June 26, 2009

Usher: Michael Jackson Transcended the Culture

Posted: 02:58 PM ET


Note: Usher will be a guest on LKL tonight!

This loss has deeply saddened me! It is with a heavy heart I composed this statement. May God cover you Michael. We all lift your name up in prayer.  I pray for the entire JACKSON family particularly Michael's mother, children and all his fans that loved him so much.

I would not be the artist, performer, and philanthropist I am today without the influence of Michael. I have great admiration and respect for Him and I'm so thankful I had the opportunity to meet and perform with such a great entertainer, who in so many ways, transcended the culture. He broke barriers, he changed radio formats! With music, he made it possible for people like Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama to impact the mainstream world.

His legacy is unparalleled.  Michael Jackson will never be forgotten.

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Wendy   June 26th, 2009 3:55 pm ET

In looking back at Michael Jordan's life, I think we should learn a lesson and find a way to protect the young gifted children in the public eye. So many have been taken advantage or abused either physically or mentally. For all to often the scars of childhood will affect these children for the rest of their lives.

AMyhal   June 26th, 2009 4:08 pm ET

The world has suffered a great loss today, but at the hands of the King of Pop himself. Someone who touched the lives of many was alone and struggling with his own demons. Now with his passing may he be united with the peace he so much seeked and may we celebrate his life and show him the love he so much desired in his life that kept him happy. It is our turn to provide the love and comfort to his family and thank him and honour him as we should with everything he has given to us. Let's celebrate his life, his accomplishments and the future of his children who shall carry his legacy for their lifetime. Thank you Michael for adding to our lives, and your generousity with the children of the world. May you finally be embraced with the peace you so rightfully deserve. RIP.

Melinda   June 26th, 2009 4:18 pm ET

Ok here is the big plan...why not open up Never Ner Land like they did Elvis' place and allow that attraction to pay off Micahel's debt and leave the rest for his children. Melinda

Ty Jones   June 26th, 2009 4:49 pm ET

Larry –
In remembering Michael Jackson let us not forget how his music, life and legacy...a career that spanned nearly 40 years, how they transcended generations of people throughout the world. Those like myself who are 50 years old, grew up with Michael and his brothers. They were like extended family members to those of us who listened to their music and watched them on television. We embraced them in an extended kinship. And those generations which followed through the 80's, 90' and beyond – at which time Michael re-invented his musical mysric. For those generations they were made privy to what legends and legacies are formed. Unlike Elvis, John Lennon and Frank Sinatea, whose greatness seemed to inspire a specific heneration...Michael Jackson's genius and greatness inspired those persons from 60 years old to age 10.

Mrs Cathy Nti   June 26th, 2009 5:17 pm ET

Fans of Michael Jackson,
I want to seriously share with everyone who loved Michael Jackson and who maybe didn’t care to know him. Michael Jackson gave the world a big message in his music career, genius, and talent.
At the age of 5 years, Michael Jackson was considered as a genius; actually he had a man spirit which was transformed in him at the age of 5. No one knows if Michael was a child molester as they accused him. So in literal sense he lived life backwards. In the song “Childhood” he tried to tell people who he really was, he hadn’t had a childhood when he was young: he wanted to live this childhood out in his adult years. In saying this, these are the things that cause him to besiege himself with children at his age: mostly boys. He was mentally and physically a five year old in a grown man’s body. “Childhood” was a song that Michael verbally came out with and said he wanted people to listen to. He said this was one of the many songs he wrote from his heart. In this sense Michael was telling people how he lost his childhood memories.
Michael was a crowd drawer, he captured audiences from young to old, but what caused this attraction? I would say a force caused by the devil. He left a legacy, but I ask is it a good one? People say we should remember Michael for his talent and genius and ability to come up with things the world had never known or understood. But really we should look at him as an example for when you hold the world in your hands, have all the riches and glory but lose your soul. The bible says a good tree bares good fruit and a bad tree bares bad fruit. Is Michael’s death good? Was his loneliness light? People would say that his death was his destiny, but what is destiny. We shouldn’t rely on destiny because it is merely the outcome of how you start your life. You could say God gave this talent to Michael, but as time progressed he gave the glory to the devil to changed it and sadly to say made this tragedy.
Michael was a giving person; he gave because it was a good thing to do. But it came to a point when he was giving away money to people who surrounded him, not to seem harsh but when people discovered that Michael was slow they drew near to him, this causing him to be in such of a financial crisis. Michael longed for love and happiness but looked for them in the wrong places. He tried to find them in spending irrelevant money, singing and making hit songs, and changing his color and form: when all the while he should have been looking for God to succor his emptiness.
Everything about the autopsy and revealing secrets unknown: why does it matter? Michael is dead and there’s nothing bringing him back until judgment day. Michael died because after years of torture from Satan, he was done using Michael and his spirit was gone. After investigating Michael’s body there will probably be traces of drug use and cause of death – physical things. But people fail to understand his death was in spiritual aspects. If there is anything about Michael that the world doesn’t know, it should stay that way because the dead can not talk. Michael will be talked about and forgotten as time go on, it’s up to us to decide what will stay in our hearts.

Ty Jones   June 26th, 2009 5:17 pm ET

Larry I
I additionally wanted to share with you my own personal memories I have of Michael and his brothers. I was 9 years old in 1968...and had the great fortune of spending a couple of weeks with Michael, Marlon and the brothers, when they were staying with my uncle, Bobby Taylor (Motown"s Bobby Taylor and the Vancoubers) at his apartment in Detroit. Michael, Marlon and myself were just little boys playing like little boys do. I recall how Motown personnel would come to my uncle's apartment and ask the boys to sing accapella. Michael had no idea what would be in store in the following months and years. He just wanted to play I had the opportunity some years later, when I ran into Michael at a recording studio to reflect on those days in ' brought a big smile smile and a lot of laughter. I called my uncle Bobby, who is working in Beijing...and he cried like a baby. Though I'm brokenheartened at his passing, I will remember him and his fun loving ways...and all the memories I have with he and his brothers from those days at my uncle's apartment in 1968.

mary-louise sacks   June 26th, 2009 5:26 pm ET


Erin Rosen   June 26th, 2009 6:03 pm ET

Im so saddened & stunned of the sudden death of Michael Jackson. My question Larry is was Michael Jackson aware of Farrah Fawcett's death yesterday?

Donna   June 26th, 2009 6:15 pm ET

Yesterday we lost our greatest performer Michael Jackson. I loved him since he was a child and read all I could about his life. In most cases feeling very sorry for him for his childhood. I ca understand why he was child like, God knows he didn't have a chance to be a child all he did was work. So of course he or anyone with a heart would never want another child to go through what he had to live through. That I feel is why he did so much for children giving medical treatment as well as Neverland with rides and animals everything a child loves.
I am very saddened about his death Man in the Mirror has left us feeling empty and lost Michael you are gone but will never be forgotten.
I pray that your children are cared for by someone who loves them as much as you did.

ari   June 26th, 2009 6:21 pm ET


quincy   June 26th, 2009 6:34 pm ET

IT's so sad and shocking to see the King of Pop died so on sudden.i think the problem surrounding Jackson send him to early grave,those who have been lying and making false accusation about the King of Pop will now put their head to rest.may his soul rest in perfect peace.

msking365   June 26th, 2009 6:56 pm ET

We have lost a legend, an icon. I am sadden by this news. I truly wish the family have the strength to get through this and you are in my prayers. This is so unreal. It's like god was giving a concert and wanted the best entertainer in the world and he got it!!:(:(:( LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER:( 🙁

Donna Hayward   June 26th, 2009 7:15 pm ET

Hi Larry:
I am so sorry for the loss of Michael Jackson. He was such a gentle soul.
I listened to the news and it said $85M is to be returned to the concert holders.

Why can't the show still go on in his honor? I bet the majority of the ticket holders would love that, knowing that all across the world the musicians would come together in this time of need. It would help Michael's debt and his 3 children.

Larry, you know alot of famous people, pls read this email to the world so Michael's legency will live on through his friends, family and fans.

I am from St. John's, Nfld. Canada, and never saw a Michael Jackson concert but I always kept up on his life and may he now rest in peace and for the media, why not say good things about him instead of bringing up the old stuff? Would you like people talking about you this way?

Michael has passed, please give him positive feedbac and the respect he deserves.

Thank-you for listening.

Donna Hayward

lisa   June 26th, 2009 7:22 pm ET

micheal jackson will truly be missed. i just hope that his family stay strong and that janet think about retiring. i always believe that God has a way of showing us our life path and maybe this message is for janet to retire and relax . since micheal couldn't relax and be happy.everyday i listen to the song "We are the world. micheal help me with my racial barrier with the song"black or white. and yes, he will be missed. he is and will always be a very important legend.

frankie   June 26th, 2009 7:30 pm ET

my favorite song, "I'll be There" ...

Alifa   June 26th, 2009 7:41 pm ET

Mr Larry do you know Chad???Back in this third world country, we dance and emulate his move and songs.His songs moved and touched People's heart. From "Smooth criminal" to "Heal the world" he moved us and made us forget our tribulations and pain. He is an archetypale phenomenon that has ever lived on earth. Thanks for all your love Micheal Jackson.

Lucia Wulf   June 26th, 2009 7:49 pm ET

The world is going through a great loss with the death of the music legend of all times. He gave up his childhood to give us so much through his music, entertainment, and goodness while always searching for love, acceptance, and peace which he so deserved.
If anyone reads our comments can you please convey to the MEDIA that we want to celebrate a great life and it is a great disrespect the a great man and his family to bring up legal troubles (which were never proven) and his demons. He will be greatly missed and we will always remember his legacy. RIP.

Joanne Osinkowski Ontario Canada   June 26th, 2009 7:53 pm ET

Please, let this Man rest in peace and give his family some much needed time and space. Ratings are not important but this man's family is .Please don't drag the Jackson family thru the mud with all that has "PAST". Have a heart people.

Joni   June 26th, 2009 7:56 pm ET

Previous comment with spelling correction:

Get ready – the vultures are circling. It’s going to get ugly for Michael’s children.

I’m so sick of the psycho-babble speculation of people on the periphery. Only Michael Jackson knew who Michael Jackson was with all the complexities of being human. Seeing him under a few circumstances does not qualify someone to offer a diagnosis on the character, personality or psyche of this man.

Jane Valez-Mitchell suggested that Joe Jackson really was a concerned father and showed that during the most recent trial because she saw him a few times at the trial. Is it possible the man was a show-boater concerned with his cash cow? He seems like a despicable man who abused his family and caused severe disorders and dysfunction within his family. His past speaks more of his nature than does his displays of emotion in front of the media.

Deb P Lafayette, IN   June 26th, 2009 8:16 pm ET

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Michael's death. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, especially his mother and children.
However, my saddness is overshadowed by an anger that he apparently behaved in such a way that could only end in this tragedy. He recognized that this was inappropriate behavior when he referred to Elvis...then there was Anna Nichole....... I truly believe we as adults are responsible for our actions, but when we have licensed DOCTORS prescribing people to death, it is time to hold the doctors accountable for what comes out the end of their pens.

Janine Hylton   June 26th, 2009 8:29 pm ET

It is amazing to me how this world has become so interested in the torment that Michael suffered. We need to remember the music. “Heal the World“, wouldn't it be a better tribute to his legacy to actually accomplished what he wrote and sang. Lets all come together and listen to his words. Michael was a kind heart, a loving soul who suffered much to bring beauty to a world of darkness to which we all refuse to change. I believe Michael would have wanted us to remember the music and to bring about change because “We are the World”. I only now those of us who really new what he was about will “Cry” for this huge loss. God Bless your soul Michael Jackson!

Gloria Fitzgerald   June 26th, 2009 8:56 pm ET

I attended a concert in the Washington, DC area in the 70's and saw the Jackson 5. They were not the headliners, but Michael Jackson was such a great performer he stole the show. I feel that Michael was always trying to recapture the childhood he never had and because he was such a public figure he was judged as being abnormal. He endured harsh name calling and criticism that was so unfair. Also I hope the parents that thought it was okay to leave their child unsupervised and make public accusations for monetary gain will one day take responsibiltiy for their actions. In these moments following his passing let us celebrate this wonderful gift to the music industry and appreciate the man that few really knew and in his memory let us not be so quick to judge what we don't understand.

Ty Adams   June 26th, 2009 8:58 pm ET

Why is the hypocritical celebrity-cult media jumping on the "MICHAEL JACKSON IS THE GREATEST MUSICIAN IN THE WORLD!" bandwagon? For the last ten years, the media and many of Jackson's supporters had dimmed their view of him because of his increasingly irresponsible behavior. Jackson shared the confidences of Paul McCartney before beating McCartney to buying (back) The Beatles song catalog, shattering their friendship. Jackson's apologists keep saying it was a "very smart" and "shrewd" business move in his doing that. But many like myself see it as treachery; a betrayal of trust. The sale of "Thriller" (with his McCartney duet on "The Girl Is Mine") doesn't make Jackson greater than The Beatles when you put it all into context. Many of Jackson's fans are ignorant of his musical predecessors and are clearly biased because he's "black," like Obama. Elvis Presley was no less than Michael Jackson. STOP THE SPIN.

Kim in NC   June 26th, 2009 8:59 pm ET

I hope that dont be another (Is he really dead like all the Elvis Pressley mess ) well at least MJ wont be hard to spot thats for sure unless he changed his skin color

Marie   June 26th, 2009 9:05 pm ET

Why was there not a heart defibulator in the home if MJ had a
cadiologist- ? Would that have made a difference?

jack   June 26th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

After day 2 of almost constant coverage the Weather Channel actually is much more interesting tonight. What happened to a balanced news show on various topics?

Heidi   June 26th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

I have always been a fan of MJ's and never stopped liking/loving him. My first two concerts were The Jackson's Victory Tour and used to have a crush on him too. Had memorabilia that I no longer have but have video and cds of him. My thoughts and prayers go to his family, friends, fans, etc. I am especially worried about Stevie Wonder who I am a big fan of his. I want him to know I am thinking of him too! I've been crying off and on since yesterday and only had two or three hours of sleep. What a devastating thing that has happened everyone...I have mixed emotions now of sadness, shock, disbelief, etc. I love you, MJ! RIP! 🙁

angela   June 26th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

RIP Michael, we have nobody like you now. Todays breed of R&B, well they dont appeal to me, they appeal to themselves. What made you different was your gentle love and humility for the fans, something these guys dont even begin to get, but then they dont have your enormous talent either.

Ali Anari   June 26th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

We hear in the 911 tape that MJ was on the bed and he is not responding to CPR. How could doctor perform CPR on the bed?

Dottie Graham   June 26th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

TMZ is just reporting that Dr. Conrad Murray sent his patients a letter 11 days ago saying he was leaving his practice on a temporary basis. They're also reporting that the doctor is on AEG's payroll.
AEG was funding the UK tour.

No wonder he's a hard man to pin down! Big mistake for AEG!

Birgitt   June 26th, 2009 9:11 pm ET


Loved TheKingofPop   June 26th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

I cannot believe a trained physician would attempt CPR in a bed. All training tells one to place the victim on as hard a surface as possible. This was a major mistake!

jack   June 26th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

So strange guy makes a lot of great hits, does strange things to his body, is accused of child molestations, pays them off , and gets a pass, can afford an in house doc, that may have pumped him full of synthetic drugs, and he croaks. Except for a segment yesterday, why are you devoting days to this one man's passage, while other famous people are either igmored or given brief mention upon their death. I hope he has found happiness, but can't we move on?

Carrollyne123   June 26th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Larry this is puzzling for me: As someone that works the medical profession CPR is not done on a bed but a hard surface I cannot understand the attending doctor of Michael not knowing this?????? The 911 operator told the caller get him on the floor.

Michael   June 26th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

50 days of AID-LIVE
50 dates
50 of MJ's peers
50 Artists–Let them perform for free
50 Issues that concern the world (at least)
50 Platforms
50 Days of awareness
50 Days of fund raising

Do not let the 50 performances fade but make it a celebration of 50 different styles of music and bring to the for 50 top issues in the world to the fore.

na   June 26th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Christian, you can't believe everything you hear!! MJ was the greatest performer ever and he made music colorless (all equal). Micheal had a good message for all human kinds in his music and I don't think has a place for people like him. There will never be anyone like him and HE WILL BE MISSED. NA

susan   June 26th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

It appears Micheal had a death wish .;. to follow in Elvis Presley manner of death and for his estate to reap the benifits and to be a greater star in his gra ve. Smart man or stupid??????????????

Michael   June 26th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Use the existing dates to send a message to make the "world a better place".

gail hart   June 26th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

The world has lost a true genius of a talented man. I loved Michael Jackson, I would listen to his music while I was raising my children, dancing around our house, baking cookies. I loved it when he came out with Thriller..he was gorgeous and could move and make you want to move. I do not understand why he wanted to cosmetically alter his looks, I do however understand the first rhinoplasty he had..then he should have stopped and left things alone. Michael never had a real child-hood, and for that reason I can understand why he created his Never-land and wanted to be surrounded by children, it was his way of staying the child he was never allowed to be. I do not for one instant think that he was perverted, he just wanted to stay a child, and to live the life of a child, although he was a very talented individual, I believe he had a HEART of GOLD..the world has lost a beautiful person.

jack   June 26th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

For those who are puzzled by how he could die so young: Let us pretend that Michael had access to vast amount of strong synthetic pain killers. He develops a fondness for them because they make him feel real good. He needs more and more of them to realize that feeling. One day he crosses the line and his breathing shuts down, causing cardiac arrest. Time may have been wasted fiddling around before calling 911, but it may have been too late to save him anyway. Too bad that this is the stuff that is available because the drug companies and their legislative puppets, encourage these type of drugs and tobacco(which killls over 400, 000 people a year) and continue to keep a harmless herb , that has never killed anyone , illegal. Michael would have been in top form and healthy, and on his way to astounding audiences at his concerts, had he used the herb that the doctors and drug companies suppress, instead of the deadly poisons that are created in labs and end up killing geniuses like MJ, while still young.

Michael   June 26th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Use this momentum to raise awareness and money for people that need help. Keep the dates in London and let artists perform. 50 days of fund raising.

jack   June 26th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

RJ@ not talking about regulating anything, just suggesting the absurdity of our current laws vis a vis the relative dangers. There is clearly commercial pressures involved here, and massive brainwashing.

Michael   June 26th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Hey RJ, maybe you could use one of the 50 dates to get your point over to the public.

larry alderman   June 26th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

im a parent with four childer every parent knows that when a child is afraid or upset about anything thay want to come to bed and sleep with them comfert and assurance that nothing going to happen to them thats the love i fill michael had for all gods children god is holding his hand saying you dont have to fear any more you are with your father my

Mark   June 26th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

The show must go on. Michael would love it. Artists such as Usher and friends can pull it off. What a beautiful tribute it could be.

God Bless Michael, possibly the greatest entertainer to have ever lived. I am so grateful to have been blessed to appreciate all his amazing gifts to the world. What an awesome talent. I love him and will miss what could have been.

Dodie ~ Irvine, California   June 26th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

@ Ty Jones

Absolutely beautifully stated! You must have some wonderful memories of Michael on a personal level!

Shan, Campbell River, B.C.   June 26th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Michael was just mesmerizing during his performances. You just could not take your eyes off him. He took you to a different place, one away from all the pain and misery of the world. I regret that he changed his appearance over the years as I always thought he was a very attractive man in his 20's. There was something magical, something special about Michael. We should all remember and celebrate his music, mourn his sad sad personal life and condemn those who were around him who were not looking after him in the way he deserved. I pray that he is safely in the arms of Jesus where he can find peace, acceptance, and unconditional love. We have no right to judge him or anyone, God will do that, we have the right to cherish what he brought to so many people and may he rest in peace. I send sincere condolences to his children and hope they will have a good life, it is what their father wanted.

