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July 7, 2009

Larry Reflects on Today's Memorial

Posted: 07:10 PM ET

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Larry was sitting in the third row of today's service, directly behind the family.  Here are his impressions from the memorial.

I was deeply honored to be asked to be a family guest.  Barbara Walters and I were the only two media figures invited by the family, so I was really touched by that.  My overall reflections on the memorial - it was an outstanding show, and a great tribute.  It was very well organized, maybe about 20 minutes too long, but that's being picky.  When his daughter Paris spoke, boy, that was something.

As far as the speeches went, Al Sharpton was out of this world.  One of the best speeches I've heard anywhere, anytime, anyplace.   The musical performances were terrific.  Usher was very moving, Jermaine did great, Lionel Richie was outstanding.  Shaheen Jafargholi, the young man who sang "Who's Loving You," was also terrific.  I turned to Berry Gordy, who was sitting next to me, and we both just shrugged and said "who the heck is this kid."  And Jermaine - I hadn't heard him sing in years.  That was really moving.

The LA Police did a really good of security and getting everybody there and keeping things orderly.  Ken Sunshine and everyone from AEG also did a nice job.  The crowd was respectful.  The yells of "love you Michael" seemed very  approrpriate.  The family seemed genuinely touched by the outpouring of love and support.  The whole thing - what can you say?  It was a magnificent tribute.  I know Michael would have loved it.

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LINDA GUNNETT   July 7th, 2009 7:20 pm ET

I watch the Michael Jackson memorial today and was very ashamed of myself for my salacious participation in viewing and reading these attempts to hurt MJ. Today, I wanted to say "Michael come back, we will be nicer this time", but that is not true. We are mean spirited people who enjoy watching the destruction of others....even our own friends, we enjoy seeing them fail. If jesus walked this earth today imagine what we would do to him.....again,,,,,,horrifying to think of it. This should be declared a National Day of Shame, with a vow from each of us to not participate in the destruction of others. We forget with celebrities that they are persons like us with feelings and families, just like us. We have enjoyed this bloodsport with Elvis, Marilyn, Anna Nicole and many others....WHAT IS WRONG WITH US? WHY ARE WE LIKE THIS. I am sick to my stomach at my own part in this. Shame on all of us. He was a lovely and talented individuals and I cried all day thinking about how mean we were to him....I cry now writing this.


Lorraine Janosch   July 7th, 2009 7:28 pm ET

During the memorial, a young man by the name of Shaheen Jafargholi
performed a song for Michael Jackson. Shaheen was in the top 6 finalists on Britain Got Talent 2009 and ended the competition in third place.

Lorraine
New Brunswick, Canada


Tania   July 7th, 2009 7:34 pm ET

The Jackson Family didn't have to share their grief with us. But in doing so they gave us a chance to say goodbye. The service was phenomenal, beautiful and everything Michael.


Joshua Crouch   July 7th, 2009 7:38 pm ET

Larry, I just want to make a statement about the Jackson Memorial service today. I would like for his family and children to know that they should never say good bye and I tell you why; Even though I like Michael Jackson through all the years he has been around, that one of my other favorite singers wrote a song that I believe that would fit this memorial service; is a song by Jon Bon Jovi "Never Say Good-Bye". I just want his children to know that they will eventually see him again because he has never left us. and send All my love to the Jackson Family.


judy (anderson)   July 7th, 2009 7:41 pm ET

To who it may concern:
Where do I send my contribution for the Michael Jackson memorial today?? I know LAPD is strapped but Jackson touched my life too. I was not able to attend, and cannot send much money as I am, disable veteran but know too that every little bit will help out. I want to "give back" for this memorial service as Michael Jackson would have done for the world. His most popular Video ( and he MADE MTV what it is today!) might have been Thriller, Billie Jean or Beat It....but the one that screams straight from his heart is the brings me to tears is the Earth Song-RIP Michael Jackson
PLEASE e-mail back ASAP and let me know where to send my contribution by money order. It is only fair to the LAPD and I think the fans would agree if asked....

Most Sincerely,
Judy Anderson (age 51)


Tracy Nicholls   July 7th, 2009 7:49 pm ET

As I and the intire world watched and mourned Micheal Jackson, the saddness that I felt was one I never knew exsisted. He was the BEST ENTERTAINER ever. I as many followers of his music back in the early 80's had the glove, the jacket, the albums, the posters covering every inch of my room and of course naming my hamsters M.J. and when one passed on the next one was M.J. 1, 2 etc...... My 2,7 and 12 year old know his music well as we have always played it and they watched with us as we and the entire world smiled,cried and laughed at the amazing person he was. I am inspried by Paris and her devotion to her Father> The whole Jackson Family I pray for your healing. I believe he was looking dowm today and smiling from ear to ear and just being so proud of his beautiful childern. I just wish I could hug and tell the Jackson Famliy their son was and still is an amazing man.

Tracy Nicholls


Kevin Millen   July 7th, 2009 7:50 pm ET

Today was a wonderful day until, I checked the post office box. Micheal Jackson was layed to rest and everyone was peaceful. Why can't the Post Office take a chill pill. 2305 0270 0000 1568 1358 put in on the sixth still hasn't moved. Hopefully, it's because everyone was watching Micheal Jackson, and things will get right tomorrow. I hope that's all it was happening. May Micheal Jackson rest in peace.


ruthie   July 7th, 2009 7:54 pm ET

too beautiful for words, Mr King..perhaps Ms Walters will speak about it tomorrow on the VIEW ..so happy u were there....


Paul--Los Angeles, CA   July 7th, 2009 7:56 pm ET

I would have to agree Larry, it was a classy and beautiful memorial. Highlights for me were Brooke Shields, Al Shapton and MJ's daughter Paris. Say what you will about the family or choices Michael made, the bottom line is this was a kind, gentle soul who changed the world through music. He cared, that was his big downfall and oh, he was also a human being.


tina gracie   July 7th, 2009 7:57 pm ET

I grew up listerning to Michael Jackson Music. I was deeply sadden to hear of his death. While watching his memorial today I realize how great a impact he had on my life. I kept crying and crying. My prayers are with his beautiful children and the entire Jackson family. R.I.P. Michael.....


elvin acevedo   July 7th, 2009 8:04 pm ET

i saw MJ memorial and i was moved and touch. but one thing i like to say and i strongly believe in my heart MJ didn't sexually abuse kids. people and the media needs to stop judging and saying that he did. just because they were all in the same bed with him doesn't mean a thing


Terry V Florida   July 7th, 2009 8:05 pm ET

What a wonderful tribute fit for a king. I am a single 52 yr old female and loved Michael from day one. I cried numerous times throughout the service. I thank the family for allowing us the fans to be a part of his celebration. I have many collectibles of his and would dearly love to have one of the programs from today. I would love to see the Jackson Family to produce more and the proceeds could go into a fund for the children. They are beautiful. Jermaine has been a god send. I just love him to death. May peace be with this family


R.Jones   July 7th, 2009 8:14 pm ET

It was a sad day for me today to watch the end of an era for a King. It is not unrealistic to give such a title to a man who inspired and filtered hope and possibilities into the lives of many. MJ, inspired this little girl who would sit on the stoop and listen to the Jackson Five and dream one day of possibilities that often wasnt meant for people of color. I was happy for their success and through their eyes I began to believe maybe , one day I to could reach some level of success.
To the many critics, how disrespectful for you to try to destroy the global admiration and dedication to MJ. In addition, if he was not MJ the accusations put against him would not be credible and of course the almighty dollar settled accusations, I suspect that anytime money takes over right or wrong makes me suspect.
I thank you MJ, for the music, hope and promise of a better world. RIP
MJ.


Dr. W.   July 7th, 2009 8:15 pm ET

Larry, I agree with you that it was an appropriate tribute. I grew up on Michael's songs. He touched our hearts and his legency will remain with us. Thank you for your kindness. We watch your program and respect your thoughts. Your words have rung deep in my heart. Thank you so much!!!


Kristen   July 7th, 2009 8:17 pm ET

Michael jacksons memorial was the most moving i have ever seen. I have always been a fan but never thought he would leave us so soon. He has done so many wonderful things and i can't beleve the way the media bashed him for years, calling him waco jacko you should be very ashamed and now that he is gone it's oh lets remember the king of pop. He should have goe thr recognition he deserved while he was alive to see it. Why is it people can come together so wonderfuly after they are gone and bash the crap out of you while you are alive? The jackson family is in my prayers and michael you will be very very very missed 🙁


Roz   July 7th, 2009 8:26 pm ET

Jeffrey Tobin truly does nor understand Michael Jacksons intentions. Yes little children lay in bed with Michael but it wasnt for sexual purposes. Especailly from people of color there is nothing unusual about that. Blacks don't have ulterior motives laying around having fun with children. So many things happen sexually in the white world until most think it applies to all. People of color dont often have those kind of hangups. However, I must admit they are catching up. Just now becoming serial killers and sexual deviants. Michael was basically sharing and having a good time. I have had many of my family and friends of an opposite sex lay around in bed with me watching tv, palying games and even taking naps. There is nothing odd about it. It has to be a person that doesnt know how to share love that dont understand this or a person that carries around negative thoughts. I bet if Michael had been married or had been seen around town with hundreds of different women no one would have had a word to say about him. The money hungry are the ones that put this out there. Why did it take him all of those years to become interested in little boys? It just doesnt make sense.


Pam   July 7th, 2009 8:30 pm ET

Hi Larry;
I watched the full coverage of Michael's service today from Canada. What an amazing memorial. I had hoped the casket would have been opened, but 11 days after death the body is in no condition to be on display. Never met MJ or been to one of his concerts, but this out pouring of love shown today touched me so much, I spent the day crying. I think the public played a role in his early departure from this world. The man never had any peace!! All this damnation of him for being addicted to prescription drugs, how could someone have so much plastic surgery and NOT become addicted, who's to blame? The doctors of course. Not likely in the beginning did Michael know what the out comes could or would be. Thanks to CNN for broadcasting this memorial live for me to take part in. Certainly I would not have been there in person, CNN gave me the chance to partake in this event of the century. There were so many touching moments, from Al Sharpton telling the children their dad was not strange, he just had to deal with some strange things(all for someone to gain money and ruin someones life), Usher breaking down while singing, His brother singing his favorite song, the family on stage at the very end and JJ and MJ, speaking of their brother and sharing their love of him. I half expected to see Michael open the casket at the end and say "This is It", (what an opening for his upcoming concerts), but when Katherine spoke of her father and broke down, there was no mistaking that he was certainly gone from this life. GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!!! R.I.P Michael, God bless the family and Michael's children. Too unreal until that dear child spoke of her daddy.
Pam from NewBrunswick, Canada


Mara   July 7th, 2009 8:35 pm ET

Larry where was Tatum O'Neal? I surely thought by seeing Brooke that Tatum would be there...


Teri   July 7th, 2009 8:39 pm ET

I would like to thank the Jackson family for allowing us to be a part of today. To allow us to see the very human side of Michael was a parting gift that for a time brought us together. I only hope that we, as part of the human family, can take the message his music conveyed and learn to love, forgive and care for one another. Imagine the tribute that would be to him – to us all. He would want that.


Alta   July 7th, 2009 8:40 pm ET

I was very disappointed to see that Joe Jackson did not remove his hat during the entire service. I felt it showed little respect for his son.


valerie   July 7th, 2009 8:41 pm ET

This was the most beautifulest Memorial Service that I have ever seen. Very befitting for a King. Not to flashy or over the top. Very tasteful and dignified. The Jackson family as a whole really came together and showed the world that they are and were truly a family that not only loved their brother, but also loved one another. May God continue to keep them and give them strength during these days, months, and years to come.

R.I.P Michael


Bob Jackson   July 7th, 2009 8:48 pm ET

I was blown away by the performances, especially Jermaine's gut busting song. The memorial helped us all remember why we loved Michael in the first place- the music. Because of his often crazy personal life, Jackson doesn't get enough credit for his musical genius. His music will live forever. Elvis may have changed culture more because the time was so conservative, but Michael's music was more varied and creative.

Jackson deserves more credit for always taking chances. He never repeated himself. He will be missed.


Valerie Knutson   July 7th, 2009 8:50 pm ET

Thank you to the Jackson Family for sharing this most private moment with us. Michael Jackson was such an inspiration to so many people. The world will truly miss this amazing man. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Jackson Family. It would have been an to have know Michael Jackson. Godspeed to the King of Pop.


sydney j. smith   July 7th, 2009 8:54 pm ET

Larry, I would like to know if any of Michael Jackson's personal physicians attended today's memorial service.


Chastity   July 7th, 2009 8:56 pm ET

Michael Jackson's memorial service was beautiful. He was a wonderful person who touched so many. Michael was truly blessed with more than a talent, he had a real gift from above.


Nina   July 7th, 2009 8:58 pm ET

Dear Mr King, I like your show a lot even if English is my second language. But today I was surprised to hear you say that you dont know that little boy who sang at Jackson's memorial service. I got to know him through your show with Biance and he is from BGT. His name is Shaheen, I think. I hope you will not forget your own wonderful show


Bob Jackson   July 7th, 2009 8:59 pm ET

I used to think he might have harmed little kids, but today I'm convinced he was such a uniquely shy and in some ways, naive man who some how never grew up. Strange, because so much of his best tunes had such emotion and depth. No wonder everyone going back and getting his music by downloading or buying his CD's in record numbers. NO ONE WILL EVER influence culture purely with music like Michael did! I mean, his music is loved EVERYWHERE in the world, no one does that today! God bless you, Michael, we miss you.


ken corbett   July 7th, 2009 8:59 pm ET

hello Larry i know you already in the place where held the Michael Jackson Memorial Service ! it is great lovely service to bid goodbye to Michael Jackson and now he is with The Lord ! I am telling you that Paris Jackson gave her words about Her Daddy and she loves him so much ! But I was so disgusted at the remarks of Congressman Peter King that made me not comfortable to hear like that ! It is so insulting comment from Peter King to Michael Jackson's Family in the time of mourning ! I know He should not have done like that in the wrong time to make awful slanderous words that i don't approve of this at all For me as a Canadian I would like to see Peter King to make a formal apology to this special family if he don't make this so get him to resign from his position! Because Michael is an internationally figure over all the world that I admired his doings so far as well as a gifted musician ! thanks!


Terry   July 7th, 2009 9:02 pm ET

I am a middle aged guy that is very sad today. I have not cried this much in a long time. MJ was such an angel, a guy with such a great heart. Just look at many of his songs Black or White, Human nature, Man in the Mirror. Its to bad humans dont have expiration dates on them, for I would have loved to get a few years in advance notice before MJ past in order to meet him and thank him for being great both on and off the stage. My goal now is to clear his name of any false claims of child molestation. He did not do that. Bottom line. Also, I hope his kids are cared for properly. Michael your the best, and i look forward to seeing you in heaven. Your the best.


Mara   July 7th, 2009 9:02 pm ET

Amen Rev. Al Sharpon Amen! That was an amazing speech!!


Stacy   July 7th, 2009 9:03 pm ET

Hi Larry
I watched the memorial today. It was beautiful and touching. I hope that this brings closure and that the media will now concentrate on other issues and leave MJ's family to grieve in peace for their loss


Paula in Albuquerque   July 7th, 2009 9:04 pm ET

Stevie Wonder got it right...those who have jeered...sneered at...and savaged Michael... will never go where Michael has gone!

Michael's loss can never be healed. He was to fine for this world. He is safe and at peace. His detractors can busy themselves preparing for their ultimate Karmas...

And, for that, I rejoice!


Nina   July 7th, 2009 9:04 pm ET

Dear Mr. King, I love your show very much even if English is my second language. BUT today I was very surprised to hear you say that you dont know that little boy who sang at the Jackson's memorial service because I got to know him through your show with Biance. That boy is from BGT. I guess you are too moved today that you forgot your own wonderful show. Thanks


Lynn from Canada   July 7th, 2009 9:04 pm ET

Where was Lisa Marie Presley? Why no mention of either of his wives?


Dodie ~ Irvine, California   July 7th, 2009 9:05 pm ET

I want to first thank the Jackson family for allowing the world to say good-bye to Michael! He was a man who belonged to the world! What a wonderful and magnificent tribute filled with genuine love. I never realized the impact Michael Jackson had on my life until his death. How ironic that it takes a grave loss in order for us to fully reflect and appreciate.

Michael’s music transcended generations of people throughout the world. He lost his childhood to give us ours. He had a kind and gentle soul! . Michael was a Philanthropist as well as a gifted musician who inspirited multitude of generations that spanned anywhere from age 8 to 80!

When I think of Michael, I always think of the love he could never give himself but brought to the world through his music. Michael may be gone, but he will live on in all of our hearts. RIP my sweet friend!


Candy   July 7th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

What a beautiful memorial for a beautiful soul. The world lost one of it's greatest treasures. Love you Michael!


Michelle   July 7th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

Goodbye Michael, forever a king.


Mary Jordan   July 7th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

Michael Jackson was pure love; and he changed the world and inspired those he touched to be better. His music moved through my body, uniting me with universal humanity. -Mary


Denisse   July 7th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

Representing Peru. Michael we love you! We are the world! May you rest in peace.


Paul   July 7th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

We all miss MJ. Talented, and a heartfelt prescence.


Crystal from Canada   July 7th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

I have to believe in Heaven because I have to believe there is a place for Michael Jackson.


jenny   July 7th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

Michael wrote a few songs and then lived a life of obnoxious, clueless luxury. Not exactly a "world treasure."


beth   July 7th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

Larry, MJ was speaking to the world thru his music language. even though most of us didn't understand English we understood his language and messages. I love Michael Jackson. you will remmbered in our HEARTS ALWAYS. esp. YOU HAVE A SPECIAL IN AFRICAN CHILDREN'S HEART. MAY RIP.

from Ethiopia


Kelly   July 7th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

The tribute to MJ was great! A lot of different emotions. I have say thank you to the Jackson family for sharing MJ in so many ways & especially for today,showing Neverland ranch& for Jermaine being so strong in all aspects of the last 2 weeks. Thank you Jackson family we will miss you MJ!


Ruby Taylor   July 7th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

Any doubt, in anyone's mind,about this great man, should be PUT TO REST, after this BEAUTIFUL memorial service. Michael had a beautiful soul, and he will be loved by many, forever. I have never seen such a more beautiful service. God bless Michaels parents, brothers, and sisters, and his three beautiful children. I don't think anyone will ever forget the beautiful and touching tribute Paris payed too her father.
I feel blessed to have been a part of Michaels memorial.


Ronnie Humphrey   July 7th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

As I watched the Michael Jackson memorial service I wondered "was Michael saved" and how many people watching this event were lost. I thought, what a time for you to tell the listeners of a death that would mean much more for their eternity. Yes Rev. I am speaking of Jesus the person you forgot in your speech. Yet, you chose to speak your broken record speech, of race and how a certain group was wronged. I question the validity of your Reverend title. When you were center stage in front of millions of people, you completely dropped the ball. In the future, please try and remember that it was Jesus that died for us and he is the only way to Heaven. Remember his love and compassion for people. Yes Michael was good for a lot of things, but you must remember works cant get you to Heaven. Rev. Sharpton, if you are a true Reverend and minister of God then use the stage for his message after all, that's what a true Reverend does.


Sonia   July 7th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

Michael was the biggest entertainer that ever lived. The memorial was so sad.


faustina   July 7th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

I was glad it didnt turn out to be the circus it was expected to be . It is too bad it took the death of Michael Jackson to get the reverence he deserved. He is truly the King of Pop and The way people around the world came together in his name was proof of that and his legacy will live on and on forever! RIP Michael .


lizagreen   July 7th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

You have raised your kids with love – it shows. That is your biggest legacy. RIP


Angela   July 7th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

Thank you Jackson family for allowing all of us to celebrate the life of a truly kind, and talented, loving man, I think everyone who watched left wanting to look in the mirror and become a much better person


Kyle   July 7th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

Michael will always be with us. I am so proud of the Jackson family. Such a close family. My heart goes out to them. We love you Michael.


Karen   July 7th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

May your family find solice in the lord. May your children find love and safeness in your family and may you rest in peace Michael. You will truly be missed by all!


Karen   July 7th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

I saw Michael and his brothers back in 1979 when I was 11. I've never forgotten that and I'll never forget him. I love and will miss you forever MJ.


nathaniel aluyi   July 7th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

...today reminds us once more of the very transient and ephemeral nature of our existence...in all however, only Michael could have left the way he did...


Willie Mae Whitaker   July 7th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

From the Whitaker Family to The Jackson Family: We love Michael so much and our prayer and condolences goes out to his children, family, and fans. I just cant explain how his children is dealing with his loss but they are in great hands with their lovely grandmother! His legacy will forever live!! WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL


Phil Chernesky   July 7th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

Rest in Peace Michael Jackson and Thank you for being such a great entertainer and you have inspired the 80's generation forever!! My prayers are with you and your family!


Lucena   July 7th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

Micheal we all miss you


Joshna   July 7th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

The Mormorial was beautiful and very moving. Its the best way to remember a very iconic star!


tammi   July 7th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

IMO Paris made us all realise that his children must stay with the Jackson family no question!!!!


Ivan   July 7th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

How come you havn't ask "Orianthi" to share what was it like to work with Michael Jackson in his final hours ?


Danny   July 7th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

An era has gone forever when Michael passed.. We will never have another entertainer like him...He will be dearly missed.....


Shai Connor   July 7th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

I am sad to see Michael go, has was truely an inspiration, and he will NEVER be forgotten.


Octavia   July 7th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

Today's service exceeded all my expectations and I know that Michael was smiling down on all of us. When Paris got up and spoke I just began to cry even more. It was at that moment that I realized that he was really gone.These children look like they are surrounded by so much love. Please keep them in your prayers. My prayers go out to the entire Jackson family. Rest In Peace Michael.


James   July 7th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

Michael was a talent that transcended gender, and race. The love the world has for Michael is a reflection of how God intended human beings to love each other regardless of our differences. I do want to know why no one is reporting that Michael Jackson's second accuser has come out and said that Michael did nothing to him.


Lisa N. Set   July 7th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

It would be nice if AEG Live would sell copies of the memorial program with part of the proceeds going to help defray the costs of the LAPD services.


Prozacwierd (Tony)   July 7th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

I thought it would be more People in the streets.
White People stayed away.
Under tones of Race and Guilty even if found not Guilty.
Where have I seen and heard this before.
America
The part about now they will leave you alone.
Forget it.
They will not do that.The Family did a great job only they should have left the Racist Preachers at home because they always mess things up.The Press hated Elvis alive and in death more then MJ.So The Jackson guy and his shadow Rev (what ever his name is) are wrong about what they said. MJ's Dad and does two are the things that we could have all done without.His Ex Wife would make a heterosexual Man turn Gay.
The Memorial was fit for a King and the Singers sang their hearts out and so they should because he would have done it for them.
I was just left with this feeling that it turned into a Black thing and the Blacks brought MJ back home to them and the whites stayed away.
I'm from Portugal ( this will answer any of the questions you might have as you read this 🙂 ).


julie   July 7th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

MJ was the best dancer, entertainer and the most sharing and kind person i have followed in my life. igrew up with michael and have supported him 100%. i will miss him terribly and we have lost a great person.


Emily Hausman   July 7th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

To the Jackson Family:
I have been a fan of Michael's for over 20 years. I grew up listening to his music, and still do to this day.
The world has lost a true legend. I am terribly sorry sorry about Michael and my thoughts and prayers are with your family.
There will never be another like him.

Emily Hausman


Ali azimi   July 7th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

today needs to be seen and continued as Michael Jackson day.
they need to create this as a holiday in remembering the greatest
entertainer to step on this earth. as we honored dr king
and others, today should be Michael Jackson
day. please mark your calenders and make it
official


Tim   July 7th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

I am a 60-year old man who broke down in tears as "We Are the World" was performed at the Memoria. First good cry in over 50 years !


Jennifer   July 7th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

This memorial was a wonderful way to celebrate such a precious life. Michael has touched everyone of us! I have grown up with his music and will miss him greatly!


Kaitlin   July 7th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

I'm glad that Paris spoke out for the love of her father. And I'm glad Marlon said that maybe they will leave him alone. Even though I wasn't there in person I cried through most of it. Michael I love you.


Nicole   July 7th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Michael served God's purpose for him well ... R.I.P. my friend !!


Khayree   July 7th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

I want to say if it wasnt for Micheal Jackson my 1st daughter wouldnt have been born.
Im a musicain and we were in tour 1985 in Edmonton Canada doing Micheal Jackson tribute tour and I met my 1st wife and had my 1st Daughter Nyaisha 22 who just Graduated from Howard University, Thank you MJ I love you and the entire Jackson Family including JOE Jackson (:

Thank you

Khayree Shaheed


Paula in Albuquerque   July 7th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Michael's passing re-emphasizes how DARK the world is...and, how little HOPE there is, now.. Losing his "light" reminds me of how my eyes have to adjust to the gloom, after I turn-out a lamp, so that I can "see", and navigate. The rotten thing is that my eyes have yet to "adjust" to the grim darkness that surrounds us all...and, I don't think that they ever will, with Michael now gone...


Wendy   July 7th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

A very fitting & respectful tribute to a kind & gentle soul.
Sad that so many think there will be a fight over the children,
why can't the Jacksons & Debbie Rowe play a part in their lives?
These kids need all the love they can get, having their Mother close
may give them comfort. I hope they will all put these children ahead of
all else & work together to give them a good life.


Futhallah   July 7th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

I think that the death of Michel Jackson changed the world.


Jane   July 7th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

MJ is now an angel..............May he find the peace in heaven that he could not find here on earth.


Dodie ~ Irvine, California   July 7th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Thank You Larry King and CNN for the wonderful coverage of MJ.


Nicole   July 7th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Those songs! That voice! His moves...there will never be anyone like him...his music was a gift for our souls. A beautiful tribute, moving, emotional, 1st class. We miss you.


Deirdre   July 7th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Please remind Mr. Sharpton that LIVE AID came first and MJ was inspired to write WE ARE THE WORLD and NOT the other way around!


Debbie   July 7th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Michael, you were someone that didn't have a chance to have a normal life. Can't believe you are gone. Wish that I could have truly known you... I wish that you were still with us


Lisa   July 7th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

I cried and I cried and cried and when I thought I had no more tears, Paris Katherine spoke....may God bless these beautiful children.


Tara   July 7th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

When I heard the news on June 25, 2009 that Michael Jackson had passed away. I was so mortified. Jun 25 was when my birthday party was 25 years ago and the first time I recieved a new ghetto blaster with a copy of Thriller. I am now 32 and think how ironic it was. My son is 6 and he loves the song thriller he is now trying to do the moon walk. Rest in Peace Michael. Take care


Monica   July 7th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

I'm a flight attendant and will never forget the day I had Michael Jackson, Prince and Paris on a commercial flight in 2001. If I hadn't seen them in person with my own eyes...NEVER would have believed it. Life is fleeting...treasure every second.


Jennifer   July 7th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

I believe Michael would have cried tears of joy seeing all the people today sharing their love of him and his legacy.


Rae   July 7th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

My condolences to the entire Jackson Family,well done and respectful Memorial. Paris seriously broke my heart. I wish her, Prince and Prince II (Blanket) the best and pray, they can move on without anymore drama. RIP Michael Jackson


Melissa   July 7th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

The memorial was beautiful! I miss you so much Michael! It doesn't seem real that you're gone. I pray for your family daily. I love you!


Aaron Smith   July 7th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Just wanted to say goodbye Micheal me and the rest of the world will miss you very much. I wish I could have seen you before you were gone but poor man in roswell cant afford it. Best wishes and pryars for his kids and his family!!


Debbie from Toronto,Canada   July 7th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

I never met Michael but his death was a tremendous loss to me and million of fans around the world. I watched every moment of his beautiful memeorial service today and I was so deeply moved by the testimony of those who knew Michael personally. I cried as if I had lost a dear friend, a brother. I can only imagine how painful this is for those who caleed him friend, brother, son, or father. My thoughts and prayers goes out to the entire Jackson family, especially his children.


brenda   July 7th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

larry,it was a nice service,but sad one, but we have to remember that his children are hurting more than anyone.where were we all ,when michael was hurting and sad ,lonely. he,s in gods care, he cant hurt any more.god should only judge him now, not the peolpe of the world.michael was the best , he will live on, just like elvis does. god bless his children. michael rest in peace, i pray you will sing your heart out in heaven.michael gave us his best,now lets give michael our best, love,peace , caring in the world. peace and love michaelllllllllllllllllll, jacksonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.


Hilda   July 7th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

We are all deeply saddened of michael jacksons passing we will allways miss you


Kimberly Krautter   July 7th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

I was so moved by Larry King's comments immediately following the memorial service today which made the words of Congressman Pete King all the more repulsive. The story of Pete King vs. the King of Pop is one of the worst of us vs. our better angels. bit.ly/qnsJz


Kandi Seaton   July 7th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Michael Jacksons memorial was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. My heart goes out to his family and his children. Paris' speech got me the most. I could feel her pain. That baby is hurting for the loss of her father. He will always live in the worlds heart forever. Never to be forgotten!!!!


Dawn   July 7th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Was that the first time his daughter Paris' face was show in public?


Karen Silver   July 7th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Michael Jackson now rules in heaven & earth as the King o f Pop to be remembered forever.


Ganesh Posina   July 7th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Michael Jackson – "King of Pop" is in Transition, he will take a small break and will continue to do what he always did – "Entertain" the only difference is the place has changed from "Planet Earth" to "Heaven". Now he is going to entertain all our beloved who moved to Heaven. He is going to sing and dance with the Angels. Long Live MJ. We all loved you. – Ganesh/Mrudula.


julie   July 7th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

now you can sing and dance with the angels. there is more work for you there. i miss you. i can't believe MJ is not here anymore.


Vanessa Rivera   July 7th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

I sat in my living room crying for 2 hours and 15 mins start to finish, it was the worst. I love you Michael forever.


Carmella   July 7th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

During the benediction the prayer ended in the Name of Jesus. Jesus received the glory for the whole world to see. May God Bless the Jackson family. May the Jacksons know that God's grace is sufficient and in weakness God's strength is made perfect.


Kristina   July 7th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Michael's music has always been and forever will be an inspiration to me!


Amy   July 7th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

What a beautiful, dignified spiritual service. Thank you Michael for the magic, the memories and most of all the music. Rest in Peace.


Duston   July 7th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

MJ's music wasn't my favorite, but watching today made me cry and made me a fan!


june   July 7th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

hi Larry, Michael will be so missed , thank youfor sharing with us this beautiful gathering.


Joanne Osinkowski Ontario Canada   July 7th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

I cried so much and still crying my eyes and heart hurt!


Betsy Morrow   July 7th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

I just want to thank Brooke Shields for sharing her wonderful memories of growing up with Michael Jackson. We all grew up at the same time and now I feel like I have the good fortune of knowing both of you a little better. God Bless You .


Harry   July 7th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Thank michael for all you have done in the world.


Miki Lanese   July 7th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

What a moving tribute! I will never forget the love and emotion in todays farewell to Michael Jackson. Tonight, the heavens will shine brighter and his star will light the way as he leaves behind a tremendous legacy to us all. I loved him from the time I first heard his voice. I tapped my fingers and danced to his music relishing his dance moves on stage.

I felt his enormous sadness too. I felt his deep desire to just be Michael...a guy who could walk down the street without the mobs, the press, the chaos. Oh yes, I will never forget him! I pray for his lovely children and family to find strength and healing in the presence of his voice, his sweet smile and his awesome talent which will undoubtedly linger for eternity.


