“As Michael Jackson grew more and more isolated his complexion seemed to etiolate until it no longer resembled the brown tone he once had.”
e·ti·o·late: verb, (-lat·ed, -lat·ing.) 1. to cause (a plant) to whiten or grow pale by excluding light: to etiolate celery. 2. to cause to become weakened or sickly; drain of color or vigor. 3. (of plants) to whiten or grow pale through lack of light.