Michael Jackson died from an overdose of a powerful anesthetic, his legacy endures among legions of fans, some of whom continue to travel from across the globe to honor the pop legend’s memory at his final resting place in Glendale.
Thousands of red roses, purchased by Michael Jackson fans through an online campaign, had been piled up around the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale early Wednesday as fans began setting up their own memorials – bouquets, signs, concert memorabilia and other mementos.
Michael Jackson was fifty when he died on June 25, 2009 of an overdose of the anesthetic propofol administered at his home by Doctor Conrad Murray, as the singer was about to embark on a comeback series of concerts in London.
Michael Jackson‘s mother and children sued concert promoter and producer AEG Live, saying the company had negligently hired and supervised Doctor Conrad Murray. But following a five-month trial, a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury found AEG Live not liable in the singer’s death.
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.
Fans were also expected to gather at Michael Jackson‘s star, on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, where candles, flowers and other memorials had already started accumulating.