Yasmina   July 7th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Michael, You are my inspiration, my idol, and my hero. Through what I have learned from you, I will give everything I have in order to continue achieving your dream of making this world a better place. I am saddened that people are JUST now realizing how much of an angel you were and still are. Rest in Peace for you were too great for this earth...You deserve with every honesty in my heart the true and pure love that you will be given in Heaven. I love you so much.


Tosin   July 7th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

He will always be remembered the tears we shared was for you...may your soul rest in piece we love you


Michael B. J.C. NJ   July 7th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Larry,

Everything about the memorial was EXTRA-ORDINARY. Larry and we really enjoyed you at the end when you had your chance report your on personal experience about the event.

Love u Larry. u r the best


Alex James Nario   July 7th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Thank you CNN for great coverage from start to finish for those people not fortunate enough to get tickets to this memorable event in our lifetime.
Michael will always be the King of Pop there is no other and nor will there be another that will equal or surpass his accomplishments in our lifetime.
We hope you're enjoying the peace God's given you and we'll see you in the next life...
Gone toooooooo sooooon...
Love peace and happiness...


Dawn   July 7th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

AND THE SON?


Wanda Megron   July 7th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

I have been watching this memorial sevice all day, it has been so sad for me as well as the rest of the world. My greatest memories of him was when I was a teenager, that I had such a crush on him, that I found a boy (boyfriend) that look so much like him and his name was Michael, since he was so far for me to reach at least 'I had a look alike. I am also so happy that even thought my daughters once told me "Mom, what you have those LP of MJ (Thriller & Off the wall) my favorites), he doesn't sing anymore and they don't make LP's anymore", I said to them because that he was my first love (crush). Now they want the LP's. This event brought tears to my eyes, ever since June 25, I'm on my first step, (denial) To Michael Jackson, I'll miss you so much, you forever will be in my heart and by the way say Hello to Jesus for me, and I'll see you soon.


Shai Connor   July 7th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Even though I am still young and I didn't get to know and enjoy the Michael Jackson that most people got to know and love, I did get to enjoy and love the Michael that he IS today. I was shocked when I heard that he had passed and I thought I was being p'unked. I truely wish only the best for the Jackson family, and Michaels kids. Today watching the memorial and seeing Paris talk about her father brought tears to my eyes and made me call my father and thank him for ALL that he has done for me. R.I.P Michael Jackson the King of Pop, you will be missed. And this is not good-bye this is hello.


Susan   July 7th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Larry, God Bless Michael. Back in the late 70's, The Jackson 5 played Circle Star Theater, in San Carlos, Ca; we fed the family; and were honored to play softball with Michael and the family in a local park. Great normal experience. God bless, Susan


delois johnson   July 7th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

i love Michael he like family and he will always be in my heart there will never be another he my hero
God will strength the family


Laurie   July 7th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

My heart breaks over the emotional response from Paris


Nune ~ Hollywood   July 7th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Michael was an Angel here on the Earth....now he's an Angel up in the sky looking down to us and he smiles and says Peace and Love You All.


Lianna Babeli   July 7th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

A man, a father who shared his laughter, his love, and his soul with the world so that we all could be together and be happy.

I love you Michael for being yourself and being the most giving entertainer. I don't think it's said enough that you gave us dreams, passion, and love for who we are and who we want to be.

He taught us to never give up, to never let go, and to always reach for our dreams.

No matter what anyone thinks, we are all beautiful and all wonderful and he makes us feel that way through his music and his conviction.

Enjoy your permanent tour, Michael...bring happiness to the Angels.


Peggy McArdle   July 7th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

My condolences to the Jackson Family and especially the children...became a fan with "Off the Wall", "Thriller". Although 4 years older than MJ, it wasn't until the "80's, that I became a fan. I danced to all his music in Maui at the hottest nightclubs "Spats", "Banana Moon". Danced imitating MJ and latest moves, God Bless You and your Family. ALOHA....


francis   July 7th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

MY HEART IS BLEEDING WITH HURT.WORDS STILL CANT DESCRIBE THIS MOMENT.LOVE


Vanessa   July 7th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

God Bless the Jackson family. I know it is hard, I as well lost my father.


franny   July 7th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

mciheal jackson you will always be in our hearts


Peggy Stevens   July 7th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

My heart goes out to the Jackson family, especially to Mother Jackson. No mother, especially one who's 80 yrs old, expects to bury their child. I know her pain because I had to bury mine at the age of 35. No young child expects to lose a parent and my tears couldn't help but flow when young Paris spoke. It was such a moving homegoing and no amount of negative publicity will ever negate the legacy Michael leaves.


vanessa   July 7th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

ITS SO HEARTBREAKING TO THE THE JACKSON FAMILY AND TO ALL OF HIS FANS.I REALLY THINK THAT THE MEMORIAL WAS REALLY SWEET AND EVERYONE WILL ALWAYS AND I MEAN ALWAYS REMEMBER THE KING OF POP!PARIS JACKSON is so sweet to express her self about her daddy!what she said really hiy me !!LONG LIVE THE KING OF POP!!!WOOOOOH!!


Frankie   July 7th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

A classy, elegant tribute well deserving to the one and only King of Pop. We love you Michael.


Peggy Rosoff   July 7th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

My children lost their father suddenly at ages 3 and 1/2 and 7. They are strong beautiful children. They are their father's legacy.


Six   July 7th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

a beautiful person inside and out, period. such a loss.


Carmen Laxamana   July 7th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

What a memorial! It was a beautiful celebration of his life and legacy.
We lost a true legend, MJ will be in our hearts forever. We love you Michael!


Wanda   July 7th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

I was stunned when I heard Michael was gone. I cried alot and will miss seeing him perform, he was just magic. I wish I had met him in person but I am glad to hear the wonderful things about him. I love you Michael. May God bless your family and lighten their broken hearts. I will pray for the family.


frances   July 7th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

You'll live forever in our hearts Michael. We Love and Miss You! You truly did help heal the world thru your humanity and love, your music touches everyone, and no one could have been a better example of Christ's work. May you finally get the peace and rest you deserved here, there.


leslie sones   July 7th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

what a wonderful farewell god bless you mj may you rest in peace


Jessica   July 7th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Michael Jackson will always be missed. Watching Paris speak about her daddy is so sad and heartbreaking. My heart breaks for them.


Amy L   July 7th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

My heart is in pieces! I will miss michael forever!


LeeAnn   July 7th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Awesome Memorial!! Michael may not be here physically but he will live on forever!! We lost a great man and God has gained a great angel!! I love you Michael!


Sb Purcell   July 7th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Michael Jackson was truly one of the most amazing artists of any time I can think of, because he more effectively showed what the purpose of art is than maybe any other I have lived to see: To express what many of us cannot in a way that brings us out of the despair of our realities, and gives us a temporary respite from pain.

Maybe Michael as a human was terribly flawed, or mentally or physically ill, or confused, or damaged beyond repair. And maybe not. Maybe he was just a pawn in the game of human greed and the tendency to build people up to watch them topple from the pedestal too high for any mere human to balance upon. It is not for the people who didn't know him intimately to decide.

But you know what is the most tragic thing about Michael Jackson's death to me? Right now, he lies cold and lifeless at a mortuary, where he can't entertain us, he can't play with or protect his children, he can't sing for his supper, and he is not conscious to see a lot of people mourning and celebrating him who, two weeks ago wouldn't have admitted how much he affected their lives.

Very few people, until he was truly gone forever, seemed to want to show that although his life was beyond controversial, and although we will probably never understand who he really was, some of us (once again, even if for a few days) seem to appreciate what his essence was: love, pain, joy, passion, confusion, compassion and the true human condition, as cruel as it can often be; those things that he expressed in his lyrics, his voice, his almost preternatural way of moving.

As tragic as the timing of so much of the world coming back to once again admit his gifts is, I feel one bittersweet advantage today, for Michael, the human being. He is no longer conscious to see so many people call him names and judge and tear him apart, and do what we tend to do to anyone we feel has become "ours", simply because they have, through their art, given us a mirror, and have shown us, humans, all of us, in all of our beauty and ugliness.

I hope your own tremendous lifelong pain has disappeared, Michael, and that wherever your essence and energy is, that it lives on to show us a more decent manner of treating others, famous or not, and that the world's energy and interest toward your memory today gives you even half of the comfort and respite you have shared with the world in your life here on earth.


Lynne   July 7th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

It pains me to think if Michael had known how many people truly adore him, maybe he would still be here today.


Sandra M   July 7th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

I was so thrilled that I was able to watch the Memorial Service on TV. I thank the family for sharing him with us worldwide. I thought the service was beautiful and so appropriate. I learned things I didn't know about Michael and didn't realize that he and Brooke Shields were friends from such an early age. I feel like I saw history today and send my heartfelt sympathy to the Jackson family. My husband died when my youngest was 7 years old. I can relate to what the children are going through and Paris said it best. I'm so glad his music will live on and I'm grateful that we will have the music. He has a close family and they are strong and will be there for the children. Thanks Larry for being there and sharing with us your thoughts.


Ursula   July 7th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Michael, It was a pleasure working with you, taking you and Marlon to dancing lessons and your kindness to my children. Your tribute today was worthy of your amazing talent. We love you.


Toria   July 7th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

I just want to say that today God gave Michael his "vindication". As I looked at the response from the world it was a sign to us all that God was saying this is my child and though they tried to bring him down, in the end God made the greatest statement through his fans. No one I mean no one can humanly touch people the way he did except it be a supernatural love that can only come from The Most High God. I saw God allowing Michael to take a last bow before the world and the world responding in a standing ovation. He will always be loved.

Toria


Dan   July 7th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Im out of tears ,go in peace Mike.


TL   July 7th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

MJ – you are the greatest entertainer ever!


Melinda L.Weber   July 7th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

What a "BEAUTIFUL" Memorial to an "ANGEL" that walked amognst us in our lifetime. May the WORLD OF PEOPLE come together and help and respect one another with such"GRACE" my heart is sad, but my "SOUL" is inspired even more...."May GOD BLESS HIS CHILDREN"


Annabelle Huynh   July 7th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Too bad people couldn't show Michael all this love while he was still alive...we all (now) feel the torment & anguish that the King of Pop had to endure for far too many years leading up to his death. RIP Michael.


Nette   July 7th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

I just want to say that i will never forget about MJ he was the greatest of all time. I remember when i was about 6 or 7 years old I had an imaginary friend his name was Michael Jackson and all of the Jackson family. I want to say thank you Michael Jackson for your hard work.


CJ Smith   July 7th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

I grew up listening to Michael Jackson's music...not a faithful fan but liked the music. During the turbulent times I, like a lot of others, was skeptical but also had reservations about his guilt. There was just something there that didn't add up to make him guilty. Thru the years since then, being busy raising a family and not listening to much music, I hadn't heard much about him. When he I heard he had passed away I was, as everyone else, shocked and sad. I too lost a brother very suddenly and unexpectedly and could understand a little of what the family was feeling. I watched the memorial today and I have to say I was so impressed at the dignity, respectfulness, reverance that the crowd showed inside and outside the arena. No matter what anyone believes about him.....he was a son, brother, cousin, uncle, and first and foremost a DADDY that is no longer with his family. They now have to learn to live without his presence and rely on their memories of him and the good times they shared with him. We have to remember this man was a human being. It's so easy to put celebrities in a higher category and forget that he AND his family are humans with REAL feelings and sorrow. I saw that today and was so touched by the entire service......may he FINALLY rest in peace.


Gordon   July 7th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

R.I.P. Michael. THANK YOU for starting something. We love you.


mare   July 7th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Iam just 51 and michael was growing up at the same time i was. I was beat during these growing yrs and i have the physical scars to proove it. although my body was tortured, my heart was filled with hope and joy due to the wonderful music Miichael Jackson and his brothers put out. There never was a time that the music did not put a smile upon my heart and my face. I survived my childhood because of the Jacksons and Gods love. To this day Michael makes me smile and I am reminded of the few things that brought great joy to me in my youth, The Music!. Thank you "Jacksons" May Gods grace and Love fall upon you during these sad days. May God bless you in ALL that you do, Rest in Peace Micheal, sing a song in heaven for me. Love, mare


Rob   July 7th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

The king of pop may have been silenced, but he will be with us forever.


Melody B.   July 7th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Michael Jackson was an icon and despite his issues, you can not deny this man was truly America's King!


loretta Bourget   July 7th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

I watched from 7 am till now...It was a wonderful dedication to the "KING of POP" .....I cannot seem to get enough of Michael Jackson..His children are beautiful and we can see Michael did a wonderful job raising them..Horay Michael !!!!


Valrie Knowles   July 7th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

My deepest condolences to the Jackson Family, and I am very proud for MJ and all he has done for people around the world. The Celebration today is Unforgetable, I cried so much. The world watch a little boy turned into A Man, A Father, A Hero & Idol, who has touched us all in so many ways. I've learned so much about MJ today, that I didn't even knew before. I love you Michael, You Will Always be in my Heart. Love from Canada


Ted S   July 7th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

As much as we loved his music and talents, this nation turned their back on MJ, Now he is gone and we praise him. Rest in Peace and may your Moomwalk over the stars last forever


sue flynn   July 7th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

There is a scripture, "And a child shall lead them" and lead them Paris did today.. The words that follow, "He shall not judge by appearance or heresay".. Paris knew, a little girl showed the world what she knew all along... Her Father was all about love, maybe now we will get it.... Mac's Mom


chrissy-youngstown,ohio   July 7th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

I would like to thank the Jackson Family for letting us say goodbye to this amazing and talented person. No one gave him the credit that he so well deserved. As for his children, they had a amazing father who I loved too, Rev Al Sharpon said it all about Michael. My thoughts and prayers go to Michaels family. Michael will be missed!!!


Cheryl Harrison   July 7th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Thank you, Michael, for providing such a wonderful soundtrack to my life. I miss you, and wish I'd had the chance to see you live just one more time!


Kira from Canada   July 7th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

I wish to thank the Jackson family for allowing me to take part in the memorial for Michael! It was a fabuous, emotional deeply moving service and I'm so happy I was able to sit and watch it. I cried, I laughed and thought that Michael would have loved the service. I always believed in Michael and may he rest in peace! He will be missed but never forgotten!


DOROTHY CREEL   July 7th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

michael was a part of us and we in our own way were a part of him. thank you for all you gave us and may your spirit rest now.


Peggy McArdle   July 7th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Aloha Michael Jackson...Danced to all your music in the nightclubs on Maui, "Spats", "Banana Moon". Loved the way you moved and your Lyrics. God Bless You and Your Family, esp., the Lil' Ones. Aloha & Mahao, Peggy, Kailua Kona, Hawaii


Peg O'Brien Crooker   July 7th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

What a Wonderful Memorial for an Extroidinary Man. He's singing with the Angels now. And his children are beautiful. I wish the family peace and love fro the bottom of my heart.


jordan   July 7th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Michael's funeral was amazing. I just couldn't keep my eyes dry. I think he would be so proud of his little girl. I am just trying to say that I love him & he has made a big impact on my life. I miss you Michael..


Mandy Kravetz   July 7th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Never a fan of the Rev. Al Sharpton, today I found his words brilliant, significant and healing. Thank you Reverend.


Tim   July 7th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

The loss of Michael Jackson is truely a tragedy, words cannot describe my feelings of sadness.


Jan   July 7th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Michael did a lot of good for a lot of people. We don't hear any of that from the media...and that's a real sad state of our country.


EMMA N   July 7th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

We miss u Micheal Jackson. You are a great legend. The only thing I have to say to you is this...... Never never can say Goodbye.... NO NO NO. I love you.


jenny rome ga   July 7th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

I walked in to my mothers house to check up on her this afternoon as I usually do several times a week. I walked in to find her in tears. The Jackson funeral was on the television. Paris had just finished speaking about her father. That beautiful child had just reduced my mother to tears with her declaration of love for her father. Now my mom was no Michael Jackson fan. She is an 80 year old white Southern woman who thought Michael Jackson ws awful and vulgar. She said “I never realized what a good man and father he must have been to those children.” Thank you Paris for allowing us all to see the man behind the mask.


Teresa   July 7th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

A blessed soul, always Loved & believed in you...


Tina Atkins   July 7th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

A part of me is gone forever. We love you Micheal!


Mara   July 7th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

The children all look like Michael in one way or another especially Blanket. Paris actually looks like she could be the daughter of MJ & Lisa Marie Presley instead of Debbie Rowe.....he has beautiful kids but then again the Jackson's are a nice looking family.....


kmj   July 7th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

I would like to know where Quincy Jones was today? He was a big collaborator of Michael's...where was he?


Angela Rowe   July 7th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

For African Americans of my generation, it is clear now that the Jacksons have been to us what the Kennedys have been to others, the closest thing to Royalty.


Taylor   July 7th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

My prayers are with the family. He was truly the greatest entertainer of all time, now he is in the grace of God. We will never forget what he has done for music and the world. I learned at an early age how important he was to the worldand myself. With all my love.


David Hamm   July 7th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Larry:

I thought todays memorial was beyond first class and your ongoing coverage has been the best of what I have seen.

One thing that I was hoping to also see today was a full song, or at least parts of a few songs of his recent rehearsal to quite the critics and show them that MJ was still performing above expectations.

Also, it would have been nice to have seen a small part of the original "We Are the World" video before transitioning into the on-stage one.


jimmy pine   July 7th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

micheal jackson was a good singer he was the king of pop his son inspire my camp friend he going to be miss all time


danielkbrantley   July 7th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Michael was a marvelous talent with a heart of gold. I tip my hat and wave my gloved hand to him forever.


Laurie   July 7th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Today's service was such a marvelous tribute to MJ. His music always seemed to be there during defining moments in my life. I'm a few years older than he, so he and his brothers were always there. May he rest in peace; his parents and siblings...thank you for sharing the gift of Michael with the world. For his children...you were blessed to have a father as wonderful as he... God will be holding you close and guiding you through these very difficult days and nights.


Ali Cipolla   July 7th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Larry.. Mr. Jackson was judged, penalized and condemned.. Tragically, sadly.. Recognition and celebration came to late for his greatness. Your closing comments were chock full of negative media undertone .. Most unappreciated!


Kurama   July 7th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

There will never be another artist like michael jackson.


sue flynn   July 7th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Keep up the fair coverage Larry.. They say you can tell by a man's treatment of the defenseless what they are made of and in that measure Michael Jackson was made of iron!!


Dawn   July 7th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

It's not how you die it's how you live


Tiffany C   July 7th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

HE CAME, HE SAW, HE CONQUERED. RIP MICHEAL JACKSON
THANK YOU MRS. JACKSON FOR PRESENTING YOUR SON TO THE WORLD I COMEND YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE.


Judy Field   July 7th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

My sincere condolences to the Jackson family. I was glued to news all morning waiting for the Memorial.............I cried thru the whole memorial. It was very touching and I haven't cried that long in ages. Sad to see such a talented and loved one leave this earth so soon. I will always remember Michael as that little boy singing his heart out to "I'll be there". My prayers go out to his sons and daughter.


Larry Eberhardt   July 7th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

WAY more positive than negative about the man. If only that could be said about all of us.


michael c   July 7th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Michael will always be remembered in my life ,for he was born 1day before me,I ill miss him dearly,he was a rare gem


Patteey   July 7th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Micheal is the heart of my heart and will always be. The service on Michael Jackson may have been a farewell from this life. I still can't stop crying; how do we let him go? He will never be gone from my heart.


Jess   July 7th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Paris was so brave. Her dad is smiling down on her


Christina   July 7th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Well, my heart is very heavy! I pray that God will receive glory through MJ's death and his family find comfort in knowing how very much God loves them.


Stephanie   July 7th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

I am a big fan and will never tire of Michael's great works.


Paula in Albuquerque   July 7th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Here's a shocker: My brother theorizes that Katherine...Michael's beloved mother...with her strong religious convictions...may have requested that Michael be interred soon after the second autopsy!

We were told that there would be a private memorial for the family, this morning at 8am. Came 8am, and we were told that there was a memorial for the familhy...LAST NIGHT!

We were told that, after the Staples Center memorial service, Michael would not return to Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills; and, there has been conjecture and speculation about "Where is Michael's body?"

Bottom line...There might very well have been no Michael in the casket! He has been interred, and we may NEVER know where he rests...

For the sake of privacy and Michael's preference for seclusion and peace...this theory makes sense...


Carlos G   July 7th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

May you now finally rest in peace. Thank you for the memories and what you did for the world.


Waqas   July 7th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Michael you made the world a better place. May your soul rest in peace.


Jennifer   July 7th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

I watched the whole memorial and I cried non- stop. Even though I'm young, I have spent my whole life growing up, listening, dancing, and celebrating Michael Jackson. The ceremony was beautiful and done very well. My thoughts and prayers are with Michael's entire family. I cried really bad when Jermaine sang, when he spoke at the end, when Marlon spoke, and deffinately when Michael's young, beautiful daughter, Paris spoke. All three of Michael's children are extremely gorgeous and Blanket's hair looks just like his father's. Michael was taken from us too soon and he will live in my heart forever!!! I hope that when I die, I hope to met Michael because he is truly my hero and my favorite singer that lived on Earth! God rest his soul and Rest in Peace, The King of Pop and The Greatest Enterainer that ever lived. I will cry about him forever, but I still can't believe he is gone for us because he truly looked amazing over a week ago. I LOVE MICHAEL JACKSON!!!


megbloom3   July 7th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

I count my blessings when I hear Michael's lyrics. I am grateful for the memories when I watch his dance steps. Mostly, I am honored to live in an era that has allowed my soul to be touched by a man who had the strength of dream. Creativity cannot be measured nor can the depths of Michael's humanity. Let us now dry a collective tear as we realize we will never see such a comet pass this way again-but we can continue his legacy as we practice peace. God Bless you and yours as you are wrapped in an angel's wings!


Erin McDermott   July 7th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

I'll never forget growing up with "The Jackson Five" and waiting for "Rockin Robin" to come on the a.m. radio. It was my favorite song back then and I still love it to this day. I love all animals as did Michael.
Any time we were in the car and that song came on, I would put my ear to to the back speakers of my parents old Buick Regal and start singing.
It's a GREAT memory...


Patricia   July 7th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

I am so deeply moved watching the memorial now on video. I was at work today, so I did not see it live, but I felt like I shoul d not be there and I was really missing something that we will never see again, I feel like I lost a member of my family, as I grew up with Michael, three years older. I saw him in concert, as a member of the Jackson 5, in concert . Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was special, but his greatest works came after that. I don:t hink many of us realized what he meant to us until he was gone, and that is so sad. I pray that we as a people will continue to lift him up, no matter what the tests say, he was a very special person and endured things that we can never imagine. Society broke him, but cannot tske away what he meant to us. We love you Michael. Rest in peace.


Cher L. Balint   July 7th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

I was very moved today while watching this wonderful tribute to Michael Jackson. So many individuals came together and showed so many people all over this planet just what Michael meant to them all. I for one have loved this talented man since he first came on the scene. His music and his family have shown the world that you can fulfill your dreams with love in your heart and hard work. I will never forget him or his music. I will sing and dance to it all until I can no more. Thank you Jackson family for sharing this beautiful gift with us. To his children, it is quite apparent that your were his truest treasures.


Megan   July 7th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

I used to think as MJ as a child molester, just because everyone else labeled him that way. Now when he died and I see documentaries of him, I know he isn't a molester at all, he is an awesome guy and I wish I could have known him personally. I think MJ has gained a lot more fans now that people understand him better and they have the time to LEARN about him. I still can't believe that Michael is dead and when I was watching the memorial this morning, when Paris talked, it really set in. I wish they would stop playing that clip =(

Rest in peace Michael and show everyone in heaven the moonwalk!!!
<3


Prince & Princess Cornish   July 7th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Michael Jackson, a legend. Gone to soon!

Prince & Princess Cornish
Nassau, The Bahamas


Yazzy   July 7th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Being the same age as Michael's eldest child, I can imagine the pain their children are going through. Mr. Jackson has influenced me greatly ad I feel as if I've known him forever.


Treva Haynes   July 7th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

I haven't heard or seen anyone mention that the performers behind Jennifer Hudson used American Sign Language in their choreography....another tribute to Michael Jackson's sensitivity to all.


Robert Frazier   July 7th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

In spite of nay-sayers like Peter King, Michael Jackson will be remembered for years to come. His most lasting contribution was more than a heart of gold...but the heart of God in action.


Shazia   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Michael will never be forgotten, and his music will always be a la mode.


Linda Sanford   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

We will always love you Michael. My sympathy to all.


Juan   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Michael, You will always be in our hearts!!! Thank you FOREVER!!!


Princess   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Larry, were you able to feel Michael's spirit in The Staples Center? Here at home, I know the kids and I felt it.


Lyn Marshall   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I am a longtime Michael Jackson fan and I am so impressed with the tribute that the Jackson family held for Michael. It was so dignified and beautiful, and like everyone, I was so moved by the words of Paris Katherine. Michael must have done something right to raise such precious children.


TK   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I will miss Michael – He was the the worlds best Entertainer. God Bless him


Lisa   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Beautiful, beautiful, memorial service! My heart still aches, but it makes me smile to know that you're in a better place! Love you, love you, love you...at last, you are at peace!


nathaniel aluyi   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

...why do we simply appreciate people more in death? Michael could have done with some of the love we are seeing now...those hypocrites! I live in a generation where there has been a Nelson Mandela...Barack Obama and Michael Jackson...I think I have lived!


Raven from Jacksonville Florida   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

it is very hard to say goodbye to the "King of Pop". Michael will always live in our hearts forever. Michael was not only a legend he was an icon, someone who gave back. My love goes out to the entire Jackson family and his children. My Michael Jackson memory is when i was five years old i fell in love with Michael Jackson. Thank you Micael for your love and support may you LIVE FOREVER. "I'M ALIVE AND HERE FOREVER": Michael Jackson
WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL,
RAVEN AND THE BLOCKER FAMILY


Hazra   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

A beautiful and touching memorial fit for a king. MJ will always remain in our hearts and soul. I love him! We need an MJ holiday!


Jo   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I have been a huge fan of Michael Jackson since I can remember. I will never forget when I first heard Thriller in the Safeway parking lot, and then I went home trying to do his dance moves. Michael, you were amazing! We all love and miss you! <3


Barbara   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

A beautiful and moving memorial. It will remain with me forever, as will Michael and his music. I love you MJ.


Valarrie Jewel   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

MJ=Very Talented, Very Loving, Very Giving & Definitely VERY MISSED


Carol Alvarez   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

MJ will be MISSED!! As his music will LIVE ON!! God Bless the Jackson Family


Thomas R. Grape Jr.   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Larry, I think that MJ would be so humbled to see this outporing of love which took place today at his memorial service. Everything was done in good taste, as it really epitomized what this man was really about. He was a true, so multi-talented American musical icon. He was a major innovator in music, dance and entertainment. He was so deserving of a memorial of the magnitude that took place today. What fabulous musical performances!! MJ would have loved to see his brothers on stage performing in his honor. MJ was a person that never hurt anyone in any way, but this greedy, putrid world took adavantage of someone who was different and therefore was an easy target for the leeches of this world to take advantage of, some of whom would sell their own mother's eyeballs for a million bucks or even less.
My heart goes out to MJ's family, friends and most of all his beautiful children. Little Paris is such a couragious and mature little girl. Her words were so moving and demonstrate what type of person her dad was. FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES COMES TRUTH AND SINCERE LOVE.
MJ Bleesed us with great music and performances which we will all have to appreciate for eternity. We will really miss his genius in music, his sincere generosity and all of the good he did for so many children.

Thomas in Pennsylvania.


Donna Porter   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Say what you will about Michael Jackson, after seeing his children today, there is not a tiny, shred of doubt he was a terrific father. Watch and see... his three children will become outstanding contributors to this world.


Kimberly M.   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Could they restore Neverland and make it a type of retreat for sick children as Michael intended it to be? I feel that would serve as a great dedication in Michael's name...


Kristi   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Jackson family.
May the knowledge that Michael is in the loving arm's of God give you some comfort during this difficult time. May God Bless each and every one of you.

Michael was such a gentle soul, who will be dearly missed by all.

Watching the memorial today, I cried more than once, so moving were the eulogies and performances. Michael would have been overwhelmed by the love shown him today, he would have been overjoyed.

May Michael rest in peace, and sing with all the angels.


Terri   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Hopefully Michael now knows that his fans never left him. We are still here and always were.


KAHTRYCE GUERY   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

2DAY WAS A V3RY SP3CIAL DAY FOR 3VERYONE ND WHY??? IS B3CAUSE MJ'S FUN3RAL WAS 2DAY ND IT WAS A B3AUTIFUL FUN3RAL ND IT WAS TH3 B3ST 2 HOURS ND 15 MIN. ND I KNOW H3 IS WATCHING OV3R ALL OF US JUST LAUGHING ND I KNO H3 IS V3RY PROUD OF HIS FAMILY FOR PUTTING 2G3TH3R HIS FUN3RAL ND IT WAS WORTH IT ND IT WAS B3YOND WORDS I CANT R3ALLY 3XPLAIN IT BUT H3 WILL TRULY B3 MISSED ND LOV3D ALWAYS ND H3 WILL ALWAYS B3 N MY H3ART


kc   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

The GREATEST entertainer the ever lived.


Jesse and Terry Martin   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Our condolences and prayers are with the Jackson family during this difficult time in their lives. We will always cherish our memories of Michael and his legacy will live on forever!!


sarah   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

What a memorial, cnn did a great job covering it, Michael u really deserve that much needed respect and honor .... There can't be another Michael Jackson... MJ u are in a better place now, your suffering is over now.... May God bless u and ur family , we misssssssss u sooo much........ Rest in Peace... .Ameen..... .Fans from Pakistan......


John Tommei   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I Believe that this Memorial service was touching, but also reminded us of how easily a person can lose there life. I realized how much of an influence Jackson was to the world, and his legacy will live with us forever. RIP Michael Jackson ~@~


baby Dolphin   July 7th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

It was appropriate. I just wish he was alive. I just wish he was not gone.


dennis ross   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

it was a somber sureal day.....
watching the memorial over and over with the very touching tributes from his friends and family left me with a days worth of tears..
Im glad that senator came forward to state that the senate is going to make a resolution to honor MJ permenantly for his talents and humanitarian efforts...
MJ deserves our love..
he gave us his..
Pray that he is sitting in awe of another person who gave his life and love...Jesus Christ


michael c   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Michael will always be remembered in my life and heart ,for he was born 1day before me on in august of 1958, Their will never be another like him


Mary Ann   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

To Michael Jackson: Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away...He will be greatly missed.


sosi   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

The only thing i can say is he didn't get the respect when he was alive, well this is the moment that we have to remember. MJ was truly a gift from God. He had a purpose in this world and done a lot for the world. Rest in Peace


Wanda Walton   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

TO MICHAEL JACKSON CHILDREN AND MOTHER AND FATHER ALSO BROTHERS AND SISTERS STAY STRONG IN GOD BECAUSE MICHAEL IS WITH HIM NOW AND MICHAEL WAS A GIFT FROM OUR MAKER BE PROUD AND THANKFUL. MICHAEL HAD A PURPOSE HERE AND HE DID WHAT HE WAS PUT HERE TO DO, IT IS SAD THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE COULD NOT SEE PAST THERE NOSE BUT LOOK WHAT THEY DID TO JESUS CHRIST, MICHAEL WAS A ANGEL GODS ANGEL MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. REST IN PEACE MICHAEL LOVE TO MICHAEL AND FAMILY.


julie   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

i hope all those who called you names and made fun of you are paying for it now. love you from utah


Kerry   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

I Will miss you, and i love you, cried all day today, something is missing and my heart hurts. R.I.P MJ I love you


nancy   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

What a great tribute to the BEST Entainer ever....maybe now ALL the liars will leave him alone. His daughter was magnificent in making him a REAL to us today.


