Michael Jackson’s children ‘carry his ashes around their necks’ decade after his death
Written by Lindah Nduwumwami on June 20, 2019
Michael Jackson died in 2009, leaving behind children Paris, Prince Michael and Blanket – who now goes by Bigi. And it has been claimed the youngsters wear sentimental jewellery containing his ashes. The Thriller singer passed away from acute Propofol intoxication, and a golden casket thought to contain his body was installed in a crypt in California. However, it has now been claimed he was secretly cremated – with reports stating his kids had his remains encased in jewellery shaped like broken hearts. ‘The ashes are now in necklaces like the one that Paris wore to Michael’s memorial service and wrapped around his wrist as he lay in his open coffin,’ a source claimed. ‘She and her brothers rarely wear the necklaces in public. They keep them in locked boxes at home, as they’re afraid of losing the last remains of their father.’ Radar Online claims Michael’s mum, Katherine, secretly had his body cremated in a bid to deter people from trying to rob his grave.
A source previously added to the publication: ‘Everyone thinks Michael is buried at Forest Lawn, but he’s not. ‘The family has kept the secret for safety reasons and to fulfil Michael’s wishes. But Katherine has privately revealed the truth to trusted friends… ‘Katherine was paranoid and scared someone would steal his body.’ They also suggested his ashes were scattered at his Neverland home. The reports come after documentary Leaving Neverland aired earlier this year, exploring claims the singer sexually abused Wade Robson and James Safechuck when they were children.
In the two-part film, they alleged the singer molested them as children on tour and at his home on the Neverland ranch – allegations the Michael Jackson estate has denied. Discussing the show, an official statement from his estate read: ‘Leaving Neverland isn’t a documentary, it is the kind of tabloid character assassination Michael Jackson endured in life, and now in death. ‘The film takes uncorroborated allegations that supposedly happened 20 years ago and treats them as fact.