Diana Ross 2nd in line for Jackson kids in 2002 will, ex-wife Rowe gets nothing

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Jackson's children could have another musical legend looking after them.

According to a plan laid out in a 2002 will, Diana Ross is second in line to care for Jackson's kids after the pop star's mother. Ross is 65 years old, and Jackson's mother is 79.

The will names his mother, Katherine Jackson, as the beneficiary of a family trust that would include the singer's entire estate, estimated back then to be worth half a billion dollars.

She's also named the guardian of Jackson's children and Ross would be her successor if necessary.

The will notably leaves nothing to ex-wife Debbie Rowe, who is the mother of two of Jackson's three children.

Neither Rowe nor her attorneys have indicated whether she intends to seek custody.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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