@jermjackson5 and Whitney Houston. Rest in peace, Whitney…and Michael. @michaeljackson

Jackie and Travis Payne spoke about the Immortal Worl Tour on Larry’s Lookon Februry 20th which gives an inside look at what to expect and how much the show means to the Jackson family and those closest to him. They also did an interview for CFnews13.com. In that interview Jackie also speaks about the death of Whitney Houston saying they were “Very, very close.” and adding: “We knew Whitney very, very well and she’ll be terribly missed. I’m sure her fans are really going through something that’s heartbreaking. She - [takes deep breath] I still can’t believe it myself, when I think about Whitney because we used to talk to her all the time, Michael and all of us. [We were] very close friends. She did leave us with some great, great music. One of the best singers I’ve ever heard. She’s incredible.  


Official statements about Whitney’s death

Both the Jackson Family and Jermaine released official statements after the passing of Whitney Houston.

The Jackson Family released the following statement:
"We honor and celebrate the life of one of the world’s most gifted vocalists and talented entertainers, Whitney Houston. Although we are all saddened by her sudden passing and will miss her, we respectfully ask everyone to consider her family at this time of difficulty by granting them the patience and comfort they need to mourn their loss in peace. The Jackson Family”

Jermaine released the following statement:
The right words fail me to sum up the sense of loss following the passing of Whitney … a wonderful woman, a true heart, and an immense artist. Now is not the time for anyone to indulge in negative speculation. It is a time to honor her talent and a voice which the world enjoyed. She is gone too soon, but that incredible voice will live on as an eternal reminder of her timeless talent. Rest in peace my friend. Jermaine Jackson.

Jermaine Jackson and Whitney Houston