Jackson Family: "Our Pain Cannot Be Described"

Entertainment Jun. 28, 2009 AT 5:04PM
Michael Jackson Michael Jackson on February 14, 2005. Credit: Chris Whittle/Splash News

The Jackson family issued the following statement Saturday following the death of Michael Jackson at the age of 50 on Thursday:

"In one of the darkest moments of our lives we find it hard to find the words appropriate to this sudden tragedy we all had to encounter. Our beloved son, brother and father of three children has gone so unexpectedly, in such a tragic way and much too soon. It leaves us, his family, speechless and devastated to a point, where communication with the outside world seems almost impossible at times.

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"We miss Michael endlessly, our pain cannot be described in words. But Michael would not want us to give up now. So we want to thank all of his faithful supporters and loyal fans worldwide, you who Michael loved so much. Please do not despair, because Michael will continue to live on in each and every one of you. Continue to spread his message, because that is what he would want you to do. Carry on, so his legacy will live forever.

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"My grandchildren are deeply moved by all the love and support you have shown for them and their father, Michael Jackson." -Joseph Jackson & Family

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