Michael Jackson’s son Blanket, 16 spotted Christmas shopping in a rare appearance in Los Angeles

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Michael Jackson’s youngest son, Blanket, was spotted in Los Angeles in a rare public appearance since his King of Pop star dad’s shocking death in 2009 aged 50.

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The 16-year-old was snapped holding some books from Barnes & Nobles after doing a spot of Christmas shopping in the suburb of Calabasas.

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Blanket—real name Prince Michael Jackson II—is the youngest of Michael’s three children, and lives with his two siblings and grandmother, Katherine Jackson.

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He was seen donning the same long locks he has had since he was a child, and put on a modest display wearing a Spider-Man T-shirt and shorts.

Despite his late father’s multi-million dollar fortune, Blanket could have passed as a regular teen with his dressed down appearance. 

The teen was just seven years old when his father passed away from a cardiac arrest in June 2009.

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He was described as like his father “in so many was” by his grandad Joe, who passed away last June.

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“You remind me most of him [Michael],” Joe wrote on his website about Blanket.

Despite recent events, Blanket has always kept a low profile since he was a child—his dad used to cover him and his siblings’ faces with masks when they went out in public to keep them out of the spotlight.

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And ever since then, he has led an extremely private life.

The King of Pop shocked fans worldwide in November 2002 when he dangled his  then 9-month-old son, Blanket, over the balcony of a Berlin hotel to show photographers—an incident he later described as a “terrible mistake.”

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“I got caught up in the excitement of the moment. I would never intentionally endanger the lives of my children,” Michael said at the time.

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