Michael Jackson's sister Rebbie is in mourning following the death of her husband.

Rebbie Jackson's partner, Nathaniel Brown, lost his battle with cancer on Sunday (06Jan13), according to x17online.com.

The couple married in 1968 and share three children, Stacee, 40, Yashi, 35, and Austin, 27.

The singer's son has since taken to his Twitter.com page to pay tribute to his father and thank fans for their support.

He writes, "I love you Dad.. Thank you for showing me unconditional love and the example of being a good person... Thank you all for the amazing love you have been giving me and my family."

The King of Pop's nephew also uploaded his parents' wedding photo, alongside a caption which reads, "44 years of marriage and inseparable till the end. Love u Dad".