Jackson mourned outside Harlem theater

July 6, 2009 10:44:59 AM PDT
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The tributes were being written Friday on pieces of cardboard, and on newspapers bearing his photo.

Says one: "Moonwalk 4Eva Michael."

Fatimah Smalls was among those paying respects. She says sharing the pain with other fans "makes it a little bit easier."

The tribute outside the Apollo began Thursday his death was confirmed. It continued well into the night.

The crowd Friday morning isn't large -- about 10 people at a time coming and going before starting their day.

Jackson first performed with his brothers the Apollo at age 9.

The theater sign now says: "In Memory of Michael Jackson. A True Apollo Legend."

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