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Fans mourn Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson fans Shaneese and Bob Lewis, of Palm Springs, show off the vouchers for tickets to the Jackson memorial that they won in an online lottery. The couple were among those lining up outside Dodger Stadium to get their tickets and wristbands to the Tuesday event. “I feel very lucky,” said Bob Lewis, who won the tickets. “I learned to dance watching Michael Jackson.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Traffic is backed up at Dodger Stadium as fans make their way in to pick up tickets and wristbands that will get them into the Jackson memorial at Staples Center and Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
A driver flashes her ticket voucher to gain entrance to stadium parking. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Traffic is at a standstill along Elysian Park Avenue outside Dodger Stadium. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Jackson fan Bob Lewis shows his ticket voucher. “I feel like I won the lottery,” the Palm Springs resident said. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Jackson fans signed a banner and left flowers and an umbrella with a glove attached to it in his memory at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. (Barbara Davidson / LosAngelesTimes)
Jesus Lopez, 17, of Hawaiian Gardens signs a memorial banner for Michael Jackson at Staples Center. Even though he was was not born when “Thriller” was recorded, Lopez says he was still a big fan of Jackson’s music and wanted to pay his respects. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Kevin Morgan, 52, of Eagle Rock spent about 1 1/2 hours on the Venice Beach boardwalk creating a chalk portrait of Michael Jackson based on a picture of him on the cover of L.A. Weekly. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Sidewalk artist Kevin Morgan says the idea of creating something to memorialize Michael Jackson came to him in a dream and he chose a familiar place for displaying his various creative talents in Venice Beach. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Employees of Staples Center in Los Angeles carry a banner after a morning news conference announcing details of a public memorial service for Michael Jackson.

Organizers plan to give away 17,500 tickets to Tuesday’s 10 a.m. memorial at the center. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Journalists at the news conference. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
A note taped to a lectern indicates how tickets will be given away. People can register for the drawing at Staplescenter.com. Those selected will be notified between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday and told where they can pick up their tickets. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Journalists from around the world wait for the news conference to start. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Performance artist and Michael Jackson fan Thierry Marceau of Montreal speaks with reporters. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Jennifer Callaghan, center, and Karen Sheridan, right, flew in from Ireland to attend what they thought would be a weekend memorial for Jackson. The two attended the news conference but will fly home Saturday afternoon and miss the Tuesday memorial. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Fans sign a board outside the entrance to Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos on Thursday.  (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Jackson fan Karson Avila,12, of Solvang spent the night at the entrance to Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos. Fans continue to gather and place flowers and have their photograph taken at the gate.  (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Darla Elliot of Monrovia comforts her daughter, Alana, at Neverland ranch in Los Olivos. Several hundred fans gathered in hopes of attending a public memorial. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Hallee Chambliss, 9, of Lompoc carries a flower to place at the gate of Neverland ranch. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Fans pay their respects with balloons, flowers and cards at Jackson’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
In the early-morning hours, media line Figueroa Mountain Road, leading to the gates of Michael Jackson‘s Neverland Ranch near Los Olivos. (Jay L. Clenenin / Los Angeles Times)
A fresh wreath is put up at Neverland, Michael Jackson’s onetime home in California’s Santa Ynez Valley. (Jay L. Clenenin / Los Angeles Times)
A woman stands outside the gates to Neverland Ranch, where a sign on the fence reads, “Once Upon a Time.” (Jay L. Clenenin / Los Angeles Times)
Daeger Christensen, 9, of Solvang, takes pictures of signs and the flowers in front of Michael Jackson‘s Neverland Ranch. (Jay L. Clenenin / Los Angeles Times)
