LOS ANGELES, CA (WMBF) - Thousands are expected to make the journey to the Staples Center is Los Angeles to mourn the death of pop icon Michael Jackson on Tuesday afternoon.
The Staples Center will be the location of a mass memorial service for the singer who died suddenly at the age of 50 on June 25 at his California home.
Paramedics and Jackson's personal physician performed CPR before rushing him to UCLA Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m.
"A team of doctors including emergency personnel at the hospital, they attempted to resuscitate for one hour but were unsuccessful," said brother Jermaine Jackson during a June news conference.
The King of Pop was set to return to the spotlight with a sold out 50-show London tour slated to begin later this fall.
Jackson charted four No. 1 hits in the 1970s as the lead singer of the Jackson Five before taking the music world by storm as a solo artist in the 80s.
His album "Thriller" spawned three No. 1 hits, including the album's title song and its milestone music video. "Thriller," according to pop music charts, remains the second best selling album of all time.