Fans of King of Pop Michael Jackson held a candlelight vigil on Sunday night to remember his life and legacy at the original home of Motown Records in Detroit.
The vigil began at 8 p.m. and brought together more than 1,200 people participated in the event, according to the Associated Press.
Fans have gathered outside of the Detroit Building known as Hitsville USA to pay their respects to Michael Jackson, who died on Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles at 50.
Blair Amberly,29, said he was shocked when he heard of Jackson's death.
“It’s more significant than probably any other death in my lifetime,” he said. I think people are here because his music affects everyone.
Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958, the seventh of nine children and has been entertaining audiences nearly his entire life.
He is survived by siblings Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, Marlon, Randy and Janet – along with his parents Joseph Walter “Joe” and Katherine Esther.
He also has three children — Prince Michael Jackson, 12; Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, 11; and Prince Michael Jackson II, 7.
He made his first solo album in 1972, and released “Thriller” in 1982, which became a smash hit that yielded seven top-10 singles. The album sold 21 million copies in the United States and at least 27 million worldwide.
His lifetime record sales tally is believed to be around 750 million along with the 13 Grammy Awards he received, makes him one of the most successful entertainers of all time.