VIDEO: LaToya Jackson Claims Michael Was Murdered In UK TV Interview

Jun. 24 2010, Published 12:05 p.m. ET

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LaToya Jackson is once again claiming her superstar brother Michael was murdered because he was "worth so much more dead than alive", can reveal.

As we approach the first anniversary of The King Of Pop’s shocking death, his sister made her allegations in a televised interview with England's morning show GMTV.

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During the interview, LaToya demanded what she called "the truth" surrounding the star's death in June 2009. 

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She said: "He was murdered for his catalogue and they knew that."

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Friday, June  25 will mark the one year anniversary of the Thriller singer's death with fans organizing tributes around the globe.

Earlier this week, the music trade magazine Billboard reported that the royalties accumulated since the star's death had earned the Jackson estate $1 billion. 

In the GMTV interview,  LaToya said, "Personally I think it is a slap in the face, not just to Michael but to the entire family. It's totally unfair, it's wrong and it was not an accident."

Asked whether she believed the star was murdered, she added: "I never had a doubt.

"You must remember from the day that I found out that Michael was no longer with us, when my mother screamed 'he's dead' on the phone, I just went into this, 'Who did it?"'

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As has previously reported,  Michael's personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray has pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter and is currently awaiting trial.

As millions of  Jackson's  fans get ready to mourn his passing on Friday,  his brother Jermaine  has claimed that  if Michael would have converted to Islam, he would still be alive.   

"I felt that if Michael would have embraced Islam,  he would still be here today," the former Jackson 5 member told the BBC World Service.

Jermaine said life had been "tough" on his family since his brother's passing. "We'll never get over it," he said.

"There aren't no words to describe the feeling, we are just learning to live with it."

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Ironically, Jermaine claimed that his famous brother was now getting more love than when he was alive.

"The love that they are giving my brother now he is dead is the love they should have shown him when he was alive," he added.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Forest Lawn cemetery have confirmed fans will be allowed to leave flowers on an outdoor terrace near the singer's burial site to mark the anniversary, but that balloons, candles and doves will not be permitted.



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