Michael Jackson's father is keen for the world to know just how committed his son was to helping the world's needy - he often sobbed about the children he met.
The pop superstar died on Thursday (25Jun09), amid reports of drug abuse and financial issues, but the pop superstar's father, Joe Jackson, wants the world's media to remember his son for all the good he did.
At a hastily-organised press conference outside the family compound in Encino, California, Jackson told reporters, "He (Jackson) tried his hardest to please everybody... He donated so much money to the sick, he helped the blind... and he was glad to do it.
"I've seen Michael help so many people and sometimes he would go and cry about it because he felt sorry for the people that he was helping.
"I was very proud of my son."