Late king of pop music, Michael Jackson‘s longtime personal physician and close friend has died.
According to TMZ reports, Dr. Arnie Klein reportedly died Thursday night, October 22, in Palm Springs.
Law enforcement sources said that Dr. Klein was admitted to a hospital in Palm Springs four days ago and remained in the hospital until he died on Thursday evening. He was pronounced dead, of natural causes, at 7:50 PM. But reports claimed he suffered from severe abdominal pains.
Klein, who was a renowned Beverly Hills dermatologist, was suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, and sources say he was wheelchair bound when he arrived at the hospital.
Klein was one of Michael Jackson’s closest friends, often spending holidays with Michael and his children. Michael went to Klein’s office routinely for multiple medications … including an alarming amount of Demerol.
It’s been exactly six years since the death of Michael Jackson; but while the pop king is gone, his music and legacies live on.