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June 25, 2009

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Posted: 06:28 PM ET

t1home_michael_jackson_05_giWe're following the latest news concerning Michael Jackson being hospitalized. Multiple sources are reporting various stories. CNN & The Larry King Live blog can confirm he has been hospitalized in Los Angeles.

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Billy Burnett   June 25th, 2009 6:54 pm ET

A great loss in the music industry. Thoughts and wishes go out to Michael Jackson family. I was with him on his 1988 the Wall tour as a limousine driver. To this day, the best well put together shows I have ever been involved with. Great perfomer that will be missed.

Billy Burnett
Los Angeles


kimball sterling   June 25th, 2009 6:54 pm ET

Im an old Jackson fan. I remember years ago he was one of the first to want his body frozen in case something changed in science to bring him back to life. Anyone remember or know about this?


Joanne Osinkowski Ontario Canada   June 25th, 2009 6:57 pm ET

Charlies Angel is now one of God's Angels....She fought a hard fight with dignity and class!


Shunkaha   June 25th, 2009 6:57 pm ET

My condolences to his family. Still, this man led an oppressed and self-destructive lifestyle. The question that begs to be asked is, therefore, "How long can one live a fast, self-destructive lifestyle before your body says ENOUGH!!" ?


Sandy Serpa   June 25th, 2009 7:54 pm ET

I am very sadden of Michael Jackson death but I am sure he is experiencing the peace he has looked for and deserved his whole life
Sandy Serpa
Visalia Ca.


Lisa   June 25th, 2009 7:56 pm ET

I am 61 – I grew up with Michael's music but didn't really get into it until about two years ago when my daughter left all of her CD's with me for safe keeping. I put the Best of Michael Jackson into my player and for the last two years I have walked with his music every single day. Every time song number one comes on, BillyJean, it is as though I am hearing it for the first time. This is true of most of the songs...I never get tired of them. I go for the pile of other things to listen to – and somehow, I just can't bring myself to switch. The duo with Paul McCartney gives me goose bumps...I'm not sure why but it's very special.
One day I was out walking with my MJ music and i had this weird thought, that I would study all of Michael's moves and somehow morph into this 61 year old lady who could dance like Michael and sort of replicate his style. If you knew me, you would know how totally out of character this is – and right now as I listen to CNN – they are talking about this level of charisma and I can tell you – THAT level of talent is what inspired me. MJ was totally one of a kind.


mary glynn stelmack   June 25th, 2009 7:59 pm ET

How sad it is that we have Farrah faucett who fought so hard to live and showed such bravery and then Micheal Jackson dies and everybody is of course understandably sad.However for me I am in greif for farrah she will continue to a role model to me. As ryan o neal has said she belongs to the ages and while no one is perfect and i am sure that if she could farrah would tell you she is not perfect she was not a person who was constanly having to pay people off with charges of child molestation. I grew up listiening to him and loved his music , I hope he made peace with his past and that he accepted jesus I know that farrah had a relationship with god and I know where she is .


afanINTHE HAM   June 25th, 2009 7:59 pm ET

thanks LARRY FOR THE KIND WORDS, i WISH OTHERS CAN BE SO KIND- MICHEAL WAS NEVER ACCEPTED BY WHITE AMER. EVEN AFTER HIS AQUITTAL. HE WAS THE BUTT OF MANY JOKES BY WHITE FOLKS.


Vickie Cyrus   June 25th, 2009 8:10 pm ET

Larry, I am very upset by your comment a short time ago...your show was going to be about Farrah... then you say...it's now the past! CNN....you have disrespected her, and her loves ones. WHY...would say something so heartless??? Farrah, has help others with cancer...do you not find that important???


Stephanie Velastegui   June 25th, 2009 8:12 pm ET

My heart is heavy tonight with the passing of this beloved icon. I have been a fan of Michael Jackson my entire life – I cried in joy for him when he was acquitted on child molestation charges and today I cry in deep devastation of a genius talent, an innocent soul and a man who never really was able to live his life the way with the privacy and respect that he deserved. Condolencenses to the Jackson family tonight and my prayers for his children, that they grow up knowing the contribution their father made to the world and how lucky they were to to have him.


Stacy Leissler   June 25th, 2009 8:12 pm ET

I think it is sad that Michael Jackson has past away, we truely have lost a great musical icon,but has everyone complete forgotten the fact that Farrah Fawcett also died this morning too. Farrah deserves to be remembered and they have not as much as mentioned her name...it's Michael...Michael....Michael! It is sad the fact my daughter is 24 years old and never even knew Michael Jackson was once a black man, Larry King just announced it's going to be an all Michael Jackson night....HEY!!!!!!!!!!! LARRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT ABOUT FARRAH?


Matthew Coles   June 25th, 2009 8:13 pm ET

How can we lose 2 cons in one day ?

I grew up with Farrah and Micheal I feel as though a part of me has left this world with them


Ken   June 25th, 2009 8:15 pm ET

We understand changing stories to Michael Jackson's sudden death but to totally dismiss tribute to Farrah now? You STILL need to do her tribute even if it means rescheduling to tomorrow...


Cole   June 25th, 2009 8:17 pm ET

Micheal Jackson was a true american icon and at one time the biggest star in the world. He was one of the best and badest singers at the age of 5 or however with Jackson 5.
Listening to Ill be There by Jackson 5 brings me to tears, then when thinking about how much he did for charity and children and the public tried to bring him down and he was a human just like all of us..He has things that he has low self esteem about and the public exploited that, made him out to be a freak and look weird. So he tried to make himself look like he thougth you wanted him to look like. But i not whats on the outside. I dont care what anyone says aout Micheal hes bigger than Elvis, done more for people and charities than Elvis,,cared more about people than Elvis. Micheal Jackson is the biggest music star to ever die and one of the best people. Humanity lost a great person today, comics lost alot of cruel, jealous jokes about a man whose done more for people than his critics and saved more lives than anyone who youll ever meet or anyone whose ever critisized him...
He revolutionized dance in his later years and there was nothing like seing him dance. Alot of people before my generation talk about seeing elvis on ed sullivan or The Beatles, but for mine it was seeing Micheal Jackson moonwalk for the first time and dance.
Micheal Jackson was a real human being with problems like us all. He made a difference and he should inspire us all,musicians, humanintarians, all people alike. He wasnt perfect, no one is but we hsould learn nto to judge by looks but by the person. What a loss.. All you have to do is go through his music from start to finish..tremendous albums, hits, great music and bad dancing and ths lasted many many many yars. Takes talent and someone special to last that long into todays world. His longevity will be as long as the beatles and the bands from 60s early 70s.


Ken   June 25th, 2009 8:20 pm ET

Farrah was an icon as well and it's sickening you would totally, disrespectfully dismiss her tribute. You just wanted to get the top story and pushed her aside ...What's wrong with this picture??


Donna   June 25th, 2009 8:21 pm ET

MY REGARDS TO THE JACKSON FAMILY. MICHAEL WILL BE SADLY MISSED. I GREW UP WITH HIS MUSIC. HE WAS MY IDOL. R.I.P. MICHAEL.


Ann Navarria   June 25th, 2009 8:26 pm ET

Larry,
You reached an all-time low tonight when you so blatantly cast aside Farrah's passing for the more sensational news story of Michael Jackson – especially now that rumors of drugs are out. I hope Farah's family wasn't watching as you dismissed her as old news at 8:15 ET. I'm disgusted.


Stacy Leissler   June 25th, 2009 8:37 pm ET

How can you say the death of Michael Jackson takes presidence over Farrah Fawcett and she will be recognized at a later date, because every body knew Farrah was dieing and Michael's death was shock...a surprise? Have you lost your MIND? I feel bad for the Jackson family, but they will have him funeral splashed all over ever news channel that will pay them, they will exploit his death to the HILT! I'm sure the cornner will come back with the finding Jackson died of a prescription overdose. Farrah's family will have her quitely laid to rest...the way it should be! She fought a hard fight with dignity and class and she will be laid to rest with class too!


