Faithful Michael Jackson fans started flocking to his childhood home in Gary, Indiana at 4 this morning.
Samantha Moritz and her dad drove from the town of Highland, Indiana to pay their condolences to the king of pop.
Now, 15, Samantha swears she fell in love with Jackson's music at the tender age of 3. Samantha clutched a laminated photograph and autograph of Jackson. She got them during Jackson's last visit to Gary in 2003.
In between wiping away the tears, Samantha told me how she hadn't slept all night and begged her father to bring her to Gary.
I asked Samantha what she thought about all the weird things Jackson had done over the years - the surgeries - the court cases involving children.
She told me that while Jackson was a great entertainer, he was also human and just like the rest of us, he had his ups and downs. She said he had changed her life forever, and one day she will tell her kids about the man dubbed the king of pop.
So, how will you remember Michael Jackson?
As a great entertainer or a troubled man-child?