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'MJ's family started hunting for cash hours after his death'

Late King of Pop Michael Jackson’s nanny, Grace Rwaramba, has revealed that she was shocked to see how the Thriller star’s family started hunting for cash hours after his death.

entertainment Updated: Jun 29, 2009 14:54 IST

Late King of Pop Michael Jackson’s nanny, Grace Rwaramba, has revealed that she was shocked to see how the Thriller star’s family started hunting for cash hours after his death.

The 42-year-old woman, considered to be closest to Jackson and his three children, was in London when she heard the news that the singer had died at a rented Los Angeles home on Thursday.

She says that while preparing to board a plane to fly home and comfort the orphaned kids, she got received a shocking call from one of the Jackson family.

"The relative said, ''Grace, you remember Michael used to hide cash at the house? I'm here. Where can it be?''” the News of the World quoted her as saying.

"I told them to look in the garbage bags and under the carpets. But can you believe that? They just lost Michael a few hours ago and already one of them is calling me to know where the money is!

"They also told me the children were crying and asking about me. They can't believe their father died," she added.

Uganda-born Grace—who has spent five years working as Jackson’s secretary, and 12 as nanny—also spelled out her fears over the orphaned kids Prince, 12, Paris, 11 and seven-year-old Prince Michael II, known to the family as Blanket.

She admitted: "I'm really distraught for them. Michael hadn't been eating and the kids have been so scared for him. Now the youngest has been saying, ''Why Daddy? God should have taken me not him.''"

Grace revealed that she fled America to join TV interviewer Barak at her Swiss holiday home after being abruptly sacked by ailing Jackson just two months ago.

She presently finds herself at the centre of the billion-pound custody battle for the children, currently being looked after by Jacko's mum Katherine, 79.