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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 "Prince" 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. The pop star was 50 years old at the time of his death; Blanket was 7. As dictated by Michael Jackson's will, Katherine Jackson became the legal guardian of her grandchildren, Blanket, Michael Jr. and Paris.
In February 2010, an official coroner's report on Michael Jackson's death was released, revealing that the singer had died from acute propofol intoxication. Aided by his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael had used the drug, among others, to help him sleep. A police investigation revealed later that Murray hadn't been licensed to prescribe most controlled medications in California, and the doctor's actions as Michael's caretaker were subsequently further scrutinized. Murray was found guilty of homicide 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 Blanket, Michael Jr. and Paris, 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. In October 2013, a jury determined that A.E.G. wasn't responsible for Michael's death. "Although Michael Jackson's death was a terrible tragedy, it was not a tragedy of A.E.G. Live's making," said Marvin S. Putnam, A.E.G.'s lawyer.
Michael Jackson's children have largely stayed out of the limelight, appearing publicly few times since their father'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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