Howard Weitzman, who was an attorney for Michael Jackson, as died of cancer in Los Angeles, at the age of 81.
Weitzman was a founding partner in the law firm The Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump LLP. The firm issued a statement on Thursday morning saying; “Our beloved friend and partner Howard Weitzman passed away yesterday. A renowned trial lawyer and dealmaker, Howard skillfully handled some of the most famous cases in Hollywood. Howard’s wit, charm, and brilliant legal mind are legendary, and we will miss him dearly. We send our love and condolences to Howard’s wife Margaret, his sons Armen and Jed, and to his many clients, friends, and admirers. RIP Howard, you will always be a giant.”
Weitzman was also an attorney for other celebrities including Marlon Brando, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Morgan Freeman.