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Lisa Marie Presley regrets not trying to save Michael Jackson, says he felt someone would try to kill him

10/21/2010 by Corinne Heller

Lisa Marie Presley appears on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' on Oct. 21, 2010. (Photo courtesy of Harpo, Inc.) Lisa Marie Presley says she regrets not doing more to try and save ex-husband Michael Jackson and adds that he told her several years before his death that he felt someone was going to try and kill him.

The King of Pop died at age 50 on June 25, 2009 in his Los Angeles home from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol and two other sedatives that were prescribed and administered by Conrad Murray, who has has pleaded not guilty to his charge of involuntary manslaughter.

Lisa Marie Presley, who is also a singer, and Jackson were married between 1994 and 1996. She now lives in England with her fourth husband, Michael Lockwood, and their twin daughters. She has four children in total.

Lisa Marie Presley said on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Thursday that she unable to make peace as she stood over Jackson's casket during his funeral and wonders if she could have done something to prevent his death.

"I know it's naive to think that I could've, but I wanted to," she said. "Could I have? Had I made a call, had I stopped being so shut off from him, had I just said, 'How are you?' I really did regret that I didn't."

She said Jackson told her in 2005, nearly a decade after their divorce, that he "felt that someone was going to try to kill him to get ahold of his catalog and his estate. And I really didn't know what to do with that. He expressed to me his concern over his life."

Lisa Marie Presley had also said on her blog a day after Jackson's death that the singer had told her: "I am afraid that I am going to end up like him, the way he did," referring to her father, rock star Elvis Presley.

Lisa Marie Presley said that her marriage to Jackson was normal and recalls staying awake and talking to him when he was unable to sleep, adding: "I loved taking care of him. It was one of the highest points in my life when things were going really well, and he and I were united. It was a very profound time of my life."

"When we were together, we were really in love, and then we had the rough patches," she added. "And I had to make a decision to walk because I saw the drugs and the doctors coming in, and they scared me. They put me right back into what I went through with my father. That ended it."

Winfrey recently carried out an interview at Jackson's family home and his brother Randy expressed anger about it, raising speculation she spoke to the singer's children. He and producers from The Oprah Winfrey Show have not said who specifically Winfrey had spoken to. After Jackson died, his children Prince Michael, 13, Paris, 12 and Blanket, 8, moved in with their grandmother, Katherine.

Check out photos of Michael Jackson throughout his life:

Michael Jackson photo gallery (Photos courtesy of AP)


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