Washington, July 7 (ANI): A second will inked by Michael Jackson, is said to have emerged in Los Angeles.
The document was said to have been drawn up in 1997, five years before what is thought to be the star’s final will and testament.
In the will made on July 7, 2002, the King of Pop named the singer Diana Ross as the guardian of his children, should his 79-year-old mother Katherine be unable to care for them, reports Contactmusic.
He left his 303 million pound estate in a trust for his children and named three associates – attorney John Branca, veteran music executive John McClain and Barry Siegel – as the co-executors of the will.
Probate judge Mitchell Beckloff ruled that the singer’s 2002 will was valid, and that as the Thriller hitmaker’s had wished, Branca and MCClain would serve as executors of the late icon’s estate. (ANI)