June 26 - Michael Jackson's eldest son Prince testifies in wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live. Lindsay Claiborn reports.
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Michael Jackson's eldest son testified on Wednesday (June 26) in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by his family against AEG Live that the late pop star was unhappy with the concert promoter in the run-up to his aborted "This Is It" concert series in 2009.
16 year old Prince is the first member of the Jackson family to testify in the trial. He told the court that he saw his father often get upset on the phone with the AEG Live CEO, but was unable to stand up for himself in disagreements.
Michael Jackson died at age 50 from an overdose of surgical anesthetic propofol while he rehearsed in Los Angeles for a series of comeback concerts in London in 2009.
The "Thriller" singer's mother, Katherine, is suing privately held AEG Live, which was promoting Jackson's "This Is It" concerts, for negligence in hiring Dr. Conrad Murray as his personal physician.
Prince, wearing a dark suit and tie, showed little emotion while testifying until he described his father's death, which was the first time any of Jackson's children have spoken publicly about it.
The teenager said he and his two younger siblings - sister Paris and brother Blanket - were at their rented Los Angeles home when they heard a scream from where their father was. Prince said Murray told them in a hospital waiting room later that day that Jackson had died of a heart attack.
The trial began in late April and is expected to last for another month.
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