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'King Of Botox' And Michael Jackson's Personal Doctor Dies
Dr. Arnold Klein, longtime doctor and friend of Michael Jackson and a pioneer in Botox, has died. He was 70.Klein was admitted to Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Desert earlier this week after suffering severe abdominal pains and died on Thursday night of natural causes, according to KTLA. The Beverly Hills doctor was known as a dermatologist to the stars, including Elizabeth Taylor, Dolly Parton, Dustin Hoffman, and Cher, and became known by some as the "King of Botox" for pioneering its use for cosmetic therapy. However, he was most infamously associated with the late Michael Jackson, with whom he became very close and was tied to the singer's downfall.
According to TMZ, Klein helped supply Jackson with the narcotics the singer became addicted to and even injected him dozens of times with the painkiller Demerol in the months leading to Jackson's death. In the wake of Jackson's death, Klein's life took a nosedive as the disgraced doctor became engulfed in litigation and filed for bankruptcy in 2011.
Klein was also always rumored to be the biological father of Jackson's 18-year-old son Michael Jackson, Jr., better known as Prince. He stoked those claims a few years ago when he posted on Facebook a picture of his driver's license from his younger days next to a then-current picture of Prince. Prince's mother, Debbie Rowe, was Klein's nurse when she met Michael Jackson.
Earlier this month, Prince addressed a Twitter troll, acknowledging in his response that Michael Jackson was likely not his biological father: