Evan Chandler

 

Age: 65

 

Summary: prominent screenwriter and dentist who was the father of Jordan Chandler, the then-12-year-old boy who had made national headlines when he accused Michael Jackson of allegedly molesting him several times in the 1990's, in which the Chandler family filed a $60 million civil lawsuit in 1996 against the King of Pop and his then-wife Lisa Marie Presley, claiming the two breached the terms of confidentiality deal by talking about the sex abuse charges with ABC's Diane Sawyer during a TV interview the previous year, but Jordan (now 29) has never spoken publicly about the case.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound

 

Born: January 25, 1944

 

Died: November 5, 2009

 

Location: Jersey City, New Jersey