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Seven Years Later: Michael Jackson Fans Gather To Remember King Of Pop

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:20:26 Z)

The day Michael Jackson died is one of those moments the world will long remember. Other icons have since died suddenly -- Prince, Whitney Houston, Robin Williams -- but the way Michael died and the mysteries that unfolded in the years since have kept his passing in our minds.

See also: Spend Forever With Michael Jackson: Forest Lawn Offers Fans First Chance To Be Buried Near King Of Pop's Crypt

Visit our Facebook page to see LIVE VIDEO from Forest Lawn cemetery at Michael Jackson's final resting place.

The man considered considered to be Asia's top Michael Jackson impersonator made an appearance to place flowers at the mausoleum entrance Saturday afternoon. , Wang Jie, who is from China, does not speak English, which caused for some confusion among some fans who tried to speak to him. His stage name is Wang Jackson.

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Hundreds of Jackson fans gathered at Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale, California, leaving cards, flowers and gifts in tribute to the fallen King of Pop.

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We learned during two trials how Jackson's intractable insomnia led him to the surgical anesthesia Propofol, which was used every night for two months to put him into a fake sleep so he could prepare for his comeback "This Is It" tour. What Michael didn't know was is Propofol-induced sleep does not include REM, the vital process that replenishes the brain.

The world now knows about Jackson's constant fear of failure as his fortune dwindled in the years after a jury found him not guilty on child molestation charges. He risked losing it all if he didn't take the stage in London in July 2009. We've heard how he was slapped around in his hotel shower by a concert promoter because he was late for the tour announcement.

We've seen the touching videos of Michael with his three children being a normal family. We saw them because his mother's lawyers showed them to jurors at the unsuccessful wrongful death trial against the concert promoter.

Seven was Michael Jackson's favorite number, so his diehard fans have gathered in Los Angeles -- the city where Jackson breathed his last breath -- to marked the 7th anniversary of his death.

Watch this space today for live video and photos from Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California, beginning around 4pET/1pPT.

Click here to see what it looked like a year ago: Michael Jackson Gone 6 Years: Exclusive Photos Of Fans, Family & Flowers

Also see: Lead Stories Exclusive: Michael Jackson Forgotten Photos Gallery

About the author:

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after a 26-year career with CNN. He mainly covers entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosts a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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