June 25, 2009


Posted: 11:12 PM ET

In case you missed our 9 o'clock hour, here's Larry's interview with Celine Dion.

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Victor   June 25th, 2009 11:23 pm ET

I genuinely feel you should dedicate at least 30 minutes to the war in iraq, trouble in Iran and the loss of an angel.

I truly feel with the amount of efforts and dedication from the Iranian people should at least deserve that.....sends a respectful message i think

Janice   June 25th, 2009 11:26 pm ET

I think it has been a terrible injustice to the family of Farrah Fawcett today that the death of Michael Jackson has completely overshadowed Farrah's death. I realize that Michael was a world icon that was dearly loved by his fans and I am saddened by his death also. As I have watched tv over the last 4 hours there have been only a few short mentions of Farrah's death and no pictures or videos of her career. She was an amazing woman and her final gift to her fans of her documentary was heart wrenching and the bravest thing I have seen anyone do. She allowed the world to view her most private and sometime embarrasing moments for the sole purpose of spreading knowledge and hopefully saving someone elses life. She deserves more tribute from the Hollywood world then what she is receiving.

chalarng Sesavej   June 25th, 2009 11:42 pm ET

sleep beautifully and leave many good things behind

Keasha   June 25th, 2009 11:57 pm ET

I think that the last comment is right . I was saddened by Farrah Fawcett death. She was a great person and a great actresses she will be greatly missed . We need to be remembering her also she needs more airtime too she was also loved in the world. Her family is in my prayers. Michael Jackson will be truely missed also He is the king of pop. His sudden death the world was not ready for . His kids and family are in my prayers. May they both Rest in Peace.

Lajja from Chicago   June 26th, 2009 12:00 am ET

MJ -RIP – he was a legend and a part of my childhood and many other young Indians in Bombay ….. I still remember the whole city of Bombay was super excited when he performed live … we were lucky he visited us … we’ll never get to see him again 🙁

Brian Bennett - Little Rock, AR   June 26th, 2009 12:01 am ET

Hey, Larry –

Have you guys heard anything about word that Michael Jackson left his rights to the Beatles' back catalog to Paul McCartney?

I read that a few minutes ago online, but haven't heard this mentioned in any respect in any of the coverage thus far.

Assuming that's true, that would have to be the ultimate act of coolness ever. Then, again, we are talking about Michael Jackson here.

Claire Scott - Miami   June 26th, 2009 12:01 am ET

Larry, correct me if i'm wrong. Didnt M.J. announce early this year that he had some kind of terminal illness. No-one has spoken about that announcement that was made early this year.

Patricia   June 26th, 2009 12:02 am ET

Why did Michael Jackson's young niece have to find out about her uncle's death by hearing it on television then relaying the information to her father? Why weren't all family members informed before this news was made public? Someone really dropped the ball on this one.

Davis   June 26th, 2009 12:03 am ET

Why did you devote the majority of your show to Michael Jackson? Why did you not share the coverage with Farrah Fawcett–two equally important American icons?!

Larry   June 26th, 2009 12:04 am ET

Michael Jackson was a legend while living. In spite of all the controversy he did what no artist in history has been able to do. I believe we should petition for him to have a holiday or at least a day of remembrance. We should all wear one white glove to remember this legend.

Cynthia   June 26th, 2009 12:04 am ET

R I P MJ,,,Prayers to the Jackson Family. Deepest Sympathy

Carolyn   June 26th, 2009 12:05 am ET

RIP, Michael. Here's a Michael story you haven't heard since most like to hear the bad stuff. Over 20yrs ago my son, Jon then age 5, had just finished 1 1/2 yrs of chemo. He had a wish granted by the Make-a-Wish Foundation to meet Michael Jackson. We went to a studio in Hollywood where Michael was filming a video. He could have just done a quick meet and greet but NO...we spent over 3 hours there. Michael made every effort to see that we were taken care of. We watched them film part of the video, he made sure Jon got 2 C the dance sequence that was filmed the day before & he spent over 1 hour w/our family alone in his trailor sharing fruit and talking during the lunch break. He did so much that many never heard about...we're a family that will forever be grateful to him!

Michele H. from Arizona   June 26th, 2009 12:05 am ET

Today we have lost the creator, the inventor of pop music. He was a father, a son, a brother, and a legend. I will miss you and your music and I will rock with you always!!!!

kathleen sousa   June 26th, 2009 12:06 am ET

we have grown up listening to his music,watching his life unfold,his ups and downs.The music industry has lost a icon and fans all over the world have lost a great musician. He is one of the people that you would never believe have past away,it is almost like he was meant to live on forever and never leave us. You can sit and watch it on tv but it still doesn't sink in that he is really gone,my condolences to his family.

lynn   June 26th, 2009 12:06 am ET

So sad and also a bit eerie...Michael Jackson's first female relationship was Tatum O'Neal.

Gennaro   June 26th, 2009 12:07 am ET

We should not be talk about his dark moments but honoring his bright days. Please honor his last moments on this earth with dignity and light and wait until tomorrow for questions

Rosemary Jean-Louis   June 26th, 2009 12:07 am ET

Thank you so much for sharing your memories of Michael Jackson. Thank you also for your very respectful commentary on his life. Michael lived an imperfect life. He certainly had many demons.

But the dark side of his life should not outshine the great side. He was a very giving person, a brilliant and amazing entertainer. No matter what you think of him, there is no one like him. He blessed up with his music. We lost a legend. He will always be the King of Pop.

TC   June 26th, 2009 12:08 am ET

Did you forget that everyone was ready to hang Michael out to dry not that long ago. Now everyone is saying how great a person he was, and I'm sure he had his moments. But to let his death be more important than that of Farrah is unbelievable. She was an icon of her time, and a women who gave us part of herself. You should show her respect, if nothing else because of the strength that she showed in her fight for her life.

Pahar   June 26th, 2009 12:08 am ET

He is every ones legand, he is a life and he will always put a smile on every Krdish face. You are always be in our heart and mind. I am sorry I have never had a chance to meet or hear him, know that we love you


Ashton   June 26th, 2009 12:08 am ET

First off : Rest in peace My Great Uncle Paul who comitted suicide earlier today also, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson.

One special thing I want to say about Michael Jackson is – he was not only the King of Pop but he was like the next John Lennon. He was all about love, and compassion and he saw that in us (the fans) even when the media made everyone think he was molesting kids. I’m only sixteen but I wish I could’ve met him, despite all of the mean things people said about him, he was such a great entertainer, he knew how to make the crowd go “WOW!” Michael Jackson was such an incredible man. And he deserved life more then pretty much anyone on the planet. He LOVED kids, he missed being a kid. Growing up with an abusive/namecalling father, wow, I mean he wanted someone there for him, so he was being the change he wished to see in the world. Michael Jackson please, may you rest in the hands of god.

Babu Addagatla   June 26th, 2009 12:08 am ET

GOD takes avatar in the form of great people to enlighten people; no doubt Michael was another avatar of GOD, who enlightened us with his music.

DJ   June 26th, 2009 12:10 am ET

he was a legend and icon. He will be remember for his music and moves for the rest of our lives, even our children’s will get to know who he was and play his music. Good by MJ, we will remember you.

kerry   June 26th, 2009 12:10 am ET

I am one that will miss MJ there will never be anyone again that will touch lives like MJ. I was in the movie the Jackson story and got to know him, God Bless and hold that man.

evelyn   June 26th, 2009 12:10 am ET

What a Tragic day! Yes we lost a true ICON in pop music and culture but let us not forget the loss of a truly brave & courageous woman and an ICON in her own right... Farrah Fawcett. My thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones of Michael and Farrah and Ed may god surround their families with love and the strengh to get through their loss. Oh an update on N Korea would be great.

Fatim   June 26th, 2009 12:10 am ET

May his soul rest in peace. MJ and his family are and will be in my prayers.The World Wide You Michael Jackson...All my condolences 🙁
All the Way From Mali West Africa :((((

Carolyn   June 26th, 2009 12:11 am ET

I was 7 or 8 years old and listening to some ordinary music on the radio. My older brother walks in and gives me the lecture – it went something like, “What in God’s name are you listening to… you better turn on some real music and get Michael Jackson playing in this room”… I inquired back about this artist who was unknown to me, naïve at the time… “You haven’t heard music or danced till you’ve listened and danced to Michael Jackson”… with that, Bryan (thank you brother) turned on some MJ! That was my 1st introduction to the King of Pop… I continued to idolize him through the 80’s. Tears; RIP; may you be moonwalking in a better place.

ryan   June 26th, 2009 12:11 am ET

i cant believe michaels gone no matter what micheal will always be in my heart,everbuddys heart wee will never forget him micheal was born a ledgend know hes died a ledgend rip michael.

Samuel Arama   June 26th, 2009 12:15 am ET


It seems I Never Can Say Goodbye
Although it might sound as easy as ABC
You said you’ll Be There for me.
You were Just Another Part Of Me

Bilie Jean must be crying with Dirty Diana
Like so many Strangers in Moscow
You were not Black Or White
Always Working Day and Night
You just never Stop ‘till you get Enough

I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
You were such a Pretty Young Thing.
I wish we just could Be Starting Something…

If only this saddness would Leave Me Alone
I feel so BAD, It makes me want to Scream
Yes that’s The Way You Make Me Feel
I Guess it’s just Human Nature

We’ll Remember The Time
When we danced on Thriller
But You’re Gone Too Soon
Trying to Heal The World

You left like a Smooth Criminal
But I know You Are Not Alone
since Sarah Rocks with you
I Want you Back, but you’re just Out of My Life

Samuel Arama

Ahmad Waraich   June 26th, 2009 12:15 am ET

Today should be an international holiday, if not at least a national holiday. Micheal Jackson truely deserves this. Micheal Jackson massage was to uplift and inspire humanity that it is love what makes the world spin. I pray that people in power to see this and give this day to beloved one and only Micheal Jackson. May he rest in peace.

Always and forever

Regena Navidad (from Myrtle Beach,S.C.)   June 26th, 2009 12:16 am ET

I am so sad and shocked to hear of Michael Jackson's death.I have always been a long time fan I am 34 years old and I have told my children all about him because I think everyone young and old should know all about Michael Jackson because he is so loved and he will be deeply missed he will never be forgotton.Michael Jackson will forever rock our hearts.May Michael rest in Gods hands and may God Bless his family and keep them all in his hands.

