He was lauded and ridiculed. He broke down barriers and built them around himself. He soared to heights unimaginable with his music, and he made the ignominious front page of gutter tabloids worldwide. For Michael Jackson, the spotlight was always present, and the rest of the world followed. That spotlight stayed with him on Tuesday as fans mourned around the world and thousands paid tribute to the King of Pop at a Los Angeles memorial.
As questions swirl in the investigation into Jackson's death, the future of his family and the complex money mess left behind, many fans turned their attention to say goodbye to the King of Pop in a public memorial and around the world.