A new two-hour TV special will explore Michael Jackson’s rise from the Jackson 5 through to his final days.
Featuring never-before-seen interviews conducted by Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer, “The Last Days Of Michael Jackson” chronicles the King Of Pop’s historic rise from his humble beginnings in Gary, Indiana, through to the planned final tour he was mounting in the weeks before his untimely death. Jackson died from cardiac arrest due to “acute propofol intoxication” on June 25, 2009.
“The star needs some space, give him a chance to relax,” Jackson says in a voiceover as the trailer for the ABC special shows him hounded by paparazzi. “He has a heart. He is human. Let him have a bed, a pillow. What more can I give?”
The special, which airs May 24, also features interviews with his sister Janet Jackson, as well as police officers who investigated the circumstances surrounding his death and the drugs administered by cardiologist Dr. Conrad Murray.
“It’s still hard to believe,” Janet Jackson says in a 2009 interview featured in the special. “A day doesn’t go by where I don’t think of him.”