Re: Michael Jackson DEAD Hey, anybody know if MJ is still dead? I ran across this today. http://www.spinner.com/2009/07/14/jackson-biographer-i-set-out-to-nail-him/ Thought it was kind of interesting. And this was from a guy that LIKED MJ. It's surprising we haven't heard more about the Scientology connection. You write that Jackson's involvement with the church helps explain his marriage to Lisa Marie. The media hasn't picked up on that. I think when people read the book to see the role of the church, they're gonna be shocked. Because Michael's marriage to Lisa Marie was strongly influenced by the Church of Scientology. These were the days before Tom Cruise. They wanted to make Michael Jackson the de facto leader of the church, the figurehead; and it didn't work out. It is a powerful part of the book.