June 29, 2009

No One Who Was Normal Ever Made History: A Tribute to Michael Jackson

Posted: 08:51 PM ET

James Arthur Ray Personal Success Strategist; New York Times Best-Selling Author

t1home_michael_jackson_05_giI was shocked! And I'm sure you were too, hearing about Michael Jackson's death. But the more I thought about it...there were, unfortunately, too many warning signs for any one of us to really be that shocked.

Almost immediately, the news began recounting the many controversies of his turbulent life. Michael changed the world of music as much if not more than any other performer - that point is not in contention. Despite the many dramas and accusations lobbied against him over the years (most significantly regarding his relationship with young boys) and even in the midst of what had been disappointing music sales, Michael Jackson never lost his title of the "King of Pop."

I remember watching the video for "Thriller" in utter amazement when it was released on MTV back in 1993. Never before had there been anything even close to this mini-movie in terms of style and talent. As hard as I tried, I never could figure out how to do that darn moonwalk.

Very few people could understand Michael's enigmatic life, and I'm not suggesting that I'm unique in that regard. However, as a student of history, what I do understand is that Michael's life, when considered within the broader scope of highly creative people throughout history, was not really that unusual after all.

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Uso   June 29th, 2009 9:05 pm ET

Joe Jackson is such a disgrace. On the BET awards he was worried more about getting his new record company out there instead of answering questions that were asked about Michael.
I believe that he is happy that Michael is no longer here and THINKS that he is going to grab some attention using his son's death.
He is a sad and pathetic reason for a man and was lucky to have been the father of Michael. He cannot even complete an intelligent sentence. He seems uneducated – no wonder Michael wanted Barry to be his father instead.

Peggy   June 29th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

It was just announced on Nancy Grace that a will has been filed.

carol ine Bassendowski   June 29th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

Has anyone thought about steroids and narcotics the mixture can be lethal and could this attribute to Michael Jackson death. If he had Lou Ferigano from the incredible hulk coaching him Could this not possi ble

candace   June 29th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

I want to know if those kids are really his.....I think before that he gets custody of those children.....there needs to be DNA tests. I know that Kathrine was the one that filed for temp custody of the children but he will be in the house...and we all know what a great job he did raising Michael. Will there be a DNA test???

Aaron A   June 29th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

It is quite obvious that Joe jackson shows no signs of sadness or any emotional attachment to his son. For a father to speak about a new business venture less than a week after his sons death, proves to the public, the Joe Jackson was all about the money, and never did have his family's best interest. I cannot even fathom the pain a father should feel from losing one of his own sons. You would think this man should be devistated, but in this time of his sons death, he actually seems quite happy. I think Joe Jackson has shown his true colors! He is heartless!! I hope one of the Jackson kids will stand up to him and tell him just how wrong and tasteless he is. He is representing the Jackson family, and he is not doing a good job that is for sure.

God bless Michael and the rest of the Jacksons.


Uso   June 29th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

And Katherine's not innocent she sat by and watched it all...a mother is suppose to fight for your kids even if it takes fighting a loser husband like Joe you do whatever it takes to protect your kids.

Jeni Schuhmann   June 29th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

I beleive Michael Jackson was the best pop star of all time. However, isnt it sad, that only people that are famous ever get covered in the media. Isnt every life a precious gift? If it was your family member you would certainly think so, yes he was great and an ICON, BUT, we are all special and dont get remembered like him, its obvious he would be covered because of his talent and controversy, however what about Farah Fawcett. That poor woman had more courage than any of us could possibly imagine. The pain she went through to fight for her life was unbeleivable. Anyone who watched her special, saw what I mean. Why dont we cover her more. Her Bravery, her fight, her fame. Michaels life was very sad, his fame and fortune were his ultimate death. How sad for him, but lets remember everyone.

L. Clark   June 29th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Larry,How can we believe anyone in this. Mr. Oxman said a short time ago, after being asked how old MJ's mother is, that she is in her late sixties.....HELP...MJ would have been 51 and there were many older siblings....she is closer to 80. God Bless her and her love for the children MJ adored but the LIES, LIES, LIES must stop. There is not one single person telling the truth in this. Did he think his saying that would make it so?

Ron Press MD   June 29th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

If Michael Jacksons doctor did not have an up to date CPR card then he was not doing CPR correctly and they did not have an AED devise which probably would have saved his life.

JudyTTexas   June 29th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

I heard on a local radio station a discussion regarding "conspiracy" of MJ death....perhaps his physical condition was declining (unable to complete the tour), he would be worth more dead than alive. Investors would not want to risk the loss... ?

Irina & Robert   June 29th, 2009 9:19 pm ET



Ele   June 29th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

It seems very strange that Michael Jackson did not make provisions for the care of his children considering his relationship with his father.

Paula in Albuquerque   June 29th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Michael would be delighted that his mother, Katherine, has temporary custody. However, the fact that Joe Jackson, with his raving delusions of grandeur, and reputed history of child-abuse...or, at least...overzealous disciplining of Michael...doesn't sound like a wholesome and nurturing environment for Michael's children...

Dodie ~ California   June 29th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

The two older children are definitely old enough to state where they would like to go. I would imagine it would be best that all three remain together!

Paula in Albuquerque   June 29th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

That so-called "doctor", who was in-attendance at Michael's bedside...ostensibly administering CPR to a non-responsive patient...evidently didn't know enough to place Michael on the bedroom floor, so that the effects of CPR would be effective! Murray must be some sort of half-baked quack, who got his medical license and training from a 30 day correspondence course...Affirmative action in medical training, perhaps? Not the choicest med-school candidates, but some who fill quotas, and keep colleges from being sued for "discrimination"!

Paula in Albuquerque   June 29th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

This lawyer, Chernoff, is "dancing"...and, badly!

Raghu Vidhun   June 29th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

This Doctor is not board certified in cardiology, his certification in Internal Medicine has expired. I am sure he does not hold BLS or ACLS certification. Why is no one questioning this???

Paula in Albuquerque   June 29th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Chernoff doesn't seem in control of his "facts", does he?

Bill   June 29th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Hi Larry (and CNN):

OK I do not get it...this is the second time CNN interviews Doctor Murray s lawyer AND NO ONE has yet to ask this guy WHY DOES THE DOCTOR NEED A LAWYER if police is saying no wrong doing...Cmon CNN Larry...ask the questions!!!!!

