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Prince Michael "Blanket" Jackson II is the third child of pop legend 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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Prince Michael "Blanket" Jackson II was born on February 21, 2002, in La Mesa, California. Blanket is the third child of the late Michael Jackson. The identity of Prince's biological mother—a surrogate—is unknown. Blanket was 7 years old when his father, Michael Jackson, died on June 25, 2009. His grandmother, Katherine Jackson, became his legal guardian, as well as the guardian of his siblings,
Michael Joseph and Paris Michael Katherine Jackson. Blanket and his siblings attend private school in California.
Prince Michael "Blanket" Jackson II was born in La Mesa, California, on February 21, 2002. Blanket is the third child of pop legend Michael Jackson. The identity of his biological mother, a surrogate, is unknown. Debbie Rowe, the mother of Michael Jackson's other two children—Paris Michael Katherine and Michael Joseph Jackson—publicly denied being Prince's biological mother, following his birth and, subsequently, media speculation regarding his conception.
On June 25, 2009, Blanket's father, Michael Jackson, suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles, and died shortly thereafter. Michael Jackson was 50 years old at the time of his death; Blanket was 7. As dictated by Michael Jackson's will, his mother (Blanket's grandmother), Katherine Jackson, became the legal guardian of Blanket, Michael Joseph and Paris Michael Katherine.
Michael Jackson's children have largely stayed out of the limelight, appearing publicly few times since their father's death. However, Blanket—along with Michael Joseph and Paris—spoke to his father's fans during his funeral in 2009, and again in January 2010, accepting a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award for Michael Jackson at the Grammy Awards show.
Blanket, along with his brother and sister, attends private school in California.
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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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