Toni   June 25th, 2009 8:42 pm ET

I realize that Michael Jackson is huge to cover with regards to his recent passing, but please don't forget Farrah especially after that wonderful documentary she did along with how she lived her final days. Just a shame it's being over shadowed by Jackson.

Thanks


Betty   June 25th, 2009 8:45 pm ET

My heart goes out to his Family and Children. He was an Excellant Singer and Entertainer! He will be Greatly MISSED!!!! From:Betty in S.C.


Mechell Estein-Colon   June 25th, 2009 8:49 pm ET

May God grant you the peace and serenity, you never received on earth. You are being missed already Michael. You were loved around the world. You taught the world to sing in perfect harmony. You brought joy to my world, growing up with your music. I feel as a piece of me left with you.

Rest in peace Michael ..................... We will always remember you

Mechelle
San Juan< Puerto Rico


Lynda   June 25th, 2009 8:54 pm ET

I know the M. Jackson death is a shocker, but I hate to see Farrah's death just get tossed to the side. Even Larry on CNN earlier made it sound like his show tonight would just toss her aside.


DDiane   June 25th, 2009 9:00 pm ET

Hi Larry, I am deeply sadened. Couldn't believe it when I first heard
of his passing. Michael was ridiculed and exploited by money hungry
folks. I never believed in the slightest that he ws a pedophile.
I was hoping to see one of his future shows and bring my 18 year old
niece. For those who never saw him perform, I feel sorry for them.
They have missed seeing the greatest performer in the world.
I on the other hand, have seen him 3 times.
I extend my sympathy to his family and especially his children.
May Michael's music live on forever!


Jane Lancellotti   June 25th, 2009 9:04 pm ET

While Michael Jackson was our idol, Peter Pan was his. Now the man from Neverland who never grew up will never grow old.


Tabitha   June 25th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

All I have to say is that all ya'll crazy people worship michael jackson like he's a god but I for one only worship the LORD, JESUS, and the Holy Spirit! And I guarantee that all his money will not help him infront of "the JUDGE" this time!!!


Belinda   June 25th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Hi. I'm from Barcelona (Spain) and I'm so shocked.
He will be loved forever.


Ann   June 25th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Michael Jackson converted to Islam and died a Muslim man..What are his family's thought on this and will he receive a Islamic burial? What is Cnn's thought on this subject? Thanks


Ann   June 25th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

It's constantly being mentioned that the first time Michael Jackson appeared on TV was at the age of 8. That is not true! I first saw Michael Jackson at age 5 ( or all most 5) perform a Frank Sinatra Song (One for the Money and Two for the road) wearing the hat and trench coat , leaning against a lamp pole just like Frank Sinatra did when performing that number. It was on the Andy Williams special.
I remember commenting to my husband that little boy will become very famous one day!!!!
I can't believe that no one remembers that!
I do and I've never forgotton.


Dodie ~ California   June 25th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

I must tell you, very little ever shakes me up… But the death of Michael Jackson shook my world to the core. He was my icon especially in the 1980s with the album “Thriller” I would drive 200 miles every day in order to attend a university and I would always rely on his music to keep me awake in the late night driving home over the Cajon pass.

I am speechless… I guess still in shock! This was unexpected!


Gregg   June 25th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

How can you the media be so into honoring M.Jac.,?
Farrah was on my wall as a kid...
A woman who was sexy, independent,strong and career oriented.
A woman that a man could set standards(a goal). with.
She never was brought up on charges of child malestation or held a baby out the window...
Farrah didn't biuld a house/ranch that entertains "just" kids...
M.Jac.went broke from buying off kids & their families!
--(O.J.Simpson)
No... I'm not racist.
What charities was Mike involved with?


Bernadette Baker   June 25th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

How dare Cher refer to Michael behavior as strange at this time. It came over as insensative.


Bruce Ulanet   June 25th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

I feel bad for the loss of a human life. He was a very troubled soul and I feel bad for that. He didn't have things easy.


Clara R   June 25th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

My sympathy goes out to the family, friends and fans of Michael Jackson. His music has truly enriched our world. When comparing his life with past world renowned performers don't forget to remember the untimely death of Mario Lanza at 38 years of age in 1959 who, at his death, was like Michael world renowned and adored by millions. .


Nancy Hempel   June 25th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

My heart goes out to his children and family. We will always remember Micheal Jackson and his lendgency. I will pray for his family. He will be sadly miss. But we shouldn't mourn we should be celebrating his memory


Melinda Sawyer   June 25th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I am disappointed with your show for airing the ET picture of MJ being worked on by the paramedics.


avny   June 25th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Showing the last pic of Michael Jackson in the ambulance is both appaulilng and disrespectful I cannot believe the lack of class both ET and CNN have shown in airing that photograph. I changed the channel.


Beverly   June 25th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I am very saddened by the death of Michael Jackson. I think he had a very tragic life. However, I am glad that Larry did take time to talk about Farrah Fawcett. She was also an icon and deserves her time on this day also.

Thank you.


Gregg   June 25th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Why did you block that?
No foul language...
To sensitive to public opinion?
How is it that they are not interveiwing m.Caulkin about
his buddy's death?
Interview the families and kids that accused Jackson!!


rob   June 25th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Larry, that was in really poor taste and low class to show that picture of MJ on the stretcher. I am disappointed in you. You could/should have refused to show that out of respect... Shame.


carole   June 25th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

How sad ! Rest in peace, god bless


Lynda   June 25th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Larry gave Farrah about 3 minutes with Cher. I am so disappointed with Larry. I'm sure he has some say in how his show is done. The least he could have done is split this hour. 1/2 for Jackson and 1/2 for Farrah.

If he had passed on the long-winded Celine than there would have been plenty of time for Farrah.


marie   June 25th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I AM SO SO SAD OVER THE DEATH OF MICHAEL, I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED HIS MUSIC AND HIS ENTERTAINMENT, 25 YEARS AGO MY SON STARTED TO STAND AND ONE DAY HE WAS SCREAMING AND HITTING THE COUCH TRYING TO STAY UP, WHAT HE WAS SCREAMING TO WAS MICHEAL JACKSON MUSIC. I ALWAYS PLAYED IT WHILE I WAS PREGNANT AND AFTERWARDS FOR HIM. HE TOO IS SAD TONIGHT.


MISTY COKER/ALA.   June 25th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I THINK THAT WHATEVER NETWORK OR NEWS SHOW THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT PIC. OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED!!!!!MICHAEL JACKSON WAS A VERY PRIVATE PERSON AND TO TAKE HIS LAST MOMENTS AND SHOW EVERYONE IN THE WORLD WAS TOTALLY UNCALLED FOR.THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS COMMON RESPECT OF HIS PRIVACY SHOULD HAVE BEEN RESPECTED.AND AS ONE OF HIS FANS I HOPE HIS FAMILY SUES WHOEVER IS RESP. FOR THAT PICTURE


Belinda   June 25th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Excuse me but Farra is Farra and Michael is MICHAEL, in my personal opinion!!!!! is not the same!!!!.


Jackie Keith   June 25th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I'm so sad about Micheal. I'm 46 yrs old. I remember when my mom a divorce mother of four, bought the Jackson Five Album. We danced the night away. We had calls the next day and wk., from family's . Thier kids were not aloud to come over anymore. Because we listen to..."black music" My mom died 2 yrs ago. I'm so glad she shared that music with us. I've shared it with my three kids. My family continues to dance the night away to the music that moves us. Jackie Keith


rob   June 25th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

and all you said was what great journalism that was. Jeez Larry. You're a piece of work.


rob   June 25th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

dumbass


Paul Edemu   June 25th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

They say some people were born great, while greatness was foisted on some others. Notwithstanding how greatness is achieved, greatness is by no means a cheap commodity. Michael Jackson's 50-year sojourn on earth actually underscores a pervasive fact of life that you can’t have it all. The Guinness Book of Records titled him the ‘Most Successful Entertainer of All Time’, yet he wanted more. He always wanted to surpass his past achievements, thereby catapulting himself to a demigod status.

