Dave Dave, 42 who was very close to late King of Pop, Michael Jackson's secretly passed away on July 14 at his home located in Las Vegas, Nevada. A lot of artists speak about struggle and suffering but only very few know the real suffering and Dave Dave, the Las Vegas artist, is one of them. His father was cruel and tried to kill the young soul when he was just 6.
Dave's original name was David Rothenberg but he later changed it to Dave Dave because he didn't want his father's name or criminality around him. After the tragic burning incident, most of Dave's childhood was consumed in healing and skin grafting. Although, a year later he had another life-changing moment, meeting the late King of Pop Michael Jackson.
He didn't remember how he met Michael Jackson, whether it was initiated by his family or because of Jackson's camp, but the relationship hit off from the moment both of them encountered each other.
Dave said, "I wanted to meet him, and he wanted to meet me, and that just turned into a lifelong relationship that never ended, It was amazing being friends with Michael Jackson. He was an amazing person," to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
At the age of 19, Dave started creating art and Michael Jackson was nothing but supportive of him and his ideas. When Michael Jackson saw Dave painting near the lake at King of Pop's home, he said to Dave, "you are the greatest artist in the world."
Michael Jackson and Dave Dave became very close friends, more like father-son. However, the late King of Pop didn't pay for Dave's medical procedures as his mom had insurance which secured every single doctor's visit expense. MJ did offer the kid tremendous passionate help for the following 30 years. Dave Dave even went to Michael Jackson's memorial service and talked about their fellow friendship there.
Michael Jackson was a father to Dave. He befriended Dave when he was just seven years old. "He took me into his life. He opened up his arms to me and accepted me as a very good friend of his. And throughout the years he never let me go. Michael was like a father to me," said Dave is his official blog.
Dave further said, "He was a great person. He never hurt a soul and I'm happy to have been his friend all these years. Michael offered a lot of emotional support for me. Michael was there for me whenever I needed to talk to him. He opened up Neverland to me as a means to get away. Metaphorically he was always like a father that I never had."