Ottawa, Canada

Ken   June 29th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

What about the possibilty of the promoter having a part to play in this, they did after all hire the doctor? They must have had Michael insured for a significant amount of money, hundreds of millions and would only have to pay back the ticket purchasers 85 million!!!

Carmella   June 29th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Did Michael Jackson have a heart condition? If no, why would he need a cardiologist? Any person that take CPR training knows you administer it on a hard surface, no if ands or buts about it.You could tell the attorney is watching his every word.

Bill   June 29th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Hi Larry (and CNN):

OK I do not get it…this is the second time CNN interviews Doctor Murray s lawyer AND NO ONE has yet to ask this guy WHY DOES THE DOCTOR NEED A LAWYER if police is saying no wrong doing…Cmon CNN Larry…ask the question!!!!!

Lisa   June 29th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

What was the status of the pending lawsuit where AEG was being sued for 20million and MJ for 20 million because of a breach between a NJ based production company & MJ that stated he could not perform with anyone else in 2009? Seems interesting that the formal suit was on June 10th only a few weeks before MJ's death. This happened and info can be found on

lisa s   June 29th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

as someone who battled an addiction to pain killers, it is all to common and most importantly easy to become addicted. As a star Michael no doubt feel suspect to the same addiction as so many of us do. It was incredibly easy , as a average everyday person to get the medication from mulitple doctors. Can you imagine the ease at which Michael as able to get such drugs. Its a shame and a loss and a real call for more attention to prescription drug abuse. We will miss you Michael

Lisa S,, Hyde Park New York

Karen   June 29th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Larry this is my comment concerning the investigation into Michael's death, If we are looking for a relative cause of death we don,t have to look too far as the (related or relatives) Mr. Joseph Jackson and Mrs Jackson are the guilty ones, Sad to say Michael was already dead before he actually left this life all because Joseph greadily tried to live his dream of having fame and fortune which he did not accomplish for himself he did it through his sons and Michael being the youngest paid for it with his life. Michael was robbed of the most precious part of his life (childhood) hence not being able to experience teen-age or adolescense all because of Joseph Jackson's greed. Mrs. Jackson for having such low self-esteem and no back bone to have stood up to her husband and defend the rights of her children having a normal life while still enjoying the fame and fortune lot's of other children entertainers have done this through loving caring parents who was determined not to allow fame and fortune to destroy their children. I believe both parents are guilty of killing their son. Money played the biggest part of their chid rearing than what is essential which is Love, and even today when you hear Joseph's comments and him trying to play the blame game instead of looking at what they contributed to Michael's down fall into drugs and confusion Michael spent most of his life being confused and unhappy all because of poor parenting on behalf of his parents and Joseph's concern is more focused on Michael's estate, it has always been about the money. This is a perfect example of the biblical verse that says "money is the root of all evils, at lease this evil that was done to a pure innocent soul.
I am sadden for Michael and that he was exploited by his own greedy guilty of murding his son all because of greed, and pray that Michael has found perfect peace now in death.

Uso   June 29th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

OMG we love Dr. Lee!!! I agree with Bill ask the question Larry!

"Rosey"   June 29th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Listen to that 911 call again....
Atty states the individual on the phone is a "security guard" from the estate outside/downstairs.... I think the police need to question that other person as well -> How does the security guard know that Michael is 50 yrs old as soon as the question was asked by the 911 operator?? This person had NO delay in responding whatsoever.... he didn't even pause to re-think the actual age of Michael... Hmmm??? Just my opinion.... thank you for your time....God bless Michael and his entire family....

Jackie   June 29th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Good Evening Mr. King & Guests. My condolences to Mrs. Katherine Jackson and the late Mr. Michael Jackson's family for their loss. I must comment on Joseph Jackson's efforts to plug in a record company he and his friend are putting together during such a tragic time as this. I would think that having your son lying on a slab in a mortuary would be of greater importance to someone's father. This, in my estimation, further proves that this is a cold, unfeeling person who exploited his child for his own greater good. Mr. Michael Jackson was a man, flesh and blood. He had a life and he certainly deserves respect. I don't understand the reason for a second autopsy, nor do I understand why Mr. Michael Jackson cannot be laid to rest until autopsy results are given. I agree with Mr. Brando on the fact that Mr. Jackson is gone and is not here to speak for himself. Let's remember the good that the man has done. Let's also remember that he is a child of the most high God who has him in his hands now. There will be no more pain, sorrow, abuse or feelings of unrest for Mr. Michael Jackson. God bless you Michael and may God give you peace and rest.

Dodie ~ California   June 29th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

@ Bill

That question was asked. The lawyer stated that the doctor wanted a lawyer because the biggest icon in the world just died in his arms.

Lisa   June 29th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Why isn't AEG being questioned at all or at least to our knowledge. It seems there is a timeline leading to Michael's death that should be investigated specific to AEG, not just Dr. Murray.

E.T. Munoz   June 29th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Michael Jackson's cardilogist is the only one in the whole universe that did not know that Michael Jackson was getting Demerol injections!

JanInNY   June 29th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Does it mean that some of the toxicology results have come back, which caused the police to go retrieve drugs from MJ's house?

T. Boone   June 29th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Do not remove me because I am telling the truth

Dodie ~ California   June 29th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

The thought of doing 50 concerts would give me a heart attack and I am not 50 years old!

T. Boone   June 29th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Mj is a hero !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JudyTTexas   June 29th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

The Dr's Attorney has me confused....
When asked, when did Dr. Murray become his physician, the attorney states in "May"....

When Larry asks why would he spend the nite....Attorney: "...they were friends for two years"...

so was this.....I'll be your friend for two years, then I'll be your doctor... Hmmmm....

Bill   June 29th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Bottom line....The Doctor did him in with improper medical attention!! Wow nearly one hour passed before 911 was called. I would have a lawyer as well if I were him. I cant beleive CNN is giving this lawyer so much air time, because he is not giving all the facts becaseu CNN is not forceful in their questions with Lawyer.

Of course the lawyer will not provide all of the facts at this time, but is this lawyer making a name for himself. He is getting airtime to prepare for his day in court with the Doctor, because it will come out that Doctor was a quack and all washed up in debts.

Last blog, Bill, Ottawa Canada.

Paula in Albuquerque   June 29th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Joe Jackson will have Michael's children slaving-away...touring the world as part of a side-show routine...making a buck off of them...and, repeating the same terrible things that stunted and evaporated Michael's dreams of a normal childhood...The old man cannot help himself, for "exploitation" is his stock-in-trade...and, Jackson has visions of dollar bills dancing in his head...every time he looks at those precious kids...

