updated 09/04/2009 AT 1:50 PM ET
•originally published 09/04/2009 AT 2:05 PM ET
Michael Jackson is in heaven doing what he did best, his older sister LaToya says.
“Michael has been called home to sing with the angels, I will miss him dearly,” she says.
LaToya, 53, also asked her brother’s fans to remember to keep his legacy alive through good deeds.
“We would like to thank all of Michael’s loving fans for their tremendous support, and ask that in Michael’s memory give of yourself to the charities he believed in, and keep the magic going!” she said.