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This is the cover of the program for the public Michael Jackson memorial service held at Staples Center in Los Angeles yesterday. A ton of photos of the event and the fans are on the Los Angeles Times website . Thousands of lucky ticket holders joined MJ’s friends, celebrities, and family members for the emotional and musically charged memorial inside Staples, while millions of other folks watched or listened to a live broadcast.
Performances by Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Brooke Shields, Jennifer Hudson, and Usher made it an event to remember. However, Michael Jackson’s tearful 11-year-old daughter, Paris, probably paid the icon the best tribute when she said: “Ever since I was born, daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine. And I just want to say that I love him so much.”