Pop star Michael Jackson died suddenly four years ago, on June 25, 2009. Fans paused to commemorate the King of Pop on the fourth anniversary of his death, on June 25, 2013. Jackson’s children, Paris and Prince, are each commemorating their father’s death in their own way.
Michael Jackson passed away unexpectedly on June 25, 2009, and fans around the world were shocked. Jackson had been rehearsing for his “This Is It” comeback tour, his final tour. The circumstances surrounding his death, ruled to have been caused by a Propofol overdose, have been widely reported and analyzed.
Jackson left behind three children: Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket. The children had lived very protected lives, even wearing masks when they appeared with Jackson.
The children stood gamely during the televised memorial service for their father. Paris, who was 11 at the time, won hearts with her heart wrenching tribute to her father who she called the “best dad ever.” Paris Jackson heart wrenching tribute to Michael with video
Paris Jackson made her own headlines when she reportedly attempted suicide earlier this month. E! News, in Paris Jackson hospitalized after attempted suicide, reported that a source informed them that Jackson might continue her treatment someplace other than her current hospital digs. The teenager may go to a facility outside of California. They report that she might even stay with her biological mother Debbie Rowe.
“She is doing a lot better,” the E! news reports the source said, but also adds that the 15-year-old daughter of Rowe and the late Michael Jackson “has a while to go.”
“She is going to have several months to be [in the hospital], or to another facility…or she will stay a while with Debbie and have daily sessions,” the source says. “They are deciding now. A lot has to do with the hospital and the doctor’s recommendations.”
Either way, the source says, “She is not going to go back to her home immediately after getting out of the hospital. At some point, when she is ready, she will go back to her Calabasas home.”
Jackson has been living with her grandmother Katherine Jackson in Calabasas, California. Mrs. Jackson has split guardianship with their cousin T.J. Jackson.
The family is looking at out-of state options, the source says, including educational treatment facilities, “but they prefer for her to stay here so the family can visit her more often. No decision has been made.”
Paris Jackson was supposed to testify at the Jackson’s wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG. Due to her fragile emotional state, Paris will not be testifying at the trial in Los Angeles. Her older brother Prince Michael Jackson, 16, is expected to testify on Wednesday, June 26, according to CNN News reports.
Jackson family matriarch Katherine Jackson, along with her grandchildren Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson, are suing AEG Live.
The Jackson family is accusing AEG Live of negligently hiring, retaining or supervising Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s death. Dr. Murray administered the anesthetic Propofol that Jackson used to sleep.
Jackson lawyers argue that the promoter and producer of the “This Is It” shows pressured Murray to get Jackson to rehearsals. They claim that there were several red flags that Jackson was in trouble but the concert promoter failed to get appropriate help.
Prince Michael Jackson is expected to testify about his father’s final days and about business plans that his father had confided.
Although Paris Jackson will not testify in person, taped statements from Jackson’s daughter will be played at sometime during the trial.
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