The future of Michael Jacksons three children is uncertain as it has not been confirmed who will now care for them. The singer had custody of his son and daughter, Prince Michael, 12, and Paris, 11, by former wife Debbie Rowe, and a third child, seven-year- old Prince Michael II -- nicknamed Blanket -- whose mother is unknown. Many of the singers family members, including his mother Katherine, have reportedly offered to take in the children. It is understood that Jacksons will is set to reveal who he wants to provide a home for them in the event of his death. It is possible that the childrens nanny Grace Rwaramba, 42, who has worked for Jackson for nearly two decades, may win custody. But Brian Oxman, a lawyer for the family, said: Mrs Jackson will probably take care of them, she loves them dearly. Its so sad and shocking. I feel privileged to have hung out and worked with Michael. He was a massively talented boy man with a gentle soul. His music will be remembered forever and my memories of our time together will be happy ones. Sir Paul McCartney Michael Jackson was my musical god. He made me believe that all things are possible. He can live forever. I love Michael Jackson. God bless him. Fugee Wyclef Jean Michael Jackson showed me that you can actually see the beat. He made the music come to life. He made me believe in magic. Rapper Sean Diddy Combs He was a kind, genuine and wonderful man. He was also one of the greatest entertainers that ever lived. I loved him very much and I will miss him every day of my life. Singer and friend Liza Minnelli You cannot say enough about what he has given to us musically and culturally. We take for granted people like him...all he wanted to do was give us great music and thats what he did. Every single day was dedicated to us. What a great time. What a great entertainer. There will never be anybody like him. Lets just honour that guy for all hes done. Actor Jamie Foxx He was magic. He was what we all strive to be. He will always be the king of pop! Life is not about how many breaths you take, but about how many moments in life that take your breath away. Singer Beyonc Jackson probably died of a broken heart and a broken soul... He was a victim of the drug of celebrity and he was never trained to wean himself off it. Public Enemy rapper Chuck D He felt pressure in every way. He has been under real scrutiny these last 10 or 15 years and in real financial trouble. I will mourn his loss, but Im grateful that for a brief moment I got to stand on stage nightly and watch him sing and do those moves. Sheryl Crow, who got her big break as a backing singer for Jackson London Lite Friday, 26 June 2009 Tributes Whatwillhappentothekidsnow? Wife No1: the King of Pop with the Kings daughter, Lisa Marie, in 1995 Wife no 2: a masked Jackson with nurse Debbie Rowe in France in 1997 Companion: Michael with Jordan Chandler at an awards event in 1993 Infamous moment: Jackson dangles son Prince Michael II over a balcony in 2002 prompting suggestions he had only done it to avert attention from the first of the child sex scandals that were to engulf him. The year before his marriage, a 13- year-old boy, Jordan Chandler, accused Jackson of sexual molestation. He subsequently settled out of court for a reported $20m. I am not guilty of these allegations, said Jackson, then 35. But if I am guilty of anything, it is of giving all that I have to give to help children all over the world. It is of enjoying through them the child- hood I missed. In 1996, Jackson married a second time, to nurse Debbie Rowe. They spent little time together, but Ms Rowe produced two children -- Prince Michael and Paris. A third child, Prince Michael II, was born, although Jackson never named the mother. But the child abuse scandals were too much for his backers to bear. Jackson lost his multi-million dollar Pepsi sponsorship and several film deals. In addition, his album sales never really recovered. He grew reclusive, his public appearances increasingly bizarre, such as the time he infamously dan- gled Prince Michael II from a hotel balcony in Berlin that led to calls for the children to be taken from him. In an attempt to resurrect his career, he was persuaded to let British journalist Martin Bashir into Neverland. He still invited children to share his bedroom, he told Bashir, adding: Its not sexual. I tuck them in, have hot milk, give them cookies. Its very charming, its very sweet. Not everybody thought so. Jackson was charged with seven counts of child abuse. He was acquitted in 2005 after a four-month trial during which Jackson would turn up to court wear- ing pyjamas. His debts piled up -- they were said to run to $300m. It wasnt surprising then that he had been coaxed out of retirement for 50 shows at the O2 arena. Gripped by stagefright, addicted to painkillers, he told friends he never wanted the gigs but needed them to pull himself out of debt. Yet despite the ridicule, abuse claims and health doubts, millions of people were clamouring to see his comeback. Michael Jackson remained even in his final days the King of Pop. And no matter the scandal, they couldnt take that away from him. 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