Maria João Silva   June 26th, 2009 9:42 pm ET


OMG what a pain i am feeling since yesterday night!
I still can't believe this is happening!
Michael is so younggggg!
I didn't sleep at all last night...i can't eat,because my stomac acts weird...i can't stop crying...Why all this???this is so unfair...
Michael was going to return!He seemed so happy...
OMG how i love and miss him right now...
This agony is unberable.
God Bless Michael Jackson forever!He is,he will always live inside me!
He is one of the most amazing,loving,human,and caring persons on Earth. are my life!

Anna Lisa Amanini   June 26th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Oh God!, Why Michael, why? I'm so speechless, i dont have words to explain how im feeling. When i think of Michael i cry, when i hear a song i cry, i just cry. He is the KING OF POP, KING OF MUSIC. He made it alive, from the dancing to the singing. I LOVE YOU MICHAEL,. Just reading that headline "Michael Jackson DEAD" OMG NO!!! It's like a nightmare that i cant come out of. I LUV U MICHAEL JACKSON

lisa   June 26th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

the doctor that was with michael jackson over dose him because he felt he can get away with it because every one knew michael jackson had a drug problem and he knew that w would believe that michael did it to his self but he wasnt sure that he would be clear so why do u think that he ran left his vehicle if he didnt do anything wrong why did he run and leave his car and disapper from the police and the hospital where he could have help michael jackson his patient because he gave him the drugs that day that killed him he gave him to much cuz michael had stop doing drugs for a while because he was getting ready for his tour but he woke up hurting and the doctor saw a chance to hook hm again and he did but instead he tolk his life because other wise why wuz michael jackson cold to the touch it proves to me that michael was died long before the abulance was called u dont get cold rite away so that means the doctor was there when michael jackson collaspedand tried to revive him but couldnt and thenpretended to find him and another point do you notice he would never get on the phone with the hospital or with the abulance people because he accidental killed michael jackson and ran like the coward he was think people michael didnt do it the doctor did it thats why the doctor ran

Leena G K   June 26th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Today is the day music died. I can not come to terms with it. No words can describe what Michael Jackson meant to me and all his fans in every corner of the world. He was pure genius. What is most upsetting is that he lead a very sad and lonely life, unable to enjoy his fame and stardom. He died of a broken heart. Some part of me will always feel he is alive somewhere out there. I Love You Michael Jackson. You will always be in my heart.

Like A Sunset
Dying With The Rising Of The Moon
Gone Too Soon

Elijah Maxwell   June 26th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

MJ has "beat it"!! Our feelings are "off the wall" and it didn't matter if he was "black or white". To some he was a "smooth criminal" and that made him feel sad about "the man in the mirror" and this side of "human nature" made him cry "leave me alone".
Elijah Maxwell.
London, England.

Lori   June 26th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Few people come in and out of your life that make a difference. Michael made a difference with the love and care he displayed. His musis will live on and help us all to heal. We mourn a great loss but we are blessed to have had him as a part of our lives.

Dodie ~ California   June 26th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

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


Renee Davis   June 26th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

For goodness sake Larry, stop stepping on peoples comments. Use less guests per segment if that will allow you to give guests more breathing room. It sounds rude and annoying. Usher's comments are right. Do you want us pulling skeletons out of your closet and judging you? Give us time to grieve.

mrs turner   June 26th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

so lost all respect for deepak...if YOU knew there were issues with prescriptions SHOULDN'T you have been able to set up an intervention??? to me you are no different than any other many people KNEW...YET...NO ONE did anything....just so sad....

Nancy   June 26th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Please let Michael rest in peace. No one knows what pain he was in, and he doesn't deserve not to be left to rest in peace now.

Wendy   June 26th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I understand that Usher & other friends of Michael would rather not
talk about his alleged addictions but being open & honest about this may actually save others. There are many people with prescription drug addictions that could be helped knowing how dangerous this is.

Mary Haslerig   June 26th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Thanks Larry King for all the coverage about Micheal Jackson the greatest entertainer ever. My prayers and love to his family and friends.

i've followed the Jacksons every since the Ed Sullivan show. I love all of their music.

Patricia   June 26th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

My heart aches and I haven't stopped crying. Michael will never ever be forgotten and he will always and forever live in my heart. Meet you in heaven on day Michael.

Gloria   June 26th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Usher is right. How about celebrating Michael's life. He was a great artist and a gentle men. May he rest in peace.

Michael   June 26th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

MESSAGE TO LK..... Get performers to pick up his dates re my idea for the vacant dates in London. IT IS A GREAT OPPERTUNITY TO USE THIS ENERGY CREATED IN A POSITIVE WAY.

Miguel - NYC   June 26th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I drank a lot of Pepsi because of Michael Jackson's Pepsi commercials as a kid.

Treena, GA   June 26th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I give my condolences to the Jackson's family. I'm deeply sorry for the loss of a loving and giving person. I'm so sadden to hear of his sudden death which took me by surprise. I didn't know him personally, but spritiually he lives in my heart. Remember all the good things that he has done because the memories are all we have left. May God bless his soul and may God be with his family.

Samardia S. Missick   June 26th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

The magnitude of one man’s success cannot be measured on the world’s largest Richter scale. Michael Jackson’s impact was felt worldwide from the corners of the dirt poorest countries to the entertainment centers of some of the world’s most famous and richest persons.

His spirit was charismatic, his music was uplifting and his talent was undeniably the definition of perfection. Breaking barriers from the start of his childhood career and most prominently during his solo career, Michael has gone to heights very few persons have been able to do. What makes him the astounding artist he was is his perfection came natural. He was well diverse as a singer, songwriter, dancer, and entertainer and most importantly as a humanitarian. There are and have been great singers, or songwriters or entertainers but never has there ever been any one person who possessed every single quality at once.

Michael’s work had such a great impact, from decade to decade from generation to generation, that when I first learned of him in the early 90’s – me being a child of ’89- I had no idea that his thriller work was nearly a decade ago. His history album was out but songs like “Bad,” “Billie Jean” and most everyone’s favorite “Thriller” were relatively new to me and it was that moment that I thought music was being revolutionized. It was different, stylish, and unique but little did I know it was over a decade ago that this genius had already captivated the rest of the world in a similar manner.

Indeed a King. To Michael’s family we give our sincere condolences. What the world has loss does not begin to compare to the loss of your family, but “you are not alone” because Michael has left a legacy that lives in the hearts of every fan there is today, and every fan he has yet to make.

Suzanne   June 26th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

What a great talent. I was looking forward to seeing him perform.

Gamelle Saleh   June 26th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I am deeply saddened by michaels death and my heart bleeds for his children and also his family. May the angels of god meet him at the gates of heaven all my love gamelle saleh from Liverpool,uk

Jose Alvarez   June 26th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

MJ we will always love you.

Sally Smith   June 26th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

His personal life aside, Michael Jackson made it not only acceptable, but completely cool for white kids to listen to a black man's music. He opened up a whole new world of music to us. And what a world it turned out to be. He opened doors for a whole generation of musicians. An amazing talent.

Katherine Bresnahan   June 26th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

So Long Jacko

We have lost an idol today
A life cut short
A man that was something to behold
Having four and four decades past
I remember him in many different ways
Yes he was far from normal
Gifted in so many ways
Leaving a mark on this life for all of time
A legend of many generations
Indeed a legacy of mankind
Though for far too many years
So many have idolized a human being
Far be it for us to see
He was merely a man
A man that has done miraculous things yes
But still just a man
What we the public do
To these entertainers, actors, politicians
Place them on such a platform
A high pedestal if you will
Never able to live a normal life
So sad but true
This man longed for normalcy
So many years of his life
He was forced to keep hidden away
If we would only allow this type
To live something of a normal life
Though gifted
They are still human beings
If only once as an adult
He were to be allowed
To walk the streets as a simple man
To trust another nearly impossible to do
Success a strange animal
So many years tormented
He longed to be accepted
With such a talent
Yet beaten down in many ways
By mouth and hand
As an innocent child
Teased in many ways for his looks
Unable to love and accept
That man in the mirror
As many in generations of appearances
He longed to change
The image of what he longed to see
In that mirror
Who is looking back at me
A man of many gifts
A life cut far too short
So many questions
Many answers
We many never have or know
Only God will know all of the truth
As the “King of Pop”
Will stand before God
As we all will
Only unto God will he answer to
Let us not place judgment on this soul
An unbelievable legend of his time
Nothing no one could ever be compared to
But merely a man
Let us give thanks
Rejoice to what he has given this life
No matter what controversy surrounds him
He is now without pain we mortals endure
Lifted up…
May he finally be at peace
Throughout eternity
Good-bye Michael
We love you
And will cherish
So much of what you left this life


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Author: Katherine Bresnahan

ken yebba   June 26th, 2009 9:48 pm ET


Rafiq   June 26th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

We pray to Allah for your Soul: May all your sins be forgiven. May your Soul rest in Eternal Peace. May Allah's light shine on you. Amen

Jackie   June 26th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

The man was an icon!! I grew up with the Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson in the early stages of his solo career. I mourn his death with a heavy heart. The world has lost one of the greatest performers in history. He gave so much of himself, trying to bring love and understanding to a world in despare. May he rest in peace. I will miss you, but your music will live on forever!!

Andrea Rodriguez   June 26th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

A message from Puerto Rico!!! This is a very sad new... Michael Jackson we are going to miss you very much...Rest in PEACE!!!

Nicholas Tetreault   June 26th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

My thoughts and prayers are with the Jackson family. I, myself as a singer and artist can identify with the importance of family, friends, and fans. I respect Michael's talent and works.

Kim in NC   June 26th, 2009 9:48 pm ET


Cameron B.   June 26th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael Jackson is a huge part of the landscape of our lives.......we've lost a part of that image but he lives on in his incredible body of work.
Rest in peace my brother........

Stephanie   June 26th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

My condolences go out to Michael Jackson's family, friends, co-workers and fans. He was an inspiring man, who was unique in his own ways. Personally I think he is one of the realist celebrities that are out there. It didn't bother if he fit in or not, and that's what really caught peoples eyes. The king of pop with be remember forever. As a 15 year old girl, I thought Michael Jackson was amazing, his dance moves and singing never get's old. I hope he rest's in peace, and he is probably looking down on us right about now, telling everyone not to worry, and whats all the fuss.

-Stephanie in Ontario

Yara   June 26th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I am in completet state of shock. Michael Jackson was and always will be the king of pop. He is the source of influence to every artist today and we should be lucky to have known him. His music will keep on living and his fans will keep him alive. He was a target of media scrutiny and I think that the world should think positive thoughts and speak kindly of a man who is truly a legend. I love you Michael. Rest in Peace.

Sonya   June 26th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Thank you Usher!!!! I too want to celebrate who Michael was to us! I know that the media focus on the "facts" behind what really happened to Michael but give us some time to grieve the loss of The Best Icon that has and will walk this earth!!! Let him leave that spirit, not one of a man that the media is trying to make him out to be. We all have something in our lives we are not proud of, but no one will be remember like Michael Jackson... His name, music, and spirit of love will live on forever! Why is that not enough? Why is that not strong enough?

jack   June 26th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

One would think it were the Second Coming, all the news coverage you are giving to one celebrities passing. Bob Dylan should get at least a week, by this standard. He makes Michael Jackson's work pale by comparison. But that said , he was very talented, but the commercial tv news must have found a bonanza as they continue to inflate his status into an Idol. RIP Michael, now why can't you move on to ther news, many famous people die, that you barely make mention of , if at all. What is the program here?

Sandy   June 26th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

MJ, thanks for bringing us your wonderful music. You were here for this purpose...gone too soon

Alexander   June 26th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I was a young mission doctor in rural Tanzania and was shocked to see his huge poster in the middle of nowhere. I thought to myself of how he had reached to all corners of the world even a place without simple basic amenities like drinking water.

May his soul rest in peace!

Mark in Hawaii   June 26th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Aloha Larry.....your coverage of Michael's passing has been wonderful....Michael was an amazing soul....tormented as a child...dealing with the consequences of abuse from a father....God forgive Joe. Michael was born 3 days before i was....50 miles apart in Indiana....and i have loved and followed his career since i was 6....Ben is one of my all time favorite songs.....

A day the music died.....

Rest in peace are free at last.....


juan feliciano   June 26th, 2009 9:49 pm ET


Mike - NY   June 26th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael is now FREE. Free from criticism and the abundence of stress he had because of the people around him. Now he will be resting in his real kingdom. Heaven!

Sanket Korgaonkar   June 26th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I was born in India in 1982 – obviously too young to understand the full impact of thriller. But Michael Jackson was a phenomenon all the while I grew up. I have danced to his tunes, along with several others in my building and it truly shows how music and art can transcend any barriers.

Through his art, dance and voice, MJ was able to get through to a seemingly illiterate child half way across the world. A true genius – the very definition of a great artist. We will always miss him.

Yolanda White   June 26th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Hi Larry
I want to say that I love MJ and as fans we should donate $1.00 to get the man out of debt. MJ has touched us all and that is the least we can do as fans.

Thank you
Yolanda White

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Katherine Joseph   June 26th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

We all love & cherish the memories Michael gave to us over the years. This is a time when his family, Friends & fans mourn a man who have given us years of enjoyment. I would like to see all the singers including his siblings pay tribute to Michael by having the concert he was working towards and I think that will be the best tribute of all. RIP Mikey

kidi mulugeta   June 26th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Brother.Father.Icon.The world has lost the ONE and ONLY King of Pop...unexpected and saddening...especially to every Ethiopian, lets not forget that he gave us "We are the World" in a time when millions of Ethiopians were starving in 1984 and that song still holds truth today. He was key to the success of the song and the fund raising, so Michael, i hope you are smiling down from heaven 🙂

Bailey   June 26th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael was really something special & rare. Regardless of all the controversy that surrounded him, my mind never changed about him & it never will.

No matter what had happened in the past, he will always remain a legend, & a true musical genius.

He will be greatly missed.

Genovia   June 26th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael was a great man and contributor to the world! I just want to say that I'm sure Deepak truly loved and cared for Michael Jackson, as did Usher. To Deepak's point about the drugs, I believe he brings this discussion up in an effort to hold the doctor treating MJ accountable for the drugs he prescribed. The many doctors and people who are enablers to artist like Michael Jackson. I congratulate Deepak for bringing this discussion to the forefront!

Lim   June 26th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I am in the 40s and MJ has been a part of my grown up life. When the the bad or white song was released in my country (malaysia), there was a new drink (mixture of soya bean and black jelly) named after his name and a popular order until today.

He will live forever through his albums and songs. Thank you so very much to him for sharing his increadible gift of music during my life time. RIP Peter Pan.....

vanisha   June 26th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

let us celebrate mj death. cry and grieve if we must but believe his pain and sorrow is no more. i will miss mj his death affected me similiar to the death of my daughter and my husband. God bless his family they loss a son, father and brother. my heart aches for him.

Patrice Thomas   June 26th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I can remember at the age of 10 wearing my red beat it Micheal Jackson jacket with my penny loafers and juicy curl in my head, I even had the glitter socks. Micheal will always be in my heart . I miss you already.

Robert Kearney   June 26th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Michael Jackson was a good man. He love people, children and animals. He gave children thekind of . love that he felt he didn't have from his father. Vanity Fair has a lot of nerve to talk all that bull about him. I will never buy another one of their magazines again. Michael Jackson will be in my heart always.

jack   June 26th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Miguel@ Is that a good thing?

JODY LUELL   June 26th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

I am with the rest of the world , I am devastated! And I think it is time to stop All doctors with the prescriptions they fill....This situation is not just with the famous, it is with civilians makes me sick, to see this, and my heart is crushed ,for the kids , the family and the world...In my mind, we have lost a truly misunderstood , honest and pure individual....all he ever wanted was to be unconditionally loved ! Well, at least now , he will have it all!! GOD BLESS MICHAEL......!

Lady of white   June 26th, 2009 9:52 pm ET



Alana Doucette   June 26th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Finally!!! Usher has stood up and said ENOUGH! A man who has given so much to the world has died. He was a father, a son, a brother and a friend to many, does it matter how he died? Do we need to mark every wrong turn he has made in his life? Reveal every secret he has ever had? NO,what we should all be doing is celebrating a man who changed how we all listen to music. Let the man rest in peace. Pray for his family and remember how Michael changed you.

C   June 26th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Larry, did Deepak Chopra violate physician-patient privilege when he disclosed on CNN that MJ asked him for an RX and was on narcotics?

Elaine Faust   June 26th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

I would like to thank Dr. Deepak, I hope this is the correct spelling, for his courage comments. Maybe as a result of his brave comments, Michael Jackson's death will not be in vain. Someone will be saved as a result. I know that a lot of people may not want to hear what he has to say. I believe that everything is a part of a Great Divine Plan. If someone was indeed enabling him by supplying his addiction, then they should be held accountable. The only way for this to happen is to talk about circumstances that may not be pleasant for some to hear. I believe Michael Jackson would want this, if he was the humanitarian that some have claimed he was. He would want to save others from this fate.

Uso   June 26th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Can't believe Michael's gone – entertainment will never be the same.

I can't believe how Deepak is a good friend of Michael's yet he's telling all the he doesn't even look distraught!

Aida   June 26th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

hi, this is Aida from California, Michael Jackson is the world's biggest PHENOMENON, and we should remeber all the great accomplishments he did and not only for aults but also for children, im only 17 but i still admire him and everything he did i love Michael Jackson and allways will not matter what. He inspired all !! and i also that Usher for intoducing some of Michael's moves to younger crowds. so i would just like to say may he rest in peace.

Michael   June 26th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Larry, please talk to your guests about how the world can you the energy that has been created by this sad event.

Ana in Chicago   June 26th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

I remember when i cried listening to his music and watching him perform when i was younger. Over the years people started to drift from the thing that Michael wanted them to listen and pay attention to the most. All his songs have such powerful meanings we should have took into consideration. Look at the Earth or white.....and even man in the mirror. Let us not remember him for all the things people tried to do to put him down. But all the positive things he tried to open our eyes to. He was a GREAT man.

Beverly Dallas   June 26th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

I concur with Usher's comment concerning the negative portrayal of Michael Jackson. Why can't the media focus on the positive contributions which were made by this gift of life to the world. He is not here to defend himself. Whether or not he was troubled, had a negative childhood, was on prescription drugs or left financial problems – leave it alone. He does not deserve this negative press. Right now, no one cares about the negative. We who genuinely loved Michael for who he was and will continue to be in the life of his music are sad, but no one really knows the truth. Lets not forget he was a father, a brother and a son. May he rest in peace. Give him that respect.

