Michael Jackson…

…is dead. Given that he was about to embark on a series of ‘comeback’1 concerts and the actual cause of his death was a surprise I imagine we will have MJ Conspiracy Theories fairly soon. I mean, if David Carradine’s death warranted calls of a cover-up the Michael Jackson death industry should be able to produce something much bigger.

There will also be comparisons with Elvis Presley, both as an artist and in regards to the theories surrounding his death.


  1. I know his artistic career was well over and done with and his financial empire was a-crumbling but he never really went away, did he? ‘Thriller’ is always alive in our hearts.

About Matthew Dentith

Author of "The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories" (Palgrave Macmillan), Matthew Dentith wrote his PhD on epistemic issues surrounding belief in conspiracy theories. He is a frequent media commentator on the weird and the wonderful, both locally and internationally. On occasion he can be caught dreaming about wax lions but, mostly, it is rumoured he works for elements of the New World Order.


  1. The real Michael Jackson died way back in the 1980s. He was replaced by an alien, which should be obvious to anyone who has compared old photos to new photos. I have no idea why anyone ever believed the “plastic surgery” explanation. How could anyone be crazy enough to get that much plastic surgery done back in the late 1980s when plastic surgery was in its infancy?

  2. ‘Thriller’ is always alive in our hearts.

    Really? I had taken some antacid for that feeling, supposing it to be heartburn (pyrosis).

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