The 50 sold out shows had been due to start on July 13

Tickets for the 50-date run of Michael Jackson concerts are to be refunded in due course, London O2 Arena organisers have said in the wake of the singer’s death on Thursday (June 25).

The ‘This Is It’ shows, billed as Jackson’s comeback – his first concert ‘tour’ in 12 years were due to start on July 13.

O2 organisers have said: “At this moment our thoughts are with Michael’s children, family and friends. We will announce ticketing information in due course.”

A screen outside the O2 Arena (pictured above) passes on the O2 organiser’s message, and fans have been leaving floral tributes beneath it.

Also, Eric Baker, CEO, viagogo, the official seconadary ticket sellers has also commented along similar lines: “Everyone at viagogo is deeply shocked and saddened at the news that Michael Jackson has passed away.

Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans. All Michael Jackson tickets purchased through viagogo will be refunded directly to fans. No forms, no fuss, just refunded. We will be in touch with everyone in due course.”

However, some fans have been leaving messages on stories about the financial implication of the cancelled shows to say that they would be keeping the tickets.

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