Up to 12 devastated fans of the late Michael Jackson have taken their lives, according to multiple reports circling the Internet on Wednesday.
Rev. Jesse Jackson condemned the drastic measures some heartbroken fans have been taking worldwide by releasing a YouTube video.
One of the most notable cases of suicide attempts comes from Russia, where Pável Talaláyev — the country’s most famous Jacko lookalike — was found bleeding heavily at his home in Moscow.
A paramedic on scene said: “He was in a terrible state and kept on saying: ‘It’s all the same to me. I’m going to kill myself. It’s the worst tragedy of my life and I don’t want to live any more. I don’t know why you saved my life, I want to be with him’.”
Pável modelled himself after Jackson from the age of nine.