Michael Jackson’s son, Prince, recently graduated from college.
Jackson’s cousin, T.J., tweeted a picture of himself and Prince over the weekend, saying, “Prince, it’s been a long road but you did it. Keep learning, keep growing and keep giving back! So so proud of you. I love you. #graduation #congrats #proudcousin.”
— TJ Jackson (@tjjackson) May 11, 2019
The photo shows Prince in his graduate regalia along with a sash that shows he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree.
Prince attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, according to People magazine.
Prince, who was born Michael Jackson Jr., is the son of the King of Pop and ex-wife Debbie Rowe. His father died of apparent cardiac arrest at age 50 in 2009.
According to TMZ, T.J. Jackson has been the surrogate parent to Prince, Paris, and Blanket since their father’s death.
“Unclear what Prince will do with his degree. He said back in 2016 he can’t sing or dance so he’s not pursing a career in music … at least behind the mic. He’s expressed interest in producing and directing and has indicated he was inspired by music, which has obviously been a big part of his life,” TMZ reported.
Notable Celebrity Deaths in 2019
Actress Peggy Lipton, who starred in David Lynch’s iconic show “Twin Peaks,” and the 1960s show “The Mob Squad,” died on May 11 at the age of 72.
The cause of death was cancer.
Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot dead at the age of 33 in South Los Angeles on March 31.
Actor Luke Perry died from a stroke on March 4.
Iconic “Boyz N The Hood” director and the youngest ever Oscar nominee for best picture died after spending days in a coma following a stroke.
Longtime R&B singer James Ingram died in late January. Quincy Jones, a collaborator of his, wrote, “With that soulful, whisky sounding voice, James Ingram was simply magical … every beautiful note that James sang pierced your essence and comfortably made itself at home.”
Celebrity comedian Freddie Starr died aged 76 at his home in Spain, according to reports.
The body of the British-born funnyman was reportedly discovered by a carer at his apartment in Mijas on the Costa del Sol on May 9, the Mirror reported.
Starr had been ill.
A neighbor, who asked not to be named, told the Mirror: “His carer found him dead in his chair at around 3:30 p.m. Police arrived first and then later an ambulance arrived and he was taken away.
“His next door neighbor, who is a nurse, said he was definitely dead. She said she thinks he may have suffered a heart attack.”
BBC Radio 6 music presenter Kelly Jobanputra, of Swindon in southwest England, died on April 26, according to the Swindon Advertiser. She was tragically struck and killed by a train, according to reports.
The celebrity radio host had just turned 40 in April, The Sun reported, and last year had given birth to her second child.
“Top Chef” alum Fatima Ali died on Jan. 25, after a battle with terminal cancer. She was 29.
Former “Top Chef” contestant Bruce Kalman paid tribute to her: “It’s with a heavy heart we say goodbye to Fatima Ali today, as she has lost her battle with cancer,” he wrote.
Comedian and actor Bob Einstein died on Jan. 2 after a battle with cancer. He was 76.
Daryl Dragon, or “Captain,” of pop group Captain and Tennille, died on Jan. 2 of renal failure.