Fans Gather to Celebrate Michael Jackson's 52nd Birthday

While some devotees prefer to gather and pay homage at the star's grave site at Forest Lawn, others choose to celebrate the special day outside the singer's childhood home in Gary, Indiana.

Sunday, August 29 marked Michael Jackson's 52nd birthday. And although the King of Pop had passed away on June 25, 2009, his devotees have proven that they haven't forgotten the super star. During the special day, fans gathered and paid tribute at the star's grave site at Forest Lawn in Glendale, California.

On the memorial parks, Michael's fans laid various bucket of flowers, including red roses, sunflowers and daisies, and also best wishes they penned for the late star. One fan paid homage to Michael by putting the "Smooth Criminal" singer's photo in a big yellow board with a message read, "I love you Michael. Sending kisses to you up above."

Many of other Michael's fans also celebrated the birthday outside the singer's childhood home in Gary, Indiana. Gary Mayor Rudy Clay also took part at the celebration, telling crowds "The passing of our favorite son, Michael Jackson, is still fresh in our hearts. A year later, on the day before his birthday, we honor his memory as a great and giving person and as the world's greatest entertainer."

Meanwhile, a day earlier, more than 1,257 people gathered in front of the Riverside County Courthouse to set a record for the most people dancing to Michael's "Thriller", My Desert reported. However, the mass dance still couldn't fight off West Bend, Wisconsin's national record with 1,820 spectators. Mexico City, in the meantime, holds the world record with more than 15,000 dancers in August 2009.




    Jun 27, 2011

    This made me cry. Thats my poster board I made Michael last year. There were so much love shown that day..thank you for posting mine <3 All for LOVE <3

    L.E x
    Aug 31, 2010

    You will always be missed and rememberd for years and years to come. i promise i will tell my kids and grandkids about you, how great you were and what a good and pure person you were. You are truly the worlds greatist . I love you and miss you xxxxxxxxx

    Aug 31, 2010

    i really miss you michael when i heard to news i burst into tears i have all your albums we had to say goodbye to a superstar that will always be in our hearts Goodbye Michael xx

    Aug 30, 2010

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL I MISS YOU DEARLY!!!!!!!! In Life I loved you dearly In death I love you still In my heart you hold a place, That no one could ever fill

    Aug 30, 2010

    i will miss you nad think of you in heavens obove the sky and the stars i said to my self that why did you have to go so far away i cry when i heard on the tv

    mayra marin
    Aug 30, 2010

    i will always think of you and your momories will always be in my heart and ist so sad too that your gone and its very hard to say goodby to y

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