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Michael Jackson's Grave

FLOWERS EVERYWHERE

On Death Anniversary

6/25/2013 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Michael Jackson
passed away 4 years ago today -- you probably forgot ... but MJ's biggest fans definitely did not, leaving massive piles of flowers outside the King of Pop's mausoleum today.

To give you an idea, one MJ fan group -- called "One Rose for Michael Jackson" -- donated more than 10,000 roses to the grave site.

A rep for Forest Lawn cemetery tells TMZ, fans will continue to be allowed to place flowers at MJ's grave throughout the day ... and the flowers will remain on site for the rest of the week.

TMZ broke the story ... Jackson died from a fatal dose of Propofol on June 25th, 2009. His doctor is currently in jail.

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16.

Phreaky    

Lisa Marie said he only liked Sunflowers. Why would a group that cares so much about him send 10,000 ROSES?
Idiots.

435 days ago
17.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

I usually follow the rule of "say nothing but good about the dead". However, this man`s legacy (for example, his daughter´s cutting and suicide attempts) and his crimes against children (accept it, he molested kids) forces me to break the rule and say "good riddens".

435 days ago
18.

janet    

Yeah, Ok. Massive amounts of flowers? Still in the pots with lables on them.

435 days ago
19.

Pegasus    

Just finished watching "Life Of An Icon" on BET, by David Gest. Just makes you want to cry. Wish that the Hater's would watch it, then they would see how all the allegations made against Michael were False! And that he was INNOCENT, so that they would stop spreading these lies about Michael. Just My Opinion mind you!

435 days ago
20.

budweediii    

Unless you knew the man personally in life, you are a dumb ass for buying flowers for his mausleum. You should at least donate the money you spend on those flowers to a worthy cause. Also a little crazy that someone gets so emotional over someone they didn't actual know. Michael wouldn't have bought flowers for your graves.

435 days ago
21.

Gsharon 710    

Perhaps the hospitals they send the roses to, makes prettier wards.

435 days ago
22.

nekanicole    

What a beautiful show of love.
RIP MJ. All my love forever.

435 days ago
23.

WallStreet    

I remember the laughter, the joy, the celebration - is it 4 yrs already? Seems like just yesterday I was thrilled to hear the news about MJ's drug death. Too bad there is no hell, because that sad pedo deserves to burn. I do hope his daughter does OK, not her fault, must be awful burden.

435 days ago
24.

Pegasus    


Michael Jackson’s Daughter Paris Still ‘Emotionally Fragile’ On Fourth Anniversary Of Dad’s Death

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 @ 3:52AM | By Jen Heger


The troubled teenage daughter of late pop star Michael Jackson will spend the fourth anniversary of his death surrounded by family at the hospital where she’s being treated after attempting suicide three weeks ago, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

Paris is “expected to receive visits from grandmother, Katherine Jackson, her biological mother, Debbie Rowe, brothers, Prince and young brother Blanket,” a family insider revealed.

Former nanny Grace Rwaramba is also anticipated to spend time with the 15-year-old on the anniversary.

PHOTOS: Paris Jackson Testifies In Videotaped Deposition

“Paris is emotionally fragile and it’s important for her doctors to physically assess and monitor her on an occasion like the four year anniversary of her father’s death” the source said. “She is just raw and exhausted. Plans are being made for Paris’ medical care once she leaves the hospital. It will be intensive. She has a very long road ahead of her, but the good news is Paris is getting help.”

Just last week, jurors in the Jackson’s billion dollar wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG were shown an excerpt of Paris’ video deposition from earlier this year.
Looking poised and confident, Paris smiled, laughed and joked with lawyers deposing her.

PHOTOS: Shocking Evidence Found In Michael Jackson’s Bedroom

During the excerpt, Paris made shocking statements about Ugandan-born Rwaramba, her former nanny and the woman who had worked for her father for 17 years.

Charged Paris: “My dad didn’t like her so he tried to keep her away from us. He would send her to run errands a lot… He said she was sneaky, she was not an honest person and she lied a lot.”
However, family sources tell Radar that Grace has since visited Paris in hospital after the deposition was made public.

PHOTOS: Paris Jackson Shares Images From Her Schoolgirl Life

The Jackson family matriarch, Rowe and Rwaramba “have made it clear to Paris how much she is loved.”

“They’ve done a remarkable job of showing this young lady that she isn’t alone,” the insider added.