Shaumeka Taylor, 16, waits with thousands of other Michael Jackson fans to celebrate the late singer’s life at the Apollo Theater in New York. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Shemar Williams, 8, of New York, keeps the crowd entertained with his salute to Michael Jackson as the crowd gathers for the memorial at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Despite rain, thousands of people waited in line outside the Apollo Theater to join in the celebration held in honor of Michael Jackson’s life. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
A hat and single glove rested on top of a stool on stage at the Apollo Theater(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Fans inside the Apollo Theater join in the tribute to Michael Jackson.  (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Taraz Smith, one of the many fans who gathered near the Jackson family home in Encino, says a prayer for singer Michael Jackson(Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times)
Mark Martinez and his son Isaac, 3, stand with other onlookers near the Jackson family home in Encino(Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Jackson‘s father, Joe Jackson, center, addresses the media with the Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and Marshall Thompson, a partner in Joe Jackson’s record label, in front of the family’s Encino home Monday morning. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Joe Jackson talks to fans and members of the media after after a news conference in front of his family’s Encino home. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
The memorial in front of the Jackson family’s Encino home continues to grow. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Jackson‘s mother, Katherine Jackson, departs the family’s Encino home as fans and members of the media gather along barricades Monday morning. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
LAPD officers help pick up burned candles in front of the Jackson family’s Encino home. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Media trucks line Hayvenhurst Avenue on Monday morning in front of the Jackson family home in Encino(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
A young fan visits Michael Jackson‘s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Christina House / For The Times)
Fans grieve outside the Holmby Hills home of music legend Michael Jackson. (Mark Ralston / AFP/Getty Images)
A makeshift memorial to Michael Jackson at a vigil in memory of him in Lima, Peru. (Karel Navarro / Associated Press)
Michael Jackson fans gather under the Eiffel Tower in Paris. (Ian Langsdon / European Pressphoto Agency)
Candles and flowers form an impromptu memorial to Michael Jackson at Alexanderplatz in Berlin. (Sean Gallup / Getty Images)
Michael Jackson is remembered in Tel Aviv. (Pavel Wolberg / European Pressphoto Agency)
June Lee, 32, a Malaysian, left, is comforted by Rosie Salveson, 11, of Montana, right, at a candlelight vigil for Michael Jackson in Singapore. (Wong Maye-E / Associated Press)
Stacia Trimmer is brought to tears while visiting the memorial at Michael Jackson‘s star in Hollywood. (Christina House / For The Times)
A line of people files past Michael Jackson‘s star. (Christina House / For The Times)
News media members from around the world wait outside Michael Jackson’s Holmby Hills residence. (Ann Johansson / For The Times)
Barbara Ann Himeles, from Beverly Hills, carries her chihuahua, Kurt, as she looks at items honoring Michael Jackson left outside his most recent residence, in Holmby Hills. (Ann Johansson / For The Times)
Maxine Hobbs, 19, a South African currently living in Los Angeles, poses in front of a shrine outside Michael Jackson’s Holmby Hills residence. (Ann Johansson / For The Times)
The Los Angeles Theater Marquee honors Michael Jackson. (Michal Czerwonka / Getty Images)
Michael Jackson is remembered on the marquee of Harlem’s Apollo Theater. (Jason DeCrow / Associated Press)
Four-year-old Andre Clayton of Harbor City visits the Michael Jackson memorial outside the Jackson family compound in Encino with his family. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Victoria Bedrosian lights a candle outside the Jackson family home in Encino.  (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Latoya Jackson leaves her brother Michael Jackson‘s house in Los Angeles on Saturday. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Tourists pass near Michael Jackson‘s residence in Holmby Hills.  (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
A couple, who declined to be identified, embrace at the corner of Ladera & Monovale streets near Michael Jackson‘s home in Holmby Hills.  (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
A television reporter brushes her hair while waiting to go on air as fans pass through the memorial at Michael Jackson‘s Hollywood star on Saturday.  (Christina House / For The Times)
A fan waves a Michael Jackson flag near a flower arrangement while waiting in line to see Jackson’s star on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood on Saturday.  (Christina House / For The Times)
Media and fans gathered outside the gates of the Jackson family home in Encino.  (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
