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Fans remember Michael Jackson on 5th anniversary of his death

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Fans around of the world are remembering the life and legacy of pop star Michael Jackson on the fifth anniversary of his death.

The 50-year-old King of Pop died on June 25, 2009, following a cardiac arrest.  He passed away just weeks before he was due to kick off his "This Is It" tour at London's 02 arena.

His 17-year-old son Prince Jackson says he is working closely with charities that his father supported in his lifetime, to keep his legacy alive

"We want to keep my dad's legend alive," he said. "He was the best father anybody could have. He raised us the right way and there is nothing anyone can do to make us forget about him. He was always concerned about humanity. He helped many charities. In his songs his message was simple — love. We will continue to spread his message."

Prince revealed that the pop icon's three children were encouraged by their father to pursue careers as performers and they are each keen to follow in his footsteps.

Prince who starred in 90210 said: "We all love movies and I would like to be a director one day. But to be a good director you have to know how an actor works and feels on set.

Fans around the world will be paying tribute to Michael Jackson on June 25th. A candlelight vigil will be held at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Jackson fans in the Netherlands will gather at Scheveningen Beach to commemorate his death by lighting lanterns.  Spanish fans will hold vigils at Playa Catalunya in Barcelona and Playa de la Victoria in Cadiz.  In Los Angeles, fans will gather at Jackson's star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame at 10:00 p.m. to honor their idol.

Meanwhile, Michael Jackson's second posthumous album 'Xscape' has maintained its position in the top 10 in most countries, five weeks after it was released.

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