Michael Jackson's Fans, Estate, Sister Janet Commemorate 10th Anniversary of His Death

June 25, 2019
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 10: Michael Jackson performs on stage during is 'HIStory' world tour concert at Ericsson Stadium November 10, 1996 in Auckland, New Zealand.

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On the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, the pop icon's estate and fans are commemorating the somber event. “Ten years ago today, the world lost a gifted artist and extraordinary humanitarian,” the Jackson estate wrote in a statement published by The Associated Press. “A decade later, Michael Jackson is still with us, his influence embedded in dance, fashion, art and music of the moment. He is more important than ever.” The estate went on to suggest people honor his "legacy of philanthropic work" by trying to "make a difference in their community." The Associated Press notes that fans are also planning vigils at various locations connected to Jackson, including his Hollywood Walk of Fame star, last Los Angeles home and the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, where he's buried.