28 June 2009
Floral tributes to late music legend MICHAEL JACKSON are building up all over the world - just hours after the sudden death of the superstar.
After news of the singer's demise broke on Thursday (25Jun09), hundreds of fans in Los Angeles gathered in front of the hospital where the King of Pop passed away, while thousands of miles away in New York people took to the streets to mourn their loss in the city's famous Times Square.
Fans looking for an outlet for their grief have also flocked to Jackson's family home in Gary, Indiana, laying flowers and cuddly toys, and posting messages of sympathy around the property.
Supporters in Hollywood were unable to lay their tributes on Jackson's star on the Walk of Fame - as it was covered in the red carpet from Thursday's Bruno premiere - so their messages of sympathy ended up on the star belonging to the singer's radio personality namesake.
In London, fans have looked to the city's Lyric Theatre where Jackson tribute show Thriller - Live is being performed. Flowers have built up outside the venue ahead of Friday night's (26Jun09) performance, which will go ahead in honour of the tragic star.
And at the U.K.'s legendary Glastonbury festival, Gabriella Cilmi became the first artist to pay tribute to Jackson onstage.
The Australian singer, performing within one hour of the start of the event on Friday (26Jun09), changed some of the words to her hit Sweet About Me to include lines from Billie Jean - bringing huge cheers from the crowd.
While in Berlin, Germany a condolence book has been set up in the foyer of the city's Madame Tussauds waxwork museum, next to a figure of Jackson.
The singer died at the age of 50 following a fatal heart attack at his Los Angeles home.
Story via WENN