Mario Virgilio Jr.   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

This was such a beautiful memorial service. I'm lost, confused...I can't find the words to describe the way I felt about his passing. We will always, always love you Michael. Without you, things would of been different. Thank you for being the best, and never giving up. You are my idol. Love you.


Allen, Texas   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Larry, I agree with you, this was a memorial beffitting a King and he was a King. There were so many highlights. It was classy, dignified, easy moving, emotional, and fun all at the same time, just like Brooke Shields described Michael. I know there would be people who would do and say anything about MJ, but like Dr. Martin Luther King said, "I have seen the promised land, I may not get there with you........., we as a people will get to the promised land." Michael is in the promised land and there is nothing anyone can say and do to hurt Michael Jackson ever again.


Margaret Yochman   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Thank you Michael ,for making a positive difference in the World,for leaving a lasting legacy,igniting our spirit and touching our soul.Your music and your message live in our hearts forever.You transcended time and space and the limits of reality and taught us that we are part of a greater whole; that we are all one.May you find peace in the next life.I Love You .


Eucharia Mbachu   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

What can we say? It will take some time for us to realise Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, the racial bridge breaker is gone. At least that,s how I feel. And this will only come about whenever the tears will stop rolling down my face.


Sheila   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

It is so sad that Michael had to endure the nasty media all of these years. It doesn't say much about Americans to persecute someone over and over again AFTER they had been found NOT GUILTY in a UNITED STATES COURT. So sad, I felt so sorry for Michael. Please leave him alone now. I LOVE YOU MICHAEL!


Edith M   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

The world felt the pain that was felt from the love of his child as his daughter spoke. I hope that now they will respect and leave those children in peace. It is hard to even imagine what is to loose a parent at such a young age. I pray for those children so that their heart will not ache. Unbelieveable.. how such a gifted person has left us in the physical world but his spirit and music will always be with us.


karla   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

I am so ashamed of myself for thinking what I have though about him.. I grew up with his music but in the past 10 years he just got stranger & stranger but today when I saw that little girl cry & have the hurt because of her father my heart melted. My daughter is 11 & just because I may do things differently than others she still loves me & what little Paris must be going through along with her brothers just kills me.. i pray to god that their no good mother doesn't get them & they stay with the family that loves them & didn't sell them off


Lori   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Michael, You were magic in motion. Thank you for taking our breath away time after time afer time... You will be missed! Love You!


Jennifer   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

This memorial showed the purest of human emotions of all who loved him...this is the same purity that he exuded, lived, and gave to the world, he will be sorely missed.


manny   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

I live here in Asia. My deepest condolences to his family.
Michael, you are like 'oxygen' all over the world.
Your music and legacy will live forever in Asia and all over the world.

RIP, my idol.


Kevin   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

The memorial was very classy,well organized and most importantly-graciously represents the love the world has for MJ. Keep up the wonderful support to the Jackson family.
Just as MJ will never be replaced neither will you Larry.


John B.   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Today's memorial for MJ was one of a kind for the greatest ever.


lynnw.   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

I'm at such a loss today. Michael you were a true gift to the world. Its sill hard to believe you're gone. But you'll never ever be forgotten. We love you!! Thank you and I know God's looking after you. May God truly bless you and your family. God bless your children!!!


amanda hornback   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

i believe that micheal jackson was buried at a earlier date. because why would they cart him around in a casket like that and take him to a hotel


Joanna Mikel   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

I just have to say...Michael Jackson was truly the greatest entertainer ever. My family and I loved him so much. I even have two Michael Jackson T-shirts saying things like "Thanks for all of the Thrills!" and the date that he lived and the day he left us. He will be remembered by the world forever. I know I loved him. My heart goes out to the family. The brothers, sisters, father, mother, everyone else in that family. Especially the children. Paris showed everyone how much she cared. This day definitely goes down in the history book. A great, honoring day. A great person. A great Michael Jackson. Thank you for being here on this Earth, Michael. You changed the world.


Heather and Stephen   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Brilliant and touching tribute to the greatest entertainer ever. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and children and God bless.


Niki Phaneuf   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

what an HONOR to share this earth with such a wonderful, loving, adorable and brilliant human being. Jermaine was right - the world was NOT ready for someone like Michael. We loved his moves, his voice, his unlimited funding for charities, but some of us couldn't see past the tabloids. Some of us couldn't fathom the idea of spreading unconditional love, so we turned to accusations of "pedophile" and "child molestor" because it's just too hard for some of us to understand having a heart that big and gold. What a terrible loss for the whole world, and my thoughts are with his family and children. I hope he had SOME IDEA of how much love there was for him. I wish I could say we should be nicer to the next one, but we all know there won't be another. RIP


maliek   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Micheal was the best entertainer alive, he changed and helped the world with his songs


Tim Browatzke   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Wow, The King of Pop left us, but we are left with his Music, his Dance, his Memory. He will Live FOREVER, in our hearts, our minds and our souls.

Rest In Peace MJ.


Ms. Jamie Kenney   July 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

After fearfully watching Michael Jackson's Public Memorial Service, I want to compliment The Jackson Family and AEG Live, LLC for a phenominal ceremony and tribute to the "Greatest Entertainer" of my/our time. Many blessings to The Jackson Family and especially to Prince Michael l, Paris Katherine and Prince Michael ll. You children are truly blessed to have had such a wonderful father. Remembering your father always!! GOD Bless You and Smile!


John   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

I only became a fan in the later years. I was pleased today to see the focus on what made this man such a great person, rather than what twisted words could be created to sell a magazine. He will truely be missed and I hope we learn from what he offered. He not only talked the talk, but walked the walk. We are richer for haviing heard him.


Emily Jane   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

The World Not Only Lost
An Artist ... It Lost A Friend.
Even When We Gave Up On Him ...
And Gave Into The Rumors ...
Said Horrible Things ...
And Joked About It ...
He Never Gave Up On Us ...
But Gave Us His All.
He Will Never Be Forgotten ...
Rest In Peace
MICHAEL Joseph JACKSON


Ashley H.   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

The Memorial Service for Michael Jackson was Fantastic. The Performances were fantastic and I believe Michael Would have been very proud. The whole service was very sad but I truly broke when Michael's daughter Paris spoke. She truly loved her father and she really wanted to show it. I wish the best to the family right now. I also wish the best for the kids. Katherine Jackson diserves those children right now and May the King of Pop Finally Rest In Peace. We Love You Michael.


Mary Ann   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

MJ you will be greatly missed, but will live in our hearts forever.


penny   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

I want to thank CNN for a great coverage, I grew up listening to Michael and he will forever be in my heart! May Michael R.I.P , he was the KING WE LOVE ! ALL OF US IN SOUTH CAROLINA WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU MICHAEL YOU WERE A WONDERFUL MAN!


Tami   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Michael was a true blessing and gift from God.


Nilsa   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Beautiful tribute and memorial to an amazing person and talent. My heart literally ached. I cried throughout. May God bless and receive Michael Jackson.


karine prosper   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

michael jackson make me feel it was ok to be different


loretta Bourget   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Congressman Pete King owes the family an apology..His comments were very crass and uneeded..We all know Michael was innocent..Is this the king of congressman we vote into office ????


jennifer   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

what a fitting and honorable tribute. The best part of it all was Paris letting the world know that Michael was a great father. I believe that no other moment in the ceremony was more important. I wonder if Paris realizes what her emotional words will mean to her father and his family. With all the negative things said about her father, I am thankful to Paris for saying the most important thing one could say about their parent. Michael obviously raised an intelligent loving and beautiful daughter. God bless each one of his children and the whole Jackson family.


Bryon   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

I thought they did a very good job on the memorial and enjoyed a very good majority of it. Brooke was wonderful. The video tribute was great, but the most intense part and what I thought was the best, was when his daughter Paris spoke and called him daddy. I lost it at that point, not that I wasn't already tearing up through the whole thing anyways. I feel so fortunate to have seen him perform live during the Bad tour in 1990, it was amazing. There are several days in your life you knew where you were when it happened, this is one of them, at least for me. He will be even bigger than he was before. He spanned all generations, ages and continents. The dancing and music has an influence on today's artists. There will never be anyone this big again.


Shani - Miami, FL   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

No matter what anybody says, Michael will always be remembered for his musical and philanthropic contributions to the world.


Glori   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

I was deeply moved watching the Michael Jackson memorial. Michael Jackson will always be the greatest entertainer of all time. He touched so many lives through his music and his magnificent talent. I grew up listening to the Jackson Five. I was so amazed watching Michael's talent in dancing and singing at such a young age. Then when he went solo, his talents and achievements just soared to greater heights. Rest In Peace, Michael. Your legacy will go on forever through your music!


Kimberly   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Michael opened the door for all people to be one through his music and kindness. His charity and compassion for others were immeasurable. Farewell Michael. We will continue to carry to your torch of peace and hope.


Cynthia Clements-Cobb   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Beautiful tribute!! And he was THE greatest entertainer, performer of all time. He was a singer, dancer, choreographer, composer and humanitarian!! Who else could claim all of those attibutes. I will forever remember and love you Michael.


margaret l.   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

there is no court in the land that could have completely vindicated Michael like his daughter's sincere testimony about her father.


Monika H   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Larry,
I agree with your summary of today's Memorial for MJ. I'd like to add that for the first time in my lifetime atleast, the media was stellar.... I as a fan, so appreciate the kind words and the media's efforts to showcase his many, many contributions to society. He was a kind, gentle being... May God keep him.

Monika H


LYNETTE DOPSON   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

WHEN YOU LOOK AT ALL OF THE ELEMENTS: HIS DANCING, HIS SINGING, HIS MUSICAL GENIUS THERE CAN BE NO DOUBT THAT MICHAEL JACSON WAS THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIME. NO OTHER ENTERTAINER HAD ALL OF THOSE ELEMENTS, NOT EVEN ELVIS.

MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS CHILDREN AND ESPECIALLY TO HIS MOTHER BECAUSE NO ONE KNOWS HOW DEEP HER GRIEF TRULY IS. GOD BLESS THE JACKSON FAMILY.


L. Manuel   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

MJ was the Greatest!!!!!!!!!!


Jessica   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Michael Jackson was the best entertainer in history and should be remembered for his contributions not only in the music industry, but for the charitable donations and influence in the African-American culture.


Valrie Knowles   July 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

I can go on and on about Michael, I've Lost a child myself, and I know the hurt and pain a Mother has to go through. My heart is with you Mrs. Jackson. Paris touched my heart today, her Speech to her Father was Heart felt, she brought tears to my heart. I feel your pain Paris. Know God isn't sleeping he will Be There for you all, Your Dad will be your Angel watching over you and The Lord will Protect you all. May God give you all the strength to go on.
From My Family to yours God Bless You All.


Ursula   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Thank you for letting us in your life! Be at Peace.


Jax   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Would it be possible to turn Neverland to be MJ’s museum?


Lisa-Massachusetts   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

The Memorial was tastefully done and will be memorable like Michael Jackson himself! MJ got me through my teenage years and I have always been and will always be a big fan of not just his music , but for all the good that he had done.


Tina   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

What a great tribute for such an amazing individual. I cried throughout the program. Michael's daughter really brought me to tears. May God bless this family. Michael rest in peace. Lot's of love


GARRETT HOLLINGTON   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

It was a beautiful ceremony and many wonderful tributes were celebrated of Michael Jacksons life.


Hannah   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Michael Jackson was and is still an inspiration to milllions if not billions of people! Saying goodbye is just too tough for me, so instead i will celebrate and say "see you someday soon!" LOVE YOU!!


Vicky Zelenka   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

What a wonderful tribute to MJ. I sat in awe at the performances, the remembrances, and the joy. Unfortunately MJ was too gentle for most people and they tended to think the worst of him. I believe too many people must live in glass houses......too many stones being thrown. May he find rest.....


'Sesan Samaiye   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Larry,

Regardless of what we might hold against Micheal or our inability to acommodate his inadequacies or perceived excesses, I think overall, Micheal is triumphant by the level out pouring and magnicient memorial observed the world over. America has lost a musical giant of our time. Good Night Micheal, I love you.


Princess Katie J.   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Our hearts go out to the Jackson family.
Love Selika, Katie, Jae, and Phat
All the way from Phoenix, Louisiana


Jane   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

My thoughts & prayers are with the Jackson children and his family. I was not able to watch the memorial today but from the highlights that I have seen, I have to wonder if Michael knew just how many people loved and respected him. May he rest in peace.


Anna Johnson   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

I am deeply sadden by the lost of THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER to ever lived!!! You will deeply missed, my prayers go out to his family and especially his precious children. WE LOVE YOU MICHEAL!!!!


Markus McLaughlin   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Although I was never a true Michael Jackson fan, his music continues to inspire others to make their own beat. As a music fan, I am glad Michael Jackson was here to innovate and evolve. I liked some of his music and it's okay to admit that. I am actually a HUGE Beatles fan and I recall Sir Paul McCartney worked with Michael Jackson in the early 1980s. That is a cool fact to know. The beat goes on...


Carla   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

RIP Michael. You were a beautiful star sent by God to shine among us! We thank God for your legacy and work!


glenda   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

This was one of the most emotinal moments in my 50 years down here. Will never see anything like this ever? MJ, rest in peace.


Linda   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Michael will be missed. It's hard to imagine the world without him.


brian alexander   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Mr. Wonder said God is Good! That's so true... Music is really close to God. It's a way to praise Him. MJ was a voice that we needed. God needed that for himself now. Thank you for letting us share his talents!!! God is love!!! God bless!


Dwayne Fraser   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

I watched the MJ memorial today and i think it was the best thing the whole world could have ever experience. It was one of the best experiences for me. I think he deserves every bit of the praise,people might say that it is two much for one person but i dont think it is. Their is an old saynig that said(GIVE HONOR TO WHO HONOR IS DUE.And i think he really deserves all the honor for his music and his work for the people and the community. He"s the best and i do mean the best. MJ is the greatest that ever lived.

i love MJ. He is the best.


Wanda   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Michael was talented and brought joy to many. As a 48 year old woman, I grew up watching the Jackson 5 on Flip Wilson, Ed Sullivan and Sonny and Cher, finally, I was a huge fan of the group and Michael as a soloist. I pray for his children and family. I'm proud that he was an American who shared is love of the world.


Gail Shoemaker   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

What a class act, credit to the Jackson family for putting together such a brilliant memorial especially when in so much pain.. Gail


Chris McDonald (from Jamaica)   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

I Watch The Whole Memorial Service Today Until Michael's Daughter Brings The Tears To My Eyes, I Missed Him, R.I.P


Kim   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

To help with the cost of today's wonderful MJ Memorial Service, please sell copies of his memorial booklet from his service to the general public in major book stores or on-line. Then use all the money from this sale to help Los Angeles with the huge bill! There are fans who would love to support the cause....but would like something in return or remembrance for our donation....Just a thought from a FAN!


Victoria   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

MJ was and will always be forever in my heart. I love you.


Amy   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Such a beautiful service. I have been deeply moved. I think I cried through the whole service. The best memorial I have ever witnessed.


Lydia A   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Although Michael has physically left us, his legacy and music will FOREVER echo and touch every corner of this world. Heaven has gotten more musical and I'm certain that he is singing and dancing jubilantly up there. May God grant him infinite rest and peace. May he be seated on God's right hand.

To Michael, Paris and Blanket, always remember the AMAZING man your father was and continue to live out the charitable legacy he left. God Bless You and forever be with you.


Darlene Fortin   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

It was such a beautiful tribute to an amazing musician, father, son brother, friend. Micheal you will never be forgotten.

R.I.P. MJ.. we love you.


Mama T   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Thank you Mrs. Jackson and family for sharing with us. We love you


Bruce   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

A part of my youth is gone along with MJ's death


David Johnson   July 7th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

I cried more today than I did for my own father when he passed. Michael, his music, and his life have touched so many in a personal way. There will never be enough words to thank him, but the love he spread will last forever. Thank you Michael I wish I could have know you on a more personal level. You will always be remembered. And lastly thank you Jermaine you displayed courage and Love just as Michael would have liked it.


Ron   July 7th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Today was a fantastic and emotional celebration of Michael Jackson who was simply the best entertainer of all times. May God continue to bless his family.


SDC-NYC   July 7th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

A reminder to cherish those we love in life!


Patricia Munson   July 7th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

I feel like I have lost part of my youth with the death of Michael Jackson. I listened to his music through high school, college and many years after. He was an incredible talent and he will be missed!!


Laurent Gilles   July 7th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Larry all through this tough moment for the Jackson's family you have been so fair and so considerate. Great job sir


Deborah   July 7th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Michael Jackson will forever live. Michael music was beyond amazing. I love you MJ


kathy s.   July 7th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Michael Jackson, one of the wonders of the world......


Terry V Florida   July 7th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Where is Miko Brando? I did not see him. I expected maybe him to make some type of tribute. I don't care what anyone says about the visit to Neverland, the shadow definitely looked like Michael to me. the outline, the stature, the walk. Michael is still with us


Terry Sanders   July 7th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

When Thriller was the hottest thing in the world, I was teaching deaf high school kids. Deaf. And they not only knew who Michael was, but knew every song, every word, even the beat of his songs. I was amazed that kids who couldn't even hear the music (but could definitely "feel" the rhythm) were such fans!


glenda   July 7th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Michael you will be truly missed you are and always be the king of pop


Ellen Williams   July 7th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Just want to say Michael I love you!! Today was the saddest day of my life.Still crying over losing you!You we're the greatest!!You brought everyone together.all races!! Thank You!! You will be missed!! God bless your family & those precious children! Rest in peace!! I will see you one day in heaven!


Carolyn Barnard   July 7th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

As a young girl who came from Liberia in 1980, I heard Rock with you and I felt in love with Micheal Jackson. I think from that day on I have been one of his biggest fan. Never got to meet him in person, but just seening him T.V. I felt like we knew each other. Back in the 80's all my friends call me Billie Jean. Today, I cried and I laugh. I will always love Michael and will truly miss him. Rest In Peace my love. Farewell my Summer love. God loves you more.

Carolyn Barnard


kassa   July 7th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Yes! For Man who did good for those who have no one deserves to have such a lovely ceremony
I am an African and I thank him a lot for what he did for the poor, who have nothing to live
Thank you Michel May our beloved GOD be with you
Thank you


amy and joni   July 7th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

michael jackson was a legend, one of the greatest. when his family cried i cried.. may michael rest in peace and may he hear the words of his loved ones and fans in the highs of heaven


Ericka   July 7th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Almost two weeks after his passing and I still feel so much sorrow and sadness. Cant imagine how his family most feel. We´ll still have his music and his memory and all the joy that comes with it! He will be missed forever!


Shunshieva   July 7th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

May God bless the Jackson family. Michael was a gift to the world from God. There are many people in this world who do not fulfill their purpose. Through his music , Michael allowed people to experience his joy, sadness and love because we are all frail humans connected to each other by our experiences. Michael is still here. I Love You Michael. Shunshieva


Rick Heckman   July 7th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

To the Jackson Family. I met your son in Las Vegas in 2003. It was in a Virgin Records Store late one night. He was very friendly and spoke to me and a couple of my friends. He will missed by the whole world. Your family has my deepest sympathy.


Kellie   July 7th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

I found the memorial to be very dignified and exactly that – a memorial. I was very moved to the point of tears on more than one occasion. I hope and pray for the sake of his kids that we can leave it at that and not dredge up every sad point in Mr. Jackson's life. He had the heart to give so much to us. Is it too much to ask that he could actually "rest in peace'?


Candace   July 7th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

To see and hear his daughter speak about him was truly moving and brung me to tears. He was truly an inspiration to all mankind. He was a true humanitarian.God bless you Michael Jackson and the entire Jackson family.


penny   July 7th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

I also want to no where I can send a money order to help pay for this Larry please let me know also , Thank u for a wonderful life of music Michael!


michelle   July 7th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

MJ was the greatest icon and will always be remembered.


Rebecca   July 7th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Michael Jackson will always live in our hearts FOREVER! He was a beautiful soul with the biggest heart I have ever seen. May you rest in peace.


'Sesan Samaiye   July 7th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Larry,

Regardless of what we might hold against Micheal or our inability to acommodate his inadequacies or perceived excesses, I think overall, Micheal is triumphant by the level out pouring and magnificient memorial observed the world over. America has lost a a giant musician of our time. Good Night Micheal, I love you


Gail Shoemaker   July 7th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Unbearably painful...RIP Michael


Mark Carpenter   July 7th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

To The Jackson Family,
I know the pain of the loss of a sibling it's never easy, hold on to those moments and never let them go. Thank you for sharing your wonderful brother with all of us. Michael will live with all of us. Love You Michael


Ishier   July 7th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

I personally think that the memorial service was exceptionally great... I have a thought that the booklets that they provided at the funeral service should go on sale to the world so the world can have a copy of it the cost does not matter!
Michael Jackson we love you and we will always love you. you will forever be in our hearts and your legacy will live on forever...=(


Susan   July 7th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Rest in peace, kind and gentle soul. You brought so much joy across the earth. Prayers to your family and especially your children.


Brandon   July 7th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Michael Jackson is the only person in the world I know who could make everybody do two single dances, the Moonwalk and Thriller.


matt   July 7th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Michael did more for this world, not just thru his music, but his humanitarian acts and his love for everyone and everything on this planet. Through his legacy, I know he will continue to do even more in his passing. Its a sad day cus we no longer have him physically here with us, yet what he started will never end.

Thank you Al Sharpton for standing up for one of the best we ever had.

To Rep. King of NY, who obviously doesn't understand our constitution. You will never be 1 percent the person Michael ever was.


ashley   July 7th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Michael Jackson was truly the king of pop and will never be forgotten. I know he was smiling down on us today.


Jamie B   July 7th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

I watched the Memorial Service from my home & loved it. I thank the family for sharing Micheal with the world. I thought the service was beautiful and just sooo Michael. My favorite moment was when Lionel Richie sang Jesus is Love. I then realized that Jesus stands by us all no matter what but we as people are sooo judgmental. I love Michael Jackson and wish that his family will continue to have god to guide them. Al Sharpton was soo right too. Usher was soo Michael & his precious daughter said it all, Dad was the best & still is the best.


Michelle   July 7th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Wow is all I can say. Watching today took me back to junior high school. Every morning while waiting for my friend Tammy to get ready to walk to school, we would listen to her MJ album. I was sure that his eyes on her poster on the back of the door were looking at me. I felt it in my heart. That is who he was and will always be, in my heart.


Rosa   July 7th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

A piece of my childhood has been laid to rest today. May God Bless you, MJ. Thank you for touching so many lives!!


Laura   July 7th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

MJ had one life and he filled it with music and dance and became a legend.


Sandra Haygood Gibbons   July 7th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Jackson Family: Words cannot express the deep seated sorrow I feel in the loss of one so young and gifted. I like so many other "girls" thought that I would one day marry Michael...I was such a fan. I wrote him poetry and day-dreamed often of one day meeting him. I felt so connected to Michael because I felt we had so much in common, his birthday was 29 Aug 1958, mine is 29 Sept 1959..when that realization was revealed to me..I just knew we were connected in spirit and that one day we would meet, talk, sing and just share our lives. I will miss his presence but as so many have said today....His legacy will live on thru his children and his works. Love to you all.


Diane Manning   July 7th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Today Larry on this day Mrs.Jackson said good-bye to her baby boy
we said good-bye to a man a man of heart the music will continue to blend us all together there is just something i cannot leave un-said
God Bless your journey Michael Jackson a un-finished symphony
and this will be his legacy un-heard music by this man still left undone
heaven must have needed just one more angel!!
thank you CNN for your respect and class during this time for the family,friends and we fans of Michael Joseph Jackson.
Diane


Josh L., CA   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Love him or hate him, in the end Michael Jackson has reportedly brought together 1 billion people world wide to watch his memorial. If we could just bottle that power up and bring 1 billion people together world wide every day to unite for one cause, all of our soldiers would be home, all of the hungry would have food to eat, all of our homeless would be sheltered...


Stacy   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Michael Jackson didn't do those things to himself for fun, or weirdness, he was a tormented soul, who still managed to give us wonderful music, have fun, and be a dad. His music is the soundtrack to my life!


Peggy Davis   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Michael Jackson's memorial was heartwarming and soulful. Look to the Heavens and you will see a brighter star!


Michael Tornetta, West Orange NJ   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

It is so sad to even think about a world without him. I don't know how his children are even going to cope without their father. I couldn't. But I want to say to all the people on EBay and other auction sites, if you are on there selling Memorial tickets, booklets, domain names and other Michael Jackson memorabilia, you should all BE ASHAMED of yourselfs. You are greedy, selfish people. You couldn't even start to understand what Michael was about or what he fought for in his life. Remember greed is a sin, you will someday meet your maker.

We love you Michael!!!!


Glennetta Bell   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

I could not give my job 110% today, knowing that I was not fortunate enough to be a part of Micheal Jackson's memorial service. I felt as though I lost a part of my life that I will never be able to capture.

I've loved you all my life! The good, bad and indifferent. You will always be the greatest love of all entertainers

I Know I am your greatest fan! I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU 🙂 !!!!!


ACHH   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

I agree with the Al Sharpton observation, just great, as I review the clips I think also the Jennifer Hudson tribute was second and overall it was a wonderful display of caring and loving and I am impressed that they (the people involved) were able to make it a memorial service and not an "event" . So touching, so fitting to Michael's memory and what a good memory for his family.


Sue S   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

The magic of Michael Jackson is that what he really wanted was to make our world a much better place to live. If we could all learn and follow his example, what a beautiful world we will have. We lost a wonderful, joyous soul and may his legacy work through all of us to make life better for everyone! Rest in Peace Michael Jackson; you may be gone from this earth, but you will never ever be forgotten.


tanya   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

A beautiful,moving memorial service with such class and elegance.Michael would be proud.I was in awe.


Brenda   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

I am from Indiana and I remember the first concert for me, my cousins and brothers and sister was "The Jackson 5. We all called each other and remembered the time. I have always loved Michael and his family. I am 50 and I felt as if I have lost a childhood friend. May God be with you Michael and the Jackson family, you will never be forgotten!


JImi   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

I was never a big fan of Michael Jackson, but I never disliked him. He was a brilliant performer and singer. I can't think of anyone that didn't try to do the "Moon Walk" whenever one of his songs came on. Anyway, after today's tribute . . . I am a BIG fan. I wish he didn't have to die so I could realize that.


PJ   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

I watched the beautiful and emotional tribute to Michael Jackson, but I was struck that within all the replays of the performances that the awesome guitar solo of John Mayer is not being mentioned. It would seem that the people at CNN do not understand that as Michael’s talent lay in the ‘feeling of the music’, so too does John Mayer’s. I am so glad that Larry King has invited and for the first time acknowledged John’s contribution to the memorial.

PJ from Vancouver, British Columbia


Kathy   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

The memorial today for Michael was absolutely beautiful and by far the most touching memorial I have ever seen , he was truly loved by all and will be missed ,I am glad to see the world came together to say good bye to the King of Pop. God bless Michael, his family and his children.


Melinda   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

What the world has lost is heartbreaking!


Sherryden   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Beautiful memorial, I loved MJ and i will miss him...my eyes are swollen, i cried all day, RIP Michael!


Sophia   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Michael IS loved even in remote villages in Nigeria. I love Michael and would always love him and his music. I have fond memories of a summer holiday when a cousin of mine returned from the US with Michael's LP of "OFF THE WALL". We never stopped playing it and my dad already had his old songs from Ben so Michael is special even if some people in the United State do not know it. I love even the more recent albums. GENIUS!!!!!! He introduced the US to the rest of the world in a profound way. Rest in Peace and I know you are with GOD.


Keith   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Today will be recorded in History nto so much in press, but very much in the hearts of true men and women. How do measure venom in someone? You measure it by there lack of understanding of today. MJ may you rest in peace, your songs and the words therein will live on forever. God Bless You and the Jackson family.


victoria landry   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

michael jackson will be remembered as a wonderful singer and performer. his little girl paris made my day when she spoke about her father...it touched every one..i also loved when jermaine sang, it was really nice...i would like to give my condolences to the family and may mj rest in peace


Vena   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Michael Jackson, my soul mate. We love you and you will live forever and ever in our hearts, through your music, and through your family.


Bridgett   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Beautiful memorial for M. The Music, The legend, The family man will be missed.I cried all day and now I'm crying while watching your footage of Michaels daughter. Larry King Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the wonderful guests on your show...Atlanta loves Larry


angelique smith   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

MJ was the best there ever was. we will hold him in our hearts forever now let the lord hold him in heaven. Love you Michael.


Rosie Hackett   July 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Mr. King,
When I was about 8, I had to travel 45 miles to purchase a new pair of glasses. There was only an AM station. Over and over the DJ played "Rock with You". I loved the song a whole lot, but then I said, "Can he play something else". Mr. King some of us take life for granted and it can b taken by a blink of an eye. I would do anything to hear him sing "Rock with Me" one more time, but I know it will never be.
Rest On Mr King Of Pop, Rest On.
Rosie Hackett/Leesville, LA


Jeff Messer   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

The Memorial told us about the real mIchael jackson,who is a living legend in the musical world and how he touched all of our heart.He brought the world together as one with his music and dancing R.I.P MJ


Sandy Odom   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

MJ was more than a man. He was the greatest entertainer of all times but what he really showed us all was that he had the biggest heart. His love is what inspired us all. To the darling children I send hugs and wish them peace and joy. Be proud to follow in his footsteps and give of yourselves. I know he would not have left you if he had a choice and that he loved you truly. I feel like my heart is broken but I also feel I was fortunate to live in a time to see and be a part of the legacy of love and kindness that he leaves us with. I've looked in the mirror and I was inspired to give in my own way to those in need because MJ showed us that giving of your self is the greatest of blessings. The Lord keep you in his loving embrace Michael.


Yvonne   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Today Paris reminded us that Michael was not just the King of Pop, but, had the most important role of "Daddy". Michael rest in peace and may God fill his children and family with strength.


Linda Palmer   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Today's tribute to Michael Jackson was wonderful. This is what you call a homegoing celebration. May the Lord bless and keep the family, friends and fans in this time of sorrow. MJ you are one of the angels now.


Lisa   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

His smile was as if God was smiling on us all.


gloria   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

I cried my eyes out, and am still crying. And his little girl,...wow I am still crying thinking about her when she said DADDY. It put such a humanly touch to Michael Jackson. Too young to have left this world, and I will miss him, as I always loved his music, dancing, and oddities about him.
And Marlon, he too was very touching. Michael had a lovely family.
May he rest in peace.


Donna   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

As I sat on my living room couch with tears streaming down my face today, all I could think was...please be happy Michael, on this new journey you have started. As his baby girl said, Michael is going to be sooooooo missed. (((((((Michael)))))))


Camille   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

I will never be the same for having been alive during his lifetime. I will also never be the same for having to see him die so young. The service was beautiful and perfect. THank you Michael for all you shared with us.


Yvette   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Michael Jackson, sadly in his passing we finally learned of the man. His greatest acomplishment is the father he became, what a great testimonial of his life, through the eyes and words of his children. His daughter's words and tears spoke volumes of the man, the loving father.

Michael is an icon of life, tragedy and accomplishment. Those of us who grew up with his music will always remember from a 45 all the way to mp3, Michael's music is timeless and will be played for generations to come.

May he now finally have peace from those that haunted him and may he Smile for eternity.


lizagreen   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Michael, I feel like I lost a close family. I am hurting and will miss you. You raised your kids well. We all saw it today. God Bless you ....


Pamela Collins   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Michael Jackson had a spiritual essence and bright light that was needed in this world. He was a real human being and a divine conduit. May he now know PEACE!