Kim in NC   June 26th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Anna Lisa Amanini June 26th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Oh God!, Why Michael, why? I’m so speechless, i dont have words to explain how im feeling. When i think of Michael i cry, when i hear a song i cry, i just cry. He is the KING OF POP, KING OF MUSIC. He made it alive, from the dancing to the singing. I LOVE YOU MICHAEL,. Just reading that headline “Michael Jackson DEAD” OMG NO!!! It’s like a nightmare that i cant come out of. I LUV U MICHAEL JACKSON

Dear God get ahold of yourself woman!!!

denise   June 26th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Remembering him, I am truly happy that throughout his lifetime he remained a consummate PERFECTIONIST, FOCUSED, and DEDICATED to his CRAFT. Maybe he knew the initial TREATMENT of the news of his DEATH would be UNFAIR, so he made sure his LEGACY would LIVE on FOREVER in his work. The PERSON Michael Jackson wants the WORLD to REMEMBER is NOT the person being DISSECTED in the news TODAY, but the person we will FOREVER see in his VIDEOS, hear in his MUSIC, and be REFLECTED upon by his TRUE friends. People that you will NEVER hear utter a NEGATIVE word about this OUTSTANDING HUMAN BEING. His FANS are looking forwards to this!
God BLESS and PROTECT his CHILDREN and his FAMILY. My deepest wish is for the WORLD to REMEMBER that during his lifetime, MICHAEL JACKSON was an INSPIRATION that was often IMITATED but NEVER and will NEVER be DUPLICATED. Rest in PEACE Michael, you’ve EARNED it. The WORLD LOVES YOU and WILL DEARLY MISS YOU!

natasha   June 26th, 2009 9:53 pm ET


lutrell   June 26th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

michael was one of the best he will always be remembered my heart goes out to the family they are in our prayers i will remember michael for his songs dance but most of all his caring for others michael loved everyone and we loved him he will be missed michael was a legend think of the postive things about michael we all have come short at a point rest in peace michael we love you and will always remember you


Jane LeBlanc   June 26th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Yes Michael was a great and kind hearted man, but why is it that all these people that were so close to him had no idea all he addiction. Miko and the other ones that werew SO CLOSE- how couldn't they know. Its a wonder that this man was so lost and surely the best friend he seemed to have was Mr. Chopra, at least the only honest one. He obviously should have had more Chopra!

Miko looked guilty as if he had knowledge of this addiction!

Tina   June 26th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

I am very sad to hear of Micheal Jackson's death. As I look at the picture of him attending a a show with Brooke Shields and Emmanuel Lewis, it makes me think of his personal struggle. He shows up with Brooke because he knows as a man he is expected to have a date, but as a "boy", he brings Emmanuel maybe longing for that childhood he lost. Pray for his children, and all children that get forgotten for personal glory in this world that relies more on their 15 minutes than their eternal soul.

Arlene Joseph   June 26th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

I am a 47-yr old from the Caribbean residing in GA. I also grew up with listening to Michael's music along with other Caribbean people. I was at home watching the 5:00p news in Atlanta when the news broke. I felt numb then and still feel numb now. Shock does not describe what I am actually experiencing. I was speechless for about 3 hrs. I kept praying that the next report I hear would be that he was OK. I suspected the worse but hoped for the best. I somehow knew in my heart that he had passed on when it was reported that the paramaedics were unable to get a pulse.

My prayers are with his entire family. May you rest in peace Michael.

Sincere blessing.

Adrienne Mercado   June 26th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Like millions of others I grew up with The Jackson Family and loved Michael ever since I can remember. i am appalled that the media is still focusing on the negative things about him. Like Jesus we loved him put him on a pedestal, crucified him in public, killed him only to realize how much we really loved him. We all helped to create him in all his glory. He was not self proclaimed, the world has proclaimed him as the KING of POP because he was born to be that!! There will never be another Michael Jackson. We live in an extraordinary time and this explosive event adds to the time in which we live. Gone but never to be forgotten. My Love and Prayers to his grief stricken family the pain will reside in all of us in the days ahead..

jane   June 26th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

I think Michael's greatest contribution was the excitement and joy he projected in his early albums and performances. He was also beautiful to watch and look at. I never understood his destructive plastic surgeries. I wonder if a real Michael Jackson ever got to exist. Its like he was his own work of art, rather than a living human being. I think he was the most unique performer I have ever known of. But I feel so sad about his personal life.

marisa pullis   June 26th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Mj... we're going to miss you. I can't believe you are no longer here with us. I was hoping your tour would bring you to New York and I would finally see you in person. Your come-back was going to be like no other.

Dahrol Perry   June 26th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

You know, because of me being 18 years old, I never was alive to see how people reacted when The King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley died. But to some degree, Michael Jackson was our generation's Elvis.

Michael was this larger than life icon, perhaps the GREATEST performer of all time, regardless of genre. When Michael performed, his music made you want to stomp your feet and clap and sing along. When he danced on stage, he seemed magical, the moonwalk being done in such a magnificent way that it was as if he were floating on air. The electricity that he gave off, and the electricity that he elicited from his fans tops anything ever seen before.

He took music to a whole new level, and his 1982 album Thriller is the world's best-selling record of all time.

Usually, when people buy CDs from a store, they buy it because there is just one or two songs on there that they like. When people bought a Michael Jackson album, they bought it because they liked the WHOLE album.

I grew up listening to Michael's music, my mom being the HUGE fan that she was. Our whole family was and still is into his music. He had several, Several, SEVERAL songs that he came out with that I still listen to to this day, some of them are simply unmatched by any other artist that's come after him. The word "Legend" gets tossed around in the entertainment business alot. Michael Jackson was, without a doubt, a true legend, and truly one of a kind.

The world has lost another icon, but the fans have lost their brother, their friend, and their God given solace.

Michael might be dead in body, but he will forever live on in spirit, and through his music and spectacular performances that have been savored.

R.I.P. King Michael. You will be missed by billions around the world, and I hope you are singing to Jesus.

Sandy   June 26th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

All that matters at this time is Michael Jackson and his memory! No one can take away the love for him from his devoted fans and family. Anyone who wants to be negative at this time of mourning shows lack of respect for a man who had heart on and off the stage. His spirit, music, talent and special voice will live on in all our hearts forever! Having lost a child of my own at the young age of 18, I offer my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. May Michael now rest in peace!

Tracey Rodrigues   June 26th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Larry you ask what did Michael give to me as a fan? How about his whole entire life. Michael Jackson although he may have traveled many places throughout this world, he never knew what it was to be a normal boy/man. He gave his life to his fans and children/people that needed his help. He was a true humanitarian, that made music that took you into a world were there was peace, normalacy and love. His music will live on forever in our hearts and souls. He gave us all that he could give, may he rest in peace with his father.

maureen   June 26th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

people like usher and minelli need to get into reality, if MJ did not use drugs like people know he did, then none of that would be a part of this now, so to not talk about it is like having the big elephant in the middle of the room. Its there, his drug use, he might of even died of an overdose, yes he WAS great in HIS time, but that has been such a long time ago, Yes he did affect many people all over the world, but he has children that need to know the truth ., We don't know what it has been like to be living with him, his poor children, if he truely has been using drugs , he has not been there for his children. He has not been responsible, like he should have been. Just because he is MJ means he does not have to take responsiblity for his actions. All these enablers need to go away and look at why they never ever said anything to him. Never ever, confronted him, let his chldren be at risk living with him, etc, etc, etc.;

DeAnna Jones   June 26th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

This is DeAnna Jones.
and i am 17 yearrs old an love m-j's music!!! i was rased on that music!!!! im am verry upset about haw people are talking about him the day after he has died... thats like walking on somones grave to me! people are talking drugs, overdose...etc!
what would u say if somone sat here and sed that about you??? i mean come on, hes human! and u dont know anything about wat happend. and thats what i have to say ! He WILL be missed and his music WIll live on!!! RIP! M-J

Bunny   June 26th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

I would like to say thank you to the Jackson family for allowing the world to experience the greatness of your son! I fellin love wiyh him and his music. When my son was born I raised him on Jackson music. Michael was always his favorite. He is now 31 yrs. old and having a difficult time as I am too dealing with the loss of our beloved Michael. Bless him, his family, especially mom and his kids. He will continue to live through all the wonderful music and videos that remain timeless and very tasteful. God Bless!

Damion White   June 26th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

I am proud of usher and Liza for standing up to the media. They are right, this is a time to celebrate the life of Michael and to be there for his family and children. I am disgusted with CNN and other media outlets for constantly talking about the negatives, especially things that were never proven and that Larry King himself said weren't true.

Please please celebrate his life, his accomplishments, his legacy.

Thank you,


Pamela Jayne   June 26th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

How dare you dismiss, Liza and Usher the way you did. Enough about the negative. When will MAN ever realize the simple ABCs of respect for all. Michael was LOVE, I hope we can learn more from him, instead of try to find ways to keep the story going. The story will go whether you talk negative or not. PLEASE STOP. For his childrens sake STOP. Canadian Fan Pamela Jayne

Lena   June 26th, 2009 9:57 pm ET


As I watch your coverage of Michael Jackson, I am a bit disturbed how you've dismissed both Usher and Liza for choosing to keep the discourse regarding the man, Michael Jackson, positive. Your discontent with Usher was evident when you abruptly cut him off...and moments later, you did the same with Liza. Why do you have a problem with people who knew Michael as a positive person and confessed his innocence in regard to the child molestation allegations? I'm sure if they had chosen to talk about what an drug addict or "wacko" he was, you would have been all ears. I am very disappointed that you let your bias show. You have lost all credibility with me as a viewer.

NORMA   June 26th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

I agree with Usher, the pain of this tragic loss of such a musical icon and genuinely kind person is evidenced by the international outpour of grief, Why are you focusing on the negative episodes when you can honor his fans and his family by highlighting the phenomenal accomplishments of this musical genius. He's given us an endless stream of positive contributions, we don't even need to speak of the negative.

cc:: ANDERSON COOPER and the persistent character assassinations he chooses to focus on.

Glenn   June 26th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

After watching Larry King's interview of Liza Minelli , Miko Brando and others, it's not the type of PR that his family needs right now.
It looks like an episode of celebrity rehab!
Usher seemed to be the only one who had anything intelligent to say about this tragic loss.
If only you could have had Elizabeth Taylor on tonight!


Jojo boggan   June 26th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Michael made young artist like myself have a little hope..............he brong all the races together to understand a couple important things..... Each other, music and different views of all things of life

The passion and love he had for his music and fans was unreal......... We should change his name from king of pop to king of music. R.I.P michael

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Deborah from New Mexico   June 26th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Maybe Larry can have a special show on the prescription drug epidemic that not only affects the entertainment industry but all of America. If you do this show, don't just talk to the Drew Pinksys but to those of us who are on the frontlines trying to stem the tide and get some light shed on this problem. Just call me . . . a former pill junkie

Shelly   June 26th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Michael was a great artist who literally molded pop culture as we know it. I remember walking through the mall as a teenager and the video "Thriller" was always playing in the store window of the electronics store. Everyone passing by world stop just to watch sing and dance to that amazing song...what a thrill that was! So long old youth goes with you!

Nicole Ora Fisher   June 26th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

I am disabled with Cerebral Palsy and would like to find a way to reach out to his family. I am so unbelievably sad. My heavy heart and pensive prayers to his family and his children. I lost my mom on May 21 1994 and my grandma on 12/28/99. The thing that I remember most is his music and how it touched and transformed my life. 1342 morningview dr# 359 Escondido,CA 92026

Barb   June 26th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Let's remember Michael for the creative man that he was and gave us such great music to remember. Let's not destroy him with all these rumors . He will be the raindrops that cover the earth and make the world a beautiful place now that he is gone. In Gibran's Song of the Rain it speaks of the beauty of the rain. Michael I just can't believe you are gone and I am devastated. My children grew up on your music and that will live on in our hearts forever. May God grant you the peace you have seeked for so long.
Your heart was always in the right place and you are loved. If the world would be seen thru the eyes of a child it would be a beautiful world. Thank you for trying so hard to show this thru your music.
People, let's remember him for his musical talent and not the ugliness that surrounded him.
Rest in Peace MJ You will be forever missed and forever loved.

Jacqueline Carson   June 26th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

I just hope that people will put aside all the silly rumors and just remeber the man for everything he has done and all the lives he has touched,because he only wanted to be loved,and with that said lets just do that show MJ the love in death he longed for and searched for in life,May GOD be with you inthe after life as he was in this,because you were not alone he was here with you MJ though all things good and bad he has blessed you and now he will take you home and let you rest your soul. R.I.P

Karen   June 26th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Micheal 's biggest contribution to the Pop culture was that he was born. He will forever be missed beyond measure.

Mary   June 26th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Usher!! you are great! what you said today was a testament of what a true gentlman you are you. Fo those of you who don't know what I am talking about he was on Larry King Live talking about Michael Jackson, he said that people need to stop talking about Michael's drug addidction, they should focus more on what he did for music. What a great musician he was.... He also mentioned that the media needs to repect his mother who lost a child, and kids who lost a father. Basically media shut up! No matter you say people is still loved by a lot of people and nothing will take that love away. RIP Michael may you find peace wherever you are. Be the angel that will watch over your children.


michael   June 26th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

hi larry this is michael hailing from clarendon,jamaica .yes we watch cnn live too here in the carribean.i grew up in jamaica untill i was 18 i migrated to ft lauderdale usa.ive now returned to jamaica to live and for the past two months ive been watching cnn and amc as my cable is limited.when i was 15 i remember my mom sent me a red sleeveless jacket with lot of zippers instantly i was transformed into a break dancer.ipracticed all michaels moves and got all the girls. i wish my children could get some history of michaels lifestory on a cd looking for that cd when it comes i still have my michael jackson records. my condolences to his family,we loved you too michael.hi to my children in ft lauderdale camisha ,sabrina,nickayla,sebastian,malik.

HEATHER   June 26th, 2009 9:59 pm ET



Uso   June 26th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Thank you Barry for sharing such great memories.

DANA   June 26th, 2009 9:59 pm ET


Lisa   June 26th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Here is a way to give Michael a tribute. All of the performers like Usher should get together and keep Michael's tour. In addition, extend it to the entire world. They could perform Michael's songs. The tour could end one year from the day he went to Heaven. All the profits could go to paying off his debt, his estate, and just to show how many people he effected.

Mallory   June 26th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

My thoughts and prayers go out to Michaels family, friends, and fans. I cannot believe he is gone. He was such a huge influnce on my life. I hope and pray that the media will focus on all of his incredible compishments and not the scandals that seemed to follow him around.

Elizabeth W.   June 26th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

You are making money from his death. Please STOP being so negative about him. He wanted this world to be a better place and this is the THANKS he gets.....Wake Up CNN. Replaying the negative scenes from HIS LIFE at this time is uncalled for!

Afshin   June 26th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

I was only 12 years old when the Thriller album came out. I was living in Iran after 1979 Islamic revolution. We were not allowed to listen to Michael's music or to buy his album. We would get punished by the local revolutionary guards, if we got caught. I did get caught one evening while I was walking down the street with a michael jackson shirt and a shirt pin. Oh Boy! They took all of it away from me and I was so upset. I always listened to his Thriller Album at home behind the close walls. I practiced all his dances inside my bedroom.
The last time I saw him live was July 03, 1988 in Cologne / Germany.
It was an amazing concert and I will never forget it for the rest of my life. When he was accused of child molestations, I knew that he was framed both times. Michael, now RIP and god bless your soul and my sympathy goes to his childern and to his family.

MJ   June 26th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Michael Jackson's death is a tragedy and his life taken away so suddenly terribly sad. I applaud Deepak Chopra for having the honesty, integrity and courage to discuss the seemingly very unpopular aspect of what apparently seems to have ultimately led to Michael's early demise. I do believe it is so imperative to bring to light just how horrific the abuse of narcotic pain medication can be. Those getting so upset about not wanting to talk about or attach this to him reminds me of the very enablers you always hear about in a substance abusers life. Their 'protection' of the abuser is never in their best interest...just look at the end result in this instance. I'm all for celebrating the man's talent and genius but not for denying the very reasons that contributed to his early death.

carolyn mccartney   June 26th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

I grew up in Indiana not that far from Gary were Michael lived and we were close to the same age. As a young teen we learned to dance to Michael's songs and do his moves. I loved him then and I love him now. I never believed any of the awful things that were said about him. He was a sweet , caring, shy and misunderstood man who was denied a childhood. His talet and insight into the world of music can not be matched . Only the good die so young. He is "The King of Pop"
"Man in the Mirror" should be a call for us all to heed.
"Rest in peace dear Michael"

Gary Roberson   June 26th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Michael Jackson was our Mozart. He was a true genius.

Pam S.   June 26th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

As I watched and listened to the many tributes to Michael Jackson I am deeply saddened by the magitude of the loss and the waste, Michael was so damaged and so filled with self loathing that no amount of success and admiration would have enabled him to love himself. What a tragedy that he never knew what it felt liked to be truely loved because of who he was and not what he could do. What is even more sad is that we all know how damaged he was, Isn't it sad that no one loved him enough to force him to get long term help . Instead we are hearing that the hollywood pushers may have struck again and that he may have been surrounded by enablers. May God bless you Michael and may your poor troubled soul rest in peace .Moonwalk on the clouds and dance into the stars, my friend,,,,

Shaze B. Kelly   June 26th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

I know this hit the world we lost one of the best of all time Michael Jackson if you ever sit down and listen to his music you will see he belived in a change and that people should be treated equal he was a leader through his music.

James Brown 12/25 Aaliyah 08/25 Left Eye 04/25 Michael Jackson 6/25 how random is that we lost a lot, B. Mac and a host of others may god be with their families friends fans the people that belived in them.
But they will never be forgotten because of the impack they made they will live in our hearts for ever.

Karen Houston   June 26th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

It is hard to articulate the sadness I feel at the loss of such a brilliant artist as Michael Jackson was. His unforgettable, incomparable contributions to the entertainment industry have left a void that no one, no one will be able to fill. I thought I knew my favorite song of the many that he wrote and sang, but as I listen to all the newscasts and hear and see videos of his vast reportoire of music, I realize that ALL of his songs are my favorites. He was a genius at every stage of his life, and everything that he did to entertain us was captivating in its own special way My heart goes out to his family, his children, his devoted friends, and all of us fans who will miss him dearly forever. The world will never be the same without him. His premature death is an inconsolable loss for us all. May you rest in peace dear Michael. Thank you for making our lives so very much richer by your remarkably talented presence - even at the expense of all that it undoubtedly stole in so many ways from yours.

Dottie   June 26th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

I have grown up and become an adult loving the work of Michael Jackson. His talent and his compassion have always been the spotlight of his life. No one can take away his brillance when he performed. And I know that his family will know how much the world will miss this man as they will. I can not believe this wonderful spirit is no longer with us. I was so looking forward to his showing the world again what a truely unique talent he was and will always be. God will surely be loving the sounds and the love that Michael will bring with him to heaven. God bless you and keep your sweet children safe and sound.

sam nichols   June 26th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

its sad about michael jackson, but I dont hold deep sadness because he will live again. His mother is deeply religious as he was, and they both believed in what the bible says about the resurrection in a new world.

a new world back on the earth. but he wont be a pop star then, but im sure that he wont mind anymore. I hope to see him then, and speak to him in a normal way without the restrictions that his music world kept him in.One day, anyone will be able to walk right up to him
and shake his hand, that will make him very happy.

Suzie Cliche   June 26th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

Bonjour from Montreal

my son of 15 today said the most amasing and touching phrase in regards of mickael Jackson.

we had today our 1st and rare tropical pour like crazy,

my son said to his father....the sky is crying Mickaels death,,

voila just wanted to share as it touch me deeply...Mickael as been part of my life....he will be missed

luv a Canadian fan......

Sarah   June 26th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

My heart is broken....I have been a big fun of the King of Pop Michael Jackson since I can remember. Heart broken! What a LOSS! Can't stop crying....WOW!!!!!!!!MJ is really gone! What a sad reality!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My thoughts and prayers to all that loved him....especially his family...children....Gone to soon ...way too soon MJ

LUANA   June 26th, 2009 10:04 pm ET








Rachel   June 26th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

Micheal was a gifted soul and he alwayed showed his love for his fans. And they returned his love no matter what the situation was. In good times or bad they stood by his side.

