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Michael Jackson fans mark 5th anniversary of his death

Michael Jackson fans mark 5th anniversary of his death

REMEMBERING MICHAEL: Fans will gather at the Jackson's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday night — to sing, light candles and display flags from around the world. Photo: Associated Press

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Michael Jackson, is shown top, from left: 1971; 1977; 1979, and bottom: 1983; 1987; and 1990.

Michael Jackson’s fans will be taking part in a series of tributes to mark the fifth anniversary of his death.

In Washington D.C. fans are invited to dress up as Jackson for a celebration of his music and videos. That event is set for Wednesday — the anniversary date.

A helicopter company in California is offering private tours over Neverland Ranch — at $175 a pop.

starFans will gather at the Jackson’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday night — to sing, light candles and display flags from around the world.

And in the Netherlands, fans will gather on a beach and light lanterns in Jackson’s memory.

Even five years after his death, Jackson’s career remains hot as ever with the release of a new album, “Xscape.” He “appeared” at this year’s Billboard Music Awards and has posthumously made history, scoring his 29th top 10 hit.

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