Michael Jackson's family members mark anniversary of his death
Michael Jackson's family members have paid tribute to the late pop icon in a series of tweets and interviews to mark the three-year anniversary of his death.
Earlier today, Paris Jackson, the star's 14-year-old daugther, took to Twitter to remember her father. "RIP Michael Jackson," she wrote. "Dad you will forever be in my heart <3 i love you."
Meanwhile, Jackson's brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon are in the midst of a Jackson 5 reunion tour that's due to arrive in Cleveland, Atlantic City and New York this week. In an interview with UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph, Jermaine Jackson said that it's been hard performing without his brother.
"The brothers don't know this, but I've broken down several times and cried during rehearsals," he said. ,"I'm so used to Michael being on the right and then Marlon, Jackie, on and on. It's just something we never get used to."
Marlon added: "For me, this cycle that comes around every year - this day, that day - that doesn't affect me because it affects me every day. When that day comes around, it's the same. You learn to live with it. I still wake up sometimes and go, 'Jeez. I can't believe my brother's not here.'"
Sister LaToya acknowledged the anniversary with a solemn tweet. "Sad morning all," she wrote. "This day was the day that lead to the demise of my little brother. 'Michael We Love' May you RIP. Gone FAR To Soon."
Jackson died on June 25, 2009 from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol. His physician, Conrad Murray, was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to four years behind bars.