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June 26, 2009

The world pays tribute to Michael Jackson

Posted: 09:05 AM ET

From street corners, buses and subways to phone calls, e-mails, text messages, online posts and tweets, people around the world commented, pondered, and paid tribute to pop legend Michael Jackson, who died Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles.

Around midnight at London's Leicester Square, as news of Jackson's death spread, Luis Carlos Ameida and his friends were surrounding a car listening to the star's music.

Ameida said he'd gotten tickets to see Jackson at his "This Is It" concerts beginning on July 13 in London.

"From a young age, you know, I used to have the video game," said Ameida. "I used to have the white suit, and I'd wear it on my birthday. I used to moonwalk ... I remember my mum used to send me to lessons to be like Michael Jackson. And when I heard the news, I had tears in my eyes because of that connection I had because of all the songs he used to play."

In Glastonbury, southern England, where the world's largest music festival was to kick off Friday morning, initial rumors and then confirmation of Jackson's death added to confusion and then shock among festival goers.

"As I was walking back through the crowd it was the word on everyone's lips," Sally Anne Aldous, 29, told CNN over the phone.

You can see some of the tributes HERE and you can pay tribute to "The King of Pop" on the LKL blog – just leave us a comment.

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PRAMOS   June 26th, 2009 9:31 am ET

THE WORLD SHOULD HOLD HANDS AND UNITE HEARTS IN PRAYERS FOR MICHAEL AS HE WILL BE TRULY MISSED BUT IN A BETTER PLACE.

MICHAEL JACKSON WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBER BY THE WORLD FOR HIS TALENT AND MUSIC , WHICH MOVED ALMOST EVERYONE, NO MATTER WHAT RACE, AGE, STATUS!

HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTON. MY PRAYERS GOESTO HIS FAMILY AND FOR HIS SOUL
R I P


NICKISHA   June 26th, 2009 9:39 am ET

TODAY IS A SAD DAY FOR MUISIC. I HAVE LOVED MICHAEL SINCE I WAS 4 YEARS OLD. I AM LOST VERY HURT, BY HIS DEAD. TO HIS FAMILY BE STRONG. TO THE WORLD PLEASE REMEMBER HIM AS HE WAS THE BEST EVER. STOP BRING UP THE BAD AND LET'S ALL FOCUS ON THE GOOD HE DID FOR US ALL.
THE WHOLE CARRIBEAN IS MOURNING FOR OUR LOST IN A GREAT MAN LIKE MICHAEL.WHAT EVER HAPPEND IT IS BETWEEN HE AND GOD


Jackie Loeffler   June 26th, 2009 9:43 am ET

My condolences to Farrah Fawcett`s family, she was a true icon and will be greatly missed.


Ziad Daher   June 26th, 2009 9:52 am ET

Michael Jackson dead at 50! I'm still in denial icons like MJ do not die they are immortal so together we'll cry happy tears in celebration of this legends music, giving and history. MJ has gone to a better place where there is no hurt or sorrow. May God Rest your soul in peace MJ for you have bee na part of our lives for so long and we shall always love you.

ZIad Daher
Beirut Lebanon


Virginia   June 26th, 2009 10:10 am ET

Michael Jackson was a brilliant and restless soul. He now dances across the universe, out of reach of his tormenters. May he now rest in peace.


Junie Reid   June 26th, 2009 10:14 am ET

I can remember when I first saw Michael Jackson on stage in Jamaica
in the West Indies was in the sixties. When the Jackson 5 arrived at
the stadium all the lights were turn off, to allow theJackson Five to exit
their bus unto the stage and the same for when they leave the stage
at the end of the show. His Dad and scurity was tight because they were in fear of the fans getting too close. Their performance was great.

That's my memory and experience watching Michael Jackson.

May is soul rest in peace, and he won,t be sad and lonely anymore.

My condolences to his entire Family.

Peace
Junie – Edmonton,Albertra , CANADA


Melinda Carpenter   June 26th, 2009 10:17 am ET

If We Could Bring You Back Again

If we could bring you back again,
For one more hour or day,
We’d express all our unspoken love;
We’d have countless things to say.