WGB   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

My prayers to the Jackson family and fans. I also cried during the memorial. My tears were for the loss felt by his family. May they find peace in knowing how much Michael was loved and admired by his fans..........


MsM   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

I watched the coverage today, alone in my home and cried almost throughout the whole thing. I lost my mother this April and I guess mixed with MJ's passing, it feels like my youth is gone for good.

I feel however, that to honour MJ, we should respect his wishes regarding his children. He went to such lengths to protect their privacy – yes the veils weren't weird they served a purpose – he wanted them to be able to go out to movies or a supermarket or mix with regular folks. These were the things he was never able to do growing up.
Please, please please stop playing the clip of Paris over and over and over.

You, the press, now have an opportunity to break the spiral of unreasonable fame that was MJ's life.

If you want to honour him, please protect his kids from the media juggernaut.

I know you can look into that mirror and make a change. I know you can.


Sherbert Smith   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

I did not win tickets, but I watched on TV and on line. It was very moving. I agree with everything Mr. King said. I appreciate the coverage and the way you kept us informed. MJ will surely be missed and heaven is smiling with the arrival of yet another Angel. God bless you Michael and I love you.


Monroe   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

For me Michael Jackson shared a my\sterious and magical presence in our lives that only a spirit can comprehend.


Sugarfoot16   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Michael electrified THE NATIONS. And today THE WORLD CRIED.


Vienna   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

I feel like I lost a family member. I can't quit crying. MJ was always part of our family when it came to music. I grew up with him. My kids love him. We all take turns playing our favorite songs. I felt special when I took the "What Michael Jackson Song are you?" and it came back "Smile". I felt a connection when I heard that was MJ's favorite song! He must be smiling now after this beautiful tribute!

Thank you to everyone for allowing this service to be peaceful and filled with love!


Marcus   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

My heart goes out to The Jackson family. I love all of them so much. We all will miss Michael so much. He is the whole reason why I am majoring in music at the university Im attending. Michael is the greatest entertainer that ever lived and no one will ever be close to all the things he has accomplished. May God be with Michael and his family. We love You so much. God loved you best.


Jackie   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

After hearing "Man in the Mirror" I decided to become a teacher in inner-city Los Angeles and "made a change".


cheryl palmer   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

MY MOMENT IN TIME WITH MICHAEL WAS WHEN THE JACKSON 5 WENT ON TOUR IN JAMAICA WEST INDIES. I SPENT A COUPLE OF DAYS BY THE POOL SIDE.WITH THE FAMILY .ONE GLIMPSE OF HIM WAS ALL I NEEDED- I WILL ALWAYS CHERISH HIS MEMORIES.THIS IS THE SADEST DAY OF MY LIFE.


Vanessa Frank (Canada)   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Jackson family. I was deeply moved today by the beautiful memorial service – I cried and cried. What a beautiful memorial – this memorial will always be remembered – a great tribute to the ONLY KING OF POP! He was a phenomenal musician, singer, dancer and entertainer – also a beautiful person inside and out! Just look at what he did for the world! May he now rest in peace! God Bless the Jackson family – I wish them strength from God during this time of deep sorrow.


Lilian Gonzalez   July 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

My heart goes to his family, specially his daughter and sons.
Just remember Michael was a down to the earth person, and very brilliant.
I will pray for Michael and his family every night, and on his honor, I will have a smile every morning.
The memorial was fantastic and very emotional for me. I cried all the way through.
God needed his genuine, honest love for other childrens.
Michael you brought everyone together on this life, that's the reason God choose you to bring everyone together in the eternal life.
RIP

Lilian


Diane Talarico   July 7th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

I am a funeral director from western pennsylvania. The tribute to Michael was absolutely beautiful. I was wondering why there was no skirt on the church truck. The church truck is what the casket is on and the skirt is a covering that goes around it. It is common when caskets are on display. Did the funeral director miss that one? For such a beautiful service the skirt was noticeably absent.


Stephanie Addison, Montreal, Canada   July 7th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

MJ was, is and will always be a legend. He lives on in all of us through his music


crystal   July 7th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Michael is truly an Icon that would have continued to taken the world by storm had he lived longer. To the Jackson family, please continue his legacy and inspiring music is what this nation stills needs to bridge all gaps. May the Lord comfort the Jackson family and rest in pease Michael


Stephanie   July 7th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

My Heart goes out to Michael's children...it so sad.... Neverland should be an Historical Place!! He was the king..


Tina   July 7th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Gone too Soon!


Karen Calli   July 7th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Today's memorial for Michael was so touching. I still can not make sense of his death, he is gone way too soon. If there were just more people like Michael, who was so loving, kind, giving and made such a huge difference in so many lives. God Bless is children.


zola   July 7th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

beautiful ceremony. wish I could have been there, but I was in spirit, as no doubt michael jackson was.

the terrible paradox and the price of fame, lots of money and privilidge, and being so horribly isolated and forced to live in � bubble. while im sad he's gone im happy for him to think he's in � better place now. may you rest in peace michael, knowing you may be gone from us now but never forgotten.

zola


Ilona   July 7th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

My head and heart still hurt. What N amazing human. I wish ppl would stop judging him and see his great beauty...he went through so much...what a great service. I loved what al sharpton said...and Paris of course....I pray the kids will be ok and some day share more of their great lives with him...and I am so glad God knows the truth...


Kurama   July 7th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

i remember going thur my dad LP when i was 8 and found the thirller album for the first time and sat down and played the record and to this day thirller is one of my top songs and one of the greatest music video ever made in the USA. god bless MJ


Camille   July 7th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Not only a great entertainer but most important a great humanitarian. Thank you Michael. May God bless and keep you and the entire family. Your babies are in great hands. Love You Always!


Kiran   July 7th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Michael Jackson was the greatest entertainer ever and a great human being!! God bless him and his family!


Sandi from CA   July 7th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

I was watching CNN live at work today. The memorial service was beautiful and very very emotional. I could hear people in my office reaching for the tissue boxes right when Paris Jackson spoke. I couldn't stop crying myself either.


Yvonne   July 7th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Michael was truly a gift to all of us.What a great human being.I'm so glad I got to see his concert in Ireland 21 years ago.


ISABELLE   July 7th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

I feel so lucky and blesssed I have lived the same era than Michael, to have danced and sang to his song. I feel connected to the whole planet tonight. Thank you Michael. You've always been an angel.


Michael Johnson   July 7th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

When the world lost Michael, they not only lost the greatest entertainer of all time, they lost a father, brother, best friend, and inspiration to millions. He is gone in flesh, but forever will his spirit will remain inspiring millions more to come. He is no doubt in a much better place now, where he cannot be ridiculed or harassed, and where he can make music with the angels. Michael was blessed, and now he shall watch from above and continue to bless others for all of time.


MMS   July 7th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Can someone please identify the female singer two led the others in the last two songs?


Phyllis   July 7th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

For me, Michael Jackson's passing and my turning 50, symbolize a rite of passage. Today, as I watched the middle-aged Jacksons mourn the death of their middle-aged brother and my childhood/ teenage idol, I cried too. But, I shed no tears of sadness. Instead, I celebrated how this family of talented, spiritual, disciplined, beautiful and gracious people helped to shape what, for me, has been a fantastic first 50 years!


Gollo   July 7th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Michael was a king, almost God like in the music world. He will always be remembered by all who love him and hate him.


Astley Merton   July 7th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

This was really a noble tribute and thanksgiving for the life of Michael Jackson. It was immaculate, joyous and tearful but not sad. Rev. Al Sharpton was crisp, intelligent and to the point. There were many poignant moments especially in the musical presentations and in those composed by Jackson himself. I believe some of his music spoke about him and in them lie the answers to his personality. His music is timeless and we are much richer because of it and him. May he rest in eternal peace.


ceecee   July 7th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Excellent tribute to michael jackson. Michael is an icon.


Ravi   July 7th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Micheal is and forever will be my idol. He is the greatest human being to ever lived. I love you, Micheal. Please smile upon your kids and family.


Mina   July 7th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

I will miss most the soft soothing voice of Michael Jackson. Not his singing voice- just his voice. His angelic, respectful, and innocent voice.


Shay   July 7th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Shame on you Jeffrey Toobin for judging MJ when he was never convicted of a crime. It is rare that we see a heart so pure and yes naive from being unjaded. Just because it seems different does not make it wrong if your intentions are pure.


Kim   July 7th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

MJ will be truly missed!! But he will live on in my heart and my cd player!!! Always a fan!! We luv you Michael!!!


4Toz.   July 7th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

There will NEVER be another Mchael Jackson. I only hope he's finally at peace, showing the other legends that have left us how to moon walk.


Brandy   July 7th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

WE WILL MISS YOU MICHAEL, but we can look to the second star to the right and straight on till morning to find you!


Lucie G.   July 7th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

I loved seeing the women in Micheal's family come together for his children.


Randy   July 7th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Growing up with an abusive father and losing my mom at the age of 47 to prescription drugs..I continue to smile because of the influence MJ had on me and will continue forever in my life.


lisa soto   July 7th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

my thoughts and prayers to mr amd mrs jackson his children and his siblings. i pray that god continues to give you the strenght to wake up from this dream. It feels so soreal, my heart is hurting and especially for his children. Michael although I never got to meet him, I call him my friend. Im the youngest out of 6 kids and I felt alone. but when I first Michael Jackson Off the wall album and his "i wanna rock with you" came on thats when I fell in love with him. I was 9 years old. I will miss him so much and when I hear his song it brings me right back to my bedroom and im 9 years old all over again.
Today's memorial was beautiful and well put together.


Debbie   July 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I hope people will remember Michael for his big heart, the joy he took in doing simple things and the pure love he had for his children. RIP King Michael.


Cynthia smith   July 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I loved and cherished him he was the greatest entertainer in the world
I would love to see a bill passed to have a michael Jackson day

His smile and eyes lit up the world especially mine
I am sad that already the negativity has started to surface and he has not even been laid to rest
My prayers are for peace for the children and the family
I am just a fan who grew up with his music but I wish to find out the process of having a bill passed to honor his day
Thank you for letting me share I will love and miss you michael


Ellen Williams   July 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Didn't the Jackson 5 have a carton out years ago? I remember watching it as a little girl.I haven't heard anything about it.


pinkbutterfly5   July 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

This was a wonderful service. Michael deserved all of this love and more.


Heather Hobbs   July 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I haven't cried so hard in so long! I have been an emotional wreck all day. The memorial service was so incredibly touching and so perfect. What a tribute to such a great entertainer. My prayers to the whole Jackson family. I have been crying for days, but today's memorial has done me in. Hearing Michael's daughter Paris say how much she loved her father made me cry so much that I couldn't see for my eyes are puffy and blurry.
I love Michael and always will. He is my "King" as a human being and an entertainer.
God Bless and Rest in Peace Michael.

Heather Hobbs–Denton, Texas


Donna   July 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I appreciate Larry King for giving us a look back on today's events regarding the Memorial Service for Michael Jackson. I am glad that Michael was portrayed as the man that he really and truly is – a loving man, who loved his family, his children, his music. He will be truly missed. Thank you Larry King, for looking at the person Michael Jackson and his accomplishments and giving his family the respect that was needed after all they've been through. Great media coverage!


Kenneth Harrison   July 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Just Want to send my prayers and words of comfort to the family, Michael 's Children nieces , nephews. He was the Greatest entertainer ever . Love his music, his dance movies his creativeness . I loved him and his music R.I.P You will be missed , will alway's remember to Look at the Man in the Mirror and make That change what a humanitarian


Lora   July 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

All of these people are coming out now saying they are Michael Jackson's friends, where were they when the trial was going on? when asked for comments they said no comment., seems to me a lot of these so called "friends" are riding his coat tails for there own personal gain.


Lanette   July 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

King of pop will live forever. We will miss you Michael Jackson.


Kate   July 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I am overwhelmed with sadness. This man that got me through adolecence and into adulthood the words, the moves....what an inspiration. God Bless Michael Jackson and may he rest in peace.


Brenda J.   July 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I was glued to the TV today as much of the World was. It was a STUNNING tribute to Michael and something that will never be forgotten by the World. I grew up with Michael and appreciated the ever changing, always mesmerizing approach to life he always took. He was aways looking for better ways to improve our world and the people in it. Maybe now we can reflect and heed his words and feelings. Michael will truly be missed and loved always. We love you Michael.


Nicole   July 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

He Will Never Be Forgotten. Todays Memorial Was Unforgettable. I Miss Michael Very Much


rockyswords   July 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I loved the memorial it was done is very good taste, just the way Michael would have wanted it.

This Is It
An Open Letter to Michael Jackson

What can we say Michael?

You have shown us that you were “Bad” and you have taught us to “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough.” When others stated you “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” you told them to “Beat It.” You explained to us, “They Don’t Really Care About Us” and sometimes you just have to “Scream.”

Sometimes people described your life as a “Thriller” but what they didn’t know was that it was “HIStory.” Hey, do you “Remember the Time” when you reminded us how important it was to “Heal the World”? That was “Another Part of Me” that you pulled out of me to look at “The Man in the Mirror” just a little harder. It taught me that “We are the World” and that it is “Dangerous” not to believe that we are the same whether “Black or White.”
You know Michael, we all thought that you were “Invincible.” It is only “Human Nature” to want you to be with us for all time.

I just want to let you know that I always wanted to “Rock with You” on the dance floor, to be that “Smooth Criminal” in the concert where you gave me “One More Chance.”
But I know you must now fly with the “Butterflies.”

Michael, “This is It!” “The Way You Make Me Feel” man “I Just Can’t Stop Lovin’ You!”
As you “Ease on Down the Road” to a better place I feel that you are “Gone Too Soon”, but I know at the “Break of Dawn” “You Are Not Alone” and that all the hurt and pain are gone as you “Smile” in His presence.

Rest In Peace Michael Joseph Jackson, you will be missed!
In Loving Memory of Michael Joseph Jackson 1958-2009 The King of Pop

With Love,
Racquel Dozier
Richmond, Virginia
A fan for life!

To the Jackson family: I pray that God be with you all in this time of loss and overwhelming grief. We can’t understand why life is filled with pain and heartache. But, I pray you turn your eyes to God as you seek to find the strength to trust in His faithfulness. Although your hearts may be crushed, know that the heavenly father will not abandon you forever. I pray the Lord shows each of you compassion. He will help you through the pain so that you will hope in Him again. I believe the promise in the Word of God to send you fresh mercy each day. Though you all can't see past today, trust and know God’s great love will never fail you.

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." John 14:1-3 (NIV)


Sabrina   July 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Michael is going to missed .But his music well always live in our hearts . My heart goes out to his family and children. Michael was one of a kind . The world lost a King but to me he was a God. R.IP. MJ


Rana   July 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I am so incredibly sad that I can hardly function. I did not know him personally, never saw him live but I feel I knew him as a brother and fellow HUMAN BEING. His music is so much a part of who I am and aspire to be. I know it sounds stupid but I was so hoping that he would open the coffin and wake up just from the sheer love that was pouring in but.....

If I am feeling so sad I cannot imagine how devasted the Jackson family and especially his kids must be. My most sincere prayers and love is with the family! I thank you for giving us our precious MJ!

His love and life was too pure for the common person to understand and instead of trying to understand him, people demonized him! He was a saint and should have been cherished in life, not just in death.


Mary Ann   July 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Neverland should go back to the Jackson family


Vanessa Layson   July 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Oh Michael I'm gonna miss you...I will always love and adore you. As Stevie Wonder said, God needed you more. Rest in peace. God be with you, your family, your children and with us all.


N   July 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Michael Jackson was a very special and talented man. Rest in peace.


Gillian G from Barbados   July 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Iam still tearing up and occassionaly still have a sense of disbelief that Michael is gone. I feel like I am mourning someone I know. I thought I would evently see him come back but not this way. The tributes were wonderful. It is regretful though that the press is only now trying to show the real Michael. Fortunately Millions already had the intuition to know better. I just which Michael had all this support during his trials. RIP.


Rob   July 7th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Dignified and uplifting in the midst of terrible grief.


Carol C.`   July 7th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

I remember my brownie troop back when Billie Jean came out, and all of the 16 little girls knew the words and wanted to dance like Michael Jackson. I was also privileged to see the J5 before Michael went on his own, and it was an awesome experience, He was special, and I hope the Jackson Family and Paris, Prince and Blanket will always know what a true talent and individual MJ was. I, too, half expected that MJ would appear on that stage, but as much as it's hard to believe, I know it's true. It does hurt me at how mean people were to him, and he just wanted to help humanity. The service was special and a part of music history. To the Jackson's, my heartfelt prayers and love go out to all of them. It's so hard to think he is gone, but Brooke is right – he's on a crescent moon shining down on all of us with a smile. Michael will live on forever in his music and in everyone's hearts. Thank you, Jacksons, for sharing him with us.


Erin   July 7th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Michael is the greatest artist that has ever lived. The memorial was fit for a King.


liza   July 7th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

I cried almost the entire time watching the memorial on tv. May MJ rest in peace. As for the media who loves to bash any celebs., please remember that celebs. are humans too who will make mistakes and bad decisions. Please do not make your stories bigger than they already are just because they sell. Please think of their feelings, and the feelings of their loved ones. Put yourself in their shoes before you print anything. Hope there are some learned lessons to everything that happened to everyone you affected from your stories (eg. MJ and Lady Diana).

RIP MJ and Lady Diana.


Irma Garcia, NP   July 7th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Larry,
Michael Jackson memorial celebration brought my life to a halt
for 3 hours. I could not stop from crying listening to the beautiful
words, songs, fans, prayers for Michael. He has been in our family
since he first performed and will forever be kept in our hearts.

My condolences to the Jackson family, children, and coworkers.
Long live the king of Pop!

Thank you Larry for bringing this live every nigh since his passing.

Irma Garcia, NP
El Centro, California


Sherrill   July 7th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

I hadn't cried since I found out Michael was gone...just didn't sink in. Today, I broke. Jermaine's loving, moving tribute to his brother was priceless!


Steve Carle   July 7th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

What people don't realize is....Michael Jackson was an incredible businessman!!!!


Cina11B   July 7th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Michael is love and kindness itself. Rest in Peace. I remember when I picked up MJ at the airport in Chicago in my capacity as an employee at CBS-Epic Records. I drove with him in the limousine to the National Black Caucus event there. He asked me if my accent was Jamaican. I said yes. Michael then told me about the wonderful time he and his brothers had had performing as The Jacksons in Jamaica. Michael asked me if I knew Stephen Bishop's song about Jamaican women and I replied no. He asked me if I wanted him to sing it for me. I emphatically said "yes". He started singing "Down in Jamaica they got lots of pretty women, steal your money and they break your heart..... and so on, through the chorus "on on on...mmmm..” Michael I will always love you. This day, July 7, 2009, I can feel your presence and your beautiful spirit.


Pam   July 7th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Memorial service was done with such class and was touching. Reminding us all that MJ was human. We need to be more about love, that is part of what MJ gave us through his music.


Jayne Crumpton   July 7th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

What a classy and respectful memorial service! We can feel sure Micheal is truly smiling today!

I wonder where Elizabeth Taylor was today? And she did not send a note to be read either that I heard. Anyone know about this?


The Zaremsky Family   July 7th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

I give my condelences to the family and close friends, this is a very sad time in t heir lives, just know the MJ will never die in any of us he will remembered as a loving father, a man, a king to all. his songs have changed many people and just being in our lives gave us a sense of life and living. he cared for everyone and even animals and took pride in what he had done. thank you for being in our lives, it is sad to see you go. You wil missed


Mary Ann   July 7th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

MJ should be laid to rest at Neverland


Lisa Vaughn   July 7th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

The Michael Jackson memorial was AWESOME. Everything was beautiful and moving. I sat and cried when Brook, Usher, jermaine and especially when little Paris spoke. My heart has been aching since June 25th, and I still cant believe that this is real. I hope that the media stops trying to dig up and turn every stone regarding MJ, everyone has something wrong in their lives. Let's remember Michael as the gifted and phenomenal singer that he was. Gone Too Soon!


allie65616   July 7th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

I was glad to finally see Michael be portrayed as the good, caring, and gentle soul I always knew him to be. There have been so many people who have tried to tarnish Michael's message of hope and love over the years that I'm excited to see people share the real story of one of our histories greatest legends. It's too bad people haven't focused on his philanthropy of children's charities more before now. May you rest in Peace Michael, and my prayers are with your beautiful children and family now and forever.


Melissa Neco-Thomas   July 7th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

To the Jackson Family, God sees one's pain and weariness and he called Michael home where he would be weary no more. Today was a wonderful homegoing celebration for Michael, for the goodness of love will always triumph over the darkness of pain.


Kenya Kelly   July 7th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Michael everytime I look at your childhood and adult pictures, I cry. I cry because I see so much love, sadness, and misunderstanding in your eyes. In looking at your pictures over the past weeks, I have come to actually realize that you were such a sad child and a sad adult. But with all the sadness in the world, you placed it all to the side, and brought out that beautiful shining star of a heart of yours to share with the world either through your music or just being a beautiful human being. Your music and your humanitarium manner will never be overlooked Michael. You are a true Icon and a Legend.....the greatest entertainer of all time. From my family to yours, may the Good Lord Continue to Bestow His Blessings Upon You, your children, your mother Katherine and the rest of your family. I, we love you Michael Jackson....sing, sing on baby....dance, dance on the moon.....and most of all Michael, rest, rest baby....Just rest.....Godspeed, Kenya


Janice Conway   July 7th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

I just want to say what a GREAT JOB that CNN did on the Michael Jackson Memorial. I appreciate you.
I grew up listening to the Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson. I was a year older. My heart is deeply hurt for the Jackson family. You have my love and prayers and I will miss Michael very much.


patricia   July 7th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

I watched the live memorial today and saw nothing out of the ordinary but, after watching it agian this afternoon at the end when the men were starting to gather around the coffin, I saw a man standing beside the coffin facing the people .he had on a red long sleeve shirt with black hair reaching to the bottom of his neck, he had his hands covering his face and and head bent down in sorrow. His skin was white. When I saw this I took a double take, I was thinking who is this I did not see this when I saw the live broadcast. I saw this person for about 10 seconds then all i saw was the men, coffin and flowers. I swear the body, skin ,and hair looked like Michael . I need to know what color of shirt he was wereing in the coffin. to know if what I saw was real or my imagination. I have always loved Michael Jackson, I never judged him for I feel that that is Gods place. I love his music, the way he danced and especially his heart. Michael Jackson really loved people. God had given him a wonderful gift of love and music. He reached the hearts of many. He was a true person who had so much love. I will never forget him.


Pat Hidalgo   July 7th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I was fortunate enough to have had VIP seats, along with my son, I have to agree with you Larry, the whole show was awesome, Al Sharptons' speech was outstanding , so was the ones from the King children, there were tears and cheers, happiness and sadness, I feel very privilged to have been able to attend. It still seem sureal to me. While we were waiting for everything to start and listening to Michaels music and songs I told my son I expected to see Michael come out and stage and start to sing and dance. I saw his Victory Tour and was in awe then. But this was outstanding. Thank you to the LAPD for the way they ran the show, it was very organized. To his parents I know your pain, I too have buried a child lost to cancer at the tender age of 31, she also left me a beautiful daughter. It has been a pleasure to watch her grown she was 7 and is now 16 it is like watching my daughter all over again. To his brothers and sisters, you will be kept in my prayers. To his 3 wonderful children, stay strong, remember all of the good times that you shared, and you will always have those memories to carry with you for the rest of your lives. You can see pictures of him, movies, and hear him sing. I know its not the same as having him with you but you have great and wonder memories. You have a wonderful grandmother and wonderful aunts and uncles and cousins, who will always be there for you. Remember the whole world loves your dad and the whole world loves you. God Bless you all.


Irene Jones   July 7th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

He is gone in body only,never in our hearts.. Angels are singing with him now.


Elana Barnett   July 7th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Hello Mr. king thank you for the coverage. I really felt that it was genuine. It is not easy to ask sensitive questions, and yet your interviewed with poise and empathy on behalf of viewers.

Thank you

Elana Barnett


Barb   July 7th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

MJ the Lord now has someone who will keep the stars shining.
You will be missed


Jasmine   July 7th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

im 16 years old and my life has been impacted by michael jackson. the first ever michael jackson video i ever saw was rock with you and i loved it from then on i tried my best to catch all his videos and songs on the radio. i love michael jackson. my little brother looks just like him when he was younger. no matter what people say about him i will always be a fan. i loved the speech al sharpton gave about michael...because there was nothing wrong with michael at all..the moment that touched me most was when his daughter paris said that he was a great father. michael's death hit home with me because my great-grandmother died in june of 2008 and then the next year i hear hes gone. its very difficult for me because he is one of my idols including aaliyah. they were both great. my prayers go out to the entire family especially his children. gone to soon i love you michael


Lula   July 7th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

The service for Michael Jackson, the King Of Pop was wonderful. It was really nice.

Michael, I will miss you dearly and I pray that you are at peace.
You are a caring person who really cares and love everyone for
who they are.

To the Jackson family, I am sorry for the lost of Michael. My thoughts and prayers are with always. May tears you shed for Michael, will be the tears of wonderful meomories you have of him.

Love Always,

Lula


jason kiuttu   July 7th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I think this memorial and remembrance of Michael Jackson just solidifies who he was as a man, person , and human being. To see all those who KNEW him, share their memories and thoughts and say all the things that needed to be said was priceless. We all know how he touched our lives through the years by his music or entertainment, but to see how much more he touched the lives of those that were close to him just goes to show that despite all the controversy, his heart and spirit shine through, and those are things things that matter and are timeless. We will forever love you and miss you Michael, you had a heart and spirit that were not of this world.


Dustin & Ashley   July 7th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Michael will live on forever in his music.


Tinesha   July 7th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

The world THOUGHT they knew greatness before Michael. He showed us what TRUE greatness is.


Janet Boone-Heaggins   July 7th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Michael Jackson's memorial was the most classiest, fitting, touching and moving event I have ever seen and I know I will not see another. This was the BEST...Michael is pleased. I would like to send my contribution to the LA Memorial fund since I was not able to attend. Please someone either email me or post the info to send the money. This was priceless....God please be with Michael, his family and especially his dear sweet children.

I LOVE YOU MICHAEL!
There will never ever be another.


Mary Ann   July 7th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Neverland should go back to the Jackson family and be opened to the public


Elaine Gola   July 7th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Michael, you blessed me when you debuted in the music industry. You blessed me as I watched you dance. You blessed me at you final curtain call at your memorial service today. Rest in peace, Michael. See you in heaven!


Nita   July 7th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

A message to the jacksonfamily:
With every song Michael sang, with every step he took, we were there with him. Every song that he song came with love and joy and left memories for the world to remember. I only wish I had taken the time to write to him and convey my thanks, respect and support for all he has done for this PLANET EARTH. He brought the world together in unity. Thank you for sharing Michael with us. He legacy will be in our hearts for ever and beyond.

Our thoughts are with you all and pray the media gives you the respect your deserve.

All my love
from people who care


Shayli   July 7th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Once in a while ,God allows his angels time to walk among us. Michael was that angel and he WILL BE deeply missed because His music was the vessel for GODs' work!


GEORGE A SELLMON   July 7th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Sir Larry King

You have been so graciously invited into the Jacksons family trusted inner circle but I have one question. Do you feel Micheal deserves a place like Elvis Graceland so the Worldly Fans can pay humage to
his great humanitarian contribution that he has rightfully earned? If you feel he does then where ? Hint is Neverland Possible!


Cardine Harris   July 7th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

it was a moving Memorial..i was touched and was glued to the television with a box of tissue... u never know how much someone has touched u till u lose them. I don't know him personally but everyones' performance moved me,especially towards the endin of the song J. Hudson performed. It's like he was right there in the flesh only to be hit by reality that he's only there in spirit. Usher, OMG I began to cry from the time he started singing and seein him shed a tear was even harder... God sure had other plans for him than to be here with us. Stay strong Jackson family and may the good Lord continue to give u His blessings and guidence as u go through such a rough time.

C. Harris


RubyLee Ringold   July 7th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

While watching the memorial service, I kept thinking and hoping that he was not dead, just sleeping to ease the pain. After awhile I resolved that I would carry him in my heart, alive and well without pain......We (my children and I) are thankful to have had the priviledge to witness his genius.


Robert   July 7th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Larry, if you were there with the family, then you must have meant something special to the Jacksons and Michael. Please, I hope you will continue to respect Michael, and the fact that he was a special spirit on this earth. Please forget the 'falseness' of what others say are 'objective reporting' and are treating his passing as an opportunity to debate all aspects of what happened in his life. Please be subjective, and continue to honor the fact that he was a sensitive soul, who did have the courage to stand in front of the world audience, and give them hope and spirit. Everyone in the public eye gets 'hit' (I'm sure you have too). Please keep hosting the people who know what Michael truly means to the world, during this sensitive and epic time. Remember that Mozart suffered too ... those of us in this time have lost a 'rare' master of arts and works. It's tough on those of us here, to be without him. Thanks for all you do, Larry. Thanks for hosting that special in Neverland, with Jermaine. Thanks for keeping it honorable.


Gera   July 7th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Don't...
...Judge the Man for what the media circus fooled our eyes upon
...Let Evil judge what you do not know for sure
...Point your finger, when you literally did not follow what was behind the sick minds
...Think that for a moment the Man rested tired in dismay and forgot those in need
...Forget the brilliance beyond his creation
...Think that even with all his efforts, the hungry and the sick got a break
...Judge the Man, when very few human being did for the humanity what he did
...Ever forget that kid that all he wanted was to be happy and everyone denied him his freedom!!!
...You will never be forgotten Michael!!!!


Phillip Garcia   July 7th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Michael will NEVER die. He will live threw all his friends and fans and family. MJ will always be remembered for all his good. i love y MJ always and forever.


Linda   July 7th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

I LOVE JOHN MAYER

What a honor to be invited by the family, this young man is a genius. I am a 58 year old black woman and even I know a prodigy when I heard this guy for the first time a few years ago, and his tribute guitar rendition to Michael Jackson was great. Mariah and Usher and of course for me Stevie Wonder were the highlights of the music.
I liked Brooke Sheild, and what Magic Johnson had to say about Michael. You know for us who knew him when he first started, a lot of the younger people just don't know, they just don't understand what a gift Michael Jackson was, a gift from God.


glenda   July 7th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

i grew up listening to his music dancing to his songs at school dances watching everyone dancing to thriller and trying to moonwalk i believe he finally found his neverland in heaven


Susan   July 7th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

A poem never more appropriate comes to mind, author anonymous:
Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow;
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awake in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circling flight;
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there, I did not die.


Carolyn S   July 7th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

What a blessing! What a blessing it has been to have graced with the wonderful talent of the entire Jackson crew. Thank-you Michael for the messages of your music...messages that will live forever. Goodness; I haven't heard one song since you left us...believe me your sound is everywhere... that I didn't stop and listen and enjoy the memory of the time. I was 15 years old when it all started.

Peace and Blessings


katie   July 7th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

"Long Live The KING!" We love you Michael.


K. Lee   July 7th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Where were ALL these stars while he was on trial?! Phonies!


Angela Johnson   July 7th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

A week before Michael passed my family and I were cleaning out the garage and found some of his LP's. We hooked up the record player and sang and danced for hours. My son was two years old when we took him to his first MJ concert and he still has the t-shirt we bought at the concert 22 years later.

Never in our wildest dreams did we think he would be gone so soon. I grew up with him and the Jackson 5 and once dreamed of marrying Jermaine. My heart has been aching for days for the entire Jackson family. I will forever love and miss him. MJ was a phenom!


temmy   July 7th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

You will forever live in my heart MJ, R.I.P and continue to sing with the angels> Just wish u could lay in peace at ur Home in Neverland Ranch. I love u , greatest entertainer ever!!!