Uso   June 29th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Please don't show Joe's interview again Larry... It seems Michael's brother Jermaine would have been the better choice to represent the family during interviews.

janewymer/46   June 29th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

I think if they really want to do something to honor Michael, they should take a tip from Michael & restore Neverland to the way it was for the children who lived there & visited there. He had enough friends who are rich enough to do it. I know for a fact Donald Trump & the man who owns it now could do it. It would be a fitting example for a man who never got to have a normal childhood. Miss You Always

T. Boone   June 29th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

i'm tired of the news bad mouthing MJ. That includes you to Larry King!!!!! You SON of a b**ch.

candace   June 29th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

the autopsy showed that there were no signs of any heart condition (on the first autopsy) and no signs of trauma to the body ect ect..

Dodie, there was talk about how many shows he was going to do and it was NOT was more along the lines of 10....from what was mentioned on one of the news channels.

Bill, if you are in a room with a celeb and that person happens to die while you are there....wouldn't you want a lawyer just to protect your butt...JUST in case something were to happen? hit another get a lawyer just in case right?....same scenario

Lisa   June 29th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

AEG is going to make millions on the death of Michael Jackson. Doesn't this raise ANY QUESTIONS at all. Seems the media doesn't know what is going on or where to even look.

D J Pfab   June 29th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

This will be the last time I watch your show, sorry to say, and will be getting my news, from now on from another news ......Although I leave your show with a heavy heart as I'm followed you shows since yuor early days in radio.....
Four Days coverage of Michael Jackson's death Farrah Fawcet probably got 1/500 of the coverage that MJ received 🙂
And rarely covering the real know about making up a national health plan... Dealings with Iran and N. Korea
While don't you and you network let TMZ Report on Michail Jackson..and CNN got get back to real life real news the that people
Good-bye to my viewership, of cnn,
With My Respect for You Larry

Carmella   June 29th, 2009 10:00 pm ET


JanInNY   June 29th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Anderson Cooper will interview Rev. Al Sharpton. No doubt he is going to defend Joe Jackson's faux pas this afternoon and last night at the BETs Awards. What Joe said is just unbelieveable and further endorses all the stories about him over the years. All he can see is the dollar signs.

Paula in Albuquerque   June 29th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

We love you Michael...and the world is poorer for the loss of your grace...poise...heart...profound talent...and, excellence. There is no who can take your place. Rest well, sweet Prince...I love you...

Alan   June 29th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

The tragedy of MJ passing away is that no one helped him for years. It's no doubt he was a troubled man. Where were all these so called friends of his? Where were his brothers and sisters? This was a tragedy just waiting to happen. And now they want to point the finger at the doctor. Would anyone else out there let their friend or love one go down this road and not try to step in and get them help? What a great bunch of friends he had.

Greg Dress   June 29th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

I hope that now, the primetime media realizes how much the preverbial foot they should have in all of their mouths...

Why? Because unfortunately it took Michael Jackson's death for people to finally pay him the respect he has always deserved. Dont get me wrong, I am no Michael Jackson die hard fan, but I have always recognized the Beatle-esque genious in his writing and productions despite his eccentricities. Our media can't help but exploit any rumor of any star's misfortune, or personal trouble to the point of driving them into hiding.

Seeing these photos of Michael appearing on the way to a strong comeback, makes me realize how many years has been lost due to the relentless US media's scrutiny, and public mockery of MJ's struggle being the biggest star in modern day times.

jean   June 29th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

Thank you James Ray for sharing your veiwpoint.

Joe G. (Illinois)   June 29th, 2009 10:11 pm ET

American Style Celebrities.. What more to say.. Some people would call them “Artist.” And they may be “artist” for the most part. “Artist of escaping reality” and living in a fantasy to everyone’s content but their own.. All the money in the world and all the cheers in the world can’t make up for honest subtleties

Anne   June 29th, 2009 10:11 pm ET

I grew up idolizing Michael Jackson. Posters of the teen idol hung proudly on my bedroom walls. Now, I am sharing the wonderful music of Michael Jackson with my own daughter. She loves him and his music as much as I have over the years.

Michael has done so much for the world and music, and we all need to remember that!

Rest In Peace Michael, We will always LOVE you!

Natalia   June 29th, 2009 10:13 pm ET

PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


on July 18,2009

Nobody talk about him. And he did for USA more then Billy Mays or even Michael Jackson.
Very, very very sad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lisa   June 29th, 2009 10:13 pm ET

i fill in my heart that michael jackson was murderd by his doctor why else would he leave the scene of the crime why not talk to the police for two days michael owes him nothin beause he died before he went on tour with him michael cant pay him for killn him he may not injection him with drugs but wat ever him killed him if u put a drug pusher in jail for killing his customer why not the put the doctors in jail to we want to blame the addicted but we need to blame the doctors who get them addicted because they are the suppiliers to the drugs and its only for the money just the drug pusher his family should stop accepting wat people telling them about michael jackson. because i believe he used drugs but not daily and we still come back to he had help hurting his self by gretty people so please dont believein the doctor believe in michael jackson

lisa   June 29th, 2009 10:15 pm ET

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Mini Curry   June 29th, 2009 10:18 pm ET

"This is for Michael"
Hay yawl listen up so you'll understand, I want to tell a little story 'bout my main mellow man. He has long wavy hair, he's tall and lean and if I owned the world hay yo' I’d make him my king. Haters talk about they don't like his style but every thing about him really drives me wild. From his high pitched voice to his smooth creamy tan, his whole life style I think I understand. They say he thinned his lips, some how he changed his eyes; well I’d like to find a way to trim down my thighs. He got a new nose and a clef in his chin; they say he didn't like his color so he bleached his skin. He sleeps in a tank and at his house he has a zoo well if I had the money I’d get a new pair of boobs, and if you had the money jus what would you buy? At least he didn't blow it n a pipe getting high. So what about the positive things he's done, the people he helped I know he helped someone. He's helped his mother and his father and his bodyguards too, his sisters and his brothers jus to name a few. So instead of being negative and making him sad, why don't you be the man's friend cause you know that he's 'BAD'!

