“It was almost as if he'd lost his love for music," the Mirror quoted him as saying. He also insisted that the iconic singer wished to make films instead of music. He said: "He was so frail and exhausted. He wanted to move into film-making and told me it was much more important to him than his music."
In fact, the helmer was teaching Michael the nuances of directing a film. He mentioned that the 'Thriller" singer was in poor health when he met him for the last time at his Holmby Hills home.
He added: "It was like hugging a bag of bones. He looked like he wasn't taking very good care of himself at all. He tried to be upbeat about the tour but you could see that he was down and depressed. I have never seen him so bad."
According to Stoller, the legend loved his children and was fascinated with cartoon shows and movies like a kid. He said: "He was a great father. The kids were always being schooled in a classroom upstairs. He was obsessed with helicopter rides and squealed like a big kid. He loved orange soda and had a bit of soup, but that's all." However, he agreed: " He was very sad and lonely."