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Michael Jackson Fans Remember 'King of Pop' 4 Years After Death

( [email protected] ) Jun 25, 2013 09:22 AM EDT
Four years ago, Michael Jackson's death from cardiac arrest that was later ruled a homicide shocked fans across the world. On Tuesday, hundreds of fans gathered in front of his final resting place — the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale
Michael Jackson's children (L-R) Blanket, Prince and Paris share a laugh at a ceremony where the singer is immortalized with hand and foot imprints in cement in the courtyard of Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles January 26, 2012 REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Four years ago, Michael Jackson's death from cardiac arrest that was later ruled a homicide shocked fans across the world. On Tuesday, hundreds of fans gathered in front of his final resting place — the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale

Despite his passing four years ago, his life at the pinnacle of fame and world-wide recognition is marred by accusations of child molestation and drug use. His own family was characterized by scandals and controversies.

According to the Mirror, Jackson confessed four months before he died that British actor Mark Lester is the biological father of Paris and Prince. He said his only biological child is his youngest son Blanket, who he fathered with a surrogate mother.

Jason Pfeiffer, 39, told the Mirror on the fourth anniversary of Jackson’s death, “One day as we talked about his children and Debbie Rowe, he just came out and said that his children were actually fathered by Mark.

“Michael calmly said, ‘My friend Mark donated the sperm.’ I was taken aback, but I didn’t think to ask any more questions about the procedure.

Four months later, aged 50, Jackson died after his doctor Conrad Murray gave him a deadly does of the anaesthetic Propofol. Murray was later jailed for manslaughter.

Earlier this month, Paris tried to take her own life by cutting her wrist and taking sleeping pills. Pfeiffer said he broke his four-year silence as he fears Paris could suffer further breakdown unless drastic measures are taken – including introducing the Lester into her life.

“If Michael knew how his and the kids’ lives would end up, I feel he would approve of Mark having a much more active role,” Pfeiffer told the Mirror.

Mark, 54, has said he is prepared to take a DNA test to prove paternity and would like Paris to live with him at his Oxfordshire home.

Every year since Jackson's death, throngs of fans have arrived at the picturesque Great Mausoleum with flowers, posters and other mementos to commemorate him.

This year, admirers from the fan group One Rose 4 Michael J. Jackson placed thousands of roses outside the mausoleum that had been collected from fans all over the world, according to Los Angeles Times.

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