Dionna Reilly   June 29th, 2009 10:22 pm ET

what beautiful words about Michael, I wish the world could have seen that side of Michael that was your friend and brother He will be truely missed

Mini Curry   June 29th, 2009 10:27 pm ET

The comment i just made is a rap I wrote about Mike a long time ago. There is also a song that goes along with it. It was my hope that someday I would be able to get in touch with him and the family again so that I could sing it to him. I lost touch with them after I got married and my husband wouldn't allow me to go to any more concerts. But i can assure you, the only people that believe the bad things people said about his relationship w/children, are those who didn't know him. Thank God they can't hurt him anymore!

Dodie ~ California   June 29th, 2009 10:29 pm ET

Hey! how about the obvious!!! Men age 50 often die of a heart attack especially under stress.

Thinking of 50 concerts would give me a heart attack and I am not 50 years old!!!

The two oldest children are old enough to make a choice on where they would like to live.

Dionna Reilly   June 29th, 2009 10:29 pm ET

oh wow it sure hasn't taken people long to start bashing Joe Jackson or Michael's Doctor, no one knows yet what happened and no one will for several weeks...wait for all of the investigating to be complete and voice your opinions on facts.. not on misinformation that aren't facts...
allow that family and his children time to mourn

claire mahfouz   June 29th, 2009 10:32 pm ET

Where is Oprah Winfrey in all of this? Did I miss her comments?

Anne   June 29th, 2009 10:40 pm ET

First I would like to say that myself and my family are all very sad to hear of Michael's death. My heart goes out to his family and especailly his mother Catherine. As a mother myself – I can only imagine her pain. We were very happy to hear that his mother got temporary custody of his children and really hope she gets permanant custody. We truly believe she would be the best person to raise these children.
My question now is: the songs from the movie "Free Willy" that Michael Jaskson sang, (I don't remember if he wrote those songs), but they really have deep meaning, and they really are amazing songs and he was the perfect person to sing them. If possible, can you mention something about that.

Tom   June 29th, 2009 10:57 pm ET

I think it's ashame that Joe Jackson would have someone like Al Sharpton there to represent Michael Jackson's family. Al Sharpton is nothing but trouble, he sticks his nose where it doesn't belong, and he's nothing but a piece of crap. For him to do this after what Michael did for his family & for making all that money & his father being the manager of the Jackson 5 and then he has Al Sharpton on national TV representing the family. God Bless Michael's mother for stepping in to see that his children are taken care of.

Catherine   June 29th, 2009 11:14 pm ET

Why does Joe Jackson continue being the spokesman for the Jackson family when it was evident for years that Michael justifiably had deep emotional scars from their father/son relationship? I am angered by this. It is an insult to have the "voice" for Michael Jackson to be from Joe Jackson. Any long-time friend that speaks authentic words of love and loss from Michael's sudden passing is better suited. Not one that uses his son's death as an opportunity for promotion! Joe Jackson's true colors showed at BET award show!

Sandy - Michigan   June 29th, 2009 11:27 pm ET

Larry / all bloggers:
I just cannot beleive Joseph Jackson promoting his own record company when this time should be all about "Michael". Joseph is still using Michael to cash in. I can now understand the reason Michael had issues. Mike was the best entertainer ever! May he finally be at peace now that he is released from the pc. a work father. God Bless his children, so glad they are with Katherine.

shenygirl1   June 29th, 2009 11:43 pm ET

Since CNN's coverage of Michael Jackson has been very negative in the past several years, I was pleased to hear some positive statements from Michaels' friends that have been featured on Larry King Live.

I have noticed that Anderson Cooper and his ilk, especially the
very unqualified attorneys who are Cooper's regular guests still gleefully denigrate Michael whenever they are given the opportunity to speak. . It seems that Jeffrey tooben has earned a living and furthered his carreer trashing Michael Jackson with his tabloid-type reporting. I always thought that attorneys believed in innocence until proven guilty. Jeffrey's vile, vicious, snarkey comments about Jackson's appearance and like a true vigilante, still denies to this day that Michael was guilty of previous child molestation accusations even though, he was found innocent, after a long well-covered media- obsessed trial.

Thanks Larry King for giving Michael's true friends a chance to speak out and give the public another look at the real Michael Jackson.

Canton, MI

Gina   June 29th, 2009 11:45 pm ET

Thank you Michael for your music and thank you MTV for showing Michael's videos. I haven't watched MTV in a long time and did come back to MTV this weekend for a reunion.

Bill   June 29th, 2009 11:52 pm ET

hey Candace..if I were in the same room with a celeb and he were dying in my hands I would want a doctor around....oops oh yeah there was a doctor around..I guess thats why he needs a lawyer...Wow a celeb with his own personal doctor and MJ dies..who says money can buy everything!!! Wow you americans will never cease to amaze me with your excuses.....Candace the Doctor did it...his long lasting friendship according to his lawyer granted doctor permission to tell MJ kids their dad was dead...oh yeah he has been his doctor since may 2009 no wait they met in 2006 when MJ kids were ill so MJ brought in the cardio to take care of the kids...MJ ENTOURAGE IS TO BLAME...from security to supposedly friends...yeah doc had no phone in room or house to call 911 but was able to call security...WAKE UP AMERICA another celeb drug scandal cover up...The most famous person that will come out of this is the LAWYER and MJ ignorant father. . Bill HERE HERE TO CANADA MEDICAL SYSTEM....

debbie   June 30th, 2009 12:00 am ET

I think remarks made that white Americans are racist towards MJ, anyone who grew up with him, felt like we were part of him. He was family, a part of our life. And I think he would feel upset that we are making him a racial issue. He was a great man, period! It doesn't matter what color he was, he showed that with what he did and has become.

Laura   June 30th, 2009 12:01 am ET

Hopefully this is a publicity stunt so he can make a bigger comeback than ever. Its hard to believe he's actually gone.

Kisha Clark   June 30th, 2009 12:03 am ET

Michael Jackson brought a new way of thinking to the world of music. He thought it & brought it ! He will definitely be missed & not for his death no not this. Melody of music, entertainment in a show, therapy for the mind, 4sho. His articulateness made way for many with his style, talent, and performance, this is oh so tragic, don't we all wish this was bad Magic? God's child will rest awhile. R.I.P. Michael Jackson, P.S. Now God will allow you to feel the true feeling of just being a normal child. What you tried to buy now God as only He can will give you a chance to feel and live out the child in you for real. I believe so many people misunderstood you and how important having a childhood meant to you or what effect not having a normal childhood had on you, now you are free from it all,your comeback concert can still go on, just in private for your true Father, the Lord Jesus Christ as he planned it to be anyway. He allowed us to enjoy you for a little while, but He said it was time for His child to rest for a while. May God bless your soul, your children family friends and millions & billions of fans. You will be missed but never forgot, you were really a "Thriller" to watch & will be continually watched by old & new generations. R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Joey Lopez   June 30th, 2009 12:05 am ET

Hi Larry, i just found the interview of the jackson father to be sad. i have a mother that money is the most importent thing. if im broke, she avoids me. but when i have it she is the mother i love to be around. money is so evil.