If we could bring you back again,
We’d say we treasured you,
And that your presence in our lives
Meant more than we ever knew.

If we could bring you back again,
To tell you what we should,
You’d know how much we miss you now,
And if we could, we would.
Rest In Peace Micheal,You are very much loved and you will be sadly missed by all..Godbless


jude idada   June 26th, 2009 10:22 am ET

A LETTER TO MY BROTHER, MICHAEL JACKSON – R.I.PShare
Yesterday at 10:48pm
A LETTER TO MY BROTHER. MICHAEL JACKSON – R.I.P

I swim in an ocean of tears and its not HUMAN NATURE
to feel your glittering feet slide effortless across my heart
My joyful ears which rang from your sonorous voice
now rings in mind numbing shock from this horrifying news
for in this vortex of grief, I float, SPEECHLESS

You who made me look at the MAN IN THE MIRROR
and without force, pushed me to change to become a better me
by the sheer purity of your spellbing music which was simply OFF THE WALL
And watching you dance was the most exciting THRILLER any living being
could ever experience, because no one can honestly BEAT IT

DIRTY DIANA, BILLIE JEAN and the LIBERIAN GIRL must be devastated
So would BEN, CANDY GIRL, your GIRLFRIEND and all who ROCK WITH YOU
In solidarity we all sing the EARTH SONG
as sweet memories make us all REMEMBER THE TIME
when your dancing genius practically left BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR

Even as a kid, it was obvious YOU GOTTA BE STARTING SOMETHING
your artistic genius and your saying I'm BAD
made you look to us all like a SMOOTH CRIMINAL
people laughed because they weren't sure if you were BLACK OR WHITE
But for me, I JUST CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU

Listening to you made us all feel DANGEROUS
even though we never experienced the pain of your CHILDHOOD
ANOTHER PART OF ME might have labelled you BAD
and shouted to you LEAVE ME ALONE
but I knew you were like SOMEONE IN THE DARK crying out for love

knowing you through a spinning CD was like riding with a SPEED DEMON
and though you were male, you felt like THE LADY IN MY LIFE
It was just the WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL
even when you sang ABC as a PRETTY YOUNG THING
O yes Michael, I say it loud, YOU ROCK MY WORLD

You told us DON'T STOP TILL YOU GET ENOUGH
and pushed us with your wicked beats to GET ON THE FLOOR
and when your accusers pelted you with hurtful barbs, you still said BABY BE MINE
and friends said Michael stop being nice, you said I CAN'T HELP IT
for to kids, you argued IT'S THE FALLING IN LOVE

You stood on your socked toes and shouted BURN THIS DISCO OUT
and we wept with you when you cried SHE'S OUT OF MY LIFE
and cheered you on when we watched you WORKING DAY AND NIGHT
and laughed with you when you spun in the CAROUSEL with your pal Bubbles
and believed you, when about Lisa Marie, you said THE GIRL IS MINE

We also believed, when about the boys, you said we're just GOOD FRIENDS
And wished that those financial vultures will just FLY AWAY
But then even with the STREET WALKER you will just JAM without prejudice
and to the prosecutor, you will say WHY YOU WANNA TRIP ON ME
As he tried to destroy you by shouting to all who listened GIVE IN TO ME

But I will KEEP THE FAITH and keep my fears IN THE CLOSET
For I know even in Paradise you will not be like the STRANGER IN MOSCOW
And we agree, your haters, yes THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT US who care about you
Honestly Michael, I just want to SCREAM
Because all I know is that, all you did, was try to HEAL THE WORLD

I remember your fascination with Brooke Shields, you said I CAN'T LET HER GET AWAY
To the Beauty of Ages; Elizabeth Taylor, you said SHE DRIVES ME WILD
And to your soul sister, Diana Ross, you said you give me BUTTERFLIES
Even to the rest of us, you gave us a SMILE, as you urged us to COME TOGETHER as one
even though your gospel of universal brotherhood didn't always meet receptive hearts

Absurd stories of you, fed them who we know as TABLOID JUNKIEs
but then your love for people even as ordinary as LITTLE SUSIE
showed to us that to you it was not all about MONEY
Your detractors joked about your face saying IS IT SCARY?
for to them, pilloring you was like MORPHINE for their social sickness

Janet your SUPERFLY SISTER must cry out for privacy
And to your kids, your passing must be a HEARTBREAKER
Michael we really felt your will to live was UNBREAKABLE
But even at the BREAK OF DAWN your genius stood INVINCIBLE
2000 WATTS of you, blazing across stages in every corner of the world.

