Thursday, November 12, 2009

Michael Jackson Wanted to Create Robotic Twin

The late King of Pop Michael Jackson underwent several three dimensional scans in 1996 so a virtual reality ‘robotic’ replica of himself could be made.

The scans could now be used to recreate the Thriller star in pop videos, computer games or even films.

The anonymous US businessman who owned the images has reportedly been trying to sell them for $1 million. “The data has been in our archives since he had the scans," the businessman told Britain's Daily Star newspaper. "The thing about this data is it immortalised him at the age of 37, before his nose was disfigured and when he was in the prime of his life.”

Apparently Michael’s funeral was nearly cancelled at the last minute due to costs.

Around $1 million was estimated to have been spent on the funeral, which took place on September 3.

Court papers have revealed that lawyers acting for the ‘Billie Jean’ star’s mother Katherine had filed a request to the administrators of his estate to pay for the funeral bills just three days before the funneral.

The lawyers stated that if the funeral home and local police department’s bills were not paid by the next day, the burial would not go ahead as planned. Administrators were able to pay the bills in time so that the funeral did not have to be delayed.

Katherine’s lawyers admitted the cost of the funeral was high, but added it was: “Entirely commensurate with the decedent’s worldwide status as an entertainer and the world’s grief over his death.”

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