HONG KONG (AP) - Michael Jackson fans around the world say they'll join in mourning the pop legend as thousands attend the public memorial in Los Angeles today.
From Tokyo to Melbourne, fans are braced for a late night to watch the event. In Australia, it will be broadcast live on a giant screen in Melbourne at 3 a.m. local time. Several Australian TV stations will also carry the event live.
In Hong Kong, one suburban mall will tune its TV screens to the event at 1 a.m. as part of a celebration featuring performances of Jackson's "moonwalk" and a nonstop broadcast of his videos. At another Hong Kong mall, fans have been laying flowers at a wax statue of the singer on loan from the local Madame Tussauds museum.
In Malaysia, actor and magician Henzi Andalas says he wants to watch the memorial as closure. He calls Jackson 1 of his "biggest influences in becoming an artist."