Remembering Michael Jackson: How Artists & Fans Reacted to King of Pop's Passing

Michael Jackson Fans Pay Tribute To The Billion Dollar Man

Michael Jackson impersonator Jason Jackson lays a carnation at the memorial plaque during a memorial service commemorating the first anniversary of his death at Forest Lawn Memorial Park on June 26, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. Fans across the globe marked the passing of Jackson in a simultaneous 'World Cry' tribute hosted in various cities including New York, London and Paris.

Five years later, we dig through our vaults and share the raw emotions of Michael Jackson's loyal fans in the wake of his untimely passing.

Five years ago today (June 25), we lost the great Michael Jackson. Still, the King of Pop's reign continues to touch many.

When Michael Jackson passed away, Billboard took to the streets – from the east coast to the west coast – to mourn his death with his loyalist of fans and give artists a platform to express their memories of the entertainer.

We dug into our archives and found touching videos from both fans and artists speaking on the legacy of MJ. Check it out below.

Fans, from Los Angeles to New York, shared their admiration for MJ and the impact his legacy had on them and the rest of the world.


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