Janet Jackson
Decades from now, music fans will remember where they were on June 25, 2009—the day the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, died suddenly. Millions of people considered Michael a music icon and legendary artist. But, for a few, he was simply a son, brother and father.

Michael came from a large family. He had three sisters and six brothers, one of whom died shortly after birth. Though many of the children grew up singing and dancing in the spotlight, the Jackson family is notoriously private.

Janet Jackson, the little sister who followed in her brothers' footsteps and became a best-selling recording artist, has been reluctant to discuss Michael's shocking death.

Now, nine months after we said goodbye to Michael, Janet opens up about the moment she found out he was gone, how her family tried to intervene and why it's still hard to listen to his music.
FROM: Janet Jackson and Tyler Perry
Published on April 02, 2010

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