Allison Roberts   July 7th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

LARRY,

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COVERAGE ON MICHAEL THIS PAST 2 WEEKS. I GREW UP WITH MICHAEL. HE SANG TO ME AS IF I WAS HIS GIRLFRIEND. I REMEMBER LISTENING TO ALL HIS SONGS IN THE SUMMER TIME, THINKING OF MY LOVE AT THE TIME. HE WAS BRILLIANT. I FEEL SADDENED THAT PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO LOOK AT HIM AS A REAL PERSON AND FATHER. HE WAS SO TALENTED AND FULL OF LOVE. I FEEL A SORT OF EMPTINESS. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM AND THE JACKSON 5. FROM A LITTLE TOWN IN MISSOURI, WESTON, MO.


Rosie Hackett   July 7th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Dear Linda Gunnett,
Pray for the people in the world, day and night. It will get better some day.
Love Rosie


felicia gumbs   July 7th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

micheal you are god gift and for paris you touch my heart I can,t stop crying like he was my father too love you mj


Brandon   July 7th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

I grew up to MJ and Im 16 I wish he could have lived longer for my generation he is a great man. I hate all this new rap music thats all depressing and about sex or breakups. Im gonna miss his upbeat style of music. R.I.P. King of pop my generation missed a great time era of pop.


Jason   July 7th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

His talent and music will live on for generations to come. He was a true genius.


Suzanne   July 7th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

I wish the world could have seen and heard all of what has been said since Michael's death...maybe they could have seen him as a human being and realized he was a loving, caring person...father...brother...son. Maybe people who ridiculed and judged could have seen what would come from that and would have laid off it and left him alone to live a happy and peaceful life. Imagine if he could have been respected by everyone and praised....imagine all that he could have been to this world! We all lost a very special human being....due greatly to the abundant ridicule and pressure from stupid people that can't just enjoy a talented person...they have to hound them and follow them and judge them and look for every little bit of dirt they can possibly get on them and then make some more up along the way. People need to step back and see what they are doing to people like Michael Jackson. It's so sad that even though he was "loved" by so many.....he was so very lonely all the time. Now he leaves his 3 precious children behind. I'm so very glad that Katheryn has custody of the children and I hope that she can instill some of the Creators ways in them and they can someday enjoy a normal life. They can see their father one day again.....Kathryn, I know you can do a wonderful job with those children, may Jehovah God bless your efforts and your lives. Our sympathies and hearts go out to you and your family.


Tami   July 7th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Michael was a true blessing and gift from God. I am 42 years old and during my teen years my bedroom was like a shrine to Michael. I am so ashamed how so many people treated him during his way too short lifetime. I feel blessed to have been to his concerts and still to this day love to listen to his music. But more important, was his love for mankind and his giving nature, even when he was being attacked in the media. I have a wonderful memory of standing in LA with my parents as we were part of the we are the world movement to join hands across the world. I know that God is good and that Michael is now rejoicing in heaven, with no more evil around him. My prayers go out to his family, especially to his mother Katherine. I am the mother of 3 wonderful children, and no mother should ever have to bury a child. GOD BLESS the whole Jackson family. May your memories may you smile and help to keep him alive in your heart. Love and blessings, Tami Martin


machar7   July 7th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

The memorial wa so solemn , it was very gratifrying , it really give him justice.I was crying the whole time. Everyone did a great job.,especially ursher, he did a marvellous job. We would remember this moment forever. Let the media leave michael alone and his kids so they could strive. He has define his own legacy, so we do not need to define it for him. We love you michael, always and forever


LaShauna Bell   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

MJ is smiling on us from Heaven! RIP MJ and Sweet Dreams!


gwenC   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I was so moved by this memorial today!!!words can't express my heartfelt sympathy for his family. I have loved MJ's music since I was young. I am 48 and grew up listening to him and his brothers. May he rest in PEACE, GOD BE WITH US ALL. I just hope all the negative statements will finally STOP


Barbara   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I grew up with Michael Jackson. He was an unexplainable talent and will be missed forever by many. SO WHERE WAS LIZ TAYLOR AND DIANNA ROSS??? How rude!!


Rose V   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

It was very joyous and emotional ceremony. I learned that never to judge a person what media says about any human being. You truly never a human mind and heart until you have personal communication with that person to find out what they are thinking and feeling.

Never, Never, Never judge a person what has been said about him.

MJ was God's gift to whole world to open their heart, apperciate and be respectful of each other – regardless race, color or religion.

Rose.


Manny   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Michael Jackson was truly the greatest performer of all time and he will be missed


SUSAN URSHAN AND STEVEN LEWIS   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

THE REFLECTION IN THE MIRROR TODAY WAS ONE OF GLOBAL UNITY, LOVE, COMPASSION, AND TRULY INSPIRATIONAL.
MAXIMUM RESPECT TO THE ENTIRE JACKSON FAMILY, MAY BLESSINGS OF STRENGTH BE YOURS TODAY AND ALWAYS!
LOVE, SUSAN & STEVEN


Carlotta   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I pray that all news coverage will let this man rest in peace...Does it matter that he was in debt? Not to his family. Leave his past in the past it doesnt matter anymore...He is gone. We cant judge him only God can. Only God knows where Michael is lifting up his head. Lets not be so quick to cast stones when we live in glass houses ourselves. Michael was just a MAN.


Mara   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Larry – do you think they will sell the DVD of todays memorial? I would love to purchase a copy.


Vanesa   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

This farewell memorial service was ONE CLASS ACT!
God bless the Jackson family, especially the children.


Gina   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

thank you to the Jackson family for allowing us to say good bye to Michael Jackson. He will never be forgotten. Little Paris brought tears to my eyes when she spoke. We love you MJ!!!


LEROY NEALS   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

His music was from my finest years and now i am left with tears. I will alway's , alway's remember him. LHN


Isabel   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Representing The Dominican Republic, rest in peace MJ.
You will never be forgotten.
ADIOS AMIGO


Kim   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I grew up with michael and his wonderful heartfelt music, I hate his life had to be lived as he went through with all the ridicule, being accused. All the people that took advantage of him instead of embracing him and his wonder love he had for the human race. What star in this world has ever donated money or raised so much money and oh my all he done for the kids. To the Jackson family I'm so sorry for the loss of Michael but remember always he is and always will be with us, and lives on in his children. God Bless you.


kathy thomas   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

What a beautiful tribute. It was really fit for a KING!!!! There will never be another artist like Michael and he definitely did leave too soon. Much love to the Jackson family!!!


Nadia - canada   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Michael Jackson was a hero . The media should show their respect and keep his children out of the spot light . He is not here to shield and protect them.


Ann Nimus   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Michael was both an international icon and an hero that will surely be missed.


Brenda, Seattle   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Michael had the voice of an angel. The next time you hear one of his songs, take a moment to really listen to his voice. It's absolutely beautiful. There will NEVER be anyone like him. I feel sad that he had to live his life as a victim of his own success; so loved, yet so lonely.


Marilyn of Tallahassee   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

My heart feels torn to pieces. The memorial today was beautiful and I was pleased that Michael's song GONE TOO SOON was used so artfully by Usher. But, nothing, no one will ever take the place of Michael's genius, Michael's loving heart, Michael's brilliant dancing. My love goes out to his family. He will always be loved and treasured. What a blessing to have had him for even a short time.


Marsha   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I am still speechless, it was beautiful. RIP Michael.


sarah minnesota   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Nice covering larry, Michael we miss u , WORLD Heart is Aching Today .....finally u are @ peace .....


JanelleCReid   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

MJ was a phenomenal performer whose rich legacy will live on forever!


dolly mehra   July 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

The world did not only lose a music genious but a wonderful human being. We love you Micheal! May your soul rest in peace.


James   July 7th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

And today the world stood still and shed a tear. The community as one. Brought together again by this beautiful soul, who only wanted to share the light in his heart. The glorious colors that came from his music and poetry. The people who joined together to celebrate the life, the work, the wonder, the love that this wonderful, beautiful spirit brought to the world. I think we all should remember that through time the most wonderful souls have been subjected to ridicule, scorn, torment and haterid. Only in time was their true beauty seen by all. I am sad for those who really knew Michael, and yet they are so blessed that they were able to be a part of the true beauty and love that he tried to share with the world. Thank you for the music that you gave us. Thank you for sharing yourself with us. You will be forever missed, but never forgotten.


Charnz   July 7th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

This was just the most moving tribute; so appropriate for a legend and man of his stature. I love MJ he was magical to me.


Randolph Nutter   July 7th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I think today's memorial was awesome. MJ is loved by many, his music will live on with us, now he is at peace. God bless the Jackson family thanks for giving us so many memories.


Theresa Miles   July 7th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

The loss of Michael Jackson, was a loss of some of my childhood. I love you,MJ. Rest in Peace.


kerla   July 7th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

michael jackson was a great performer.i enjoyed his music.i was deeply touched my his memorial.it was well organised and touching.when his daughter spoke it touched my heart.MJ u will be deeply missed and remembered always...................WE ALL LOVE U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.


colleen westhaver   July 7th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

i am a long time micheal jackson fan i grow up listening to all of his songs. and i love mj for my hole life, mj is the best singer, in the world and no one will never take his place in my heart mj you are not alone we are here with you. you will always be in our hearts.mj was a good father and he raised his children to be just like him and all of them will turn out perfect. you can tell he loved his family.
i know when i heard the news about mj i just started to cry because i loved mj and i still do. to the jackson family i'am sorry for your loss and to everyone who is reading this keep mj in your hearts. there will be no day that goes by that i don't think about you mj,
my daugther started listening to mj music and she loves it and she is only 3 years old, mj music will live on and no one will never for get you mj. your family is in our prays at all times.
i will love you and i will miss you mj.


Belinda   July 7th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Dear Jackson Family:
Thank-You for allowing the world to bear witness to such a beautiful soul-stirring and historical farewell tribute to a loving member of your family -Michael Jackson aka The King of Pop aka The Greatest Entertainer In The World! His kind and gentle spirit will be missed.


Tammy Newmark   July 7th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

My husband and I sat and watched the memorial today. Its still hard to believe he is gone. I feel a loss,its strange that I never met him but the loss is still there. I cant begin to understand the loss that his family feels at this time. Now after all is said and done. Hes in Gods hands. I have no doubt And maybe just maybe hes there with my loved ones singing with the angels. Rest in peace Michael, and God bless your family and children.


Patrick   July 7th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Beautiful Service. I know Michael is with God smiling down on us all. May God continue to bless and keep his family. We love you Michael. Although we miss you, we all know you're in a better place.


Karen   July 7th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

May Michael finally get the peace that he deserves.


K. Lee   July 7th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Where was Diana Ross?


Sherryden   July 7th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I loved his SMILE, it was beautiful! I still cant believe he's gone. I will always love him... God Bless you Michael Jackson RIP!!


Danielle Herring   July 7th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

This was an absolute wonderful memorial. We lost an ICON but heaven gained an ANGEL. There is not enough words to describe MJ. We all have atleast one great memory of this man. My heart goes out to his children. We lost an entertainer but they lost their father. I pray that their heartache is replaced by love. God Bless the Jackson family.


Auva D.   July 7th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Michael Jackson made history and inspired me. He will never be forgotten. I will smile even though my heart is aching.


Toni from OK   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

1. Immense talent.
2.. Too much success too fast.
4. Tragic personal life as a result

He seemed to be always craving for the childhood he never had. All these deep longings led to his many eccentricities and bizarre behavior. Now, in death, may he finally find the peace and happiness that so eluded him while alive, despite the adulation of millions of fans worldwide.
Michael Jackson will be remembered by everyone, he was a musical genius.

I loved his music and his lovely children are his greatest legacy.


brooke   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I have always felt bad for Michael Jackson because of the way the media treated him. I am a teacher and see many children who are considered "different" and are ostracized for their actions or the way they look. When the song "Will You Be There" was performed today it really made me think about what Michael wanted – to be loved and cared for. Some of his songs seem eerie now that he's gone because he sang about what he felt inside. There is a lesson to be learned from Michael; even though some people are not what we consider normal, that doesn't mean they deserve to be ridiculed and treated like a circus freak.


ETG   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

MJ may God rest your soul. I don't think there was a dry eye in the world when Paris spoke. I'm still crying. My God bless those beautiful children!!


Charlotte Hamlyn NS Canada   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Michael has finally found peace in the comfort of his maker who will say to him it's OK now Michael. The Pain is over. You are here forever and there will be no more judgement. Your heart will be protected for eternity.
Those of you who judged him (and you know who you are) I wouldn't want to stand in front of the maker when he hands down your sentence & judgement.
I am also happy to say I can sleep tonight because I am not one of you,.
When you realize (now much too late) I pray that same loving forgiving lord we have will be willing to maybe give you a second chance..maybe...

Judge not lest ye be judged...


Susan   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

In his passing we get to see the "life" that others shared with him. His mystique de-mystified by the many comments that those around him shared. I was moved hearing Brooke Shields but i was brought to tears hearing Paris honor her "daddy". After all he was just a man. We all made him bigger than life. I do hope that now he will rest in peace and that those children will have as private a life as possible.


Nina Parker   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

To The Jackson Family,
He give strength to those who are tired and more power to those who are weak. The people who trust the Lord will become strong again.
They will rise up as an eagle in the sky; they will run and not need rest;
they will walk and not become tired. Isaiah 40:29-31


Jeni Schmitt   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

This amazing man showed us all that one person can make a difference. He has defined my life through his music. He will NEVER be far from our hearts. It is now our responsibility to give his gift of love!


Lyonel Carriere   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

The World can believe it or not.... They just lost a Pure Genius.


Dawn   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Like so many others, Michael was a big part of my family growing up. We listened to his music all the time and my brother learned to dance by watching Michael's videos. I tought the memorial was an excellent tribute to such a talented musician and a wonderful humanitarian. Paris brought me to tears with her heartfelt statement to her father.My heart goes out to those beautiful chidren and the entire Jackson family. May God bless and carry you through this difficult time.


Maria   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

To the Jackson family, you lost a father, son, and brother who was beloved by his fans not only for his music, but also for his sweet, gentle, and kind spirit. Michael will live on in our hearts forever!


Sharon Ann   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Michael Jackson was an integral part of the soundtrack of my life. As I reflect back on major parts of my life, his music was ALWAYS there. I feel so deeply for his family, especially his children and mother. It is never easy to lose a loved one. I lost my father almost a year and a half ago. It is never and easy thing to endure but we must move forward with our lives. We NEVER, never forget the ones we love. We carry our parents’ legacy forward within us. Always remember.

To Michael’s children I say “be encouraged,” your father will always, always be in your heart. Never lose sight of that. It will cheer you on the difficult days and it will make the good days even brighter. Carry that with you forevermore. My family and I pray for all of the Jackson family during this time.
Sharon Ann


Roslyn Davis   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

God Bless your family may the Lord comfort your family at this time of sorrow.We love Michael.


Dwanette Pullings   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I thought that the memorial service was beautiful! I have been a Michael Jackson fan for as long as I can remember. I thought that it was ironic that both Michael Jackson and James Brown both passed away on the 25th day of the month. Being that I live in Augusta,GA, the hometown of James Brown- aka "The Godfather of Soul", I was blessed to be able to see Michael Jackson in person for the first time ever in my life at James Brown's funeral. I just wish that it was at one of his shows instead of at a funeral. It truly lets you know what type of person he really was by taking the time out to travel to little Augusta, GA to attend The Godfather's funeral... We've truly lost two legends in my short lifetime!


Cindee   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I grew up with Michael Jackson, and loved all his music! My 20 year old son started listening to MJ's songs at age 14. He was the one to tell me of MJ's death. We are extremely saddened, but we know Michael is in a better place now. God bless his soul, and God Bless his sweet children who are left behind.


Linda   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I am still mourning, but today's memorial to mj helps me because I felt close to all his family, friends and fans. We have lost not only the greatest entertainer ever but an amazing humanbeing. Thank you for allowing us to view this amazing memorial to Michael. I only wish that he could see this outpouring of love for him.


Terry   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Be proud of the man in the mirror Michael. RIP


Stephanie   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I am so sad. I grew up with Michael and would cry if anyone said anything bad about him. I will miss his music and his talent. Isn't it sad that we only ap[reciate people and give them their flowers after they leave. He was a genius and so misunderstood. I hope that now he is able to remove the masks and reflect on all that he leaves behind. If I could only moonwalk!!! Thank you for a an outstanding memorial and tribute to someone who shaped my life through music and dance!!!


Cathy Carbajal   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Mr. King,
Thank you for the opportunity to let us speak. My heartfelt condolences to Michael Jacksons Family first and foremost. The memorial was World Class, thats all you can say I was so moved to see the people who did Love and respect him honor him in such a dignified way. I grew up with the Jacksons, they are a part of my life. It shows the world that all people are not cruel and vicious. Kudos to Rev. Al Sharpton and Congresswoman Jackson Lee, I cried my eyes out during their speeches. And the little mean streak that i have managed to surface and say to Congressman Peter King HA!! What do you have to say now? Guess you stand alone on that one. Will you stop and read the Plaque on the wall of the House?! Dare Ya. Mr. Larry King you are also Class thats why you were there.


Elana Barnett   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Dear Jackson family my thoughts and prayers are with you always. Just remember 1st Cor.12:9

My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness

Elana Barnett


Danielle   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Blessings and strength to the Jackson family during their time of loss. Thank you for sharing your son/brother/father with us. Despite what some say, we were blessed to have you, Michael. Thank you for your hard work, entertainment, inspiration and love. Miss you much!!


Tess in the I.E.   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I attended the memorial service today and I can tell you that this world is so fortunate to have had a gift straight from God named Michael Joseph Jackson. On the other hand, I disagree with the comment made by his current concert promoter that Michael was "...preparing for his greatest comeback ever". You missed the boat, Mr. Promoter. You should have paid more attention to the audience in the Staples center and around the world. People of all colors, faiths, languages, and ages gathered together to honor this one moment in history around a single man, Michael Jackson, in celebration of life and music. That my friend, is Michael's greatest comeback and simultaneously, greatest gift to each of us. Michael's "call" to Heaven was a gift to him for a job well done...he needed not to "come back" or prove he was the greatest to anyone. I think today's ceremony proved that... Thank you Jackson family for allowing us to share this day of happy and sadness with you. We are forever grateful to you all.


Marilyn Nolton   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I was so very appreciative that you, the family, shared Mr. Michael Jackson with the world on this day. Christ was ridiculed and never did a wrong to anyone. Michael was a mortal being sent by Christ and taken by home by Christ. I along with billions in this world share in your lost and grief. Michael is gone, but never will be forgotten.


Brandon   July 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

he was and is an inspiration to us all.


pinkbutterfly5   July 7th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Michael will continue to live in our hearts. R.I.P


Angelique Blanchard   July 7th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

I'll always 'remember the time' when I first heard MJ's songs and I just couldn't let go of him! The 'dance floor' will always shine and we won't 'stop until we get enough' cause that's 'the way he makes us feel' and even though he's 'gone too soon' we'll 'rock with him' through his music and videos.

The world, the music, my life, everything feels tremendously empty without Michael Jackson... but now he has the sky as a dance floor and I'm sure he'll teach the angels how to do the moonwalk!

You will always be remembered and I'll love you forever Michael and from the bottom of my heart and soul, thank you for EVERYTHING!

All the way from Dominican Republic I say to you: Rest in peace baby cause you well deserve it! C'ya later!


Sheraine   July 7th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

You will be missed M J. The only hang-up I have about this is that you probable did not know how much you were loved by the world. You have impacted lives and that will never change. Miss you RIP.


Cathy, Woodbridge, Ontario   July 7th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

One of the gentlest souls we will ever know. When I think of Michael Jackson, I think of light, life and love. Everything positive. I never had the good fortune to meet him but he will always be in my heart.


carol   July 7th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

jackson family , i pray for you and especially michael's children. may God always keep his angels around them and protect them. the service was beautiful and filled with class. thank you ...for sharing your son michael with the world....paris your dad was so peoud of you, take of your brothers love to you and yours and thanks for teaching at least part of the world that our character is not defined by the 8 colors in a crayon box!!!!!!! always and forever


Lilian Gonzalez   July 7th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

To Michael's family my deepest sympathy, my heart goes to his daughter and sons.
Michael, you and your family will be in my daily prayers.
I never met you, however part of my heart is gone with Michael.
I don't see him only as an brilliant person but as someone who gave unconditional love to everyone.
Michael for ever RIP.

Lilian
Toronto – Canada


Greg   July 7th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

What a wondrous event and s fitting tribute to a person who has touched so many. Paris was a great finish... I wonder if Rep Peter King heard her speak. Would he have the nerve now to call her Dad a pervert...?


Steve   July 7th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Hi,

I am from Chicago and 27 years old.

One thing that comes to mind when I think of Michael Jackson is back in the day when I was a kid going up to Wisconsin for overnight camp on a big bus listening to "Black or White" on my walk-man.

I hope the sadness does not last too long for everyone.


Gina   July 7th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

This should have never happen I wish someone was there in time to stop this from happening. I grew up with his music and watched his videos from childhood to adulthood and feel the hurt as if it was my own brother that past away which has happened in real life to me also. The world will miss him dearly. If he wanted to make a come back it was only for the new generation and boy he made an impact. When my time comes I will look for you Michael in heaven. Love you and Miss you Dearly. Lots of Healing to the children and family. Never forget you will be with him one day in Heaven and Michael is always with you. Just take time and look at eachother and you will see him everyday. Neverending Memories Michael...Love you.


Martonnio Parham   July 7th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

The Memorial was very respectful to the King Of Entertainment Michael Jackson, My mother is heartbroken. she has been a fan of the Jackson's for 38 years. Me and my mother are hurting and we offer our condolences to his entire family, from your fans in Memphis


Valrie Knowles   July 7th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

MJ is a Living Legend, he may not be here with us on earth but WILL always be in Our HEARTS.
Love Valrie Knowles


Lori   July 7th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

The tribute to Michael today was a tribute to his family. It was a beautiful send off to the greatest entertainer of all time. It was just the right amount of memories, performance, and eulogy. His daughter Paris really brought home the message that in the end, as beloved as he was to all of us, he was the dad that three children loved deeply.


ChadeneReidJA   July 7th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

MJ is a musical guru! He will truly be missed! xoxo frm Jamaica


E.T   July 7th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Micheal, Prince, Paris and Blanket, you have my love always


Christina   July 7th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

I am wondering why Oprah has come and out said nothing concerning MJ's passing. Any thoughts?


Paula in Albuquerque   July 7th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Yep! The Jackson 5 had a cartoon series...Check Youtube...


Joni   July 7th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

There are not enough words that could express the sorrow we feel, to the Jackson family and especially to Katherine Jackson and Michael's 3 children, always remember as Michael sang it perfectly, "You are not alone", may he forever moonwalk with the angels.


Omair Hassan   July 7th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Michael..a synonym for inspiration and it WILL NEVER DIE!!!


Nicole and Cindy   July 7th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

It's so sad that somebody so great was only finally recognized as a person instead of a personality after his death.


Carmina   July 7th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I'll never forget the first time I heard "Billie Jean" and I'll never forget the love I saw today!


mariner13   July 7th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

the king of pop went to meet the king of rock


mari, Texas   July 7th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

The service was beautiful, i grew up with his music..he's close to my heart along with my childhood memories...RIP. M.J


Sylvia   July 7th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Michael's memorial was not a concert of artists competing for the best vocal award; it was not a group of stars fronting, show-casing and trying to be seen; it was not an exhibit of fan-fare, gotcha, show-out and show-offs. It was a true and genuine celebration of Michael's life, love and humanitarian gifts. His wonderful and gifted family exhibited the class bestowed upon them by their parents and Motown. Motown represented the best in Michael and the best of Michael. Mr. Gordy and Mr. Robinson said it best. The world is truly a better place since Michael Jackson has made a change. Thank you Michael.


Taylor   July 7th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

michael was a phenomenal artist and the entire world will miss him!


Elizabeth   July 7th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I want Michael's family to know that my heart is broken for you all. I grew up listening to Michael's music and loving everything about him. May the good Lord give you all strength to get through this most difficult time and to his 3 beautiful children god bless you all I know he loved you dearly. xox from NL, Canada.


Charlotte Moore   July 7th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Michael home going was fit for a King and King he was. To the Jackson family my prayers are with you.


Lorena Zamosteanu- Bucharest, Romania   July 7th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Michael was the first artist to visit my country after the Revolution,in 1992 and later came back, in 1996.He supported an orphanage here for 11 years.
I feel blessed I got to be at one of his concerts and I`m just grateful I got to live in these times as to appreciate a great composer,dancer,the perfect entertainer, but also the shy, polite,playful,kind human being, and most of it all, "the best father you can ever imagine".
Today you once again brought us together as we sang,danced,smiled and cried all at the same time.
I know you`ll continue to watch over your children and over all the children in the world and that through your music you`ll inspire us to keep on singing,dancing and making a change.
And our best tribute for you would be love and peace and to your kids, normalcy.
Thank you. I love you, Michael!


toy foley   July 7th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I never realized how emotional I would be. I love him


Cassandra   July 7th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I am well pleased with the farewell ceremony to Michael today. I will miss my childhood "dream" boyfriend.


Smart   July 7th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Micheal will ever be in our memory, he is a true legend and the greatest of all entertainer of our generation.


Laurie   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

RIP Michael. Your memorial was a wonderful tribute to your wonderful talents.


jasmine gurley   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Yes, michel jackson was a icon, and a bueatiful person inside and out. i miss him because i relized that he was a remarkable person. i wish i had the chance to be a close friend of michel, not because he was a super star, but because i wished i could have been there to tell him that i am here for you and i do not judge you. i'm sure that's wat his family and friends did. God said i will not put more on you than you can bare. God decided that michel had all he could bare, even though he was gone far too soon.


tanya   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

this day was incredible...it was like watching the inauguration all over again...just seeing people of all races, colors and cultures together was so satisfying to witness, (again)....this proves that we CAN... all live in harmony.


Kifa   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Michael Jackson was an inspiration to all- He will be missed


Cindy Giddens   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I'm a nurse, who works nightshift. I could not miss the memorial to Michael Jackson, so I awoke after just an hour sleep to watch it. It was so very touching. I felt it was very well done, and was especially touched by Jermaine's version of "Smile", including M.Js daughter, Paris's touching words for her father at the end. I couldn't stop crying! I grew up with Michael's music, and have grown to love him over the years, as everyone in our era has. There will never be another Micheal Jackson!


sasha   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Hello,
As I was watching the memorial service today, I remembered something- that Michael Jackson was a person with an amazing soul. All the 24 hour coverage has been crazy sometimes balanced sometimes sneering. However, in this past week, no one has mentioned the humanitarian causes that MJ supported, founded, or all of the personal efforts he made to aid others. Can you imagine giving 500 million dollars to charity- we make such a big deal of celebrities who gave 1 million or so. Just thinking- that is about the debt he now owes. All the eccentricities and foibles that are being covered seem so silly now. Bringing up the allegations etc. for which MJ was found not guilty of, seems very disrespectful to me.
His legacy is that he gave millions happiness and hope. Hope that the world would be a better place – in the form of music, personal attention, money, and even in character.
It is such a shame that MJ has passed and NOW we realize.


Lisa ( age 47) Florida   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I pray that we all remember the way we felt today as we watched and listened to the tribute to Michael Jackson. As tears rolled down my and my 15 year old daughters face it struck me what this dear man had to go through to get to the end of his life. He was truly a gift from God that all too often we took for granted. We are truly the World and we must take a minute each day to love one another. Rest in Peace sweet boy, you have certainly more than earned it.


AngieCherie   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Michael's Memorial was sad but beautiful. God bless his children and family. Jesus wept because he was persecuted and today I wept because I feel that Michael was a gift from God and so many hurt him with the rumors, greed and all the awful tabloids. If only they had taken time to understand that he had a pure sweet childlike innocence, a true gift from God, and not some corrupt wicked soul. God bless you Michael. Thank you for all you have given the world. I know you're with the King of Kings, God Almighty. RIP.


Jose Morales   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Thank you M.J. for the memories. You will forever live in our hearts.


Evelyn   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I'm in disbelief that he is truly gone. I feel like I've lost a family member today.


SBMaggie   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I was lucky to visit Neverland and meet Michael and wanted you to know that Brooke's reference was to MJ's Neverland logo – a boy (I don't know if it's michael as a kid) perched on a crescent moon... i thought it was a very lovely thought and made me smile thru tears


Vimin Gayle   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Thank you Micheal for your amazing contribution to the performing arts! Deeply missed!


Bobby A.   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

So sad to lose a kind and gentle soul who wanted to remain an innocent child. What is wrong with that? He was a man who wondered why the world was the way it was, and was badly misunderstood and treated poorly by many people who need to "look in the mirror." Such a phenomenal entertainer that will go down as a super icon for all of history. There will never be another Michael Jackson, and it's sad that it takes someone's death, to realize how really special they are. RIP Michael... I hope you can now find some of the peace you were unable to find in this world that can unfortunately be so cold and cruel nowadays.

Condolences to Michael's family, friends, and millions of fans.

Also, a very nice memorial service today... including a great and heartfelt performance by Usher, and a very genuine and heart-breaking moment when Paris spoke about her father.

Oh, and someone please tell the father he's acting inappropriately, when he comes out and says that he is "great" and promotes a record company, days after his son's death. What is THAT?


judy   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

What amazed me since Michael died are the people who have said what a good friend they were with Michael which in a way is almost unheard of to have so many friends.

Generally, most people have very few good friends but all those that have talked about being good friends with Michael seem to express how really good friends they were.

That to me says that Michael must have made all those around him feel very special and that certainly shows what a tremendous person Michael must have been.


Milt Peele   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Michael:

My children and I will miss you eternally. My love goes out to your family and you. Thank you for the unconditional memories and you will forever live in our hearts. We love you Michael!!!


Lisa Ford   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

To Prince ,Paris and Blanket
You will always be in the hearts of all, your dad's legacy will live on forever with you in mind. God bless today and always....


Toni from OK   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

He truely will be missed by millions of people as he had a gift and made people happy..


Alicia Bennett   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I am a 47 year old mother of a teen. I was rather unaffected by Michael's death ( I thought). I have cried many tears today. I cannot imagine the PAIN that this talented man endured. Yes...I have forwarded cruel internet jokes at Michael's expense and suddenly I am so very ashamed and sorry very sorry for it all. We were all guilty of being mean, crewl and judgemental of a man that I more and more feel like was just like my own inner child. Have we "stoned this msan" by proxy???? We could have much better spent our time focusing on KNOWN evil in our own government and financial structure than to pick on this fragile man of such talent. Was he the real life :Truman Show???" Sadly, I think so...


reggie fowler   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

MJ you will be missed and love R.I.P The memorial service was great I loved it


Sandra Jackson   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Many people are perplexed about why people are so touched and personally engaged in the passing of Michael Jackson...particularly those of you in the media. Consider this: Michael's music touched that place in each of us that knows we can heal the world, that we can be kind to one another, that we can have peace in our time. Perhaps the leaders of the world need to take a lesson...the people want peace!


Sylvia serda   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Larry king, thank you so much for all you have covered on my idol . Many people have said that there has been too much coverage on Michael Jackson , but all u have done to celebrate the life of this gifted , amazing person means alot to many people and especially to me. Thank you so much.


Rebecca   July 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I haven't stopped crying for the last 10 days. I wake up wishing it's a nightmare! What an amazing and moving memorial. Befitting a KING!


