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THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL JACKSON REMEMBERS FRANK DILEO

THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL JACKSON REMEMBERS FRANK DILEO
August 24, 2011

As many of you know, Michael’s longtime friend and manager Frank Dileo had been dealing with serious health issues for the past several months. It is with great sadness that we share with you the news that Frank lost his long struggle this morning and passed away at the age of 63.

Frank had an amazing amount of creative energy, a huge heart, an infectious spirit and a larger than life persona that captured the attention of any room he entered. He also cared deeply about Michael, his children and his fans.



Frank and Michael became friends when Frank was vice president for promotion at Epic Records during the release of "Thriller." In his best-selling book "Moonwalk," Michael wrote: "Frank really worked hard and proved to be my right hand during the years ahead. His brilliant understanding of the recording industry proved invaluable."

Frank went on to manage the incredibly successful Bad World Tour. Even after they stopped working together professionally, the bond between Michael and Frank remained and the family friendship continued. In early 2009, Frank was reunited with Michael once again as his manager as preparations began for the "This Is It" concerts.

After Michael’s passing, Frank proved invaluable to the Executors of his Estate, sharing unique insights that nobody else could possibly have.



Said John Branca, Co-Executor of the Michael Jackson Estate: "I had the privilege of knowing Frank Dileo for more than two decades. He was not only one of the great veterans of the music business, he was a beloved friend to me and all who were lucky enough to have had him in their lives. He was one of a kind. He was a character. He was an original. We loved him, and we will miss him. Our hearts are with his family."

Our thoughts and prayers are with Frank’s wife, Linda, his son Dominic, his daughter, Belinda, his grandchildren and all of his extended family and loved ones.

 

Comments (93)

To Frank's widow and children, my deepest condolences on the passing of your husband and father. Rest in Peace Frank and thanks for standing by Michael during his life and career. You were truly a good friend to him.

Condolences and prayers for Frank and his loved ones left behind. Perhaps he will be managing MJ's affairs in the hereafter while Michael is busy with the angels, working to heal the world. R.I.P. Frank Dileo. Thank you for everything you did to help Michael and the great moments and memories that resulted for us as his fans. God bless.

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i am saddened to hear that Frank Dlieo has passed. (Yesterday Nick Ashford; earlier Amy Whinehouse). He has been very instrumental in Michael's career. (Although we are saved we still hurt when loved ones pass on). Our heartfelt condelences also go out to the Dlieo/extended family and friends; including the Jackson familyestate, who are among the friends of Mr. Dileo. To the Dileo family; we send our love as you are in our prayers. Mr. Dileo has left an incredible mark as Michael referred to him as his right hand. A man who helped contribute greatly to Michael's phenominal success. What a legacy; friend and manager of the greatest entertainer ever. (I've always loved the picture of Michael and Mir. Dileo; facing each other (at the top). Both pictures are really nice). Mr. Dileo, you will never be forgotten. You, (along with Nick Ashford and Amy Whinehouse) will remain in our hearts. Rest in peace.

My deepest condolences to Frank's family and loved ones. Such heartbreaking news. He was such a wonderful manager and a trusted friend to Michael. Thank you Frank for all you did for Michael over the years. We love you, Uncle Tookie. Rest in Peace.

I am very saddened to read that Mr. Dileo has passed. (Yesterday Nick Ashford; earlier on, Amy Whinehouse). He has been very instrumental in Michael's Career. (Although we are saved, we still hurt when loved ones pass on). Our heartfelt condolences also go out to the Dileo family/extended; and friends; which include the Jackson family/estate, who are among the friends of Mr. Dileo. To the Dileo family; we send our love as you are in our prayers.. Mr. Dileo has left an incredible mark; as Michael referred to him as his right hand. A man who has helped contibute greatly to Michael's phenominal success. What a legacy; friend and manager of the greatest entertainer ever. (I've always loved the picture of Michael and Mr. Dileo facing each other. Both pictures are really nice). Mr. Dileo, you will never be forgotten. You, along with Nick Ashford, and Amy Whinehouse will remain in our hearts. Rest in peace.

I am starting a campaign to have Frank Dileo honored in The Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait. He deserves to have a dot in his name next to Michael's dot in the heart. Please tell Portrait Artist David Ilan on the tribute website that you vote to have Mr. Delio honored this way. We will miss you, Frank.

wow! Im soo shocked. He did everything for Michael and was there even in the bad times.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and Michael's family since they were soo close to each other. R.I.P. Frank Dileo and thanks for bein such a good friend to Michael and I love you for that. <3

It's nice that he still was on Michael's side, when so many people were ready to dismiss him.