Paris Jackson left trinket for dad
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 July 2009
Michael Jackson's 11-year-old daughter Paris wrapped a heart necklace around his wrist when she went to see his body lying in an open coffin at a Los Angeles ceremony
Michael Jackson's grieving daughter wrapped a heart necklace around his wrist as his body lay in an open coffin.
Paris Jackson, 11, wanted to give the piece of jewellery to her late father when she visited him at Los Angeles' Forest Lawn Cemetery last Monday (06.07.09) as she wanted to make sure he always had something to remind him of her.
Michael's elder sister La Toya, who witnessed the heartbreaking act during the family's private viewing, said: "Paris told me, 'The heart is in two pieces. I want one half to go to daddy and I will wear the other half forever.'
"She carefully wrapped it around his wrist and said, 'Daddy this is for you. On daddy, it will be blue because he is cold. On me, it's purple. He's so cold, he is so cold.' "
Paris bought the necklace - which changes colour according to temperature - after Michael died of a suspected cardiac arrest last month and she wore it when she made her emotional tribute to him at his memorial service last Tuesday (07.07.09).
As well as the jewellery, Paris also got some coloured stones to decorate her dad's body with.
La Toya - who has claimed Michael was murdered by the "shadowy entourage" he surrounded himself - also recalled the moment she first saw Paris and her brothers, Prince Michael I and Prince Michael II, also known as 'Blanket', after the 'Thriller' singer's death.
She said: "When I got to the hospital my mother was crying and the kids were crying. I screamed, 'Is it true?' and my mother said, 'Yes, he's gone.' I couldn't stop crying. I'm screaming and the kids are screaming. My mother was sitting there with all three of them on her lap, just crying."
La Toya also revealed Michael was not the biological father of 'Blanket', revealing the youngster was conceived via artificial insemination.
She said: "Michael didn't want to know who the biological parents were. They took eggs from a donor and I believe the sperm came from one of five donors picked from a book.
"I don't know who carried the child or if the surrogate knew whose child she was carrying. Those children were his greatest joy. He was a superstar but the only people who loved him unconditionally were the children."