Michael Jackson would request his wine served in diet coke cans during flights, due to being a ‘private drinker’ and not wanting his kids to see him drinking alcohol. Read More
Michael Jackson has 100 of unreleased songs. Read More
Michael Jackson developed his trademark “Moonwalk” from when he saw the Monty Python sketch “Ministry of Silly Walks” as a child. Read More
New legal documents filed with the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, which were obtained by the L.A. Times, say that after Jackson died in June 2009, the executors of his estate valued the singers net worth at around $7 million. However the IRS are disputing the figure and claim MJ is actually worth $1.125 billion.
Throughout his youth, Michael Jackson had a medium-brown, African-American complexion, but in the 1980s, his skin lightened considerably. Questioned, Michael claimed that he had a condition called “vitiligo.” Years later, his autopsy report confirmed the claim.
While filming a Pepsi commercial simulated to look like a live concert, Michael caught on fire in a pyrotechnics accident. During the commercial’s sixth take, an explosion went off too early, setting Michael’s hair alight. For several moments, he continued dancing, not realizing what had happened.
Members of the cast and crew quickly swarmed him and extinguished the flames, but by then, the damage was done. He suffered second- and third-degree burns to his face and scalp. To compensate, he had his hairline permanently tattooed onto his forehead and wore a wig attached to hair that his autopsy called “sparse.” Footage of the incident remained under wraps for 25 years but was leaked by Us Weekly in 2009, a move strongly condemned by Pepsi.