Michael Jackson's Dad: 'My Son Visits Me in My Sleep'

On the fifth anniversary of the pop icon's death, his father Joe says that he thinks of his son every day

June 25, 2014 6:05 PM ET
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On the fifth anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, his father Joe has offered a remembrance of his son on his website. "Michael, not a day goes by when I don't think of you," he wrote. "I miss you. Everywhere I go, your music follows me. I hear it in the stores, in the car, on TV. You are everywhere. You were a great son and I will always miss you."

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Moreover, the elder Jackson shared an occurrence that he said he had not told anyone about before. "Time and again in my sleep, my son visits me," he wrote. "When I was laying in bed sleeping, I dreamt he was in the same room with me, standing there and smiling. He started singing, his voice was echoing in my dreams and woke me up. I realized I was awake in a dream. He continued singing and his voice echoed out the door. In my dream, I woke up and walked to the door following the voice as it faded away. I woke up and realized I had been dreaming."

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He closed his missive by thanking Jackson's fans and the DJs and radio programmers who have kept his memory alive. Earlier this year, a posthumous Jackson album, Xscape, containing modernized versions of recordings from the Jackson family vault, came out. Its first single, "Love Never Felt So Good," was a duet with Justin Timberlake, appearing in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 upon its release.

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