A balloon expresses a fan’s feelings about Michael Jackson outside the gates of the Jackson family home in Encino.  (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Ethan Espinoza, 2, walks with his aunt Kimberly Vega, both from Riverside, toward the Jackson family home in Encino. They bought t-shirts commemorating the pop-star on Hollywood Boulevard near his star.  (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Sonia Hurtado places flowers outside the gates of the Jackson family home in Encino.  (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Fans leave sympathy notes outside the gates of the Jackson family home in Encino.  (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Unidentified people leave the Jackson family home in Encino.  (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Fans including Donald Williams of Long Beach, second from right, wait in line to visit Michael Jackson‘s star on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.  (Christina House / For The Times)
Jessica Nevarez and Evelyn Cruz pay their respects at Michael Jackson‘s star on Hollywood Boulevard.  (Christina House / For The Times)
Fans pay their respects at Michael Jackson‘s star on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.  (Christina House / For The Times)
Red roses and a Rosary rest on Michael Jackson‘s star on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.  (Christina House / For The Times)
Lala Shakur, 5, and her father Malik, of Walnut, right, embrace while visiting Michael Jackson‘s star on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.  (Christina House / For The Times)
Robin Chen of Guangzhou, China reaches to shoot photos of Michael Jackson‘s star on Hollywood Boulevard.  (Christina House / For The Times)
Fans pay their respects at Michael Jackson‘s star on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.  (Christina House / For The Times)
Fans visit Michael Jackson‘s star on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.  (Christina House / For The Times)
A moving truck arrives at the Holmby Hills home where Jackson was staying before he died. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Inmates at the island province of Cebu in central Philippines dance to the late Michael Jackson‘s “Thriller.” Video of the inmates dancing got more than 23 million hits on YouTube(Bullit Marquez / Associated Press)
Macedonian fans hold candles in memory of Michael Jackson at St. Petka orthodox church in Macedonia. (Georgi Licovski / EPA)
A fan holds picture of Michael Jackson and weeps as people gather in Piazza del Duomo in Milan, Italy. (Vince Paolo Gerace / EPA)
Chinese fans of Michael Jackson form his initials with candles as they gather to commemorate him in Beijing. (Feng Li / Getty Images)
A candlelight vigil for Michael Jackson in Chongqing, China. (Associated Press)
Fans of Michael Jackson hold candles and photographs to pay tribute to the “King of Pop” in Bangalore, India. (Aijaz Rahi / Associated Press)
Adrian Ochoa, 3, pays his respect to singer Michael Jackson at the family home in Encino. (Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times)
Drew Gallagher says a prayer for Jackson near the Encino home. (Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times)
Fans remember their hero in song, dance and prayer at Leimert Park. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Fans remember their hero in song, dance and prayer at Leimert Park on Friday night.  (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Jackson fans Monique Cooper, left with sign, Rahim Griffin, his son, Rahim Griffin, 10, and Unique Griffin remember her hero in Leimert Park.  (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Jackson fans pay tribute in song dance and prayer at Leimert Park.  (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Fan Lisa Marie Williams cries as she remembers her hero in Leimert Park. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
A man who called himself Scorpio shows off his dance moves in Leimert Park(Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Fans and media aim cameras at vehicles coming and going from the Jackson family home in Encino. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Jake Byrd mourns the death of Michael Jackson on Hollywood Blvd.  (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Jackson fans pay their respects at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Celebrity impersonators join the masses as they file past the singer’s star. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
A woman reaches her hand through a barricade to touch Jackson’s star. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A line forms along Hollywood Boulevard as fans wait to pay their respects. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A woman holds up a RIP poster. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Kiana Enriquez, 5, rides above the Hollywood crowd in her best Michael Jackson attire. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Dressed like Michael Jackson, Hector Rojas, 43, stands near the singer’s star. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A white glove, flowers and a ribbon are part of the memorial left on the sidewalk. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Navy Chief Petty Officer Lisa L. Jack takes flowers to the Encino home. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
