Fans of Michael Jackson dance to his tunes during a gathering to commemorate him outside a central London train station, Friday, June 26, 2009. Michael Jackson was due to make his triumphant return to the stage in London next month but instead his sudden death has left millions of fans feeling they've lost a lifelong friend. Michael Jackson, the 'King of Pop' who once moonwalked above the music world, died as he prepared for a comeback bid to vanquish nightmare years of sexual scandal and financial calamity. He was 50. Jackson died Thursday at UCLA Medical Center after being stricken at his rented home in Holmby Hills.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
For many of Michael Jackson's fans, what took place exactly a year ago is as fresh as if it happened yesterday.
And, as "The Early Show"
found out, they still seem as affected by Jackson's death as the moment the news first broke that something terrible had happened.
For many, the shock and pain are almost as fresh as a year ago. Complete Coverage: Michael Jackson's Life, Death, Legacy
When news broke that Jackson was in a coma and was being taken to a Los Angeles hospital, fan Diane Powell couldn't believe her ears. "My initial thought was, 'It can't be. Not Michael," ' Powell recalled.
For Pilar Fort, "It seemed like hours until it was, you know, confirmed, and I literally bawled like a baby."
Let us know where YOU were, what you remember in the comments box below, and take our poll about when you heard the news.
Copyright 2010 CBS. All rights reserved.