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Lisa Marie: Jacko said he would go like Elvis

MICHAEL Jackson's ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley believes the pop star was a tortured soul who once predicted he would "end up" like her father, rock icon Elvis Presley.

Writing on her MySpace blog on Friday, Presley also attacked reports in the media that her relationship with Jackson was contrived, saying they split because she could not save him from self-destructive behavior.

"Our relationship was not a 'a sham' as is being reported," Presley, 41, wrote in the blog posting.

She called it an "unusual relationship" but added: "Nonetheless, I do believe he loved me as much as he could love anyone and I loved him very much."

Presley, the only daughter of the original "King of Rock 'n' Roll," describes a conversation with Jackson about her father's August 16, 1977 death at age 42 of a heart attack after years of drug use.

"At some point he (Jackson) paused, he stared at me very intensely and stated with an almost calm certainty: 'I am afraid that I am going to end up like him, the way he did'," she recalled.

Presley wrote that she tried to deter Jackson from the idea, but he shook his head and nodded "as if he knew what he knew" and would not be dissuaded.

"As I sit here overwhelmed with sadness, reflection and confusion at what was my biggest failure to date, watching on the news almost play by play the exact scenario I saw happen on August 16, 1977 happening again right now with Michael (a sight I never wanted to see again), just as he predicted, I am truly, truly gutted," she said.


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