Michael Jackson 1958-2009

Michael Jackson: Mourning an Icon

From his childhood home in Gary, Ind., to Moscow, fans around the world grieve the death of the King of Pop


Outside the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, N.Y., where the Jackson 5 first performed in 1969, the billboard was cleared for the message, "In Memory of Michael Jackson. A True Apollo Legend." Rev. Al Sharpton, a friend of the singer, addressed the huge crowd: "Way before Tiger Woods, way before Oprah Winfrey, way before Barack Obama, Michael did with music what they later did in sports and in politics and in television," he said.