AlvannaAli   July 7th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Michael Jackson was an inspiration to everyone! The big small and all colours of people in this world. No matter how much the tabloids may have put him in the face of the world he never disappointed those who truly believed in him!! Michael healed the world. I sympathize with the Jackson family and not forgetting his children and his dear fans whom his music will live in their hearts forever!!!


debbie   July 7th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I was pleasantly surprised at the memorial,.. I'm so glad it was so well done. I was so afraid it would be a 3 ring circus. I think Michael would be proud. But, I still don't trust JJ. I think he used his son to get what he has, and will use his grandchildren the same way. I pray for God to protect them.


monee stamp   July 7th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

i wish that i could go to michael's children an give them a big loving hug and commfort them their going through so much and i can relate in so many ways im only 14 i lost my father a year after i was born before my bday and my prayers are with there family ....


rusty   July 7th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Are me and my family going crazy or was there an image of Michael Jackson visible in flowers that were on stage. Once we spotted it was hard to miss.


Jean-Sébastien DuPont Montreal CA   July 7th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Thanks Michael,

Thanks for this simple ceremony. Respect to the artist and his familly. When Paris got up and spoke I just began to cry for the first time since we got this bad news of the Michael death.

Thanks to Larry King to did all perfect interview during the weeks, especially with Jermaine Jackson and Miko Brando. I never watch cnn before like the last week. All the world lost a friend. He was a part of our live since the 70's. Hope one day, I can visit Neverland with my kids as I visit Graceland with my father few years ago.

I'm 33, and my 3 boys know who is this man now 🙂 Celine Dion and Michael Jackson...

Only thing, where's Macaulay Culkin? Eddie Murphy ? great friend of MJ. Why we don't received any feedback for both of them


Jehann   July 7th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Michael Jackson's memorial was such a moving tribute to "the greatest entertainer that ever lived." Despite the ills in our world, it's such an amazing rush to smile at the good therein. My prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time. Grace, peace and love to all.


Sylvia   July 7th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Michael Jackson concert tickets... $150.00, Michael Jackson albums...$50.00, Michael Jackson...PRICELESS!!!!!


Heath   July 7th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Thank you, Michael, for the magic.


Laurie   July 7th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

My heart bleeds. My soul sings...bless you, Michael.


Janet Hawk   July 7th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

As I type this am filled with grieve, I cried each time I saw Michael's daughter Paris on the stage talking about how her dad was the f
best father you can imagine! I was touch by this little girl who and her brothers will never see they father again, omg look at all these goose bumps I have!! May the Loard help them through these difficult time.


Susan Kimbril   July 7th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I am 56 and a part of my soul died with Michael. I truly loved him and his music, and I have cried all day watching the Memorial. Michael would have been honored to know he really had so many people that loved him. He was not alone, and I think he knows it now as he looks down at the World. My condolences to the Jackson Family and Children. God Bless You.


Marcia   July 7th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Please let Michael go home to his beautiful Neverland.


shirley adams   July 7th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I am a longtime fan of Michael Jackson. I remember the first tv appearance on the Ed Sullivan with his brothers. I remember getting a couple of dollars to buy the magazines (Rignt On and Sixteen) every month. I was impressed with the beautiful tribute to Michael Jackson.I was moved by the words of his daughter Paris Katherine. I just want the Jacksons to know that they are a beautiful family and know that they are loved. I will be praying for you all and MJ "children. Michael Jackson legacy will live on forever. I will miss him.

Shirley Adams
Alex. Va


Waneta   July 7th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I am over 60 and have lost loved ones, but never anyone like Michael. He rocked my world the way no one ever could!!


Doctor Doo Little   July 7th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Not loo long ago the world said many hurtful words about Michael Jackson and he heard every word uttered from the mouths of his critics, his judge and from CNN.com. Today the world are saying all those wonderful words about Michael Jackson, his admirers, his friends and CNN.com BUT he can't hear a word you are saying. It is so sad isn't it? Why not practice on respect, honour and love when the person is still alive and well rather than giving him the biggest honour BUT he is not even there.

If we give 10% of this type of attention to our fallen soldiers, how much we can bring comforts to their families and the troops in the field?

I wonder what we will do next.


Yetunde Alao   July 7th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Michael was larger than life he will be forever missed but one thing people need to stop doing is comparing him to Elvis or the Beatles there is really no comparison Michael was the consummate entertainer, philanthropist humanitarian the world has ever seen. RIP MJ


Kemia   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Today, was for me a day like no other, I sat and I watched the services for the homegoing of the Greatest, truly the Greatest entertainer of all time, and I just cried, It was as though I had no control over my own emotions, I didn't want to cry because as Mr. Stevie Wonder put it best, although we may want him here with us, God knew best, and he must have needed his angel more. But the out pour of love, the class, in which the services were persented and the comments & reflections about such a wonderful giving man, I could not fight back what was only natural for me, as I was touched so greatly. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family & true friends, but also my thanks, for giving us such a wonderful human being, someone to look up too, someone who was so real. There could never be another, you are the best Michael, the world can think and say what ever they may about you, but God knows who you are, who he made you to be, and I think that your family can rest knowing that you served your purpose here on this earth. You can rest now! Great Job Done! God Bless! & May your memory live on forever.


Tammy   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

the memorial was done in good taste.... I just started crying when his daughter came up to the Mike to talk about her dad.... I feel sad for his kids.... may Michael rest in peace


stella   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Mj. Physically you may be gone from this world but your spirit & music lives on forever. Rest In Peace.


barbara   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I cannot believe my Michael is gone! It hurts so bad!! But I know he's with Our Father who gave him to us as a gift, watched over him, hurt when he hurt, and laughed with him. There will never be another Michael Jackson! God's creations are never duplicated. We are all unique.
Life is short, they say. How true and how sad!
Love people. Be kind to your fellow man. Stop all these hating. You have only one life to live.
As a teenager, I slept with Michael's button under my pillow. He was very dear to me. I cannot believe he's gone.
You're with the angels now Michael! It's a peaceful, loving, and happy place up there. Thank you for everything and thank God for you!


amanda   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Michael Jackson had the biggest heart and was a true inspiration!


Barbara   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

No matter how many albums Michael Jackson sold or what conflicks surrounded him, at the end of the day he was someone's son, brother, and especially someone's father. Peace be with them.


Jeff   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

The service was very moving. To share his life. I was happy to see Paris speak about Michael as a great loving father to his kids.


Suki   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Michael is FINALLY, truly in Neverland, at last.


Tay   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

R.I.P. Michael Jackson. You will be missed.


lakeria   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

He Is Now Gone But NEVER Forgotten. My Prayers And Thoughts Go Out The Entire JACKSON FAMILY. My Heart Is SORE, And Will Be For A Very Long Time. ...R.I.P


misty gilleo   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Our Government and our people have always looked for a way to unite people worldwide in an effort of peace. That one tie that could bind us together not seperate us as individual nations, but unify us as one. Today we honored that key that we have had for so many years and noone ever REALLY realized. All over the planet people stopped today and gathered to say good-bye to that universal binding tie. Why is it that we all realize only too late the impact that someone has had on our lives? To his family, may the love of Michaels fans that you have witnessed over the last few weeks never leave you.

May the one who is drowning
be safe on My shores
The one who is yearning
may he want no more.

The one who is lost
may he take my hand
And realize I too was
once merely a man.

The one who is weeping
may he cry out My name
For his heart and Mine
are one in the same.

The one who is dying
may he come unto Me
So the soul that he carries
will finally be free.

I wrote this for my Dad when he passed away almost 10 years ago. Michael my you find safety on His shores and finally be free.


LaTaunya Holloway-Porter   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Iam a fan of Michael and the Jackson 5. I have loved their music since I was a young lady here in Louisville, KY. When the news broke that he has passed away, I was in total shock! I am 49 yrs old and will be 50 in September, so he and his brothers are my generation. That's too close for comfort! I will always remember how my sister, cousins and I would "fight over" whose "boyfriend" Michael and his brothers were (hehe). Every week when my sister and I got our allowance we would go to the record store and buy their 45s and albums. Those were the good times my life. As of today I play his CDs for my children and they love the Jackson 5 Greatest Hits, Thriller, Off the Wall and Bad. He will be missed. God Bless his family and may Peace be with them. Stay strong and God will do the rest.


Cindy De Laet   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

What a beautiful service.......if he only knew.......God Bless!


Fred Saliba   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Michael Jackson is/was an American treasure!...his music is the soundtrack of our lives. I feel lucky and privledged to have seen him in concert with the Jackson 5, witnessed the Motown 5 special, watched Captain EO numerous times......I could go on forever, and even though I have never met him personally, I feel like I have lost a friend!.my thoughts/prayers with his family, and may his memory be eternal!!!


Pamela   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Dedicated to Michael

Soft Spoken, Singing, Dancing, Entertaining Powerhouse
Love abounds.
Something to be taught,
To our World, to Humanity.
What will it take? When will we finally learn?
To return to innocence,
So that we can truly and fully experience,
The energy of peace, love, joy, and wonder.
There are few who know this,
And they were put here on this earth,
To teach us to be innocent.
To let go of self, to let go of ego,
To love one another, unconditionally.
Without judgment, with an open heart,
So we can truly know and experience one another,
As the beautiful spirits that we are.
And that alone is all we need to know,
To have peace on earth.
We are all great,
Each and every one of us, with our light that shines.
So let’s share and accept each other’s greatness and uniqueness,
And be united as one.
One energy, one love, one peace.
It’s time to make a change.
We will never forget.
We will always remember.
Your beautiful spirit.
That is soaring high.
And your message of peace, love, joy, and wonder.
Love abounds.
Something to be taught,
To our World, to Humanity.
Soft Spoken, Singing, Dancing, Entertaining Powerhouse.
May your beautiful spirit forever soar.

by Pamela J. Wells


LEROY NEALS   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

i am honored to have lived to see the greatest icon, EVER


Patrick   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

what a great man, amazing singer


Jennifer   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

To the first man I ever wanted to marry, when I was 8, rest in peace


Amit Walia   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I still can't believe that he has passed away. It's a very sad day and we should make this day a national day dedicated to Michael Jackson.


Tammi Hutchinson   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I just wanted to send my prayers to the family but especially to his children. I saw Michael In concert in Jacksonville, Florida in 1984 . I was only 8 years old at the time. I have always been a fan and I have reconnected to the love for his music through my kids. My daughter is 12 and she loves his music. I just introduced her to it and I guess its a way I have connected with her. I still can not believe he is gone. I hope the world realizes what a wonderful person we have lost and he does live on through his music and the eyes of his children. May god bless them and his family.


Maria   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Michael, your legacy will live on. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Jackson family and Michael's children. We know you are watching over us. God bless


Smart   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Micheal will ever be in our memory, he is a true legend and the greatest of all entertainers of our generation.


Deborah Whitehurst   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Larry,

I taught school with Memphis City Schools as a first year teacher in 2002. The school principal wanted all of the inner city school children to know about Michael's message. Therefore, he played the song "Man in the Mirror" to inspire all of the children. He would use Michael as an example of all things that could be accomplished in life. He would tell all of the students to 'look in the mirror and make the change.' The music would resonate throughout the building and inspire the students so much. Michael Jackson had a strong appeal to inspire and unite with his music and spirit of his heart. May God always bless Michael's children and entire family.

Deborah


meredith   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

michael, without you music just wouldnt be the way it is today you were a great inspiration to so many people thanks for all you have done.


Jenelle   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Michael Jackson is the soundtrack of my life – I'm just 46 but I can't remember a time when his music wasn't a wonderful part of my life


Ana   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Michael Jackson's life to me is an example of how love can heal the world. His legacy to me is the message of love and compassion for all life expressed beautifully, not only through music but his entire life. God bless his family in this deeply painful moment. I am so moved and never cried so much for someone I will never have the great privilege of knowing personally. Michael, thank you for inspiring me to cherish our Earth and our world. You live in us, and I know you are smiling at the millions of people whose lives you changed for the better, and forever.


mikeNmichelle   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

michael was an angel this world didnt deserve xoxo rip MJ


Kim   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

The memorial today was extravagant. I don't think it could of been any better. The family didn't have to share this monument event with us but they did and I thank you for that. I cried through the whole thing and even continuing to watch through out the day I still am so very emotional. The world is just so cruel in bashing and hurting others, but hopefully today the world will come together again in unity. Believe in the inner spirit of people. Quit listening to rumors get the facts as Michael has said on many things GET THE FACTS before u ridicule me. I love you Michael and shall you rest in peace. In the golden city you will not have the world ridiculing you anymore. You will be at peace and can laugh and love again. And monst of all be free.


G. Liu   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Michael Jackson was the Mozart of our time. He was incredibly talented, and we are so sad to see him pass. Goodbye MJ.


Rosemarie Chavez   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

My heart goes out to the jackson family. It broke my heart to see Paris up on stage talking about her Dad. He will be missed by all and everyone that cared about him will surely find it hard to go on without him. Thank you and RIP Micheal!


lisa palmer   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

It was a very nice show, but I agree with the family about what they said now he can be left alone in peace and he doesnt have to worry about anything anymore. He was the greatest singer in my book and my favorite please let the family know he will never be missed and forgotten in my eyes i just wished i had a book or picture of him . live in peace Michael we love you


Kim   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Michael's heart was big enough to comfort us all


mak   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I just want to say that i hope the children of MJ will stay with the Jackson family because they clearly are a strong and loving family.


Mandella C   July 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Michael Jackson was an inspiration especially to African Americans. I was so proud and honored. I felt like the torch and challenge was passed to a new generation of artists and inventors. We have to continue the work. Losing Michael hurts but knowing his legacy helps. It helps me to move, shake and change the world with my creativity. Thanks Mike.


Omar, Canada   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Today the world celebrated the life of our Superman, Michael Jackson. You are now shining on all of us from above. Thank you Michael.


hakim   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

first time me and my mother cried together.... what a closure... Will miss you M.J.


northcarolinian   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

One pedophile less in this world. He should be jailed long time ago for what he did to those young boys.


Sarah   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

To the Jackson Family: Thank you for sharing Michael with the world everyday, and especially today. May he finally rest in peace. His healing spirit will live on through each and every one of us.


Evelyn De Costa   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I remember being 10 years in the fifth grade, and the first 45 record I ever purchased was "I'll be there".


Dawn   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Thank you John Mayer. I could not have said it better myself. Watching todays Memorial made Michael Jackson more human to me than ever before. Michael you will never be forgotten.


colleen   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Micheal Jackson gave me a lot of joy...may he find some peace wherever he is...to his family may they find solace in the love the world has for him.


Dan Matthews   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

God bless Paris and her siblings


Tonya Wilson   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Someone asked, "who will pay for the memorial service". I say, it paid for itself.


Mihai   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

MJ was too big for such a small world


KmberlyNLA   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Today's memorial was pitch-perfect; befitting of the Greatest Entertainer of ALL Time


ANNIE   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

M.J. was one of a kind. there will never never be another like him R.I.P. MJ


Steve Butzel   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Wish I'd seen the entire ceremony. What I saw was beautiful. I wish I'd known the real Michael Jackson not the one we knew threw the media.


Heidi   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Thank you to the Jackson Family for sharing a moving and loving tribute!


Lashonte   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

May you finally rest in peace Michael as will continue to forever be in the heart of the entire world.


Michael Harvey   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I grew up with Michael, my children grew up with Michael. He really impacted our lives in a most wonderful and positive way. Thank you Michael and We Will Miss you.

Cornwall, Ontario, Canada


C Tudor   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Will you take back last night's show, your comments as a Circus?


marlene espinoza   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

the memorial was beautiful. paris broke my heart. i hope the kids stay with katherine. all i can say now is see you in the new world, paradise on earth. jeovah is with you now. r.i.p.


Sean Coles   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

If Jeffery Toobin is going to speak of Michael Jackson, then he needs to speak from facts! Period… As a journalist, you cannot quote what is felt to be fact, you must speak the facts.
For one, Michael Jackson never claimed to have slept in the same bed with other children. If Mr. Toobin had taken the time to watch and comprehend what Michael said in the “Living with Michael Jackson” interview, he said and I quote “Ain’t nothing wrong with sharing your bed…” seconds later the boy that brought accusations against him said Michael slept on the floor.
Secondly, when was Michael Jackson convicted of a crime? To take what you believe to might have happened is not fact but an opinion. As an American, that’s your right but as a journalist, you stand under a Code of Ethics that states you will “Seek Truth and Report IT.” So until he can come up with documentation of Michael Jackson being convicted of a crime, then he and others in the media of like mind need to stop sharing their personal opinion as fact. Let Michael have in death what most failed to give him in life, RESPECT!


amy abbott   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

You could actually feel his music. There is no other artist who can hold a candle to him and what he did for mankind.


JoAnn A DiCrispino   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

God Bless You Michael – You will live in our Hearts Forever!


JJ   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

what a beautiful service!!!....luv you Micheal!!!!!


Scott Wenger   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

"I'm gonna make a change, for once in my life........" Thanks for trying Mike. You are Missed!


Chadia Reid   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I truly loved MJs music, I wont stop playing till I get enough!


Arvind   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

The greatest entertainer – he will be missed


sean coniah   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

A truly magnificent tribute to a truly magnificent man. I was moved to tears multiple times throughout the tribute and thought it was a wonderful way to honor such a great man who rightfully deserves the worlds attention. Love you Michael.


Beth Wytovak   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

We love Micheal && you will be missed, the world was a better place with him in it!


Mary Ann   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I watched the Michael Jackson Memorial and was deeply moved and honored to be a part of this memorial. Also, video's or CD's should be made available to the public. I would love to have a copy to remember Michael Jackson and all of his accomplishments.


Lynne   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I grew up with him. Each of his songs brings me to a place and time that makes my heart smile. I'll miss him too.


Maureen Feinstein   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I just have one word for the Jackson family..."CLASS". Wonderful and moving memorial.


Rebecca G.   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I am saddened by Michael's death and my heart hurts for his three beautiful children. He will be missed.


Marcy   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

We love you Michael Jackson! We will all be there for your family and your beautiful children! God bless you!


The Howards   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

The Jackson family ,

May God comfrot you

The Howards


Mark   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Goodbye Michael..
We love you more.


Judi C.   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Thank you Michael, for sharing your life and music with us. You will never be forgotten.


Kim   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

The casket and the Memorial was absolutely beautiful!!! Fit for the King that he was!!!


Ashley Marks   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

As i watched the Memorial for Michael Jackson today i could not help but to sit in awe. To sit there and see how one individual had the ability to touch millions upon millions of all cultures and all around the world is just remarkable to me. I have always been a strong believer that we are all put here for a purpose. I myself have found myself lost at times searching for mine and the only peace i find is in the moments i have had a connection or felt of use to another individual. I personally feel that Michael was put here for a very specific reason. He was given the gift of voice and dance as an outlet to share all the love he had inside with us all and to be able to reach out to and teach millions. How else can we possibly explain a man whose whole life had to deal with so much judgment, torment, and hardship, and yet still have nothing but love to give. Most of us deal with minor hardships along our way and it is so easy for us to turn bitter, cold, and resentful. Yet here you have this beautiful soul who no matter what he was faced with never let that change his heart or love for the world and the people in it. Only a true angel has this ability. We all have certain celebrities who we look up to or admire for different reasons but i think it is safe to say that he was a different kind of celebrity. Michael had the ability to make you feel individually loved without ever meeting him. You could listen to the lyrics of his song and just feel the emotion pouring out, you could hear in his statements how much he truly appreciated every single one of us. He didn't feel like a untouchable character in Hollywood, he felt like a friend. He once said he did not want to be known as a personality, but as a PERSON. He achieved that. I believe he loved us not only for being a fan but for hearing what his heart was trying to tell us and allowing him to make us better people. In my life the only other person who i have felt so inspired and motivated by when it comes to being the best possible person i can be, is my Grandmother. She was the most beautiful soul that i have ever been blessed to have had in my life and although i have never met Michael and although i had to share him with the world... i know that i have a piece of his soul in my heart right next to my grandma's. I learned with her that certain people are gifts and that at some point we must allow them to continue on their path even if that means we can no longer see them. I know that anytime i need her she is there, and now i find peace in knowing that any time the world lets me down and i want to give up on believing that there is a pure and genuine love inside all humans, I have Michael to guide me. He taught by example and i will never let his hardships be in vain.

So many of us put the importance of others in their looks, their bank accounts, power, etc. I however am blessed enough to know that none of that means anything. Anyone can get their hands on any of those "things" but not everyone can achieve a pure heart that knows how to love just for the sake of loving. When i tell people people that i can look in the face of Michael Jackson even after all the surgery and skin changes, and still see one of the most beautiful faces i have ever seen they may laugh or think it's just me being a fan. What they don't see is that real beauty is not characterized by what we see on the outside, it is the love that stems from the inside that truly shines out through the eyes of a true beauty. I don't see the color of his skin or width of his nose. What i see when i look at Michael is the purest person i have ever laid eyes on and someone's who's eyes hold a love that most can only wish to ever have the chance to posses. A part of me feels like whatever changes he went through for whatever reason were all a part of his journey and purpose. It allowed all races and cultures to relate to him not for the color of his skin, but as an individual of the human race and therefore use that in our everyday lives when dealing with others. Here was this man who had all this fame, all this money, and yet the only power he wanted was the power to unite the world and make a change. To give everything that was inside him and to share love whether it was given back or not. How many times can we as individuals say that we could or did give love when we felt like it wasn't given back. It is hard enough for us to just simply love, let alone love when it is difficult. How many can say that they are truly selfless. NOBODY. I do not think we will ever see another like Michael, he was an angel on earth and now he earned his wings.

I personally have not found peace in knowing that he was taken away so soon and what feels like too early. I still wish with every fiber of my being that i could bring him back for his family and children, and that i could have the opportunity to take away every ounce of pain he had to endure from the words or actions of another human, and i wish that i could wrap my arms around him and hug him so tightly so that he could feel even half the love he allowed me to feel. I wish that i could look straight into his face and find hope in his beautiful smile. I unfortunately do not have the ability to do any of those things but what i can do is use his life as a guidebook for my own and for when life gets rough and its hard to see the good in others. I will look at his life and remember all the love he gave to everyone and anyone and try to be even half the blessing that he was to everyone in his life, to everyone in mine. I can find some peace in knowing that even though i can't go to a concert and see him on stage dancing and singing and shining like only he can, i can make sure that his memory will forever dance on my heart and the words he spoke will stay engraved on my tongue just as my grandmothers have. Michael Jackson may have never knew my name or have seen my face but i know for sure that he felt my heart along with his millions and millions of fans and that he genuinely gave me a part of his heart for allowing him into mine . There is not many things in life i can be so confident about, but i have no doubt in my mind or heart that the power of true love and compassion doesn't need to be greeted or introduced... it is just simply felt!

All my heart,
Ashley Marks


Debi   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

A peaceful soul that touched the earth and made it a better place for everyone with his music.


Peter Fulton Foss   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

We have had it up to here with this Michael Jackson nonsense. The non-stop coverage on virtually every channel reached overkill status a week ago.

Wonderful men and women die every day in Iraq and Afghanistan yet receive scant notice.

No one can beat a story to death as can you people in the media.

ENOUGH ALREADY!


Terry   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Paris, you offered up the highest honor to your father


Andy Hildebrand   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Truly amazing event ... even more amazing ... MJ the person


Bobby   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Noone has or ever will entertain like Michael Jackson. He will be missed by the world!


Jim   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I am also mourning the loss of MJ; you will be missed but never forgotten! May your family find healing and comfort through your music and selfless contributions.


erin   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

love u Michael paris is a very lucky girl to have you as her father u will me deeply missed love you all erin h


zmk   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

When will the annual "MJ Heal the World Day" be ?


Sarah Warrington   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I just want to send my sincere heartfelt condolences to the entire Jackson family for the loss of their son, brother, father. He will be missed but will live in out hearts and our ears forever. R.I.P. Michael


tmb   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I grew up listening to Michael. God rest his soul.


Kimberley   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Michael Jackson will be sadly missed. Rest in Peace Michael. We will love you forever... you will never be alone.....


bell   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Micheal u will forever live in our hearts. we thank God for the time u lived here with us. we'll love and miss u always.


Marvin Ford   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Thank you God for giving us this brilliant human being – Michael Jackson. He's truly an amazing individual. He'll will be forever in our hearts.


liza and newaz   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

we love you michael , we will be missing you along with your million of fan and you will be in our prayer


w .dasey   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

i am sorry on a personnal level for the loss of a son brother and especially a father and yes a great entertainer who will leave a mark and i am saddened that he had to leave this world in order to find peace from all his demons but! mother's and father's sons and daughter's are dying every day in a crapy war for you...please give them at least half the recgonition you give him in this world for they do what they do for nothing except the love of country!! i am canadian and least i have the pride that when we have news of our fallen it will be publicly acknowledged with a travelled route down the highway of heros before they return to their final resting place..... please acknowledge the special people in life but donot ever put them above the humankind that give up thier life and family for you and your country without a second thought with only the thought that maybe their sacrifice could finally make the difference and change the thooughts of a world gone wrong...you all say micheal jackson was a man with thought i believe he would want to steer all this energy to positive love of peace because with out that thought every thing will be lost forever...never in this or in the next life time what a waste for all!!!our efforts for just love and peace for we all do bleed!!! luv wendy to all!


Issie   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I cannot begin to tell you the impact of seeing Michael Jackson's coffin being wheeled out to the hearse. Although I have seen all of your shows dealing with the tragic loss of this talented and dynamic entertainer that picture of the coffin draped beautifully in flowers gave way to overwhelming grief. Yes he is gone and he gave so much to the world. I hope that this gentle soul and I strongly feel wrongly accused and judged individual will find peace with the Lord.


Cyndamarie   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Micheal had the heart , mind and thoughts of a child, He was so mis understood by so many, HE WAS INNOCENT, HE was kind hearted. HE ment no harm to anyone, I hope the whole world can remember good things he brought and stop all the drama of the bad stuff. Cause it just wasn't true.

GOD BLESS YOU MICHEAL. FOREVER CHILD.
WE ALL CAN LEARN FROM MICHEAL and HEAL THE WORLD


Curt   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Michael was an inspiration to multi generations. He will live on FOREVER!


Alex Sorto   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

My deepest condolences to this family that brought such a star to the world and that will keep on shining thru his music...his children...and will live forever in every heart that still beats in this planet...


bosslady212   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Beautiful ceremony and fit for a KING! Thank you for sharing your gift Michael, I will miss you !!!


Bhagavad   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

HI Michael,

Have a nice sleep. God will take care of you


Scott Baker   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Michael...Man in the Mirror was the song that woke me up to your MAGIC...Thank-you! Whenever I would go into a music store, I would rearrange your music to have a prominent view. I was proud to help in such a small way. I felt your music more than any other artist...I was so excited to see you in London – Sept 21, 2009. It was my dream and one thing to check off for my 'life list'. When I heard of your passing, I was actually horseback riding on a ranch (CANADA). I just hoped it was more TABLOID JUNKIE stuff. I wish it was...You really have inspired me to live and to make the world better. You will be missed by so many. I wish the WORLD would have given you more respect and gratitude for the many ways you contributed to really make this earth a better place. With the detail in DANCE, TONE and BASS....An instrument of nature was given to us...We just were not ready to truly appreciate you. I created something to express the LOVE and heartache when I lost my pup.... It was you in part that inspired me to do this and many other things in life...

Why don't we as FANS show the world by creating TRIBUTE VIDEOS for MJ?? RIP MIKE!


Clacey   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

MJ was the best pop icon. I loved him and best to do the moonwalk.
I'm 7 years old.


rachel   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I am still crying.. We'll miss you MJ.


Bob Murphy   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

My wife & I just celebrated 40 years of marriage. Michael was there for all of it. I never thought we'd go on without him. He will be missed.


LaDedra   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

His legacy will transcend into something far beyond our comprehension. Rest in peace Michael.


Stacey May   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I was so moved by today's memorial. My heart aches for Michael Jackson's children.


Mimi   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

At last, Michael, you're free. Rest in peace. Lots of love from Canada.


steven   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Micheal is the king of pop nobody will never take that away his music will always be around in the coming years MJ is at peace right now my prayers go out to the jackson family.


Allan   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I saw the memorial today, and I will never forget the joy he brought to my life and many others through his music, and his generosity is what really made him shine as well. RIP Michael Jackson, you are truly and forever will be the KING OF POP.


sunny   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Micheal was the reason many loved music. I still can't believe he has left us but is in a better place. Simply the GREATEST THAT EVER EVER LIVED.


Eka   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Michael will always be the king and the greatest entertainer. I love you MJ!


Jackie   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

The tribute to Michael was very touching. I know his family was very appreciative of how much he was truly loved.


Brad   July 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

He was the King of pop but he was also the King of the 20 and 21 Century Humanity.


Jennifer   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

As most of us, I never got a chance to meet Michael Jackson, but I was lucky enough to have his music as a part of my life from the day I was born. I feel blessed to have all the memories wrapped up in his music. I want to send my love and prayers to his children and family. And I want to apologize for all the cruelty that was aimed at Michael. He is a human being, but unfortunately many saw him as a story to capture. I hope he is now able to be at peace.


Angelina Machado   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

thank you Larry & CNN for the remarkable job of bringing MJ spectacular memorial into our home


Greg   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

"Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off." Carl Jung.... RIP Michael, your talents will surely be missed by many a generation and your subsequent effects around the world will never be replicated. My heart goes out to your children and my wish for their hearts to heal quickly! Heaven is having a concert and you are the star!


Kristina   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Michael will be missed, but never forgotten. Its amazing that people finally realize how talented he was. His Legacy will live forever.


Kleist   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Maybe we can get a better glimpse into how MJ treated children by listening to his daughter's words. This was a beautiful service, and her words moved me. God bless the family.


Aryan Shoelkopf   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

One less nig in the world. White Power!


Madeline Respes   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Today's memorial was the most moving tribute to one of the world's most charismatic human beings. Michael; loved by many will be missed so much.


yele   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

God bless you Michael Jackson....I know you're in a much better and peaceful place.....


dd   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

we'll all miss mj and he'll live in our hearts forever


Betty   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Michael's music will live on FOREVER!!!!!


Quijuandra   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

i want to say that michael jackson was the greatest artist of our time. i want to say rest in peace michael jackson and my prayers goes out to his family, but especially his mother and kids. i love you michael!!


Susan   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

My heart is breaking to know that we have lost such a Loving, Careing, Talented human being. I have grown up with Michael over the years, and have shared the happieness, saddness, sorrows, joy's in Michael's life, even though I did not know him personally.. My deepest condolences and love to the family, but most of all to Michael's children, Prince Michael, Paris, and Blanket.. Your father loved you all so very much, you were his life, and always will be.. hold on to the loving memories you have had with your father and never let those go. As for the memorial, it was so very beautiful, and so very well done, Michael would have loved it and I am sure he was looking down from heaven smiling. Michael had dealt with so much in his life time, and I just want to say, only God can make judgments on his children, Michael being one of them, and I strongly feel that those people who wanted to judge Michael and to hurt him so bad, will now be the ones who will be facing our Lord and explain why it was they felt the need to do the judgeing on such an amazing human being.. and I hope those people are able to answer our lord. also to those people, how you can lay your head down at night knowing what you have put this poor man through, is something you now have to deal with for the rest of your days on this earth.. God bless Michael Jackson, you are with God now, and flieing with the Angel's.. Rest in peace, and finally live in peace with our lord.. we will never forget you, and always love you..


DJ   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

BEAUTIFUL SERVICE FOR A BEAUTIFUL HUMAN BEING
I LOVE u MJ REST IN Peace


Holiday   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

MJ,You are simply the greatest of all times


Corliss   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Michael will forever be instilled in my heart.


Xandra Jack   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I write from St, Vincent West Indies.

To the Jackson's especially the three young ones who lost their only parent, my heart goes out to them. You are all in my prayers. Find comfort in knowing...he's not dead....just away!


