Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie has dismissed reports she ignored a voicemail from her ex-husband Michael Jackson in which he made a desperate plea for help.
The Thriller superstar, who divorced Lisa Marie Presley in 1996 after two years of marriage, died after suffering a cardiac arrest on 25 June (09). His cause of death has yet to be determined, but rumours have swirled about his alleged addiction to prescription painkillers possibly contributing to his untimely demise.
Us Weekly magazine claims Jackson reached out to his first wife Presley one year ago, after fearing he was losing control of his life.
The rock offspring reportedly turned her back on Jackson and refused to return the distraught call - and now the tabloid claims she's wracked with guilt over her decision.
A source tells the tabloid, "He said he needed her help because his life was spinning out of control and begged her to call him. But she never did.
"She kept saying, 'I should've done something', and blames herself, which is completely unreasonable of course."
However, a representative for Presley has poured doubt on the report, saying: "I don't believe this is true."
Presley took to her online blog after Jackson's death and revealed he had had a premonition he would die young, just like her father did.
She wrote, "He knew: Years ago Michael and I were having a deep conversation about life in general. I can't recall the exact subject matter but he may have been questioning me about the circumstances of my father's death... At some point he paused, he stared at me very intensely and he stated with an almost calm certainty, 'I am afraid that I am going to end up like him, the way he did.' ...14 years later I am sitting here watching on the news as an ambulance leaves the driveway of his home."