Michael Jackson’s father does not think stress killed his son.
While in an exclusive interview with FOX News' Geraldo Rivera, Joe said "we're going to miss the great superstar, the biggest known in the world."
When he was asked if he’ll be better known in death than life, Joe Jackson said the attention "should have been done while he was alive so he could enjoy it."
A statement by Jackson’s family released to People magazine said their "pain cannot be described in words."
The family said Jackson's death was "one of the darkest moments of our lives we find it hard to find the words appropriate to this sudden tragedy we all had to encounter."
"Our beloved son, brother and father of three children has gone so unexpectedly, in such a tragic way and much too soon. It leaves us, his family, speechless and devastated to a point, where communication with the outside world seems almost impossible at times,” it added.