VIDEO: Jermaine Jackson: “I Wish It Was Me”

Jul. 2 2009, Published 12:56 p.m. ET

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Michael Jackson's grieving brother Jermaine told The Today Show Thursday his brother's death hit him emotionally the minute he saw the media frenzy buzzing above the medical facility where the fallen King of Pop was pronounced dead.

"I saw the helicopters in the skies and said, "That's where he is,'" Jermaine, 54, told Matt Lauer.

He told Lauer that he spent a final moment with his lifeless brother — who he called “a gift from Allah” -- in the hospital, kissing him on the forehead and telling him he'd always be with him.

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The emotionally shaken brother admitted to Lauer, "I don't know how people are going to take this, but I wish it was me," noting the pain he felt is "unreal."



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