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Jackson Leaving Beatles Songs to McCartney in Will

 hspace=Michael Jackson reportedly plans to end his longstand ing feud with Paul McCartney by leaving him the Beatles‘ back catalog in his will. Jacko and Macca have been estranged since a falling out back in 1985, after Jackson beat out McCartney and Yoko Ono — widow of John Lennon — in a bidding war for the rights to 200 of Fab Four’s legendary songs.

Sir Paul, 66, has long felt betrayed by Jackson, now 50, on principle. In 2006 McCartney said, “You know what doesn’t feel very good, is going on tour and paying to sing all my songs. Every time I sing ‘Hey Jude,’ I’ve got to pay someone.”

Previously, the pair collaborated on Jackson’s 1982 ‘Thriller’ extract ‘The Girl is Mine,’ and McCartney’s 1983 single ‘Say, Say, Say’ from ‘Pipes of Peace.’

U.K. newspaper the Daily Mirror quotes a Jackson insider as saying, “Michael told his lawyers he was sad he no longer talks to Sir Paul and said he wanted to make things right.”

Just last month, Jackson denied rumors that he was suffering from a deadly lung condition after unauthorized biographer Ian Halperin claimed Jackson was battling emphysema, genetic illness Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (A1AD) and was also losing the vision in his left eye.