Michael Jackson's doctor, close friend Arnie Klein dies at 70

By Wade Sheridan  |  Oct. 23, 2015 at 2:30 PM
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PALM SPRINGS , Fla., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's close friend and doctor Arnie Klein has died at the age of 70.

According to TMZ, Klein admitted himself to a hospital in Palm Spring, Fla., Thursday after experiencing abdominal pains. The 70-year-old was also wheelchair bound and suffering from multiple sclerosis. He died in the hospital later that evening.

Klein who was nicknamed the "Father of Botox" was a Beverly Hills dermatologist who treated a number of A-list stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Cher, Dolly Parton, Dustin Hoffman and Goldie Hawn.

Klein was close to his patients and has even been photographed walking the red carpet next to Hollywood's elite several times. In February, Klein posted a photo of himself in between Jackson and Taylor to promote a radio interview.

The late doctor treated Jackson for several years, and even traveled with the legendary singer up until Jackson's death in 2009. According to Klein's medical records, he had injected the king of pop with Demerol 51 times in the last three months before his death. Klein insisted that his nurse administered most of the shots and that he was in Europe during the incident.

However it was Dr. Conrad Murray who was convicted for Jackson's death in 2011. Murray was then released in 2013 after serving two years of a four-year sentence.

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