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July 8th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   Comments Off on FAREWELL – MICHAEL JACKSON
Michael Jackson’s public memorial service was held on Tuesday  at 10.00 am (ET) at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California. Thousands of fans swarmed Los Angeles, to mourn his demise. Michael Jackson’s memorial was a somber, spiritual ceremony that reached  for the greatness of the man  There were songs and tears but, little dancing. If there was a shocking moment, it came in the form of Jackson’s daughter, Paris-Michael, who made the first public statement in her 11 years said that “ever since I was born, daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine,”
Michael Jackson

Tuesday began with a private gathering of Jackson family members at the cemetery at  8 am.  Jackson’s  family members were escorted from his parents’ California, home to the Forest Lawn Cemetery. La Toya Jackson, wearing sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat, was seen  leaving the cemetery. A small handful of sedans, all black in color, were seen coming and going from the hall of liberty and the TV footage showed a hearse being carried out of there and then the caravan proceeded to the Staples Center. (more…)