The controversies that surrounded his recluse life pointed to another fact of life that money cannot buy happiness because you cannot eat your cake and have it. He missed a childhood that normal children had and he became a weird adult, which he acknowledged in his Childhood song. He had to battle series of allegations of improper conduct with children, which though never proved, dealt an irredeemable blow on the public perception of him.

To say that I’m pained and heartbroken is an understatement because I was hopeful that he was going to really pull it off with his planned comeback tour. I dare say that this irreparable loss is worse than the current global recession.


Laylita   June 25th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

He was an orginal Icon, how do you say good bye to someone who lite this world, never forgotten, your true spirts will always be surrounded by this one king of pop. He was a true strong person but at the end you see that he was deterating slowly, its so sad. May you rest in Peace Michael


rob   June 25th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

QUICK, Larry get someone inside the coroner's room to take pics of MJ while they cut him open! What great journalism that would be.


MISTY COKER/ALA.   June 25th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

AS PRIVATE A PERSON AS HE WAS, I HOPE PEOPLE CAN CONTINUE TO RESPECT HIS PRIVACY EVEN THOUGH THE PRESS IS A CIRCUS AND WILL EXPLOIT ANYBODY TO MAKE A DOLLAR


lolita   June 25th, 2009 10:14 pm ET

larry how can you say farrah is not as importen as michael they are the same a person who die they bouth have family who love them so think befor you talk


MISTY COKER/ALA.   June 25th, 2009 10:16 pm ET

GOODBYE MICHEAL-NOONE CAN HURT YOU N-E MORE


kenny   June 25th, 2009 10:22 pm ET

feel badly for his children,,,,who will raise them now ???


Linda Ortiz   June 25th, 2009 10:23 pm ET

A major loss......
Thank you Michael for bringing us all of your talent. You will be missed.


Gaston Acebey   June 25th, 2009 10:28 pm ET

Michael was definetly an icon, idol and great artist. He brought joy to our world, more than 2 generatios grew up with his music. I'm deeply sad and can't believe "THIS IS IT!"

Gaston Acebey
BOLIVIA


Kashan   June 25th, 2009 10:49 pm ET

Was Michael Jackson muslim? and if so will he have a muslim burial?


Shawn White   June 25th, 2009 10:49 pm ET

In spite of what people may think or say or accuse him of, I grew up on the music of the Jackson 5, the Jacksons, & Michael Joseph Jackson. The world has lost a great entertainer. Many feel that God had other plans for Michael, but this was in God's plan. So there is another angel named Michael and my heart and prayers go out to MIchael and his family. God Bless You Michael Joseph Jackson, Thank you for sharing your God's gift to the world!!!


Margaret   June 25th, 2009 10:51 pm ET

Shame on CNN- Not well done.

I was a big Jackson Five fan and later, a Michael Jackson fan. I very much admire everything that he accompished and represented.

Tonight, I was very disappointed at how Farrah Fawcett's death was acknowledged as unexpected and sad, and then postioned as eclipsed by Michael Jackson's death.. and then immediately consigned to the past.. It took my breath away with how utterly insensitive CNN treated her death. Nominal.. at best.

I can't imagine how that made her family and friends feel. I doubt that made Michael Jackson fans feel comfortable either. They know how the media can treat people.

She demonstrated talent and true grit through her fight with cancer. She deserved better than what she recieved tonight on CNN. However.. not as sensational.. not as many viewers..???

Maybe CNN did her family a huge favour by positioning her death as already part of history and therefore deflecting media attention.

But.. shame on Larry King, the producer sand CNN all the same.....I expected better of all of you.

Not well done!


Dodie ~ California   June 25th, 2009 11:02 pm ET

Michael Jackson has transformed music forever.

(((He may be gone but he will never be forgotten!)))


Linda Gallagher   June 25th, 2009 11:13 pm ET

I watched Larry King tonight and was saddened to find out that the show airing at 9:00 was originally supposed to be dedicated to Farrah Fawcett. Farrah's airing was pushed aside and the hour was dedicated to the death of Michael Jackson. Larry also indicated that there would be another live airing of the Michael Jackson story "live" at midnight EST.

Farrah fought the battle of her life with grace and dignity for the last three years and I think it is very sad that the Larry King show thought so little of Farrah and her battle that she was replaced by a man that squandered his life away. Yes indeed, Michael Jackson was a pop icon; however, he is/was a far cry from the cute little five year old that was discovered by Ms. Ross. A man whose Off the Wall album sold 27 million copies died renting a home and on the brink of bankruptcy. A man that probably died from a prescription drug overdose. Who really cares? What can we learn from him?

Larry – you should have aired the Farrah story –


Margaret   June 25th, 2009 11:15 pm ET

By the way, I understated how much I admired Michael Jackson! I used to dance the Jackson Five.. part of my early teens.. Thriller and everything else.. I know all the words..

I just think that you can't go from a whole show about Farah.. to the way they treated her.

Obviously, Michael was huge, but that doesn't mean that you treat others with disrespect.

JMO


Marianne Keenan   June 25th, 2009 11:20 pm ET

I am sorry that Michael Jackson has passed away. He was truly a remarkable entertainer. I feel he was misunderstood. I AM, HOWEVER, VERY SORRY HOW HIS PASSING IS TAKING ON THE NATIONAL LIMELIGHT. OUR FOCUS NEEDS TO BE ON THE PEOPLE OF IRAN AND THEIR FIGHT FOR FREEDOM. It must be our priority to recognize and support the plight of the Iranian Freedom Fighters. They need our support. It would be good if we all joined with the Iranians and flew balloons with Neda's name on the balloons.

Marianne Keenan


Billie   June 25th, 2009 11:23 pm ET

I was in a state of shock hearing of Michael Jackson death. I cried like I would for a loss family member. I realized that I had grew up with Michael from the beginning of his singing career as a Jackson 5 until now. I am of that same age, loved him then, and always will. My children know of his genius, his music, his generosity. He not only was the major force in "We are the World" , he practiced giving long before other entertainers did. Michael is an iconic legend, and his gift was shared with the world. He is an international spirit, touching lives despite language barriers, that was his human nature. RIP Jehovah's angel!


Kody   June 25th, 2009 11:26 pm ET

When it rain, it pours, I will miss this Man, he was much more than Elvis and Sintra. He Broke barriers as well as dance moves. He went out in style and contraversy as was his character! RIP


JALAL (Saudi Arabia)   June 25th, 2009 11:29 pm ET

I’m an arabic man who’s proud to be one of Michael Jackson’s fan.
I’m so sad for losing such an icon whose music will remain for such a looong period of time. His songs were as a tourch that made people come together.
i’m writting thoes words with eyes fill of tears for loosing my #1 artist, singer, and most of all, the angel of peace.

Rest In Peace Michael

You Will Be Always in our Hreat

God Bless Your Soul


zandra   June 25th, 2009 11:37 pm ET

i'm so sadden by the news of michael jackson's death my 14 year old son and i were just at the apollo 75th anniversary gala where they honored patti labelle, quincy jones, and bill and camille cosby my son had the pleasure of singing who's loving you by the jackson 5 on the apollo stage this song has earned my son 3 apollo amateur nite wins awaiting his 4th performance in oct. my son idolize this great man he has often been compared to michael jackson with his god given talent to sing and hoped to one day have met this man my son has song called one more chance on his music myspace page that honors this great man our prayers is with the family


Dodie ~ California   June 26th, 2009 12:01 am ET

I have always felt that there was a very deep sadness with Michael Jackson.

He preformed brilliantly as a child to be accepted by his father and that transcended to his fans. But he was intelligent and knew his acceptance was only based on his performance… not who he was inside! I don’t think MJ ever accepted himself… and that sets up a profound sadness.


Troy (From Calgary, AB)   June 26th, 2009 12:03 am ET

Like him or not, but MTV would have never existed without Michael Jackson. He was the Prime example of a music video. A great achievement despite his troubles over the years.

We have seen Michael's success and we have seen Michael's failures.

Losing him at 50 years of age is painful to the world.

A young Icon that left way too early.


Claudette Robinson   June 26th, 2009 12:05 am ET

Michael Jackson an extraordinary musical genius and a talent larger than life. My heart felt condolences to Katherine & Joe. May God grant the family peace & comfort during this time.

