Blanket Jackson Confused By Father’s Death: “Where’s Daddy?”
Little Prince Michael Jackson II, also known as “Blanket,” doesn’t understand that his superstar dad is never coming home. World-renowned musician Michael Jackson died last month — leaving behind a 7-year-old who has been inquiring about his father’s whereabouts ever since the “Thriller” star’s memorial service in Los Angeles earlier this month.
“It is obvious to me that Blanket is still unsure about what exactly happened to his father. He said, ‘Where’s daddy gone? On holiday?’ It was a rhetorical question and it broke my heart,” Mark Lester – a former child star who is godfather to Michael’s three children, Prince Michael I, 12, Paris, 11, and Blanket – told Hello! Magazine this week.
Mark recently visited the Jackson kids at the family’s estate in Encino, California — he describes the reunion as highly emotional.
“Prince was taciturn, unusual for him, but we still had a hug,” he added. “Paris gave me a tight hug and we just held each other for a while. We were both welling up. I told her that her dad would always lie in her heart and be remembered by at least half of the world. Paris replied, ‘I’m just glad he is at peace.’ “