Michael Jackson to be honoured in Austria


June 18, 2010 Updated Oct 12, 2010 at 5:09 PM EDT

Michael Jackson is to be honoured with a special musical tribute event in Austria by the World Awards Association, the organisation said on Wednesday.

Jackson's brother Jermaine Jackson would be present at the organisation's first Save the World Awards to recognise individuals working towards a "sustainable and liveable future for our planet" to be held on July 24 at the Nuclear Power Plant Zwentendorf in Austria, it said in a statement.

"The goals 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.

Jackson died on June 25 aged 50 after suffering an apparent cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles.

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