Micheal has blessed us, now it his time to entertain the Big Man upstairs. The spot light on you, Michael


Peace with the Jackson family and exceptly his children.

David Huggins   June 26th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

Beyond Measure...
Michael Joseph Jackson displayed to the world a talent of gargantuan

He has mesmerized every creed and race on this planet with his talent his dancing and his voice... His achievements will always be immeasurable..

His passing reminds us how short our time on this earth really is.. and what we do really defines us...

I salute his mother & all his family for nurturing this immense talent and for sharing him with the world..

"Michael" a name that means.. "Defender Of GOD"..

Thank you for your life and your example and may the KING OF POP BE ALWAYS AT PEACE IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN"

David Huggins
Vocalist/Voice Trainer
Trinidad & Tobago West Indies.

Adel shahal   June 26th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

How is it that these doctors allow themselves to destroy people with their prescroptio for heavy drugs that are known to kill people. And why did he have a bill to the pharmcy worth 101,000. And why his family never interferred ????? Im so upset with the medical industry and doctors in general and i think we need to hold them more accountable.

RJ   June 26th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Am I still on planet Earth? I hadnt realized that singing and dancing trumped being a pedophile junkie? I must get re-educated then......

Bernetta M   June 26th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

The loss of Michael has deeply deeply saddened me. I feel as if I have lost my brother. Michael was such a wonderful person, a light in my life and a light to the world. Its honestly difficult to type this without sobbing. Being born in the late seventies, Michael's music was the first "real" music I believe I fell in love with as a child, using "You Are Not Alone" as a senior song in high school. Thriller is one of my favorite all time albums. I will never forget my first poster on the wall of my bedroom was that of Micheal posed in a beautiful yellow sweater. That image is just burned in my mind now with "Leave Me Alone" repeating in my head. My thoughts, prayers, and sympathies are with the entire Jackson family. We have lost a great great man. I agree with Usher on the reality of life that mourners don't want to hear. We all have our faults and demons that are ours to bear and for only God to judge. I believe the love he has spread over the entire world seems to far outweigh those. The only thought I can keep telling myself for comfort is God has called his child home and I look forward to the day when we join him.

Indra   June 26th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

The world had lost the greatest entertainer of all times. He contributed to everyone life through his music and I thank him for sharing his talent, his dreams with us. His music was loved, he was loved. I'm sorry he had to endure all the negative comments about his personal life. He was so handsome, but he alone knew what he was seeing in the mirror and it's a shame he felt he had to change.
We would never forget the moonwalk, never forget his music or videos. It's a shame, he shared his soul with us through his music, what did we give him? Being a fan i hope he knew just how much we loved his music and no matter what was said about him publically, he will always be loved by his fans. I pray that his family find the strength to survive this unbelieveable event through our lord and saviour Jesus Christ. My condolences to his loved ones! May you find peace Michael! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!

Jason   June 26th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

Think of what you may of Michael Jackson personal issues, however one thing that can`t be denied is is musical creativity and mastery. While other musicians focus us lyrics or melody, Michael Jackson was a master of rhythm. While some of his songs dealt with delivering a message the secret of his music was his unbelievable mastery of rhythm, which made him a musical genus. The Rhythms he created were both complex yet simple enough to be catchy. Thats why to this day hip, Hop, R&B and other artists, are still inspired by his music. His musical legacy was way a head of his time, and will remain, timeless, and will keep artists inspired for generations to come.
He truly embodied the notional that music is universal, transcending race,language,ethnicity, or background. It didn`t matter who you were or where you lived in the world, you could listen and enjoy Michael Jacksons music.
There won`t be another like him.

brenda mathis   June 26th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

first i would like to give my deepest sympathy to the entire Jackson family fo their loss and i do understand that no amount of words can ease the pain that your family is going through at this moment but know that you are in my prayers and that everything will be alright. Secondly I would like to address the negativity of some of the the things that i have heard throughout the day, I personally did not know Mr. Jackson but I grew up with a lot of his music and everything he put out was gold so instead of trying to smear his beauty with ugliness let us embrace the fact that there was a Michael Jackson and he brought joy to everyone that listened to his music so Mrs Jackson just be grateful for the time that He was with you and know that he will never be forgotten . May God bless and keep your family in your time of need

Chris   June 26th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

Put all mess away and let's rember the man the father and son love is all he wanted not all this have we not learned from the past with Anna Nicole. Ps we love you Michael the king of pop Your fan since1980 and forever.My heart and prayers go his family and all the drug talk will not bring back the King of pop

Vronique Fossgreen   June 26th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

He was a lost boy, did'nt know how to grow up! He was so innocent naive!....He was" mal dans sa peau" as we say in my country....He wanted to be loved.....and loved he was!
Rest in peace love
Veronique Fossgreen

Cheryl   June 26th, 2009 10:11 pm ET

Dear Michael,

Thank you for years of entertainment as I remember you from the mid '80s to late '90s. I was scarred to death as a little girl when you made the video for "Thriller," now I make it a personal tradition to listen to that song every Halloween. I remember watching you as "Captain E.O." on the 3-D screen at Walt Disney World; I also remember listening to people singing your tunes (and me along with them) as we all exited the theater at Epcot. As I grew older, I enjoyed (and still enjoy) dancing and singing to your songs in the clubs.

Thank you for the good times. I only wish my children could grow up listening to your songs in person; now, I'll make an effort to let them listen to your songs through our CD collection.

Godspeed to your family and friends. Thank you for your love of music and dance!


Joan Wesley   June 26th, 2009 10:11 pm ET

It is so hard to believe that Michael is gone. I always followed his music. From a little boy to a grown man. Such talent. He will truly be missed. My heart goes out to his family.

wayne   June 26th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

Michael Jackson was a musical genius and a gift to the world. His philanthropic contributions are well documented,yet overshadowed by the trumped-up charges of child molestation over the past years. It is my prayer that his legacy will be that of a caring,loving,generous man who wanted to make the"world a better place." Hopefully, our society will recognize that "Hollywood" is replete with doctors who are no more than legal "drug dealers," and as such, should be prosecuted for the criminals that they are.
Michael,you are now in a place 'where the wicked cease from troubling,and the weary are at rest." A bright light has forever been extinguished.

Jamal saad abazah   June 26th, 2009 10:13 pm ET

MR: LARRY,good am if morning OR good pm i am jamal saad from egypt & i am leving in kuwait condolence. i need all of u in U.S.A too believe me when i say that same i know in my country three pyramids even they try too cancel from the (7wuonder) i am still belive in my country three pyramids coz its true.for that i need u too know that michael jackson he is thierds pyramisd in U.S.A after the first &second pyramisds (eangelepert & elvies presley) we canot forget & we belives coz he is true condolence for all the world cry

Rebecca Hawthorne   June 26th, 2009 10:13 pm ET

For Joseph, Katherine, Maureen, Jackie, Tito, Latoya, Jermaine, Marlon, Randy, and Janet. As devastated as I am by the loss of your beloved son and brother I know you feel it even more keenly because he was a part of your family. My love and my prayers are with you. I was 6 when "Thiller" was released and I have loved him more and more with every year. I only wish I could have have expressed this to him.
To Barry Gordy and Quincy Jones and the entire Jackson family Thank You. You have blessed this world with the most incredible music imaginable and a most extrodinary legacy.
I love you all.

Carm   June 26th, 2009 10:14 pm ET

In watching your program tonight, it was very clear and obvious that your guest – Miko Brando became very uncomfortable sitting with Deepak Chopra when in discussion about Jackson's drug addictions. I did not find Miko Brando to be credible when speaking that Jackson only took medication for 'headaches'. Give me a break! Miko was Jackson's longtime friend and you are telling me he didn't know his friend's drug habits. Is he one of the Enables of Mr. Jackson?

jack   June 26th, 2009 10:14 pm ET

I see the media has whipped its audience into a Idolatrous frenzy. What now, a crusade against pain killing medications against people who need them? This seems like an almost ghoulish exploitation of this great and talented man. Move on folks. Tribute has been paid many times over. Let us get back to news of the other billions of people on earth. Michael has joined the myriad of great stars who have enriched our lives. And we hope he is in peace now. Seems like every one who as much as glimpsed MJ is trying to get their 15 minutes of fame on TV, now. From metal bending psychics , to gurus, to celbrity doctors and people who happened to help set up stage sets .

mary kay   June 26th, 2009 10:15 pm ET

Just a comment on Michael Jackson and Farah Fawcett:

I grew up with Michael. Followed his career, the accusations which I believe in my heart were a horrible attempt at someone making the almighty dollar. I will miss him greatly as a fan and fellow traveler on this earth – he is now finally at peace, may God rest his soul.

Farah Fawcett' she was part of my years in high school and college. I saw a few things she did outside of "Angels". Very talented Lady.
I saw her documentary in May ( at that time I was being diagnosed with breast cancer) to watch how she 'lived' with cancer and persisted with her treatments gave me the stregnth to carry on through my chemo and surgery.

God Rest both their souls and may they be dancing in heaven.

*If possible please forward to perspective families.

BABYGIRL   June 26th, 2009 10:15 pm ET

I echo what Usher said earlier – I, for one, am sick to death of hearing all the negative crap revolving Michael Jackson!! He had NO PEACE OR PRIVACY IN LIFE .... the media was constantly harrassing this man. It was a "dammed if he did, dammed if he didnt" situation! Regardless to the propaganda, rumors, flat out lies, and speculations the FACT IS .... Michael Jackson was a TRUE ICON.. there was a special magic about him – he was captivating ,,,, I havent been able to cut my t.v. off – and when I hear these people coming out of the "woodworks" saying all this negative "hear say" it really makes me angry, He isnt here to defend himself and so people feel free to say whatever they want about him in death . Give him his due respect and praise for his accomplishments... that's all the MAJORITY OF US WANT TO HEAR!!! Enough with the bashing and speculations!! Allow his family first and then the rest of his TRUE FANS to mourn this awful, horrible loss! In closing – I do not for one minute believe any of the accusations about the child molestation charges....NONE OF THEM..... I have children and wouldnt allow them to ever be hurt, in any way. I, without hesitation , would have allowed my children in his home. I believe he was a child at heart and simply wanted to re-live his childhood through other children,,, I believe he has a true and PURE love for children and would NEVER have done anything close to what his "so called accusers" have said. I believe the media, as well as those set out to falsely accuse (for MONEY) can also hold themselves accountable for Michael's depression, stress, reclusion, and so called "essentric behavior" .... all of this would push your every day "joe" over the edge – moreless someone who is CONSTANTLY IN THE LIMELIGHT!!! AND "NO" HIS/OR ANY ONE ELSE BEING A CELEBRITY DOES NOT GIVE THE REST OF RIGHT TO PRY, INVADE, AND CONSTANTLY HARRASS!!!

Gina Anderson-Boyd   June 26th, 2009 10:17 pm ET

I just watched the show with Usher and Liza on Larry King. I definitely agree with Usher that we need to celebrate Michael's life and his unique ability to transcend all generations.

So many people loved him and we should concentrate on the gifts and talents that he shared with us during this time. He open the doors for so many others in the music industry. Let's focus on the positive and keep the Jackson family in our prayers.

Lisa   June 26th, 2009 10:17 pm ET

The jist of it all and I mean everything that Michael is first a "world" legend, pop icon, and musical visonary genius. I remember his music from grade school with Off the Wall, and of course the unforgettable Thriller album. I fell in awe of the video and his fashion, dance, and beautiful personality. He is the only artist and will be the only artist that I can say when I see his face and hear his music I shuttered with love and understanding of what his songs were to me in my life. I love him and I believe God took him away from us to be safe in his loving arms.


Medical Question   June 26th, 2009 10:17 pm ET

Why did the doctor or the paramedics not administer Narcan to reverse the Demerol's effects?

DANA   June 26th, 2009 10:17 pm ET


Michelle Newman   June 26th, 2009 10:18 pm ET

We lost a great, talent, loving, "King of Pop" yesterday! Words can't explain the lost we all feel in our hearts for this special man! This is a person I grew up on, was a fan who collected everything I could on this man! I even lost my voice when he perform on TV once! He was just a wonderful performer! Who gave his all in everything he did here on earth! I am so happy we had a chance to have him in our lives! My thoughts and prayers go out to his kids and family! May they remember all the good times and special times they share with him! We love you MJ and we are going to miss u! Thank you-MJ! Now MJ it is time for you to rest, you deserve it! LOVE U MJ!

ernestine jackson   June 26th, 2009 10:18 pm ET

micheal jackson i cant believe you is gone it feels like a dream i will truly miss you i have never met micheal but i have a lot of his cds i wish that i had the chance to met micheal i know that you are in a better place an you will be miss by all your fans i am a number one fan my heart goes out to his family we love you micheal but god loves you best.

suzanne ormsbee   June 26th, 2009 10:19 pm ET


Toni   June 26th, 2009 10:21 pm ET

As a former classmate (Emerson Jr. High) will be missed. He has come a long way from that real shy kid. He would come to school after school began and leave before school was out so he and Marlon would not get mobbed by all the girls that thought he was so cute. He was friendly fun to talk to and would some times briefly talk about his touring. Michael Jackson from one Emerson classmate to another we love you and will miss you. God Bless and we are praying for and with your family.


Baluka   June 26th, 2009 10:22 pm ET

You can go to the jungles and some indigenance tribe member will know who Michael Jackson is. Next to Jesus Christ, Michael Jackson was the most popular man on the face of the planet. So for the media to keep bashing Joe Jackson is wrong. Nobody understands what it means to be black. Joe Jackson made sure he family was going to be successful considering the turbulent 60's. Hell, they were killing children walking to school.
Let's remember how Michael Jackson's music touch the world, not his money woes, he father's disaplining or his legal court issue that he was aquited of. Be mindful of what your saying, because the Jackson Family is grieving. The last thing they need is to loose their father. They lost Mike when those leaches grabbed him, drugged him & turned him on his family. He was trapped between his family he loved and those bashing his father & everybody else he grew up with. The poor man was confused & longed for peace. Now he's got it. Let him rest in peace, so that the family can grieve in peace. My condolences go out to the Jackson Family. So may Mike rest in peace. "The King of Pop!"

DIANA COE   June 26th, 2009 10:22 pm ET


theresa corley   June 26th, 2009 10:23 pm ET

as a member of the generation of the 60's and 70's and 80's who was fortunate enough to grow up with micheal into relative middle age, i am deeply saddened that even in death his character is continuing to be mailigned. right now is not the time to for uninformed speculation. If in fact micheal was an addict of narcotics then his addiction was just as burdensome on his life as it is to any other addicts, myself included. and as such was a tragedy in and of itself. If in fact he was not an addict the speculation surronding this exemplifies the assissanition of his character. Either way, now is not the time to make micheal jackson the poster boy for the perils of addiction. A mother has lost a child, young children have lost a parent, siblings have lost a brother, a relatively young man has lost his life, and we as a people have lost a very talented entertainer. now is the time to celebrate the life that brought so much joy to a joyless world.

yvette stephen   June 26th, 2009 10:23 pm ET


Donna Freeman   June 26th, 2009 10:24 pm ET

RIP:MJ,FF,EMc:Shame on the drs,lawyers,managers& hangons you didn't protect him.Why don't we learn from the past.Maybe this will change things about protecting the client.Again the world loses a great entertainer.Shame on the people that profit on ones short comings.Maybe if they had said no sometimes about things he might be still here.You might have lost your job but he needed help for a long time .RIP in peace all.

Bob   June 26th, 2009 10:25 pm ET

How lucky the world is to have had an entertainmer like Michael Jackson.
I'll never understand why we obsess about the personal lives of celebrities, when all they really want to do is entertain us.
Why can't we all just be satisified with that?

I am a 59 year old man who for 41 years has enjoyed the greatest talent the world has had or will ever have. To watch Michael was to remove oneself from the realities of the day, escape for a moment to enjoy pure artistry and ulimately end up!..........what a loss for the world.
You're in a better place Michael......peace at last.

Florence   June 26th, 2009 10:27 pm ET

I am deeply saddened by the death of Michael Jackson. I have been a fan forever. I feel the pain that the world is experiencing surrounding this tragedy. Michael is an icon. He will be in the hearts of many forever. His legacy is that he is as giving as he is the best entertainer ever to grace this earth. He is the King of Pop. It is sad that not much is mentioned about his many charitable contributions. But I am very pleased with how the world has responded with love to the news of this horrific event.
If it is true that an MD lived with him, the MD should have come equipped with a portable defribrillator. This is not hard to obtain. Also, was the MD CPR certified with AED training? Does he have a current certification? There are doctors that have forgotten how to do perform
this skill correctly when they are not use to doing it routinely. Did the doctor over medicate with narcotics? Why? What did he do when he noticed Mr. Jackson's condition deteriorating prior to cardiac arrest.
There comes a time when the physician must be able to say "no" to a patient when the patient's request has the potential of being lethal, even Michael Jackson. If he had anything to do with this, Im sure he regrets it now. But now is too late.

We should all take this opportunty to rejoice in Michael's death by acknowledging his life and all that he accomplished the brief time he had on this earth. My condolences to the Jackson family, friends, and all the world who mourns the loss of Micheal Jackson. He is as much loved and he is missed.

Lucy   June 26th, 2009 10:28 pm ET

My deepest sympathy for the family, children and close friends of Michael Jackson. Being a women in my fourty's as many fans my age we've grown up with Michael and his musical legacy an has lived on for many generations and more to come.

If you paid really close attention to him when he spoke you can see and feel that Michael was a true genuine human being that not only had a gift for music, poetry, and dance. He had a special gift of unconditional love for children and people everywhere. He wanted to help children all over the world and spread his love.

But with having a lost childhood comes a burning desire to find it and I feel he lived vicariouly through the children he came in contact with a quest to show love that he wasn't able to experience during his fame filled childhood and adulthood.

Even though I never knew him personally at all.... I never believed the alligations that took place ... not for one second. I saw a grown child crying out for love. Love you can't find while in the public eye. I think he was on a quest for a normal life one he missed out on as a child and young adult. I believe Michael had a family that was stronger than most. With a lot of love and respect. But I think Michael needed to love himself more and maybe should have realized what an impact he made in all our lives.

We will all miss our King of Pop. This has left a hole in our hearts but he will always be with us through the memories of his music that will live on forever. we love you Michael.... RIP

Lucy – PA

Jan   June 26th, 2009 10:29 pm ET

Sorry no tears here.. never liked him never will. Get over it........

Gwen   June 26th, 2009 10:30 pm ET

I'm very sad today so are many others rest in peace Michael we love you!!! Gone but not forgotten.

Gladys Orrett   June 26th, 2009 10:32 pm ET

Please let me know where on the net I can pay my respects to Michael's family?

Dionna M Reilly   June 26th, 2009 10:34 pm ET

The world has lost another amazing angel, children have lost a Father, a Mother has lost her son (parents aren't suppose to bury there children) Brothers and Sisters have lost a Brother, Friends have lost a Friend...remember the amazing Man that left Us his beautiful gift of music and entertainment, honor that forget the horrible hurtful meaness of things that don't matter now.

One other thing, another amazing angel lost to the world, Farrah Fawcett, Her battle was fought with courage and dignity and grace...
honor Her with smile and remember how hard she fought

eucariz   June 26th, 2009 10:34 pm ET

I feel very sorry, Michael was an extremely talented being, also he was a victim from the racial discrimination and envy which is a big part of North American society,
Do you know that in other countries they said that the best kept secret for American’s and their favorite hobby is the racial discrimination and prejudice, which is so powerful, these people did not stop until they saw Michael almost drown because their defamation.
You see the consequence we have lost a star.

