Jane Fonda - Jane Fonda: 'Michael Jackson Would Have Hated Old Age'

Jane Fonda believes Michael Jackson would have struggled with old age as he was so terrified of death.
The actress became friends with the King of Pop during the 1980s, and Jackson stayed with Fonda at her ranch in California while she was filming On Golden Pond.
Fonda reveals the superstar, who died in 2009 at the age of 50, had a "meltdown" when she pointed out the place she wanted to be buried, and she believes his fear of death was so strong, he would have lived a tortured existence if he had reached old age.
She tells Cnn's Piers Morgan, "I remember he was visiting me once, I had a ranch in California, Santa Barbara, and I was walking him around, it was how he was introduced to that area, where he eventually bought Never Never Land (Jackson's Neverland Ranch)...
"I was walking around and showing him around and I pointed to the edge of a cliff and said that was were I was going to be buried and I thought that he was going to have a meltdown. The notion that I could countenance the fact that I was going to die was an anathema to him - he screamed. And he talked (about) how he would get into an oxygen tank and he thought that was going to keep him alive forever. I think growing old would have been very, very, very difficult for Michael, there were a lot of demons chasing that kid. It would have been hard for him, I wish it could have happened another way but it's hard to imagine for someone as tormented as he was could have lived a long, and peaceful and natural life."


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reniatko

I agree with her and she is right , I am sure Michael would have been so scared of old age. A couple of years ago Michael said that "growing old is the most horrible thing in the world" I agree with him 200% . Growing old is the only "justice" for everyone in the world.We still miss you Michael. Jane Fonda looks an absolutely goregous.
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HOw sad, the poor man was so afraid of losing the magic at such a young age...he probably felt that life would always haunt him!!! So sad):
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Michael's reaction would have just been as stated, and some time in the near future Michael 'could' have sought the likes of Murray to assist with his demise. Yes, Murray murdered Michael but mabe Michael would have opted for his 'own' way 'out' rather than depend on others or endure further plastic surgery - which was impossible due to past botched-up procedures.Michael was his own Peter Pan and having had no 'normal' childhood perhaps he thought he could 'find the child within' and live as such forever. Michael gave so much to others and through his music and lyrics he portrayed his desire to keep 'his child' forever. Ms Fonda was open on her acceptance of finality, alas poor Michael did not have such courage - but he is still my hero and when my time nears I shall only have memories of a handsome and pure image of Michael Jackson (RIP)
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Sorry Ms Fonda....u miss understood MJ as many people do....All h'v there own opinion & u h'v ur own...But the way u enplane MJ is not true......He never afraid being old....He is a peter pan in his heart.It doesn't mean he afraid of old age.
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