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Jacko wanted to quit music

Michael Jackson’s close friend and film-maker Bryan Michael Stoller revealed that the singer lost his love for music and wanted to quit in the months leading up to his death.

music Updated: Jul 06, 2009 18:33 IST

Michael Jackson’s close friend and film-maker Bryan Michael Stoller has said that the singer had lost his love for music and wanted to quit in the months leading up to his death.

“It was almost as if he'd lost his love for music,” the Mirror quoted him as saying.

He also insisted that the iconic singer wished to make films instead of music.

He said: "He was so frail and exhausted. He wanted to move into film-making and told me it was much more important to him than his music."

In fact, the helmer was teaching Michael the nuances of directing a film.

He mentioned that the Thriller singer was in poor health when he met him for the last time at his Holmby Hills home.

He added: "It was like hugging a bag of bones. He looked like he wasn't taking very good care of himself at all. He tried to be upbeat about the tour but you could see that he was down and depressed. I have never seen him so bad."

According to Stoller, the legend loved his children and was fascinated with cartoon shows and movies like a kid.

He said: "He was a great father. The kids were always being schooled in a classroom upstairs.