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Fans still flock to honor Jackson

July 24, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
It has been about one month since the untimely and dramatic death of Michael Jackson. However, tourists are still flocking to any location related to the King of Pop.The death of Michael Jackson does not end the drama. On Hollywood's Walk of Fame, a fan from China held a vigil Friday.

"For the last couple [of] nights I just could not sleep, I could not eat, I have not eaten for two days," said Niki Yan, a fan of Michael Jackson. "My heart, my soul is hurting."

For some it is a pilgrammage. Taylor Brown is an 11-year-old fan, and the victim of a stroke.

"I love Michael Jackson so much. I totally do, I love him," said Brown.

From Hollywood to the Jackson family compound in Encino, no trespassing signs are posted. But the parade continues.

"Michael Jackson. We wanted to see where he lives," said Marie Christianson, a Jackson fan.

"Sometimes you'll actually hear the police over the intercoms saying, 'Move your car.' Stuff like that," said John Hunter, a neighbor of the Jackson home in Encino.

At Forest Lawn Memorial Park, where Jackson's private funeral was held, fans still come asking if he is buried here. Forest Lawn could not confirm the numbers. Officials at the cemetery simply say, "The public interest has continued."

Jermaine Jackson received an award on his brother's behalf on Friday in Austria.

"It's not the material things that you achieve in life, it's what you do with the success," said Jermaine, while receiving the award.

Fans continue to flock to Hollywood, with some having a hard time returning home.

"I've been out here every day this week," said Tracy Pier, another fan. "It's so hard to say goodbye." The investigation into Michael Jackson's death is ongoing.

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