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Pub. Date (Canada): July 14th, 2009
Number of pages: 287 (+39 color photos)
ISBN (Canada): 978-1-926745-12-1
Trim Size: Hardcover
Format: 6X9 inches
Category: Biography, Pop Culture
Canada: $24.95


Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson
Ian Halperin

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#1 NY Times bestselling author/filmmaker Ian Halperin exposes astonishing secrets about this mystifying figure who became the world’s biggest entertainer!

In late December 2008, Ian Halperin told the world that Michael Jackson had only six months to live. His investigation into Jackson`s failing health made headlines around the globe. Six months and a day later, the King of Pop was dead.

It was greed that killed Michael Jackson. Friends and associates paint a tragic picture of the last years and days of his life as Jackson made desperate attempts to prepare for the planned concert series at London's 02 Arena in July 2009. These shows would have earned millions for the singer and his entourage, but he could never have completed them, not mentally and not physically. Michael knew it and his advisers knew it. Anyone who caught even a fleeting glimpse of the frail fifty- year-old hiding beneath the costumes and cosmetics would have understood that the London tour was madness. Why did it happen this way?

After an intense five-year investigation, New York Times bestselling author Ian Halperin uncovers the real story of Michael Jackson’s final years, a suspenseful and surprising thriller. Halperin strips away Michael’s masks and gets to the truth!

This investigation separates the sad truth from the multilayered lies and media distortions, as the world says “goodbye” to the King of Pop.

"Halperin comes to the story determined to hold to the truth, no matter where it leads him."

The Times of London

About the Author

Ian Halperin is the author or co-author of ten books, including Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson. This #1 New York Times Bestseller was published in July 2009.


Halperin specializes in undercover investigations. He has contributed to 60 Minutes II, CBC’s Fifth Estate, The Daily Mail (London), Court TV and E Channel. Halperin is also a world acclaimed documentary filmmaker and a former co-winner of Rolling Stone magazine’s College Journalism Award.


Halperin is a keynote speaker at universities and colleges where he often talks about Hollywood and the music industry. Ian has also toured the globe as a professional musician. Moreover, the author’s blog, ianundercover.com, is one of the world`s leading websites about pop culture.

Previous New York Times Bestsellers:

Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson
(ISBN: 978-143917717)

Love & Death: The Murder of Kurt Cobain
(ISBN: 978-0806520742)

Celine Dion: Behind the Fairytale
(ISBN: 978-0965958301)