Michael Jackson fans have a sleepover

Michael Jackson fans, some paying $1,000 for a sleepover among his possessions, swarmed to Tokyo Tower on Friday to commemorate the first anniversary of the singer’s death with a candlelight vigil, gospel concert and silent prayer session.

Though Jackson fans gathered around the world to mark his death one year ago, the Tokyo “Lifetime Collection” event was the only overseas exhibition of Jackson memorabilia that has the sanction of his estate, promoters said.

“I don’t know what to say, seeing all his things makes it all come back to me,” said Yumiko Sasaki, a 48—year—old Tokyo officer worker who has been a Jackson fan since she was 12. “It makes me so sad to think that he is gone. He was wonderful.”

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Michael Jackson memorabilia exhibit to be held in Japan

Nearly 300 items of Michael Jackson memorabilia — from the huge Neverland sign that once marked the entrance to his California ranch to a 1967 Rolls Royce — are set to go on display in Japan later this month, nearly a year after the singer’s death.

Jackson’s death last June from cardiac arrest at the age of 50 shocked fans around the world and sparked a new wave of interest in his music, while a documentary film featuring the singer, “This Is It,” became a blockbuster cinema hit.

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