LIN G   June 26th, 2009 12:16 am ET




Debbie   June 26th, 2009 12:17 am ET

Music transcends time, creates memories and connects us to places, people and experiences. Thank you Michael Jackson for your love and committment to the art of music and performance.

Nnaji   June 26th, 2009 12:18 am ET

Words cannot describe the sadness i felt when i heard the news of MJ's death. I too remember growing up in Enugu, Nigeria with his musics and the impact they had on me.

Oh Michael, may you find peace at the other end. We will never, ever forget your gift to the world. Rest in peace.

Denise- Toronto, Canada   June 26th, 2009 12:18 am ET

I am deeply saddened by the sudden death of MJ but I am also saddened by the lack of coverage tonight given to the life and career of Farrah Fawcett who passed away today. While I appreciate that MJ is an international music icon, I think that CNN and you especially Larry (having had her on your show over the recent years) could put aside some of the repeated looped sound bites about Michael and pay tribute to a talented actress who's life holds no less meaning or significance to those who loved and respected her. Slipping in a 'by the way...' mention before a commercial break doesn't cut it. Shame on you CNN.

Jesse   June 26th, 2009 12:18 am ET

The greatest entertainer of all time and the best there will ever be. I grew up watching him and will continue watching him and so will my children. There isn't one artist in the world that had a career span 45 years and still have millions upon millions of adoring fans – people who came after him for having a heart should be ashamed of themselves. His music will live on forever. We love you Michael – Rest in Peace

Hong Kong

John H, Cheatham Jr.   June 26th, 2009 12:19 am ET

I remember, That Micheal Jackson purchased a freeze a body, For time in the future. Is this still true?

Moonean Farley   June 26th, 2009 12:20 am ET

Michael Jackson came to Pensacola, Fl. to rehearse for his World Tour (BAD) in the 1980's. While he was here he came to my old and rare book store where he purchased the 1st ed. of The Elephant Man along with many other books.
We spent a few hours together talking about books, music and poetry.
He was a very nice well mannered young man and a real delight to talk with.

Moonean and Owen Farley (Farley's Old & Rare Books, Inc.)

Jeff   June 26th, 2009 12:20 am ET

Would you let MIKEY play with YOUR son? Probably........ The payout to get out of court and jail was GREAT!

margarita   June 26th, 2009 12:20 am ET

Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, & Ed McMahon all gone this week. I have lost my childhood stars. I am so saddened at the loss of each of them. I can't stop crying. Heaven has gotten 3 special people. Heavens gain and our loss. I pray for each of their family members to be comforted. Our nation has lost great talent.

Nadine Clinton   June 26th, 2009 12:21 am ET

GOD BLESS THE JACKSON FAMILY, I'm the same age MJ during the late 70,s I WANT YOU BACK , I"LL BE THERE ,nothing but HITS, Michael is a LEGEND and he is worthy of all the coverage I will never forget his music , MY prayers also go out MOTOWN family, I was in shock like when hearing MARVIN GAYE DEATH .....LEGENDS that will live in my HEART ...GOD needed another ANGEL in his Choir,Mike R.I.P

Onie   June 26th, 2009 12:22 am ET

Sad, sad day for us who loves Michael and his music.

On the bright side, he's no longer universal. He's gone galactic and his music will continue to shine on all of us.

Thank you for your music Michael.

Lori White (Michael Jackson fan forever)   June 26th, 2009 12:22 am ET


Would like to hear from Siedah Garrett about her thoughts about the life and times of Michael Jackson – she toured with him on the Dangerour Tour and assisted in co writing "I just can't stop loving you'"

dalia   June 26th, 2009 12:22 am ET

this is a very painful day not only for america but also for the world michel jackson touched all our lifes in all the positive ways we love you dearly michel jackson and we will be missiing you for the rest of our remaining life, michel jackson rest in peace.
dalia from saudi arabia.

Davis   June 26th, 2009 12:22 am ET

Great coverage on the death of Michael Jackson, but what about Farrah?! You should have covered them equally.

melissa   June 26th, 2009 12:24 am ET

Larry please make sure to make people aware of all the charity work Michael did. Please do not go off air without people knowing that you can't always believe what you read and hear about celebraties. Michael Jackson deserves to be remembered as kind,gentle,and giving. So to all of you that took advantage of this wonderful human good luck sleeping tonight. Your true fans know you would never hurt a child in any way and have never lost faith in you.

Jackson Casey   June 26th, 2009 12:24 am ET

The CNN coverage this afternoon has been top notch as usual. I am a huge Michael Jackson fan and have enjoyed the trip down memory lane, however, I was sadden by the disturbing picture of ET's "final" picture of The King of Pop. It was in poor taste and don't look forward to seeing those images all over the news tomorrow.

ryan   June 26th, 2009 12:25 am ET

there is an old saying tht i didn't really understand till know they say god takes the best people first and michael jackson death proved it im deeply sadend for the family of michael and devesated that he is not here anymore but michael will always be in our hearts and wee will never forget him god bless you michael....

united kingdom (scotland)

Todd Sigurdson   June 26th, 2009 12:25 am ET

It's surreal Larry. Michael should have out-lived us all. Thankfully his music/legacy will. God bless you Michael. You'll be sadly missed.

Cyrenthia Newton   June 26th, 2009 12:25 am ET

I, like just about everybody else was extremely hurt when my daughter called me at work to tell me of Michael's death and I, like most others refused to believe it. But sadly and within time, I had to admit that it was indeed true and "Beautiful Michael Jackson had passed away."

I can remember the first time we saw The Jackson Five and at the time, it was the most AMAZING thing we'd ever witnessed! I shared a bedroom with my older sister and we had twin beds and within that room, there was not ONE white space on all four of those walls, that didn't have either The Jackson Five or Michael's picture on it!

I also remember writing to him AND sending him a 3×5 school photo! Talk about LOVE . . . I was so there!

I Love You Michael!

Claudia Lindo-Rubner   June 26th, 2009 12:26 am ET

I'm sitting here sobbing my eyes out!!! My all time favorite performer is gone! Why do all these amazing genisuses get taken soooo early on from us. I will miss his presence immensely. The Jackson Five were amazing-- my all time favorite album was "Off the Wall" and then there was "Thriller!! I was saddened by Farah's passing but this is just tragic. 🙁

Tracy - IN   June 26th, 2009 12:26 am ET

His heartbreaking death has allowed me to relive his music of the 70's and 80's. After a few tears, I have been dancing and singing. His soul is smiling because his ultimate dream was to bring the world together with his music and in the consequence of his death, he has!

Logan S   June 26th, 2009 12:26 am ET

MJ songs from the 1980's will always hold great memories for me from my teen years. He was an ICON that has definately made an impact for years to come. Peace to his family and children,
Logan from Charlotte, NC

Regina   June 26th, 2009 12:26 am ET

I am in shock. Michael Jackson played such a big part of the joys of my childhood. It helps to mourn the loss of an Icon with the world as I watch all the media coverage. However, I only wish that the media coverage would be more like yours Larry. That is more about the talent and less about the downfall.

Those that will truly miss him don't care about his physical transition, trials and financial problems.

God Bless Micheal and his family!

George   June 26th, 2009 12:27 am ET

I am reminded of a moment about 15 years ago as I walked into my high school and realized that Kurt cobain was gone..Its just shocking I have been a musician since my early teens and being in a number of rock and metal bands, and I must say Michael was a huge influence on a lot of rock musicians.. even though there was some scandle in his life you must look past that and realize the good he did in the charitys he worked with, and the changes he made both in the music world and in the world.. God bless you michael

Julie, Canada   June 26th, 2009 12:28 am ET

When I got in my car to come home, I thought I heard wrong, but when they said it again, I was in total shock. I am still in shock, it reminds me of when Princess Diana died. It's just so unreal, you don't want to believe it.

Like most everyone, I grew up watching him in the 80's with the posters on the wall. I had a dream that I married Michael as I'm sure several other girls had the same dream.

God bless you Michael, you are at peace, you will bring sweet music to the heavens above.

Love always and miss you..... it's a sad sad day.

marlynn   June 26th, 2009 12:28 am ET

I was shocked when i heard michael jackson was gone first ed macmann, then farrah fawcett, and now michael. i grew up with him and farrah fawcett, i will miss his music. lets talk about farrah for a minute. what a great person actress and friend to everyone, she will be missed. lets not forget farrah, i know with michael it was a shock to hear of his death,

Marco Gomes Brasil   June 26th, 2009 12:29 am ET

Godd nigth, here in Brazil everbody is sad, last nigth we were happy because our national soccer team won South Africa and after that we did know the notice about Michael's dead. But he will be ever in our hearts. (sorry by my English). I'm from São Paulo in Brazil. Thanks

filomena rosario   June 26th, 2009 12:29 am ET

My deepest sympathy to his family specially his mother because I am sure she has endured all the pain her son had suffered . Only a mother can feel her childs pain.

Also to the new young artist listen to his music which only spread love . No violence or killing or profanity . He will always be a special example of what an artist really is and what the art of music is supposed to spread. Love and passion that was what Michael always spread all the emotion he expressed was talent that could only be put next to mozart . Love and passion.

To Michael, Farewell and may you enjoy your new life full of love and peace and all is what you want it to be without judgement.

arla   June 26th, 2009 12:29 am ET

I grew up loving Michael Jackson. I grew up in a large and very poor migrant working family and my mother did not allow us to spend money on things we did not need. 'One summer my sister and I saved some money from picking tomatoes in Davis California and from picking grapes in Sonoma, I am sure that it was less then $3.00. But , without our mom's permission, we bought a used record player from a garage sale and then purchased our very first single record, "I'll Be There". We played it for our mom who was angry at first but soon also became a fan. We played that record over and over again. Michael Jackson brought so much fun and excitement to two young girls then for many years to come. When I heard the news, I was sick to my stomach, began crying and quickly called my sister. We both cried and recalled our first purchase. I will miss and admire him forever!

I think he felt confortable around children because they did not judge him or wanted to use him, they simply made him smile unlike the adults in his life. God bless his children and his family.

Gary Resident   June 26th, 2009 12:31 am ET

Larry, send some cameras to 2300 Jackson street Gary, In 46407. This is his childhood home if are paying tribune let's get a shot of where it all started.
God Bless his family and his children.