-Ms. Claudette Robinson "First Lady of Motown" & Member of The Miracles


paul nicolosi   June 26th, 2009 12:07 am ET

some of you may not remember michael jackson's Earth Song...It is a veryh powerful song

you should play the video!

Paul
Seattle


David George   June 26th, 2009 12:10 am ET

I am a struggling recording artist of 25 years. I had dreams of meeting two icons in the music business. One was Quincey Jones and the other was Micheal Jackson. He was my hope, my inspiration to keep persuing my career. I feel like I lost a family member when I heard of his death. Though you are gone, you will never be forgotten Micheal. R.I.P my brother. Thank you God for loaning him to us for a season. PS. I believe I'll keep persuing my career because I know that Micheal would tell me that if he was still with us. God Bless the Jackson family and just know that God doesn't make any mistakes. Hold your head up Jackson family.


Fatima   June 26th, 2009 12:12 am ET

The world will truly miss Michael Jackson. His untimely death has truly saddened me. I hope he is at peace now. I wish the media will continue to focus on all the good he did. He gave so much to so many, and he deserves to be remembered for the remarkable person that he was.
God bless you Michael and may you rest in peace.


Anahita   June 26th, 2009 12:26 am ET

Michael was the most talented, yet most misunderstood gentle being.
He was a tourmented soul.I was in Nepal in 1990, on a spiritual journey, one day on the way to tibetan boarder trying to get a galimpse of Mount Everst, when my driver turned up the radio to it's max on the sound of "BEAT IT", it was so irry, up in the Himalays,mezmorized by its beauty and mystery, listing to Micahel, then the driver turned to me and said, You from America, I like Micheal.
He was the voice of our planet, one of it's gentle souls and a true child
You are free now, No one really understood you here.


janette   June 26th, 2009 12:26 am ET

How sad for some folks to take time to interject their hate.Like
Phil and Gregg.


Dave   June 26th, 2009 12:27 am ET

May Michaels spirit find the peace denied in this lifeand may he live on in the hearts of those who loved him.


linda   June 26th, 2009 12:48 am ET

I thought it was so insensitive of Smokey Robinson to imply how Michael Jackson was the bigger story than Farrah Fawcett because his death was unexpected. No one can argue that Farrah Fawcett fought a tough battle and did it with such dignity and courage and yet she is put to the back burner. CNN is such disappointing tonight. Both deserve the headlines.


Alex   June 26th, 2009 12:48 am ET

I am surprised to see these many people praising him today when they stood on the side and let the media murder him alive. The funny thing about Americans is they are quick at praising their hero and faster than lightening speed at bringing them down too. Just look what you are doing to Phelps...nurture them and help them when they are in trouble than speeding their death. I feel terrible sad that he went this way before he gets back the respect he was robed.


ibenali   June 26th, 2009 12:50 am ET

Michael Jackson converts to Islam and changes name to Mikaeel


Dodie ~ California   June 26th, 2009 12:51 am ET

Michael Jackson has transformed music forever.

(((He may be gone but HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN )))


Leslie   June 26th, 2009 12:56 am ET

WHAT IS THE PRESLEY FAMILY SAYING......can't you get a comment from Lisa?????????


gena   June 26th, 2009 1:02 am ET

To the Jackson family my heart pour out for yall lose. Micheal Jackson will never be forgotten nor his music that live thru us. Micheal will be miss very much but thru his music and picture he still will be alive. I was raise on his music when he would come on bet everybody in my family would stop doing what they were doing and run to the t.v. Now i have kids and now my kids listen to his music. My love go out to the family and ill keep yall in my prayer. He in a better place and not being judge like here on earth. We are bless for the family to let use hear his music, to let him be in our life, and to let use love music. WE LOVE U MICHEAL. U WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN NO MATTER WHAT.


diane raynard   June 26th, 2009 1:47 am ET

i am 50 and i loved m.j. i had posters of him growing up on my bdrm walls my kids liked him, he was truly amazing, as an artist but i'm sure their some young brave men out their cheering tonite that justice was finally done. what are we teaching are children when everybody is saying what a great man he is, when he himself admits to sleeping with young boys. if he had no talent the world would have strung him up long time ago. i do feel sorry for his family and his childhood but come on people, he even bought his children, you can do that, i guess rich people can.


Ann Flagella   June 26th, 2009 2:01 am ET

Michael Jackson touched the heart of so many people... we grew up with him. It was as if he was all of our best friend from our childhood. You know, there are very few things in this world that brings people together anymore. Michael will be one of the last "greats" to do this. The record industry has changed and everybody is very "individualized" in everything they do from downloading songs, to being on the internet. There really isn't anybody that can have this kind of effect on this many people. The last time was when Princess Diana died. Only very very special people in this world have this kind of power and will be missed this much. May God Bless you Michael, and your family. You are an angel and we are so very blessed to have known you and your talent.


lisa   June 26th, 2009 2:21 am ET

please please don't ever say one of the greatest,he is THE GREATEST.his music,his dance,his generousty,his love for everyone,his charity work. no one will take over his place he is irreplacable,incomparable.sorry that fauccet diet today.but it is just un fourtunete.if any body died today no matter who will be toased aside.because people believed MJ was immortal.or death wont have any power on him.


lisa   June 26th, 2009 2:40 am ET

and the other thing,do not compare him to Elvis Presley. or any other.Presley was only famous here in the US. or canada or UK may be Eroupe but MJ was worldwide,Japan China Africa East Asia what are you talking about.please out of respect do not compare him.no one in entertainment can be like MJ.he was exolted almost to divinity in entertainment.People never passed out because they heard some other singer singing.but they did to MJ singing or performing.
It doesn't matter what his personal life was everyone makes mistake.But i personally don't believe he did what some greedy people and the media said of him.but no matter what he made America what it is. his contribution is way beyond words can express.The Greatest Lost for US and the whole world.


lisa   June 26th, 2009 2:47 am ET

i actually don't have words for this shock,but it feels like the the sun just suddenly fall down.and it is dark where you can't see a light.


lisa   June 26th, 2009 3:01 am ET

and funniest of all.America .you kept quiet while the media murder him now you are saying he was great. really childish.what a child country never matures.he would have gotten a fair chance if he was in a different country.


Oli ,Toronto,Canada   June 26th, 2009 3:36 am ET

Michael Jackson was a true icon in all accounts.He inspired the whole world irrespective of race,color,cast,creed,gender,religion with his music and youthful enthusiasm.He touched everybody's life in all nooks and corners of the world.His sudden demise will create a void in the music industry,and at the same time an era of a music maestro has gone forever with his death.But inspite of his death his music wil transcend,and inspire the musicians to come....With his music and albums he changed the face of the music industry forever.Truly he was a "King of the Pop Music."He was such an ICONIC FIGURE who will be remembered in the History of Mankind.


Alexander   June 26th, 2009 4:48 am ET

I Dear not a person but a Country that can achieve what Michael has achieved in his 50 years in this World.


Alexander   June 26th, 2009 5:10 am ET

I Dear not a person but a Country that can achieve what Michael has achieved in his 50 years in this World.
I think that life is full of contradiction ,but what you achieved through your life time is what you are; after all we( the people ) are so good at putting our real achievers down.
Michael’s life was miserable but he thought as a lesson to all of us especially for minority. Let me leave with this with question.

IF ELVIS was BLACK what would the media have said about him ?????.

MICHEAL is one of the strongest people I ever knew about, and God will give a bit of his power and dedication to all of as.


inez   June 26th, 2009 8:26 am ET

feel badly for the 3 children..


Eze Okorocha   June 26th, 2009 8:44 am ET

Michael Jackson is without a doubt one of America's greatest brands and cultural export to the world. As an African, he endeared me and I believe a host of others to America. Why is the Obama whitehouse so silent?