David Weiss, background, waits for customers to visit his photo stand on the Venice boardwalk. He said he designed the photograph on display after hearing reports of Jackson’s death. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office held a press conference Friday afternoon but had little new information to add as to the cause of death of pop superstar Michael Jackson. Craig Harvey, the Chief Investigator for the Coroner, center, addresses the hordes of press gathered from around the world. The cause of death was deferred pending additional toxicology tests which could take weeks.  (Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Jackson fans watch as a dance is performed in his memory in central London’s Trafalgar Square. (Lefteris Pitarakis / Associated Press)
Flash mob dancers perform in London to music by Michael Jackson. (Ben Stansall / AFP/Getty Images)
A young girl cries in front of the Lyric Theatre in London next to a poster for “Thriller Live,” a musical featuring songs of Michael Jackson. (Oli Scarff / Getty Images)
A Chinese fan of Michael Jackson imitates the pop singer as people gather to commemorate him at a bar in Beijing. (Feng Li / Getty Images)
Bulgarian fans light candles and mourn Jackson in downtown Sofia. (Dimtar / AFP/Getty Images)
A woman cries in Madrid during a tribute to the pop star. (Pedro Armestre / AFP/Getty Images)
A Polish woman wearing earrings sporting a portrait of Jackson mourns his death in downtown Warsaw. (Wojtek Radwanski / AFP/Getty Images)
Fans in Bangalore, India, set up a vigil. (Jagadeesh Nv / European Pressphoto Agency)
Christian girls in Karachi, Pakistan, participate in a candlelight memorial. (Shakil Adil / Associated Press)
Lebanese youths dance in the streets of Beirut to the music of Michael Jackson. (Ramzi Haidar / AFP/Getty Images)
A fan nicknamed Vanessa Jackson grieves the loss of her idol at Angel de la Independencia Square in Mexico City. (Alfredo Estrella / AFP/Getty Images)
Wyatt Puryear of Gary, Indiana, holds an autographed bottle of Michael Jackson cologne in the front yard of the singer’s childhood home. (James Brosher / South Bend Tribune via AP)
Fans gather at a makeshift memorial outside of the Motown Museum, Hitsville USA, in Detroit. (Mark Millian / For The Times)
A heart of petals is left near UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. (Hector Mata / European Pressphoto Agency)
Flowers and messages left by fans at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Carolwood Drive, just down the street from the home where Michael Jackson died on Thursday in the Holmby Hills. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Mark Berardini, 4, from San Bernardino, holds a sign while standing among the media gathered near the home where Michael Jackson died on Thursday in the Holmby Hills. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
An unidentified person who left the home where Michael Jackson died waves to some people gathered at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Carowood Drive. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Police keep onlookers away from Michael Jackson‘s rented home in the Holmby Hills section of Bel Air. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
A Los Angeles County Cororner official is greeted by Jackson security at Michael Jackson‘s family home on Havenhurst in Encino(Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
Jesse Jackson, left, an unidentified man and Joe Jackson, right, wave to the media and the people outside Joe Jackson’s home. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
LAPD Det. Gus Villanueva speaks to the media outside the coroner’s office on Friday. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
Photographers are reflected in the glasses of one of the fans encircling Michael Jackson’s star on Hollywood Boulevard on the morning after Jackson died. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Media members outnumber mourners at Michael Jackson’s star on Hollywood Boulevard on the morning after Jackson died. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Prince Selvage mourns the passing of Michael Jackson next to Jackson’s star on Hollywood Boulevard. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Jess Buckingham opens a Michael Jackson vinyl album next to Jackson’s star on Hollywood Boulevard on the morning after the pop star’s death. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Adoring fans encircle Michael Jackson’s star on Hollywood Boulevard, placing candles, flowers and hand-painted pictures in his memory. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Fans encircle Michael Jackson‘s star on Hollywood Boulevard, placing candles, flowers, and hand-painted pictures in his memory on the morning after Jackson died. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Nneka Opene, a Michael Jackson fan from San Francisco, weeps while she sits next to Jackson’s star on Hollywood Boulevard. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
