Michael Jackson wanted a mini-version of himself cloned to carry on his legacy, it has emerged.
The 'King of Pop' reportedly became 'obsessed' with the idea of cloning after attending a conference on human cloning with spoon bending psychic Uri Geller in Las Vegas in 2002, reports the Mirror.
Jacko's chauffeur Al Bowman, who drove the singer and Geller to the event, said: "Jackson was very excited.
"He bounced out of that conference like a small child. He was smiling and on a high. I heard him and Uri talking in the back of the limo.
"He was talking about the prospect of being cloned. He grabbed Uri by both arms and told him, 'I really want to do it Uri, and I don't care how much it costs'.
"Michael said he wanted a mini-version of himself cloned to carry on his legacy. He was hoping that Michael Jackson could live for ever," Bowman added.
The conference was held by Clonaid, the scientific arm of the Raelian movement, a bizarre sect that believes cloning is the key to eternal life.