Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service

Michael Jackson's public memorial service took place at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday July 7th.

Over 15,000 fans and friends including actress Brooke Shields, singers Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson and Stevie Wonder, basketball star Kobe Bryant and the entire Jackson family remembered the late singer through emotional words and song.

Michael Jackson, 50, died Thursday, June 25th, after suffering an apparent cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles.

All television networks presented complete coverage of the event Tuesday including, NBC, ABC, E! and CNN. 17,500 tickets were handed out randomly for the event. The site set up to handle registrations for the drawing reported a massive 500 million visitors in just the first hour and a half after becoming available. More than 600,000 registered for a chance to win the coveted tickets.

In a phenomenal, unparalleled career, Michael Jackson sold more than 750 million records, had 13 number one singles - more than any other male artist - and is one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice; once as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1997 and later as a solo artist in 2001. His numerous other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records, including one for "Thriller" as the world's best-selling album of all time - 100 million copies and counting.

All Photos by POOL/RETNA LTD.

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
The Michael Jackson public memorial service held at Staples Center on July 7

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Corey Feldman

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Randy Jackson, Tito Jackson, Marlon Jackon, Jermaine Jackson and family and friends carry Michael Jackson into the Staples Center

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Mike Tyson

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Jan Rooney and Mickey Rooney

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
The Andrae Crouch Choir

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Lionel Richie

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Mariah Carey

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Mariah Carey

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Mariah Carey

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Mariah Carey and Trey Lorenz

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Mariah Carey and Trey Lorenz

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Queen Latifah

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Berry Gordy

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
John Mayer

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Jennifer Hudson

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Jennifer Hudson

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service

Stevie Wonder

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Brooke Shields

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Brooke Shields

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Jermaine Jackson

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Jermaine Jackson

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Jermaine Jackson

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Smokey Robinson

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Kobe Bryant and Earvin 'Magic' Johnson, Jr.

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Usher Raymond

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Usher Raymond

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Usher Raymond

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Usher Raymond

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Usher Raymond

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Usher Raymond

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Shaheen Jafargholi

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Shaheen Jafargholi

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Kenny Ortega and Shaheen Jafargholi

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Kenny Ortega

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Janet Jackson, Paris Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Randy Jackson and Prince Michael I

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Janet Jackson, Paris Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II and La Toya Jackson

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Janet Jackson, Paris Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II, La Toya Jackson, Randy Jackson and Prince Michael I

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Paris Jackson, left, Prince Michael Jackson I and Prince Michael Jackson II

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Paris Jackson, left, Prince Michael Jackson I and Prince Michael Jackson II

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Paris Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson I and Prince Michael Jackson II

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
The Jackson family embraces

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Brooke Shields joins the Jackson family and singers in 'We Are The World'

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
'We Are The World'

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Singing the final 'Heal The World'

Photo Coverage: The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service
Paris Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II and Prince Michael Jackson I



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