Lisa   June 26th, 2009 12:33 am ET

Hi Larry:

As someone who spent her teenage years in the 70's and desperately wanted feathery blonde hair and tried and tried to moonwalk with no success............This is a very sad day.

The 70's first boy band was your friends the Osmonds. You should have Donny on. More than anyone in the world right now, Donny knows what Michael experienced. They were reportedly good friends because, even though they were rivals at times, they understood each other. I knew this after watching Donny's Sept 19 2007 interview with Piers Morgan when Donny spoke about his sand box when he was three years old and watched what happened to him as he spoke. It's profound.

You finally have peace Michael. May God welcome his innocent one.

Victor   June 26th, 2009 12:34 am ET

Memory of Nixon

Black and White

Adam and Eve


Korea on the Fore Front

I wouldnt be so concerned if our vulnerability wasnt so obvious.

TheLoft2000   June 26th, 2009 12:37 am ET

I don't want to be insensitive to the family and friends of Farrah Fawcett, but come on...compared to Michael Jackson??? Michael deserves all of this attention and more. What exactly did Farrah Fawcett do that would warrant extensive coverage? She's known for her nipples in that one poster and for her hair...oh and for Charlie's Angels. I'm sure she was a very nice person, but she didn't really do anything. Michael Jackson did.

Gennaro   June 26th, 2009 12:38 am ET

Respect his past by honoring his present. Stop questioning his dark moments and honore his bright days. Honor his last moments on this earth with dignity and light and wait until tomorrow for questions

JALAL (Saudi Arabia)   June 26th, 2009 12:40 am 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

Lionheart   June 26th, 2009 12:40 am ET

Hi Larry,
This is the saddest moment of world history. A legend has died. Michael Jackson was a music messenger born to entertain; this man had it all from early childhood and on wards. Above all, he had a wonderful heart and we will all miss him.

amg   June 26th, 2009 12:40 am ET

Michael Jackson's song "Gone Too Soon" is now so befitting his very untimely passing. My sympathies and prayers go out to his family as they will miss a son, a brother, a father, an uncle, etc. The rest of us will miss a world renowned entertainer and humanitarian. Both circumstances are a severe loss.

Caroline   June 26th, 2009 12:40 am ET

Cher = MORON! God that woman is stupid.

Matthew Forsythe   June 26th, 2009 12:41 am ET

We all are saddened and in jjust complete and real shock at the loss of Michael. Its like reliving loosing our Princess Diana. We all will also miss Farrah.." We lost an Angel that we all knew and loved, she waited with wings from up above. She waited to take another we all loved and knew. Now they both have their wings and the pain is done. We love and miss them both but they can be seen from far above" We love you Michael and Farrah, Farrah thank you for helping Michael and take him to heaven!
Love your fans!

marcia hines/ entertainer/and judge on australian idol   June 26th, 2009 12:42 am ET



Kathleen   June 26th, 2009 12:42 am ET

Michael Jackson was a truly gifted entertainer-I understand the heartfelt outpouring of shock & pain from his friends & fans. I'm a fan as well, observing his life thru the years & trying to understand the damaged psyche driving many of his actions. His was a sad story but his contributions to music will never be forgotten & he will be greatly missed. However, another person of note passed from this earth today, & I am sad to see her loss being completely overshadowed by Michael's. Farah Fawcett may not have had the kind of appeal as the multi-talented Jackson, but she was a cultural phenomenon as well. Her career short-circuited by ill-advised managers & lovers, she struggled for the chance to prove herself as an actor & woman of merit. Her courageous struggle with her illness showed her undaunted spirit. I had the pleasure of speaking with her in our mutual hair salon thru the years, & always found her friendly & warm. I know she also will be greatly mourned by her loving family, friends, & public.

Steve   June 26th, 2009 12:43 am ET

It is a sad day. Sad that everyone is praising a man so deeply disturbed and used his money to avoid prosecution of child molestation charges. Innocent people do not pay off children and their families so court documents cannot be released.

tyler   June 26th, 2009 12:45 am ET

I thought i would try and put the point out the while it may be a sad day for some people, I happen to believe that the world is much to large and full of turmoil to have wasted this entire day reporting on the death of one washed up reclusive “star”.
Not once since the news broke of the death of Michal Jackson have i heard the words Iran or North Korea, where the real news is. And for that matter not once since the Iranian election have i seen any mention of the conflict in Pakistan. I fear that the content of CNN’s broadcast is to focused on one (in the grand scheme of things) relatively unimportant story. Sure give him an hour, heck even two. But come on! Some real news would be nice!

Bill Weber   June 26th, 2009 12:46 am ET

Hello Mr. King, It is a very sad day in the entertainment industry. Three icons have died. Each a star in his or her own industries.
I was born in 1962. Farrah was on my wall, Ed was on my tv. and Micheal was on the radio. I am deeply saddened by the news of their deaths. It is as if a piece of my history has been lost. I have watched (over the past 15 years) many of the people I idolized pass away. Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead), Richard Wright (pink Floyd), George Harrison (Beatles), Marlon Brando (actor), Charlton Heston (actor), Henry Fonda (actor), Ronald Reagan, Jerry Ford and Richard Nixon (US Presidents) john Chansallor (TV Anchor), Scott Muney (WNEN Radio Broadcaster), just to name a few.
However, this is really shocking.
As a teen you seldom think of death in the way you do as an adult. When your a teen, life is day to day and carefree. People die and you think ¨OH WELL¨ and go on about your business, nothing to slow you down.
As an adult, you view death in an entirely different perspective. You hear about a death of one of these people you grew up listening to, and you pause to take it all in. You reflect on where you are in life, where you were when you first heard or saw them. and wish the best for the family they have left behind.
In closing, I would like to pass on my most sincere condolences to their families. And to thank them (as late as it may be) for being a part of my life and entertaining me through the years
Bill Weber

ken   June 26th, 2009 12:47 am ET


cnn is doing the right thing about honoring the life of michael. Farrah and Ed will be missed but they were american icons and michael jackson is a world icon . I don't see people writing comments about farrah and ed from other counties as we are for michael.

Carol Kay   June 26th, 2009 12:51 am ET

So sad Farrah Fawcett is losing her day of mourning to Michael Jackson. Sad part is no one really knew her like the older croud. She was a wonderful lady with a wonderful husband next to her. She fought to the end. As for Michael, he was an icon none of us can deny liking at one point. He was a messed up man that lost touch with reality. I am praying for both of them!

Laura   June 26th, 2009 12:53 am ET

I love you and respect you Larry!
But , I believe Farrah should have taken president over Michael Jackson, this women has gone through so much with cancer and grief with her family and provided viewers with glimmer of what she is gone through as human being to bump her story is ridiculous/offensive on part CCN this stations . She is brave person and outstanding person to go public with what she has gone and deserve public acknowledgement not only as celebrity but as Women, Mother and human being!!! Regards, Laura

andi marotta   June 26th, 2009 12:53 am ET

I honestly don't understand why some people are upset that there's not much coverage of Farrah Fawcett's death. Michael Jackson just died. Michael Jackson. No comparison whatsoever, and to try and equate the two is outrageously insulting to the memory of Michael Jackson.

Cinde Lou Delmas   June 26th, 2009 12:55 am ET

A child prodigy, a genius, beautiful gift to 'earth-lings' for ever, generations past will appreciate his many creative talents! Personally, I hope parents heed the sad lessons of his fate; seemingly full swing of life without balance within. I am glad he is at peace!!!! Sad demise to a creative being ... I love Michael Jackson! I am a 55 year old woman from Northern Ca.

Sabine, Germany   June 26th, 2009 12:55 am ET

Ruhet In Frieden(R.I.P)

Michael Joseph Jackson & Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett

Thank you MJJ for making me feel alot less lonely many times with your amazing songs & lyrics straight out of life and heart!

Thank you both for making our lives richer!!!!

We will "Remember the time" with you "Angels" always!!!!

My heart & prayers go out to the families, friends and fans!

Respect from Germany

Ramon Ruiz   June 26th, 2009 12:56 am ET

To Larry King:

I am writing this to you in hopes that you believe what I am saying especially about Michael Jackson. For the past five years I kept telling my so call friends that MJ would not live a full life. What exactly I mean by this is that yes he did live a full life to the fullest like no man can ever redo in our life time but his life was reckon to be short live by age and I do have witnesses to my statement. Larry I am not looking to create a stink about this but the fact is true and I hate myself for saying so at this time. Believe you me this is not a host or fake I am just sharing my thoughts to you also as I did with my so call friends.

When the World Trade Center NY went down, a month before it happen, again I told my so call friends a month before it even happen. I called them and said something real BIG is about to happen did not know what but deep inside I felt it, I was unable to sleep for that entire month.

I am just writing to you in hope that you believe me.

Ramon Ruiz Jr
C: 4693284583

Belinda   June 26th, 2009 12:56 am ET

Can u find out how Liz Taylor & Diana Ross FEEL

Erin   June 26th, 2009 12:57 am ET

The “King of Pop” is dead. Long live the King!
Was he good? Was he evil?
Was he black? Was he white?
Was he brilliant? Was he demented?
Was he limitless in his capacity to love? Was he dangerous?
Was he a musical genius? Did he have the mind of a child?
Yes! As is true of every living human being. Each of us posesses the capacity for great “good” and great “evil”. Nothing and no one is all good or all bad. The yin and yang forever coexist, no matter how naively we suppose otherwise. We have been witness to a beautiful and strange phenomenon in the form of Michael Jackson. The Universe which created him moved him to express himself in an intensely complex and dynamic way. We could not have had Michael, the musical talent without Michael, the accused child molester. Whatever we projected onto him arose from our own fears. And, so, the struggle to label Michael as one thing or another is moot. Michael Jackson was good…and, he was “Bad”. RIP

Carvin Winans Sr.   June 26th, 2009 12:58 am ET

My brothers and I worked with Michael on the Man in the Mirror and words cannot express how deeply saddened I am with his passing. He was truly a remarkable person with such a wonderful, kind spirit. My love and prayers go out to the Jackson family as I can relate to the grief having recently lost my Father.

God Bless,

Carvin Winans Sr.