Donna Freeman   June 26th, 2009 10:35 pm ET

Hi,Larry,Its a shame that the pepole around him did not protect him.Maybe this can help them take care of the client.We have lost a great entertainer another one.
You think eveyone in heaven is learning the moonwalk.

Jeff from Lancaster, CA   June 26th, 2009 10:36 pm ET

June 26, 2009

To: Jackson Family/Kids/brothers and sisters,

Michael Jackson is without a doubt ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMERS IN MY LIFETIME!!! I grew up with him watching cartoons with him on Saturday mornings and when I was in the USAF, we loved him when he came out with "THRILLER". I LOVED PYT and BILLY JEAN. Man that was the JAMM!!!! God Bless him and know he will be missed. He was and will ALWAYS BE A LEGEND!!!

Thank you Larry King for allowing me to post my comment.

lisa miller   June 26th, 2009 10:37 pm ET

why didn`t that doctor take micheal to the hospital? if he knew he was in pain and he could have saved michael life. i still cant believe he is gone i loved him very much . he and janet are the best he will be missed he was a legend what more can i say. r.i.p. ur fan lisa from reading pa.

Sherri Gallagher   June 26th, 2009 10:37 pm ET

I am so sad at this great loss. It all seem so sareal. May GOD bless the children and his family, they are in my prayers.

jack   June 26th, 2009 10:38 pm ET

Yeah , for the Joe Jackson bashers, remember without Joe there would have been no Michael. He was a product of his generation, and worked hard to move his kids out of that horrible monument to the Industrial Revolution's pollution, Gary, Indiana. Lighten up, and let the grieving family have peace.

Brandy   June 26th, 2009 10:43 pm ET

My heart aches for the children. I lost my father at age 18. I had to call 911, put my head on his chest to see if he was breathing. The loose I felt that day, I still feel 18 yrs later. The pain of loosing your father will never subside. I pray for his 3 beautiful children. I also pray that they will be raised in a loving household as they were with their father. I have NO doubt that Mike was an amazing father.
God Bless the entire Jackson Family. Paris, Price Michael & Prince Michael II, I feel your pain. Stay close with one another as your father would have wanted. Know that your Daddy loved you all more then anything in the world & protected you all to the end. He will always live in your memories and heart.
Everyone, please keep these children & the rest of the Jackson's in your heart & prayers.
God Bless u Mike!

Maggie from Australia   June 26th, 2009 10:47 pm ET

Where were all these celebrities when Michael needed friends.It s too late now to pronounce their grief for publicity reasons. Of course his true friends stuck with him throughout like Dame Elizebeth, Liza etc.Rest in peace Michael and thank you for all you gave to the world with deepest sympathy to your children and family

Sally Ledger   June 26th, 2009 10:52 pm ET

I never write in on any story, but today I just feel that I have to say, I grew up singing in the mirror to Michael Jackson's songs. It saddens me that he has died so young. We are the same age. My heart goes out to his family and friends, his children and all the fans. He was not only a great entertainer but a wonderful kind person. It was sad that he had to live his life in seclusion. He will be greatly missed!

Pamela   June 26th, 2009 10:53 pm ET

Mr. King,
I too mourn the loss of our beloved Michael Jackson. He was a gentle kind but troubled soul. He had the talent and we made him a superstar. He had no peace and as we could not get enough of him. He then became a prisoner and exiled to a life of lonlyness.Add the physical and emotional abuse of his father. Add the fire and all this add up to alot of physical pain. This poor soul did not have a chance. He could not live his life accept on the stage or on a recording .What a shame.

But what I find very interesting was certain people on your show tonight did not want to talk about his addiction as they too have their addictions too. It's hard to for them to hear about it as it's too close to their owns lives. But that part of why Michael is gone. If we don't talk about it nothing will ever change. If Michael death should have meaning for the world--Addiction must be talked about openly and now. I plainly mean addition to prescription drugs which far out weigh the number of street drug drug adidicts. I work with addicts and the majority is prescription drugs.
I pray for his family and children and friends they are granted peace.I know Michael is most likely dancing and singing for God as we speak.
Michael, you have touched the world and now rest in peace!

Genesis Taxi Transportation Services 24/7   June 26th, 2009 10:56 pm ET

We are very sad today so are many others rest in peace Michael we love you!!! Gone but not forgotten at all, those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one's gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart, far as long as there is memory, they'll live on in the heart, The Boys From Genesis Back In St. Maarten.

Ellen   June 26th, 2009 11:01 pm ET

Michael Jackson deserves to be allowed to res in peace. I have been listening to stories about him and his life and didn't realize how great he was, I believe he had an unusual life style, but in the end wanted a normal life and was a good father. I was to busy with my own life and raising my children and working, but realize his music affected me more than I knew then, I know now I will be a fan of his music from now on. I am glad he was aquitted of his charges as my assessment is he was innocent and used by people around him. He is an example of being too generous and not taking care of himself which got him into debt in spite of a tremendous income. This is an example of our problems in the economy right now. As far as being enabled to obtain legal drugs, that is possible unfortunately to not be noticed by those closest to you until it is too late.

I hope his children are able to stay together and a good decision is made as to who cares for them. Their father is irreplaceable.

Ellen in NY
Sorry I never got to see him perform when he was alive:(

Claire Thambu   June 26th, 2009 11:01 pm ET

I'm was stunned and now heartbroken, I loved him for what he gave us during his lifetime, his music, his moves, his quirkiness, he has lnow eft us forever as everyone will at some point but he will be remembered for having transcended culture across continents to bring us his music, talent and love. He touched us through his music which will now be eternally embedded in our memory. Rest in Peace Michael.

DWB   June 26th, 2009 11:09 pm ET

Some of the things that are being said about Michael Jacks so called friends are terrible . That Diane Dimond is back and trying to pimp a book that had almost no sales before . She covered Michaels last trial and was so mean and hateful she received death threats . There is one thing quite disturbing about the media , they trash out others and they all live in GLASS houses . Michael was talented , flawed as we all are and blessed . He was a rare person who will never be replaced . Usher told Larry King tnight , we do not want to hear negative things about Michael . Those who loved him are basiclly in shock .If you cna't just comment on the good , remain quiet . How can the mediat pretend to care about the kids and sit and discuss how they came to be and if some strange woman who is their mother might take them from a family that has had them sence birth . Media , stop and think about what you say about those you cover . Michael's family has feeling too. What if you die Larry , would your kids want to hear how they got into this world ?We should show others the same respect we want .

DWB   June 26th, 2009 11:13 pm ET

Media please, stop and come up for air . Allow Michael's family to have their space.

Pam   June 26th, 2009 11:16 pm ET

Anyone with as much talent as Michael Jackson will be exploited by family,"friends" AND the media. Shame on CNN for displaying the photo of Michael Jackson with his baby held outside the window (so many times). Not that I agree with him doing that but please don't exploit the situation.
I agree with John Donne - "Any man's death diminishes me, for I am involved with mankind." May God Bless you, Michael, and your many friends – your family – and those in the media who truly care about you.

Carolyn Harrison   June 26th, 2009 11:29 pm ET

How many celebrities will have to die before the doctors who are enabling them with prescription drugs because they want a ride on their coat tails are held responsible? Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, Heath Ledger, Anna Nicola Smith, and now our beloved Michael Jackson. All have died way too soon because of "prescribed" drugs. Do these doctors not know that some drugs don't mix? If they don't, they are totally responsible for these deaths. Carolyn Harrison, Tucson, AZ.

Penny Barushak   June 26th, 2009 11:30 pm ET

Hey Larry,
When are these docters that tend to high profile people going to be held accountable for prescribing to many meds to them? We need a network with pharmacys all over the USA that are on a federal made network to stop all these docters prescribing more or people who have money go to differant docters to get the same meds. Us middle class are held accountable why not people who have alot of money be held accountable not just pay off people to get their drugs. The federal government needs to put their foot down and say enough is enough!

Jackie Howe   June 26th, 2009 11:31 pm ET

When I was 2 my cousin got the "Off The Wall" record we use to dance in the livingroom with it blaring...When "Thriller" came out I got to buy my first cassette tape (which I still have) and I listened to it constantly, so much and so loud I would get in trouble. My devotion to this man has never faltered through all the crap that was constantly thrown at this wonderful man, someone I think we all could learn a lot from, he loved whole heartedly and without judgment or prejudice. He was truely an asset to mankind. What a huge loss. I will love and miss him for the rest of my days....He could have done so much more! I pray he can be in Peace now.

Donna Harrison   June 26th, 2009 11:36 pm ET

My Note to Michael:

Dear Michael:

You don't have to be in any "pain anymore". as you are now with the Angels in Heaven above!

I want to say this to all who Judge Him now. None of Us Live in Glass Houses, and we have all Sinned and Come Short of the Glory of God. Michael is with God now, and God is truly the Only Judge and Jury, and the Best "Forgiver" .


"A Devoted Native American Fan in Texas"

You Truly Got Me Off My Feet and Made me Dance Many Many Times.

A Long Time Fan – Donna in Lake Dallas, Texas

Sherri Echtinaw, RN   June 26th, 2009 11:52 pm ET

Everyone in healthcare knows that CPR on a soft surface (such as a bed) is ineffective. That a physician had to be told to place Michael on the floor by a 911 operator is inexcusable. Dr. Murray’s negligence to perform proper CPR is yet another reason that his medical license should be under review.

kristie, jackson tn   June 26th, 2009 11:53 pm ET

i was not old enough to remember elvis" death, i was born in 1976. but i believe michael's untimely death must me like elvis' death. i had all the cassette tapes as a child and listened to them on my jam box. a part of my childhood is gone, and i am deeply saddened and still in shock. he will live forever in my heart as well as my generation and more. peace be with the family.

kame   June 26th, 2009 11:57 pm ET

hey i would just like to extend my condolences to the jackson family, i know its a tragic loss for the family and for the music world.he was a great man despite the acusations that was made against him and there are many people out there who look up to him as role model and is inspired by the marvelous thing he did.i hope he rest in peace.he will be missed by all his fans globally and family..

Angela M. Webb   June 27th, 2009 12:11 am ET

I first heard Michael Jackson when I was eight years old, I would listen to him on the radio in the 80's all the time, I still can't believe he is gone. all I wanted to do was meet him at least once, now I will never get that chance. I will always love him and miss him very much. I will keep his family and children in my prayers.

Angela Webb

savita   June 27th, 2009 12:12 am ET

He was the first ever Ameican who's talent was Vastly loved all over the world not even Elvis or James Brown earned such accolades as he did. His talent was vastly acknowleged in all corner of the world.No one....i mean no one had ever had such recognition over the world.... nor politicians or scientist.
Its like everybody knows the man michael jackson,from poor to rich,young to old,educated to non educated...everybody has heard about Michael Jackson.The world is mourning his death,his fans are mourning his death. I don't remember outpouring of grief on such a worldwide scale on death of any American artist or even politician's death before.
Ofcourse,these fans never believed the allegations against Michael Jackson. His music will keep on hearing all over the world. Michael Jackson...we will celebrate your music.Rest In Peace.

jeannelle   June 27th, 2009 12:19 am ET


Damaris   June 27th, 2009 12:35 am ET

So sad, I really think the Jackson family should buy "Neverland Ranch" back, and restore its beauty. That's where Michael was the happiest , with his family, children and animals. It would be a great place to visit in the future to remember the legacy of the "King of Pop

Scarlet LeBlanc   June 27th, 2009 12:36 am ET

I understand we are all devastated and still stunned by this tragedy! However, Ms. Minnelli, I think you should really be careful of what you say about his father, Joe Jackson. "He who is free of sin, cast the first stone." Your comments about his father were so inappropriate. An old southern saying is that if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything...............whether true or false. Please have some respect for his family during this difficult time.

Lisa Whiting   June 27th, 2009 12:39 am ET

When I first heard the news on Thursday of Michael Jackson's death the first thing that I thought of was Elvis. Both Elvis and Michael Jackson were prisoners in their own world and both dying at a young age. This man lived a very lonely life, never had a childhood, was a gentle and soft-spoken human being who gave his heart and soul to millions of people around the world. Shame on the people who condemned him for molesting children. We all know that he did not do it and it is a shame that people in the world can take advantage of these lonely icons for their wealth and also for their own agendas. We need to enjoy what entertainers like Michael Jackson have to offer us, but let's also let them have a normal life. Let them be able to live like you and me. After all they are only human, and yes, they even die. Rest in peace, Michael Jackson. God needed another angel in heaven and called you home.

Michael   June 27th, 2009 12:44 am ET

The greatest performer who ever lived, condolences to his family.

Viola Walker   June 27th, 2009 12:47 am ET

I agree with Usher, lets focus on the grief the family is feeling and not on his past. He is gone now for God's sake please leave his life alone. I am soooooo tired of everyone trying to make their thougts on Michael life as if they were in the know. GET A LIFE AND REALIZE THE MAN IS DECEASED.

Lisa Iyabor   June 27th, 2009 12:49 am ET

It still hasn't settled in yet and it wont for a while. Micheal Jackson was the definition music and his God-given talent was something no one in this lifetime will ever see again. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

Alex Nguyen   June 27th, 2009 12:49 am ET

I will always remember Michael Jackson till the day I die. Your music has inspired everyone yet will always give me a smile and makes me want to dance each time I listen to your songs even when I am having a bad day. When I found out you left us all my soul feels so empty. Michael Jackson you are one of the most beloved artists in my heart and everyone else’s throughout the world you made. I will miss you so much! The ONE and ONLY, “THE KING OF POP”!!! (Love from Newport Beach, CA)

shanaz   June 27th, 2009 12:50 am ET

Michael, was a one of a kind guy.There will never be another.
My heart hurts for him and I don't blame anyone but his father!
May Allah bless and guide his children.

Michael   June 27th, 2009 12:51 am ET

I am confuse about the death of Michael is culture identity or conflict that he was struggling as a black person. I will say black is black.

Tom G.   June 27th, 2009 12:52 am ET

Michael Jackson was a legend in his own time. The impact he had on all people old and young was remarkable.He was remarkable. Michaels passing is a great loss to the entire world. He will be truly missed, we love you Michael, a great soul you were.

Pixie Dust   June 27th, 2009 12:52 am ET

I just can't understand why people can be so selfish and think that Michael Jackson was a bad person. We should be honored that in our lifetime we had the opportunity to witness a POP GOD. I am saddened by the fact that he is gone. Every time he would appear on T.V. I could feel his pain (you could see it through his eyes), all he ever wanted was to be and feel accepted by us the people. May he be resting in Peace. PIXIE

Koren   June 27th, 2009 12:52 am ET

From Never Land to Grace Land. My condolences to the Jackson Family for the loss of their beloved Brother & Son. The whispers of negative talk can never drown out the loud and roaring words of Love that surround this music Icon. Michael Jackson showed us who he was through songs like “we are the world” and “heal the world”, “Man in the Mirror” and “Black or White”. I believe he was about change and that is what he did. He made a change when he paved the way for the artists of today. May you R.I.P MJ and your legacy Live Forever.

peter filosa   June 27th, 2009 12:52 am ET

dear michael jackson family me and my filosa family send our condolnces on the passing of michael jackson he was the man the best there was the best there is and the best there was ever

peter filosa

Tony Pagliuso   June 27th, 2009 12:53 am ET

When I heard of Michaela death yesterday, I was at work; I think I was in shock. I watched all the beautiful tributes on CNN and NBC. Michael was exactly one year older than I am. My heartfelt sympathy to his children, his Mom and Dad, and his brothers and sisters.

Delia   June 27th, 2009 12:53 am ET

I will miss Micheal, but I beleive he is finally in peace. All the accusations about molesting those kids, in my heart I know were not true, what he was doing was sharing his love with them because this is what he needed and never got especially from his father I hope these people can live with the injustice they did to him, God let him rest in peace and help his children stay with the people who will give them the love Micheal can no longer give them.

Thank you for letting me express the way I feel,
Delia in Florida

Sue Stack   June 27th, 2009 12:53 am ET

Michael Jackson sacrificed his childhood to entertain ours. The 80's were the best time of my life and his music had a profound impact on my life. I hit me today when I pulled up to a stop light. Another lady had "Man in the Mirror" playing from her car. We looked at each other, faked a smile and both broke down and cried.

peter filosa   June 27th, 2009 12:55 am ET

dear larry king i am peter filosa i am a 27 years old male special needs adult i am a big fan of yours i send my condolnes to the jackson family the world has lost a music legend and a hero

peter filosa

Vilma Ortiz   June 27th, 2009 12:55 am ET

I am very happy you are extending your comments on M Jackson abuse of drugs.
I believe that Jackson will be remembered for his songs but it will interesting if young people would remember that short life stopped by the use of drugs.
In this world full of drugs with so many consumers, I wish hisdeath will be reflect of the consequencies of the use of them.

Baljeet singh   June 27th, 2009 12:56 am ET

I am originally from India. There is no doubt that Michael as well as his dancing moves are known all over world. Today at the this sad moment, I remember my childhood memories of trying to dance like him all the time but couldn't and my dad used to pick on me saying that I am trying to become MJ although he had no idea who he really was. It was just his astonishing popularity of dancing talent across the globe. We have lost a great artist full of talent who entertained millions, he will be surely missed.

connie eckels   June 27th, 2009 12:57 am ET

i know what its like to lose a brother i really understand what his family feels and the whole world .rip michael jackson now heaven has a angel to sing.

Susan Shipman   June 27th, 2009 12:58 am ET

Let's remember Michael and all his achievements and talent and the good he brought to the world – instead of the negativity in his life...........let him rest in peace.

Rondi Berge   June 27th, 2009 12:59 am ET

It is a sad day with the losses of Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and Ed McMahon. All three had class and were great contributors in the field of entertainment.

My main comment is the repeated negativity regarding Michael and his trial. All I can say is that if I were a mother of a child who I knew was abused by an individual, I would do everything in my power to make sure that the accused was forever in prison and NEVER accept payment to clear his name.

In this regard, I completely believe that Michael was innocent of any allegations. He was just a troubled soul due to the pressures of the MEDIA as were his successors in troubled deaths: Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Princess Diana, and now, Michael Jackson. I am not surprised, but am deeply saddened by his passing because he was from my generation and SO SPECIAL.... God Bless Michael Jackson....

Alex Nguyen   June 27th, 2009 12:59 am ET

I just wanted to get back at those ppl who hate MJ and making us all feel bad with their cruel comments. He’s one of them and this should be a lesson for him to learn.
Michael Jackson did not died by a heart attack or pain killers or any other prescriptions, he died from the all stress that cause all these new problems. The stress are those haters who accuse him and call him a freak, those are the killers who killed Michael Jackson.

One day a artist becomes famous, the next day that artist has sold out concerts and albums, the third night people called him a freak. This is outrageous, people tend to point the spot light on those individuals. Some people in this world just makes me angry.

beatice lisbourne   June 27th, 2009 1:00 am ET

Our prayers, sympathies, and condolences from the Eskimos in Alaska. We love you Micheal Jackson, may you rest in peace.

iid   June 27th, 2009 1:00 am ET

first no matter what reliogin/ethnic background we came from we all loved michael jackson my heart goes to his family and his frnds

Ida L. Couch   June 27th, 2009 1:01 am ET

I grew with Michal jackson. I began to love him and his brothers when they were the Jackson 5. My son who is a DJ grew up loving and admiiring the Jackson 5 & Michael. I feel like he was such of part of my life-high school, college, and now . He was so talented and he loved what he was doing. This is the time to celebrate his legacy . I am tired of hearing so much about the negative. The reporters need to concentrate on his musical talent. I felt like I knew him, even though I never met him-but his music has always been a part of my life. I just want the reporters to talk more about the man, how he cared for others . I I think the media has sensationalized those negative issues that had occurred in Michaels past and every discussion has to be about the negative. I pray for his family and I would like for them to know that he will be missed, but he left us so much, his music. May God continue to surround his family and friends. He may be gone from us physically, but he will live on through his music that he has left us. But it is still hard to believe that he is gone ! I send my Love to his family. May God Bless!