And when the darkness of shame descended from the press, we begged DON'T WALK AWAY
From us, who before you, existed as THE LOST CHILDREN
of a world were love ruled the day and tolerance the night
because WHATEVER HAPPENS, whoever THREATENED you must now know
that the GHOSTS of their crimes would forever haunt them

Some scream across race, colour and faith, YOU ARE MY LIFE
Never could imagine you dead, because for you we believed HEAVEN CAN WAIT
Although D.S will say, 2 BAD, the creator had other plans
Certainly your glory is not all HISTORY, and we know that you'll EASE DOWN THE ROAD to heaven
But I weep, for the true King of music, an artistic Lion with an angelic heart, has GONE TOO SOON

Your friend who you never knew, but whose love you must have felt,

Jude Idada


Marty   June 26th, 2009 10:39 am ET

Its an expected thing the way the death of Michael Jackson has inandated the media with the constant coverage and programs devoting their whole programing to him, however, I think its disrespectful and disgusting how the death of the courages Farrah Fawcett has been totaly over shadoweded by this. This woman suffered, and endured a struggle to live and cope with a devastating illness. She may not have been "queen" of anything however, she was a notiable figure who lived with this cancer, and died of "natural causes". It's sad her death has been shoved way, way, in the background because of Jackson's passing. God Bless Farrah and her family, there are a few of us who "do remember her" and will morn her passing.


Kathy   June 26th, 2009 10:42 am ET

Due to Michael death, instead of canceling his very expensive big show in England, perhaps some of the big star like Madonna, Elton John, even reunite the Beatles, Smoky Robinson,Janice Johnson and her brothers,
old groups like the O'Jays, Beyonce and of course Diana Ross could
perform as a tribute.
Of course the fans won't see Michael Jackson be they would be part of a tribute to Michael and see a unforgettable show.
And this would make the bachers of this show happier.


margarita   June 26th, 2009 10:55 am ET

I am extremely saddened at the news of sudden death of The King of Pop Michael Jackson. The world has lost a phenomenal true talent! He was Mozart and Bach of the 20th century and no other pop star will ever compare to his genius and the impact he had on this planet! I am very dissapointed that it had to take his death for the media to finally remember what an unbelievable performer he was! For several years we have heard nothing but negative things about him, lies and nonsense created by deeply flawed people wanting to destroy him and get his money out of jealousy. None of these lies were ever proven. The only proof we had was that Michael Jackson was a musical genius, but many people chose to overlook that and chose to believe all those horrible things he was accused of. Why??? Why did people not chose to recall how much money he gave to various charities around the world and how he used his music to spread the good message on this planet??? Michael Jackson was a prime example of how people who are different and eccentric are treated on this planet. It appears as if the more good things you do, the more innocent and trusting you are the more of a target you will be for being beaten down and destroyed. My heart goes out to his family and people close to him and I hope that something good will come out of this tragedy: Michael Jackson's good name will be cleared once and for all!!! That's how it happened with Joan of Arc, and our Lord Jesus Christ and many others destroyed for being too good...But no matter what happens, Michael Jackson's music will live on forever!!!


joyce harvell   June 26th, 2009 11:00 am ET

michael jackson reached back to our past when he made the recording and video "remember the time" about ancient egypt.this was my favorite recording.i would also add that michael probaly had a heart attack because he tried so hard to regain the love and respect from his native home america,he recieved it all over the world.it is a shame that in his death we all reliaze what a trully talented person he was. i will always believe that his recording of our african american past which is connected to ancient egypt,did'nt set to well with some people.i believe michael died of a broken heart,not a heart attack.


