As news of Michael Jackson’s death spread, stunned fans took to the streets of his adopted L.A. hometown and New York to grieve together, listen to music and pay tribute to one of the most iconic pop stars of all time. Where a makeshift memorial was erected at the wrong Walk of Fame star and dance parties broke out at UCLA Medical Center, where Jackson was declared dead.
MJ Memorial: “Man in the Mirror” outside the Apollo Theater in Harlem
Under the theater marquee reading “In Memory of Michael Jackson, A True Apollo Legend 1958-2009,” four brown boxes lay flattened on the sidewalk. Covered with hundreds of farewell messages scrawled in marker, fans knelt to add more: Thank You Mike with a heart around it… RIP Brother… We’ll Never Forget You…. Motown Detroit Will Always Love You… You Changed the World… You’re the Best Ever, with Ever underlined three times for emphasis.
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