Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration (2001 TV Special)
He was found unresponsive in his room at the Four Seasons hotel in London on Tuesday (April 12), and was subsequently declared dead at the scene.
A statement released by officials at the Metropolitan Police reads: "Police were called at 10:17hrs on Tuesday 12 April to the Four Seasons hotel, in Westferry Circus, E14, to reports of an unexplained death of a man in his 60s. London Ambulance Service were called to the scene. Life was pronounced extinct at the hotel.
"A post-mortem will be held in due course. Next of kin are in the process of being informed."
Gest was a close childhood friend of Michael Jackson's and produced the TV special Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration: The Solo Years in 2001, marking the last onstage reunion of the King of Pop and his brothers from the Jackson 5.
Following the announcement, we get to see a new clip from the movie entitled He Went to a New Level which I’ve placed in the video embedded below. When you see the clip you just scratch the surface of the impact that he made on the world. I was astonished at some of the clips seeing just a few of the people he met.
I’ve also placed the press release that we have been sent with full details on the World Premiere which is set to take place on November 2nd 2011 at the Empire Leicester Square.
"I have tried to show Michael in a truly unique light. I have spent the past three months traveling the world interviewing people who were most important in his life," David said. "I believe this popumentary will entertain and educate in equal measures about who the real Michael Jackson was."
"I hope this will serve as a lasting testament to the compassion and love that he had for all mankind. He was a very complex individual and
New licensing deals have been inked with Channel 5 in the U.K., Nhk in Japan, Televisa in Mexico, A&E Mundo in Latin America, Nrk in Norway, e.tv in South Africa, Abs-cbn in the Philippines and Rcti in Indonesia. No financial details were available.
The two-hour special, owned by Gest's World Events, is one of the highest-rated musical specials in TV history. No word on whether CBS plans its own rerun.
At the time of its 2001 broadcast, the show repped the King of Pop's first live U.S. performance in 11 years and the first reunion with his brothers in 17. According to Nielsen Media Research, 45 million people watched all or part of the special.
Jackson performed solo hits including "Billie Jean," "The Way You Make Me Feel,
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