Jackson's Daughter: 'Daddy Was The Best'
MICHAEL JACKSON's daughter PARIS had the last word at her late father's memorial service in Los Angeles on Tuesday (07Jul09) - as she had the world sobbing for her loss.
The 11 year old took to the stage at the end of the tribute to join her aunts and uncles in remembering the King of Pop, who died on 25 June (09).
And few were able to hold back tears as she cried, "Ever since I was born, daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine and I just wanted to say I love him so much."
Her father's golden coffin sat yards away from her at the front of the Staples Center stage, where stars like Brooke Shields, Usher, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder and Motown boss Berry Gordy paid tribute to Jackson.
Prior to her lasting remarks, Jackson's siblings thanked fans for attending the memorial and added their own heartfelt messages to their deceased brother.
Marlon Jackson recalled identifying his brother in a record store - even though he was in disguise, because he always wore the same shoes. He called his late brother "the voice of our angelic trumpets".
He broke down as he asked the King of Pop to hug "my twin brother, Brandon," who was stillborn in 1957.
The deceased superstar's coffin was then wheeled out of the Staples Center by his brothers as an instrumental version of Jackson's Man In The Mirror was performed and a spotlight shone on a darkened, empty stage.
Jackson family friend Pastor Lucius Smith ended the tribute show, asking fans and friends around the world to join hands "in solidarity and remembrance of truly what Michael Jackson's music has done to us, and what the man means in this place".