Monday, July 2, 2012

Michael Jackson?s tiger dies of lung cancer

Thriller and Michael JacksonThriller, the famous pet tiger which belonged to the late Michael Jackson has died. The 13-year-old animal that lived at Jackson’s Neverland died of lung cancer at the Tippi Hedren‘s wildlife preserve near Los Angeles on June 11. An autopsy was performed and the tiger was cremated. Hedren says Thriller and brother Sabu were born in 1998 and lived with Jackson until 2006 when Jackson left Neverland. Jackson’s veterinarian asked Hedren to take the cats at her Shambala Preserve in Acton. She says a $79,000 compound was built on a lake and Thriller had a great life with Sabu. Despite Jackson’s love of animals, Hedren says he never called to check on the tigers and never sent any money to help pay for their care.