Anne   June 26th, 2009 11:07 am ET

Did the media forget that we lost another great celeb/icon yesterday? Where is the media coverage for Farrah and her family? Neither celeb was better than the other and equal coverage should be given. Farrah has a son and family that are grieving as well. Get it right CNN!!


charese   June 26th, 2009 11:20 am ET

I woke up this morning hoping that it was all a dream, but when I turned on my TV reality set in. I just started weeping again. I feel as if I lost a family member. I can’t stop crying. I grew up with Michael Jackson. This is the person who I listen to as I got dressed for school. This is the person who I called my boyfriend. I'm 50 years old and just to think that he died at this age is very sad to me. Michael Jackson was an icon. I'm truly in mourning I will wear all black today and I will pray for this family. I know 1st hand what it's like to lose a love at such a young age and how it feels to have a love one to die so suddenly. I wish that we would have reached out more to Michael. He was such a lonely man. I wish that all of the the artist that are coming out to say all of these great things about him would have told him these thing when he was here with us on this earth. We should have reached out to him then. This should be a wakeup call for us all around the world. I hear the media saying things about the drugs that he may have been taking. Well this may be true; maybe he was taking a lot of pain meds. I feel he was in a lot of pain. Pain from a broken heart and maybe he thought that if take these pills the pain of my broken heart would go away. I feel that a lot of people let Michael Jackson down, and he died from a BROKEN HEART.!!!!!!! Did any of the older artists who watched him grow up and watch his life ever reached out to him or asked him son how are you doing? Or if you ever need to talk to someone I’m here? Just think about it


Jennifer, Louisville, Kentucky   June 26th, 2009 11:21 am ET

Was Michael Jackson a practicing Jehovah's Witness? How will his religion affect his autopsy? Did Michael Jackson have a living will, power of attorney or advance directive and if so did those documents suggest that he wanted to follow Jehovah's Witness traditions?

Thanks.


Gary Chandler in Canada   June 26th, 2009 11:36 am ET

Can somebody phone me when I can turn CNN back on???
Who cares??????????????????


Rose   June 26th, 2009 11:43 am ET

All I can say is: "Thank you Michael for all of your great music. I watched you and your brothers in 1969, danced to the beat of "Off the Wall" in 1979 and was not surprised that you had such great hits in the 1980's. Although I never knew you, you were always present when your music brought happiness at various times and events in my life. For your contribution to four decades of entertainment, I thank you. Peace."

I am truly sorry you are gone.


Ted   June 26th, 2009 11:50 am ET

Micheal Jackson is the true example of a person coming from a simple family, got famous and rich, but did not have enough sense to handle the situation. We saw the change from a very talented and good looking boy into a sick and deformed monster.
Although his music was not to my taste, I could see the talent in him. Did he have a better example in his father and older brothers, he may have ended up a better person.
The same decline could be seen by Elvis Presley, Janis Choplin, Jimmy Hendrix, just to name a few.
I wish him peace after a tortured life.


Dodie ~ California   June 26th, 2009 11:54 am ET

I remember when I would drive 200 miles every day in order to attend a university and I would always rely on his up-beat album “Thriller” to keep me awake in the late night drive home over the Cajon pass. In many ways, he saved my life on those long drives.

I must tell you, very little ever shakes me up… But the death of Michael Jackson shook my world to the core. He was an icon among icons. When I think of Michael, I always think of his love he brought to the world through his music.

((MICHAEL JACKSON MAY BE GONE! BUT HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTON))


Michael C. McHugh   June 26th, 2009 11:55 am ET

I don't have much to say about it. No doubt he had great talent, and his peculiar personal life only detracted from it.

I remember back in 1969 and 1970, when he was just starting out, and back then, many whites were still very free and easy using the "n" word–and I remember how often they called him that whenever he appeared on TV singing "ABC". That's the way it was back then, and people who were racist were still very open and made no secret of it.

Even so, I also remember how popular he was with many of the kids, who didn't care that older people called all the new music "N" Music. That music was a factor in changing the country, probably more than conventional historians will ever be able to document, but the effect was real.


Joann Casimiro   June 26th, 2009 12:00 pm ET

Wow the music world will never be the same again such a tragic loss for everyone. His music and legacy will stay in our hearts and souls forever RIP FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.


