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In an interview with a British publication, Joe Jackson, patriarch of the famous Jackson family, blames his wife, Katherine Jackson, for the death of their son, Michael Jackson.

From News Of The World:

The shattering accusation emerged when the couple came face-to-face as Michael lay on a mortuary table.

“Katherine was weeping uncontrollably and highly upset. But I didn’t give her a hug because I was MAD at her crying,” snaps Joe, 80, who says he had spent months urging her to get the singer into rehab for his prescription drugs addiction.

“I said, ‘If you had listened to me Michael would be living now!’ I kept thinking about the times I had stood in front of her saying something was wrong.

“I couldn’t bottle up my feelings. Katherine didn’t say a word – I had to get away from her. If she’d done what I asked, Michael would be here today. I am incensed with her. She could have made a difference.”

Joseph and his wife of 60 years, Katherine, have been estranged for quite awhile now. Joseph maintains residency in Las Vegas, while Katherine remains in the family’s home in Encino, CA.

Watch video of Joseph Jackson’s interview with News Of The World!

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