Frank Dileo on Larry King Live, part 1
At the time of his death, Michael Jackson was being managed by Frank Dileo, a storied music industry veteran who moved to Nashville several years ago and was the subject of a November 2007 Scene cover story. In addition to his prolific music biz career, Dileo played the roles of Tuddy Cicero in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas and Mr. Big in the Wayne's World movies. You can read more about Dileo, and a statement he released the day after Jackson's death, here.
Outside of a couple of very brief appearances, Dileo has been keeping a low profile since Jackson's death. But last night on Larry King Live, Dileo talked at length about having to tell the family members about Jackson's death, conflicts between family and management, allegations of Jackson's drug use and his friendship with the King of Pop.
Part 2, below: