Michael Jackson died on June 25 aged 50 after suffering an apparent cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles. After his death, he is going to be honored with a special musical praise event in Austria by the World Awards Association, the organization said on July 15, 2009.
Jermaine Jackson brother of Michael Jackson would be present at the organization’s foremost Save the World Awards to recognize persons working towards a "sustainable and live able future for our planet" to be held on July 24 at the Nuclear Power Plant Zwentendorf in Austria, it said in a statement. "The objective of the Save the World Awards are similar to those Michael Jackson has strongly advocated throughout his life: peace, tolerance and saving our fragile Earth," it said.
"This memorable evening will not only pay tribute to Michael’s many social and humanitarian engagements, but also to his incredible musical legacy as well," the statement said, adding that the event would include performances of some of the star's biggest hits.