For every piece of circumstantial evidence of his being alive, there is tangible & credible evidence of his death. Like someone mentioned upthread, there's absolutely no way he'd be able to conceal himself for very long. And, what would his purpose be in faking his death? Getting out of shows? I don't buy that. Besides, people talk about those 50 shows as if they were all scheduled back to back. They weren't; there were breaks in between them over the months they were to have occurred.
Michael was marketed to appear 'bigger than life', and it's hard to fathom someone of his highly elevated status dying, particularly when you had an emotional attachment to him, or what he did. Alas, under that mantle of superstardom, he was still just a man made of flesh and bones -one who left us too soon.
I understand one hoping these rumors to be true, but like everything that surrounded him in life, some of them go way to far and are absolutely absurd.
I might also add, be careful if you choose to allow your curiosity to get the better of you, and you decide to delve into this more. There are so many people with ill intent; cons who wouldn't think twice before preying on you, (especially) even if only emotionally.