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Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., nicknamed "Prince," is the first child of the late pop star Michael Jackson.
A short biography of Michael Jackson who started out in The Jackson Five and quickly became a pop icon with hits like "Beat It" and "Thriller." However, in his later years, Jackson became tabloid fodder up until his death in 2009.
From the very beginning, no young star was as talented or passionate as Michael Jackson.
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Born on February 13, 1997, in Los Angeles, California, Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., also known as "Prince," is the first child of pop star Michael Jackson. His biological mother is Debbie Rowe, the former wife of Michael Jackson. Rowe signed over custody of Michael Joseph and his biological sister, Paris Michael Katherine, after Rowe and Michael Jackson divorced in 1999. Michael Joseph, Paris and their youngest sibling,
Prince Michael "Blanket" Jackson II, attend private school in California.
Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., nicknamed "Prince," was born on February 13, 1997, in Los Angeles, California. He is the first child of the late pop singer Michael Jackson. His biological mother is Debbie Rowe, the former wife of Michael Jackson, who signed over custody of Michael Jr. and his biological sister, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, following her divorce from Michael Jackson in 1999.
Michael's father, Michael Jackson, suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles on June 25, 2009. He died shortly thereafter, at the age of 50. Following his father's death, Michael Jr., who was 12 years old at the time, came under the legal guardianship of his grandmother, Katherine Jackson. Katherine became the legal guardian of Michael Jackson's other siblings, Paris Michael Katherine and Prince Michael "Blanket" Jackson, as well.
Michael Jr. and his siblings largely stayed out of the public spotlight, appearing publicly only a few times since Michael Jackson's death. However, Michael Jr., Paris and Blanket did speak to their father's fans in 2009, during his funeral service. They also spoke at the Grammy Awards in January 2010, accepting a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award for their father.
In February 2010, an official coroner's report on Michael Jackson's cause of death was released, revealing that the singer had died from acute propofol intoxication. Aided by his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael had used this drug and others to help him sleep at night. After a police investigation revealed that Dr. Murray was not licensed to prescribe most controlled drugs in California, his actions while caring for Michael Jackson were further scrutinized. Michael's death was ruled a homicide, of which Murray was found guilty on November 7, 2011, receiving a four-year prison sentence.
Believing that A.E.G. Live—the entertainment company that promoted Michael Jackson's planned comeback series, "This Is It," in 2009—had failed to effectively protect the singer while he was under Murray's care, the Jackson family decided to take legal action against the company. Katherine Jackson officially filed a wrongful death lawsuit against A.E.G. with Michael Jr., Paris and Blanket, and the trial began in April 2013. Lawyers sought up to $1.5 billion—an estimation of what Michael Jackson could have earned over the months since his death, if he were alive—in the case, but, in October 2013, a jury determined that A.E.G. wasn't responsible for Michael's death.
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The Jackson family is arguably one of the most famous families in entertainment. Originating from Gary, Indiana, this iconic group influenced musical genres from R&B and soul, to pop. The nine Jackson children Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, Marlon, Michael, Randy, and Janet have all made their mark on the music industry. From the early success of "The Jackson 5" to Michael's reign as the "King of Pop," the siblings became important figures in popular culture, however not without controversy. Here we look at the members of this unforgettable family and their rise to fame.
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