DeeDee   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I grew up listening to the Jackson 5 and when Michael came out on his own I was amazed. He just took the "world" by storm..It was listening to Michael's music that got me through each day. This encouraged me to turn my interest to music, it is my dream to write songs and promote other talented artist.
Michael had more talent then we will ever see again in our times. He was truely blessed and a superstar..
Michael may be gone, but he will live forever in song.
He will never be forgotten...
Please keep his family and children in your prayers always....


judy kolm   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I agree with what micheal jackson's brother said:: Now they will leave him alone and give him peace. I grew up with jackson's I was very shocked when I heard the news. May he rest in peace


Shauna   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

My you watch over your loved ones and the world each and everyday from the loving arms of God in heaven above. I love you Michael.


David J. Han   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

"We are out of our joys and he is out of his pain.." R.I.P. MJ


Trinidad Family   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Micheal Jackson was the great person that ever live he music will live on .


Frances   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

SMILE...so simple, so deep. You are loved MIchael...RIP


kym   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

The service was a fitting tribute to MJ. He was deserving and I hope he now has the peace that he never seemed to have on this earth. I will miss you MJ


Theressa and LeTriece Calhoun   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Michael was a wonderful and gracious man. The memorial today was a wonderful way of highlighting his beautiful life.


Ashley B.   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.- The Little Prince

I thought the Memorial was amazing, and touched me dearly! I am blessed to be have MJ. May he rest in Peace!

MJ


Yevette Lanier   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I found the entire service to be very moving. I cried the whole time. I found comfort in what Stevie Wonder said about God wanting Michael more than we did here on earth. May the Lord bless and comfort the family of Michael Jackson. Was Michael a Christian?


Chick McAleer   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

We love you Michael. You were truely the best entertainer of all ages.


Marci Dowdy - Springfield, Missouri   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I am watching Larry King's tribute to Michael Jackson.............Heal The World touched my heart as did the entire tribute at Staples Center...............Thank you Michael for your spirit and your love. My prayers are with the Jackson family.


Gina   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

This was a very fitting heart felt homegoing service fit for the king that Michael was and always will be. Thank you to his family for sharing him with the world. He forever changed all of our lives.


Stacy F   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Michael will live on forever in my heart. I love you so much!


Carl Keehn   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

MY HEART GOES OUT TO MICHAELS FAMILY. WE NEEDED TO SEE HIS HUMAN NATURE ON DISPLAY TODAY. THANK GOD WE DID!


Maggie   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Michael made us reflect in LOVE, that we need not judged as we are not aware of the pain anyone if feeling inside. He's pain was of the soul and makes be wonder Who will Be thre when I'm in pain, anguish, in joy and sorrow. I want to be there for someone and for whom better than children. I hope I can find a place to volunteer and make a child feel loved, cared and important. Thank you Michael. Love always, Maggie from Florida


derrick and joyce Gibbs   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

gone but not forgotten our thoughts and prayer are with the jackson famaily . and mrs] jackson your [womb] was richly bless by the Almighty for bringing up such wonderful Talented children ; Be strong because God knows every thing best [ Love you all]


alexis   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

thank you jackson family for sharing 1 of gods greatest gifts to the world with us


joe   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I thought is was a verry touching service and when Michaels daughter spoke you can rest asure that the entire world felt it and everyones eyes filled with tears. its just a sad day , its like the music died >


Beth   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Thank you for the memories Michael. Godspeed .


bernie romero   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

what a sad but awesome memorial to have!


Alison   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Looking out my window the brightest star in the sky has Michael Jackson's name on it .
Rest in Peace darling Michael


Stephanie   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I grew up with Michael. I feel as if I lost apart of my history. May you finally have some peace in your life. Sleep Well Dear Prince.


SHERILLE HARRIS   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

To the entire Jackson Family,
My prayers are with you, I have been a fan of Micheal since I became of age to listen to music. I also was born on August 29, 1966 I have been sad every since Michael died. Every year when our birthday came I would play his music and dance like he was there with me. Now it feels like i have lost my best friend, but this year in August i will celebrate his life and continue his memories in my heart.


Tree19   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

What a special day that all of us will remember....
The entire world felt Michael as one as we all wanted the world to be!!!


BT   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Today showed why he's the most important human being the world has ever known, not named Jesus.. Thanks for everything brotha! I'll miss you & love you Forever & always Michael! RIP MJ


Nic   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

God Bless Michael Jackson for the way his music touched us all. He will never be forgotten.


Aubrey Parent   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I'm only 21 years old, but Michael Jackson had a huge impact on my life. The first tape that I ever got was the Dangerous tape, and I played it until it didn't want to work anymore. I can remember watching the Thriller video and trying to copy every one of his moves. Michael Jackson is the reason I joined dance classes when I was younger. Rest in peace to a true legend.


Haidee   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

we will all miss MJ, but we just have to continue celebrating his legacy, no one will ever forget you Michael Joseph Jackson.


Chris P.   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Jackson family. My heart is heavy but all the joy Michael has brought to my life makes me smile. Thank you Michael, you will always be remembered in our hearts. We Love you.


Malaya   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Mj is a inspiration and I'm only 10 but I love mj wit all my heart and mj ur not ugly


Lisa B.   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Michael was truly amazing, for people younger to be affected by his passing as much as the people who witnessed all his hits and the beginning of his life, it says a lot about him. I hope his family stays strong for each other and for the children. Rest In Peace Michael Joseph Jackson, you'll never be forgotten


Ashley   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

R.I.P. Michael Jackson. You will always be alive in all of our hearts. I miss you so much! Why did you have to go at such a young age? I love you so much. You may not be here physically, but you are here and always will be here, mentally. You're truly the King of Pop! R.I.P. Michael Joseph Jackson! (:


michaela   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

He was great because he had a pure soul.


Denise   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Here in Canada, I am deeply moved by Michael's passing. How is it possible to miss someone you don't know? I'm not sure but I miss you Michael.


Sarah R.   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Michael's daughter Paris was so brave today to say those loving words about her father. I cried so hard because I can't imagine what she is going through and to be able to get up in front of thousands of people and talk to your father was very loving and inspiring.


Julie Fuentes   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I am deeply sorry for your loss. He is a cultural icon who touched people's hearts through his music all over the world. He will truly be missed forever.


nick   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

mr.mj was a fine person and number 1 king of pop

i give the family my sole


Rebecca Jones, Cheapeake, Va.   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Thank you, Jackson Family, for fostering a memorial that TRULY showed Michael's humanity. Prayers are with you.


Sidonie   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

There are not enough words for what he meant to me. The music, the humanity, the beauty of the man. I will miss him and my heart goes out to all the Jacksons.

We love you Michael. Rest in Peace brotha.


Patricia (Toronto)   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

What a beautiful, fitting memorial for Michael Jackson. I could not stop crying. My heart goes out to his children and family.

Michael will forever be loved & his music will live on. R.I.P.
I love you, MJ.


P. Mayers   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Farewell Michael. We love you, but GOD loves you more.


AnNur   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Michael, magic. Memorial, magnificent. MJ, massively missed.


Nate c   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

M.J will be greatly missed
he was well known and Loved my millions me and my friend alyssa loved him and all his music
we love u MJ and R.I.P


Nate c   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

M.J will be greatly missed
he was well known and Loved my millions me and my friend alyssa loved him and all his music
we love u MJ and R.I.P


Ericka   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Today's memorial was beautiful and very fitting for such a talented, God-sent individual. Despite all the stuff that's been said about Michael Jackson, Paris made everyone realize today that he was her daddy and that made their (our) lost that much more realistic to me. I love Michael, he was my 3rd grade boyfriend when the Thriller album was released and I will miss him forever.


MaryAnne   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Michael truly is a legend & will always be remembered, we Love Him So Much & Miss Him so much! As my husband & I watched the Memorial today, we were so touched by the entire beautiful Jackson Family, we just thought perhaps someone would have sung, "Never Can Say Goodbye", but we are singing it here in New York.


Adekunle   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

He is the greatest, I knew Micheal Jackson's name before i knew that of my country's president when i was a toddler. He really touched the world. we will miss him


brenda   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

i would to leave a prayer for michaels family
and bless them all


Ali   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I am moved especially the showing of bubbles the chimp


zlata   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Being born in Bosnia and not knowing that much english we learned all his songs and his moves very quickly because he is a legend and huge international star and he will be missed....we love you Michael


marva   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Michael's legacy will live forever! Thank you for the music.


Bobby A.   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Forgot to mention, Jermaine Jackson's performance was also very touching. I picked himself up nicely after he almost broke down. He seems like a good guy.

RIP Michael. You will be missed. I still can not believe it.


Sheraine   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

May you all be strengthened during your time of mourning. There are no words that come take the pain away, but my family and I will continue to pray for all of you. His hard work will not go in vein. We love you and always will.


Annie Warren   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I Love Micheal Jackson he is the King of Pop, He will be miss

Love Annie Warren Wa State.


Bobbi   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Jackson family should be proud as the memorial was perfection! Michael is glowing in heaven to know he was so loved and will be terribly missed. He and his music will live forever in my heart.


Judy Mahaffey   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Michael WAS a star...now he IS a star....shine on, Michael, my your light shine bright for all the world to see until eternity!


Randolph Nutter   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

An awesome man who deserves all the love given to him.


Kara   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Just Remember MJ..We love you and we will NEVER forget you! R.I.P :'(


EJay   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

God bless you michael! He will comfort your family!!!
You are and forever will be a jewel in our hearts!!!!


Jean Shy   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I saw Michael Jackson’s Memorial Service at the Staples Center today, like so many millions of others. I was sitting at home in my living room numb. I stayed that way until Usher sang “Gone Too Soon” because for me he is gone too soon. As I watched the service, the numbness melted away into a flood of tears. My heart is truly broken! And a piece of me went were Michael is now. I pray that he is singing, dancing, smiling, and laughing up there with God, making God happy too. I know Elvis Presley, Mahalia Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Sammy Davis Jr., Ray Charles, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Gregory Hines, Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and so many others who have also touched the world with their presence, are all welcoming Michael into this heavenly assembly.

I can’t explain what all Michael has meant to me. He gave so much as a child, and as an Adult, to everyone. I remember one special moment when I was watching his “Thriller” video clip, and I heard Vincent Price talking about “The Funk of Forty Thousand Years”; I mean who could come up with a statement like that? Then I saw Michael begin to dance in the graveyard on the video, when he started, I stood straight up from my seat. I couldn’t move from that spot. I had never seen anything like that. I was mesmerized, because it was phenomenal. I loved him so much!!!

I stood up for three other great Entertainers in my Life, beginning with Sammy Davis Jr., who also started out as a child Star. For me Sammy was the greatest Entertainer I had ever seen; and Jimi Hendrix playing on the Woodstock Concert, it was mind blowing and he was amazing. Then Aretha Franklin, who substituted one Night for Pavarotti on one of the Grammy Award Shows some years ago. When Aretha sang the Song, he was supposed to do, I don’t remember the name of it, but I remember the feeling, there wasn’t a dry eye in the Theater, and as I stood up, tears running down my face uncontrollably, it moved me so. But, before those three greats the two persons that exited me about becoming a Singer and Entertainer were Elvis Presley, Mahalia Jackson and Marilyn Monroe. They were my first idols and I love them still!

So, I thank God for these people that touched us, and Michael Jackson was one of them. He was the Baby of them. The Baby with the biggest voice, and the brightest star. He had something different from any other Entertainer that you have ever seen. Something special, that God gave only to Michael. I know that we are all blessed with gifts and talents. Michael showed us that we should always be about giving our best at all times. He was a giver, because he gave to me, and I can speak for all of us because I know that he touched the world with his love. I intend to celebrate his life by listening to his music, watching his videos; and by being all, that God created me to be. I’m sure that’s what Michael’s wish was for all of us. Be the Best you that you can be.

So enclosing I want to say I love you Michael, and I always will. You touched my life like no one else could ever do. Thank you and know that you will always be remembered, because I can never say goodbye!

Sincerely

Jean Shy


Celeste   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

A true inspiration!! M.J. did make the world a better place.


Grace   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I am heartbroken that no one of strength stepped in to help MJ when he was in such need. I send my love to his family and especially the children.


SHERIL SNIDER   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

i have been crying since the 25th. i'm thirty nine i have been a fan since 6 years old his music was apart of my life every day and will always be thank you mj thanks for sharing him


SSS frm MD   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

One unique thing about MJ's music; It makes sense and impacts the whole world


Danielle Di Felice   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Michael was and is a soft and Gentle Soul. He will live on forever in my home, and across the world. May God Bless The Jackson Family and The Jackson children


bjorn   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

you shared your sole with us through your music, I will be forever grateful


BAV   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

What a beautiful memorial and tribute fitting for a king


Mitch   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I didn't know Michael, but i hope he is at peace and I wish his family & friends the best.


PT   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

MJ and I were the same age and I feel in a sense that we grew up together. It is hard for me to think of a world without him. Best wishes and deepest sympathy to all his family.


Jazmin   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

hi larry i watched the whole show its sad about michael jackson 🙁


P Clark   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

It was an AWESOME tribute to MJ today. My thoughts and prayers to all his family espically his children. Gone to Soon.... RIP...


Hawthorne   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I really hope Magic Johnson did not get paid to promote KFC's Grilled Chicken at this memorial ceremony. We miss you Michael!!!


Frances   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Michael, you will be remembered in our hearts forever. I feel like i lost a part of me. on June 25.. Not only were you a legendary icon, but you truly gave everything you could to the world. Your music had such an impact and huge meaning in all the songs you created. You are such an amazing person, and its just unfortunate that you couldn't be recognized as much as you were these past two weeks. We love you always... Bless you


BahamaMama   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

The Bahamas will keep Michael's legacy alive, forever! He was one of those bridging the gap between your country and ours.


dave   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

what a joy michael has been in my life...all my love to his family..dave


MVilleneuve   July 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Our "King of Pop" is gone. His Spirit will live on. A man with such brillance and creativity, generousity . My prayers are with him and his family. May you rest in peace, God Bless.


neida soden   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

What a beautiful ceremony! And what gorgeous kids! They look like him, he is their father. We love you Michael! Rest in Peace!


Alexis Switzer   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I will always love you Michael, you are the greatest entertainer always and forever. You will live in all our hearts forever.


P. Claire   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I was supposed to marry him but my parents were against it.


Heather   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

God Bless the entire Jackson family. Especially the children.


JJ   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

luv you Michael...you will be missed...what a beautiful service; fit for the KING OF POP forever!!!!!!


Connie P   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Although I am still trying to wrap my mind around Michael's passing, seeing his adorned casket today made life seem surreal. The memorial program was truly moving and touched the core of my heart. I could feel the love and affection as I heard each person's personal account of their experience in knowing Michael. As I heard MJ's songs, I too can place his music on a timeline in my life. I am grateful that Michael's memorial was made available to us who could not attend.


Katie   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael was a beautiful person – inside and out. My 7 year old daughter and I loved him very much.


christian pinillos   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

he gave pop music a better face. He gave message of peace, love and hope!

Good luck up there Michael and watch over us!

Thank you for your amazing music!


morty   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Grew up watching him, can't remember a time where his influence was not felt..hope he gets the peace in death that he never got in life...rest in peace Michael


Lori T   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

To Prince Michael, Paris & Blanket, may god bless you and watch over you as your father is.....today's memorial was elegant and touching.


Lianna Babeli   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

To the family, loved ones, and friends of Michael...

You helped shape him, helped him build a life, so I hope that you remember how he made you laugh and smile.

To Michael's children..

Don't worry about what people think. You loved your father and he loved you. That's all that matters. Remember it and use it for your own futures. Choose the path that makes you smile, like your father would've wanted.

Thank you to all of you.

To Michael's parents...

You've helped create a man who gave people peace, love, and a purpose. I cannot understand the pride you must have for Michael. I know that you both will forever be touched by him and how he was touched by you.

I love you both. Thank you.

Thank you all. Remember to smile. *smiles.*


J-rock   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Wait a minute my dude straight gone i cried n my closet when i heard the news man i cant believe it aw naw imma make a rap for him


Diane M.   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Wonderful recap of the beautiful memorial to Michael


Joe & Ness   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael has made our world a better place! We love & miss you Michael!


Claudia Sofia Dominguez Contreras   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

My prayers are with MJ and you (family members). MJ is now in God´s presence and now he is watching over you with love. God Bless you all...


Pam   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I thought Michael's memorial service was so heartfelt and emotional and I'm sure Michael would have loved it. My deepest condolences to the Jackson family, I hope they can find solace and peace knowing that Michael will live forever in our hearts and souls.


Suem   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

MJ: Amazing artist and great humanitarian. Thanks for the memories. You will be missed.


Peaches   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

*Michael had the ability to bring people joy –
*****Keep the faith, stay strong , stay close and take care of those 3 lovely little children


Gerald   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael deserves every bit of honor and praise he has received since his death. He literally spent his life entertaining us and for that I thank him.


Jeana   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

The entire world aches together, let's all become better people as Michael would have wanted!


Baba   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I LOVE Michael... Yesterday, today, and forever... The most profound moment of today that will live on are the comments made by Paris... His legacy will always be here through his children!


Traci   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

He left us too soon. You will be missed Michael. My thoughts and heart are with the Jackson family.


Iris L Stowers   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

May God Bless the Jackson Family!!! The world loved him..God loved hiim more!!! Peace and Blessings!!!


Kenny   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Love you Michael, your legacy is here to stay


CJP   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Saying Michael Jackson was 'just a singer' is an understatement; Michael was a "SUPERSTAR"! And will be deeply missed...our prayers are with him and family tonight! WE LOVE YOU, MICHAEL!! YOU WERE AN INSPIRATION TO ALL!


Kathleen Russell   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael Jackson: The Movement
Your life, your legacy will go on for many lifetimes.
Keep Smiling, you're amongst the Angels now


D. Tate   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

How can music exist in a world where he doesn't? We miss your presence Michael; however, we will forever carry your spirit within us. Many blessings to the Jackson family, his three wonderful children, and every fan who loved him...


Juanita Lee   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Brandon, MS

My prayers goes out to the Jackson family and what an amazing program. I could not stop crying with the amazing moments shared today. I think you guys covered the program with class. Thank You.


Raven Flateau   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

An incredibly moving memorial service, such an overwhelming amount and love and respect for the GREATEST entertainer who ever lived!


Gail   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

At the end of the day Michael was a Daddy, a son, a brother, an uncle, a friend, and a magical performer. We will miss him.


Cheryl   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Thank you for long life joy you've brought into the world with your music & love.


Vandette   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

To the Jackson Family: When we come into this world we cry and the world rejoices – why not live our lives such that when we leave, we rejoice and the world cries

It appears that Michael has done just that!


Mari   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Hearing Paris Katherine speak made so many of us realize that not only is Michael Jackson an icon and a legend but he was a father. He deserves to be treated like a human-being. He was a gentle-soul.


BertaB   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael: anyone that has a true heart, knows you are a beautiful person!! God Bless!


Evelyn Jordan   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

My fondest memory is when my friend and I took our 5 year olds to his electrifying performance in Atlanta in 1978 and those kids did not sit down at all! They danced the entire show. We love you Michael and will miss you.

Evelyn


Linda   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I sure will miss micheal but his songs are still here...


Beverly   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

My thoughts are with the jackson family in their time of need. The world is mourning the loss of the king of pop.


Anonymous   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

MJ has spoken, but will always be remembered for how he changed this world!


Trish   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Love you Michael. Thank you for sharing yourself with me and the rest of the world. I grew up listening to you and when you went a piece of my childhood went with you. RIP


Dana   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael was a wonderful person, and an amazing man. The service today was really beautiful.


Cynthia (Baltimore)   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

We miss you so much. My prayers are with you and the entire family.Will always miss you


Juanita Dixon   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

What a remarkable tribute to a remarkable human being, who faced so many trials in his life. What a talent. I just hope he can rest in peace now and his children can live out of the limelight and have a normal future. I know they will miss their daddy so very much. They were the light of his life


Teri   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I grew up listening to the Jackson 5, and continued listening to Michael throughout the years. I feel like I've lost a distant relative that I never had a chance to meet. You left us all too soon. God Bless


Trina Stewart   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

The memorial service was not only a celebration of a legend, but it was restoration of belief, humanity, and love in these troubled times.

When the memorial ended, I felt a sense of peace but also felt positive to make a change to help my fellow, and, most of all, to smile.

RIP Michael Jackson.


Shanna Cambre   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael Jackson visited a St.Jude In Memphis While i was a patient he will be forever missed.And i know he's with God.


Julia Wedderburn   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

My heart goes out to the Jackson family, may GOD continue to bless you with peace. My condolences.


Danny   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael will be moonwalking for the angels in heaven.........


DeeJ   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

A Classy , and moving HomeGoing Tribute for the ultimate "Class Act!" He made us ALL believe in "MAGIC." Thank You Jackson Family for sharing him with the rest of the world, and allowing us all to say Good-Bye. We Pray that Michael can now rest in peace, we Pray for his children, his parents, siblings and family. Bravo to you Larry King and CNN for your thorough, incredible and respectful coverage of this tragic event. Sleep on Michael, take your rest...We Loved You, (but like Stevie said)...God Loved You Best!


EJay   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

oh and that Shaheen kid was great!!!


Geraldo Nieves   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Long Live The King Of Pop, Michael Jackson.


TXIKI   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

What a loss!!! What an incredible human being! We'll miss him forever. Thank you Michael for the most incredible music and the greatest dance moves.


Patrena   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I just want to tell Jackson Family how much I feel their grief. I shed many tears today for MJ! I loved the performer he was but I realize he was an even greater man!


Kim N   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

To the entire Jackson family, immediate and extended – our thoughts and prayers have been with you during this tragic time. Keep strong and continue to be the positive force that you all have been during the past 40 years. God Bless.


Annie   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I would like to thank the family for allowing MJ's fans to see his casket. It was a great way to give all of us, his fans closure. I love you MJ.


Camille   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

My heart is sadded at the same time my heart is happy, he is now at peace. God Bless Michael Jackson.


Chandni S. Malik   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I am a Pakistani Canadian and even though Michael never knew I existed as a fan, today I feel more connected to him and cnn has truly helped me in this greiving time. Love and respect you MJ


Cyndamarie   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Micheal had the heart , mind and thoughts of a child, He was so mis understood by so many, HE WAS INNOCENT, HE was kind hearted. HE ment no harm to anyone, I hope the whole world can remember good things he brought and stop all the drama of the bad stuff. Cause it just wasn’t true.

GOD BLESS YOU MICHEAL. FOREVER CHILD.
WE ALL CAN LEARN FROM MICHEAL and HEAL THE WORLD


Thomas Askew   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I am very sad and devastated that the "KING OF POP" and in my eyes and a lot of others "THE KING OF THE MUSIC WORLD" has left this world too early. He inspired me and many others to want to make music that one day could put them on the big stage which was his home. I LOVE YOU MICHAEL AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IMITATED BUT NEVER DUPLICATED!!!


Ganeene D   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I want to say to the Jackson family that I am so sorry for your loss and that I feel truly blessed to have been able to enjoy his love through his music and dance. My prayers and thoughts go out to his beautiful children and family. God Bless.


Hasan family   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

The king of pop was a true legend. God bless. We love you Michael


brad evans   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael's Daughter said it in such heart felt worlds, not much you can ay after that, is he was some Human spiritual Being ad I am so glad we had that gift of a Musical Angel On Earth


Tricia- Batesville, IN   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Why is Michaels unconditional love so hard for people to understand? Are we THAT jaded??


Ina   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael Jackson has unified the whole world through his music... He is unparalleled! He will be missed...


Brittany   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael- He wore a glove on his hand and his heart on his sleeve.


Cynthia Seebaran   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Outstanding performances by all may MJ now RIP and we as humans should learn for this to be kinder to our fellow man and try to follow in MJ footsteps, be the best u can be abd the good lord will do the rest.


Olumide   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

MJ healed Africa, true humanitarian! lots of love from Nigeria.


Meena   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Today was a celebration of MJ's profound impact on the world whether it be through his singing and dancing or his humanitarian efforts. His music and the messages that he conveyed through it will live on forever. He will not be forgotten. A true icon.


Joyce Douglas   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Bravo Michael. You left the world a better place by teaching people to be kind to each other. Bravo.


Fahmo   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Micheal Jackson is simply one of a kind. No one is ever going to be able to replace his talent.


Juan   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

God bless you. God has the best singer now!

Mexico


Jaime in VA   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael trully cared for the children of the world with an unconditional
love so rare and when his own children were born he was blessed with the purist love of all.
I am saddened, even heartbroken for the Jackson family's loss of their son, brother and father. My love and prayers go out to the Jacksons', may they find peace in the days ahead.
God Bless the Jackson Family,
God Bless the world and
God Bless the true spirit of Michael Jackson
the man who will live in our hearts forever.
RIP Michael.


Nkayla   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I am 10 years old. Michale Jackson was very inspirational to us. We will always love and remember him.


Liz   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Because Michael gave so much to humanity like no other most of us will never get to see the full effect of his generousities. He gave selflessly and I had no idea before his death the impact he had on world issues. Stevie Wonder is right. Although we want Michael here GOD must have needed him more.

God Bless. We will all see you again some day. Love u more.....

E


Kim Phelps   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I love you Michael Jackson and I always will. I'll carrry you in my heart and my soul and I'll defend you whenever the media gets to talking to rough about you. My thoughts and prayers go out to Katherine Jackson, Michael's kids and the rest of the family, I love you guys and I'll always hope that Michaels star will shine upon you and all of us forever and ever. I Love You Michael, 4-Life!


Joanne Mott   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I would like to start by thanking the family for sharing this memorial with the world. I am such a huge fan of Michael's and I will miss him dearly. The Memorial was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen and Michael would be honoured. My prayers and condolences go out to his family and Michael's very precious children. Michael will always live on in out Hearts and soul. Thank you Michael Jackson for everything you gave to us R.I.P.


Claudia McNeely   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael Jackson – Earth Angel
Copyright – Claudia McNeely, July 2009

Over the years, many public figures have embodied specific energies in order to assist the rest of humanity. Princess Diana embodied the energy of the Goddess of Love, Terri Schiavo embodied the Victim Goddess, Anna Nicole Smith embodied the energy of the Wild Woman Goddess, and now Michael Jackson has shown us the Earth Angel.

Many times, an Angelic Being will decide to incarnate on the earth. I have known many Earth Angels over the years. Earth Angels are very loving and tender and have a very hard time coping with the way humans treat each other. Because of this, most Earth Angels end up taking drugs and many die of suicide.

Michael Jackson was a very gentle, tender, loving person. He was abused by his father as a child and never really got to have a childhood. Because of this, he loved being with children and acting child-like. He never wanted to grow up and he wanted to give other children the opportunity to have the childhood that he never had. He loved children because they never hurt him, but eventually, even they turned on him out of greed, so he became a recluse.

Over the years, Michael's skin became lighter and lighter. Whether through skin bleaching or a skin disease, I see this as his attempt to return to his Angelic form, to return to the Light. He subconsciously remembered being a being of Light, and did not like having black skin. He wanted to be Light once again.

Michael reportedly took prescription medications in an attempt to sleep. He had a hard time sleeping, but it was only in the sleep state that he could visit his home in the Angelic Realm. His desire for this deep sleep is what caused his death.

Michael personified the Earth Angel, and by embodying this for us, he has shown us that Earth Angels exist and how fragile they really are. His death releases this energy for us to access in our own transformation to Earth Angels.

Thank you Michael for all you have done!

(I am not saying that there are no black Angels. I am speaking of Michael Jackson's experience only.)


JessicaDwyer   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael Jackson gave everything to us he had. I love you Michael and I'll see you again someday. Till then we'll have your music and the memories.


shea   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

paris katherine jackson's speech was amazing, she is so brave, her father would be so proud


denise   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael was a great artist may his soul Rest In Peace.... His story is too sad to be true (Jamaica). I wish the children Gods blessing Long life and properity.....


Debra   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

My sincere condolences to the Jacksons on the loss of Michael. Treasure him in your heart for he will never leave you. Michael brought the world together because in his heart he was a child. It is the children of the world that keep us together, adults tear us apart. There will never be another Michael in my lifetime, maybe never. I will always treasure Michael. God Bless


Dawn   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

To the Jackson Family: My love, my thoughts and prayers for all of you.

I sensed that Michael had a gift that many may not have seen or been able to articulate.

He understood the human soul. He felt it, it's pain, it's joy, it's hope, it's suffering.

That kind of gift is a double edge sword to carry. A burdensome joy.

I'm glad to hear he knew great joy and love with his children.
I'm sorry they don't get to experience watching him perform the way so many in the world did.

My love.
May the smiles of joy break thru the tears of grief as you move forward, carrying him in your heart always.

Dawn Molina.


Cedric M   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael Jackson was a great a blessing for various cultures and many generations. He was not only a great musician/artist but also a Humanitarian. You will be missed....R.I.P the "King of Pop".


quanisha ellis   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Words Cant Explain How I Feel I Was In Queens When I Found Out About Mr.Jackson.Im Gonna Make This Short My Family Was Very Hurt When We Found Out.We Will Love&Miss Mr.Jackson Soo Much This Is A Depression To The World.&To Mrs.Katherine Jackson&The Rest Of The Family My Prayers Go Out To You &Your Family
To His Children Keep Your Fathers Music &Legacy Alive He Was Such A Brilliant Man !!


Janet   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

The service was very moving and well done. Many who expected the worse and who were negative about this event have been silenced. May God bless the Jackson family and especially his children.


Pat Cab   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael Jackson was a legend then, a legend now, and will forever be a legend.


Kaye Taylor, Knoxville,TN   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I did not know Michael Jackson, except through his music,his performances and his acts of kindness the world over. I know in my heart, however, that he most certainly would never have harmed a child. Shame on those who falsely accused him of that and on those who believe those accusations. Your eyes and blind nor you can not see from your heart. I am sorry for you.


Yatz   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

This was the most moving and incredible memorial I have seen in my lifetime. My heart goes out to the Jackson Family.


Richard   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Today's memorial service was iconic celebration for an icon! I can't put into words how I felt as I watched the memorial. I was truly moved and felt so much as pain as everyone shared their stories and experiences. It is sad that it took Michael's death for the world to really appreciate the MAN and PERSON that he was and what he meant to so many. He was human just like all of us and today proved that. Like Marlon Jackson said, "Maybe now they will leave Michael alone". May you now rest Michael!


lisa jackson   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF MICHAEL JACKSON AND MAY GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY AND THOSE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN


Jasmyn   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

i am only 17 years old and i mark this service as one i will remember in my life time...I am to young to have been around when JFK died and when Martin Luther King JR and malcom X passed...to me Michael is a life I will be able to say I witnessed and I was very shocked and heartbroken when I learned I could no longer witness his life any more. His family truely holds his legacy. and just like him all things untrue about him need to be layed to rest.


melvin   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

michael. your love,spirit and generosity will live in our hearts forever.god bless the jackson family


Linda   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Great Memorial-For the greatest entertainer ever lived!


Hardave Kharbanda   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Hope that CNN will eventually mention Michael's two nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize (in 1998 and 2003)...

I am missing my dear friend!


Earl   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael would be sorely missed. We really love you in the Bahamas.


Anita Menon   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

It was such a moving experience. I grew up in india listening to his songs. Now here in America, I hoped I will get to see him sing in person.
Both my husband and I watched the memorial with smiles and tears streaming down our cheeks.


Tarra   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

To the Jackson Family-
My heart goes out to all of you. Michael will live on in our hearts for ever. His good deeds will not be forgotten. He had the kindest soul.


Natasha   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael we love you and miss you down here in Tx. Our heart goes out to the family.


