The Jackson family consoles Paris Katherine Jackson, Michael’s daughter, at the service for her father at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles on July 7.
Paris Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson I and Prince Michael Jackson II appear onstage during their father’s memorial service.
Aunt Janet Jackson comforts niece Paris Katherine Jackson at the memorial service.
Randy Jackson hugs Prince Michael Jackson at the memorial service.
Jermaine Jackson tosses the rose from his lapel onto his brother’s casket, while performing at Michael Jackson’s public memorial service.
Bernice King and Martin Luther King III share their heartfelt condolences with the Jackson family.
Singer Usher performs “Gone Too Soon” at the service.
Stevie Wonder renders a sweet performance at the memorial service.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee of Houston, Texas, shares a few words on behalf of the U.S. Congress.
Queen Latifah reads a poem written by Maya Angelou.
Jennifer Hudson performs at the service.
Janet Jackson comforts Michael’s children Paris Katherine Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II and Prince Michael Jackson, as Paris speaks about the amazing father her dad was.
Katherine Jackson arrives with Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, to the service.
Mariah Carey and Trey Lorenz sing “I’ll Be There.”
Lionel Richie, longtime friend of Michael Jackson, performs.
Jennifer Hudson gives an inspiring performance.
Janet Jackson attends her brother’s memorial service.
From left, Randy, Marlon, Tito, Jackie and Jermaine serve as pallbearers as they carry their brother’s body into the Staples Center.
Michael Jackson’s casket is displayed at the public memorial service on July 7, after being carried in by his brothers.
Producer Berry Gordy shares fond memories during the service.
Smokey Robinson reads letters from Nelson Mandela and Diana Ross during the service.
Director Kenny Ortega speaks at the service.
Basketball players Kobe Bryant and Earvin “Magic” Johnson pay tribute to MJ. Johnson made the crowd laugh with his memories of Michael eating fried chicken on the set of the music video for “Remember the Time.” Johnson made a cameo in the video.
John Mayer offers a touching instrumental performance of “Human Nature.”
Usher hugs LaToya Jackson after performing during Michael Jackson’s memorial service.
Usher, music pioneer Suzanne de Passe and Earvin “Magic” Johnson chat backstage at the service.
Michael Jackson’s public memorial service at Staples Center.
Jennifer Hudson and Usher celebrate the legacy of Michael Jackson at his public memorial service.
Wesley Snipes heads inside the Staples Center.
Chris Brown attends Michael Jackson’s memorial service.
Brooke Shields and Earvin “Magic” Johnson share memories of Michael Jackson.
Martin Luther King III and actress Brooke Shields attend the service.
Motorcade arrives to Forest Lawn Memorial Park on July 7, 2009, in Los Angeles.
Don King leaves the Jackson family compound for the memorial service.
Fans take photos outside the Staples Center on July 7.
Fans signed a large poster outside the Staples Center.
Fans fortunate to snag tickets to Michael Jackson’s memorial service enter the Staples Center.
Ticketed fans wear their love for Michael on their sleeves.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park is where friends and family will pay last respects to Michael Jackson on July 7, 2009, in Los Angeles.
Rev. Al Sharpton stays close by the Jackson family as they prepare for Michael’s service.
Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, arrives at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park on July 6.
La Toya Jackson leaves Forest Lawn Memorial Park on July 6 in Los Angeles, after privately mourning her brother with the family.
Reverend Jesse Jackson leaves the Michael Jackson family compound on July 6.
Joe Jackson departs the Jackson family compound for the memorial service for his son.
Randy Jackson, younger brother of Michael Jackson, departs the Jackson family compound for the memorial service.