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Tuesday 18 August 2009 @ 15:49 - GMT

Sir Elton John

In the photo above, Elton appears with Scott Cummings.

He is included in Scott's new book, Michael Jackson's Former Bodyguard: An Inside Look at The Rich and Famous.

The author, who has gone on to become an investigator for the city of Philadelphia and Mayfair Civic Association president, also protected names like Henry Kissinger, Martha Stewart and Jason Priestly.

But the 47-year-old's title choice is a bit misleading.

In 1990, Jackson twice visited Donald Trump in Atlantic City to discuss the possibility of performing at the opening of the Taj Mahal. Scott, who then worked as a bodyguard for Trump, escorted Jackson during those visits.

His memories include one time when Jackson was walking through a crowd of young people and somebody grabbed his fedora.

"Don't worry about me. Go get my hat," Michael said, adding that it was a treasured possession.

A New Jersey state trooper retrieved the hat and Jackson had "tears in his eyes," Cummings said.

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