Michael Jackson was even remembered at a the graduation of a local university in Lebanon, Notre Dame University / NDU - Zouk, the engineering students did not want to graduate apparently without paying respect to Michael Jackson, whereas they specifically called themselves "The class of the martyr* Michael Jackson", picture below. Funny atmosphere indeed. At least they graduated with a funny attitude.
*martyr: In Lebanon the word martyr has been overused for any person (we all respect them of course) who died in an assassination, explosion, passers-by, war, etc... No doubt all lives are valued and we pay them respect after they die, nevertheless not everyone who dies is a martyr even if he was mistakenly killed or viciously killed. Martyr has a whole different meaning.