Picture: Michael Jackson's children, Paris and Blanket, (not pictured: Prince Michael,) with Jackson's sisters, Janet and Latoya. Image from Yahoo.com.
Michael Jackson, who passed away on June 25, 2009 due to cardiac arrest, was honored today with a Memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 17,500 free tickets were available to the public. Recipients were chosen from an online lottery. Guest speakers included Smokey Robinson, Rev. Al Sharpton and Brooke Shields. Here's an article from Spin magazine Online about the service.