Michael Jackson's 3rd death anniversary

Michael Jackson's brothers Tito and Jackie held a dinner on the third anniversary of his death.

The musicians held the event for 25 close friends and band members at Italian restaurant Canaletto in New York, before heading to the Apollo Theater to rehearse for a sold out show with brothers Marlon and Jermaine.

A source told the New York Post newspaper: "Most of the guests were band members who will perform at the Apollo.

"They a had big, glorious dinner before heading to Harlem to rehearse for the sold-out performance."

The third anniversary of Michael's death came on June 25, and fans sent 10,000 roses to Forest Lawn Memorial Park where he is buried with $30,000 being collected for the gift from fans using social media sites.

The Jackson brothers - who were originally known as The Jackson 5 - are preparing to perform for the first time without Michael, and admit they can "feel the sorrow" performing their old songs without him.

Tito said: "There's certain songs that make you feel the sorrow.

"Then again, there are other songs that bring so much joy and happiness, such as 'ABC' and 'I Want You Back' and the up-tempo stuff like 'This Place Hotel.'

"I just imagine how he used to walk and spin and do all these things. You can feel his presence here."

Michael died from acute Propofol intoxication on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50.

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