Patricia Garchez   June 26th, 2009 1:02 am ET

I was shocked, saddened, and speechless when I heard of the passing of Michael Jackson. He truly was a man that had it all but had nothing. I greatly admired Michael in the time of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", "Thriller" and all his great hits but sadly disappointed with all the rumors and controversy that surrounded him. Regardless, I will greatly miss him and keep him close to my heart thru his songs. I agree when it is said Michael was a lonely person, I pray to God that he will find all the love to fill his heart in Heaven that he lacked on earth. I will miss you Michael!

Jonah   June 26th, 2009 1:02 am ET

Michael Jackson...the first African-American to have a video in rotation on MTV.
Michael Jackson...the man who every child imitated on playgrounds across the United States after the Motown 25th special after he did the Moonwalk.
Michael Jackson...the man the set the mark by which all entertainers would and will follow in terms of performance style and energy in addition to the overall quality of their music whether R&B or any other form of popular music.
There will never be another like him. He was the Elvis of my generation. He was truly an icon and no matter what has happened recently he is still the man that made me want to listen to music. Rest in peace Michael, you are now truly immortal.

Claudette Robinson   June 26th, 2009 1:05 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

Dale   June 26th, 2009 1:06 am ET

I'm sorry if I seem to be a grinch, but I think y'all are spending way too much time on the deaths of Farrah and Jacko, when there are much more important stories out there; oh I don't know, maybe Iran, or North Korea!?! It reminds me of how Mother Teresa's death was eclipsed by Diana's – go for the popular shallow rather than the real and meaningful!

Brian Clyne   June 26th, 2009 1:07 am ET

It’s a sad day that your gone but, your music will live more then a life time.
your body may be gone but, your spirit stills lives, as long as your music still plays, you will not be forgotten. I’m a native canadian (native american) and I’m a Hoop dancer. The stuff he said, made me a better person, I started to dance alot better of what he said. To him I thank him for his words, songs and most of all, his dance. You will be missed

Belinda   June 26th, 2009 1:07 am ET

On the day of Michael Jacksons DEATH how can u put That lying Corey on Your Show. Im Not saying he wa LLYING when it happened. Buit how he sit there And GIVE HIN SOME RAVE COMMENTS AFTER WHAT HE SAID

Jimima Ewers   June 26th, 2009 1:07 am ET

Could the total cost of Michael Jackson’s facial surgeries and that of many other Celebrities, alive today topple over the poverty in the top ten Poorest countries in this world today namely:
NIGER, Guinea Bissau, Somalia, Comoros, Ethiopia, Solomon Islands, Central Africa Republic, Zimbabwe & Liberia. Help tell those alive to help eradicate poverty and that Life is not all about one self and how one Look.
WE all need to find our selves, yes make it our own business to give these poor countries food, clothing and shelter and help to school them and help them to become independent, by. A good education NEVER fails. Wake up call June 25, 2009.
We Love you Michael Jackson and no one can take that away from you. Neither can any be compared to you. You are truly a Legend.

Jimima Ewers

Margaret A.T Johnson, Sterling Virginia   June 26th, 2009 1:10 am ET

The World's Greatest Entertainer...Michael Jackson has entered the
Valley in the Sky where the still waters Lie...the tears are falling from
heaven as Our Father welcomes him with open arms to restore his
soul...the soul and spirit that Our Society relentlessly destroyed.

Dear Michael Jackson,
Although I never got the chance to meet you...I've always loved you.
Every Saturday morning I couldn't wait for the Jackson 5 cartoon to come I'm left with only the memories of you. I somehow feel family was never fortunate to have the financial means.
All I could do is wish and pray for the chance to meet I'll never get to see the Michael Jackson, I grew up with.
I am sadden by this great loss...and I thought we would have the

Dear Family of Michael Jackson,
I would like for you to know that Michael Jackson is in a better
place. The Valley in the Sky where the still waters Lie...where peace,
love, and happiness resides. Michael Jackson didn't deserve the treatment he received from those he was so willing to help. Michael Jackson had a heart of was this world that turned cold...on the
King Of Pop who was 50 years old. My condolences goes out to the
Jacksons...may our Father ease your mourning.

Victor   June 26th, 2009 1:11 am ET

Goodnight Everyone and before I go...

We all know this is only going to get weirder right......night Larry, thanks for pulling the late shift....

Donitello is my favorite ninja turtle !

Melissa   June 26th, 2009 1:11 am ET

Larry. I need to say , that at the moment I heard the news today Indiana time. I lost my breath. He was such a special part in my heart. As I spend the next half of my life without him and only with memories, I will carry his sole and music in my heart!
Michael is forever a great icon, a great love, just a all around great wonderful person.
Our family and All of us in Indiana will keep him and his family in our prayiers.
We Love you Michael.

cobi   June 26th, 2009 1:13 am ET

My life has change today michael jackson was everything too me !!! i cant take it it so hard for me to think this day came so soon . Mchael gave so much to the world . not just the king of pop but kings of kings . we love u my kids will know about u .RIP MJ

irene Serio   June 26th, 2009 1:14 am ET

Michael was the most misunderstood person that walked the earth other then Jesus Christ himself. He had the same heavenly father. He dedicated his life to him. I am mad at all the people that hurt his good heart by lies and stories because of their greed and jeolously. Wicked elements that are born from Satan himself. Satan never let up. Thats OK Michael knew he would live in a real never land some day. Whats 50 years when you will live forever in a paradise earth.

Monica   June 26th, 2009 1:15 am ET

a man of many faces
a man and entertainer to many races
it did not matter the pigment of one's skin
he brought us together through his music
his vibrant spirit, kind and gentle soul will live on forever
Michael Jackson–a myth, an ambassador, a legacy
His soul, spirit, and music is, and wiil always be, forever embraced

Today's news seems so surreal–seems like we are in another dimension, another time, another place

Margaret A.T Johnson, Sterling Virginia   June 26th, 2009 1:17 am ET

Today, June 25th of 2009 the Greatest Entertainer Of All Tymez has just perished. Tears
are falling from the Heavens as the doors open to receive him. Michael Jackson will truly
be missed by many that was blessed...Michael Jackson your music gave life a meaning for
me as well as others...your rythm flowed through our body and soul.
I know our Father is awaiting to receive Michael Jackson into the Valley in the Sky...that
is where all good souls go when they die...Yes, I will shed my tears for Michael Jackson
and for his Family as well. The Valley in the Sky where the still waters Lie only there can
Michael Jackson's soul be restored unto the Michael Jackson our Society destroyed.
Those that falsely testified against Michael Jackson for the purpose of money may our
father have Mercy on your unworthy souls. Michael Jackson could never harm a child nor
animal...shame on this Society for disgracing his face in the Media. At least where he's going now...prejudice has no place there.

Michael Jackson Was Truly A Devine Individual...You Will Be Missed Deeply

August 29,1958 – June 25,2009

Rest In Peace My King

Unique You Will
Be 4ever

beth shoemaker   June 26th, 2009 1:17 am ET

Dear Larry,

This may seem like an oxymoron, but I believe Cher's comments were right on the money. (Considering Cher has her own life of strangeness.) Michael Jackson had not only become "strange", he had become exponetially bizarre.

I have listened to Michael Jackson since I was 10 years old at the very beginning of his career. It was so unusual for white little girls to "crush" on some black kid from Indiana. When Michael came on the scene, poor Donny Osmond took a dive. We all thought Michael was cute but more importantly he was cool. Why he was unhappy with his original equipment is such a shame. He went from being a very handsome young man to a fragile-looking alien.

I really saw the hugest change in him and his voice after he first became involved with Diana Ross. As years passed, it seemed that he looked more and more like her. At this time (adolescence), he needed parents, not divas. His parents let him down.

I feel the sorriest for his children and I only hop some judge finds a stable home for these children.

Rest in peace Michael. Thanks for sharing your gifts with us all!


sogourney   June 26th, 2009 1:18 am ET

shock...i can't believe it...he's an inspiration...i still don't believe that he's dead....shock

ZeeVee   June 26th, 2009 1:20 am ET

I'm seeing a lot of negative reporting on Michael, like the alleged improper behavior with kids, but can we please just reflect on the genius and what he did for us all. How good his music made us feel and how his music marks all the events of our lives. He was a good and gentle soul and he will be missed greatly and can never be replaced. God bless you Michael and thank you.

Neena Reed   June 26th, 2009 1:21 am ET

Can you please remove Corey from the panel? He is a disgrace to Michael's legacy and should be promptly removed.

Karen Palmer   June 26th, 2009 1:21 am ET

I would like to see Janet Jackson take over Michael's July London
tour and do his songs as well as her own. The tickets have been sold
out and I know his fans would want to see that his children receive
the money to help with their future. I loved and will always remember
Michael Jackson. I am a 62 year old grandmother whose children
grew up with Michael. Please Larry if there is any way that you can
make this suggestions to the Jackson family, I beg you to do so.
Michael so deserves our love, respect and his family our prayers.
He has helped the world so now let the world help the Jacksons.
It was stated that he would have made over 400 million dollars from
this tour. Tell Janet to honor her brother in this way and I know his
fans will support this. We will always love you Michael.

Karen Palmer
Brockway, Pennsylvania

Kisha Clark   June 26th, 2009 1:21 am ET

Michael Jackson brought a new way of thinking to the world of music. He thought it & brought it ! He will definitely be missed & not for his death no not this. Melody of music, entertainment in a show, therapy for the mind, 4sho. His articulateness made way for many with his style, talent, and performance, this is oh so tragic, don't we all wish this was bad Magic? God's child will rest awhile. R.I.P. M.J

Louie   June 26th, 2009 1:22 am ET

I feel like I lost a part of my childhood. I grew up in the time of Michael and I remember watching MTV before him thinking it was boring and he took Mtv and the world by storm and made Mtv the channel to watch for me and all kids of that time. you gaves us so much entertainment and still had so much to give. I remember watching Michael with my grandmother( may she rest in peace ) she enjoyed your music videos so much. you touch all of every age, I feel blessed to grow up and see the king of pop at the top of his talent. god bless rest in peace.

Dodie ~ California   June 26th, 2009 1:22 am ET

Michael Jackson was an icon of icons. He was brilliant and extremely gifted!

Michael Jackson has transformed music forever.


