GARY, Indiana (AP) — Michael Jackson’s children and father visited the late pop star’s boyhood home in Gary, Ind., as the town celebrated what would have been his 53rd birthday.
Hundreds of fans took part in activities outside the house in Jackson Street over the weekend ahead of Jackson’s birthday on Monday.
Thirteen-year-old Paris Jackson told WLS-TV that she enjoyed seeing so many fans at the house when she and her brothers, 14-year-old Prince and 9-year-old Blanket, visited on Saturday.
The Post-Tribune of Merrillville reports that Jackson’s father Joe attended activities at the home on Sunday.
The Jackson family moved from Indiana to California in 1969 after the Jackson 5 struck it big. Jackson died in June 2009.
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