This is unimaginably tragic.
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):
And here you thought the Jacksons might back quietly out of the spotlight!!
Ha! You must not be from around here!
La Toya Jackson just scored a super-rad television deal with Oprah Winfrey!
That's right, Michael Jackson's older sister will soon make sweet sweet
music reality TV with the Mighty O herself!
Our Mrs. Jackson is not entirely new to this ballgame, she had a stint on the UK's Celebrity Big Brother way back in aught-nine.
La Toya said:
"I am so pleased to be working with television legend Oprah Winfrey and to be a part of the OWN family. This will be one of the most exciting adventures of my life."
Speaking of the family you're a part of, we wonder how this jives with Jermaine Jackson's recent revelation that family biz should be handled outside the public eye??
Stay tuned for more on Life With La Toya, which won't air until 2013.
[Image via Danny Tanner/WENN.]