07/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Jackson's Kids: "Today Show" Interviews Godfather Mark Lester, Talks What's Next (VIDEO)

Somewhat lost in the frenzied news coverage of Michael Jackson's death is what will happen to his three children now that their father has passed away.

Jackson had sole custody of his three children, Prince Michael Jackson, 12, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, 11, and Prince Michael Jackson II (Blanket Jackson), 7. The mother of his first two children is ex-wife Debbie Rowe, who has never been a part of their lives. Prince Michael II's mother has never been identified. Michael's mother, Katherine, is likely to get custody.

"They are in the care of a nanny," the Jackson family's longtime attorney, Brian Oxman, tells Us magazine. "Ms. Jackson will care for them and I'm sure there will be all kinds of discussions that will take place about the kids."

The "Today Show" interviewed Mark Lester, the children's godfather, to help determine what's next for these young kids.

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