MICHAEL JACKSON'S mother KATHERINE JACKSON has spoken for the first time about the death of her superstar son.
The 79-year-old spoke of her pain during a telephone interview with US chatshow host Geraldo.
With her voice audibly shaky Katherine said: "It's been a month and I feel like it happened yesterday. It's very hard for me."
The Jackson matriarch also revealed she suspects foul play in Michael's untimely death.
She said: "All I know is that my son is dead, and I don't think he just died of natural causes or whatever. He's too young for that. Something happened, I don't know what it was and I can't say."
Mrs Jackson also put paid to rumours that Michael's father JOE JACKSON was being kept away from his children and was not allowed in to the family home.
"I don't know why they're saying he's not being allowed in the house.
"My husband's never done nothing of the sort that they trying to say he did 39 years ago. I don't understand that, and I just believe it's something that they cooked up."
She insists the three kids are "doing fine" as they come to terms with the loss of their beloved dad and she has praised Joe for being a good grandfather.
Katherine added, "Of course he is. And the children will tell you that he is."
Jackson's death is being investigated by officers from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), amid claims Murray administered the drug which killed the singer.
The official cause of death is expected to be announced later this week when the results of toxicology tests conducted on Jackson's body are made available.