| GEO World|
| Jackson fans worldwide say farewell to star online|
| Updated at: 0300 PST, Wednesday, July 08, 2009|
SAN FRANCISCO: Even before Michael Jackson's shimmering gold casket made it to downtown Los Angeles for his memorial, millions of his fans worldwide were watching and mourning online.
Messages in an array of languages were fired off to Jackson memorial forums at Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and online haunts where video or news of the event were being shared in an unprecedented interactive global farewell.
Mountains of Jackson memories are posted at an official Sony Music website in tribute to the King of Pop.
"Rest in peace now Michael... I'm glad you went out a record breaker, a hero, and a fantastic performer the world will never be the same without," said a message signed with the name James Cleave.
"As a kid I used to dance to your music from your 'Bad' album on my parents' LP player and everyone knew me to be one of your biggest fans on the island of Cyprus."