Laura   June 26th, 2009 1:24 am ET

I love Michael Jacksons I grew up with him and dance to many of his songs and videos. I provide my condolence to his family and hope thay have comfort where ever he is, which would be heaven on earth!

Ethel   June 26th, 2009 1:25 am ET

Michael Jacson is dead because of his screwed up dad's and familiy's religion. They are those who knock on your door on Sat. morning about the impending battle of Armegeddon. The poor kid never stood a chance. He, as was I, disfellowshipped (kicked out)
because they ( the organization) could not control him. His dad's religion said "Thriller" was demonized. Beware!

lisa   June 26th, 2009 1:28 am ET

Micheal Jackson, might of acted a little a strange, or some might say "a little freaky" towards the end of his life,but it is fair to say that he has lived an amazing life. He has been an icon to many people around the world, who saw their self as the man,or woman in the mirror, and made that change.He has lefted behind a great legacy that might be imitated, but can not be duplicated.He had so much love to give, i can see where he might of been misunderstood by a lot of hateful and ignorant people, who thinks it's wrong to have the mind of a kid. Yes he has the heart of a kid, but what's wrong with that? Listen to the words of his song "HEAL THE WORLD" non of today's wash-up singers have such positive message in their songs,it's all about sex and relationship. No one is singing about the hunger in Africa nor the human beings that are being killed like gods in the middle east. Micheal if only we have more people like you with the love that you had then this world would be a better place indeed. i saw the love that shines from your heart. The sad thing is that some people misunderstood.

Margaret A.T Johnson, Sterling Virginia   June 26th, 2009 1:30 am ET

The Spirit

For every Loved One That Has Perished

A rose that once blossomed, shall

blossom no more; the earth from

which it grew has became sore.

She left behind only rose petals

on the grounds floor, where her

soul was uprooted from the core.

Weather was the reason she had

withered away, never too return

to see another prosperous day; &

the spirit of beauty rest where

her rose petals still lay.

Margaret A.T Johnson

cobi   June 26th, 2009 1:32 am ET


Joey Purevich   June 26th, 2009 1:34 am ET

Heal the world, Thriller, Beat It, Smooth Criminal. and many more songs that Michael Jackson sang. Tonight he is no longer with us.... but his words in all of his songs each made an impact on us either when we were young, or we can relate to his songs which were filled with passion. Some people asked me why I would write a blog about him and its because I grew up listening to his music and despite all the allgations that were drawn to him he still overcame them and continued to live his life until today. Each of his songs had meanings like Heal The World & Black or White. Many of todays artists like Chris Brown, Usher, and Justin Timberlake and many other celebraties and other normal everyday people looked up to him,not only as a artist but as a person. Michael Jackson had a lot of talent and changed the lives of people in many generations and will go down in history as one of the best if not the best artist in the history in this planet. I know one thing that is for sure is that you wanted peace on heart and you are now in peace with god. Thanks for the Memories Michael Jackson and your songs will live forever in are mind and in our hearts.

Sara (Memphis, TN)   June 26th, 2009 1:35 am ET


It is such a tragedy that in just TWO days we lost THREE icons...Ed McMahon died on Tuesday...then Farrah Fawcett & Michael Jackson BOTH died TODAY....less than 10 hours apart. When I heard about Farrah Fawcett dying, of course it was sad...of course it was heartbreaking...but it was not exactly too shocking. Kinda the same thing with Ed McMahon. But MICHAEL JACKSON?!?...DEAD?!?!?!??

larry   June 26th, 2009 1:37 am ET

I am curious as to what is the reaction of the artist formely known as "Prince". Did He express anything in regards of Michael Jackson's Death?

Margaret A.T Johnson, Sterling Virginia   June 26th, 2009 1:38 am ET


Born unto a white father and a black mother when
filling out an application I mark other, it's not
any ones place to label me, and don't even bother.
I bleed just like any other person that have blood
running through their veins, and by sticking a label
on me what's your gain?
Living in this society yielding only prejudice has
caused me to grow grim, and is it not enough that
neither the black nor white race excepted me as one
of their own?
I invite prejudice and racism to sit at my dinner
table allowing them the chance of actually knowing
me, and at the end of the evening what they once
thought has now changed, because they enjoyed my

Margaret A.T Johnson

Thank You Michael Jackson For giving so much change to my
generation...a generation that wasn't so willing to embrace Us
as individual beings.

Kai Stansberry   June 26th, 2009 1:42 am ET

Larry, please let your guest know that some of us (namely me) intentionally left flowers on the star of the "other" Michael Jackson. It was a symbolic. Our way of demonstrating how much we love Michael and that he will forever be in our hearts.

Kai Stansberry

Dodie ~ California   June 26th, 2009 1:44 am ET


Thank you for providing a late-night 2 hour show in tribute to Michael Jackson.


Brandy   June 26th, 2009 1:46 am ET

The people of this current generation will never understand the impact of Michael Jackson had on people in their 30's. I am 35 and when I was 10 years old we had a Michael Jackson sleep over Thriller party. I truley will miss him and I never believed all of the hype on what he was accused of. He was a lovely person.

Margaret A.T Johnson, Sterling Virginia   June 26th, 2009 1:47 am ET

Dear Larry King,

Thank you for allowing me to post...I'm glad to have you covering the late Michael Jackson's death. Your real as real get...I thank you for the kind words you spoke on Michael's behalf. Good night Larry King...May my Father Bless you each and everyday.

Michael Jackson   June 26th, 2009 1:57 am ET

My name is Lista , I am from Iowa and 40 yrs. old. It saddens me about the death of Michael. What saddens me more is... today there were 2 people I work with, age 19 and 26. When they heard of this new, they snickered and laughted. I found myself immediatley getting angry. All they could talk about was the allegations on Michael and crack jokes.
I like many others, grew up with Michales music. Everyone has a story behind at least one of his songs. We all wanted to do the moon walk and learn the dance to Thirller. I think the people that are caught up in what he may or may not have done need to remember we all have ghosts in the closest and n
Anyone who understands what real music is understands what he meant to the world. He will be GREATLY MISSED.

MJ   June 26th, 2009 1:58 am ET

Want To Thank Michael Jackson for entertaining music, song, dance, and videos that were absolutely delightful. Michael Jackson's energy and high octance performances dazzled and mesmerized the world. Thank you Michael Jackson!

irene Serio   June 26th, 2009 1:59 am ET

Is it not obvious this this sight does know the meaning of prejudice.

irene Serio   June 26th, 2009 2:00 am ET

Because you must be.

sammy   June 26th, 2009 2:03 am ET

Why is noone acknowledging that Michael Jackson was not as perfect as you are portraying him? Where is the information about the cult of Jehovas Witnesses that screwed him up through his greed driven this not apart of his life also? You are not acknowledging that this cult not only destroyed him, but also thousand of others brainwashed by the JW's. This has been proven over time by many disfellowshiped individuals. Yes, he was talented, but noone appears to be recognizing how he became the way he became,
too bad you don't give this much time on the real heros-our soldiers who have died since the beginning of time-especially during the most recent wars....think about it, you are sensationalizing the WRONG aspect of Michael's devastation. GOD BLESS THE TROOPS!!

Victoria   June 26th, 2009 2:05 am ET

It broke my heart to hear of Michael Jackson's untimely passing. Even though we will mourn his death, his family needs time and privacy to themselves in this terrible loss. My heart & prayers go out to his family!!!!! I was so upset about the ugly rumors about Michael and always believed that they were that of people that wanted a part of his fame and fortune. I hope that someday they will understand that bad karma will follow them forever!

Lety Villafranco   June 26th, 2009 2:05 am ET

About the publics reaction to his death some dancing some sad .
It seems reporters did´nt know what to call it or make of it.
It´s a WAKE! for a music legend.and like a wake some sing , some drink and.......... some cry..

eric m. bustamante   June 26th, 2009 2:06 am ET

as i was leaving the job site one day in hollywood , around the corner
from the gardner street elementary school where michael jackson attended , i noticed that michael jacksons name had been stricken
from the aditorium wall where it was dedicated.. i'm not even a michael jackson fan but that really pissed me off !!! i'm assuming that
school officials took this action in spite of his not guilty verdict. these school officials should be very very very ashamed of themselves for
displaying such poor judgment just because of how things might look

lisa (Miramar FL)   June 26th, 2009 2:07 am ET

(Sorry to Farrah – Fawcett, but Micheal – Jackson is a bigger star.)
I love you both and God is waiting on the other side with two new sets of wings, for the two angels he called home today you guys are consider lucky or blessed.

Sergio Bartoletti   June 26th, 2009 2:08 am ET

What else could we say to define this wonderful person? I think words are not enough... but using adjectives we could say great artist , tremendous singer, amazing dancer, huge entertainer, love tender caring human being, excepcional ,humble, nice...
MICHAEL JACKSON IS A GENIUS! He was (is and will always be) an important part of my life.. I grew up listening his marvelous music, watching his remarkable , astonishing , cutting edge VIDEO clipS at the early 80's here in Argentina.. (there was a tv show called "Michael Jackson and friends" on mondays 9pm 1984), where we were able to see his incredible work and be delighted, that's why he is an important part of our lives, playing his music back at school,etc and I don't mean only my country but the whole world... He is well known in the entire planet... every song brings us back nothing but good memories! THANK YOU MICHAEL! WE WILL ALWAYS MISS YOUR MAGIC! WE`LL LOVE YOU FOREVER!

irene Serio   June 26th, 2009 2:10 am ET

Psalms 37:9 But those hoping in Jehovah are the ones that will possess the earth.

Derrick Chase   June 26th, 2009 2:10 am ET

MOONWALK ...An Apology to Micheal Jackson by Derrick Chase
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An Apology to Micheal Jackson
by Derrick Chase

And they Kept Saying, Micheal Jackson could make a comeback. I kept thinking...He never Left. What's in your Ipod, CD , MP3,. Who did it better than Mike? Who could make the club rock and the Family Reunion Sizzle?

Micheal was not an artist, he was the archetype. A God Child. A Gentle spirit that when studied, I argue, it will be concluded that he came to remind us of a time when everything was alright. The humor of God, to remove Mike’s childhood as a reminder for us to appreciate and adore our own. His Pain is our Pride!

Mike on behalf of the 1 billion plus people that have been affected by your music, I apologize. I too injected your music into my soul, induced my barbecues with your essence, padded my my parties with your passion, model most of your movements and then pointed out your imperfections. I talked about Joe, Jermaine and Janet. For all those things and for all those people I apologize!

