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Michael Jackson's Death

Fans Send 10k Roses

to MJ's Gravesite

6/25/2012 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0625_michael_jackson_memorial_roses_launchOver 10,000 roses were sent to Michael Jackson's final resting place today -- marking his 3-year death anniversary -- all courtesy of some very devoted fans.

A MJ fan group based in L.A. tells TMZ ... they used social media sites to raise money from fans all over the world for the memorial project ... finally collecting over $30k.

All that green bought a lot of flowers ... over 10,000 roses were delivered to Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA today -- where the King of Pop was laid to rest in 2009 -- all to honor the late-singer on the anniversary of his death.

What's more -- we're told the roses will be put to good use and recycled after today ... over half will be sent to senior centers and other places where they can be used to make people happy.

Michael Jackson died June 25, 2009 ... he was 50.

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61.

Phreaky    

Such a waste - next time, use the 30k for something that doesn't die - donate it to a charity.

786 days ago
62.

NTL    

Pretty flowers, but a little excessive.

786 days ago
63.

amy2012    

How UTTERLY STUPID!!!! Maybe instead of sending roses that die, they should have donated the 30 grand to feed some children...who may die from not eating. PATHETIC! that and seeing excess like kim kardshians closet! losers. i understand when someone is rich they want nice things....but really you need that much?!?! selfish and dispicable.

786 days ago
64.

HumanNature    

MJ DONATED MILLIONS WORLD WIDE TO CHARITIES AND ORPHANAGE AROUND THE WORLD!!!!


MAKE YOU WONDER OF ALL THE BLATANTLY HATRED

786 days ago
65.

Myrandak    

A kind generous and loving man has died an idiots are still says these bad negative things about him.SHAME on you people GET OVER THE HATE. Its all about LOVE R.I.P Michael GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN

786 days ago
66.

Myrandak    

A kind generous and loving man has died an idiots are still says these bad negative things about him.SHAME on you people GET OVER THE HATE. Its all about LOVE R.I.P Michael GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN

786 days ago
67.

nekanicole    

Miss and love you MJ. Michael has the best fans. What a great way to remember him today.

786 days ago
68.

HumanNature    

I WANT TO KNOW IF THE COMPLAINERS EVER DONATED ANYTHING TO HELP THE LESS FORTUNATE?????

786 days ago
69.

Who Knew    

He would like small boys and Jesus juice better.

786 days ago
70.

Luz    

His Heal the World Foundation alone has surpassed the $60...,000,000. And that's a humble amount, it's way more than that. Plus all the other charities!
But today is about him, he deserves more than that! Michael Jackson was the most caring, warm, loving human being I've ever met! I love you, Michael!

786 days ago
71.

