June 25th, 2010
11:22 AM ET

Where are they now – A year after Michael Jackson's death

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Alan Duke

Michael Jackson's death instantly changed the lives of his family and friends. The weeks immediately after the pop icon died were chaotic, and many questions are still unanswered for those closest to Jackson.

Michael's children

The day their father died, Prince Michael, 13, Paris, 12, and Blanket, 8, moved in with their grandmother Katherine Jackson at the Encino, California, home where Michael once lived with his family.

The home is filled with memories of their father, including many photos of a young Michael Jackson. The theater room of the large house was converted into a classroom where they've been home-schooled for the past year.

The grassy yard of the Encino estate is often filled with Michael's kids playing ball with four cousins - the sons of Jackson brothers Jermaine and Randy - who have lived there the past year with their mother.

They share a computer with internet access, which resulted in fans getting a rare and candid look at Blanket's dancing, acting and light saber skills when several videos were uploaded to YouTube in April.

While Jackson kept his children shrouded in privacy during his life, they have appeared at a handful of public events to honor their father since his death.

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  1. Annie Kate

    It seems so much longer than a year since Jackson died. I wasn't a Jackson fan but I have been impressed with his family and how they immediately joined forces to ensure that his children were taken care of well and in a place and manner where they could be normal children and happy children. My condolences to them on this anniversary of his death and my respect to them for their unity as a family and their thoughtful care and love of his children.

    June 25, 2010 at 6:18 pm |
  2. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    1 year without Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. It went so fast

    June 25, 2010 at 4:37 pm |