Reverend Al Sharpton
is calling on U.S. Postal Service officials to honor Michael Jackson
's legacy with a commemorative stamp.
The civil rights leader and longtime friend of the Jackson family wants to ensure the Thriller
hitmaker's memory lives on following his sudden death on June 25.
But Postal Service executives have warned Sharpton not to get his hopes up - the rules state a star cannot get their own stamp until five years after their demise.
A spokesman for the mail service tells the New York Daily News, "I'm sure we'll receive tens of thousands of letters advocating for the stamp, but the rules are the rules."
Sharpton is also urging government chiefs to declare a national day of mourning in tribute to the late pop superstar.
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