While it’s been nearly eight years since Michael Jackson passed away, the pop icon’s brothers, Marlon Jackson and Tito Jackson, continue to feel the pain.
Speaking with ET Canada in a sit-down interview, the famous musical brothers, who rose to fame in the late 1960s as part of The Jackson 5, reveal they continue to be affected by their brother’s death. “It is hard,” Marlon says. “You don’t forget about it. You learn to live with it.” Tito adds, “He’s thought about in my mind everyday.”
Despite the passing of their brother, the King of Pop, causing a media frenzy around the cause of his untimely death and the late singer’s 19-year-old daughter, Paris Jackson, claiming that her father was allegedly “murdered”, Marlon says the headlines are not worth speculating over. He says, “Regardless of what I say, it’s not going to bring him back.”
While the Jackson family continues to see their fair share of public scrutiny with Paris opening up about her battle with depression and Janet Jackson’s multi-million dollar divorce, siblings Marlon, Tito, Jackie, Jermain and Randy plan to celebrate 50 years in the music industry this summer with a series of intimate concerts.
“It just makes you feel great that fans are still with you, supporting your music throughout all these years,” Marlon tells ET Canada about their upcoming tour. “Because if it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t be where we are today.”
Remembering one of his favourite moments with MJ, Marlon recalls, “Michael and I, we used to wreak havoc. We used to put a bucket of water on top of the door and leave it a crack open.” He adds, “[People] didn’t think that was funny, especially when they walked in the door with a suit and tie on.”