According to the New York Post, DiLeo left behind a series of personal notes and videos in which he spoke about Michael Jackson. The documents were processed in a biographical book entitled “DiLeo: I Am Going to Set the Record Straight,” by his former business partner Mark Lamica.
DiLeo, who played the role of the gangster Tuddy Cicero in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas, died in 2011 at the age of 63, from complications after heart surgery.
Frank DiLeo spoke at length about the singer’s changing looks.
“Michael told Frank in a phone conversation that he couldn’t bear to see his father’s face when he looked in the mirror,” Mark Lamica told Page Six. “Frank had told him that he needed to stop changing his face, because he was becoming unrecognizable to his fans.”
“Michael couldn’t be near his father. When he would show up during the ‘Bad’ tour, Michael would have panic attacks,” he added.
So far, Michael Jackson’s spokesman hasn’t made any comment on the allegations from the upcoming book.
The release date of the biographical book has not yet been announced.