Rose   June 26th, 2009 12:11 pm ET

Jennifer: Apparently Michael Jackson converted to Islam about two years ago. His brother Jermaine became a Muslim 20 years ago. He has not been a Jehovah's Witness for a long time, especially after the criticism he received for his "Thriller" video from them concerning his depictions in the video as being against their beliefs.

Jermaine expressedly said in his statement yesterday: "May Allah ("God" in Arabic) be with you Michael".


Asha Olivia   June 26th, 2009 2:09 pm ET

Michael and Ben (A Poem of Elegy for the Artist Michael Jackson) *
Asha Olivia
06-25-2009

Tonight, we do not sleep.
You’ve put us on our feet.
We see you through your beat.

Tonight, we throw up hands,
Dark-dance without demands,
Grief-drink with passing sands.

Tonight, we’re listening,
To understand your sins,
As we tell ours to winds—

Tonight, we learn to love
The star, and soon, the dove,
The man, and all his blood.

Our lonely, lovely boy,
Our complicated joy,
Your soul soars, undestroyed

In us: we weep for mother;
We tell our sister-brother,
To, please, just love each other.

Tonight, we dance for you,
As we sing out your truth:
The child that spoke in blue.

You wailed your love for Ben,
So that your life would mend,
In animal, in friend.

Ben’s also me and me;
You sang: not I, but we,
An overwhelming sea

Of love that gave to those,
Turned out, a place to go,
But also hurt you slow.

Tonight, we dance for you.
Michael, we love you too—
And Ben is now with you.

* Michael Jackson passed away on June 25, 2009. Ben, recorded by Jackson for the Motown label in 1972, was the first of thirteen U.S. number-one pop hits for the artist and his first number-one as a solo artist. Ben was also the theme song of a 1972 film by the same name. Appearing on Jackson's album by the same name, Ben was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Song, as well as an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

(c) Asha Olivia, All Rights Reserved, 2009. From the forthcoming book, Dogs with No Homes and Other Poems.


JANET HUNTER   June 26th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

DEAR LARRY KING:

DON'T FORGET LISA MARIE PRESLEY.
DO NOT MISS HER SONG
"LIGHTS OUT".

HEAR THIS SONG AND THINK ABOUT IT.

LISA MARIE LOVED HER HUSBAND MICHAEL JACKSON.


Yamo and Nita   June 26th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Micheal was infectious, he was like a musical virus, his musical, and video contributions was and will be the biggest pandemic this wolrd has ever experienced. He will sadly missed, but never forgotten, not in this lifetime. Rest in peace Micheal, and God bless your whole entire family.


Rosa Ortiz   June 26th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

For me Michael was a very special person I remenber went he was just a little boy , and to me he was sad, so much talent so he will forever miss.From Puerto Rico ,Rosa


Mandy C. Hall   June 26th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

I am so tired of hearing all of these people that say that they love Micahel, tear him down. If they truly loved him they would keep the negative comments to themselves, and allow us who really did love him remember the wonderful person that Michael was.


Judith   June 26th, 2009 11:28 pm ET

Our condolences to Farrah Fawcett`s family.She was a wonderful actress.We hope her son will straighten out.It was sad to hear that he couldn't be by his mother's side when she pass on.


Judith   June 26th, 2009 11:33 pm ET

So shocking about Michael Jackson.He was a great performer.We love him.


SHIRL   June 27th, 2009 1:23 am ET

Dear Larry,
the news of Michael Jacksons death left me totally devastated and I could not stop crying. I am 48 years old and for 40 years Michael and his music has been a part of my life that enriched it in ways I can not explain and when he passed yesterday he took a part of me with him. My regret is that he gave so much to millions of fans and he never had complete joy in his life which he truly deserved. I wish doubters of Michael would understand that Michael would never hurt a child, Michael was very much a child himself, the shyness, creating a childhood wonderland that he missed out on, buying all of the toys that he surrounded himself with, and spending time with kids that he would have liked to when he was actually their age. This wasNOT a sexual interest in these kids, it was an innocent child like interest and if you think about it his decisions he made was with a child mind set, not one of a child predator. Michael loved Peter Pan for God sake, and he truly was the little boy who never grew up. Michael, I have always Loved you and I will treasure all the gifts you have left behind for the World to remember you by. R.I.P DEAR FRIEND R.I.P