Nadine Clinton   June 26th, 2009 10:52 am ET

MIchael touched many hearts i'm the same age , I WANT YOU BACK,NEVER CAN SAY GOOD BYE, HIT after HIT . HE is worthy of all media coverage, my son is 23 & his generation also grew up with Mike my Heart goes out to JACKSON family & all MOTOWN familyI feel a empty feeling after hearing of his passing. GOD NEEDED ANOTHER ANGEL IN HIS HEAVENLY CHOIR. R I P


Nadine   June 26th, 2009 11:13 am ET

People I read some really negative comments OUR NATION NEED TO ,UNITE we are aware about FARRAH fight , Michael GOOD OUT WEIGH HIS NEGATIVES , MJ was like a member of the family the little boy from GARY, TRUELY A LEGEND SO FOLKS THAT THINK THE MEDIA GAVE MORE AIR TIME THEN FARRAH ,GROW UP AS A NATION WE'RE ALL HURTING . MJ IS WORTHY OF ALL THE COVERAGE . SO LINDA TUNE IN SOME WHERE ELSE LARRY KING WAS'NT ONLY SHOW AIRING ON FARRAH & HONESTLY NOT AS POPULAR .....FLA GIRL MJ R I P


Alyssa Najduch   June 26th, 2009 11:26 am ET

I would like to offer my prayers for his family. He will always be remembered.


Judy Graziosi   June 26th, 2009 11:39 am ET

My heart goes out to his family, as a parnet you should never have to bury your children.

Let's just hope that his family can have the time and respect to grieve in peace.

This is such a shock to all who knew him personally and the fans that loved him.


Ayyur MBarek OULEMDA   June 26th, 2009 1:13 pm ET

I am from a small Berber village in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.I was very shocked when I heard about the death of MICHEAL JACKSON yesterday on CNN. I couldn't believe it.While I was watching TV, I was crying, I couldn't stop weeping like a child. I remembered when I first listened to his song (BAD). I remembered my teenage time. At that time I didn't know English but I like his music.It was MICHEAL JACKSON that motivated me to learn English.
I wanted to know what he was singing.I kept exchanging his cassettes with my girlfriend.We loved him too. Later on I discovred other songs: Thriller,dangerous,you re not alone,Earth song,screem,....That why I enrolled in the English department in our university.Despite his enemies' rumours about his reputation I keep loving him and his songs. He is eternal he could not be dead. MY SINCEER CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY AND AMERICANS AND ALL HIS FANS ALLROUND THE WORLD. MICHEAL IS NOT DEAD


Stacy Leissler   June 26th, 2009 3:35 pm ET

Yesterday was truely a sad day in history. Two icons...YES! I said two icons both just as popular, just in different ways. It was a truely devastating day. I was devastated in two ways. No matter how much you try to prepare for the death of anyone...it is still just as devastating. To loss Michael was a true shock. The second way I was truely devastated was the fact that CNN put aside, put on the back burner, the death of Farrah when the air time should have been shared...equally!

I personally grew up with both Michael and Farrah. I loved them both. I had both white friends and black friends who grew singing and dancing to Michaels music while wishing they were Farrah with all her beauty and grace! May they both rest in peace!!

Now not to further devastate anyone...BUT let's face some facts here!

1. Michael is DEAD!
2. Farrah never molested a child, male or female, nor was she charged with molesting a child!!! Nor did she pay off the a family from being charged!
3. Farrah had a child, she didn't buy her child...Michael paid off the mother of his "SUPPOSED" children.
4. Farrah gave and worked for numerous charities as did Michael.
5. Farrah was not "hooked" on prescription drugs, Michael was!
6. Farrah "HAS" an estate, does Michael? He was $440 million in debt and lived in a rented home, I wonder if this was from paying off the mother of his "supposed" children and the families of his accusers?
7. I've heard it said...his good out weighed his bad! Well just to let you know Dr. KIlvorkian help those who were truely in pain, take their own lives to put them out of misery. However he was still a muderer and rotted in prison, his good did not out weigh his his bad...and neither did Michael's! He admittedly slept with little boys...he said he was "loving" the children.
8. I've heard it said Michael compares to no one...WHAT? I guess no one ever fainted at the mere sight of Elvis, no one ever fainted at the touch of the Beatles. Give me a break! Elvis and the Beatles had the same if not more of an effect on people then Michael.
9. Right now you walk up to "ANY" 10 year old child and them if they have ever heard of or know an Elvis song and they do, you ask them about the Beatles and they know...the Beatles have not been around since the 60's and Elvis has been dead for 32 years...Will a 10 year old child know who or any thing about Michael Jackson...32 years from now?

What are we teaching our children by denying these facts? Please tell me...Am I missing something?


Taiwo - Big Tee   June 26th, 2009 4:05 pm ET

The Golden Child died At a Golden Age … What can I say, R.I.P. M J and continue living wherever you are maybe you will find peace. You are a legend.


Linda   June 26th, 2009 5:54 pm ET

I cannot believe that Larry King is going to ignore Farrah Fawcett again tonight. He obviously doesn't read how his viewers feel, he just likes the high ratings the MJ brings him.

I hope Mr. King when you die, that someone a lot more important than you dies the same day, and you are ignored the way you have ignored Farrah ,calling you yesterdays news.She tried to help others documenting her cancer trial, MJ was a drug addict who cared about no one but himself.

It sures goes to show you what is in the minds of CNN for allowing so much coverage on this man.

Is this a news channel or an MJ fan club show. You need to read your blogs sir and respect the wishes of the people who put you where you are. If we don't watch your show you won't be in business very long.

Toronto


jomarie   June 26th, 2009 6:22 pm ET

it's sad that michael died, but farrah faucett died also, but she was bumped off because everyone thinks that michael is more important than her. well, farrah taught us how to fight against cancer and not to give up. she also let us in on her theraphy and all the other bad days that she was having. that was no easy doings. she really suffered with cancer and yet she was so very brave. i respect her more for what she taught me. fight like hell and die with dignityand respect. also, never give up unless you absolutly have to. what a great example for all of us to follow. i hope that you larry king can do a beautiful piece on her and devote an hour or two on her like and courage.


Giancarlo Mirabella   June 26th, 2009 6:55 pm ET

Hi Larry,

Hopefully someone on the panel can answert this question. After listening to the 911 call I am just wondering why Michael's personal Doctor laid him on the bed when performing CPR rather than laying him on the floor which is the proper procedure, and if you listen carefully the 911 agent actually told the person at Michael's home to lay him on the floor.


kenny   June 26th, 2009 7:37 pm ET

Madonna cannot stop drying.../a news report/ & Liz Taylor in shock/...


Chris   June 26th, 2009 8:04 pm ET

Everybody wonder why this has happened. The answer is right in front of us. Media speaks about Michel the super star, not about a human being. I think he only wanteded to be left alone. Forever. Let's try to be more decent. Rest in peace Michael.


JANET HUNTER   June 26th, 2009 8:36 pm ET

DEAR LARRY KING:
RE: "THE ENABLER"

IT'S A TRADEGY FOR THOSE WHO REMAIN BEHIND TO LOSE THE LIFE OF A LOVED ONE, FRIEND OR AN AMERICAN ICON LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON, AND LET'S NOT FORGET FARAH FAWCETT, ED MCMAHAN, ANNA NICOLE AND OTHERS WHO HAVE PASSED ON.

THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, GREAT ENTERTAINERS WE CAME TO KNOW, ADORED AND LOVED. WE RELATED TO ALL THROUGHOUT OUR CHILDHOOD DAYS TO NOW.
WE GREW UP WITH THEM. WE WILL MISS THEM.

IT WILL BE MOST INTERESTING TO KNOW MORE ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON'S CAUSE OF DEATH.

CNN INTERVIEWED WITH A "RENOWNED DOCTOR" TODAY WHO BRUSHED ON THE SO CALLED "ENABLER." THIS IS FAST BECOMING A KEY ISSUE IN OUR LIFETIME BECAUSE EVERYDAY PEOPLE DIE FROM ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE WHILE BEING SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE KNOWN AS "THE ENABLER."

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS "AA" IS A LONG TIME WELL FOUNDED PROGRAM GEARED TOWARD HELPING PEOPLE IN NEED TO KICK THE DEVIL'S HABITS. AA COINED THE WORD "ENABLER" MANY MOONS AGO.

