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Detroit pays tribute to Jackson

July 18, 2009|Associated Press

Two vaults filled with stuffed animals, photos and other items that were put outside Detroit's Motown Historical Museum in memory of Michael Jackson were buried Friday at a cemetery connected to many of the Motor City's musical elite.

"Detroit was where he was able to capture that star, hold it in his hand and put it in his heart and become who he became," John Mason, a radio personality and Detroit Pistons announcer, said at a brief remembrance at the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Police led a small funeral procession, including two hearses packed with items, from the museum to the cemetery where there were two donated plots, vaults and a granite headstone engraved with a tribute to Jackson. About 40 people attended the ceremony.

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