*Actor Corey Feldman is convinced his late friend, Michael Jackson, was responsible for his own death.
The King of Pop died in June 2009 from acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication and Jackson’s personal doctor, Conrad Murray, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in 2011. He was sentenced to four years in prison, but released last week due to jail overcrowding.
Feldman believes Jackson wanted to die and gave the world a message when he named his final tour “This Is It.”
He tells Good Morning America, “I think Michael was much more involved with it (his death) himself and I don’t mean an accidental drug overdose. ‘This is it,’ that’s all I’m going to say, ‘this is it.’”
Jackson died just days before his 50-concert “This Is It” London residency was scheduled to begin.
Feldman, 42, who was on “GMA” to plug his new memoir, “Coreyography,” said his friendship with Jackson was an escape from the alcohol and drug abuse that riddled his life starting at the age of 14. The former child star known for his roles in such ’80s films as “Stand by Me,” “The Goonies” and “License to Drive,” said that Jackson used to heap praise on him, calling him “the next Marlon Brando.”
“That was the most amazing feeling in the world, you know, having the person that you idolize, that you respect for their talent, tell you that you’re right up there with him,” Feldman said. “What an honor.”