WILL YOU PLEASE DO A PROGRAM ASAP ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING WITHIN AMERICA'S SOCIETY, ALL THE DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE AND DEATHS. "THE ENABLER'" WHO ENABLES
AND STANDS BY ONLY TO KEEP ONE ON THEIR PATH OF SELF DESTRUCTION TO THEIR DEATH. WHAT A TRAVESTY TO BE AMONG LOSING ONE.

AMERICA NEEDS HELP WITH THIS.

I FEEL THAT IF MICHAEL JACKSON'S DEATH IS FOUND TO BE RELATED TO DRUG ABUSE, WE WILL VERY SHORTLY SEE NEW LAWS PASSED THAT WILL HOLD ACCOUNTABLE PERSONS WHO ARE PERSONALLY INVOLVED, LIVNG WITH ONE, AND IN THE KNOW WITH DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ABUSE RELATED DEATHS. THIS LAW SHOULD BE CALLED "THE ENABLER LAW."

IT MAY BE THAT THE ENABLER DOES NOT WHERE TO GO OR WHAT TO DO TO GET HELP OR HOW TO HOLD AN INTERVENTION.

THERE ARE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS SPENT EVERYDAY TO TAKE CARE OF A FALLEN ONE IN A REHAB FACILITY TO NO AVAIL.
THE DRUG ADDICT OR ALCOHOLIC CAN CHECK THEMSELVES OUT AT ANYTIME.
SOMETHING HAS HAPPEN TO BREAK THIS MONEY TRAIL.
SOMEONE NEEDS TO STEP UP IN AMERICA AND BRING ON BOARD A NEW PLAN TO HELP THESE POOR SOULS AND STOP THE ABUSE.

AMERICA NEEDS A WAKE UP CALL.. MICHAEL JACKSON'S DEATH MAY VERY WELL PROVE TO BE THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG. AMERICA NEEDS TO STOP SO MANY DEATHS EVERY DAY FOR THOSE WHO HELPLESSLY ARE FALLING OUT OF LIFE.

LARRY, GOD BLESSES YOU. AMERICA HAS FAITH IN YOU....
THAT SAID, PLEASE REACH OUT THROUGH THE AIRWAVES.
YOU WILL BE HELPING TO SAVE LIVES WITH SUCH A GREAT FORUM OR 2, 3 AND HELPING AMERICAN'S TO UNDERSTAND THE TRADEGY THAT AWAITS ONE SHOULD YOU BE AN "ENABLER."

I AM SURE "AA" WOULD BE THERE FOR YOU. YOU AND CNN PROGRAM WILL BE AN EDUCATION SESSION FOR AMERICA. WILL REACH OUT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO GET OFF THE COUCH.
YOU MAY HAVE SOMEONE WHO NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW.
MAYBE A LOVED ONE, A MOTHER OR FATHER, BROTHER OR SISTER, A FRIEND, A NEIGHBOR OR OTHER FAMILY MEMBER.
DON'T WAIT....HELP IS HERE IN AMERICA.

LET'S FACE IT....LIFE IS SHORT, LET'S HAVE A CRUSADE TO STOP "THE ENABLERS." IN THEIR TRACK AND HELP THEM TO UNDERSTAND WHY AND WHAT THEY ARE REALLY DOING.
WHERE TO GO TO GET HELP.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING.
GOD BLESS YOU LARRY KING
GOD BLESS AMERICA


ELOPEE (PETER ELOSIA, MBKS)   June 26th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

As the presenter and Executive Producer of ELOPEE HOTSTARS MAGAZINE TELEVISION PROGRAMME, I featured musical videos of MJ regularly and viewers looked forward to his new releases through my programme in the 80s and early 90s. He had a great heart. The world told so many lies about him, stole from him and killed him. I could not help him financially but I prayed for him. His spirit will fight for him against those that are preparing to tell more lies against him, even in death.
May His Soul Rest in Perfect Peace.
ELOPEE (ELOSIA PETER, MBKS)


jan-Fraser Stanley David Coward   June 26th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

It is a real loss to the music world the death of Michael Jackson.
I was always a big fan for over 20 years.
I had his record Thriller I even have the Thriller video.
Sometimes I think if the press and media had kept they're distance more often with him this may not have happen.
The music world has suffered a huge loss of an extrodinary talent

my thoughts are with his fmaily and friends


sylvie   June 26th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

i just cannot believe it
just talent & now is gone; still can't believe it
he is just an amazing man (will not use was); he is a supertar & will always be
can't believe the doctor that was with him,
how come he was hocked up to any machines??
call was at 12:26 , why only pronounced almost 2 hours after??
when he was pulled from helicopter, was strange that cloth was tightly wrapped around him
who was the person who called 911??

a genius, very talented, perfectionist, = a superstar
best to his family & friends
i ... i just can't believe it .... we not accept he is gone


Brandy   June 26th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I use to be a fan of Larry King, but the way you are handling the passing of Michael Jackson by asking questions on old charges that he was never charged on and to speak about his personal issues versus who he was is tasteless, to talk about him being on drugs is ridiculous how about wait until the toxicology report comes back, I will no longer watch your show. I know your a reporter but at a time like this when America is tuning in to you for memorable moments of Michael you would think one would show just a little bit more character.


TERRY GAINOUS   June 26th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE MEMORY OF MICHAEL JACKSON I THINK THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BUY PURPLE AND WHITE BALLOONS PLACE THEM ONTHEIR HOUSES, RIBBONS ON TREES , AND THE DAY OF THE FUNERAL ADD A BLACK BALLOON . THIS WILL BE OUR WAY OF EXPRESSING THAT WE ARE THE WORLD


Rosemary   June 26th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

I was sad to hear Michael Jackson die yesterday. I listen to music of Jackson 5 as well that of Michael's.while growing up in Jersey City during 1960s and 1970s. My sympathies go out to his family. He and his music will be missed by all including myself.


katie   June 26th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

So Sad. what else is there to say

GOD Bless his children and family

he was a great performer-will be surely missed


Rebecca Bayne   June 26th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

As a young mother of pre-teen daughters, I was immediately impacted by Michael's talent, from his 5-year old appearances with his brothers and sister to his growing genius as an entertainer when he entered his 20's. My daughters had Michael Jackson posters on their walls. I was a 32-year old Mom trying to do the moon-walk in the kitchen (with no luck!); he was a truly amazing talent, maybe the best of the best in this century as he was multi-talented. I was a huge fan of Elvis but Elvis was limited to singing; I was a huge fan of the Beatles, but again they were limited to singing. Michael was just one small package of huge talent that will most likely never ever be matched. As a Caucasion, I also have tremendous awe and respect for his ability to abolish so much of the racial stumbling blocks facing many black entertainers clear up to his 1st performance on MTV. I watched TV for 4-hours last night, crying at times, and at other times, in complete enthrallment at the clips of his Videos, reliving my time as a young mother with daughters who also were hip enough to recognize such a huge talent when they saw it. If my husband would have allowed it, I too would have had a huge poster of Michael in my room. Now let the world mourn him as the personality he was, the goodness he exhibited and not dwell on the negative. I agree with all of those fans who absolutely believe he is in a far better place and at peace. I also want to express my deep sorrow for his children and his mother. I do not share much sympathy with some other members of is family nor the greedy hanger ons who used him, nor the doctors who continually prescribed medication like gumdrops. It is his children who need our support and well wishes now. Michael is OK. He may be gone physically but will forever remain in our hearts and in the music he left us to continue to enjoy.
Becky
Ventura, CA


theresa   June 26th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

i think everyone should stop bringing up his drug habbit and talk about how his familys feeling what he was for the fans even i cried and still cry because hes gone even though i never met him but i started knowing him when i was 12 from his music and just from that i know how he got started and what he went through to get there and yet i loved him and will continue to love him even after death.may his legend live on forever


Lori   June 26th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

I grew up with Michael Jackson and have always loved his music. He is the best entertainer that has ever lived.

It is too bad the media could never leave him alone. He never had the chance to lead a life that was outside of the media and people trying to take advantage of him.

