June 26, 2009 at 11:46 PM EDT

Janet Jackson’s manager has issued a statement on behalf of the star in the wake of her brother’s death. “Janet Jackson is grief-stricken and devastated at the sudden loss of her brother,” said manager Kenneth Crear. “She’s in preproduction on a film and is flying immediately to California to be with her family.”

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