Michael Jackson fans mark 5th anniversary of icon's death

Cinema Still: Michael Jackson: The Life Of An Icon. -- PHOTO: SCORPIO EAST ENTERTAINMENT
Cinema Still: Michael Jackson: The Life Of An Icon. -- PHOTO: SCORPIO EAST ENTERTAINMENT
Michael Jackson impersonators Rem Garza (left) and Lorenzo Coleman (right) perform in front of fans gathered for the 5th anniversary of Jackson's death at Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Glendale in Glendale, California June 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Michael Jackson impersonators Rem Garza (left) and Lorenzo Coleman (right) perform in front of fans gathered for the 5th anniversary of Jackson's death at Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Glendale in Glendale, California June 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Pop legend Michael Jackson in concert at the National Stadium on Oct 25, 1996. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Pop legend Michael Jackson in concert at the National Stadium on Oct 25, 1996. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
This March 19, 2001 file photo shows Michael Jackson accepting his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York. -- PHOTO: AFP
This March 19, 2001 file photo shows Michael Jackson accepting his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York. -- PHOTO: AFP
A scene from Thriller Live, a concert musical celebrating the late Michael Jackson and featuring more than two hours of his music. -- PHOTO: FLYING MUSIC
A scene from Thriller Live, a concert musical celebrating the late Michael Jackson and featuring more than two hours of his music. -- PHOTO: FLYING MUSIC
Cinema Still: This Is It, a music documentary featuring the late King Of Pop, Michael Jackson. -- PHOTO: SONY PICTURES
Cinema Still: This Is It, a music documentary featuring the late King Of Pop, Michael Jackson. -- PHOTO: SONY PICTURES
People perform a Michael Jackson Tribute flash mob dance on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California on June 22, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
People perform a Michael Jackson Tribute flash mob dance on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California on June 22, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
A young Michael Jackson impersonator gestures after performing in a Michael Jackson tribute flash mob dance on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California on June 22, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
A young Michael Jackson impersonator gestures after performing in a Michael Jackson tribute flash mob dance on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California on June 22, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
This June 27, 2009 file photo shows the star of US music legend Michael Jackson on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles,CA adorned with offerings from fans after he died on June 25, 2009. -- PHOTO: AFP
This June 27, 2009 file photo shows the star of US music legend Michael Jackson on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles,CA adorned with offerings from fans after he died on June 25, 2009. -- PHOTO: AFP
A photograph of Michael Jackson is placed on top of heart shaped wreath with the word "Love" in red roses along with thousands of red roses, purchased by Michael Jackson fans through online campaign, adorn the entrance of the mausoleum where Jackson
A photograph of Michael Jackson is placed on top of heart shaped wreath with the word "Love" in red roses along with thousands of red roses, purchased by Michael Jackson fans through online campaign, adorn the entrance of the mausoleum where Jackson is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Glendale for the 5th anniversary of Michael Jackson's death due to drug overdose, in Glendale, California on June 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Thousands of red roses, purchased by Michael Jackson fans through online campaign, adorn the entrance of the mausoleum where Jackson is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Glendale for the 5th anniversary of Michael Jackson's death due to drug over
Thousands of red roses, purchased by Michael Jackson fans through online campaign, adorn the entrance of the mausoleum where Jackson is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Glendale for the 5th anniversary of Michael Jackson's death due to drug overdose, in Glendale, California on June 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Four Michael Jackson impersonators pose outside of Jackson's mausoleum at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park cemetery in Glendale, California on the 5th anniversary of Jackson's death on June 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Four Michael Jackson impersonators pose outside of Jackson's mausoleum at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park cemetery in Glendale, California on the 5th anniversary of Jackson's death on June 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

GLENDALE, United States (AFP) - Dozens of Michael Jackson fans laid heaps of flowers on Wednesday at the mausoleum where the pop icon is interred, to mark the 5th anniversary of his death.

Around 100 fans, some dressed as the self-proclaimed King of Pop, gathered at the Forest Lawn cemetery outside Los Angeles, where the 50-year-old died while rehearsing for a comeback tour.

“We love you Michael,” read a banner on a giant red heart placed outside the small mausoleum in Glendale, north of downtown LA.

Jackson died on June 25, 2009 of an overdose of the clinical anaesthetic propofol, administered by his doctor to help treat insomnia as the singer prepared for This Is It shows in London.

His personal medic Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 over the star’s death and jailed for four years. He was released in October after serving two years.

Jackson was planning a global comeback tour to help him stave off bankruptcy, five years after being acquitted of child molestation charges which left his career in tatters.

He had debts of up to US$500 million (S$624.7 million) before his death, but in the five years since, his executors have earned more than US$700 million, according to a recent book, Michael Jackson Inc.

Money-making ventures have included the This Is It movie of rehearsals for the doomed tour, a touring Cirque du Soleil stage show and two posthumous albums so far, with more to come.