Fans Celebrate King of Pop, Michael Jackson 60th Posthumous Birthday
Fans of late King of Pop, Michael Jackson was honoured today on what would have been his 60th birthday by gathering at a temporary monument in the shape of a crown erected in his honour in London.
Braving the rain, fans imitated his famed dance and moonwalk moves around the 13-foot (4 meter) white, sparkling crown erected by record label Sony Music on the south bank of the River Thames.
A fan, Mayah Thomas explained his meeting with Jackson.
“The first time I saw him in person, I was 18 years old, he came to London and it was just manic.
“(Jackson was) really shy, but also really really personable. He would always try and make the fans comfortable.”
Jackson is known for hits like “Bad” and “Beat It”. He was rehearsing for a series of comeback concerts scheduled in London before his sudden death in 2009 at the age of 50.
The crown monument will stand for just one day.