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DÉJÀ VU: Last Acts of the King of Pop and the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll

As more details emerge of the death of Michael Jackson yesterday (6/25) , it’s becoming clear that the final act of the King of Pop resembles that of one of Jackson’s icons, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley — in many ways beyond the crowds of tearful fans leaving flowers and greetings at sites associated with the entertainers.

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The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll

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MICHAEL NICKNAME:

The King of Pop

ELVIS DEATH:  Died young of heart attack, though questions about drug involvement persisted.  A 1994 re-opening of the case led the coroner to declare that all signs pointed to a sudden violent heart attack, but that there was little doubt that his “polypharmacy/Combined Drug Intoxication Pill dependence” was a factor in his declining health.

MICHAEL DEATH:  Died young of coronary failure.  Questions swirling about possible drug involvement as police impound car of doctor.

EP LAST PERFORMANCE:  Barely made it through his final concerts as his health issues escalated.

MJ LAST PERFORMANCE:  Health problems and “a onetime prescription pill addiction” had doubters saying he wouldn’t make London concerts as scheduled (L.A. Times May 12)

EP RIDICULED:  In the years before his death, was called a gross caricature of his former self, a washed up has-been.

MJ RIDICULED:  In the years before his death, was called a gross caricature of his former self, a washed up has-been.

TABLOID FODDER, EP:  As paparazzi captured pictures of his grossly bloated body and cheesy, jumpsuit-clad performances – and tales abounded of his eccentric behavior, such as gunning down a TV set.

TABLOID FODDER, MJ:  As paparazzi snapped photos of his grossly distorted face and his eerie disguises and militaristic costumes – and stories abounded of his eccentric behavior, such as dangling his baby from a hotel balcony.

MARRIED w/CHILDREN, ELVIS:  To Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley’s mother, later divorced.

MARRIED w/CHILDREN, MICHAEL:  To Lisa Marie Presley, later divorced.  Also married to Debbie Rowe.  Children: Michael Jr., Paris, Prince

ELVIS’ TELLING NUMBERS:  Estimated to have sold a billion records and counting.  1,500,000,000 viewers watched his “Aloha From Hawaii” global satellite special.

MICHAEL’S TELLING NUMBERS:  More than 750 million records sold, and counting.  60,000,000 viewers tuned in to Diane Sawyer interview with Jackson and Lisa Marie.  $500 million in debt.

ELVIS, RACIAL CONTROVERSY:  For sounding black

MICHAEL, RACIAL CONTROVERSY:  For looking white

FAMOUS PRESLEY HOME:  Graceland

FAMOUS JACKSON HOME:  Neverland

ELVIS’ GRAND GESTURES:  Loved to give away cars

MICHAEL’S GRAND GESTURES:  Loved to treat disadvantaged children and sick children to days of fun at his Neverland fairground and zoo

ELVIS INFAMY:  Overeating and pill dependence; one doctor was found to have prescribed more than 10,000 doses of sedatives, amphetamines and narcotics in Elvis’ name in the first eight months of 1977 alone.

MICHAEL INFAMY:  Child molestation charges, despite being acquitted.

ELIVS RESURGENCE:  All but deified as soon as he died.

MICHAEL RESURGENCE:  All but deified as soon as he died.

Did Michael Jackson Deliberately Follow Elvis’ Example?

Lisa Marie Presley has written in her MySpace blog about a conversation with ex-husband Michael Jackson, in which he said he thought he would end up like her father…Deepak Chopra has now written about Michael’s extensive prescription drug use, including narcotics.   Could have been deliberately following Presley’s example.   Similarities of their last acts:

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