Five years after
Thousands of red roses, purchased by Jackson fans through an online campaign, had been piled up around the Great Mausoleum at
"5 years without you, we love you more Michael Jackson," one sign read.
Television footage showed fans from as far away as Germany dressed in Jackson-esque apparel mourning as they left their own memorials.
Jackson was 50 when he died on June 25, 2009 of an overdose of the anesthetic propofol administered at his home by Dr.
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But even in death, Jackson has drawn a crowd, particularly at Forest Lawn in Glendale, where in years past hundreds of fans have gathered to honor his memory with not just mementos and flowers, but with impersonations and even impromptu dancing.
Staff at the cemetery had already started erecting barricades Wednesday morning to control the steady stream of visitors to the famed mausoleum, which is closed to the public.