I'm very sad to hear this. Frank was also in the hospital for his heart condition back in 2009 during MJ's rehearsals for his TII concert. Please keep Mr Dileo and his family in your thoughts & prayers ~ Qbee
Update: April 13, 2011 Frank has been moved out of intensive care and continues to improve.
Update: Frank Dileo's niece has reported he is conscious aware and improving. He sends his regards to the Mj fans who have been praying and sending him well wishes.
Michael Jackson’s one-time manager Frank Dileo is in a Los Angeles hospital fighting for his life after having heart surgery and subsequently experiencing complications, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
Sources close to the situation said that Dileo had bypass surgery on his heart last week and then suffered from complications the next day.
Dileo is currently at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, but the status of his recovery is unknown.“Frank scheduled his bypass to be at Cedars, but after suffering the heart attack, he’s taken a turn for the worse,” the source said.
“Much of his family is in town right now to be there for him. They’re worried, but of course hoping for the best.”
The 63-year-old manager was the executive producer for Jackson’s full-length movie Moonwalker as well as eight music videos including Grammy winner Leave Me Alone. He also managed Jackson’s Bad World Tour and the Jackson family Victory Tour
Dileo has also managed the careers of Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, Taylor Dane and Jodeci as well as worked with Prince on numerous projects.
If you would like to learn more about Frank Dileo and his history with Michael Jackson there is a great article posted on The Floacist Blog http://floacist.wordpress.com/2007/11/21/hit-man-frank-dileo/
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Mark Hughes today insisted Fulham chairman Mohamed Al Fayed had earned the right to erect a statue of Michael Jackson at Craven Cottage.
Al Fayed, a close friend of the late performer, has caused controversy after announcing he had decided to place the tribute to Jackson outside the Cottagers' stadium.
The statue was commissioned following Jackson's death in June 2009 and was due to be erected at Harrods before Al Fayed sold the Knightsbridge store.
The decision to relocate it to Craven Cottage is likely to divide opinion, with statues at football grounds generally reserved for club legends.
Jackson's links to Fulham are tenuous to say the least - he watched a game there as a guest of Al Fayed in 1999 - while the singer was also dogged by controversy during his lifetime.
But Cottagers boss Hughes refused to criticise Al Fayed, saying: "In fairness to the chairman, he's fully supported this club for a long time now, put in something like £200million.
"And if he wants to make that gesture to somebody who he knew personally then who am I to pass comment on it.
"What has to be judged are the reasons behind it.
"And the reasons are he was a close personal friend of the chairman of Fulham Football Club, and he obviously wants to mark that and make people understand the respect and affection that he had for the guy."
Hughes, who revealed he was a fan of Jackson's music, acknowledged the move would be controversial.
"The fact that it's at the football club will maybe cause a debate," he said....
"But, really, we shouldn't question our chairman's motives."