London: Michael Jackson`s father Joe has blamed his wife Katherine for the singer`s death because he`s convinced she could have prevented his prescription drug addiction.
Joe Jackson has opened up about the `King of Pop`s death, due to drug overdose last year on June 25, in an interview with News of the World tabloid, insisting he begged Katherine to speak to the 50-year-old singer and help him overcome his personal issues.
But he claims she refused to follow his request and is convinced that the pop icon would still be alive now if she had.
"Katherine was weeping uncontrollably and highly upset (when he died). But I didn`t give her a hug because I was mad at her crying. I said, `If you had listened to me Michael would be living now!` I kept thinking about the times I had stood in front of her saying something was wrong. I couldn`t bottle up my feelings.
Katherine didn`t say a word - I had to get away from her. If she`d done what I asked Michael would be here today. I am incensed with her. She could have made a difference," Joe said.
And he regrets not helping his son more. "I didn`t shed any tears, but maybe I should have. I just felt furious that my son was gone. In Michael`s final months alive I said to her (Katherine) many times that I couldn`t get through to him - and that she needed to help her son.
I had begged her to go over and stay with him, but she insisted he needed his privacy and gave him the slack she thought he needed. A child will listen to his mother more than his father -and Michael was a mummy`s boy. He listened to her. I still haven`t been able to talk about it to her as she doesn`t want to hear what I have to say... He knew I loved him. I regret that I didn`t say goodbye properly," he added.