What happened to Katherine Jackson? Is She Still Alive?

By Aishwarya Acharya | Updated on June 18, 2023
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    Katherine Jackson is the mother of the famous singer and dancer, Micheal Jackson. Despite belonging to a widely popular family, Katherine is not seen around much. Including this, a hoax also spread about her death spread around. Is Katherin still alive? So, what happened to Katherine? 

    Here, in this article, we will know whether the mother of talented artists is still alive. If yes, where is she today?

    Is Katherine Jackson Still Alive?

    Yes, she is still alive and doing okay in her life. She is currently 93 years old and still remains the unbreakable matriarch of the Jackson family.

    Katherine Jackson is still alive.
    Jackson is still alive and is living a healthy life.

    Jackson has kept all her children together and helped them shine in their careers. Following her children, she is also her grandchildren’s favorite. Although she is doing all good in life, a death hoax spread about Katherine spread as quickly as fire, recently.

    Jackson’s Death Hoax Was Once Trending

    News about Katherine’s death spread all around social media in recent times. A Facebook page named, R.I.P Katherine Jackson gained millions of attention when it posted a post about the musician’s mother’s death. The page wrote,

    At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (June 13, 2023), our beloved musician Katherine Jackson passed away. Katherine Jackson was born on May 4, 1930, in Barbour County. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.

    The hoax spread very quickly and gained a lot of condolences from people all around the world. Most of the people believed the news and on the other hand, some were skeptical about it and truly believed that it was fake.

    The Death Hoax Was Dismissed as She Is Still Alive

    Only a few days later the death hoax being around the media, it was dismissed by Jackson’s representatives. They announced that,

    “Katherine joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.

    The Jackson family as well as their fans expressed a lot of anger towards the fake news, they were also glad that Katherine was alive.

    What Happened to Katherine Jackson? Her Health Issue

    Although living a healthy life recently, Katherina had a problematic childhood. She contracted polio at the age of two which resulted in a permanent limp.

    Kathrine has a permanent limp dur to polio.
    Kathrine has had a permanent limp since she was two years old.

    Jackson, who dreamt of being an actress and musician as a child, could never fulfill her dreams. Despite this, she supported each of her children to achieve success.

    Katherine also fell into major depression after losing one of her talented children at an early age.

    Where is Katherine Jackson Today?

    After the death of her beloved son, Micheal, Katherine moved to her hometown, Indiana. She stayed away from every possible limelight.

    Jackson raised her two grandchildren with her late son. She lived all her life as a responsible and loving mother and now is living a healthy life as a loving grandmother.

    The last time Katherine was seen in public was in 2018 when she traveled to Los Angeles to see her granddaughter, Paris perform at the Canyon Sessions Cancer Fundraiser.