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Today we were witness to part of an inspirational tribute to a man who not only gave the world unprecedented artistry through his music but also gave the world positive and spiritual messages with such songs as “We Are The World” and “Man In The Mirror” and how to “Heal the World” and make this world a better place.
May all who loved him find peace and comfort. RIP Michael, knowing the world will always love you. Your music will live on forever.
The funeral service began shortly before 1:30 ET with Smokey Robinson reading messages from Nelson Mandela and Diana Ross.The public memorial for Michael Jackson began at 1:30 ET today at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The private service for the family at Forest Lawn cemetery in Hollywood Hills ran late, pushing the memorial ahead 30 minutes.
Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Kobe Bryant, Brooke Shields, Motown founder Berry Gordy, Lionel Richie, John Mayer, Usher, Jennifer Hudson and Martin Luther King III and his sister Bernice, Shaheen Jafargholi (Britain’s Got Talent) also appeared.
Lionel Richie Tribute Memorial at Staples Center LA Video
Mariah Carey Honoring Michael Jackson with “I’ll be there” at his Memorial at Staples Center LA
Stevie Wonder sings “I Never Dreamed You’d Leave In Summer” and “My Destiny”. He prefaced his performance by saying, “This is a moment that I wished that I didn’t live to see coming.” Watch Video
Jermaine Jackson sings Smile by Charlie Chaplin
Michael Jackson Funeral – Usher sings Gone Too Soon
The memorial ended followed by a prayer, with the performers on stage singing the Jackson anthem, “We Are the World” and “Heal The World”.
Michael Jackson Funeral We are The World Video
Michael Jackson Funeral Heal The World Video
One of the more poignant moments came at the end when Jackson’s daughter Paris broke down saying “Daddy has been the best father you can ever imagine.” It was heartbreaking.
The memorial ran live on most US cable news and network channels.