A memorial of candles, flowers, and hand-painted pictures in memory of Michael Jackson surround his star on Hollywood Boulevard. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Fans Jenny Pruitt and her daughter, Valerie Rojas Pruitt, mourn the loss of Michael Jackson as they sit next to his star on Hollywood Boulevard on the morning after his death. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
A large media contingent forms around Michael Jackson‘s star on Hollywood Boulevard. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Celinda Calderona of Sherman Oaks holds Chica while looking at messages and flowers left outside Michael Jackson’s family home in Encino on Friday morning. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
Tokens of mourning left by fans outside Michael Jackson’s family home in Encino on Friday morning. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
A neighbor walks dog past a large sign put up down the street from the Jackson family in Encino the Jackson family home. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
News media is set up across the street from The Los Angeles County coroner’s office, where an autopsy on Michael Jackson was being preformed. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
Sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik puts the finishing touches on a sand sculpture of the deceased pop singer Michael Jackson at the Golden Sea beach in Puri, India. (EPA)
Tributes to Michael Jackson are left by fans outside the O2 Arena where Jackson was to perform 50 sold-out shows starting next month in London. (Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images)
A Finnish Santa Claus listens to music in Helsinki, Finland, as he reads newspapers announcing pop singer Michael Jackson’s death. (Martti Kainulainen / AFP / Getty Images)
Russians lay flowers in memory of pop music star Michael Jackson at the U.S. embassy in Moscow. (Natalia Kolesnikova / AFP / Getty Images)
Chinese fans of Michael Jackson observe a three-minute silence during a candlelight memorial to commemorate him in Beijing. (Ng Han Guan / Associated Press)
Swedish girls lay flowers and light candles in memory of Michael Jackson at Sergel square in central Stockholm. (Christine Olsson / AFP / Getty Images)
Festival goers hold a banner aloft at the Glastonbury festival in Glastonbury, England, after the death of Michael Jackson in Los Angeles at age 50. (Joel Ryan / Associated Press)
The scene in front of the Jackson family home in Encino. Fans continued to bring flowers to the house after dark. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Kiss, dressed as the King of Pop, gathers with other fans in front of the Jackson family home.
Transcending boundaries  (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Young Jackson fan Emma Donn holds roses and a note in front of the family’s home.
Key numbers in Jackson’s life  (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Fans line up in front of the Jackson family’s Encino home.
Jermaine Jackson’s news conference  (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Background dancer Marie Courchinoux, who was to be part of MIchael Jackson’s tour in England, stands outside the Jackson family home.
Death is a blow to concert promoter AEG.  (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Piper James, 38, holds up his copy of Michael Jackson’s landmark “Thriller” album as he makes his way down Hollywood Boulevard soon after hearing of the pop star’s death. James said it wasn’t his favorite Jackson album, but he knew it was his most recognizable. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Fans gather outside of the Motown Museum, Hitsville USA, at a makeshift memorial for pop star Michael Jackson in Detroit. Hitsville USA was the home for Motown Records. (Jeff Kowalsky / EPA)
Newspaper front pages in New York banner the news of the death of Michael Jackson. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
Fans dance to Michael Jackson music playing on a car stereo outside UCLA Medical Center in Westwood.
Fans also gather at his homes.  (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Fans gather in Westwood upon hearing of the death of pop star Jackson. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Fans sing “We Are the World” outside UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, where pop star Michael Jackson died at the age of 50.

‘I hugged Randy. He just cried. I hugged Jermaine. He just cried.’
 (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Sandra Senegal, left, Alycia Murphy, Valerie Bradford and Ayanna McLeod are among the throng of Jackson’s fans who gathered at the UCLA Medical Center. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Kameren Neal, 22, of Simi Valley wears one white glove outside UCLA Medical Center.
Michael Jackson: king of style (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Admirers share their grief at Jackson’s house in Holmby Hills.
Michael Jackson’s recordings  (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
In Westwood, Amarilys Ortiz leaves roses near a “Michael” made of flower petals in memory of pop singer.