I have never once believed any of the bad things that was printed or televised about him.

He was trying to do good in the world, do what he loved the most but could not have a private life.

May he rest in peace and look down on this children and have someone who loved them as much as he did; take care of them.

I have not been this sad about a person I never met, since Princess Diana passed away.

May Michael have the peace he should have had while he was alive.


Yolanda S McClinton   June 26th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

I would just like to say,Micheal while u were here we heard u.Now that u are gone we are listening.Forever and Always u are loved. Yolanda,


sylvie   June 26th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

find it amazing all these people are praising him now
where were they when he needed the most support??
so quick to point fingers, that is why everyone should look in the mirrow because making accusations
for the ones who accused him.... how dare you
how can you live with your peace of mind
now my heart goes to the three kids, you have taken their father's estate

watching videos; unbelieve how he came alive when performing


Victoria Walden   June 26th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

My heart goes out to the Jackson family. I grew up listening and dancing to the Jackson Five music. Every group of friends in our neighborhood had dance steps to Stop the Love You Save and ABC. When I think of my childhood, Michael and his brothers were a big part of it. His music always has and always will be with me. My heart goes out to his family. May god heal their heart, comfort their soul. As long as he is alive within them, he will live on through them. My hope is that they remember that. Also, my heart goes out to Farrah Fawcett's family. Ryan and Redmond, my prayers are with you. My prayers are also with Farrah's father. No father should have to bury two daughters for the same illness (cancer). May God be with him


sylvie b   June 26th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

find it amazing all these people are praising him now
where were they when he needed the most support??
so quick to point fingers, that is why everyone should look in the mirrow because making accusations
for the ones who accused him.... how dare you
how can you live with your peace of mind
now my heart goes to the three kids, you have taken their father's estate
whty was he lying on the bed when correct procedures he one the floor while performing & attempting cpr?? what kind of doctor is he??

watching videos; unbelieve how he came alive when performing


Sophia (MALAYSIA)   June 26th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

We in Malaysia was looking forward for hois music tour and a come back in London.GOD GAVE HOPE AND FAITH WITH THIS COMEBACK!
Michael Jackson was a true icon in pop music.no one can ever replace him in terms music and as a good human being..He inspired the whole world irrespective of race,color,cast,creed,gender,religion with his music,dance and generosity, He touched everybody’s life in corners of the world.His sudden demise will create a void in the music industry,and at the same time an era of a music maestro has gone forever with his death.But he will be remembered forever and his music forever heard and enjoyed from all corners of the earth.
Though my deepest sympathy goes to his mum and family.Greater love and sympathy tohis lovely children,
God has taken him to a better place and he May his sould rest in peace.
God Bless


Rebecca Bayne   June 26th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

As a young mother of pre-teen daughters, when Michael was a 5-year old phenomanon with his brothers and sister . The three of us continued to follow his carreer with such enjoyment and was overwhelmed to his growing genius as an entertainer when he entered his 20's when he performed his Thrilller Video and Beat It, Billing Jean (among others) remain among my favorites to this day (and I'm 64 now). My daughters had Michael Jackson posters on their walls. I was a 32-year old Mom trying to do the moon-walk in the kitchen (with no luck!); he was a truly amazing talent, maybe the best of the best in this century as he was multi-talented. I was a huge fan of Elvis but Elvis was limited to singing; I was a huge fan of the Beatles, but again they were limited to singing. Michael was just one small package of huge talent that will most likely never ever be matched. As a Caucasion, I also have tremendous awe and respect for his ability to abolish so much of the racial stumbling blocks facing many black entertainers clear up to his 1st performance on MTV. I watched TV for 4-hours last night, crying at times, and at other times, in complete enthrallment at the clips of his Videos, reliving my time as a young mother with daughters who also were hip enough to recognize such a huge talent when they saw it. If my husband would have allowed it, I too would have had a huge poster of Michael in my room. Now let the world mourn him as the personality he was, the goodness he exhibited and not dwell on the negative. I agree with all of those fans who absolutely believe he is in a far better place and at peace. I also want to express my deep sorrow for his children and his mother. I do not share much sympathy with some other members of is family nor the greedy hanger ons who used him, nor the doctors who continually prescribed medication like gumdrops. It is his children who need our support and well wishes now. Michael is OK. He may be gone physically but will forever remain in our hearts and in the music he left us to continue to enjoy.
Becky
Ventura, CA


Daniela   June 26th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

My mom and I are long time watchers of CNN and Larry King Live.
I would like to express a real disappointment in Larry's way of interviewing, especially in regards to tonight's special regarding Michael Jackson. Larry has always been straightforward, but I think he is becoming more and more kurt and ungracious as a host in the way he talks to his guests. He barely has finished his question and does not give guests enough time to express their thoughts. This was in very poor taste especially given that they finally had guests that meant something to Michael or vica versa. Even his tone while interviewing them was less than sincere. All news shows seem to be looking for a contraversy when someone of this calibre dies. Instead of just focusing on the brilliance and the legacy this person has left behind, CNN, Larry King and other reporters seem to be scrutinizing a situation which does not need scrutinizing. Forget all the speculation and respect the individual (however eccentric or misunderstood he may have been). Pick up your socks CNN and Larry King and try to show some class and dignity–stop trying to get blood from a stone. Don't be like the paparazzi–have some class.
You are making viewers have less and less motivation to watch.
Daniela


Rosalind Walker   June 26th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

I wish this was not real, I hoped and prayed that maybe this was some sort of stunt or bad joke, but after listening and viewing the repeated media coverage , reality of what actually happen finally settle in, I'm sadden as like for many others, my thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.


victor okoye   June 26th, 2009 10:11 pm ET

i am a big fan of Michael and i was thrown into shock when i learned of his departure.I pray the good Lord to grant his gentle soul rest and his family,the courage to bear the loss.

Victor Emeka Okoye,
PH,Nigeria


Mjj Lover   June 26th, 2009 10:29 pm ET

Mj been part of my family even my 2 kids love him were been sad and cause of his music ive met a lot of friends that are true mJ fans and his music will live forever.. we love you MJ the philipiine love you


ernest   June 26th, 2009 10:32 pm ET

Diana Ross cannot stop crying ...like Madonna ..


James Ralph Toreson   June 26th, 2009 10:37 pm ET

My Name is James Toreson, I live in Southren Lower Michigian, times are real bad here, plenty of artistit have talked about Michigian in their souls, most of them came from Michigian, we all Know who they are, they always spoke from their heart, HELLO!!!!! AMERICA MR. MICHEAL JACKSON DIED 6-25-2009 AMERICAN LENGEND!!! , It doesn't matter if we were black or white, Mr. Micheal Jackson deserves to lie in STATE Give the man the respect that he truley DESERVES!!!! WE LOVE YOU MICHEAL JOESPH JACKSON MAY YOU DANCE IN PEACE!!!!!!!!

James Ralph Toreson


Dawn   June 27th, 2009 12:25 am ET

Like much of the world I have been a huge fan of Michael Jackson my whole life. I heard of the news and actually received condolence phone calls from people who have known me for the last 20 years who just knew this would affect me. I spent a large part of the day and still am watching the coverage that the media is offering. I have to say , much like when Michael was with us, the media just won't let up on this man. I am increasingly noticing that friends of Michael's who have known hum such as Liza Minelli and Usher actually have the tone of disgust that I think alot of Michael's loyal fans do. We heard enough about the dramatic circumstances and allegations and negativity that had been placed on him when it happened. This is not a time for that. I feel that all of the media outlets are just doing what has been done to him forever and riding the coat tails of this tragedy as a ratings boost and a competition between the news networks and talk shows. Who can get the best scoop... who can get the best guests... and lets not forget the pitiful photo that was shown of Michael's last moments. I don't think it is right to have anchors and reporters talk of the respect they have for him and how he was a part of all of some of anyone one of your or my joyful life experiences..yet be a part of such a display of disrespect. And I also don't understand why every news outlet seems to be pulling people out of Michael's life who haven't seen or spoken to him in years. I can see individuals like Barry Gordy, who had a direct impact on his future..But Cory Feldman? He hasn't spoken to the man in 9 years.. If you died would you want someone who has no idea who you even are anymore to go on national television and tell the world their opinion? It just seems that although there are many tributes being done..that all of the media...unfortunately CNN not excluded, is continuing the same behavior in putting Michael Jackson under such a critical microscope.... that has apparently ultimately led to his death. And although I appreciate updates out of my concern and due to mourning... it angers me that you all still only seem to be concerned about the personal gains of your networks. It's like what I am sure all of our Mom"s said as we were growing up....."If you have nothing good to say.. then say nothing at all."