Kimberly Dunham   June 27th, 2009 1:03 am ET

my name is kimberly ive been listening and watching michael jackson since four he is magic in this world and very cute and funny.i agree with usher to that they shouldnt be talking about the obsessions and charges at a time like this they should be saying how good he is not neggative things.

Hope B   June 27th, 2009 1:04 am ET


White is the light he shed on all who loved and knew him.
Black are the hours, days, and years he seemingly spent seeking answers in his troubled heart.

Michael, was representative of black and white. He brought many cultures, genders, and people of different beliefs together. Through music and dance he spoke for many too scared to speak or express themselves.

I don't consider myself a huge celebrity follower. Michael is an exception. He was an icon, a wonderful person and one of us.

He will be missed!

Gone to soon.

sandy in fl   June 27th, 2009 1:09 am ET

While Scaning the tube I caught Martin Bashir program on ABC I just could not belive that they would make a decision to let him do the story with no regards to that fact that Martin was one of the person that trick and hurt Michel . I will never watch them again.

Paula   June 27th, 2009 1:09 am ET

We loved Michael Jackson. Our prayers go out to him Joe, Katie, and the rest of te Jackson family. Only God is truly able to comfort all of you during this time of bereavement.

Be Blessed!
Paula Holiwell

sue w   June 27th, 2009 1:10 am ET

larry. i love you first of all.

Viola Mack   June 27th, 2009 1:12 am ET

Please let MJ rest in peace. He was a man that lived for his fans, and his children, but not for himself. He was very unhappy with himself. At some point in his live, I believe he realized that he gave people what they needed in live (enjoyment), however, he needed some things that he did not get, because he did not know how to go about getting them (i.e. campanionship, true love & understanding).


Toni   June 27th, 2009 1:14 am ET

It is unfortuate that Michael still cannot rest in peace. The media/ the world can be so cruel. Why not think about how you would feel losing a love it really necessary within the first week of coverage to focus on all the negative things that occured to Michael in recent years. He had so many good contributions he made to the world-and out of respect for his passing and his FAMILY who are grieving can you pay TRIBUTE...focus on positive. I am surprised that a show like Larry King or Anderson Cooper would behave in this way! Not happy about coverage! I dont want to hear legal challenges that were false or unfounded drug addition claims! Especially when he is NOT here to defend himself!

Vivian Crooks   June 27th, 2009 1:14 am ET

I'm sending my prayers to the family of Michael Jackson. I and my family will miss him. right now all i can say is there is an emptiness i feel right now. as if i lost a family member. as I was looking at all the programs i found one thing never changed over the years was his appearence. He never had the appearence of a 50 yrs old man but the look of youth . It seem as if he got to his 20's and stayed there. thats why each generation has a strong attachment to him because he looks like them, acts like them and has music that relate to them as well as the older generation. its very rare that an artist can wear his youthfullness inside and out..and can relate to everyone thats a true artist and a genius. the most important and sad part is he never knew it. he fullfilled his destiny and now it time to leave. Michael I wish you God's Speed. May you find the happiness and love you want in God's arms. from north carolina

Blessing   June 27th, 2009 1:15 am ET

I feel like I have just lost a beloved distant relative. I grew up on Michael's music and today I have lost a part of my youth. Michael, I love you, may you find the solace that was denied you on earth in heaven. I will sure miss you. Rest in peace my friend.

Traza DeSousa   June 27th, 2009 1:21 am ET

I(we) love you michael, my 7yr.old granddaughter father is very much a part of her life, but my daughter's love for him named Michael her baby daddy. The world is in mourning, and I pray the media will acknowledge the family @ this time with respect. Stop trying 2 tarnish this man, it will never happen. All the accusations(child interactions/drugs)will never penertrate the image a true fan has of Michael Jackson. Please allow Michael 2 rest in peace. We don't care about the accusations, the world love Michael. Thank you Michael Jackson for all you've taught through your music/videos. One could see the pain, but we also recognize your love for us all through your music. You are truely the greatest, you cannot be replaced,& will be missed. I know you are welcomed into heaven with open arms. Love Always, the DeSousa/Haynes family. God Bless you & your family.

Diane Sullivan   June 27th, 2009 1:21 am ET

We are know Michael Jackson was very misunderstood, He was the best at what he did. I agree with Usher on the day of this man passing we hear this negative comments to me this is why he did alot of what he did from his skin color change, nose the man was in pain wanted to be accepted by everyone. I love the Jackson 5, I love Michael Jackson, and I love Janet so see how we kill, hurt people with words Lets just play his great music because he has a Mother and children. See how kids bullie, say negatative words to each other they learn from grown ups Let him rest in peace. Michael did not even get a chance to enjoy his money from the gold diggers , Didnt enjoy his childhood because wanting to give us good music and dance. So can't we let him R.I.P

jenny   June 27th, 2009 1:26 am ET

I am so incredibly saddened by Michael's loss that I must express my feelings somewhere. I live in a town and work in a business that every time I turn around I am hearing about the negative issues that followed Michael Jackson. I feel that I am constantly on the defense because right now his fans are the only ones that can protect him. When I think about Michael Jackson, it reminds me of my childhood. I have to smile because when I think about the good times from my childhood he is automatically apart of that. I remember when "Thriller" came out and we were all crazed obsessed, (i had the MJ earings and matching shirt), and we danced (like we thougt we could) and sang (also, like we thought we could), and thought we were all so bad. He may have had a tramatic childhood, but he gave me and alot of other people one of the best memories of childhood ever. So for this I thank him and will always love him. He had a heart bigger than his talent, which is saying alot this day in age. I pray that his children will always remember him as a remarkable hero, not only to them but to so many people. God bless you Michael and God bless your family, you will truly be missed. Put on one heck of a show in heaven!!!

Ulrick Clerizier   June 27th, 2009 1:30 am ET

i really don't have a word to express how i feel about Michael death all i think is that Michael is finish his earth mission and i don't want to say like everyone that he is die he only go rest his body, and want everyone to know that his spirit will never die, his voice will be always in every mind his lyrics will always be a help when we need courage especially in :heal the world , black or white ect..................................

sleep on Michael you were an example a friend a helper an entertainer you will be always remembered

we will see you again in the day of resurection.

mrs.A   June 27th, 2009 1:31 am ET

Micheal Jackson was and still is the most exciting performer to ever grace the earth,I am very thankful that "GOD"gave him to us for 50 long years,I pray that god will substain his family in there time of loss.I have been a fan of Micheal Jackson since 1980.I understand that people want to know what has happened,but to keep draging his mistakes in the mudd.We need to keep our hearts and mind on the family who has suffered a big loss,i mean this was someones child,brother,husband,and not last someone's father.To keep talking about the past makes no sense.I mean let's let him rest in peace,there is nothing we can do about what has happened 4 years ago,we don't need to keep bringing it up,god knows he has suffered enough,let's not make him suffer in his passing,he has gone on to a place of where we all are trying to get to.I'm not trying to be mean but it makes no sense to keep talking about negative things that has went on in his life.Again his family is the main focus now of lifting them up.The world is a hard place to live in,without people judging you.and we don't have that right.And being micheal Jackson was alot of pressure.People need to start looking at there lives and decide where is it that you want to end up HEAVEN OR HELL because we never know when God might call us home,and yourself how you would like to be remember when it's your time!!Again i'm not trying to be funny so don't no one get mad ,because it's the truth.think about when you lay your head down tonight.GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE. R.I.P MR.JACKSON,GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY.

shaune healey   June 27th, 2009 1:36 am ET

I was pleased to hear a comment by Usher a guest on LKL tonight! He made reference asically bto the fact that the media should not continually bring up alligations etc from the past. We should be focusing on what Michael Jackson brought to the world with his music etc.

I am 50 years old as well and I remember seeing Michael on tv when he was first starting as the Jackson 5. They were all amazing and I hear him singing from those days and he had the voice of an angel. And his talent continually grew to amazing heights.

My biggest wish is that media etc gives the family RESPECT that they would want in the same circumstances.

My heart goes out to Michael Jackson's family and his children. Michael will always be with you and watch over you.

Shaune H.
Ontario Canada

melissa   June 27th, 2009 1:45 am ET

I remember dancing down a road, with my twin, to the beat of Michael's "One, Two, Three, Baby you and me"

We had snuck away from home, and technically weren't supposed to be doing what we were doing. I lost my twin sister last November, and I hope she and Michael are rehashing.

Michael was a lover, and for whatever reason, didn't seem to know how much or how thoroughly, he WAS loved.

As happens throughout history, drugs do take over a NORMAL human, if and when there are others there to intervene and help the person afflicted.

Michael was too private, I think. It is only now, that we are finding this out. Michael, along w/countless others before him, went out too young, only because they didn't share what they KNEW to be a real problem. That's all this amounts to.

After watching all the media reports, I still think I'm happy knowing that The Good Lord, has taken him home, and now, Michael won't have to worry anymore. Let someone else take over. Perhaps someone stronger.

It's just a shame that the last years of his SHORT life were spent in agony, that his family now has to deal with, too late.

I wish he would have shared his secret life. He loved. Therefore, let us love him back and STOP obsessing on what coulda, shoulda, woulda, been.

God will take care of Michael now. And THAT is all we need to know.

Lourice Lowery   June 27th, 2009 1:47 am ET

I just viewed the Larry King Special on Michael Jackson, and I've got to say to say, I think it's a shame that even after his passing, the same people that surrounded him before his death, enabling him, are still "doing what they did". These are the same people, the "has beens and related to's" that he associated with, that were so in awe of his genius, they always focused on what he had accomplished and they never opened their eyes to the destuction he was undergoing. They NEVER CARED ENOUGH to really DO SOMETHING! Thank you Deepak! For speaking the truth in love! Thank you for having the courage and truth to SAY SOMETHING! The people that really care about him AND his family are going to speak the truth. FORGET the "We want to honor him for his family and children and not say anything negative" malarky. These are the one and the same notorious "friends" who enabled his addiction. Unfortunately, these
people will be called his "true friends" and people like Deepak , who really cared, will be called insensitive. If anything, let his death be a wake up call to this generation, that just because it's a prescription, doesn't mean it's not addictive or fatal! Shame on the doctors who did this to him AND his "friends"! You should have cared about his family YEARS AGO!

maryann   June 27th, 2009 1:50 am ET

I just want to send my heartfelt sympathies to Mr and Mrs Jackson.
I can't even imagine what they are going through, losing a child.
I am so sorry for their loss. Their son gave me such joy.
As a parent, I know they did so well and the best they could in really tough circumstances.
If they, (the children) listen and succeed, yay! If not , we as parents are still here to give them more lessons.
I only hope I can give my kids the same inspiration to succeed and blossom as their children have ( and still are, their kids aren't done yet).
Mr and Mrs Jackson, you are doing a great job. Be proud!

Eva - NYC   June 27th, 2009 1:55 am ET

Michael Jackson was an inspiration to all.....he brought everyone together with his music & dance. He captivated us all and had us on the edge of our seats when he performed. But what breaks my heart is where was everyone before he died ? Somehow everyone is speaking out now how incredible he was as a talent and as a human being. How come these wonderful things were not said when he was going through that horrific molestation case and so many other difficult times in his life ? Talk show hosts and various tv stations made him out to be guilty and a monster......they made fun of his looks and called him a freak and weirdo. These cruel personal attacks can have a profound negative effect on a person. If you have nothing nice to say then don't say it. I hope that the media and talk shows etc show some respect and compassion towards a gentle soul who inspired the world through his talent, kindness and constant pursue of unity among us all. May he rest in peace and may his family find courage and strength through this difficult time.

Iresha DeGross   June 27th, 2009 2:11 am ET

My dad brought his songs, pictures to our home in Sri Lanka from Lebanon, in 1983, I was 8 years old. Since then I was going crazy about him,.... dressed like him, tried to danced like him, carried his pictures, He was with me everywhere I go.
One day my dad wanted me to stop listen to music and do school home work, I refused. So he tried his trick, "Daughter, you love me or Michael Jackson?" I said Michael Jackson. I was 13. Now I am 34, still when I say I love you daddy,... My dad says, Nop you love Michael Jackson.
He was the first guy I fall in love with, I day dreamed about him, I wanted to marry him,...LOL
My tears still shredding, yet I am smiling.
I knew his name, his songs I didn't have the idea about the dreamland. Things changed; eventually I made it to America through marriage, why I didn't try to meet him?
Because............. He was and he is everywhere!!! He is still here with me! That is how beautiful his soul is!
God...............Michael Jackson did not die!!!

Tracy   June 27th, 2009 2:49 am ET

Yesterday, the world lost one of the most kind hearted, talented men we have ever known. I will always remember where I was and what I was doing when I heard that he passed away. I cried as if he were a part of my family; but in a way, he was a part of me. Of all of us. We will never have another like him. And to those people that have nothing but negative things to say, please, put your feelings and comments aside for the time being and let those of us who loved him mourn him. This has hit me harder than I ever thought it would, and the last thing that I want to hear is how strange he was or the accusations that were made against him. Despite the negative things that were said about him, Michael has always held a special place in my heart. I believe that he was a gift from God for us to enjoy, and he is home now. We will miss him.

Shannon Hagan   June 27th, 2009 3:10 am ET

Dr. Conrad Murray, if it's the same Dr. as I met, is with Cardiovascular Associates, Inc. in Las Vegas, NV. A very nice man who was looking for property in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.

Otto Bohon   June 27th, 2009 3:11 am ET

One thing I must say to you Larry, throughout that last two days, you and Anderson Cooper have been the most professional in covering this tragedy, while other anchors may take stabs and poke at the negativity that surrounded Michael and even mock him in death. You have been sensitive and incredibly professional. Michael Jackson was a huge inspiration to me because he would always stride to be the absolute best. At this moment Larry, you and Cooper have been the best in this coverage, thank you from a huge fan of MJ and now of both your shows! -Otto

Brandy   June 27th, 2009 3:25 am ET

I cannot believe that his personal physician knew that Michael was complaining of chest pain & didn't admit him to the hospital! This doctor is a cardiologist!!! Of all people he should have known better. Then to hear that 1 hr b-4 his death her received a Demoral shot which I've had when I was hospitalized w/ Gallblader Surgery. This is an extremely strong narcotic. Why did this doctor feel that that medication was necessary? I hope that there is a full autopsy and if this doctor was at fault for his death, I hope he is prosecuted!!!
I have a horrible feeling that he was given a fatal dose of Demoral by this doctor. Wow! Extremely sad.

loopy   June 27th, 2009 3:27 am ET

man, this LKL special is makin me choke up! jeeze... what a horrible and tragic loss for the world. no matter his personal life – he made amazing music that had and impact on literally everyone who heard it.

does anyone know the name of the MJ song at the very beginning of the LKL show? i realized i knew it but can't make out any words, and it's beautiful... kinda slow and melodic and sounds like he's repeating "oh, loooo-oooove.." ??? so vague, i know.

fairooz   June 27th, 2009 3:31 am ET

Why is it not ever mentioned that he has become a muslim and changed his name? Also how is he going to beburied?

Michelle Martinez   June 27th, 2009 3:48 am ET

The news of Michael Jackson's death is so unbelievable. Michael Jackson was larger than life. His music is timeless and his legacy is everywhere... In the music, the dance moves and his children.
God bless Michael Jackson.
No matter what people may say, he is one of the greatest performers of all time.
My deepest condolences go out to his family and close friends. Michael Jackson will be sorely missed.
REST IN PEACE and God be with you.

janet walker   June 27th, 2009 3:49 am ET

gee usher if not now when is a good time to talk about drug addiction that is the problem DENIAL! too bad no one was able to advocate for the king of pop maybe he would still be here if someone or several people close to him could have intervened instead of satisfy a pop icons desires and not want to disappoint him. what a tragedy as was elvis, heath ledger and anna nicole. RIP michael your suffering is over god is blessed to have you in his kingdom.

Stephen M Banda   June 27th, 2009 3:50 am ET

My heart bleed at the news of Micheal Jackson's death and for a moment my soul wanted to ooz out of my body to avoid the pain and sorrow that came with this news.
Micheal was what he could be and now that he is gone the world will understand him better and time will now life for him.
I loved him so Deeply from the time i heard about him off the streets of Livingstone Zambia in Central Africa. May is soul rest well in the grand lodge.

Stephen M Banda
Zibach Logitech
Irving TX

Debbie   June 27th, 2009 3:54 am ET

I watched him grow from a little boy to a man. Touching lives all along the way. Even those of us that never met him, he touched our lives in one way or another. his music was electrifying. His smile enchanting. He loved with all his heart.His love for singing and entertaining was so evident that it made you want to yell and scream and laugh and cry! He was great and will be remembered forever.

My sympathy to his family...

Paresh   June 27th, 2009 3:57 am ET

His music will live forever. A talent so rich, there will be no other to follow in his foot steps-what amazing foot steps! Michael Jackson's music has touched so many hearts, our collective tears are surely akin to an ocean of sadness...
South Africa

Marvin Holloway   June 27th, 2009 3:57 am ET

I am not trying to offend anyone but I did not see what I see today from people who claim to have loved Micheal Jackson. I am truly sad about this and feel guilty as the doctor that gave him the shot. I did not see that many people standing up for Micheal when he was going through his court issues. I grew up listening to this mans music; America we truly lost a good man at heart and a very talented, energetic, spectacular, entertainer. I also think after al he has done for people in this country and all over the world America his home country stoned him and considered him a child molester, what a shame ;shame on the media. I hope that they learn from this one because he was after all a very loving man. It did not seem to me that he was even thinking of these things; but I know deep down that these things affected him to the point he started to take more and more pills those pain medications. As a fan of Micheal I always said to myself that I know that he was innocent. His so called friends many of them did not stand up for him when the media started attacking him. Yet all of those who attacked him was proven to be wrong and this is what really killed him. I still can't believe that this has happened to him. This man would do anything for people that he did not even know; this is what made him special. All of America especially the people who said he sexually abused those kids really condemned him before he was proven innocent should feel guilty and they are going to have to face God in the end. I love you Micheal and may God be with you on this journey; May God bless your family.

Marisa Martinez 10 years old.   June 27th, 2009 3:58 am ET

Michael Jackson was the coolest singer in the world. I am very sad that Michael Jackson has passed away. I send my prayers to his family. My favorite song is "The Way You Make Me Feel". He had a very sweet and loving soul.
God Bless you and RIP.

Belinda Middleton   June 27th, 2009 4:00 am ET

My prayers are for the comfort of the Jackson Family at this time. I total agree with Usher, I can't bellieve how people are so mean the Dr. Chepoka said he was a friend and knew that Michael had an addiction and didn't try to help him, but now at a time of grief he's speaking negative about him. How dare to call himself a friend.

RIP: Michael.

C. Cline   June 27th, 2009 4:11 am ET

I think Deepak Chopra brought to light an hugely important issue in this evening's show when he touch on perscription drug addictions. This is a crisis for the Boomer Generation, and all those that follow. For all the benefits pharmaceuticals have brought to life, they've also left us with a culture that pops a pill for every woe – Elvis was the wake up call we slept through.

Celebrities have always had their groupies, which includes those with the ability to write scripts. But that's just the beginning of the problem. We, as a society, have yet to find healthier solutions to our pain and disease issues.