HumanNature    

Some notable philanthropists

Alagappa Chettiar Notable for his work on Indian education
Sir Ganesh Dutt Longest serving minister in British Empire who gave all his earnings for charitable works specially education.
Tarek Ben Halim ~ Investment Banker and Founder of Alfanar in 2004, the first Venture philanthropy organization with a special focus on the Arab Region.
Prince Karim Aga Khan IV ~ founder[1] and chairman[2] of the Aga Khan Development Network which focuses on health, education, culture, rural development, institution-building and the promotion of economic development.[2]
Jane Addams ~ co-founder of the Hull House settlement house in Chicago.[3]
Tony Stark ~ American inventor, Iron Man
Christina Aguilera ~ American singer-songwriter and actress known for her work with the Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, various charities, causes and a global spokesperson for World Hunger Relief.
Howard Ahmanson, Jr. ~ multi-millionaire philanthropist and financier of the causes of many conservative Christian cultural, religious and political organizations.
William Allen - founded and endowed many institutions and causes including 'Schools of Industry' at Lindfield and Newington Academy for Girls.
Michael Bloomberg ~ Donations include over USD$300 million to Johns Hopkins University.
Bono ~ co-founder of Product Red and of the One Campaign for the abolition of AIDS and poverty in Africa.
Warren Buffett ~ pledged US$30.7 billion worth of Berkshire Hathaway stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Arpad Busson ~ founder of Ark (Absolute Return for Kids) Academy. ARK projects focus on health in sub-Saharan Africa, education in the UK, US and India and child protection in Eastern Europe.
Nicholas Murray Butler - president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 1925 to 1945.
Andrew Carnegie ~ donated money to build over 2500 libraries worldwide. Founder of the Carnegie Foundations, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Carnegie Mellon University.
George Clooney ~ known for his humanitarian work in aiding the Darfur conflict, organizing Hope for Haiti Now, his involvement in Not On Our Watch and many other organizations and personal tasks to end oppression and world suffering of many types.
Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury - chairman of the Ragged Schools Union (during the Victorian era).
Richard Desmond – President of the Norwood Charity, raised around £14m for charitable causes with the RD Crusaders, helped build the Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Centre part of Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Walt Disney ~ helped to fund California Institute of the Arts
Anthony J. Drexel ~ founder of Drexel University
Maulana Dr. Abdul Sattar Edhi ~ head of the Edhi Foundation in Pakistan.
Larry Ellison ~ pledged to give more than half the value of his stock in Oracle Corporation to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Mohamed Al-Fayed ~ founder of The New School at West Heath.
Chuck Feeney ~ founder of Atlantic Philanthropies.
Edsel Ford ~ co-founder of the Ford Foundation.
Henry Ford ~ co-founder of the Ford Foundation.
Bill Gates ~ co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Melinda Gates ~ co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
J. Paul Getty ~ funded the construction of the Getty Villa, the original Getty Museum, and donated his art collection to it. Upon his death, left his fortune to the Getty Museum, which eventually expanded to the Getty Center in Los Angeles.
David Gilmour ~ singer and guitarist of Pink Floyd who was made CBE for his years of philanthropy and gave $7.5 million from sale of his London home to the homeless charity Crisis
Kenneth C. Griffin ~ Founder and CEO Citadel LLC. Co-founder of the Kenneth and Anne Griffin Foundation.
Edward Harkness ~ Various private colleges and boarding schools; medical facilities; Commonwealth Fund
Thomas Holloway ~ Victorian patent medicine entrepreneur and founder of Royal Holloway, University of London
Johns Hopkins ~ founder of the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Hospital
Amal Hijazi ~ a Lebanese singer, who is known for her philanthropy
Howard Hughes ~ Aviator, engineer, industrialist and film producer, donated US$1.56billion to various charities including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Yusuf Islam (also known as Cat Stevens) ~ founder of Islamic schools, Muslim Aid and Small Kindness.
Michael Jackson ~ has donated more than US$500 million to various foundations, and is noted as the entertainer who supported the most charity organisations by Guinness World Records. He also founded the Heal the World Foundation.
Angelina Jolie ~ American Actress,who is well known for her humanitarian world wide and who is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency
Alicia Keys ~ American singer/songwriter and spokeswoman for Keep A Child Alive.
Imran Khan ~ Founder of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust which was behind the first cancer research institution in Pakistan.
H. F. Lenfest ~ donated $5 million in coherence with Chester County to preserve over 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) of land in Newlin Township, Chester County, PA. The land is now owned by Natural Lands Trust.
Julius Curtis Lewis, Jr. ~ Estimated lifetime donations of US$130 million to various civic, spiritual; charitable organizations. Many in Savannah, Georgia.
Li Ka-shing ~ founder and chairman of the Li Ka Shing Foundation, which focuses on two major areas: capacity empowerment through education and building of a caring society through medical and healthcare related projects. In 2006, Li pledged to donate one-third of his fortune estimated at over US$10 billion to charity and philanthropic projects throughout the world.
Juliette Gordon Low ~ Also known as "Daisy", founded Girl Scouts of the USA in 1912 in Savannah, GA.
Catherine T. MacArthur ~ co-founder of the MacArthur Foundation.
John D. MacArthur ~ co-founder of the MacArthur Foundation.
Chris Martin ~ lead singer of British alternative rock band Coldplay. He is known for supporting the Make Trade Fair campaign. He and his band also contribute 15% of their money to charity.
Paul Mellon ~ major benefactor of arts and education, and co-founder of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Ailsa Mellon-Bruce ~ co-founder of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Mary Louise Milliken Childs ~ Builder of the Milliken Memorial Community House, the first privately donated community house in America.
