Just a thought as I once again ascend the grassy knoll:
Michael Jackson was $400 million in debt, and reports were that due to various illnesses he was unable to sing and dance. No singing, no dancing. No Income. What better way to get out of it all than to fake your death. A couple of plastic surgeries to make him look normal and no one would ever know.
My guess is that he’s currently in Kalamazoo, sharing an apartment with Elvis and Tupak.