I would not ask anyone to live with extraordinary pain, dysfunction, disease or depression. But our remedies at this point in time can be as toxic as the disease. Despite our supply/demand based economy, we need to pressure our pharma-corporations to explore new paradigms, and ask our medical community to integrate alternative pain management methods into their programs until less addictive medications become available.

As Boomers are just heading into their aging, more painful years, and more RX cocktails are concocted, families will sadly have to face and cope with the consequences of our cultural and medical limitations. It's likely to get uglier, sadder and more tragic.

Janice   June 27th, 2009 4:18 am ET

My heart goes out to anyone who knew and loved Michael,his
family,Liza,Liz,Lisa Marie,Diana Ross and anyone else.It's a
tragic loss.He wasone of a kind and I enjoyed his music so much.
I referred to some of it as workout music,great to excercise to.
I don't know what they will do,but I think the funeral should be
private family and closest of friends.I don't feel it should be
turned into a circus.
I also want to express my condolences to the McMahon and
O'Neal families.
Larry,let me take this time to say I enjoy your show.I didn't enjoy
this one ,but most of the time I enjoy it.

C Moreau   June 27th, 2009 4:18 am ET

Hi Larry
I was listening for 2 days.
We knew it would come to drugs'
But think about it.
Im 52 , Every Person thats over 50 years old .Their bodies hurt. it just nature.......
Have y you ever seen the the moves he makes.Just watchinh him , my body hurts.
Lets see what the percentage of 50 yr olds can get on that stage and made his moves, For the time that M J dances.
God help me... I would be in bed for a week...And so would most of us , if not all of us..none of the people on tv are thinking of his age, how much stress,in the last few years that he has had.
His bones work the same as any 50 yr olds does.And if he had to take pain pills OH WELL...
I just have to say l would be in bed a week.
Whats sad .. He pushed himself to keep his fans happy and the fans expected him to be like that..
My point is ,rich or poor , move like that and I bet you would hurt to
All my love and prayers to the family. Micheal rest now. we still love you.

Janice   June 27th, 2009 4:21 am ET

I for one do not have any problem with all the Michal
Jackson coverage .I've been following it ,since Thurs
when it happend.Was up til 4 am Friday and up again
tonight. People can be cruel.Michael was right,but keep
the coverage comng.I want to find out more about that
doctor and if he played a role in this. Chill out
people and stop being rude.

Mark from Santa Maria, CA   June 27th, 2009 4:29 am ET


I'm surprised that we have not heard statements from two people who were really close to Michael during his J-5 days: Berry Gordy and Diana Ross. I can imagine how heartbroken they are over the news, but I'm wondering why they haven't put out any statements?

Bobby   June 27th, 2009 5:47 am ET

Dear Doctors,

The KING OF POP is having a long rest for his mega show in London, please wake him up.

We need him...........

Emmanuel Onyenucheya   June 27th, 2009 5:48 am ET

I reminisce on my friend Michael. Many memories but one was special. l remember one time he flew 2 my village in his chopper, we were sitting on top of my roof & eating egusi soup. He told me how he loved d world. He said very thing they accused him were all lies. "l still love them! l love d world so much, l can't hurt no one. l make them cry but it's only tears of joy. l make d world laugh, d world make me cry. l'm a lonely man!". There will never be another Michael. Evrything he did was magic, he was larger than life, just on d class of his own with a fame no one has come close. It's so sad that Michael now was. Michael may have died but Michael Jackson will never die. A man wit a persona of once in a life time. Michael, u are a POP god. U are extraordinary. U left indelible foot print on d sand of time. Forever u will live in hearts Michael. Rest In Peace my dear friend!!

Fran   June 27th, 2009 5:49 am ET

I am in total agreement with Usher. Please let Michael rest in peace and allow his family to grieve. It is so unnecessary to berate him yet again with discussions of addiction at this time. I'm surprised at Deepak Chopra, a close friend of Michael's.

My thoughts and prayers are with Michael and his family.

suleiman yusuf   June 27th, 2009 5:56 am ET

I did blame the American government for not protecting Micheal as a star and an icon to her country.This subjected him into alot of pressure.Which we all know.Its a shame.But my prayers is for his soul to rest in peace. Suleiman Nigeria

Olivia Hasahya   June 27th, 2009 5:57 am ET

Hi Larry,
Michel`s death i a loss which affects the whole world! I leave in Sweden and my 16 year old daughter ,Sandra loved Micheal , and saw him as her own idol and a big brother.
I hope though,and request your colleagues to be respective and let Micheal`s family alone! Than using them to earn aleaving!
He will leave forever and he is at our hearts.

Umer Imran   June 27th, 2009 5:58 am ET

Michael Jackson was among very few artists who left great impression in every part of the world. He was a genius in his profession. However, I'm very much disappointed to see people discussing drugs, child abuse etc in Michael's context. The great has died, for gods sake do'nt abuse him, please.

Nyaah Wasong Geri   June 27th, 2009 6:00 am ET

Hi Larry. Still DON'T believe. This is a shoke. I guess this must be one of those Jackson's TRICKS. A great man like Micheal are don't die that easy. I believe a lot in Micheal and i think he's going to come back. Micheal, if this is a JOKE, it's not funny anymore.

Ceren   June 27th, 2009 6:01 am ET

Today I found my Ken doll's Michael Jackson outfit and realized that he was a huge part of my childhood. We used to wait in front of the TV with immense anticipation so we could watch his latest videos. He was magical to us. My boyfriend, who happens to be 30, still tries to do the moonwalk! I feel as if I was born knowing Michael Jackson. It feels so surreal now that he is gone. I grew up and still live in Istanbul, Turkey. I think even that says something about the kind of talent he is. The world mourns his death.

Raymund Francis   June 27th, 2009 6:05 am ET

hi, I'm from Singapore, and have been following your program on MJ here. I think Mark G. (lawyer) hit it 100% right when answering Larry's question if this was the right time to talk about the negative aspects, by saying it is "your (American) culture". You know, Michael was a truly wonderful person – loving, kind, gentle, charitable, and much much more. However, its the American "culture" that has killed him. The prescribed drugs which I've been hearing about. Even how he was persecuted for his simple love for children, which I have never believed to be true. That song of his, about his childhood, tells it so well. He just loved children, and never ever saw or probably did wrong with them. However, your American culture of exploiting everything and corrupting everything has led to his demise. Love the man for what he did, what he stood for. Listen to his songs, really. A gentle soul who just wanted to give others what he could not have himself, paid for it with his life. My heart grieves so much for him, and now in mourning for him. America should realise the role it has played in MJ's death. May God grant him eternal rest. We, I love you Michael.


Deborah Hudson   June 27th, 2009 6:17 am ET

I would like to say my condolences to Michael's family. As Usher, Liza Minnelli, and Micko Brando have stated let's celebrate the life of Michael as the Great Music Icon and Humanitarian that he was. We only need the positivesof his life. As I and his family knows and understand Michael is now RIPand Jevovah will give him a Ressurrection in the new system. Love to his Family

KLB   June 27th, 2009 6:29 am ET

I was watching your show and just started crying. Not because of Michael Jackson passing, but because of the pain and sadness he was experiencing. He was taking medication to survive believe it or not. Most of the media and many comics made fun of looks. He was acquitted, but continues to be prosecuted. He hated being called Jacko, Wacko Jacko and other offensive names Most of the times when there was a story about Michael Jackson the unprofessional reporter would called him Jacko. I know his children would ask why? I am going to pray to God that his children will stay together
and stay in the Jackson family. Since his passing most of the media entertainment has been positive. I have only heard Jacko one time. All of the analogy, autopsy and toxicology test really means nothing. Michael Jackson the main cause of death was a broken heart.
Larry King I have much respect for you. I want to think you for paying tribute to James Brown and now Michael Jackson. Well done!


gill   June 27th, 2009 6:41 am ET

It is with a heavy heart that i write this. Michael will always be remembered as the MOST influential musician this world has ever seen. Someone with the amount of talent that he had was always going to be 'different' to everyone else on this planet. He will be greatly missed, but we must thank 'whoever' your god is that he gave us the chance to be in this world when Michael was giving his all to us. Love to everyone who is feeling this loss, his children, family and fans across the world, just remember how much sadder life would have been without Michael. England mourns.... xxxxxxxxx

hajah   June 27th, 2009 6:44 am ET

I hope the Almighty God makes a better place in heaven for Michael Jackson soul to rest in perfect peace and that his kids will fall in good and loving hands and that they will be well taking care of. Michael me and my generation will always have you in our heart and we will always remember you as a good ,caren , lovely and respectful person
mat God bless your soul Amen

hajah from Norway   June 27th, 2009 7:21 am ET

I hope and pray that the Almighty God makes a better place in heaven for Michael Jackson soul to rest in perfect peace and that his kids will be well taking care of. Michael me and my generation will always have you in heart and we will always remember you as a good ,caren , loven and respectful person
may God bless your soul Amen

Joana-Bulgaria-Sofia   June 27th, 2009 7:25 am ET

The whole world is crying! I am crushed and can't believe he's gone. I feel empty and can't imagine the world without Michael Jackson! Thanks God we had Michael!!! He was and will always be The One!!! The King is The King!!! My condolences to his family, friends and everybody who love him! We will never forget you Michael and you will always be in our hearts!!!

zp   June 27th, 2009 8:07 am ET

I would like Larry King to ask someone who knows if there was a dibrillator, or however you spell the word, the mechanical device that can restart a stopped heart. Was one available to the doctor, was it used while the 911 people were enroute? Thanks!

linda   June 27th, 2009 9:37 am ET

i am feeling mixed feelings after hearing MJ passing away. i grew up listening to his music and being a person that loves dancing, i admire his dancing moves and creativity in his performances, he definitely has been gifted with huge talents and i feel lucky of having the chance to experience his magic in music.
its heart breaking to see him having a tortured life in recent years, and whatever people say, in reality everyone has demons in his or her life.
micheal jackson you will be always remembered by me, and ur part of my journey in life. I am glad that finally all the pain in your life has gone away and you are in better place, rest in peace and condolences to MJ's family and loved ones.

M. Dorsey   June 27th, 2009 10:34 am ET

I love Michael Jackosn. He was such a great singer, dancer, and fantastic entertainer. There will be none other like him. I will miss him so very much. My prayers go out to his family and to all of his friends and fans. We love you Michael!!!!!!!

Greg   June 27th, 2009 10:47 am ET

I am saddened that Michael Jackson has passed away, I hope he is in heaven now making music witht he angels.
As for the funeral and burial of Michael Jackson the funeral should be open casket like James Brown first in Gary Indiana and then in L.A.
Neverland should open up as a mueseum and Jackson should be buried at Neverland and opened up as a mueseum with Jackson's Gary IN home moved there much like Elvis Presley's place.

Tonnie   June 27th, 2009 11:13 am ET

I want to weigh in on Michael Jackson's life, death and legacy. First, there will never be another entertainer like this one. He dedicated his life in service to all mankind. He worked for 45 years which is far more than most men–and he EXCELLED to a degree that most will never achieve. He was a bright star that God leant to us–and he specifically means a lot to me. One of my former students learned to read ONLY when I cast his as Michael Jackson in our Motown Revue. Not only did he memorize his script, dance moves and steal the show as Michael had, but he learned to read and dedicated his life to furthering his education and touching others through music. We should be so grateful to experience someone as talented, loving, kind and generous as Michael Jackson–instead of constantly pointing to his legal, financial and other woes, we need to consider that any of us walking in those shoes would not have been able to stand the pressure–but God specially designed him to be entertaining king of our age–and ages to come....Michael's music has also helped me through the roughest times of my life, the greatest times of my life and everything in-between. His music contained no swearing, no degrading of women, nothing vile–just positive images, lyrics and melodies. Not only did he raise the bar, he INVENTED the bar. It's not just enough to say something–we need to appreciate the gifts that God gives us while they are with us. America is full of crticis and synics, it's just extremely sad to see one of the most giving, kind and loving people go into the next life. I pray that God will pour more love into our lives that we will learn not to tear people down in the media! God bless the Jackson Family and God bless America.

Mark   June 27th, 2009 11:51 am ET

Michael Jackson was a TRUE ICON. I am a 45 y/o wm, and I grew up listening to his music. Why is it that people like to see people with fame fall. My own sister had negative comments about him. Sure, we are suppose to believe everything we see in the news! DUH! He was aquitted of the charges filed against him, yet some people out there wanted to hang him. Is't sad, but people with money and fame can not really find true friends. Everyone is out for something. And as my sister puts it, everything comes with a price. I don't believe that. But there are those out there that will sell you out in a minute. Make up lies knowing you can't afford the negative publicity and don't want it. It's LEGAL BLACKMAIL. And if you believe even one rumor spread by the tabloids they you too are a part of that BLACKMAIL. I don't know why he enjoyed having young kids for friends, but I understand. My peers take from me and I too have been used. So I tend to have friends who are in their late 60's thru what ever. They don't want anything but friendship. No money, just friendship. And they aren't as likely to put a knife in your back. Perhaps Michael felt that way about children. At least for a while.

Let's face it, Michael Jackson was a fantastic recording artist, he was a fantastic ARTIST in general. He broke barriers for a lot of people in many ways, he did a lot of good in the WORLD. And he should be praised for all the good he did. Remember that, not the bad that he was "accused" of doing. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone! Michael, you're going to be missed. Your life and death made a statement. And for those who don't get it, sit back and think about it for a while. None of us are invincible.

Michael, Rest In Peace............................

just a fan   June 27th, 2009 11:51 am ET

Michael Jackson raised the bar for entertainers. He was truly mesmerizing and incredibly gifted. To see Michael Jackson perform was to witness pure perfection. It is sad that while he was alive, the media relentlessly portrayed him in a negative light. Now that his friends and fans have a chance to voice their opinions , he can shine again. The media has no respect or class, this is evident with CNN releasing pictures of Michael Jackson dying as he is taken into the ambulance. Shame on you. Michael Jackson was like Elvis, he never needed a come-back. When he performed, he took your breath away, he was beyond superstar status, he was pure Michael Jackson, in a league of his own. Rest in peace.

Marsha Smith   June 27th, 2009 12:28 pm ET

We all LOVE Michael Jackson....we appreciated his music, his spirit and awesome dance moves. He was the greatest.....I wish the world would stop judging him on areas of his life that WE did not agree with; no man is PERFECT. Let's remember his good works and pray that he made it into heaven cause really that is the 1 and only thing that really MATTERS......may he Rest In Peace ! What a loss to all !

Fatima   June 27th, 2009 12:34 pm ET

I am a devoted fan of Michael Jackson. It is with deep sadness that we have lost such a person like Michael Jackson. There will never be a anyone like him. In what he has accomplished in his lifetime and the lives he has inspired, touched, and changed in my mind he has surpassed the likes of The Beetles, Elvis Prestley ect....

In fact, he is the youngest person to have acheived the greatness that he has and he will be missed but yet, not forgotten.He will still live on in history. I send my deepest sympathies and prayers to his family at this devasting time in their life.


JSIngh   June 27th, 2009 1:00 pm ET

I have a very high regards for MJ. He is one of the few people who are gifted but are not smart enough to get involved in cat and mouse game with media and are very vulnerable and are not able to defend themselves with the mean and selfish world. Charlie Chaplin did not saw what he was getting into by making great movies. The jealous hollywood did not like his success and they crippled him by accusing of being communist which was a bad word in that era and was punished for being honest on making the movies. Michael's craziness was trying to turn back the time and become kid with kids which was not acceptable to certain conservative elements of the society and when the allegation came up it was difficult to separate fact and fiction. For me, the fact that Michael was ready to fight the case in court at the cost of his image instead of quietly settling before going to the court was good enough for me. He could have kept the boys and his mom's mouth shut by giving money to them. As indicated earlier, Michael was not smart enough to look into future and got caught in sinking sand and end up filling his lawyers and boy's and his Moms pants. This is a classic case of bad legal advisers as his legal adviser also saw a golden opportunity along with this Boy and made money from Michael. When you are at top you should really know how to deal with Sharks? We never knew what actually happened to Elvis, to Charlie Chaplin and we will never know what actually happened with Michael but it will always be a fodder for some to mentioned their bad time to demonstrate that they do not take sides.

Winston   June 27th, 2009 1:13 pm ET

Michael Jackson's death was a shock to me. He was THE idol for many in my generation. The world will never be the same; his humility, talent and love for humanity will be missed by all. Michael touched many and in diverse ways. This lengendary entertainer was also an outstanding humanitarian who gave a lot to worthy causes in the US and around the world. He gave a huge chunck of what he had to others and that should be a part of the story. Michael sacrificed his childhood so that many of us could enjoy ours. Growing up in Africa, Michael was just an household name but was the face of America. If America was seen as paradise, Michael greatly influenced that view. But in all of this, he was humble. Let us remember that.
We know that you are with our father in Heaven. Rest in Peace.
Toronto, Canada

Michael Jackson   June 27th, 2009 1:18 pm ET

IT was sad to hear about michael my parent's named me after him and it is not a burden but a great thing I Loved michael jackson and like say to his family may god bless you and thank you for sharing michael with the world we will never foget michael

Patricia Marino   June 27th, 2009 1:53 pm ET

I truly think that AEG should turn his tour into a memorial and artist like Usher, Justin Timberlake etc. should perform their favorite MJ song.

mani   June 27th, 2009 2:32 pm ET

we have lost the best. The Game, Usher, Chris Brown and P. Diddy have just made and released a tribute song for Micheal Jackson. It is called "Better on the other side."

Antonia Acevedo   June 27th, 2009 3:11 pm ET

Michael, for the past couple of days. I truly had trouble sleeping. Just thinking about everything. I truly had self Preservation when they perform the autopsy. Their would of been signs of anything. Is's very sad if it was an overdose. Michael had so much life, I know that Michael couldn't wait to do this tour. Like i said before that he would of been on cloud 9! A very big come back. When they are done with cleaning his house. The family should come to find a journal, a diary. Michael was very Meticulous in his ways. This journal will truly tell the world how he felt, the pain that he has endore. How people took his KINDESS for WEAKNESS!!! I felt that his Doctor should of took him to the hospital, that night before. Now all of the sudden they know where this Doctor is. I find that strange. I'm deeply angry!! Only Michael and His Doctor and God will really know the truth Truly, Antonia Acevedo

e.white   June 27th, 2009 3:31 pm ET

I am in shock about Michael Jackson. What intelligent/knowledgeable prson would hire a doctor from Acres Homes area in Houston Texas. I live in Houston. That area works with the indigent

Darlene, Canada   June 27th, 2009 4:07 pm ET

There is often a difference between the things we deserve in life and the things we are given; the challenge for all of us is how we manage that fact in the context of our own individual blend of strengths and weaknesses. Let us be inspired by Michael's strengths, learn from his weaknesses and be thankful he chose to share his incredible talents witht the world.

Tony Matier   June 27th, 2009 4:19 pm ET

I am just very saddened with the way Michael has been handled! He was lonely in life and is lonely in death! no one rode in the helicoper with him or anything! its jut very sad that he was left in the care of "strangers" I have been stuck to the tv whatching CNN and have just been very unhappy with the way he has been cared for by his family! Something special should have taken place!! I know Michael would not have wanted an autopsy! he was toooo private for that! he had a probelm when they had to take a pic of his private area, when he was going through the trial series of events! its just sad!! i feel sooo sorry for him as he was a very giving person and loved everyone!!

adela palenzuela   June 27th, 2009 4:23 pm ET

R.I.P. Michael.

Everybody loves you when you're SIX feet under ground........

