It is a wierd family situation which the late Michael Jackson brought up 3 MOTHERLESS children in the world.
Is the Father a person or just a tissue (sperm)?
Is the Mother a person or just a tissue (Ovum hosted by a womb)?
Serious Ethical issues have to be considered in Single parent families.
Motherless (and now Fatherless):What now for the three Motherless children Michael Jackson leaves behind?
26th June 2009
The death of Michael Jackson is likely to spark a massive legal battle over how much of his fortune - what is left of it - goes to his three children.
The singer was pronounced dead aged 50 at a hospital in Los Angeles last night. He was taken there in a coma following his collapse at home.
Jackson is survived by Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and seven-year-old Prince Michael II, known as Blanket.
It is not yet known who will take care of them, but a source close to his family said his ex-wife Debbie Rowe is expected to receive initial custody while long-term arrangements are sorted out.
Nor is it clear what their financial situation will be. Although Jackson ranked alongside the Beatles and Elvis Presley in terms of his earnings, in recent years he had amassed huge debts of an estimated $60million (£36million).
He had planned a series of comeback concerts at London's O2 Arena, which would have cleared his debts.
Prince Michael and Paris were the product of Jackson's second marriage to Rowe, a nurse, in 1996.
After the couple divorced in 1999, Jackson took on sole responsibility for their children's upbringing.
There was some controversy surrounding the move and questions were asked as to whether Rowe would receive access rights.
Jackson took an unusual approach to protecting them from the media glare by covering their faces.
His third child, Prince Michael II, was born to a mystery surrogate mother he never even met.
In 2002, Jackson caused a public outcry by dangling the baby - referred to as 'Blanket' - out of a third-floor hotel balcony in front of the world's press. He later said he regretted the incident.
Earlier this month, Jackson was photographed with his two older children in Los Angeles.
The public were given a rare glimpse of their unmasked faces as they walked across a recording studio.
Later, when they realised there was an audience, they donned feathered pink and green masks.
Despite accusations that the fair-skinned boy and girl were not his biological children, the singer always insisted they were biologically his.
During his infamous 2003 interview with Martin Bashir, Jackson said: 'I used a surrogate mother (for Blanket) and my own sperm cells. I had my own sperm cells in my other two children. They are all my children.'
Jackson died after collapsing at his home. He stopped breathing and suffered a massive cardiac arrest, although the exact circumstances of his death are unknown.
Paramedics failed to revive the 50 year-old and he was taken to hospital in a coma where he was pronounced dead, according to medical sources in the city and family friends.
He had reportedly been very frail in recent weeks as he struggled to prepare for 50 concerts in London, which were due to start on July 13.
Jackson was seen being taken into an ambulance by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics and moved to the UCLA Medical Centre, according to celebrity website TMZ.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the star was not breathing when paramedics arrived at his home.
When emergency staff arrived, they were forced to begin resuscitation procedures immediately.
Ten bodyguards followed the ambulance to hospital where the star was rushed into the emergency room on a stretcher.
Doctors again tried to revive him, but attempts failed.
Jackson, who had not performed since the 1990s, saw his career and popularity plummet after a child abuse scandal four years ago.
Despite being cleared by a California court over allegations he had abused young boys on sleep-overs at his home, he never recovered from the negative press attention.
He left the Neverland Ranch and after stays in Bahrain and Europe returned to the US where he faced near bankruptcy.
Jackson was described as a 'millionaire who spends like a billionaire'.
The cash-strapped star was also reduced to selling treasures from his Neverland ranch.