David Rothenberg – Burn Victim (Dave Dave)

Michael Bush and Dave Dave (january 2013)

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David Rothenberg a burn victim, just because of his father. A drama was staged on the true story of David Rothenberg. David Rothenberg was played by Matthew Lawrence who starred in this movie which was typically made for TV presentation. This movie “David” was presented on October 28, 1988 at ABC TV Channel.

This 20-year-old David Rothenberg is an icon of bravery and courage, he was just 6-year-old when his father burned him, it was a near death experience for him, and he faced the death in his childhood. The story of movie “David” is established on a book co-written by Marie Rothenberg and Mel White, it this book they have explained the true story and all the incidents of him life thoroughly they have also explained in this book that how David Rothenberg was burned over 90% of his body by his father. His father Charles Rothenberg tried to kill him; he was brutally tortured and burned.

Movie shows how David Rothenberg estranged father, “Charles Rothenberg”, who was unable to take care of their young one tried to kill him in a hotel room, in this film Bernadette Peters portrayed mother of David, Marie Rothenberg, who is fighting with crisis of her life. Overall this movie was a treat to watch.

David (1988 film)

David is a drama, the true story of David Rothenberg, who was burned as a child by his father. This made-for-television film co-starred Matthew Lawrence as David, Bernadette Peters as his mother, and John Glover as his father. It aired on ABC. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094952/

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Jackson’s Funeral: Family and Friends Say Goodbye

Jackson’s lesser-known friends were also given a moment to share their memories of the fallen star. The spontaneous speeches were some of the most poignant. One in particular was delivered by David Rothenberg, a burn victim whom Jackson took care of for years after 90% of his body was scorched in a childhood fire. “He was very scarred over all of his body,” says a guest. “He spoke about Michael and how he cared for [Rothenberg] for so long without asking for anything in return. It was very moving.”

All together for Michael

In a twisted attempt at revenge over a custody disagreement Charles Rothenberg poured kerosene over his little boy while he slept in a Californian hotel room and set him alight. Rothenberg later served six years in jail for the crime.

The little lad suffered more than 90 per cent burns and amazingly survived, but was left badly scarred.

His mother Marie, who later wrote a book about her son’s ordeal which was turned into a TV movie, organised a trip to Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch as a treat, and the singing legend took the boy under his wing.

Dave, now a law student living in Utah, changed his surname to break all ties with his father.

He has said of Jackson: “He befriended me. He took me into his life, which is very rare for Michael to do.

“But he opened up his arms to me and accepted me as a very good friend of his. And throughout the years, he never let me go.”

Dave appeared on the Larry King show to talk about his memories of Jackson on the day of the star’s memorial service last year.

But the show sparked a series of rumours which have snowballed into an internet sensation and become a huge talking point on michaeljacksonhoaxforum.com.

Mystery

Many bloggers have said Dave’s high-pitched voice bears a remarkable resemblance to the singing legend’s, and observers claim his eyes have changed colour from his previous blue/green to brown.

His extensive facial scarring is supposedly a perfect cover for Jackson’s surgically altered features, while the Larry King clip has been posted hundreds of times on YouTube, with web users analysing the similarities in their mannerisms.

Souza, a blogger and administrator of michaeljacksonhoaxforum.com, asserts: “Michael Jackson attended Larry King Live on the day of the funeral disguised as Dave Dave.”

The 28-year-old, from the Netherlands, runs the site, which gets around a million hits per day, with her friend Mo, a 40-year-old mum-of-two, and the pair call themselves Michael Jackson Death Hoax Investigators.

She told The Sun: “At first we started investigating Michael’s death as it was a gut feeling we both had.

“The media told us two different stories. TMZ.com reported he died six minutes before the doctor pronounced him dead, and CNN kept telling us he was in a coma. What really happened still remains a mystery.”

Lawyer Brian Oxman, who acts as Dave’s spokesman, scotched the rumours, telling The Sun: “The stories that have surfaced on the blogs concerning Michael Jackson still being alive are part of the worldwide grief that everyone whoever loved Michael Jackson now feels.

“He was so remarkable that people find it difficult to believe he is no longer with us. They long for him to remain a part of our lives.

“Dave Dave is an extraordinary young man. Michael Jackson took care of Dave for many years and asked nothing in return.

“I have spoken to Dave within the past several weeks, and he is doing well. He is going to school in Utah, and he is studying to be a lawyer.

“I can assure you that while Michael Jackson would be thrilled that Dave would become a lawyer, Michael Jackson never wanted to be a lawyer himself. He would shudder at the very thought.”

Jackson died aged 50 in June last year.

The real Dave Dave

http://whataboutmj.wordpress.com/2010/06/13/the-real-dave-dave/#comment-401

Three Years After His Father Set Him Afire, David Rothenberg Not Only Survives but Smiles

http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20093827,00.html

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8 thoughts on “David Rothenberg – Burn Victim (Dave Dave)

  1. I went to school with you david and have never forgotten you.I remember playing games at your house on court street also i remeber carol park, But most of all Ive never forgotton you and I truely hope that you remember me

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  2. Dave,

    All though I personally do not know you, I think you are a awesome person. “I ADMIRE YOU!! I wish you the best in life and do well in everything that you do. You are the greatest. You are a WOUNDERFUL PERSON ON THE IN SIDE AND ON THE OUT. You are my hero!!

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  3. hi Dave you don’t know me , but when you were 6 years old and dieing of an infection called candida i too was dieing of the same infection in 1983, and i read your story, and i figured if you could make, so could i, dave your story, GOD IS USEING TO INSPIRE, AND GIVE HOPE TO OTHERS through you GOD BLESS YOU. love you forever.

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  4. David i think you are an amazing person your courage and determination is unwavering hearing your story has touched my heart and made me realise that there are truly wonderful people in this world and dont let anybody tell you that you are different because you are not you are remarkable and your mum is one strong woman YOU ROCK DAVID AND MARIA

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  5. Dear David, I often think of you and your journey. I know you get sick of people talking about the past, but I’m here to tell you. There are people in this world that through their suffering they become shining examples of GOD’S power. From a demented, evil and perversed person plans can be swept away by his mighty hand. I will be a devoted friend in Christ and you and your Mom will always be in my prayers.

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  6. Hi David Im so glad your doing well. I hope you have a long wonderful life. I was one of the Buena Park Officers on the scene on that awful night at the Best Western motel. I was also at the hospital the first couple of nights. I’m retired now after 28 yrs in law enforcement. That night will always be in my memory as my worst day as an officer. Take Care

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  7. HI DAVE DAVE THIS IS FIONA JORDAN I HOPE YOU ARE DOING OK . I HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD XMAS . I KNOW YOUR FRIEND MJ IS STILL ALIVE I DONOT BLAME HIM FOR HIDEING OUTHE IS A GOOD PERSON AND HAS A KIND HEART ALSO I WOULD LOVE TO SAY HI TO HIM YOU CAN TEXT ME BACK IF YOU WANT TO SAY HI . HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR ALSO

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