King of Pop

Michael Jackson's Massive Memorial

The children of Martin Luther King, Jr., actress Brooke Shields, Rev. Al Sharpton, and basketball stars Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson spoke Tuesday at the memorial for Michael Jackson in Los Angeles. The most heartbreaking moment came at the end of the service, when Jackson's 11-year-old daughter, Paris, took to the stage for an emotional farewell. Mariah Carey stood on a stage, above Jackson's golden casket, and sung a rendition of the Jackson 5's "I'll Be There." Queen Latifah read a poem from Maya Angelou. Stevie Wonder played the piano. "This is a moment I wish I didn't live to see come," Stevie Wonder said. Approximately 20,000 people gathered in the Staples Center for the event. Meanwhile, millions if not billions watched ad-free coverage on the broadcast and cable news networks.