The Funny thing about death, it is only experienced by the living. A concept who’s evidence will remain forever inconclusive, because no one has written a report from the other side. So, I will not say goodbye…I will say good Job!

I am going to continue to have your spirit present at my most signifigant and most insignifgant affairs. I am going to still use you push my parties to pop. I am still going to sing your part on The Girl Is Mine! I am still going to … well I never liked the red jacket or Jerry Curl…but it look good on you!! Most of all, I am going to teach my son to MOONWALK!!

No really, I am going to teach my son to MOONWALK!! Teach him how to exist some where between the Ethers and the Heavens. Teach him how to live a life that serves and inspires. Teach him how to feel and be free. I am going to hand him the world as his stage and his platform. Teach him how to be light on his feet and fluid in his movements. Teach him how to sacrifice and deny himself for the greater good. Teach him how to eject himself into immortality. Then Teach him how to grab his balls, spin around on his toes, bite his lip… “FUNK The World”…And Smile.

You thought I didn’t get that. Yeah, when you were grabbing your …well this is a family show. My Point is I feel you on that! That was for Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and I guess me too. We all deserve it but at least I am apologizing.

You did it my man!! I will always love you for it!

See you on Saturday!!

Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough!!

Much Love and Respect
Derrick Chase
June 25, 2009

Giovanni   June 26th, 2009 2:11 am ET

In the end it is someone's son, the father of three children and the inspiration to millions around the world who passed away. I join with many fans of Michael throughout the world in sending my prayers and thoughts to the Jackson family.

I only hope that this newspaper and other news outlets around the country and the world, do the family and themselves a great favor in giving Michael the due respect and admiration he deserves by reflecting on the positive impact he had on this world, and not on the tabloid-like infatuation with his personal life.

irene Serio   June 26th, 2009 2:12 am ET

Psalms 37:11 The meek ones will possess the earth and find their delight in the abundance of Peace. That is What MJ knew.

irene Serio   June 26th, 2009 2:13 am ET

Psalms 83:18 The most High God over the earth is Jehovah.

britney   June 26th, 2009 2:14 am ET

When Michael was alive everybody made fun of him.Lots of pressure from media killed him.And now a true legend is really gone.

irene Serio   June 26th, 2009 2:16 am ET

John 5:28. Do not think that this can not happen, All that die will come back to life. Good and Bad.

irene Serio   June 26th, 2009 2:20 am ET

Matthew 24:14 Jesus has a government. His government will be told to the inhabited earth for a witness to all the world. Michael at one time did share in that work.

irene Serio   June 26th, 2009 2:23 am ET

Revelation 21:4 and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more. nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away

Antonia Acevedo   June 26th, 2009 2:23 am ET

Michael Jackson was a very talented man and artist. Very thoughtful, and not selfish. I grew up on his music, were only a year apart. I felt really bad that he hard to go thru alot in his life. The allegation's of molestation. How would you have felt? knocking your self esteen down. Did anyone ever really knew Michael Jackson? know wounder why he was taking medications. He loved children, people, everyone. His heart was so big, My question? The night that Michael Wasn't feeling well, why didn't his doctor say let's go to the hospital. I will miss him very deeply, His memories, music, and his life will always be in my heart. I felt if he did this tour, it would of really brought Michael Back. His self esteen would of been on cloud nine. Where he is wright now. My Sympathy goes out to his Children, and his Family. You are very loved! MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!

A true Fan   June 26th, 2009 2:25 am ET

Before i get in to my condolences for Michael i just want to speak on a few comments made by others. To those who feel like farrah deserves the same coverage as michael you have a right to your opinion but please stop kidding your self. My 18 year old nephew didnt know who farrah was but, he knows who michael is without question. For those who mentioned news of all the stuff going on overseas being more important. that stuff has been on for years now same stuff just a different day. North Korea been selling wolf tickets for years nothing yet. Iran is just like every other civil war through history including those from the biblical times all the way up to the sixties when blacks fought for they're rights. No other country came to help us and it eventually worked its way out ...... somewhat? Now with that being said, My personal opinion about the molestation accusations are that i wasn't there so i truly don't know but i highly doubt that they are true. What parent in there right mind would leave they're child with someone that they think might molest they're child unless they are looking for money. If so how sad. Any way Michael I love your music you were truly talented one of the Greatest of all times. Your contributions to the world have touched many hearts and minds. I know you are now in a better place. May you Rest In Peace.

Love, A true Fan

irene Serio   June 26th, 2009 2:27 am ET

Thank you Larry for letting me share these scriptures. I always felt common ground with Michael Jackson although I never met him. I knew he shared the same beliefs as I do. For years I felt deeply sad for the way people believed rumors about him. People that I knew, that I thought should know better.

marcia hines/ entertainer/and judge on australian idol   June 26th, 2009 2:30 am ET

how do i un- subscribe FROM THIS SITE ? PLEASE !!!!!!! M.H.

jantzen   June 26th, 2009 2:31 am ET

the death of the king of pop is a great lost in the entertainment industry. he was a person of kind heart and full of love. most of all he helped to heal world.

irene Serio   June 26th, 2009 2:33 am ET

Im sure it would be easy. You probably just need to click a button.

Merly Angel   June 26th, 2009 2:40 am ET

Good evening, hello, I am... apalled. I am only 19, but I grew up listening to his music. My mother and father greatly respect him, we're all devastated from the news. When I found out that he died I just... I just couldn't believe it.

I didn't want to believe it at all, but as I continue to look at the news and knew that it's true. It breaks my heart, me and my mother were crying when we found out. We shed our tears for him, Michael Jackson is a great person and awesome singer. A legendary icon who will never be forgotten. He truely is and will always be the King of Pop.

Rest in peace, Michael Jackson..

Amy   June 26th, 2009 3:08 am ET

My very first poster was of Michael Jackson. My racist southern grandmother gave my female cousins and I the posters for Christmas. “Here is a poster of your favorite ni**er since you’nns love him so much”, she said handing us each one. I never heard that word before it was shocking. We all agreed we did loooooooove him so much! Even though her words were not kind that poster was a color barrier being broken as we all danced including her to the Billy Jean. Michael Jackson did change the world or at least the world I lived in.

Don Robertson   June 26th, 2009 3:09 am ET


Frakly, the wife and I think that Michael Jackson's untimely death is a Great loss to Millions around the globe, but we are shocked that Farrah Fawcett should be getting equal noteriety, and coverage.

Is the reason you and CNN are giving Michael so much coverage is because his death may involve illeagel drug use?? I'd bet my bottom dollar on it!!!!

When can we expect equal coverage for Farrah? You knew them both, didn't you?

Elaine & Don Robertson
Ventura, CA

Lionheart   June 26th, 2009 3:18 am ET

I like to share some few words from a poem called Kali the Mother,

"....Who dares to misery love,

And hugs the form of Death,

Dance in Destruction's dance,

To him the mother comes."

This poem beautifully sums up all the energy and effort that Michael Jackson put forth. He was the LEGEND and always be remembered.

Kelli N.   June 26th, 2009 3:23 am ET

Hi Larry,

I grew up with both Michael and Farrah, and am saddened by both of their passings.

I am really pleased to see Michael's life and career getting the attention it deserves, but PLEASE make time for Farrah, too. She is worthy of that, plus I am sure Michael himself would readily agree.

Raquel Rothermel   June 26th, 2009 3:30 am ET

It is really upsetting that Anderson Cooper thinks viewers are stupid enough not to realise that the "live" interview with MTV reporter in Times Square was real. Considering it was exactly the same video released early today by CNN (without the darkening effects of nighttime and green screen behind him) with a different reporter asking the same questions. Not impressed at all. Why pretend you are asking him the questions Cooper? Larry surely you don't condone a news reporter pretending to have an interview? Michael Jackson doesn't deserve that.

Oti Brown,   June 26th, 2009 3:30 am ET

(Michael Jackson, the music Messiah)

I like to give thanks to God almighty for blessing the whole World
with Michael Jackson the greatest Musician of all time.

Michael Jackson is not just a music Legend, but a music Messiah to the whole World.
Michael Jackson was my favorite & will always be.

Thanks Michael Jackson. R.I.P.

PATRICIA   June 26th, 2009 4:18 am ET


Aun vive y vivira... el no ha muerto... su leyenda nacio hoy... somos testigos de la historia... MICHAEL. que Dios te bendiga...


Mrs. Robinson   June 26th, 2009 4:19 am ET

50 years is not a long time to live. I used to think it was but it is not. I apologized to my two year old daughter because she would not be able to see Michael Jackson the way myself and my parents saw. She has been deprived of ever seeing a real performer and a genuinely caring person. My greatest memory is when I had my little brother rewind a tape that I recorded all day of the remember the time video until I learned the whole dance and could complete it without messing up.

Let us remember Michael Jackson AKA Mikael and may Allah be pleases with his humanitarion efforts on this earth. Long live the King of insperation.

Darl   June 26th, 2009 4:59 am ET

I don't know that Michael Jackson is the bigger story. I just spent the past 2 hours searching youtube for tributes to Farrah because there is a paucity of such in the so-called mainstream media. Michael Jackson's death is certainly a shock because of his age but I doubt he was more loved or more interesting than Farrah. I haven't watched any of the coverage of him. Sorry.

October   June 26th, 2009 5:48 am ET

It is so incredible that our KING of pop is gone. I'm a woman in my 30's and though I wasn't arond when JFK was shot or we landed on the moon...I will always remember where I was when the Challenger tragedy happened, 5th grade, and now when Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett passed on the same day. For Farrah...I had just woke up, for Michael I was in my truck, just listened to Thriller on the radio, then they announced it and almost had to pull over. My best birthday, my 9th, was a Thriller party (on laser disc) I still have it and will pass it along to my own children! Go with God Michael & sit with the Angels Farrah. We all love you both!

Mario   June 26th, 2009 6:02 am ET

The problem with the death of Michael Jackson is we will never see or experience the magic and awe that Michael brings on air and on stage. His music is great and his dance moves are incredible. People like us, the ordinary and simple, who loves watching him, enjoys listening to his music will surely feel hurt and sad up to the point of crying.

We love you Michael. I just hope you knew that.

