The father of Jordan Chandler, who was 13 when he claimed Michael Jackson molested him in the early 1990s, has killed himself with a single gunshot to his head.
The body of Evan Chandler was found in bed by a concierge at the dentist's luxury waterfront apartment block with the gun still in his hand. The death of the 65-year-old, who left no note, was being investigated by New Jersey cops.
"We have ruled it as suicide because he was found with a gun held to his body,” The Sun quoted police as saying.
"He had a single bullet wound to the side of his head. There was no note but officers did find medication in keeping with a serious medical condition," it was added.
Jackson settled a civil suit out of court with the Chandler family and its legal team with a payoff worth millions.