An appreciation  (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Mona Ringor grieves the loss of the pop singer outside the UCLA Medical Center.

Significant locations in Jackson’s life (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Taaj Sahota, 48, mourns the loss of the singer outside the UCLA Medical Center. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Marlon Russ, 25, does his best Michael Jackson impersonation while other fans dance to Jackson’s song “Thriller” outside the UCLA Medical Center.
Student leaders flock to hospital.  (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Lisa Suchil and her 6-year-old daughter, also named Lisa, hold a picture, a doll and a “Thriller” album outside the UCLA Medical Center. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Jermaine Jackson is comforted by a friend after informing the media that his brother Michael Jackson had died at UCLA Medical Center in Westwood. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
An emotional Jermaine Jackson prepares to make a statement to the media about his brother’s death. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department helicopter arrives at UCLA Medical Center to pick up the body of Michael Jackson.

 (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Fans and members of the media gather at UCLA Medical Center for a news conference at which the death of Michael Jackson was announced. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
People in the crowd outside UCLA Medical Center capture the scene on their cameras. Fans gather to mourn.  (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
LAPD Lt. Greg Strenk speaks at a news conference in front of Michael Jackson’s home on the 100 block of North Carolwood Drive in Holmby Hills. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
From left, Karina LeBlanc, 29, her roommate Manya Makoski, 25, who live in the area, and Roxana Radnia, 21, sit on the curb next to the Michael Jackson’s Holmby Hills home. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Jackson fan Raja Pile cries outside the Jackson family home in Encino. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
TV personality Flava Flav in front of the Encino home. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Jackson fan Nicole Gutierrez carries flowers and a poster to the Encino home.
A timeline of Jackson’s life  (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Flowers and sympathies sit outside the Jackson family home in Encino. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Singer Florence La Rue of the 5th Dimension shows up at the Encino home bearing flowers for the family. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Unique Demiranda sheds tears outside of the Encino home. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Nan Khan of Los Angeles sits near the Hollywood star of radio personality Michael Jackson on Vine Street, which many fans believed to be the star of the pop singer. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Fans of singer Michael Jackson create a makeshift memorial on the star of the radio personality who shares the same name. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
T.J. Thomas and Marie Bouchard remember Michael Jackson at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This is the star for radio personality Michael Jackson, but people gathered there anyway because the singer’s star was blocked off because of a movie premiere.
Pop star Michael Jackson dead at 50 (Nick Ut / Associated Press)
Michael Jackson fans mourn at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, holding flowers they were not able to place on Jackson’s star. The area was blocked off for the premiere of the movie “Bruno.” (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
People hold up Michael Jackson pictures as media and spectators wait for a news conference about Michael Jackson’s death at UCLA Medical Plaza. (Ann Johansson / Getty Images)
Nicole Lari-Joni, 29, waits for news of Michael Jackson at UCLA Medical Center. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
UCLA students Narchelle Beasley, 21, left, and Erica McDonald wait for news of Michael Jackson at UCLA Medical Center. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Angela Mayhew, 23, left, and Lebiba Saban, 49, wait for news of Michael Jackson at UCLA Medical Center. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Fans mourn outside of UCLA Medical Center. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Women embrace outside of UCLA Medical Center after learning of the death of Michael Jackson. (Reed Saxon / Associated Press)
People watch a news report about the death of singer Michael Jackson on a screen in Times Square in New York City(Andrew Gombert / EPA)
Signe Ravn of Copenhagen, Denmark, center, takes a photo of the ABC ticker in New York‘s Times Square as twins Omar, left, and Mike Felici, second left, of Staten Island react to the news that Michael Jackson died. (Mary Altaffer / Associated Press)
Terry Tarrant carries a memorial to honor Michael Jackson to Hitsville U.S.A., the Motown museum in Detroit. (Carlos Osorio / Associated Press)
People gather outside the former childhood home of Michael Jackson in Gary, Indiana(Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images)
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