Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson Manager Frank Dileo Dead

Michael Jackson's longtime manager Frank Dileo has died at the age of 64.
The music executive, who worked with the King of Pop during his 1980s hey-day, passed away on Monday (22Aug11). The details of his death are not known as WENN goes to press, although he suffered complications from heart surgery in March (11).
The Thriller hitmaker asked Dileo to take charge of his career in 1984 at the height of the Jackson pop phenomenon. The svengali went on to manage Jackson's Bad World Tour, which remains the largest grossing trek of all time.
The pair parted professionally in 1989, but Dileo was later rehired as support to the singer during his infamous 2005 child molestation trial. He returned as manager once again just before Jackson's death in 2009, and helped the star's estate officials put together a posthumous album.
Dileo was planning to lift the lid on his life with the late superstar in a tell-all tome before his passed. It is not known how far along he was with the project and whether any of his memoirs will be released.
The cigar-smoking music mogul also enjoyed an acting career - he played gangster Tuddy Cicero in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas and enjoyed appearances in Wayne's World and its sequel.
He is survived by his wife, Linda, a daughter, son and a grandson.


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He played an important part in Michael's life. I'm sorry for his family and the fact that another piece of Michael is gone.
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RIP Frank, thank you for all you have done for Michael. We know you loved "the kid".
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RIP Frank. Thank you for all you did for Michael. He would have been sad to hear you passed. Maybe you two will meet once again.
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so sorry to hear about Franks passing very sad so see him go, he was a link to Michael's life. thank you frank for being there for Michael God bless you and your family. RIP Frank.
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RIP FRANK THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING THEIR FOR MJ. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY.
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