"There will definitely be a feeding frenzy whether it's with lawyers, whether it's with family members or whether it's with the children's mother," said ABC News Legal Analyst Dana Cole. "It's just a guessing game as to how he put this all together, how he held it together. [Whether it] was with common sense and skilled lawyering or if it was with scotch tape. We just don't know."
There's also his upcoming concert. The promoter of Jackson's 50-concert tour will have to refund $85 million worth of tickets, but like Elvis Pressley, Jackson's could become worth more in death than life.
"He really was living pretty much in the ghetto of press gossip and scandal reports and freaky pictures. he moment he died in a way that changed," said Margo Jefferson, author of "On Michael Jackson." "Death makes it possible for people to reconnect with what they loved and admired in an artist."
Chopra said he was working on a song with Jackson dedicated to conservation and earth, one of the last recordings Jackson made.
Jackson "said he wanted to do something for the environment," Chopra said. "We were talking about how to reframe our perspective of what the environment is. ... He was moved by that kind of sentiment."
As for how he will remember his friend, Chopra said: "Innocent and pure and loving and compassionate and misunderstood."
ABC News' Gina Sunseri, Richard Esposito, Mike von Fremd and Brian Rooney contributed to this report.