Lisa Marie Presley Thinks Michael Jackson Couldn’t Be Saved

Though she wishes she could have saved him, Lisa Marie Presley believes Michael Jackson’s life was destined to end early.


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Presley, 42, appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Thursday, where she discussed the death of her ex-husband.

Presley admitted, “I know it’s naive to think that I could’ve, but I wanted to. Had I just said, ‘How are you?’ Can I try to make a phone call? I really… regret that I didn’t.”

Jackson’s death shocked the world last year, when the 50-year-old king of pop died from an overdose of the sedative Propofol. Jackson also had a history of abusing drugs.

Presley revealed that Jackson’s “God-like” demeanor made it hard for anyone to stand up to him about his drug use.

“If he didn’t want you around, if you were going to make him confront something he didn’t want to confront, he could make you go away – including his own family,” Presley admitted. “I think that was a train heading in a certain direction that no one could have stopped. I’ve had to really get my head around that in order to stop the pain.”

Presley opened up about her final “coherent” conversation with Jackson in 2005, saying, “I was very distanced, and he was checking to get a read, you know? He was trying to throw a line out to see if I would bite emotionally, and I wouldn’t.” Presley and Jackson were married briefly in 1994.

Presley admitted that she told Jackson she didn’t love him when he asked. “I told him I was indifferent. He didn’t like that word. He cried.”

Presley recalled Jackson’s haunting words at the end of their call, “He felt that someone was going to try to kill him to get hold of his catalogue and his estate,” she said, though she couldn’t reveal the names that Jackson mentioned.

Presley now lives in England with her husband, guitarist Michael Lockwood

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