to come forward by AEG, his former concert promoter.

In any case, days before his death, the King of Pop told Kenny Ortega, the producer of the ill-fated This Is It tour, that "God keeps talking to me."

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Ortega and associate producer Alif Sankey testified that they became increasingly alarmed at Jackson's frail appearance during his final rehearsals.

Sankey was so worried that at one point she began crying.

During a June 19, 2009 rehearsal, Jackson looked "extremely thin" and "was not speaking normally" as he was being fitted for his stage clothes.

Six days later, Michael Jackson died.

Sankey was so shaken up even before he passed away that she says she called Ortega "because I had a very strong feeling that Michael was dying."

"I was screaming into the phone at that point," she added of the star's apparently declining health. "I said he needs to be put in the hospital now."

Shortly thereafter, a meeting was called at Jackson's house with Jackson, Dr. Conrad Murray, AEG Live President Randy Phillips and Ortega.

Phillips then sent an email praising Murray, who's now doing time for manslaughter, as a man "who I am gaining immense respect for as I deal with him more."

The email added, "This doctor is extremely successful [we check everyone out] and does not need this gig, so he [is] totally unbiased and ethical."

Therein lies the rub. In their wrongful death lawsuit, the Jackson family claims that AEG and Phillips did not properly check out Murray's background.

If they had, they would have found he was saddled with debt and was desperate to keep his high-paying job treating Jackson, even if it meant crossing the line.

As such, they want $40 BILLION In damages.

In the meanwhile, Wade Robson, a choreographer who knew Jackson when he was a boy, said Michael Jackson sexually abused him repeatedly.

Wade made the claims years after denying the same exact thing during MJ's molestation trial. His reason for the flip-flop at this moment in time?

That he had a nervous breakdown from long-repressed sexual trauma and it torpedoed his career. He is seeking damages from MJ's estate as a result.

Michael's lawyer during the molestation trial, Tom Mesereau, has suggested that the timing is curious to say the least, and questioned his motives.

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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