Michael Jackson's three children remained with his lifeless body for half an hour in a cold hospital emergency room to say goodbye to the late star, the singer's closest sister has revealed.
La Toya Jackson revealed how she took the kids Prince Michael I, 12, Paris, 11, and Prince Michael II (Blanket), 7 to see their father, whose sudden death on June 25 left people stunned all over the world.
"It was Paris who said she wanted to see her daddy 'one last time'. So I took them into the room. There was a towel over his face. I lifted it and Paris said, 'Oh Daddy, I love you'," the News of the World quoted La Toya as saying.
"We hugged, and I kissed him on the forehead and the children lifted up his hands. He just didn't look like he was gone. His eyes were half open, it was as if he was resting. "The kids had been screaming - but once they were in that room and saw Michael they stopped and became calm," she added.
La Toya also said: "We all said prayers out loud over him. We did that quite a few times over half an hour. When we walked out that room the kids didn't cry. They were silent. They had closure."The singer further revealed how Paris continues to write letters to her late father and tied a farewill gift, a one half of her favourite split-heart necklace, onto his arm in the coffin.
She said: "She still writes him letters - sweet lovely letters about how much she loves him. Michael told us Paris always wrote notes for him."