TODD   June 27th, 2009 12:46 am ET

PLEASE HAVE ME ON THE SHOW TO GET A DIFFERENT LOOK...THIS PRESCRIPTION DRUG THING.....WHY DONT YOU TRY DANICING FOR 30 YRS.....HOW MUCH PAIN WOULD YOU BE ....


wanda perez   June 27th, 2009 12:53 am ET

i am so deeply devastated, iam michaels age and i lovedhim from the very begining. my prayers go out to his family and most of all to his children. i feel ive lost part of my childhood in soom way. icannot stop crying. God rest your soul michael, rest in peace, and now you can be a angel. ill miss you for the rest of my life!


Colleen Vancha   June 27th, 2009 2:27 am ET

No one has talked about the impact oF thriller on Michael. He was a jehova witness and was disfellowed as a result of his portrayal of a wolf. This was huge as it robbed him of his religious belief. Remember. it was sad. while it was the biggest success as an album, it took from him his belief of true service. It rocked us (my friend had been rejected by the chruch for smoking) it was sad. A man with so much love rejected by his faith


Brian   June 27th, 2009 3:41 am ET

I was shocked as most everyone else when the story of Mr. Jackson's passing. I am in deep sorrow for him and his family. May he rest in peace. He should be remembered for his accomplishments rather than the negatives in his life. I was appalled by the rude comments and or what some call jokes. Like him or not he was a human being who had passed and she be shown the respect that all deserve. Its sad that the only time some people only say some of the rude things after only someone has passed, this even happen at the passing of President Ronald Reagan, among many others. Some people just don't know how or when to be kind or dignified. I am just as appalled by some reporters who just dumped on the man when he was alive and especially during his trial, when all they could do was find him guilty before he even stepped in a court room. And now some of these same reporters now at his passing now want to pay tribute to him for their ratings. Larry I have followed your coverage of Michael Jackson and you did and are doing it with the respect and dignity that he deserves. I send my deepest sympathy to his family and loved ones, as I do send my sympathy to Farrah Fawcetts' family and loved ones, as I do to Ed McMahons family and loved ones. We must not forget to pay tribute to all 3 of these truly amazing icons. Each one deserves their own kind of tribute, but I do understand the coverage on Michael Jackson as it should be, but please don't forget Mr. McMahon and Farrah Fawcett. All 3 will be deeply missed by many as many many others.


Paschal   June 27th, 2009 5:59 am ET

Hi Larry,
I seriously think Dr. Chupra should be discouraged from his current campaign of arrant disrespect for a legend that passed on barely 72hours. His issues with medical malpractice should be taken somewhere else. No one is interested in the weaknesses of a loved one when they die, I think it makes sense to focus on the lives he impacted and the family he left behind. I seriously doubt his claims of friendship with MJ.


ebun akinkunmi ojo   June 27th, 2009 6:31 am ET

Oh! Micheal, what a complete Artist.
He did not even spare himself, I mean his body when it comes to creativity. He was amazing and awesomely creative.
You will notice that, when an album was released, it came with a new body.
That to me is creativity not a matter of trying to be white or black. I will continue to miss you, the music and your legacy.


Sal   June 27th, 2009 10:38 am ET

oh what a sad story, he was and will remain to be a great singer and entertainer, i could rememeber in the 90's people dress like him and even try to dance like him in my country(Sierra Leone)

What a miss,may God grant him heaven.


Jay   June 27th, 2009 10:43 am ET

when will we see something on Farrah...at least reschedule the show you were going to do on her. I think it's sad about Michael Jackson. He was a young man. And very talented. But Farrah was an icon as well. Let's see a tribute to her..M. Jackson, has had a lot of press these last couple of days. It's time we see something on Farrah, a nice girl. Who deserves to be memorialized by her fans.


Brian   June 27th, 2009 11:14 am ET

R.I.P. Michael, you will always be remembered by many.


Dixie   June 27th, 2009 1:40 pm ET

I can't believe that the serious world news I was hearing all last week has come to a stop. It's unbelievable what the most important world news coverage is at the present time.


Lynne Cairns   June 27th, 2009 3:14 pm ET

I was very devastated to hear the news of Michael Jackson. He was so young. I didnt realize he was only 4 years my junior. He fell among those icons that have gone before him, such as Elvis Presley, Lady Di, John Lennon, James Brown and many more. I find that the life and death of the King of Pop is similar to that of the King of Rock n Roll.

I was also devastated by the death of Farrah Fawcett. We must not let her death be in vain. There has been so much about Michael that I think a lot of people have forgotton about Farrah Fawcett.

No matter where you are in the world, the death of someone in the spotlight is always devastating. You feel like you know them personally.


Robin Sparks   June 27th, 2009 4:02 pm ET

Where is your tribute show to Farrah Fawcett? I'm as sad as everyone else that Michael Jackson died, and I wish it wasn't so, but you are letting his death eclipse Farrah's and she has fans, too, you know.

I want a Farrah tribute!
I want a Farrah tribute!
I want a Farrah tribute!

Do you hear me?
Thank you.


Peggy Scott Adams   June 27th, 2009 4:55 pm ET

Some forty years ago, I, along with my singing partner, Jo Jo Benson was perfoming at the High Chaparelle Club in Chicago. Upon arrival at the venue and proceeding to my dressing room, I was greeted by this really cute kid who informed me of how much he liked our music. On our album cover I was wearing an afro hairstyle and this kid wanted to know why I had cut off my afro. I responded by telling him that I had not cut it off, but I had taken it off because it was a wig, after which he roared with laughter. I was then asked if we would take them on the road with us and I replied by asking him if he was a singer and was told that he sang with his brothers and that they would be performing on the show with us, so I told him that I would check him out. My first thoughts was another cute kid's group. After settling in, I later joined my family to watch these kids before my perfomance. My eyes and ears was totally unprepared for the perfomance that I witness. That cute kid that I had just met was Michael Jackson and his brothers was the Jackson 5 out of Gary, Indiana. A few months later came "I want you back" and the rest is history, and as he amazed me that night, so has he amazed the world. We will never experience the talent and gift of another Michael Jackson, but we Thank God for this one time special gift that he gave to us all. Rest In Peace Kid. We Love You.

Peggy Scott Adams


Rochelle   June 27th, 2009 5:00 pm ET

I cant believe that Michael is gone. I live in Jamaica and one would not believe the tears cried here for man. He was the greatest.


Tebogo Khaas   June 27th, 2009 7:50 pm ET

No doubt Mchael Jackson will be remembered by those who loved him as an embodiment of all that humanity should strive for: kindness and sharing. Growing up in the Soweto township, South Africa, MJ was a beacon of hope for freedom and equality amongst my contemporaries in the early 80's. For most of us he will always be remembered for his idealism and racial transcendence, his human frailties notwithstanding.


toots   July 7th, 2009 11:56 pm ET

i would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the organizers, everyone who participated (speakers, songs, personal memeories) it was great!!!

the LA police officers; work well done, thank you for being there today

my sincere sympathy to his three children, parents, brothers, sisters & the rest of the family; it was wonderuflly great to see all of you being together, you were all so strong even though this was a hard day

to Jermaine; honestly you have a great voice; great performance; first time I actually hear the song (can you believe it) wow!!!

to Paris, Prince Michael & Blanket your dad was great; his music will always be present & readily available for you to listen to;

he will always be present in your hearts; but what you will remember are the wonderful moments you shared with him (laughter, memories); keep that focus

bless all your hearts & remember ... smile


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