07/26/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Jackson Fans Mourn And Celebrate The King Of Pop (PHOTOS)

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has died at the age of 50. His fans are gathering around the country, indeed around the world, to mourn for him and celebrate his legacy as one of the greatest musicians and entertainers of all time.

One large crowd gathered in front of the Apollo Theater in NY, the place where Jackson was unveiled to the world four decades ago. One of the mourners was the Reverend Al Sharpton, who spoke about his relationship with Jackson and his hope that the King of Pop would be respected in death.

Check out his legions of fans gathering below. View a slideshow of his life in pictures here. Watch all his best music videos here.