Hundreds of adoring fans gathered Saturday outside the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn in Glendale to pay tribute to the King of Pop.
The day marked the second anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, and admirers from across the globe made the trek to pay homage to the music icon.
“He was an ‘Earth angel’ for sure,” said superfan Carlo Riley. “People 100,000 years from now aren’t going to believe Michael existed because he was so exceptional.”
The 28-year-old Denver resident was dressed up as Jackson — complete with a black hat and adorned jacket — and had visited the site last year. He met Jackson in 2007 when he traveled to Japan for an anniversary of the “Thriller” album.
“He was the physical embodiment of happiness,” Riley said.
Others traveled farther for the occasion and planned to spend the day at Forest Lawn and relocate to Jackson’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the evening.