Michael Jackson's casket at his private funeral
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On September 3, 2009, Lisa Marie attended Michael Jackson's funeral with nearly 200 of his closest friends and family members. At the end of the service, after most people left, she says she was the last one standing there with his casket.

"As you stood over his casket," Oprah asks, "Were you able to make peace?"

Lisa Marie pauses. "No, I don't think I could make peace then," she says. "It was more like I wanted to apologize for not being around."

Lisa Marie admits it's naïve to think that she could have saved her ex-husband from his fate, but she wanted to more than anything. To this day, she wonders whether her efforts could have made a difference. "Had I just said, 'How are you?' Can I try to make a phone call? I really did regret that I didn't," she says.

FROM: Lisa Marie Presley Speaks Out About the Death of Ex-Husband Michael Jackson
Published on October 21, 2010

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