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Michael Jackson Memorial
Tribute at The Apollo Theater
June 30, 2009


Photographed by Angelo Rivera


Pop Icon Michael Jackson died of an apparent cardiac arrest on June 25, 2009.
Jackson had performed many times at Harlem's Apollo Theater, starting when he was a child with the Jackson Five. The Apollo Theater honored their fallen son
on June 30, 2009 with a press conference starting at 2PM. Afterwards, according to the press release, "the Apollo ...[welcomed] visitors, 600 at a time, to enter the Theater to pay their respects, hear Michael Jackson’s music, and see video
tributes to the late pop star. DJs will be spinning Michael Jackson tunes to accompany a 30-minute video tribute to the star. Fans ...[had] the opportunity
to leave flowers and memorabilia, their Michael Jackson memories, and write condolence messages to the family on a special tribute wall that [was]
located just outside the Theater. The tribute event [occurred] in cycles of approximately 45 minutes throughout the day beginning at 2:15p.m., with the
final entry occurring at 8:30p.m."

New York Cool photographer Angelo Rivera was on hand and he took these photos of the fans standing in the rain to pay homage to their prince of pop.



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