Ruby Coria, L.A., CA.   June 30th, 2009 12:09 am ET

King Michael Jackson, one of the greatest person ever! He should always be spoken of in the highest of regards. CNN's lawyer Jeff, does like to get cocky when speaking of the King Jackson, calling his out fit "Captain Crunch", that's just plain Rude. Michael is a unique wonderful person, unmatched! The World Love Michael!

Brenda Matthews   June 30th, 2009 12:13 am ET

people say a lot about Joe jackson and how he raised his children, but in those days which one of us did not get whipped. If it wasn't for Joe Jackson pushing those kids they might have ended up being just some more factory workers from Gary Indiana. I am proud of what he accomplished as a father and more fathers need to whip there kids if it will keep them off the streets....I dont think he should be talking about starting another recording company, now is not the time but i am proud of him as a black man and a father. I also think they (his family)all could have done a lot more to save Michael than they did and before they start pointing the finger of blame they need to take a long hard look in the mirror and point it at themselves. How could they not know he needed help if everybody else around him did and that goes for mother father sisters and brothers. It seems like everyone tried to help him except his family. I am a mother and I have a grown son that i helped get off drugs by staying in his face and making him hate me until he had no choice but to get clean, but I would rather have a living son that hates me for a while than one that died wondering if I cared at all. I guess Jehovah Witnesses can knock on any door to save anyone except their own

Jean R.   June 30th, 2009 12:15 am ET

It's very sad micheal Jackson has passed away. He will be greatly missed. But can we please talk about what happening right now in the world... Oh wait, that never happened before. . They talk about what they want us to know and not the truth of evrything.

debbie   June 30th, 2009 12:20 am ET

whats up with joe jackson. Who cares about a record company he's starting up. I'm a mother of 3, and I would be out of my mind if something would happen to one of them. My world completely end. Does he realize his son is gone forever,... that his kids no longer have the loving father they had. What a sick man. Why would anyone want their children to be raised by him, it's obvious it's all about the money,...not his son.

Beth   June 30th, 2009 12:20 am ET

I'm alway saddened to see the number of people on MJ's payroll who are concerned primaily with protecting, "their image and income," rather than telling the truth.

MJ was not a genius but a unique talent for his time, extremely damaged, and distressed.

I feel saddended that the family as a whole did not look in the therapeutic mirror and heal.

debbie   June 30th, 2009 12:28 am ET

2 things,..all this crap about him abusing children, IF he did, (which I don't believe) then when he was accused the first time, why would any mother inher right mind take her child to spend any amount of nights alone, with him?, money?....... and if Joe Jackson abused him (MJ),..then why would anyone think he wouldn't his grandchildren. Abusers are like alcoholiks,...they don't change.

paul russell higginbotham   June 30th, 2009 12:33 am ET

larry,love your show,first time blogger. but this show on tonight,i love it,and it's the best thing that has happend,sense his death.michal,whome i never really warmed up to,but your show,with lou,and mr brandon,really makes me feel sorry for doubting michael,in his life. may god bless,the whole family,and an apology,via, all his lifelong fans. ALL WE NEED IS AN OPEN MIND,and love everybody. me ,paul.skowhegan maine

Michael   June 30th, 2009 12:44 am ET

My name is Michael also, a less famous Michael perhaps. Looking at either one of the following symbols which would you prefer to be associated with, remembered???? (+) or (-)
I didn't follow Michael Jacksons career......but looking back over my years, he has been a part of every year of my life. Sad that in death you find how much someone means to you.
I hate sensationalism.....especially the negatve. Everyone is trying to analyze Michael, find flaws, find bad choices etc.
....................con't follow my thought please 🙂

Christine   June 30th, 2009 12:44 am ET

I think you are doing a wonderful job with the coverage you are giving to Michael Jackson. I just finished viewing the segment where Dr. Murray' attorney (Ed Chernoff)just described the last moments of Michael's life as told to him by the physician. I find it very odd that this morning on Good Morning he told Diane Sawyer that the Dr. did not call 911 immediately b/c he did not know the address where he was, yet he just told you that the Dr. has been spending the night there for some time now. Why would he wait 25 minutes before getting this man the help he needed, when as a doctor he should have known it only takes 5-10 minutes in a situation like that to loose the patient? Why did he not have Narcan on hand knowing all the drugs that is suspected his client was taking? And performing CPR on the bed???? I don't care how frail Michael had gotten that was just incorrect, there is no way he could possibly think placing his hand behind his back was supportive enough for an adult, you can't do proper chest compressions with one hand. What is going on here? This man's life could have been saved.

Gary S.   June 30th, 2009 12:47 am ET

The lawyer for Michael Jackson's physician is currently making the rounds and is clearly a master at parsing his words. I am surprised that he is not being challenged more vigorously...if possible, the EMS that arrived at the house should be invited to give their side of this story, as Michael Jackson was supposedly dead even before being loaded into the ambulance. Also, why is the doctor himself not making appearances to discuss what happened.

On a related note, the BET awards were awful in so many respects...the performances were pathetic and, at some times in the program, comments bordered on being racist. Rather than a tribute to Michael Jackson, the show was more a platform for the Jamie Foxx tour...his opening number was painful to watch and clearly showed that, compared to Michael Jackson, he is a lightweight.

It is time for people to get over the morbid curiosity about this tragic death, and to let the family grieve and begin the healing process, away from the glare of an unforgiving media.

Katrina Olson   June 30th, 2009 12:52 am ET

People assume because Michael has bruises and scars he was shooting up some kind of drug, whether demerol etc.

Earlier in the year there was a report that Michael possibly had anti trypsin which can affect the lungs or liver. If this is true, he would possibly be doing infusions which is by needle given by himself, a doctor or a nurse. My brother has the same thing. He is strong but has days, he is very tired and has a hard time breathing.

Let us not assume anything until the truth comes out.

Felicia   June 30th, 2009 12:54 am ET

Ok seriously the dr left him and was giving CPR for 25-30 minutes? There was no phone and no cell phones ANYWHERE in Micheal's home. And the dr is a dr. DO Dr's not always have a cell phone with them incase of an emergency?????

