Michael Jackson's Kids Visit Singer's Hometown to Mark His 54th Birthday

Prince Paris Jackson Red Carpet - P 2012
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Prince Paris Jackson Red Carpet - P 2012

Paris and Prince traveled to Gary, Ind., to celebrate the King of Pop, who died in 2009.

Michael Jackson's son and daughter visited their father's hometown of Gary, Ind., on Wednesday to celebrate would have been the pop star's 54th birthday.

The children, 14-year-old Paris and 15-year-old Prince, were given T-shirts by Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson as they posed for pictures Wednesday at a casino overlooking Lake Michigan.

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Nothing was said by the children during the brief presentation.

A vigil was planned later Wednesday at the house at 2300 Jackson St. where the King of Pop, his siblings and their parents lived until 1969. In the days after Jackson's death, fans piled stuffed animals, flowers and photos outside the home.

Other events planned by the family in Gary include a dinner Friday and a concert Saturday.

Jackson died June 25, 2009, in Los Angeles of propofol intoxication after suffering a respiratory arrest. His personal physician, Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in November and is serving a four-year sentence in prison.

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The Jackson family have been embroiled in a feud related to the custody of Paris, Prince and their 10-year-old brother, Blanket.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.