Witness: Michael Jackson was paranoid, talking to himself in last days


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Michael Jackson's longtime makeup artist testifies about his good times, last days

Jackson "was acting like a person I didn't recognize" Karen Faye says

Jackson tried to avoid rehearsing for "This Is It," Faye testifies

"They had to make him rehearse," she says

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Michael Jackson appeared paranoid, repeating himself and shivering from chills in his final days, his longtime makeup artist testified Thursday.

“This was not the man I knew,” Karen Faye testified. “He was acting like a person I didn’t recognize.”

Faye, who did Jackson’s makeup and hair for 27 years, was the sixth witness called by lawyers for Michael Jackson’s mother and children in their wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live. She testified Thursday and will return to the stand Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom.

The Jacksons contend that AEG Live is liable in the pop icon’s June 25, 2009, death from an overdose of a surgical anesthetic because it negligently hired, retained or supervised the doctor treating him.

Michael Jackson’s brightest and darkest moments brought laughter and tears as Faye testified.