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Daughter of Michael Jackson estate’s lawyer dies after bike accident


The 12-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson estate lawyer Jonathan Steinsapir has died two weeks after a tragic bike accident left her hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury. 

Molly Steinsapir died Monday from injuries sustained in the January 31 accident when she was riding her bike downhill while wearing a helmet. 

The little girl’s brave fight for her life has gripped MJ fans worldwide after her mom Kaye Steinsapir documented her progress on social media.

Kaye, a lawyer from Los Angeles, announced her daughter’s tragic death on Twitter Monday telling supporters she had been ‘called home to G-d.’

The 12-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson estate lawyer Jonathan Steinsapir has died two weeks after a tragic bike accident left her hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury. Molly Steinsapir pictured 

The little girl's brave fight for her life has gripped MJ fans worldwide after her mom Kaye Steinsapir documented her progress on social media. Pictured a photo of Molly in her hospital bed shared by Kaye

The little girl’s brave fight for her life has gripped MJ fans worldwide after her mom Kaye Steinsapir documented her progress on social media. Pictured a photo of Molly in her hospital bed shared by Kaye

‘Molly has been called home to G-d. While our hearts are broken in a way that feels like they can never be mended, we take comfort knowing that Molly’s twelve years were filled with love and joy,’ Molly’s devastated mom wrote.

‘We are immensely blessed to be her parents.’

In a follow-up tweet, Kaye said she and her husband ‘know that she is watching over us and smiling at her two beloved little brothers, Nate and Eli, and her cat Leroy and her dog Calvin.’

The family asked that people donate to a children’s charity or ‘do something good for someone who needs it’ instead of sending flowers. 

Molly’s brave fight touched people worldwide with MJ fan account andjusticeforsome sharing Kaye’s posts throughout and urging fans Monday to ‘let the Steinsapirs know where you are from, and that you prayed for their precious daughter.’ 

‘Jon Steinsapir’s (and his wife Kaye’s) daughter has passed away. Jon is the Estate attorney who has battled against many cases,’ they tweeted. 

‘Deepest condolences go out to the Steinsapir family. This is just heartbreaking.’

CNN’s Jake Tapper also tweeted his condolences: ‘Oh no Oh I am so so sorry. I have been following and praying and this news is crushing I am so sorry.’

Molly Steinsapir died Monday from injuries sustained in the January 31 accident

Molly was riding her bike downhill while wearing a helmet

Molly Steinsapir (pictured) died Monday from injuries sustained in the January 31 accident when she was riding her bike downhill while wearing a helmet

Kaye announced Molly's death Monday after her condition worsened over the weekend

Kaye announced Molly’s death Monday after her condition worsened over the weekend

Meanwhile Star Wars actor Mark Hamill shared a heartbreak emoji.

A GoFundMe set up to help pay for medical expenses and to support the family had raised more than $19,000 Tuesday. 

Molly was rushed to hospital on January 31 after tragedy struck when she was biking with a friend. 

She was undergoing treatment at UCLA. 

Kaye, who now has 105,000 followers on Twitter, chronicled the ups and downs of her daughter’s two-week fight on social media and it quickly went viral as people rallied around the young girl and her family.  

‘Currently living every parent’s worst nightmare. They are taking her for another scan now because her brain pressure is higher than they’d like it to be. Keep those prayers coming please,’ Kaye wrote on February 1 alongside a heart-wrenching photo of her little girl lying unconscious in hospital. 

 

Kaye, who now has 105,000 followers on Twitter, chronicled the ups and downs of her daughter's two-week fight on social media and it quickly went viral as people rallied around the young girl and her family

Kaye, who now has 105,000 followers on Twitter, chronicled the ups and downs of her daughter’s two-week fight on social media and it quickly went viral as people rallied around the young girl and her family

Kaye, a lawyer from Los Angeles, told supporters Monday Molly had been 'called home to G-d.' Pictured together

Kaye, a lawyer from Los Angeles, told supporters Monday Molly had been ‘called home to G-d.’ Pictured together 

Molly's father is Jonathan Steinsapir who has represented MJ's estate in several legal battles, most recently suing HBO over documentary 'Finding Neverland'

Molly’s father is Jonathan Steinsapir who has represented MJ’s estate in several legal battles, most recently suing HBO over documentary ‘Finding Neverland’

She told how Molly’s ‘incredible friend’ Eme was with her at the time and ‘ran all the way home, while bleeding and still in shock, and got her parents. 

‘Eme is an incredible friend. Her bravery and strength no doubt saved Molly’s life,’ Kaye wrote.

She also thanked the ‘woman… who stopped and called 911 and stayed with our girl while Eme ran home. We thank Gd for her.’

A few days later on February 4 Kaye wrote that ‘MRI results were good’ and that they were ‘so relieved.’ 

But the 12-year-old’s condition deteriorated Sunday with Kaye tweeting the heartbreaking news that she was still ‘unable to wake up, although all the sedatives are gone’.

Molly's brave fight touched people worldwide with MJ fan account andjusticeforsome sharing Kaye's posts throughout. CNN's Jake Tapper also tweeted his condolences Monday

Molly’s brave fight touched people worldwide with MJ fan account andjusticeforsome sharing Kaye’s posts throughout. CNN’s Jake Tapper also tweeted his condolences Monday

‘The doctors will do one more exam tomorrow. If Molly is non-responsive, they will say that she is no longer with us. Please pray with everything in your heart for a miracle,’ she wrote.

Her mom paid tribute to Molly’s ‘old soul’ telling supporters throughout the ordeal how the 12-year-old was interested in politics.  

‘She was heartbroken by the images of police brutality and the assault on the Capitol. She has a painting in her room that says ‘Making a difference every day.’ She made an immense difference in her 12 years. We are so proud,’ Kaye wrote on Monday. 

Kaye wrote last week how she was watching Donald Trump’s impeachment trial at her daughter’s bedside.

Her mom paid tribute to Molly's 'old soul' telling supporters throughout the ordeal how the 12-year-old was interested in politics

Her mom paid tribute to Molly’s ‘old soul’ telling supporters throughout the ordeal how the 12-year-old was interested in politics

A GoFundMe set up to help pay for medical expenses and to support the family had raised more than $19,000 Tuesday

A GoFundMe set up to help pay for medical expenses and to support the family had raised more than $19,000 Tuesday

‘Molly has an intense interest in government and politics and would not have missed watching. She would be explaining it all to her friends and classmates,’ Kaye wrote.   

Molly’s father has represented Jackson’s estate in several legal fights since his death from a propofol overdose in 2009.

Molly's father (above) has represented Jackson's estate in several legal fights since his death from a propofol overdose in 2009

Molly’s father (above) has represented Jackson’s estate in several legal fights since his death from a propofol overdose in 2009

Most recently, the estate won an appeal in December in a case against HBO over its 2019 documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’ telling the story of two child stars who accused the King of Pop of sexually abusing them.

The estate sued HBO for $100 million in March 2019, accusing the broadcaster of breaching a contract that was signed by Jackson in 1992 when his Dangerous World Tour aired on the premium cable channel.

The contract allegedly had a non-disparagement clause that was breached when the film aired, according to court documents.

The estate also argued the documentary makers did not reach out to the estate for comment before it aired. 

A federal appeals court sided with Jackson’s estate in December, ruling HBO must arbitrate a dispute over the documentary.



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