August 29th is Michael Jackson`s birthday. Yesterday, a day prior, his hometown of Gary, Indiana celebrated the life of the King of Pop.
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Gary, Indiana`s commemoration came just two months after they marked the one-year anniversary of his 2009 death. Jackson died of acute Propofol intoxication at his home in Los Angeles on June 25th of 2009.
Gary marked the date with a special `This Is It` birthday party outside the city. Gary Mayor Rudy Clay said: "The passing of our favorite son, Michael Jackson, is still fresh in our hearts. A year later, on the day before his birthday, we honor his memory as a great and giving person and as the world`s greatest entertainer."
At the celebration, Michael`s father, Joe Jackson, 81, attended a cake cutting ceremony. The event also featured a group `Thriller` dance. At the same time of the birthday celebration, a separate four-day MJFanvention began in the town on Thursday.
As Michael Jackson`s birthday is celebrated, questions still abound about Michael Jackson`s death. Dr. Conrad Murray, 57, who was Michael Jackson`s doctor at the time of his death, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Reports are that Murray`s defense team will attempt to have his body exhumed. The report states that the team are challenging the autopsy report. They will instead say that Jackson died of recreation drug use.
Murray`s trial is set for January of 2011.
bdst 2315, August 29, 2010