Grief-stricken Michael Jackson fans all over the globe are releasing their emotions through tears, vigils, and perhaps most appropriately, dancing. While many reacted to the shocking news with weeping and prayers, others took to the streets, blasting his music and showcasing what Jackson taught them.
Memorials were not limited to UCLA Medical Center, the Apollo Theater, and his childhood home in Gary, Indiana. Fans in Hong Kong lit candles and Bulgarians brought roses to their respective spontaneous gatherings. Londoners created a memorial outside the Lyric Theatre, where “Thriller Live” has been showing. In Paris, a ceremony is planned for tonight at Notre Dame Cathedral and there will be a memorial moonwalk at the Eiffel Tower on Sunday. Prisoners in the Phillipines made famous by their choreographed “Thriller” video are planning a tribute performance.
Michael Jackson’s death has brought together fans worldwide to mourn, remember, and celebrate his legacy as the King of Pop. [Source: NY Times; Photo: Getty Images]