Michael Jackson’s death left the internet awash with conspiracy theories and speculation while genuine questions about the cause remained.
Even before it became clear that the singer had died there were suggestions of fakery and intrigue surrounding reports of his collapse.
When news that Michael Jackson had been taken to hospital after going into cardiac arrest emerged, Perez Hilton, the Hollywood blogger, pronounced himself “dubious” saying that he had pulled a “similar stunt” when he was getting ready for a big appearance in 1995.
The posting, which suggested that the star was “dragging his heels” over the 50 performance residency planned at the 02 arena, was taken down from the site.
But even after his death had been confirmed, postings from the public continued to insist that he might not have died.