Michael Jackson's family and about 200 of their closest friends gathered on a hill for their final farewell to the pop singer, who died 10 weeks ago.

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Around the world, fans mourn Michael Jackson as thousands pay tribute to the King of Pop at a Los Angeles memorial.

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LIFE chronicles the highs and lows of Michael Jackson's career in pictures


Michael Jackson remembered
Jackson's death spurred many of his fans to pour out their grief through music and dance, impromptu shrines at symbolic locations and heartfelt remembrances for the show-stopping singer
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For many fans, Jackson was an icon and an inspiration
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Listen to a selection of songs from Jackson's career, spanning his pre-teen hit "Ben" to his monster stardom with "Thriller" and into the '90s
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