But today Michael’s brother Randy Jackson, along with family and fans of Michael, got together to remember and pay tribute to him at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles.
Randy was seen on camera dabbing his eyes with tissues during the emotional visit. But before leaving, he took time to pose with his brother’s devotees including a King of Pop impersonator.
Loyal fans were not allowed inside the cemetery (ground is strictly forbidden for the public) but the fans’ spirits were high, and they even got together prior to the event to raise money for the anniversary day.
They reportedly collected $30,000 and used the money to buy over 10,000 roses, MJ’s favorite. The flowers were laid at Forest Lawn Memorial Park among sunflowers, teddy bears and other offerings in honor of their idols. Some of the roses will later be donated and others will be recycled.
On Twitter, Randy wrote, “3 years ago on this June 25th, my brother passed. I will be at FL from 11am-1pm today to visit him.” La Toya Jackson posted, “SadMorning All. This Day was the day that lead to the demise of my little brother. ‘Michael We Love’ May you RIP. Gone FAR To Soon.”
3 years ago on this June 25th, my brother passed. I will be at FL from 11am-1pm today to visit him.
— Randy Jackson (@randyjackson8) June 25, 2012
Michael’s daughter Paris Jackson tweeted, “RIP Michael Jackson. Dad you will forever be in my heart. I love you.” The teen also re-tweeted a supportive message sent to her by a fan, “The ones that love us never really leave us. You can always find them in here *heart*.”
RIP Michael Jackson .. Dad you will forever be in my heart <3 i love you
— Paris Jacksoη (@ParisJackson) June 25, 2012