King Of Pop Michael Jackson Dies At Age 50

The world is mourning the death of the King of Pop.   Michael Jackson died Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 50.  Jackson was a child star who became a pop sensation.

He has sold more than 700 million albums including “Thriller” the best selling album of all time.

Jackson had been in Los Angeles preparing for a series of comeback concerts to be performed in London. The concerts were sold out.

Hundreds of fans have crowded the street outside Michael Jackson's modest childhood home in Gary, Ind., after word spread that the “King of Pop'' had died in Los Angeles at the age of 50.

Some fans formed a prayer circle Thursday on the front yard of the small white frame home where Jackson grew up.

Others left stuffed animals and notes expressing their condolences. Fifty-year-old Bernetta Galloway of Gary said residents are proud of Jackson because he was “somebody from Gary who did something with their life.''

Jackson was 11 when the family moved out of Gary after the Jackson 5 recorded their first album in 1969.

Jackson's last trip to Gary was in June 2003.