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King of pop to reign in Mistelbach

King of pop to reign in Mistelbach

A giant statue to Michael Jackson is being put up in the middle of a tiny Austrian town at the weekend by fans that live there as a tribute to their hero.

Councillors in Mistelbach in a wine growing region north of the Austrian capital Vienna officially approved the request for the 30 foot statue which will go in the town centre.

Fan Martina Kainz who put forward the idea and raised the money from other fans living locally in the town of 11,000 said: "He was a hero who inspired many people's lives. We want the legend to live on with our own monument here."

Local council spokesman Mark Schoenmann said all the money had come from private investors, although the council had donated the small square of land at the local park where the statue would sit.

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