_John Lennon_

adela palenzuela
miami fl

Andrew Deans   June 27th, 2009 4:45 pm ET

' The man in the mirror', critics have seemed to forget about the meaning of this song, the song symbolizes peace, unity, and consideration of others, it talks about change within. Mr Jackson has broken all barriers, and it saddens me that the media will use his death as a time to still criticize him for personal matters and debts. I believe Michael doesnt owe us anything, he gave us his life, his legend and his legacy {period} God bless his soul. Rest in peace Michael Jackson....we will never forget you......

Robert A. Carey   June 27th, 2009 5:42 pm ET

I can't understand why a cardiologist would not know to place a cardiac arrest person on the floor to do CPR. And that the 911 dispatcher had to tell the person on the phone to place Mr. Jackson on the floor to do CPR.

A lot of valuable time was wasted and it might have saved him had they done that sooner.

JANICE HICKES   June 27th, 2009 5:53 pm ET

What a sad life Michael Jackson lived in order to give such happiness to his peers and fans.I will always remember you MICHAEL JACKSON FOREVER AND ALWAYS AMEN

valeree   June 27th, 2009 5:54 pm ET

I used to wonder how do people cry over a celebrity they don't know personally. As Michael's death was announced, tears came uncontrollably and in an hour or so my eyes were swollen.

Am 56 years old. Remember the first time he appeared on television. Loved him then, love him now. Be in peace my brother. It doesn't matter what nay sayers say about you. From your fans, you win.

xenae   June 27th, 2009 6:03 pm ET

As a Mother I can't believe what it must feel like to be the mother of the most famous man to ever live. But i do the know the heartache involved in watching your child endure ridicule and rumors and being left to comfort them, no matter how comforting a Mother's love, the damage done by the world outside is still at disrepair. but yet still as a Mother you can't protect your child from the cruelness this world really offers. When Mary gave birth i'm sure she had know idea her son would walk on water. I'm sure when Katherine gave birth she had no idea that hers would forever change the world for what he contributed. (and no i'm not comparing him to jesus just his impact magnitude as it relates to humans!) Raising a son is hard work. I have never heard a curse word come out of Michael's mouth never heard him degrade women in the 45 years he performed! that should say alot! Considering what Bille Jean was, he still didn't say it.
But on a another note a promotion gets a large insurance policy then hires their own doctor nobody's heard of to live with him and he produces a dead michael jackson things that make you go hmmmm...........
from 5 to death he was caught up in the industry as a slave never had a childhood and got confused when it was time to grow up. Too busy trying to save us from our miserable boredom our daily life.

Julie   June 27th, 2009 6:09 pm ET

I watched Larry's show last night that featured Liza Minelli, Usher, Miko Brando, and Deepak Chopra. I just wanted to say that the only guest who had enough courage to speak about the real Michael Jackson was Deepak Chopra. He told it like it was. Let's face it folks, as sad as it may seem, he died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. Just like Marilyn, Elvis, Anna Nicole and Heath Ledger. Let us get the truth out there and maybe help other people in the same situation. Instead of Usher and Liza rididuling Mr. Chopra, they should be praising him for having the guts to bring to life the truth in this sad and troubled life of Michael Jackson. Maybe this was his problem all along. No one ever telling the truth and just letting Michael do whatever he wanted with no consequences. Everyone treated it like the big elephant in the room. A so called healthy 50 year old mad with no signs of heart trouble just does not drop dead. Lets all just face the facts. Hopefully something good will come from this. Maybe his family will stop denying his troublesome life and start speaking out in order to help others with this terrible epidemic of dependency on prescription drugs.

Dean Singh   June 27th, 2009 6:25 pm ET

Not all memories of Michael Jackson are like mine, I remember great singing, and dancing, with voracious vanity and more money than brains. What's really hard is knowing that today so many others who have quietly, in more profound ways, enhanced and contributed to society, will pass unnoticed. America first, is guilty of making God's out of entertainers with out regard to age, color, or the ability to live and breath in the real world. This should have never happened.

Kerry Keane   June 27th, 2009 6:47 pm ET

Watching your program last night I couldn't help thinking that everyone was looking for someone or something on whom they could blame this terrible tragedy. I felt that Dr Chopra was probably the most circumspect of all. Part of the tragedy, in this case and in others, are the weasels (with respect to our animal friends) and sycophants who attach themselves to people and are prepared to aid them in their self-destruction. Talk about love. However, I didn't hear last night that Michael's addiction to painkillers and other medications might have started as a result of dance injuries. Could it have been possible? The man was a brilliant dancer and a perfectionist, so perhaps he might have suffered just one or two injuries in his lifetime related to the art of dancing. This news seems to have stopped the world. Too bad Michael didn't know how loved he was while he was alive.
Kerry Keane, Montreal, Canada

Elvena   June 27th, 2009 7:06 pm ET

Jamaica joins the rest of the world in mourning the untimely demise of Michael Jackson. We look back on when he performed here as a child at our National Stadium. The world is less of a place with his passing. May his soul rest in peace.

Raven-Symone Campbell   June 27th, 2009 7:29 pm ET

OMG!!!!! that day when Micheal Jackson died i was sleeping.
i got a 6 text message from my friends saying he died i didn't believe i respond and said no hes not hes alive then i text my close friend and ask her she said yes i was shocked because i love Micheal's song i think the doctor have something to do with him and ill watch the news everyday to see what cause his death. you know when your shock and thinking about people who you wont think will die that's how i felt i don't picture Micheal Jackson dieing so soon. the paparazzi need to stay out his life and leave his children alone.
WE LOVE YOU MICHEAL JACKSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....

peggy123   June 27th, 2009 7:40 pm ET

6/25/09 was the day the world cried! michael jackson brroughtforth music that you could feel good about your kids listenin to an growing up with just as parents before and myself did. pop music will never be the same with out the king of pop !
peggy broadwater , northcarolina

Dee -TO,Canada   June 27th, 2009 7:49 pm ET

I am numb and shaking, how could a death do that to us, I feel like a piece of me is gone, nobody knows why but it hurt so much. Sorrow, sadness that going through a lots people all over the world WHY! WHY! WHY!I am still asking myself why am so hurt and angry despite I never met Mr. Jackson before, I know why because he gave us something to comfort and cherish with, that is Music and it will still leaving on forever.MAY GOD BE WITH YOU.

Jose   June 27th, 2009 8:12 pm ET

Larry, I hope that Michael Jackson gets bury in Never Land, and hopefully it will become like another Grace Land. Giving up the ranch was probably the hardest thing he had to do. Now he can be there forever.

Julie   June 27th, 2009 8:13 pm ET

Suggestion for the Jackson family.

Bury Michael at the Neverland Ranch and open his mansion as a museum for fans like Graceland for Elvis. This could pay his debts and help his children in the future.

RIP Michael

Dustin   June 27th, 2009 8:29 pm ET

I believe that a pop Icon like Michael Jackson 's legacy shouldn't go to waist.... He's got great music and great fans. However, Like Elvis Presley, He almost lost it all at the very end of his life, but to the thanks of His ex- wife Priscilla Presley, She was able to take control of it, and make it the 2nd most visited house in the country, I wouldn't under estimate people, they would see it. Perhaps They need Priscilla Presley as an adviser to assist with the possibility of maybe considering the idea of opening it up to the public or get some insight on to how to do it, and what way to go about doing it. Also it would help pay down his debt and secure his children's financial security down the road, just look what Priscilla did! Like I said, to Graceland and then made it into a huge million dollar would truly be sad if nobody really thought about this and again his legacy.
My heart goes out to the entire Jackson family and children.

Paul Rivelli   June 27th, 2009 8:31 pm ET

I hear all this talk about his family having trouble deciding if they want to do a private or public ceremony.. I have not been a die hard fan of Michael Jackson but one thing i do know is that every time i heard him speak he always told the people in the world " I love you".. I love you all"! By all means it should be public he loved his fans!!

David Ironbar   June 27th, 2009 8:42 pm ET

M J was so capable of comporting its own affairs with some modicum of decency and finesse, i love you, may your spirit rest in peace as my heart goes out to your children and the Jackson family.

Jacqueline Carson   June 27th, 2009 8:55 pm ET

I just LOVE YOU MJJ everytime I hear one of your songs onthe radio it amazes me that I still remember the words but then it hit me you always remember the GREAT ONES and I mean everyone of them ,Im 41 yrs and I remembered even BEN tell me what that says about MJJ Truly Amazing GIFT from GOD,Thank you Joseph and Katherine for creating such a remarkable talented loving child and he will be missed.To MJ I know now that you can hear me,when I was 14yr I use to talk about how I was going to California to meet you when I turned 18yrs because I was so in love with you well I never even attend a concert but everytime I got a chance I bought a poster hung it on my wall and talked to you playing your music pretending you were preforming for me and thats all I needed to make me feel better,once again I LOVE R.I.P

Barbara   June 27th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

I think that Deepak Chopra spoke for all of us who don't have a voice in expressing what most of us see in the abuse of unscrupulous drs and so called friends of celebrities. Most of your audience could see the downfall of Anna Nicole and Michael Jackson before our eyes. and the media did nothing – except exploit them. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to watch these celebrities on a tv screen and know they have a problem.

All the so called people who loved these celebrities continue after their death to have the nerve to say THEY WERE JUST FINE I saw nothing unusual about their behavior. (give us a break). And now those friends? continue to live in their fantasy world (so they can continue to get THEIR drugs). DEEPAK CHOPRA – THANK YOU!!!
and shame on you media frauds who want a paycheck more than you care about the suffering of your friends? I nominate entertainment tonight for the #1 award.
Thank you CNN for letting me vent.

Jim Cornett   June 27th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I am kind of confused about the 911 call from the person making the phone call and the person answering it. The person that called at MJ home said to the Dr. Sir when in essence it sounded like a woman answering him. Also the person at 911 didn't follow correct procedures in telling how to try and survive him. It seems fishy somewhere.

Juanita Bowens   June 27th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Usher, excellent job letting people know that right now is totally inappropriate and inconsiderate of Michael's family, true friends and fans to keep the focus on possible negatives in his life. I am proud of you for having the courage to address it.

Mark   June 27th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I saw the interview with DEEPAK CHOPRA . I agree 110%. If you really care about someone you don't enable them. I personally had a friend that his entire family were enablers. To the tune of almost half million. They turned a blind eye to his drug use and other addictions, yet still continued to USE him. The entire family has lots of money. If they loved him like they said they did, they would have gotten him help. Liza Minelli said that when the toxicology report came back "All Hell was going to break loose". She was there that night along with other so-called friends. I have to wonder, were they helping or just using him. ANYONE with any common sense knows that the amount of drugs the doctor there was suppose to have administered was way way too much. I personally think the doctor should be questioned and possibly brought up on charges of involuntary manslaughter. He was at the home when he died, he gave him drugs and more than he needed. If he was so bad, he should have gone to the hospital. I personally take very large dosages of Oxycontin myself. If I step out of line one bit, my doc not only cuts me off but tells any other physician that I have seen or might see in the future. And he is a small town doc. But he does keep very close tabs on my health.

I think Michael's death could have been prevented. And where is this doctor. I haven't seen his face anywhere. If I were the family I would have a lifetime of questions for him. Yes, he's dead and gone, and nothing can be done about it, but WHO's NEXT? I agree with
Dr Chopra, there are doctors out there that are nothing but licensed drug pushers to the stars. And they make a killing dishing out killings!
Come on, FDA Makes these folks accountable.

I also agree that I think it would be a great idea to bury him at his Neverland Ranch. That was a place that was once very close to his heart.

Man In The Mirror, GREAT SONG, and even BETTER STATEMENT!

Rest In Peace Michael

Clara   June 27th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Michael Jackson will live on forever in his music and talent – my heart goes out to his family – losing someone so suddenly is probably the hardest loss there is – in 2003 i lost my mother to sudden cardiac arrest – you never have that final goodbye – I pray for their family and especially his children – this family knows how to stick together – God speed

shawanda swayzer   June 27th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

m.j. will be missed by me very much it feels as if he is apart of my family. I grew up in a large family as well of 8.No matter his finaces his legal troublesor family problems we still love him and always will. He could not have made a better song GONE TOO SOON.

Tal from texas   June 27th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

About the comment that ursher made on your show involving what dr. gupta was saying;there is nothing wrong with that,its what people will want to know,i am a fan of ursher also,but ordinary people and celebrities should know they are not always right,i am one of the biggest fan in the world of M.J,and even though we all have love and will always have love for him,it is also not the time to be overly sensitive,because soon we will all want to hear the Dr speak;TO OUR BROTHER MICHAEL R.I.P.

Pauline Balgobin   June 27th, 2009 11:52 pm ET

Michael Jackson Wat can i say i love you so very much and i am deeply saddened about you not being with us anymore but you will always be in my heart forever you will live on in my heart i grew up with your music as an inspiration in my life since i got this tragic news in my email box on Thursday June 25th i have never stopped watching CNN and i am on youtube listening to all your songs and telling my kids about you what a legend you are i haven't left my home for the weekened and up all night i love the song Ben my all time favourite and Cry and You are not alone i watch this video over and over i have so much to say to you i love the picture with you and Usher as i am a very big Usher fan also i also love Heal the World there will never be anyone like you ever you are so unique one of a kind i love you forever and can't get over this i will never get over you i love you so much Michael Joe Jackson and i am a Virgo just like you i hope you rest in peace away from the media my condolences go out to your family i know this is so difficult for them and your close frieds. I want you to know that you were a big part of my childhood i also grew up as a Jehovah Witness so i do understand your values and your families i know you went through so much in life i never believed any of those lies on the tabloides about you never for one second i never got a chance to see you in concert but i did see Janet at the Skydome in the late 80's or early 90's which is now the Roger's center in Toronto Canada i wish i had seen you in concert also. About you not being with us anymore i felt that the person that make the 911 call should have said your name on the phone and maybe you would have still been here with us they would have helped more and the doctor if he was a good doctor he would have never let you go i watch the video about you going on tour in July i know you were looking forward to that you didn't expect to go and i am so sorry that you didn't get that last curtain call all i do every nite is watch your private home videos and listen to all your songs i have so much to say i could go on and on all i know is no matter wat billions of fans are feeling the same as i am you were the most loved in the world you were a King to me a legend a Prince you were my hero and always will be i will continue to keep you in my heart forever i even framed one of your pictures that i got out of the newspaper you loved and you were greatly loved by all. My heart goes out to your family and your children i know you loved your children and wanted to protect them from the tabloides and you wanted them to enjoy you tour in July also i am so so sorry but always remember "You're Not ALone" I am here with you I love you so much Michael I hugged my 6yr old son and cried for you to your song Ben when i got this terrible news and he laid with me and bawled his eyes out and said he misses you too i always teach my 2 kids about you my eldest son is 15yrs old the young one's name is Kevin and the eldest is Fabian we all love you so much RIP and btw where were your body guard when all this was happening? SO much unanswered questions i have about you being gone it's not fair I LOVE U....

Julie from Canada   June 27th, 2009 11:55 pm ET

Michael Jackson did transcend a culture. As a child who grew up in the 80's I remember when the Thriller and Bad album came out and when he did the moonwalk at the American Music Awards. It was magical. He is the best performer that ever lived.

Thank you Michael for the memories and thank you for blessing this world with your talent, sensitivity and kindness. Rest in Peace. You were loved by many.

Joy   June 28th, 2009 3:08 am ET

I am in total shock. I was 13 years old and my father took my friend an I, to see The Jackson Five on Miami Beach in 1975. It was either theJackie Gleason Theate,r or the Fountain Blue Hotel. I so young but I knew I loved him so much. We were allowed to go up on stage and I was one of the first to get there. I grabed his face and I will never forget his sweat on my face. I went to school the next day and told all of my friends and they were in disbelief!!! they were also jealous. I felt I experienced somthing they could never compete with...i will never forget micheal Jackson He was and will always be my celeberty.
Las Vegas

Tara Chellani   June 28th, 2009 11:15 am ET

Thank you Usher for voicing what so many of us feel. MJ was truly a music phenomenon, but what made him so endearing to everybody in the world was the way that he used his talent to help the helpless and the forgotten.
If what the media says is true, and that MJ died in debt, then it is our duty to his memory, to go out and buy a cd or two of his music, so that his children can have the financial security that I am sure MJ wanted them to have. If his children are happy and secure, then I am sure that MJ's soul will rest in peace.
We love you MJ, and we shall miss you and your God given talent, but I think you have gone to a better place- may your soul rest in peace.

Terrance   June 28th, 2009 5:17 pm ET

I just want to say that "THE KING OF POP" will be missed . I grew up watching his every move he is so incredible,amazing. I can't find enough words to describe him I never got the chance to see him in person just watching him on t.v was enough to blow my mind he is a legend the greatest . He went through so much in his life it makes me sad because he really didn't have a life his fans was his life and his charity work and kids was his life. I'm going to miss him as a person but his music will live on forever R.I.P

antonia acevedo   July 4th, 2009 2:20 am ET

My 15 year old, Esperanza has a very hard time dealing with the lost of Michael Jackson! She;s always crying. When she's crying, it hurts me too.At times I turn my head away just so I don't see her crying. Because that makes me cry too. You just don;t know, I'm so dried out from crying.At this point, it's crazy. Now I have dreams of him. He has always touch my heart, I grew up with him. As for Debbie Rowe. all of the sudden she want's the kids. IT WAS ALL ABOUT MONEY!!!!! how do you feel about the other child. not being a round his sister and brother? Do you feel that would be wright. Those kids already went through enough. LOOSING THEIR FATHER!!! Michael went through a lot as a child, it's not fair for these kids, To feel the pain that Michael had endure Let the grandma have them. She's a good mom. Like I said before, People took his kindness for weakness. And that's what Debbie Rowe is doing now. How can you sell your children in the first place. I had hard times with my children, And i would never give my kids to their father, NO ONE!!! ALL I KNOW, is that i truly truly miss him. He's on that cloud 9, Where he has always wanted to be. I would of loved to meet Michael, He's a lot like myself. I had so much pain through out my life. I wish that everyone should just think of all the positive that he have done. And stop throwing this negativity towards him. IS YOUR BACK YARD ANY BETTER!!! IS IT?? I DON"T THINK SO!!!!. So please let this man RIP. The family are in so much pain. Let them deal with it. I'm truly feel the pain the Jackson's family feels. GOD BLESS.... You all. I'm still upset that the doctor, should of helped him then kill him with the medications. Friends are more important then MONEY!!!

Florence   July 5th, 2009 7:56 pm ET

Michael Jackson will remain in our hearts forever and in the hearts of those who will possess the earth long after we go to that magical kingdom. His absence on this earth will continue to be painful for a long time. This has been challenging to grasp. It seems unbelievable yet so real. He is my favorite entertainer of all time and will always be by favorite. I loved his work, his presence and his personality as presented in public. I pray that the DEA investigation will bring closure to what happened so that we can all try to begin to heal. If Michael has Diprivan in his system, whomever was involved in giving Michael this deadly and lethal drug should be prosecuted to the fullest extent. This drug is so dangerous that it is only administered in OR's and ICUs. It requires cardiac monitoring and constant observation. As I have stated before, physicians must be able to say "no" to patients and to high profile patients as well when requests are made that may be a potential detriment. All I can say is "Rest In Peace Michael... I love you." My heart goes out to the Jackson family, friends, and fans. May our hearts heal.
To Jermaine Jackson, I heard you say that it should have been you. That is true brotherly love. I can't pretend to know your pain. In time, If you can keep Michaels work alive like Priscilla Presley did for Elvis that may be good therapy for you and the family and it would be wonderful for the world. As you see, you have our support, we'll be here waiting. God Bless.

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