Jacko's brothers commemorate his death
Michael Jackson's brothers Tito and Jackie held a dinner on the third anniversary of his death.
The musicians held the event for 25 close friends and band members at Italian restaurant Canaletto in New York, before heading to the Apollo Theatre to rehearse for a sold-out show with brothers Marlon and Jermaine.
A source told the New York Post newspaper: "Most of the guests were band members who will perform at the Apollo. They had a big, glorious dinner before heading to Harlem to rehearse for the sold-out performance."
The third anniversary of Michael's death came on 25 June, and fans sent 10 000 roses to Forest Lawn Memorial Park where he is buried, after R240 000.00 was collected for the gift from fans using social media sites.
The Jackson brothers - who were originally known as The Jackson 5 - admit they can "feel the sorrow" performing their old songs without him.
Tito said: "There's certain songs that make you feel the sorrow. Then again, there are other songs that bring so much joy and happiness, such as 'ABC' and 'I Want You Back' and the up-tempo stuff like 'This Place Hotel'.
"I just imagine how he used to walk and spin and do all these things. You can feel his presence here."
Michael died from acute Propofol intoxication on 25 June 2009 at the age of 50.
Date Posted : 28 Jun 2012