London: Late pop legend Michael Jackson has been immortalised in cement, when his three children stamped the singer’s glove and shoe prints in the hallowed concrete courtyard of Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
Jackson’s daughter Paris, 13, imprinted her father’s iconic silver sequinned glove and scrawled his name into the cement, adding a heart in between Michael and Jackson.
Prince Michael and his brother Blanket, 9, put their father’s shoe into the cement, and all three left their own handprints next to dad’s.
On Thursday, over a hundred fans of the King of Pop and celebrities including Justin Bieber and Jackson family members watched the song and dance spectacle and listened to the three children talk about the legacy of their father.
“My dad won the lifetime achievement award,” the Telegraph quoted Jackson’s eldest son Prince Michael as saying.
“It was an award he strived and worked the hardest to get but for me, and I think for him as well, this right here is his lifetime achievement award.
“This is what he strived to get and this is what we are giving him now today,” he said.
The hour-long ceremony included spoken tributes and musical performances from Jackson’s friends and family, including his brothers Tito and Jackie, who were part of the Jackson 5, and mother Katherine who called the event “a very very solemn occasion for my son.”
“Michael, we miss you, that’s for sure. There’s hardly a day that goes by without him going on in my mind somehow, some way, and I know he is here today with us,” Tito Jackson added.
Jackson’s glove and shoe imprints will be placed alongside Hollywood screen legends such as Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe and Sidney Poitier outside the iconic Hollywood theatre that has been a tourist attraction for decades.