Hiwot   June 30th, 2009 12:56 am ET

I think it is very suspious how, when Michael Jackson fainted the doctor who was in the room, never called the police or did something.
It was very questioning, when instead of doing anything he just walks around acting as if he never noticed. Now, we all know that everyone is very,very sad and that evryone wants answers on who's suspect and how he fainted and wht reason. WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL! AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMERED!!!

Michael   June 30th, 2009 12:57 am ET

continuing..................if every single person took 3 minutes and listened to the song, lyrics from the song, you would hear Michael Jacksons story. Just one song, lyrics that I can relate to and I am pretty sure there are a lot of people his age and my age who can relate.

The song.....CHILDHOOD....Not THRILLER
tells us the Michael Jackson Story.
I seriosly want to walk up to Michaels father, using the word father only because that's who he is.....and arrest him if I could. He is the definition of abuse, he is a dark man.
I will be sadened if Joe Jackson uses his sons death to profit.
Please............mention and play Childhood often. When playing the song, show photos of a young Michael without fading into the way he looked most recently.

Larry, please play this song. It is powerful and completely explains Michael, his pain, his torture. I assure you this song if heard often will shed a perspective that's easy to relate to. Relate, especially if you know how to relate to the lyrics.


Mr. T   June 30th, 2009 1:05 am ET

I would like to say, that the number one kiler in america is the MEDIA. Micheal Jackson was all about LOVE. But just like peter pan, he never wanted to grow up. He became a god on earth. Not realizing there were a lot of snakes to bring him down. EVERY country around him supported him,except his country. America turned his back on him. He is the only man I know that saw what JESUS CHRIST saw, and that is good will and peace on earth. Micheal was an icon, a superstar and the greatest entertainer of all times. And as for me I am glad that he is gone, because this country did not deserve him. And eventhough we say we miss him. It will be a long time before we find another one like he was. I would like to end this by saying "Goodbye Mike" from your #1 fan Mr. T

dondon2013   June 30th, 2009 1:14 am ET

During the 911 call they asked where Michael was and they responded on the bed the 911 operator told them to lay Michael in the floor and continue CPR . Shouldn't the docter already had known for him to lay him in the floor in the first place!!! Its bad the operator knew that & a heart specialist didn't !!! Something is very wrong there .MJ didn't die of natural causes the Docter had something to with it thats why he was quick to hire a lawyer firm ! It's a shame Michael's life had to end before his time alot like how Elvis Presley was taken from us before his time .

R.I.P. King Of Pop MJ & R.I.P. King Of Rock'N'Roll EP

Your music will live FOREVER !!!!!

dondon2013   June 30th, 2009 1:17 am ET

Sorry I misspelled Doctor I was typing fast and didn't overlook it sorry.

Diana   June 30th, 2009 1:17 am ET

I just want to express my profound grief regarding Michael. Somebody please say he is not gone. It is really too much to bear. Like the loss of Princess Diana I am deeply hurt and cannot shake this feeling of inconsolable despair. I am heart broken.

Laveille   June 30th, 2009 1:34 am ET

Am laveille I been a micheal jackson fan since I was about 4 or 5 I always practice and always tried to do every move I saw micheal tried to do this is a great loss and my prayers go out to his family I think tbey should turn the neverland ranch into the micheal Jackson museum and have micheal body waxed and have it put in a case so people can learn more about the king of pop and still see him at times u will be missed and always have a place in my heart R.I.P THE ONE AND ONLY KING OF POP

TD   June 30th, 2009 1:58 am ET


Yudith   June 30th, 2009 2:22 am ET

Only Michael knew what he was going through.
He was abused by his father physically when he was a little boy.
Verbal abuse was another issue,he grows up with all this insecurities about his appearance.Then he was crushed by the media during the trial for child molestation.
I think since that day he wasn't the same person until the day he died.

SYNDI   June 30th, 2009 3:40 am ET

How sad we have lost a great person!!!!
Who doesn't want to be young forever!
I will always remember Michael as Peter Pan and one of the lost boys.
Fly high in Never Never land Michael we love you and miss you forever.
With love and great admiration for the man and his talent. We were
blessed to be in your light SHINE ON!
Isn't it amazing what he could see and we could not listen. Michael you
reached a lot of us not everyone was deaf to your loving message for
mankind and this planet. May everyone hear you now and see through a
child's eyes as you did. AS I LOOK IN THE SKY TONIGHT... SECOND STAR TO

Selina, the Netherlands, Europe   June 30th, 2009 3:42 am ET

With this loss I only feel sorrow, particularly for the tragical side of MJ's life, his awful childhood with this sick sociopath of a 'father', Joe Jackson. Poor kids of Michael, being brought up by a Jehova witness who closed her eyes for so much violence & made the choice of staying silent all these years and by this horrible, horrbile man, Joe Jackson. Only seeing his face aleady makes me feel sick, let alone his total lack of appropriate behavior. In Europe (outside the UK) this man, no matter how wealthy and influential, would not get any, not any attention from the media = the best way to deal with him. Ignore him and ignore his business, so that it falls apart. The best and most honest, true tribute to MJ. May he finally rest in peace.

SYNDI   June 30th, 2009 3:56 am ET

Joe Jackson........ Al Sharpton........ BUMS MONEY GRUBBING BUMS get a real life and a REAL job for god's sake and for the world's sake " SHUT UP"!!!!!!!!! you embarrass yourself and show the world what a pair of snakes look like. Joe Jackson should "SHUT UP" and get a job at a fast food joint and stop dancing on his son's grave for a nickel!!!!!! Al Sharpton's eagerness to jump in front of ANY camera and stick his STUPID face and uneducated mind where it doesn't belong have long since proved he is not a reputable ally. These men DO NOT represent the African American Man. They represent the worst in mankind and are publicly embarrassing themselves and their families.

Marieno   June 30th, 2009 4:03 am ET

Jackson looked get a day before his death – I am confused and hurt

Prince Eugene   June 30th, 2009 4:44 am ET

Who is this Guy who says he is Micheal Jackson . for the news on Micheal Jackson we all know of die 18-20 year ago. that means by than he was 38-40 years old. than who is this guy now that claims to be Micheal Jackson . We want to know who really is this Guy.
Prince Eugene From Cameroon

Dale Marie   June 30th, 2009 5:15 am ET

I wasn't shocked or even surprised by the news of MJ's death. Saddened, yes, undoubtedly. Judging by the outpouring of grief and renewed interest in his work, I would say that we got alot more from Michael Jackson than he ever got from us and that is really where the sadness lies.