Kylie Minogue ~ europop/dance singer and performer, actress and fashion designer.
Sunil Bharti Mittal - Set up Bharti Foundation that runs schools for 30,000 underprivileged children in rural India
Samuel Morley MP ~ founded Morley College, London and endowed other institutions and causes.
Jamie and Karen Phelps Moyer ~ founded the Moyer Foundation to assist non-profit organizations in raising money for children with serious distresses.
Sidney Myer ~ Founder of the Iconic Australian Department store chain Myer.
Petra Němcová ~ Czech supermodel who is the founder of the Happy Hearts Fund
Paul Newman ~ Founder of Newman's Own and the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for seriously ill children, as well as major donations to other charities.
Alfred Nobel ~ founder of the Nobel Prizes.
Dolly Parton ~ Legendary country singer is an advocate for children's education through her foundation, the Imagination Library, which gives books to children on a regular basis to develop their reading skills before starting school.
Princess Bernice Pauahi ~ left properties to the education of Hawaiian boys and girls in what is now Kamehameha Schools.
Linus Pauling ~ donated time and effort and spent personal funds to bring about the worldwide ban on above ground nuclear weapons testing.
Ty Pennington ~ Host of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and avid advocate of doing good towards others in need and to those who give of themselves for the sake of others.
Raymond and Ruth Perelman ~ Parents of Ronald O. Perelman (below), they donated $225 million to the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, the largest donation in that university's history, in 2011.
Ronald O. Perelman ~ Largest Revlon stockholder, has donated over $200 million to various causes since 2001, including a $50 million gift to create the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center; signed the Gates-Buffett Pledge in August 2010, committing up to half his assets to be designated for the benefit of charitable causes (after his family and children have been provided for). In August 2011, Ronald Perelman he hosted his second annual benefit for the Apollo Theater, raising over $1.5 million.[4][5] A recent Forbes 400 article[6] discusses Ronald and Raymond (listed directly above) Perelman's father-son relationship and extensive philanthropy in detail.
Dame Shirley Porter ~ Tesco heiress and co-founder of The Porter Foundation, has donated to Tel Aviv University, social welfare facilities and ecological funding, the National Portrait Gallery in London, and others.
Charles Pratt ~ founder of Pratt Institute.
Christopher Reeve ~ founder of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Werner Reinhart ~ industrialist, philanthropist, music and literature patron
Donald Rix ~ BC Innovation Council, BC Cancer Agency Foundation, BC Medical Services Foundation, and the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
Sir David Robinson ~ founder of the Robinson Charitable Trust, and of Robinson College.
John D. Rockefeller ~ founder of the Rockefeller Foundation and Rockefeller University.
John D. Rockefeller Jr. - dramatically expanded the Rockefeller Foundation and Rockefeller University. He also bought and then donated the land in Manhattan upon which the United Nations headquarters was built.
John D. Rockefeller 3rd ~ major third-generation Rockefeller philanthropist and founder of the Asia Society (1956), the Population Council (1952) and a reconstituted Japan Society, he was chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation for twenty years. He established the Rockefeller Public Service Awards in 1958. Among his many other achievements, he was the driving force behind the construction of the landmark Lincoln Center, built between 1959 and 1966, in New York City.
J.K. Rowling ~ President of One Parent Families, and advocate for social equity.
Joseph Rowntree - founder of the four Rowntree trusts.
Enriqueta Augustina Rylands, foundress of the John Rylands Library
John Rylands
Shakira ~ founder of Pies Descalzos Foundation.
Sir Run Run Shaw ~ founder of the Shaw Prize Foundation.
Gary Sinise ~ co-founder of Operation Iraqi Children.
George Soros ~ estimated to have donated more than US$6 billion, often through the Open Society Institute and Soros Foundations.
Ellen Gates Starr ~ co-founder of Hull House.
Levi Strauss ~ Gave to many notable foundations of his time. He also gave to many Jewish synagogues and organizations (he was Jewish himself).
Belinda Stronach - co-founder of Spread the Net
Mother Teresa ~ founded the Missionaries of Charity. Her work among the poverty-stricken in Calcutta made her one of the world's most famous people.
Marian Tompson ~ co-founder of La Leche League International, a breastfeeding support organization.
Cornelius Vanderbilt ~ funded Vanderbilt University.
William Henry Vanderbilt ~ cofounder of the Metropolitan Opera.
William Wilberforce ~ English politician, headed successful parliamentary campaign against the British slave trade, and later supported the campaign for complete abolition.
Oprah Winfrey ~ estimated donations above US$300 million, and founder of Oprah's Angel Network.
Steve Wozniak ~ provided all the money, as well as a good amount of on-site technical support, for the technology program for the Los Gatos School district. Co-founder of Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.)
Mr. T ~ Famous actor (Starred in 1980's TV series, 'The A-Team' and 'Rocky III'), Motivational speaker, donated all his gold to charity. Known for catch phrase, ' I pity the fool!'

786 days ago
72.

Luz    

And if you have a chance to go see The Immortal World Tour with Cirque du Soleil, I stongly recommend you do it! It's an unforgettable experience. I saw it and the energy and good vibrations were incredible!

786 days ago
73.

HumanNature    

I DON'T SEE ANY OF THE COMPLAINERS OR iPad HATERS ON THE PHILANTHROPIST LIST!!!!


THEY ARE TOO BUSY BEGRUDGING AND SPREADING THEIR "STUPIDITY"!!!

786 days ago
74.

GLaDOS    

they should pull this sickos rotting corpse out and let all the kids he molested urinate and dedicate all over his pedo body.
i hope the kids he paid to keep quiet have all gone on to use that money to better their lives, get plenty of therapy and help other people that have been harmed by sick child molesters like this guy.

the face of evil had no nose. lol

786 days ago
75.

Who Knew    

Hey Ruth don't the child abusers death roses look nice at the homes garden.

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