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Michael Jackson to be Honored on Hollywood Boulevard

January 6, 2012  |  2:13pm
Michael Jackson to be Honored on Hollywood Boulevard

On Jan. 26, the King of Pop’s prints will be immortalized on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. In a rare public appearance, Michael Jackson’s three children—Prince, Paris and Blanket—will use a pair of their father’s shoes and one of his famous sequined gloves to mark the cement on the famous walk.

The event, presented by the theater’s new owners Donald Kushner and Elie Samaha, will even include a tribute performance from the cast of the Cirque du Soleil show, “Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour.” The show is also running at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles Jan. 27-29.

While many notable stars, ranging from Jennifer Aniston to Kobe Bryant to R2-D2, have made their impressions in the historical courtyard, Jackson is the first to receive the honor posthumously.

Jackson died on June 25, 2009 from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol and in November 2011, his doctor Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to prison for the maximum of four years.

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