The King of Pop paid scientists to create Moonwalking army
Jasmine Cowler

10:15 30th October 2014

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Michael Jackson apparently paid scientists to clone him before his death, according to a new interview with biographer, Michael C. Luckman.

In the years leading up to his untimely demise, it's claimed the troubled star paid Eurpoean scientists millions of dollars towards genetic research in order for him to have his genes replicated. Jackson's wish was that the clones would be able to carry on his legacy after death.

Michael C. Luckman claims the information was given to him from the late celebrity fashion designer Andre Van Pier - who designed stage costumes for Jackson and his sisters.

Luckman told BANG Showbiz: ''Van Pier first learned of the futuristic cloning experiments and the secret sperm deposits from a close associate at a longevity centre based in Panama. Michael's enthusiasm for cloning began with the successful cloning of Dolly the Sheep and escalated following false claims by the Raelians, a UFO cult group with headquarters in Canada, that they had cloned the first human baby.''

Luckman, who has just finished his book 'The Battle for Michael Jackson's Soul', believes the cloning process could even be being carried out now.

The author says: ''Michael wanted this happen, and spent time and money trying to achieve his goal. We could see many dead stars resurrected with science. Canadian dentist Dr. Michael Zuk purchased one of John Lennon's teeth at auction and has announced plans to use the DNA from the tooth to create a perfect double of the former Beatle.''

 Below: How Michael Jackson's legacy has been trashed since his death

  • Michael Jackson - The Live Seance: Joined by four Michael Jackson super fans who all clearly needed psychological help, television entertainer and 'psychic' Derek Acorah "spoke" to Jackson in a startlingly tasteless TV show broadcast just four months after his death. Tasteless even for Acorah, which is really saying something.

  • The Michael album: Poor reviews, accusations of an impersonator actually recording the tracks and the fact Jackson's family claimed to not want it to even released in the first place meant Jackson's first posthumous album was hardly an overwhelming success. There was also appearances from Lenny Kravitz, Akon and, er, 50 Cent. Poor Michael.

  • Michael Jackson - This Is It: Chronicling the relentless rehearsals for his upcoming O2 residency (that many accuse of causing his death), this "concert film" is a depressing depiction of the singer's last few months. Dancing woodenly and weakly croaking out lyrics, this is surely not how Jackson would like to be remembered.

  • Thriller: A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson: Nobody asked for this.

  • Cirque De Soleil Michael Jackson World Tour: Yeah, we don't quite understand this one either. A bunch of gymnasts contorting their body into weird shapes and jumping all over the place in trippy outfits in time to Jackson's music? We're sure it's incredibly impressive, but there's something about it that leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

  • Ridiculous merchandise: On the official MJ website you can buy vinyls, box sets - and a jacket for £260.

  • Xscape: And if a previous, underwhelming collection of MJ tracks wasn't enough - here comes another. Xscape has been worked on some big names (including Timbaland), but it's part of a Sony promotion for their range of Xperia phones, and Jackson's nephews 3T have expressed concerns over the album, saying their perfectionist uncle would have wanted a say on the material being release. Every heard of 'rest in peace'?

  • The hologram: The Billboard Awards clearly wished to replicate the stir caused by the Coachella Tupac hologram when they brought on a Michael Jackson hologram to perform new track 'Slave To The Rhythm'. Creepily realistic, it all just seems a little much when in the week following the release of MJ's posthumous album Xscape. There's also been accusations the hologram was actually a real life Michael Jackson impersonator.

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