John Isikong   June 30th, 2009 5:36 am ET

I am convinced that Micheal Jackson was a chosen one sent from the luminous height to help humanity.just like other prophets that were sent to us in the past .He may not be a leader of any church or religious group but he does preach to us through his music about courage,love,peace,kindness and harmony.
Brother Micheal i give thanks to the almighty for your life with us.Let's all keep praying for Micheal's soul untill he gets home to paradise where he truely belongs

Minhaj Ahmed   June 30th, 2009 5:41 am ET

Michael Jackson was a true legend. I am really shocked when I heard about his sudden death. Proper investigation should be done to find out the causes of his demise. Whether his death was suicide, accident or homicide should be found out, of course.

sico   June 30th, 2009 6:33 am ET

From Italy,the fault is of family

Carolyn Brown   June 30th, 2009 7:30 am ET

Why is Joe Jackson (Michael Jackson's father) wanting to be in the spot light. Since Sunday when he was on the Red Carpet, I've seen his face popping up a lot.

He tried to control Michael when he was growing up and now he's trying to be in control when he is gone.

Take not to what Janet Jackson said at the BET AWARDS, she said that she was ELECTED to come out and make the comments for the family. Joe was already there, so why did she make that statement?

Instead of him making an appearance at the awards and leaving, you could see him sitting in the audience having a good time. Ane before that he was trying to promote his record company.

This is what I have to say about joe jackson (notice the low case in his name) GO SIT DOWN LITTLE MAN, DON'T TRY TO STEAL THE SPOT LIGHT!!!!!

Spala   June 30th, 2009 10:14 am ET

First, stop the madness against Joe Jackson. Focus on what's going on in "your" house. The abuse Joe inflicted on his kids is common place in black households. So, the black community isn't buying it. And, please stop with the speculation about custody, wills, Debbie Rowe, Katherine. Michael molestation. He was found not guilty and continued to raise those kids. Who was by his side during the trail – Joe and family!!!!!!! Think about the family. They are mourning a family member. Obviously, Michael experienced pains throughout his life – yet everyone was entertained either through music or from being critical. Let the man rest. Let the family find peace. Let the business be complete – and focus on what's important in your house.

Crystal Conway   June 30th, 2009 10:23 am ET

Why can't people just leave Michael Jackson rest in peace.Stop bringing up all the negetivity and look at the positive things Michael jackson dod for the world.He was the most unbelievable musician in our time , he was magical,a star,the world icon.I never had a chance to see Michael Jackson live in concert because I live to far away ,he has never come to Nova Scotia, but he was my Idol and I loved him so much.I think Icried for 2 days because of his death and everytime I watch the news I cry, I will be doing the same at the funeral. I wish he never had passed away , we lost the greatest person of out rime and I am going to miss him dearly.

mjfan   June 30th, 2009 10:59 am ET

I agree with allegations of Joe Jackson. Abusive and disfunctional as a parent. Also, the fact he was more worried about getting his record co. out there really put a stop of all of my feelings about the situation. Made me feel disgusted that he was even speaking of Michael saying he was upset. Your own record co. over your own flesh and blood? Come on.

I too, wish they could do a dna test just for confirmation about the kids to put everyone at ease. Maybe MJ's mom is more fit for the job than anyone. From autobiographies and biographies, I hear she is one loving woman. If not her, M. Calkin has to be fit for the job... afterall, he's the Godfather of all three kids, isn't he?

Juana Seguin   June 30th, 2009 11:26 am ET

Michael's children deserve someone who loves them and who can do things with them...their grandparents are too old and Joe Jackson was a lousy, abusive parent to his children, especially to Michael. Joe Jackson is a callous boob who can hardly put together a literate sentence. His behavior at the BET award show trying ot promote his own "project" (probably funded by Michael) was a disgrace to the memory of Michael and a dark, ingracious blot on the Jackson's.

Li   June 30th, 2009 11:30 am ET

I am the one of Michael's biggest fan. I can't get over the grief about Michael's dead. I am so sorry that he has dad like, Joe Jackson. I couldn't see any sadness from her about his son's death on the TV. During Michael's life time, he had choice. Even through he does not have good childhood and father; he has choice to make his life better. However, maybe this is what famouse does to you. Being under of public eyes and as successful he is, he couldn't have normal friends and family members to give him the guide line.
He is such gentle and loveable person. I think people treat him wrong on his life owe him apology. People got to listen his music to understanding him.

Rose   June 30th, 2009 11:34 am ET

Michael's physician Dr. Murray said during Michael's emergency:

– There was no land line phone in Michael's room to call 911.
– Murray did not call 911 right away on his cell because he was NOT sure of the address they were at!!!
– He was doing CPR on a mattress (ineffective) instead of a hard floor.

Murray's lawyer Chernoff is giving interview answers that don't add up. Incompetence across the board. And speaking of "Board" – what exactly are Murray's credentials? They are in question now.

James   June 30th, 2009 12:06 pm ET

I never bought a Michael Jackson CD, didn’t go to his concerts, and don’t spend much time with pop culture… but even with my limited exposure, I have been moved by his talent… his gifts to the world.

Much like a modern Mozart, or dynamic Da Vinci… his was a zenith of human art. Not one of his critics are capable of creating such art, nor are they as tortured, nor are they as viciously and cruelly attacked.

The world is grieving the loss of one our greatest.

Roxanne   June 30th, 2009 12:06 pm ET

I love Michael and Walt Whitman, too! An excellent article. Your comment about when one’s “inner world [is] more fulfilling than your outer world. This results in behavior that's often misinterpreted as being aloof, arrogant or sometimes downright weird” – only in America. We don’t appreciate sensitivity, reflection, or introverts in this country. We are a country of Joe Jacksons.

Kangogo   June 30th, 2009 1:29 pm ET

Joe Jackson killed Michael Jackson. He was his slave master. He drove him like a slave when he was kid denying him his childhood leading to his maladjustment in society and ultimately his death. Michael was a slave all his life, initialy to his father and later to his fame and fortune. Sorry Michael, you are definately in a better place now

Elizabeth Sorensen   June 30th, 2009 3:10 pm ET

Michael Jackson, in his own words on national TV, claimed: his father Joe, abused him, said his nose was too big and belittled him. It seems apparent, by Michaels physical changes, starting with his nose, he was trying to re-make himself into someone he, himself, could love, since his father apparently failed to do so. Michael also re-created his childhood, his way, with joy, laughter and fun. Joe Jackson, on national TV, TWICE, promoted his record company before expressing the slightest remorse over his sons death. Joe Jackson, the limelight is not for you. Show some respect for your son, the life HE created for himself and stop disrespecting his memory with your own selfish promotions. I find your actions and words disgraceful. Ask for forgivness.

