When [lastfm]Michael Jackson[/lastfm] passed away one year ago today, the entire world wept. Michael’s family held his memorial service at the Staples Center, making it the hardest ticket to get in Hollywood. Only 20,000 people were randomly chosen to attend the event through an online lottery. Millions of others watched as the service was broadcast around the world for Jackson’s millions of mourning fans.
From performances by some of the biggest names in the music industry, to heartfelt moments by celebrities and Michael Jackson’s own children, watch some of the most memorable moments from the memorial after the jump.
[lastfm]Mariah Carey[/lastfm] Performing “I’ll Be There:”
[lastfm]Stevie Wonder[/lastfm]‘s Emotional Performance:
[lastfm]John Mayer[/lastfm] Performing “Human Nature:”
[lastfm]Jermaine Jackson[/lastfm] Performing “Smile:”
Multiple Artists Performing “We Are The World” and “Heal The World:”
[lastfm]Usher[/lastfm] Performing “Gone Too Soon:”
Brooke Shields’ Eulogy:
Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson’s Eulogy:
[lastfm]Smokey Robinson[/lastfm]‘s Eulogy:
Emotional Words From Michael’s Family:
[lastfm]Michael Jackson[/lastfm] Memorial Recap from HollyscoopTV:
- Were you one of the 20,000 who attended the Memorial? If so, share your memories below about that day.