“However, they know that all the love in the world can’t ease the source of Paris’ pain, the loss of her beloved dad. Paris loves Grace and the feeling is mutual. They have a very complex relationship that is complicated by Paris’ aunts and uncles. Still, Paris continues to allow Grace to visit. In fact, Paris has specifically asked for Grace to visit.”

435 days ago
25.

LillyandGish    

Over 13,000 roses given by fans!

435 days ago
27.

Pegasus    

435 days ago
28.

Laura Munroe    

PROUD TO BE A MICHAEL JACKSON FAN! ALWAYS WILL BE! ALL YOU HATERS EDUCATE YOURSELF ON MICHAEL BEFORE THROWING ACCUSATIONS AROUND! IF YOU CAN READ THAT IS!

435 days ago
29.

Pegasus    

Michael Jackson's son to testify about father's death

By Alan Duke, CNN

updated 1:19 PM EDT, Tue June 25, 2013

The death in 2009 of superstar Michael Jackson, who died of cardiac arrest at the age of 50, sent shockwaves around the world.


Michael Jackson, King of Pop


STORY HIGHLIGHTS
Tuesday is the fourth anniversary of Michael Jackson's death
Prince Jackson is expected to be the next witness in the AEG Live trial
Expert concludes AEG Live created a medical conflict of interest with Jackson's doctor
AEG Live lawyers argue Jackson, not its execs, hired and supervised Dr. Conrad Murray

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Four years after Michael Jackson died, his oldest son is ready to tell a jury about the last days of his life.

Prince Jackson, now 16, was 12 when he followed an ambulance carrying his father to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on the afternoon of June 25, 2009.

On Monday, in the Jackson family's wrongful death lawsuit, Jackson lawyers informed AEG Live attorneys that Prince will be the next witness after a doctor who is an expert in medical conflicts of interest completes his testimony Tuesday.

That would likely put Prince on the stand Wednesday, a day after the fourth anniversary of his father's death.

Paris Jackson: Superstar's daughter builds own identity in spotlight

Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson and their grandmother Katherine Jackson are suing AEG Live, accusing their father's last concert promoter of negligently hiring, retaining or supervising Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death.


Doctor: Jackson had no REM sleep


Paris: Michael said nanny 'lied a lot'

Compare Michael Jackson in 2001 to 2009


What did AEG know about MJ's health?
Jackson lawyers argue that the promoter and producer of the "This Is It" shows pressured Murray to get Jackson to rehearsals but failed to get Jackson help despite numerous red flags that he was in trouble.

Murray told police he used the surgical anesthetic propofol nearly every night for two months to treat Jackson's insomnia. The coroner ruled that an overdose of propofol killed him.

AEG Live lawyers argue that Jackson chose and supervised Murray and that their executives had no way of knowing the doctor was using the dangerous treatment.

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A medical conflict of interest

Dr. Gordon Matheson, the director of the sports medicine department at Stanford University, testified as an expert in medical conflicts of interest Monday.

After reviewing testimony and evidence in the case, Matheson concluded that AEG Live created a conflict of interest because the contract it negotiated with Murray to serve as Jackson's personal doctor for $150,000 a month "was likely to lead to poor medical decisions."

Promoter deal with Jackson's doctor 'highly innapropriate'

Matheson, the team doctor for Stanford's athletic department, compared it to a football coach telling a team doctor on the sidelines in the fourth quarter of a big game that a star quarterback has to go back in the game despite a suspected concussion.

Murray, who had closed his clinics to take the job and was $1 million in debt, would be inclined not to resist the AEG Live executives' pressure to get Jackson to rehearsals despite evidence of his failing health, Matheson testified.

Murray himself was conflicted because the negotiated contract was structured so that he answered to AEG, but it also could be canceled if the tour was canceled, he said. "I think that conflict played out as Michael Jackson's health began to deteriorate."

E-mails from the show director Kenny Ortega and production manager John "Bugzee" Hougdahl warned AEG executives of Jackson's deterioration during June 2009, including indications he was unable to do some of his trademark dances or remember lyrics to songs he had sung for decades.

Jackson lost dance moves in last days

His makeup artist and a choreographer testified about Jackson's paranoia, his talking to himself and hearing voices, and his severe weight loss.

Associate producer Alif Sankey testified that she "had a very strong feeling that Michael was dying" after a rehearsal 11 days before his death.

"I was screaming into the phone at that point," Sankey testified. "I said he needs to be put in the hospital now."

