Three years to the day since the King of Pop Michael Jackson died, he will be remembered in a series of concerts performed by his brothers and surviving members of The Jackson 5, reports the UK's Daily Telegraph.
It is of course now well documented that Jackson died in 2009 of propofol intoxication after suffering a respiratory arrest at his Los Angeles home, with the doctor who supplied him with the pills, Dr Conrad Murray, subsequently convicted of manslaughter after a lengthy trial. The rest of the Jacksons will play in Detroit tonight and then New York later in the week. "The brothers don't know this, but I've broken down several times and cried during rehearsals," said Jermaine Jackson whilst rehearsing in California. "I'm so used to Michael being on the right and then Marlon, Jackie, on and on. It's just something we never get used to."
Marlon said: "For me, this cycle that comes around every year - this day, that day - that doesn't affect me because it affects me every day. When that day comes around, it's the same. You learn to live with it. I still wake up sometimes and go, 'Jeez. I can't believe my brother's not here.'" The set will apparently finish with a medley and the final song 'Gone Too Soon'.