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Remembering Michael Jackson: How Prince, Paris and Blanket Are Coping 6 Years After Their Dad's Tragic Death

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    (L-R) Prince Michael Jackson, Blanket Jackson and Paris Jackson appear on stage at the Michael Forever Tribute Concert in memory of the late Michael Jackson at the Millennium Stadium on October 8, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales.

    It's hard to believe that six years ago today, fans around the world heard the shocking news that Michael Jackson had passed away.

    While every anniversary brings a variety of emotions to fans of the "King of Pop," one can't help but acknowledge the growth the singer's three children have experienced in the spotlight.

    Just last month, Prince Jackson graduated from a private California high school with honors. The milestone was a family affair that featured plenty of celebrations.

    "So very proud of @Princemjjjaxon," aunt LaToya Jackson tweeted after the ceremony. "YOU DID! And you did it with Honors!!! #BuckleyClassof2015."

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    Cousin T. J. Jackson added, "Prince, you have grown into an incredibly special young man. Words can't express how proud I am of you." Prince is expected to begin college at Loyola Marymount University this fall.

    Younger sister Paris Jackson appears to have a very special friend in her life. Earlier this spring, the 17-year-old was spotted out enjoying quality time with soccer club member Chester Castellaw and the pair recently stepped out onto a red carpet together.

    Finally, Blanket continues to stay busy with a variety of activities. When not attending private school, the 13-year-old has been involved with martial arts while still hanging out with his extended family.

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