Michael Jackson's mother Katherine is suing his concert promoter for imposing a rigorous rehearsal schedule on him which she claims led to his death.
AEG Live is also being accused of negligence in hiring Michael's physician, Dr Conrad Murray, and providing poor medical care for the frail singer in the months leading up to his big comeback tour in 2009.
The lawsuit alleges that at his final rehearsal the singer was shivering and disorientated. It says: "AEG had legal duties to Michael Jackson to treat him safely and to not put him in harm's way."
"Due to AEG's actions and inactions, three loving children lost their father, a loving mother and father lost their son, the Jackson siblings lost their brother, and the world lost its most celebrated entertainer."
Michael died at home after suffering a cardiac arrest in June 2009, at the age of 50.
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