Lost battle for sleep

A Harvard sleep expert testified last week that the nightly propofol treatments likely interrupted Jackson's sleep cycle, robbing him of REM -- rapid eye movement -- sleep, which is vital to keeping the brain and body alive.

"The symptoms that Mr. Jackson was exhibiting were consistent with what someone might expect to see of someone suffering from total sleep deprivation over a chronic period," Dr. Charles Czeisler, a Harvard Medical School sleep expert, testified Friday at the trial.

Expert: Jackson went 60 days without real sleep

If the singer had not died on June 25, 2009, of a propofol overdose, the lack of REM sleep may have taken his life within days anyway, according Czeisler's testimony Friday.

Lab rats die after five weeks of getting no REM sleep, he said. It was never tried on a human until Murray gave Jackson nightly propofol infusions for two months.

Prince to testify

Prince will be the only one of Jackson's three children who will appear in court, although the video of Paris' deposition over two days in March will be seen at some point during the AEG Live defense presentation. The company compelled her testimony, calling her a key witness to her father's dealings with Murray and to her own relationship with her father.

Jackson lawyers informed the court last week that Paris, 15, would not be available to testify in person because she is hospitalized for psychiatric treatment after a suicide attempt earlier this month.

In testimony last week, chef Kai Chase recalled how devastated Paris was in the first moments at home when she realized something was very wrong with her father.

"We were literally pulling her by her ankles down the stairs as she was trying to go back up, screaming 'Daddy, Daddy, Daddy!'" Chase testified.

Paris, Prince Jackson testimonies shown in Jackson death trial

Paris made millions cry two weeks later when she spoke at the public memorial for Jackson.

"Ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine," she said. "And I just want to say that I love him so much."

Jackson confided in his son about his business dealings at an early age. His testimony is expected to include revelations about what his father told him in his last weeks about whom he trusted and distrusted.

"Prince has always been, even at 12, the little man -- daddy's little man," Chase testified. "He wanted his father to be very proud of him, which Michael was."

"The weight of the world is on his shoulders, the eldest, big brother and father figure to his siblings," Chase testified. "It's a lot for him, growing, liking girls. He wishes his father was here to give him advice. It's devastating to him."

Life after his death

Jackson died just two weeks before he was to travel with Prince, Paris and Blanket to London where 50 concerts were scheduled over the next 10 months. Their father told them they would go on a long world tour after the London shows, which they were excited about, Paris said in her deposition.

After the tour, Jackson intended to buy a mansion in Las Vegas to serve as a base while he concentrated on making movies, his children said. To prepare them, Jackson hired a film professor from the University of Southern California to teach them movie-making techniques in their home school.

With their father gone, the children moved in with their grandmother in the same Los Angeles home where Michael Jackson lived at a teen. The veil of privacy -- which included wearing masks when in public with their father -- was soon replaced by occasional public appearances to honor their father.

The children spoke at the Grammys, a Hollywood Boulevard dedication ceremony, a tribute concert and to Oprah Winfrey. In each event, they appeared poised beyond their years.

The two oldest enrolled in a private school, a major change from the home tutoring their father provided.

Prince and Paris have both begun exploring careers in entertainment.

Prince worked several days as a "special correspondent" for "Entertainment Tonight" and acted in an episode of the television show "90210." Aunt La Toya Jackson arranged the jobs for him.

Paris signed up with an A-list Hollywood manager to help with her acting career earlier this year, but that's on hold while she is being treated.

Blanket, whose nickname came from the blanket his father often covered him with in public, is still taught at home, which is now a big hilltop house in a gated Calabasas, California, community.

"He does dance moves like his father," according to Chase, who was rehired as the children's chef last year.

Blanket, now 11, does "a lot of remembering what daddy did, and it's constant nonstop talking of him and his father's relationship together," Chase testified last week. He often wears a T-shirt from the Cirque du Soleil "Immortal" show based on his father's music, Chase said. "He wears it constantly."

The trial, in its ninth week in a Los Angeles courtroom, is expected to last into August, according to lawyers on both sides.

435 days ago
30.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

Do you deny that he slept with young boys in his bed? MJ did not deny this. How about providing them with "Jesus juice"? How about destroying his face with plastic surgery? Hanging his baby over a railing several stories high? BUYING children fathered by someone else and bribing the mother to stay away. Can you deny any of these things about the FREAK you worship? Wow, what an idol you have. GET HELP!!!

435 days ago
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