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Michael Jackson read Tagore poems in his last days


Fri, Jun 26, 2009 19:00 IST

Deepak Chopra, the self-help guru and a close friend of the deceased pop icon Michael Jackson, recalls the last days of the 'king of pop'.

Tributes are pouring in from around the world following the sudden death of Michael Jackson on Thursday. Deepak Chopra, who has been Michael's friend since last 20 years, was in regular touch with the pop star in his final days.

In his tribute to Jackson on huffingtonpost.com Deepak recalls talking to the late star just two weeks before his end came.




"That person (Jackson), whom I considered (at the risk of ridicule) very pure, still survived -- he was reading the poems of Rabindranath Tagore when we talked the last time, two weeks ago," Deepak wrote in his post.

In fact, just two days before his death, Michael called Deepak, but the two couldn't talk. So the singer left a voice message for him.

"Two days previously he had called me in an upbeat, excited mood. The voice message said, "I've got some really good news to share with you." He was writing a song about the environment, and he wanted me to help informally with the lyrics, as we had done several times before. When I tried to return his call, however, the number was disconnected," Chopra remembered.
Chopra first met Jackson in 1988 and has been his friend since then.

Describing Michael as "shy and introvert", Chopra remembers bonding closely with the superstar while working on a book with him.

"I sat with him for hours while he dreamily wove Aesop-like tales about animals, mixed with words about music and his love of all things musical. This project became 'Dancing the Dream' after I pulled the text together for him, acting strictly as a friend," Chopra wrote.







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