People around the world will pause to remember the "King of Pop" Friday, on the first anniversary of his death.
Michael Jackson's death one year ago today sent shockwaves around the world.
Events to remember the music star Friday include the unveiling of a monument by his mother, Katherine Jackson, in his hometown of Gary, Indiana, along with a candlelight vigil.
A special tribute at the Apollo Theater in New York, where a moment of silence will be observed at 2:26 p.m. (5:26 p.m. eastern time), the time of Jackson's death.
The Forest Lawn Cemetery, where Jackson is buried will be open to the public for fans to pay their respects, however, the mausoleum where his body is laid to rest will only be open to family members and designated guests.