Sunday 24 September 2017

Oldest son tells of frantic efforts to revive Jackson

Michael Jackson's oldest son has described the frantic efforts to revive his father to a jury, a scene of tears and agony that ended a dozen idyllic years being raised by one of pop music's superstars.

Michael Joseph 'Prince' Jackson Jr, now 16, told the panel in Los Angeles how he heard screaming upstairs and went into his father's bedroom. His father was lying halfway off the bed, eyes rolled up into the back of his head as his physician tried CPR.

On the ride to a hospital, the teenager recounted how he tried to calm the fears of his sister and younger brother by telling them that angels were watching over their father and everything would be fine.

"Nothing will ever be the same," he said.

He said that while his younger brother, Blanket, didn't totally realise the loss, his sister Paris has had the hardest time of them all. He added he had had many sleepless nights since his father died four years ago.

Irish Independent

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