As surreal as it sounds, reports that have surfaced about at least 10 grieving Michael Jackson fans committing suicide in the past few days appear to be true.
The man behind the world’s biggest online Michael Jackson fan club has said heartbroken followers of the star have committed suicide because of his death.
Gary Taylor, president and owner of MJJcommunity.com, said he understood the tragedies had mostly taken place outside of the UK but he believed one may have been British.
“I know there has been an increase, I now believe the figure is 12. I believe there may have been one Briton who has taken their life,” he said.
“It is a serious situation that these people are going through but Michael Jackson would never want this. He would want them to live.”
The first death reportedly occurred in Tunisia, where a girl took her own life by overdose. Similar reports have been popping up in other parts of the world.
Meanwhile, Reverend Jesse Jackson is urging fans to keep living (see video above).
This is all really too surreal.
Via / Yahoo News UK