UPDATE: Poignant service says goodbye to Michael Jackson, the man

LOS ANGELES — An emotional public memorial for Michael Jackson has concluded in Los Angeles.

The ceremony attended by thousands in the downtown Staples Center and watched by millions around the world had a spiritual tone punctuated by performances and remembrances.

Jackson’s three children joined his siblings and celebrities on stage for the finale Tuesday.

His daughter Paris-Michael Katherine, in the arms of her aunt Janet, tearfully told the audience that she loves her father.

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