Michael Jackson's death: Moving vans arrive at Holmby Hills mansion
Two moving vans arrived at Michael Jackson’s rented Holmby Hills mansion this morning, and workers are removing items from the home and loading them into one of the vans.
The large, white Atlas Van Lines trucks came about the same time Janet Jackson arrived. She drove up in a maroon Bentley while wearing dark sunglasses. Before noon, one truck was inside the estate’s massive black gates, and the other van waited outside.
Meanwhile, hundreds of fans continued to converge at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, lining up to catch a glimpse of Michael Jackson’s star on the Walk of Fame, with almost everyone carrying a snapshot camera or cellphone camera. Security guards hurried fans along, with one telling them, “Hurry up and take a picture!” A few fans placed roses, signs, teddy bears, balloons and photos near the star; the items stretched for several feet along the sidewalk.
On top of Jackson’s star lay a rosary and five red roses. A cluster of candles was placed just off to the side.
At the Jackson family home in Encino, dozens of fans joined dozens of photographers and journalists waiting for any movement inside the home.
As they stood outside in the blazing sun, some emotional fans sought comfort in posting pictures and notes on the wall outside the home. Others surveyed the journalists as they walked up to the wall, hoping to get interviewed or photographed.
Before noon, several boxes of Domino’s pizza arrived at the home, and a few were given to police officers standing watch. Two black minivans left the home this morning. Later, a UPS driver delivered a package.
-- Lawrence K. Ho in Holmby Hills, Christina House in Hollywood, Jay L. Clendenin in Encino and the Associated Press
Photo: A moving truck arrives at the Holmby Hills home where Jackson was staying before he died. Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times
Photo: Robin Chen of Guangzhou, China reaches to shoot photos of Michael Jackson's star on Hollywood Boulevard. Christina House / For the Los Angeles Times
Photo: Media and fans gathered outside the gates of the Jackson family home in Encino. Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times
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