SHIRL   June 27th, 2009 2:13 am ET

TO THE JACKSON FAMILY, MY PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO YOU.
Michael will always be a light in my heart and in the hearts of millions around the World. Michael was indeed and earth bound Angel for 50 years and GOD called him home. I found my self questioning GOD yesterday but I soon realized that it is not for me to question, but to be thankful for the time he did allow Michael to touch our Lives through his music and generosity. Michael shined light on so many life changing causes to fight for and support around the world, that might have gone unnoticed, "WE ARE THE WORLD", RYAN WHITE(AIDS issue) and with the song BLACK OR WHITE, it made people stop and think, even some with the most racist views had a change of heart.
Michael is at Peace now, and this World is a much better place BECAUSE MICHAEL WALKED THE FACE OF THIS EARTH AND ENRICHED THE LIVES OF MILLIONS. THANK YOU MJ, THANK YOU, and I am sure GOD welcomed you with "A JOB WELL DONE",
Michael you were a gift to all of us and I Thank You, R.I.P. MY FRIEND


Mr. Britt   June 27th, 2009 11:58 am ET

R.I.P Farrah Fawcett...


Anne   June 27th, 2009 12:04 pm ET

For anyone who might be interested. T.V. Land will air "Chasing Farrah" tonight at 8:00 central. This was her reality show.


Jing Adia   June 27th, 2009 12:32 pm ET

Michael didn't fail us, the world failed him. And to think he "gave everyone his heart"...

It was another one of those "where were you when" moments for me–Lady Di, JFK jr, 9/11–when humanity paused and became all choked up. In the grand scheme of things, he may be but a blip in modern history, but for our generation, he is THE michael jackson. For me, a radiant boy with a golden voice who sang soundtracks to moments in my life; I am unabashedly sad and can't seem to close the book.

The real tragedy is that the collective societies and generations that benefitted from this great talent, could not, with all their institutions and mechanisms, figure out a way to make this child, or every child for that matter, feel that he/she is BEAUTIFUL. That a boy genius was driven to extremes to look "right" or to look white, is a failure of humanity, of leadership, of the media...or perhaps... one father.


Hanna Gesicki   June 27th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Have not seen any comments from Michaels' "old friend" Diana Ross.... Any comments...??????


GMC   June 27th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Honestly, I think that MJ's death overshadowing Farrah Fawcett's passing is a blessing in disguise.

Now Farrah's family and friends can have a nice and quiet memorial service for her and let the media circus trip over each other to get the stories on MJ.

Rest Farrah, your loved ones will be with you again soon....just not yet.


Adam   June 27th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Dear Jackson family, I am deeply saddened by this loss. Michael was my favourite performer and he will always be remembered. I wish the best for his kids and family. Michael will never be forgotten. R.I.P King of Pop.


saul esquivel   June 27th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

im sorry that this tragedy happened ...pls send our condolences to M.J.
FAMILY let them know that they are in our prayers and we will miss michael!


Gail Hyder   June 27th, 2009 10:15 pm ET

I was shocked and thought it was a joke when I first heard of his death. It is the end of an erra of music. He was the King of Pop like Elvis was the King of rock. My heart filld sympathy goes out to his family and friends. Im 63 but I engoyed his music. May Gof take him into his arms.


Mrs. Clark   June 27th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

I don't understand how people wait till now to come to Micheal Jackson's defense. He needed them when he was alive to dispute all these false acussations that were being brought against him. I also, think the Media has an impact on how he was viewed. I am a Mass Communication graduate, to me the media is the educator. They take their power and use it often in an abusive way without setting limitations. I ask myself does the Media really care that he is gone our do they just want airtime ratings?

Everyone was so concerned about Britney Spears and getting her help. How come they did not reach out to get Micheal Jackson to get them help, but now you want to pride and pretend you care on knowing his death.

I love & have the outmost respect for Micheal Jackson as a person and an entertainer. My heart goes out to his family. As a child I have always sense in my heart that he had a lonely spirit.