Bianca N   June 30th, 2009 3:14 pm ET

Yes i agree joe didnt seem like he was very emotional ....and it kinda seemed like he loved the attention he was receiveing...from the press...idk its just kinda strange........But I really..wish... the MEdia would just accept the fact that he died from a heart attack .......and stop trying to find reason to make him look bad ..saying he was taking all these drugs...OF COURse He would be takeing all kinds or pain releave some of the painhe was experienceing.... u would to after so much HE has been through emotionaly and physically........and his children i beleive he loved them so me he was a great father.....and i beleive that ....his mother should have custody of them ...becuase the mother ..didnt want anything to do with them...she seemed happy with receiveing the money michael agreed to pay that he would ..have the kids......i dont think she should ....have custody of them.........but kate should or someone michael really trusted like janet ..........i just think they should let him rest in much he has been through from the lies and hurt people tried to put on him....back in 1992 with the ...malestation...cases...all that was a Lie...HE Was innocent Man ..he just LOVed children Like alot of people should do ......maybe if ...adults spent more time with there KIds there would not BE as much DAngerous stuff going on....LIke killings and ..Fighting ...if only they had michael would show them .even tho they where not his children.......all the parents of the little boy wanted was money ....people are goign crazy for money .....its so rediculuos......i wish ...i could have had a chance to meet him...but ..unfortunatly i didnt...but ...Im just .....praying that he is at peace and his family is stronge........but we will always remember and love michael.....king of pop great mAn..!..:) u...MJ

jaki   June 30th, 2009 3:29 pm ET

I really wish people would stop focusing on Michael Jacksons early career with the Jackson Five and focus more on his Solo accomplishements. I have'nt heard anyone mention just how many awards, accolades, and Guiness World records he's won. By focussing on his childhood career not only are you not doing the man justice you are feeding that huge ego of his fathers. He is loving this its no accident that he was on tv yesterday plugging is new record label. In fact I would'nt be surprised if he does'nt already have plans to exploit his grandchildren the way he did his son, and we all know how that turned out. I've never met the man but I can tell he is not to be trusted. I just thought I would try to bring this to someones attention. Jaki in Ottawa.

Elizabeth Sorensen   June 30th, 2009 3:46 pm ET

To me, Michael Jackson was clearly a multi facetted individual. This brilliant, talented young man struggled with his internal demons but still continued to express and share his genius through music, dance, song, and production. His childlike ways were endearing. His compassion, uplifting. His performance, inspiring. I am deeply saddened by his departure. The world has lost a sensitive and gentle soul, sadly too pure and raw for this, all too often, unforgiving world.

Ruby Coria LA., CA.   June 30th, 2009 3:50 pm ET

People never seen a Star, unless they lived in the 80'with Michael King Jackson! If you saw him live, there is nothing like him. Unique, unmatched, simply the best! Larry, see you in Neverland.

Daniela   June 30th, 2009 4:18 pm ET

It breaks my heart to think of all the unanswered questions surrounding Michael's death.
All I know is that I am sad and I'm still crying – especially when I see those last images of him sparkling on stage at his rehearsals. I can only imagine the magic.

Gone too soon but never, EVER forgotten. I love you Michael.

Josephine Wells (Bynoe)   June 30th, 2009 6:17 pm ET

I always felt that motherly love toward Michael as if he was my own son. I will miss him so much, it hurts to loose someone you admire so much even though I never met him in person. My heart is broken. Much love and peace to his family. Sleep in peace sweet prince.

GiGi   June 30th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Dr. Murry should be put under the jail along with the rest of the vampires that killed MJ. This whole thing stinks to me, who doesn't know you do CPR on a hard surface?

Craig   June 30th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Although did not include Micheal Jackson on the so called forbes world most famous people which today I doubt the credibilities. If beyonce has merged as number one on the list then I think I should harass my trustworthy. Beyonce no doubt is loving but today we know who finally is the king of pop even at his death. Who has become the world famous even at his death. ..Larger than what MTV thought,there's no part of the world Micheal Jackson name is not so aloud as a super icon . I don't think forbes number one choice can stand up and believes she's more famous than MJ . MJ created Music the way it is today. Today the wicked critics can see how much he's really loved by the public. I miss MJ for sure. Janet Jackson your brother was a great man.

Rose   June 30th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

The world needs more kind, gentle souls like michael would be a better place.

JUDI   June 30th, 2009 9:48 pm ET


Marlyn   June 30th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Is there like a video with MJ on "Behind The Camera" scenes. So we can sort of watch, how he was like?

JUDI   June 30th, 2009 9:59 pm ET


Alexis B   July 1st, 2009 12:57 am ET

None of us have the right to judge Joe Jackson for being all the negative and hateful things we "assume" are true about him , just as we should not judge Michael Jackson for being innocent of such horrid things he did with little children We are all to ready to assume when it is someone we love and think we know as much as someone we dispise that we do not know..............Alexis

doreen mciver (canada   July 8th, 2009 1:52 am ET

I don't believe the millions around the world who looked at the sermon of Michael Jackson did not shed tears today. From the time I heard of his death I felt a great deal of sadness for the loss of such a talented individual. Whatever his personal difficulties were they should not over shadow his unsurpassed talent. I am fifty nine years old and love every song Michael Jackson has sung and I cannot explain why I don't have a single record of his. The only explanation I can give is that I thought he would never leave centre stage and that I could hear him everywhere at any time. In fact he will never leave centre stage and I will always hear him. I couldn't help absorbing when he said I would like to be remembered as a person not a personality. That is what I saw. I also saw a person who when with children, they make him feel like a child and perhaps through them he was living the childhood he felt he did not have. In return those children were honoured to spend time with an adult celebrity who was capable to bring himself down to their level and have fun with them. There was nothing wrong with that. I remembered how much my own children tried to copy him.
Watching the bond between his family members was moving and listing to them sing was powerful. My thoughts be with his mother brothers, sisters and most of all his children. Paris made the world cried today. God bless them.

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