Todson White   June 26th, 2009 6:25 am ET

Many fine artists have come and gone, with many more yet to come; but there will never be another Michael Jackson. He was truly unique, and one such as he will not pass this way again. Yes, he has left us, never to return; but the beautiful music he composed and sing so eloquently will live forever. The world will miss you Michael, more than you ever could have imagined. May your gentle, kind, loving soul rest in peace. All hail the King of Pop.

medstaffer   June 26th, 2009 6:30 am ET

Let's allow the Jackson family deal with the loss of their family member in peace without the negative talk and speculations of his actions.

I do not feel that it is necessary to speak ill of the dead or remember their negative acts, but to remember their good works and let their family grieve in peace.

If CNN and Larry King wish to reach to the masses regarding negative information, please tell me where does anal cancer come from......

Davis Seibenthaler   June 26th, 2009 6:34 am ET

Michael Jackson was a mentally and physically sick man. People seem to forget that he MOLESTED young boys. The people who are sentimental about his life are the same type of people who would allow him to baby sit their young children, knowing that he might molest them, just so that they can brag about who baby sat their children. We should all be focusing on Farrah Fawcett's life not the singing molestor's life.



Connie Bin-Rella   June 26th, 2009 7:20 am ET

I just heard someone in the crowd say something to the effect "we should have been more supportive of michael " and i agree. i hear all these celeb's call with such wonderful things to say , but i never saw them stand next to Michael, only liz taylor and diana ross. hmmmmmmmmmm

Connie   June 26th, 2009 7:40 am ET

Michael was never proven to have molested anyone.

Robin   June 26th, 2009 7:59 am ET

It has been a truely sad week for entertainment. May everyone rest in peace. It saddens me, however that our country feels the need to rehash and judge people after their death. Enough already people. Is it really important to make sure everyone remembers all the controversy in a persons life after they die? That is between God and them... Not God and Everyone else

DKJ   June 26th, 2009 8:21 am ET

In response to Larry's question to Cher as to why Michael changed his persona, I believe that he changed because he was a little black boy in the 1970s living in a white man's world in America. As a black child myself at that time, it was a most difficulty period being a black youth because the media, the schools, and practically everything in society made it clear that we were still second-class citizens in spite of the gains of the Civil Rights Movement. My God, how was a talented boy like Michael Jackson was to become a man in a society that was still underminding his self-image and the self-esteem of just ordinary black boys and girls like me?

Linda Sheridan   June 26th, 2009 8:45 am ET

I was shocked and saddened to hear that Michael Jackson died. He will be missed all over the world but his music will live on forever. My kids loved Michael and so did I. The magic of Michael Jackson will live on -he was the King of Pop!!! No one could dance like that–it was the best!!! Rest in peace Michael. My sincere sympathy to Michael's children and family.

JALAL (Saudi Arabia)   June 26th, 2009 8:48 am ET

In the upcoming lines I’d like to thank Michael Jacksn for many things which will never be forgotten. Been a shining rainbow for poor children could be one of these unforgetten gifts which Michael presented to the world. Another gift which Michael presented to us was the love of music. He succeded in gathering people all over the world. He was as a peace dove which never cared about race, skin color, or language. He made music as love wrap (joint).
Unfortunatly, this rainbow has vanished by the days because the people around him. They filled his brightness with lies and fales accusations using his love for children. it was as an infinit fog. They had broke the dove’s wings and left it to die.
For us as fans, he’s like the North Star which guide us to heaven of music. His soul will remain in everybody’s heart. He’ll be so only 4 those who never pay attention to his body details. only 4 thoes who love him for his music.

God Bless Your Soul Michael


Andy Afadapa   June 26th, 2009 9:03 am ET


When he ws alive, he was called all sorts of names. Even CNN called him "SELF PROCLAIMED". Even in death your analysts like Toobin and co are concerned are his lproblems even after acquital. The guy is dead, let him rest in peace for Christ sake.
I grew up singing and dancing to Micheals' songs. I have teenage kids now who sing and dance to Micheals' songs.
This is a very sad day in the world as a whole but I have wiped my tears away for now to celebrate Micheal as a HUMAN BEIGN.
Micheal came to light through his music, lets remember him that way. For those who prefer to talk about how much he owed, surprise awaits you, for you forgot one thing and never listened to people who really knew Micheal – HE WAS A GENIUS across the board. When you are blessed like Michael, nothing can take that away from you even in death.


CKelly   June 26th, 2009 12:38 pm ET

June 25th was a very sad day. This last week has been sad..

Losing Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson reminds us that our culture is not permanent and that even icons pass before their time. We are all mortal.

Like so many here, I grew up with Michael Jackson-I loved him from afar in Tiger Beat magazine, I watched the MTV videos as MTV and Much Music were taking off in Canada. I loved the Thriller video and danced to Billy Jean.

I watched him on TV as a child star.

I wore Farrah's hairstyle as a teenager in the late 70's and early 80's....and I watched Ed on Johnny Carson . And, who could forget those Publisher's clearing house commercials?

All the ups and the downs...

Today is a day to remember and appreciate our loved ones and ourselves and to remember the gift that entertainment brings us.
The icons influence our lives in ways we often don't consider-they are a reflection of who we are and who we want to become. Lets remember the good times for a while.

Roxanne   June 26th, 2009 1:11 pm ET

God Bless Michael Jackson.

Why on earth would you have Corey Feldman on your show to talk about Michael when you know he testified against Michael at trial and Michael wasn't even speaking to him????

Corey is looking for attention because he has an album coming out.

He was confronted by Michael about writing a tell all book about Michael and he got caught. So in retalliation he testified against Michael.

Now he claims he was a wonderful friend???!!!???

Be wise and don't let him use your media venue to further his career at Michaels expense.

Debra   June 26th, 2009 1:49 pm ET

If people could stop hating on others, this world could be a better place to live in. I grew up admiring all three, Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. Thanks Larry for your coverage on all three. They will surely be missed. Peace and Love to all the bereaved families.

GMC   June 26th, 2009 2:30 pm ET

RE: message from The loft2000

I have read comments comparing Farrah Fawcett and MJ and stating that she doesn't compare because she didn't do anything and MJ did.....I concur with that statement.

Farrah didn't touch little boys....MJ did.

Any one with any intelligence knows he did it and I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would be praising this pedophile.

Mona   June 26th, 2009 7:50 pm ET

It was with hope that the coroner would have found a definitive cause of Micheal Jackson's death but this was not the case. It leads one to think that the cause of death was from medication. These drugs can only be obtained legally through an LIP. When are the prescribers of such substances going to be held accoutable for contributing not only to Michael Jacksons death but the death of so many? If his death is due to substance abuse then we need to look at how he got these substances. When are the insurance companies going to wake up and pay for mental health care? If a person is sufering from chronic pain then send them to a pain specialist. If a person is suffering from mental health issues than send them to a Mental Health Practitioner and pay the bill. Until we recognize mental health these problems will never stop.

brian sarnia ont   June 26th, 2009 8:35 pm ET

You people are a bunch of fakes. For years you have knocked this man for being a pedophile, now you feel sorry for him. This man does not deserve the attention you are now giving him. No man deserves to leave this world at such an early age, unless of course it is deserving. May you and the rest of the people that feel sorry for him live your own lives/ lies but God gives and takes from those who deserve it, and he has taken I REST MY CASE Publish this if you have any morals and can sleep at night knowing your only out for the polls.

James31   June 26th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Roxanne–Ditto your thoughts on Corey Feldman. He was also on Today this morning (obviously very, very early California time). He had not talked with Michael since 2001. He has some nerve. But he does need the 15 minutes of fame as I had no idea who he was.

Elaine   June 26th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Total shock, unreal, still not sunk in.. So Sad.

I am even sadder for his children and what may happen to them 🙁

I TOTALLY agree with Deepak thoughts on these so called Doctors, this may not be the time throw stones, but, if someone HAD thrown stones SOONER, Michael would STILL be here !

It is a shame that it was not possible for the people who TRUELY loved him to intervene and stop this from happening.

At least now, Michael will be with ONLY people who love him and perhaps, he will now have that chance at the childhood he never had.

joe from aruba   June 27th, 2009 12:49 am ET

its shocking 4 everyone in aruba. just hope the kids is going to be o k

R.E.Tober   June 27th, 2009 6:14 am ET

Michael Jackson, What is the world going to miss you. I hope that the world will only think of all the wonderful things that you have given to us all.

I would also like to give thanks to God almighty for blessing us, and giving us the greatest musician of this time Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson you are a music Legend, but most of all you are a good person!
Rest in Peace!

Author Ciara Anderson   June 27th, 2009 2:17 pm ET

It has been three days I am still crying this morning was my first time eating. A Part of me has left wiith him. NO one will ever understand my connection to him it was not because he is the "King of pop" It is becuase of his loving heart he demonstrated to our generation. I know what it feels like first hand to not havr a childhood, to be abused and ultimately want to ensure every other child does not experience what I did. " Man in the Mirror", "Cry","Childhood" and "Heal the World" has inspired me to go further. In the introduction of my book "Drowning in a Mother's Womb" I wrote I was inspired by him. I was determined to meet him and tell him "He has changed me and for that I will do everything in my power to help our children." Unfortunately I can't tell him now but I will make a difference the way he wanted.

Charmaine Peggese   June 27th, 2009 9:05 pm ET

People have there opinions, but just remember him! Now that he is gone everybody is feeling some kind of remorse and me out of all. There will be nobody who can replace him or his music, he was one of a kind. The way that I feel about his death is tragic, I’m at a loss for words; I can’t describe the pain that I feel because it hurts too bad. It’s as if someone stabbed me in my heart continuously and I can’t do anything about it. When he first made his introduction as a new born star, him and his brothers, weren’t the only one’s who made it, but we as the people made it too. He made a new name for African American’s and that’s something nobody will ever forget. Rest in Peace.