I embrace you in my heart Micheal Jackson, now it is time for you to rest. You have done what you were set out to do.

To all the Hollywood Star's:
Haven't you notice fame is not everything because once you are gone you can't take those material things with you. The only thing you leave behind is what you did and who you are. When you die it is your family at your bedside not your car. Teach love and the heart of giving to our young people like Micheal Jackson did. Most of all keep God first because if you don't you will blinded see to that the people around you are wolves in sheep skin.


Marttie Goodman   June 27th, 2009 10:27 pm ET

It was a great day all over the world when Obama was elected President .Now a few months later we have lost Michael ,And the whole world cries with us . We are the world .RIP We Love You


Karla   June 27th, 2009 10:34 pm ET

I'd like to comment on the question asked!! What Michael Jackson contributed to the world. He literally contributed his entire life and even in death his music & videos will live on!! And that is so sad. This pop icon who was bigger this Elvis Presley because he not only entertained the worldwide, he length of career exceeds Elvis many years. Just think since he was 5 or 6yrs old come on! Never being able to develop & enjoy childhood friends or just a core group of people his on age to hang out with & play.(That maybe why he had such a strong attraction for little kids) Without fear of alternative measures. He transcended barriers before President Obama thru his musical talents, crossing all type of lines.. Funded many charitys to numerous to mention. He employed probably several hundreds of familys from his home staff to roadies etc. The price of his fame was trully so costly for others the cause of his demise. I pray God have mercy on there souls and welcome this weary servant home for his well deserve rest. RIP Michael and my heartfelt sympathy to his children and family!!


Daisy Ilonze   June 27th, 2009 10:43 pm ET

To the Jackson Family;
I still cannot and refuse to believe this news; I do not know what to call it. My heart goes out to you all, I know that with time you will heal from this tragedy. He was the best performer that ever lived. His music will always remain in my heart not in my Ipod.
I want to let you


Mrs. Clark   June 27th, 2009 10:50 pm ET

I wish people would stop comparing Micheal Jackson and Elvis. Micheal Jackson was much much more bigger than Elvis. Elvis was gifted but he also stole music from other groups without giving them their condolences. Sorry, Lisa no disrespect to your father. But Micheal Jackson was only in competition with himself nobody can touch or meet what he has done.


Helen   June 27th, 2009 11:22 pm ET

I just want to say . That when i heard that michael had pass , I was so hurt. I just want to say is that my heart is hurting. And i pray every night that the family will be alright. I will always love michael. He will always be in my heart. So michael i want you to rest in peace. Because everything is going to be alright. I will prey for your family and your mom.

Will always LOVE YOU

Helen


Darlene-North Carolina   June 28th, 2009 1:22 am ET

My family is very heart broken due to a sudden dealth. All of my prays goes out to his children and Family. No more suffering, no more pain ,no more rumors ,nomore crying .Hes in a better place with Lord my four children knows how Excellent A Superstar that he was and his music will live on through his music and pray.


nana   June 28th, 2009 9:21 am ET

This planet lost the last "Peter Pan" and the genius who put word music in our dictionaries...my prayers are with his children and his family...I hope God gives you the strength to continue on..and may he bless his three little angels...it'll never be the same again...


Judith   June 28th, 2009 2:45 pm ET

Hello, Larry
Thank you for your blog.
I am writting fromToronto hoping that you could pass my wish to Michael's fans.
I wish that people that already paid to see Michael on tour, would not claim their refunds on the tickets and that all the money collected be given to Michael's kids and to the well being of his animals.
I think that if fans did something like that, would be best the best tribute they can ever pay to Michael.
Thank you again,
Judith.


Jenn   July 7th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

I have been glued to the memorial service for Micheal Jackson today. I thought it was such a beautiful tribute. I grew up with his music and I felt the pain and sadness today as did everyone else around the world. I loved him and his music will live on forever in our hearts. It is so sad that he had to leave us much too soon. I really think he was such a unique person that, there will be no other, ever! I have cried all day even though I have never personally met MJ, I felt I knew him though his music.

My deep regrets go out to his family and his beautiful childre. May God comfort you in this time of grief.


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