On June 25, 2009, the “King of Pop” passed away. The world will never again hear his outstanding music or see his brilliant dancing ability. Why did this man die at such a young age? Who will care for his children and will they be able to have a normal life, unlike their father?
Michael Jackson had three children. Debbie Rowe married Jackson and gave birth to two children. A third child was born which involved a surrogate mother. The question on the minds of many people is one regarding Jackson’s first wife, Debbie Rowe. Will she be granted custody of her two children? Where her parental rights terminated after their birth? If so, she will not have any rights regarding their future. The courts will first look at what is best for the children. If Michael Jackson had a will and named someone to care for the children, the court will definitely take that into consideration. It just may be the three children will be placed into the hands of Michael’s mother. Geraldo Rivera has stated that he anticipates she will be given custody of her grandchildren.
A Jackson family friend stated that Jackson had over-medication problems and warned Michael about this unfortunate circumstance. Another friend, Uri Geller, said, “I saw things that were clearly unacceptable.” Deepak Chopra spent a week with Jackson after his 2005 trial. Jackson asked him for a prescription for a narcotic because of pain he was in. Chopra said Jackson did not need these drugs. He said, “There are doctors in Hollywood who are drug pushers. The initiate and perpetuate stars into drug addiction.”
Good friend, Diana Ross said, “I can’t stop crying. My heart is hurting. I am in prayer for his family and kids.” Ross had introduced the “Jackson 5” to Ed Sullivan where they appeared on his show.
On June 26, the Los Angeles County Coroner said the body showed no indications of foul play. Apparently Jackson had no prior history of heart disease. Yet, according to many people Jackson was addicted to painkillers. His family tried numerous times to intervene, but Jackson did not listen. Like so many other famous celebrities, he surrounded himself by “enablers” who were out for themselves. Nobody wants to tell these famous people “no” and therefore they seem to obtain whatever type of medication they ask for which is very unfortunate. Did the same thing happen to Elvis Presley and Anna Nicole Smith?
People from all over the world are trying to determine who will get custody of Jackson’s three children and who will obtain whatever money may come from his music. Yet, Michael Jackson had tremendous, incredible musical talent. That is a “given” and must not be overlooked. At his news conference regarding his 50-city tour in England, Michael told his fans who had gathered, “I love you. I love you so much, from the bottom of my heart.”