Let Michael Jackson be known as the man who made a true change.

mya   June 27th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Hi I was wondering if anyone was going to find out who the actual caller was to 911. Why was a doctor who specializes with the heart leave him on a bed and that confusing 911 call. Why wait 45 minutes before calling for help? What kind of doctor vanishes instead of going along to fill in the voids, why seek a lawyer first. Smells bad if you ask me . I would look into the company that hired him for the tour as well as the doctor they sent him.... could there be a huge insurance to be collected for him not being able to continue with a tour. When it comes to administering injections of any kind could an air bubble have killed him just a question and could an otopsy find that in its research . Things dont add up and people overdose all the time but when you have a full time physician that you actually pay to look after you how do you end up dead

Jenny   June 27th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

It's Sad.As many mourn the death of this beloved young man, it makes me wonder and reflect on life itself. It's true that you can live and not have lived at all. You can be bold and yet shy, happy and yet so sad. There is a great value in life that we all need to have and it's called inner peace; regardless of who we are and how much wealth we have it is inevitable for us to die, but while we live it should be a great life of fulfilment and that inner peace. What do I remember most about this yound man is his "innocense" and youthful composure when i saw his video in the early eights.

Alex   June 27th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I just cant swot crying watching the show.
will never forget Michael
Alex (from Argentina)

Michael Anthony Dubya   June 27th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

There are people who come to the Earth once in a while to give us music that advances civilization and make us happy. Michael did that and I am unsure if there will be another like him. As much as I cry, I am so thankful and happy to share with everyone what he gave us; His MUSIC, and that makes him immortal. He was too good for this planet. Shame on us all. I know that he now has peace.

Finally, as far as MJ goes, I just wanted to conclude that genius has a price, and Michael paid for it, but even then with all that he endured from an imperfect and uncaring society that will never understand a man like Michael, I am thankful to have completely understood him and will miss him badly. Thank you, Mom, for giving me such a cool name that I can share with someone that will always make me smile.

Roseanne   June 27th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

This is truly an end to a long time legacy. Such talent and such soul. The more I see his videos the more I appreciate his artistry. He will be sorely missed in my generation and in the music world. May he rest in peace.

Lori D.   June 27th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I was absolutely sick when I heard about Michael Jackson. I couldn't believe it and in some ways I stil don't. I was born in the mid 60's and the Jacksons were as much a part of my life as skipping or hopscotch. Michael broke down all barriers in race, music, culture and human nature. He is the all time greatest pop star and what is the saddest part of all is that I don't really think that anyone truely understood, except maybe Elizabeth Taylor, what he was feeling and how hard he was trying to overcome the past demons as well as the current demons in his life. My other favorite star Farrah Fawcett passed away the same day and as my daughter put it maybe Michael is teaching the "Angels" to dance and sing. May God bless his children and his family and give them the strength to deal with this tragic loss. May God bless him and may he rest in peace.

Renee   June 27th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

He contributed so much to our lives. Music has a tremendous way of impacting our lives and our memories of times gone by. We are all impacted by his dynamic showmanship in some way. Very simply, I am grateful and send my love and loving memories to heaven. May God hear my simple prayer.

The General   June 27th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Micheal is the most important entertainer in world history. His story, his trials, his gains, his creativity.

He truly represents the realities of being Black in America: the highs and lows and what being a gift from God can do to you. In the mortal words of Lauryn Hill: "just as Christ was a Superstar, they'll Hail You, then Nail You, no matter who you are!"

MJ is a great loss. Bless him and his family.

spasaversclubcard   June 27th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Micheal was an industry that everyone lived off. Whether it was joyous or sorrowful he was always loved.

Now the black star has left a black hole in us, and that hole radiates as much or even more energy as if he was still here.

odafee   June 27th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Michael was undoubtedly the king of pop. He gave us music that will live for ever. It is a sad day and a sad time with the loss of the king.
There is a lesson to be learnt from all the talk about there been enablers, be it doctors friends family and other.
The USA is one country that values individualism. I think it is time for people to take responsibility for their own lives, action and shortcomings.
We should not forget the larger than life image/personalities of these great ones. They can get what they want if they really want to.
For us not to see the same similar tragedies again and again we should tell people that they have responsibilities.
I understand what people feel but everyone is the architect of his own destiny.

Beth   June 27th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Michael's music is for ALL ages! He is the BIGGEST solo music sensation of this time. God Bless his family and may they grieve in peace over this loss.

Michaelle Smith   June 27th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

My heart goes out to the family, Pryaing for his kids, parents ans syblings. He was a wounderful gift to the world and his music will live for ever.

Kisha   June 27th, 2009 9:54 pm ET


I Love you, your talent and especially your beautiful spirit. I will miss you, but your presence will live on through my children to enjoy your everlasting gift you have brought to us all.

Michael Jackson, rest in peace.

Kisha (a fan since the Jackson 5).

Kaveesha (Srilanka)   June 27th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Hi Larry , It's one of the most painful news i heard during this year. The Voice & the way he dance is magical. Apart from all these hes kind of a radical character , and he shows it from his songs like We are the world, Heal the world ,Earth song & Black or White. We all wish him the Blessings of the Triple Gem.

alexander Pena   June 27th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

I remember hearing Michael's music as a young boy thinking is is just another pop star. At age 39 I realize how his music and style truly changed the world. There will never be another Michael jackson. His legacy will live in our hearts forever and his music will continue for our kids to enjoy.

PA   June 27th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

My heart goes out to Michael Jackson. From his music, interviews and his love for children, I feel he was full of love for others but unfortunately it was not returned by American people. Instead they made jokes about his white color, plastic surgery and tainted his genuine love for children with greedy lawsuits.

He was the greatest and most talented entertainer of his time. He was loved and appreciated every where outside USA. He has left a big void for us.

Ruth Birshing   June 27th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

For MJ: God saw you were getting tired and a recovery was not the solution, so He put His loving arms around you and took you, and whispered "Come home with me son," He did this to ease the pain and suffering and give you rest because He only takes the best.
And for those people who says and continue to believe that he touched little boys you have no proof. Michael was a loving person and because he had all the money the parents of those boys took advantage and I say they were irresponsible parents , in the first place they should not left their boys to anyone even how popular that person be if you really love your child not even a wink of an eye you would let them loose. I never did believe MJ did those things and you people who believe that he did should come to accept the reality that he was acquitted. He and his family made a permanent impression on Musical landscape , he captured our lives Forever and he will remain like that. He is gone but not forgotten, he is always in a song , memories never grow old and they never go rotten and when someone you had great respect not only for sharing his talents becomes a memory and these memories will become an everlasting treasures.We Love you Michael i want you to know that you had been a part of my childhood and adulthood and now my 7 year old daughter , Chesney knows about him and she is loving his music.
We Love you Michael and you will remain forever in our hearts

alexander Pena   June 27th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

I remember hearing Michael's music as a young boy thinking he is just another pop star. At age 39 I realize how his music and style truly changed the world. There will never be another Michael. His legacy will live in our hearts forever and his music will continue for our kids to enjoy. Thank you Michael, may you be in the presence of our lord.

CES   June 27th, 2009 10:15 pm ET

I find it really horrible that Liza (a former pill popper) and Usher (someone who may or may not understand addiction) were so harsh with Deepak. Truth hurts. Chances are that MJ was a drug addict and it killed him. No question he was brilliant and his brilliance should be celebrated but it was his choice to go out as he did. MJ's death could save lives and bring attention to legal drug pushers while celebrating his genius. Kudos to Deepak for speaking the TRUTH. No sense in hiding what is real.

Jennifer Gbunblee   June 27th, 2009 11:05 pm ET

My sympathy goes out to Michael Jackson (MJ) children and family. I love all MJ's songs especially "Liberian Girl". Liberian Girl had such a great impact on my self esteem while growing up In Liberia West Africa. Usually, when asked where I am from? I will give a brief education of Liberia and I will proudly end the conversation by introducing “Liberian Girl”.

MJ song, “Liberian Girl “impacted my life physically, mentally, and intimately. My seven years old daughter knows of MJ and has heard of “Liberian Girl”.

A day after MJ’s died, I call my Fiancée in Liberian and he stated the citizens of Liberia are very devastated and are grieving aside with his family and other fans. I remember a few days ago, I was on my laptop listening to "Thriller" last Saturday. I love MJ and will also love him. He lived a short life; however, his life could be measure of that of a 120 year old man. MJ will be missed worldwide. MJ is the only celebrity that is known globally.

As children of the world, let us mourn and celebrate MJ for the joy, peace, and love he shared with us.

R. Tober Apeldoorn, The Netherlands   June 28th, 2009 2:03 am ET

Hi Larry:
Like the news when J.F.Kennedy, Prinses Diana and 9/11 died and happened. Is the death of Michael jackson. Michael you were the greatest in your field. Your dancing,singing etc. You did everything and gave your self for 100%. I want to thank you for all the enjoyment you gave to the world.You will be missed for sure and your name will live on for ever. Rest in Peace. You were a good person, and I hope that everybody will remember that.

Yolanda Holden   June 28th, 2009 2:34 am ET

Just like Marvin Gaye, James Brown, AAliyah, Lisa (Left Eye )Lopez, Tupac and Biggie, we loved them at the top of their game but we put them under a microscope and we they made mistakes or do something strange we act as if they never did anything great for our generation.

The media was quick to talk about all that happened in his life, but if you all knew what was going on earlier in his life, when he was younger I blame you all for not stepping in to help him get through the inter pain he felt, so shame on you for look at the young boy and now the man who was hurting and needed someone to show him that they cared about him, as he showed us how much he loved his fans, family and friends.
He gave us so much of him and we gave him so little of us, I am not surprise that he was depressed beyond repair, and we are the people who claimed to have loved him, we are all to blame. Even in his death we talk about the troubles in his life, we need to look into ourselves and see that we are no different .
Sorry , Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, that we have let you down by hurting your son sorry that we didn't give him the love back, that he gave us with everything he did for us through the years, sorry that you all have to listen to the mess that the media have created, sorry that you are now without a son, sorry that his children will have to grow up without a father and his brothers and sisters has to go on without their life's without their brother.
I loved and will always Michael Jackson, I wished that I could have known , hugged, and talked with him and gave him the love that he needed as a friend not a fan, Michael Jackson, he will be very much missed.
I hope and pray after all is said and done that you don't remember the thing that he did wrong but try with all your heart to remember all the greatness, magic he created for us.
Remember that the bible states " Judge ye not".

mya   June 29th, 2009 12:32 am ET

So deeply hurt for this loss but forever greatful for what was gained from your life . I as well as the whole world will remember you forever . Wishing you peace and dont forget to sing for the angels , its heavens turn to be embraced with your presence .

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