Michael Jackson to be remembered by fans

Los Angeles – A large gathering of fans are expected to pay tribute to the late King of Pop Michael Jackson at his tomb in Forest Lawns Cemetery on Friday, one year after he died.

Police in Glendale, who have jurisdiction over the Forest Lawn Cemetery in which Jackson was buried, has instituted a ban on overnight camping, parking, and street vendor sales near the cemetery.

Fans will be allowed to walk by the front of the Holly Terrace area of the Great Mausoleum in Glendale, where Jackson is interred. They can leave flowers and other tributes in a designated area and must then leave the park, authorities said.

From 8:00 (1500 GMT) Friday morning, Jackson devotees are allowed to pay their tribute to the pop icon until the gates close at 18:00 (0100 GMT Saturday).

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Only family and special guests, however, will be allowed into the vast mausoleum containing his body, officials said. In order to keep the event a quiet and uneventful one, no commercial or professional photography will be allowed “without the express written consent of Forest Lawn,” officials said.

Balloons, doves, radios, video cameras and candles have also been banned.

Jackson died at the age of 50 after suffering a cardiac arrest at his rented Holmby Hills mansion on 25 June when he was preparing for his comeback London concerts.

He was pronounced dead at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. His personal physician Conrad Murray had administered potent propofol and other sedatives to the singer shortly before his death. – BuaNews-Xinhua

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