Jim Canelake   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

My prayers and deepest sympathies to Michael Jackson's family and friends. You are thought about in a positive light!

I am deeply grateful to have grown up in the Michael Jackson era. A simple thank you isn't enough for the years of wonderful music and entertainment. Michael, I will miss you!

Even though you are not here with us anymore I know that every time one of your songs comes on my iPod, I'll think of you Michael, and I'll smile.

Peace!


Charlotte Love   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

As a huge fan of Michael's, for his humanitarian efforts as well as his amazing musical career, I am saddened by his untimely death and will always remember the mark he made musically and culturally. God bless him and keep him safe. My heart goes out to his family, and particularly his children.


Hank   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I guess we hardly knew you. God Bless.


Danny   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

michael jackson and to the jackson family he will be missed throughtout everybody's hearts and michael jackson you are trully missed and i love you r.i.p mike jackson


Annie   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Now maybe all the comedians and critics will shut the hell up.


Jayme   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael deserved to be honored with love and respect. May his songs continue to heal the world.


Barbara (aka Layla)   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael and I are the same age so I grew up watching him, always in awe that he had so much talent even when he was a kid! I love Michael and think he was a very unique and special person, but always felt a sadness for him, he never got to experience life outside of BEING Michael Jackson, and as wonderful as it was to be him, I think he would have liked to be just another human being sometimes.


Robin   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Every once in awhile a special person comes along and Michael was one of these special people. He was blessed with a wonderful talent and a monumental heart and left us far too soon. Now, I hope he can rejoice with the angels and have peace at last. My sympathy to the Jackson family and I trust you will cherish his children as he would have were he still here.


Velvet in alabama   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Thanks Larry for your coverage/ thanks to the LAPD great job and to the family we love Michael and our prayers will be with you and the kids always and forever


Shay   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Thank You, MJ for all your wonderful music, may your legacy live forever.


Sylvia Pigg   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

To the Jackson family...May the JOY of the LORD be your continued strength, for all the days of your lives.


Amy   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I have to admit, over the years I thought Michael had let himself go, but after watching the memorial today I was truly moved. My heart is with his family, especially his three young children. None of us can truly know who he was as a father.


Terry Erwin   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael Jackson was the best of the best! And I know his star in heaven will shine just as bright as it has here for us on earth. My sincerist condolences to his family and especially his children.


morgana   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

the memorial was beautiful, unfornatately,I probably won't be able to sleep tonight just thinking about it.. and his family. I really believe he is resting in peace. Did you notice how close the family is.. it reminds me of my family. I know his children are safe and loved, ..they are surrounded by so much love and affection.


Jack   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

MJ was a hero to many people including me and i realized that one of the most amazing people in the world passed on.


Denise   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

May the Jackson Family find comfort and peace in knowing that Michael will truly live on in his Music, his Fans and the Love he so selflessly gave to those in need.God Bless and Thank You for giving us Michael!


Christine Fuscaldo   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Plain and simple. Michael Jackson reached my soul.


Alexandra P.   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

What a beautiful service. Michael would have been proud. To the Jackson family: My heart, thoughts & prayers are with you....love you Michael!


Anne, Charleston, SC   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

We love you Michael Jackson. God bless you and your family. You are in our hearts and prayers, now and forever.


Bobby A.   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

"HE picked himself up nicely..."


C   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Today my daughter and I watched my favourite singer of all time lay to rest I feel like someone very close to me has passed.. I love you Michael RIP I will miss u so much..


Brandy Cunningham   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Im glad to have lived to see such a great human being that brought so much love to others.
Michael your laugh and smile will always live on with your music.


Emmanuel   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Mj was and still is my icon, a living legend, the soundtrack of my life, we love you and we will never forget you.


Michael   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I am 19yrs old and from Canada..I grew up listening to Michael's music. My mom and sisters would be playing it all day and from my first memory of life, I can recall hearing Michaels voice. He will live on and be a important piece of my life forever. He had the ability to move people with his voice. I dont know of a single song done that contains his voice that doesnt either give me goose bumps or manage to make me want to mimic all of his dance moves. I just want to thank him for that and give all my prayers to his family. He will be missed, but will continue to live on forever.


Renee   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael was a prime example of LOVE.....that's why and how He touched the World. LOVE is universal and MUSIC is universal and Michael pocessed both. He was a gift to the World...to share the beautiful message of LOVE. What was so simple for Michael many distorted and tryed to pervert....But today we see just how successful Michael was through LOVE.


Soraya from Brasil   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael-You really made the world a beautiful place with your music, especially the video you made in Rio's favela. You are simply the best. The whole world is missing you, including Brasil.


Kim Clarke   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

The MJ Memorial was absolutely beautiful. A fitting send-off for a great humanitarian and gentle soul. I'll never forget him. I'll play his music forever.


sid   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

MJ, you will be missed.


Amber Allen-Daniels   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

For all the love and soul you gave and so sadly the hate and pain you took. Michael Jackson... the greatest.. rest in peace. You have earned that, you truly have.

On June 25, I turned thirty and was shaken and surpassed shock to here of Michael's death. I was in the middle of watching Transformers when I received a text from a friend letting me know of his death. I looked up to see others in the theater looking around as though we all found out at the same time. It was and is totally surreal. I still can't stop crying. Michael Jackson was the first man I ever loved. His music was there for me whenever I felt alone and depressed. The life and positive energy that flowed through his music gave me hope and made me feel like anything was possible. Michael's music was pure magic. He was an incredible human being that was the very definition of humanitarian. What made him a super star was not only his God-given talent as a singer, dancer, and entertainer, but how much of a gentleman he was towards woman and the honour and respect that he carried towards them unlike other male entertainers known for their carnality. The love he had for his children, mother, family, and fans will live on forever through us all. I will love him forever and will never be able to say goodbye, but only so long for now. Rest in peace now and forever my friend. . .


Justin   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael we will miss you dearly, one word sums it up "ZENSATIONAL"


SHERIL SNIDER   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

a class act today!!!!!


Alicia   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Hi from Barbados Larry

Just wanted the Jackson family to know that Michael's message and music will live on forever and through these so will he. To be loved by the world signifies the greatness he has achieved!!! May you rest in the bosom of the father, ur work here is done!! RIP Michael!!


maryann   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I grew up loving Micheal until he turned himself into a white women who slept with little boys. He expressed himself through self mutilation (the endless surgeries) and bleaching his skin white. He hated being black and reinforced that notion by not having his own biological children , but by having children by two white parents. if he really wanted to be chartiable he would have adopted children living in poverty from Africa or Korea.


Immanuelle Solomon Michael   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

It is so sad, it hurts Michael couldn't stay to see the transformation of hell to heaven.

It hurts to think he is more powerful dead then alive, I imagine just like Jesus...

Where did his soul go, did it go in anothers bodies body, a new baby perhaps?

Did it go into hell or did it go into heaven or did it stay and watch his funeral..

All that matters to me is that while he was alive, he was kind beyond measure, a humanitarian, a philanthropist, a mover of peoples worldwide, a lover and a healer. He was an innovator, and a frontierman, he was at the cutting edge of every new thing.

What he did, he did in love, and for this, and because of this, I salute him as a brother, thank him as a teacher of same, and adhore him for his courage, you Rock Mikey, live on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Jacqueline Jones   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

It was really a beautiful and moving memorial to a beautiful and moving man. He was one of my heroes. I will love him until I know no more days and finally meet him in the Father's peaceful embrace. Thank you Katherine and the Family for sharing.


Kim   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I would love to have a copy as well!!


Maylot Mekashu   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael Jackson will be remembered forever...and on a personal note he has tried to help being about peace in my country (Ethiopia)...Thank you and we love you Michael Jackson...R.I.P


Treese   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael was my abc crush, my of the wall love in high school and my college thriller. For that I will forever be his invincible fan. love you......forever,.....Treese


Elaine Bennett   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

You should be so proud of Michael! What an inspiration he was and will continue to be to us all!


Michelle/New Orleans,La.   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael may you now Rest In Peace there will never be anyone else like you.We love you cuz we know God arms are around you now as to where no one can hurt you ever again.LOVE YOU ALWAYS


Cheryl   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

This was a fitting tribute to the greatest performer that every lived. He cannot be compared to anyone else because he was not like anyone else and that is what made him great. I love you Michael and I will miss you.


Seher   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

The Memorial made me realise how much we took it for granted that he would always be there... I am still in denial....


Betty   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

God bless the Jackson family. I am just sorry people didn't pay attention to all the good things that Michael did in his lifetime instead of focusing on rumors and speculation.


Tamara   July 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

An Amazing tribute for an amazing artist who thrilled us.


sheena campbell   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

well say what you want to say but michael is just amazing in every way!!!


"Casual Cal"   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Question: We wonder why those that we love and hold so dear to our hearts, end up leaving before there time? We question, why is that when there light seems ever so bright in an instant it feels like it has just disappeared?

Answer: We can never know his purpose or try to understand his mysterious ways. We can be assured that a true light's  work is never done...a true light will always continue to shine a path and clear a way for other lights to follow. R.I.P. Micheal Jackson....you will be truly missed but your light will live on.


Lauren   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I feel such sadness about the death of Michael Jackson. The world was a better place because of his music and generous and loving heart.


susan james   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

why are these people wearing sunglasses at the service, even when the auditorium is completely dark? I am so over this "culture" which
flaunts itself at every opportunity. show me a clip where MJ doesn't grab his crotch repeatedly, or actually sings lyrics that are understandable. fact remains, he slept with little boys ,which is not the norm, whether the children were molested or not. he's dead; apparently from his own attempts at self-gratification and sense of self-privilege. granted, he had some good songs, but some real dogs, as well. let's look for heroes in other walks of life who don't choose to drive themselves in oblivion;and then are glorified for the bad decision they made, leading to their demise. nobody is glorifing Jonny Cash, who also had some great songs. Put in in perspective, people. Jackson chose what happened to him–enjoy it, 'bro...


CB   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I will hold memories of MJ in my heart forever!


Bonnie   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael Jacksons children will create part of his legacy. Let's not forget he played a key part in the people they will become. Good luck and best wishes to them all. We love you Michael!


Monika   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael's Memorial was Beautiful. Touching, heart wrenching and a glorious expression of love.
Michael and his music will always be in our hearts. What a wonderful celebration for such a beautiful soul. God bless the Jackson family and especially Michael Jr, Paris and Michael ll.
The memories flooded back from when I was 12 with my first album ever – Jackson 5. Michael will be remembered forever.


Erin   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

To the Jackson Family – My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this sad time. The world has lost a legend, and a great man. May his spirit live on through his fans and his words forever.


Lorraine Mikutel   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michaels humanitarian heart is what radiates out of every
thing he did in his way too short life. We cannot imagine how
if he had lived longer, the impact he COULD had made on us
all at this time. Although he is gone....we all feel him more
than ever...Good job Michael making us all FEEL the love...for even
a short time more....


reba jackson   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Of no relation to the jackson family in mississippi, know that I am simply overcome with the outpouring of love in celebrating the life of such an incredible man whose music not only made us feel exceptional, but impacted our intellectual senses with enriching lyrics from shore to shore...our love to the family, especially the children


Gwen   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Thank you Jackson Family for sharing Michael with us for the past 41 years. Thank you for so willingly allowing the world to share the special homegoing service today. We love you and will forever love Michael!


terrie   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

it was a great way too remember the king of pop i love you M.J. you will be in my heart forever


Leslie   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

To the Jacksons – my prayers are with your family. I am a 52 yr.-old farmer's daughter from Illinois. I remember dancing to the Jackson 5's music in the basement of our two-room school house when I was about 12. We were consumed by their music, and Michael's music esp. has touched my entire life. I can be anywhere and hear his music, and start singing and dancing. Thank you, Michael, and all the Jacksons, for the music – the beat, the sounds, the smiles. We'll see you soon in heaven – smiling.


k. king   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

god bless paris and the boys, i know your daddy is so proud of you


StrategicGrowth   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Thank you Michael for your bravery, your spirit, your humanitarianism, your dancing, your music, and your laughter. To the Jackson family – thank you for sharing him with us all his life. And to Prince Michael, Paris & Blanket – always be proud of your Dad and everything he stood for!


Annemarie Perez   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

As I watched the memorial service today , I was so moved by the outpouring of pure emotion by not only his family and friends but by all the fans all over the world. We are all tied by a common bond – that we lived to see the genius of Michael Jackson. I will miss him dearly.


Ryan   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael, is truly one of a kind, not only by me but he will be missed by millions for his kindness, his music, and by just the great person he was. God Bless his family and his especially his Children. "God please look after especially Paris."

I feel so bad that this sweet little girl had to lose her dad at such a young age. God bless you Jackson family.


chloe   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael Jackson is simple the greatest ever.We cherish you and love you always


Don Chambers   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael.........Never Can Say Goodbye.


Crystallyn Guest   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Thank you Jackson Family for sharing again your son, brother, father cousin with world. The memorial provided so many fans like myself a sense of closure and oppotunity to grieve and celebrate Michael. God bless you.


Alex Urisko   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

The day Michael died, a piece of me died.


Nneka Folk   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Words can't express the pain weighing heavily on my heart... My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Jackson family. May God give you the strength and guidance to continue on........... God bless.


Terry   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

It's so hard to "Smile" after todays very touching memorial but I'll do it in memory of Michael cause I know he's looking down from that crescent moon.


ali   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

i wanted 2 say that mj isnt the king of pop...he is THE KING OF KINGS

R.I.P


Linda   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

To the Jackson family;
With deepest sympathy; may you find strength, peace and comfort in your memories.

Linda (Terre Haute, IN)


Mrs. Luke   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Everytime I see that beautiful Paris who spoke about her father, I just choke up and start crying. What beautiful kids! I hope they end up with the Jackson family. My heart ache for them. A beautiful and dignified memorial that I will always remember.


ruth   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

it's a shame that the true personality of mj didn't come until his death. media is very unfair at times.


Michelle   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

He was an angel on earth and we will all miss him terribly.


LD   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I loved his music. But I am tired of the hype about Michael. He took drugs, he may or may not have done explicit things, and what? Everyone praises him as if he was a god. What about Paul Newman? He was a fantastic actor, and died a devoted philanthropist.


Amber   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

to the Jackson Family. My god keep you strong know that he has given you such a gift of a life and Michael will live in our hearts forever.
Thank You for such a gift.


Armond Fischer   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael being gone is a very big lose, but I do know that from this inncident, all of Michael's lifetime work, will not hits its ultra peak.


Ann B.   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Please God, let us learn from this tragedy!


Lydia Searcy   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Dear Larry,

Thank you for the manner in which you have handled the news of Michael's passing. Michael was an AMAZING performer and a magnificent human being. We are all imperfect and are flawed, but what makes Michael stand out is that he gave to others and truly dedicated his life to leaving the world just a bit better because he lived. I was truly in awe today. When ever has a single man been able to stop the world? Today, for a moment, billions of people from all walks of life were united in love. Today was Michael's dream realized. I pray for the comfort and strengthening of his loved ones, and for you too Larry, as it is apparent that you cared for him. May God be with the family.


Jessica   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

My condolences go out to the Jackson family, he was a remarkable entertainer and a very loving person. Paris, you are strong young women. You keep looking to the stars children, and you will find your father. You are in my prayers.


Marilyn   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Today's memorial showed the appreciation for M.J. that should have been shown while he was still alive! R.I.P. Mike we love you!


Robin   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

The world has truly lost an angel. Rest in peace, Michael. We love you.


F.P.   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I grew up w/Michael & his music & his greatness. He was a genius, and he was human enough to have faults. I will never believe he did anything sexual w/kids nor anything that he felt would harm them in anyway. I pray he gets peace in death & my love to the family & may his kids not be haunted by his celebrity.


pam   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I wish i had the chance to know such a person like michael


Amy   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

What an absolutely memorial to Michael Jackson. My heart and prays go out of his family. Especially his three beautiful children. Michael you will truly be missed by all of us left here with your memories. Thank you for gracing with talent.

Amy


S. Collier   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

May the Jackson Family find comfort during this difficult time. May you be blessed with the wisdom needed to make the important decisions ahead that will honor Michael and make the healing process flow for his children.

Thank you for sharing Michael with us.

My prayers are with you all. S. Collier


Gloria-Gaye Redding   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Micheal, I was so lucky to meet you as young teenager when you just started out. Then was so surprised to see a clip of me in "Showtime" video. Now, as mother & 50 yrs old – I still cherish those memories. I will miss you. Again, thank-you for the steps that I learn before I went out to those discos.


Rosemary   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael, we love you very much. You were a symbol of love. May God give us the fortitude to bear your loss. Let the family wipe their tears for the world has testified to Michael's goodness.


Jasmine   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Even though I am only 16, I believe that MJ was one of the greatest men alive. I believe that he had one of the biggest hearts in the world and he always wanted to do something positive for the world. I just wish the Jackson family the best and God bless each and everyone of you.


sandy   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

What am amazing memorial to Michael. When everyone sang heal the world I envisioned the masses joining in, rocking back and forth, singing the familiar words from all over the world and I thought...he got his wish.. At that moment the world was united, singing the same song at the same time with loving thoughts for the same man and his family.


Deji Gbobaniyi   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

We pray the good Lord to grant the Jackson's the fortitude to bear the loss and the wisdom to protect the children he left behind. Michael was a great person that has gone beyond to a great God. Lets us continue to celebrate all that Michael was about – Life. Thanks Larry King, for paying tribute on Michale and giving us the opportunity as always to share with our comments.


Amy   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

The memorial for Michael Jackson was moving and wonderful. Michael truly was The King of Pop. The fact that Paris spoke about her father was both brave and moving at the same time. I loved Michael Jackson deeply and his music will live on forever. What a fitting tribute for a true genius.


Bryan   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I don't know a world without Michael Jackson.....he is the music of my life. I wish Michael the peace he sought and many blessings to his family and children. May God bless.


Joanna   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Micheal Jackson maybe gone but he will never be forgotten.. He will always hold a special place in my heart. I love you MJ.. rest in peace.


Andrea   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

In 1984, my now 32 year old son changed his name to "Michael" unbeknownst to me! Imagine my surprise when kids came to my door asking me if "Michael" could come out and teach them tomoon-walk!


Anna   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Micheal was such a gift from God, and i'm so proud to witness such gift... we love you MJ(RIP)


lynn moffett   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Let us come together and find the good in each other in honor of our brother MJ!


Joshua Martinez   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I just cant believe Michael is gone. I think I and many others in the world would like to say THANK YOU, to the Jackson family for giving us Michael and thank you to Michael for always being there for us. His songs carry a message everyone should follow, and his legacy will live for ever. MJ rest in peace. Never got to see you in concert, hope to see the best show Heaven has when i get there and you as the singer.


Tsedenia   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

God Picked A Great Candidate to be his Angel Michael. He will be missed But He'll LIVE for Ever!


lesley steele   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

May God Bless Michael.He truly was an inspiration and dream come true to many fans.We love him and will always remember the man who changed the world


Lori Dawn   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

In death Michael will be exonerated, and his music will be his legacy!!


courtney   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Micheal Jackson was more than just a performer he touched everyone's heart!


Beverly NLR AR   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I watched every minute of the coverage of todays memorial service, I thought it was so well done. I've been humming or singing MJ's songs now since his death. I can't pick a favorite. My kids were growing up when Thriller came out & I was a parent that was VERY happy in their choice of MJ, I loved it also. MJ's work will live on forever. Bless the Jackson Family & those 3 sweet adorable children.


Karen S   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Today was so beautiful and beyond touching. I will never forget how MJ still makes me feel. xxoo K


Debbie Whiting   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

i was born the same year as Michael Jackson, but my month is June. i think MJ was one of the finest entertainers in the world. He will be missed. My heart goes out to his family.


Jeff - Los Angeles   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

It's now all of our responsibilities to follow Michael's example and carry his legacy of unity throughout the world.

Thanks Michael! We couldn't have been left a better gift.

JW


Jihane   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I want to send my condolences to the Jackson family for their loss and want to say that not only they lost a son, a brother, a father, a friend, but, the world, lost the most incredible artist of a lifetime. My love goes to his beautiful children. He took with him a little piece of our hearts. We love you, Michael. Hope you are in a better place, and know you will live forever in our hearts through your wonderful music.


Stephanie S   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I loved the memorial and how classy it was. I grew up in the MJ era and had a lot of respect for him and his family. Thank you Michael for your talent and sharing your life and family with the world. We are truly blessed to have experienced your life and music.


Gail Fisher   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael Jackson is the embodiment of an angel on earth and eternally in heaven above...what a blessing to have him in our lives...


Aimee Conner   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael Jackson touched my life in more ways than just with his music. His spirit and his compassion have been an inspiration to me. Wonderful tribute today. No one can deny that perhaps the biggest testament to who Michael truly was in his life are his three gorgeous, smart, wonderfully behaved and sweet children.

I wish them all the best and a piece of my heart stays with Michael Jackson, forever.


Sharon   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

To the Jackson Family: Michael was more than a performer or musical genius. He was a Father, Son, Brother, Friend and much more to many others. Your loss is felt around the world. May God Bless Him and your Family, I am truly sorry for your loss.


Angel Curtis Toronto Canada   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

My deepest condolences to Michaels' children and the Jackson family . My thoughts and prayers are with you , Peace be with you . love A.C. a fan forever xo


linda   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

what a beautiful family. It was wonderful seeing them come together for a celebration of Michaels life.


lina salisbury   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I will miss you...


Tim & Jamie   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

God Bless the Jackson's! RIP MJ!! Thanks for the great music! Your legacy will live on!


Sharron   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I grew up listening to Michael Jackson. It is still so hard to believe that he is no longer with us. It is like a piece of of my childhood has died. It just does not seem real. I have been crying ever since I heard of his passing. I think the Memorial today was superb!! MIcahel would have really loved it!! He will be greatly missed. He is and will always be the greatest entertainer!! I send my prayers to the Jackson family. "Never can say goodbye"..... R.I.P. Michael. I love you!!


Brandi   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I've always loved and believed in Michael when so many others doubted him. He's singing and dancing with the angels now.


Wendy   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

What do you say about a man who brought different parts of this entire planet together with his music and generosity? "We are the world". May your music play forever and your generosity be by its side.


jackie   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

MJ- The undisputed Entertainer of the world. The only soul that could bring the world together.


Rashien   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

We love you michael and you will always be in our hearts. May your soul rest in piece.(RIP MJ) From Cayman


Steve   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

My five year old didn't have the pleasure to grow up with MJ. But after tonight has been inspired to perform. Writting songs, singing, dance. That is the power of MJ.

Thanks for some great coverage.


Eileen   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Even before the internet made the world a smaller place, there was Michael Jackson....who brought forth love and the human connection. You will always be in our hearts, now and forever.


Haja   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael was the KING of love, humanity, innocence, and devotion. I was a true fan long before June 25. I will forever love you Michael. You sculpted me as a human being.


Denissa Stecklein   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

An Outstanding, Beautiful, Loving, tribute to a beautiful person. It was so touching and I could not stop the tears on so many occasions. My heart goes out to his family and above all to his three beautiful children. They truely did get to experience Michael's love first hand and I know that they will have such a large void in their lives. I ask God to take them to a place of true healing and that they can experience a peace beyond understanding.


camele   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

it it so sad that micheal had sooooo much love to give but yet still so loney and sad great joy paris we miss u all the best to the rest of the family.


Omar T   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael Jackson's music will live forever in all corners of the world. Long Live MJ.


Jacqueline   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

What a pure joyous occassion to celebrate a great man with an exceptional gift. Thank you, Michael


Anita   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Thank you Jesus for Michael. Thank you Jackson family your son and brother. The worlds casual cruelty can no longer touch him and his genius and light is left behind for us to learn from.


Maria   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

WOW, what a fantastic and memorable tribute to Michael Jackson's life and legacy! I have always Michael!! His music and humanitarian efforts will live on, FOREVER!!!


Henrique Vissotto   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Reverend Al Sharpton is a misunderstood figure like Michael Jackson. His speech today made us remember how harsh could be the media treatment of super stars. Michael was the biggest of all, and he did set the tone in we are all the world and in many other initiaitives he supported. Your biggest contribution is to your family and specially to your kids....thanks for being a great father


Sasha   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Prayers and condolences to the Jackson family. We will miss you Michael.


Angela   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

MJ was a example to the world of who we should be as a person and as a tribute to him, we should try to carry his legacy by giving back to society"We are the World"...


Eric   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael Jackson was a great entertainer with amazing talent. He will be forever missed and live on forever through his music. The way he took music videos to a whole new level was amazing and unbelievable R.I.P Michael.


Earl   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Wow I was really "moved" by the Memorial.

Such a beautiful thing for such a tragic moment.

–God Bless The Jackson Family


cyrus damania   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

MJ saved countless lives with his charity, love, compassion and unmatched humanitarian efforts across the world.


Joi Lynn Mechanic   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

From Biloxi, Ms.I am praying for Michael's children. May God fill them with peace, love and joy. God Bless the Jackson Family.


elizabeth   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I am one of those misinformed who thought Michael was guilty of the terrible charges. I was a sucker for the media coverage. I now have seen him brought to me as a human being and someone's Daddy. I hang my head in shame and in prayer


Brian   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Today's memorial brought smiles and tears to my face...and it's lasting long after the stage went dark. I want to thank all involved in today's program for crafting a living and lasting tribute to the King of Pop. Words can't express how pitch-perfect it truly was. The world received a thoughtful gift of spoken tributes and song.


Kim in Vegas   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Larry,

Thank you for your moving commentaries on Michael Jackson. I respect you even more now. Michael Jackson will live on in his music and in our hearts. May he RIP!


J.King   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael will forever be in our thoughts and prayers ,we love you Michael.


elizabeth nock   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I watched the whole service it was absolutely heart breaking. I listened to Michael growing up the same age Ilove his music and the man n father will miss him REST IN PEACE


Ricardo Fantini   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

The sad part is his children growing up without the father


Heather   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

There will never be another Michael Jackson, he gave his all. May he rest now.


Elizabeth Martinez   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I will like to thank all of the Jackson, since they have been a part of my childhood....I know what the brothers/sisters are going thru since I am just celebrating my younger brothers 1 yr anniversary and I am close to celebrating my lil sisters 5 yr anniversary of being my lil angels....I can only tell you this........god has his reasons of why we have all lost our siblings......and being that we were always together and loving each other it makes it a lil bit conforting......I request to god to give you all the stregth he has given me with my losses......and we have not lost MJ, since we all have him in our hearts....the activity today was just magical as he was always in many lives....may god bless you all....respectfully, elizabeth


Wendy from Stuart, FL   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I have always said Michael was the one person I would have found most interesting to meet. Sorry he is now gone.


Angie Spence   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael Jackson was the greatest entertainer that ever lived. I have been a fan since Off The Wall, and have followed him since. I loved Michael as if he were a family member. I agreed with Marlon when he stated that Michael is in a place where he no longer has to suffer judgement or ridicule. I want to let the Jackson Family know that I will keep you all in my prayers, and know that myself and Michael's fans will keep his legacy alive. Rest in Paradise Michael, we love you!


shelly   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I want to send my condolences to the Mother, Father, brothers, sisters, children and all other family members of My Hero Michael Jackson that you are all in my prayers tonite and May God Bless you and all of your family in your time of sorrow. And for his children I pray that God will embrace them and carry them through there heartache to the light that there father has left in my life through his music.


Michelle   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

To quote Michael Jackson: "Born to Amuse, To Inspire, To Delight. Here One Day. Gone One Night."

Love you always, Michael!


MIn.Donald Walters   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

To the jackson family I pray that God will give you that comfort you long for after the people go home and things begin to become as society call back to normal. Micheal Jackson will be greatly miss he touch lives just not in one place but in every place the world... What a mighty man


The Morgan Family   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

You were the greatest entertainer that ever lived. From the Morgan family in the Cayman Islands. We Miss You Michael and we love you!


Lori   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

To The Jacksons, My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Kimberly   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael Jacksons death is a loss to the entire world, and he will be forever missed, his music will live on in each and everyone of us, and we should be blessed that he blessed each one of our lives. We love u and we miss u, and he will forever live in all of our lives... xox


Benneth Williams Turka and Caiocs   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

" You know you are great when the world mourn your death. We love you Michael Jackson.


Robert Mogensen - Vancouver   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I am a 50 year old Canadian who grew up with so many memories of Michael. From his first tv appearances to my young adult years enjoying his music at high school dances and later in clubs and even at my own wedding. Michael, you were a huge part of the music of my life. I will never forget the profound way I felt as I watched and listened to your poetry over the years. Thank-you Michael. God bless you.


Gail   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Beautiful, thoughtful & dignified. Michael now dances with the Angels.


shervon john   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

my condolences to michael's family, and i will like to say that he's loved so much in the island of trinidad and tobago, he will be missed


Christina Nieves   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

To the Jackson family may God Bless you all, The same way he has blessed the world with Michael. Michael was my Elvis, James Brown, and the Beatles all put together. His music has helped me in every way that music can help a person. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Farewell Farewell love your music to the end I know someday we will meet again. Love you Michael Jackson.


Teodora   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael Jackson brought the entire world together and he will live on forever not only as a great entertainer but a humanitarian and great but humble person. R.I.P. Michael. We Love You


Tess   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael's gifts to the children of the world may pale in comparison to the gifts of his children. Can't wait to see their magnificence!


Angela Marine   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I was very touched by daughter Paris at the end of todays service. I have a strong bond with me dad, and you can tell that she does as well. My heart goes out to the Jackson family.


Joan   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

It will help Michael's children if they can carry on his legacy of charity and helping others in his name. I hope his family understands this and helps them.
Also, I think Neverland should be repurchased and made into a camp for children who are ill or suffer depression -some of the recent profits from Michael's sale surges could help and it would be a fitting tribute for him.


Neena   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

There's no other artist or person as inspiring as Michael.


JP   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I will NEVER forget constantly trying to do the moonwalk in my church socks until I finally got it. I bragged as a imitated nearly every move MJ performed. He was my gateway to great music and simply a good time. I will miss him always. R.I.P. Michael Jackson, The King...


Lisa Mills   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Today's memorial really showed how much Michael was loved and I just know he is smiling down from heaven and and is so proud of his daughter and all of his family. God Bless you Michael and also each and every member of his family...R.I.P.


William   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

May all the false accusers and those who profited through dishonesty and greed remember this time for the rest of thier lives.


red   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

It is a sad day when the good die young. Take care of the children that he loved so much and never forget all the good things he did while he was here with us because we will never forget. May God be with ya'll.


Mezan Singh   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I was very touched by Michael's daughter Paris' tribute to her father, brought it home to me that this guy was a father first and being a performer was just his job.


Mike   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Growing up and being the same age as Michael its like losing a family member. Sad.


Richy Yin   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael Jackson will be missed by everyone in the world and he'll always be in our memories and heart. He was the world's greatest performer and will never be forgotten by the masses. Michael Jackson will always be loved. He has made such a positive impact on me and my family.


Marcos   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael will forever live in our hearts . Thank you Michael for all the great memories.


shannon-P   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

im a bango!!!tbg ytb and he will be missed!!~


Cindy   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Not only did we loose a beautiful musican, dancer and man we lost a beautiful heart. May you find the peace in heaven you forever searched for on earth. Rest In Peace Michael.


Jmg   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Me and my sister were devistated when we found out about his death.We love and will continue to love his music,dancing and his joy or giving forever.


Marie L. --Houston tx.   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

My deepest condolence goes out to the Jackson Family. For years we have watched Michael grow up to be a strong and magnificent person who set trends and open barriers before our eyes. He was truly an inspiration to the world and will truly be missed on a personal level, but never will he be missed in our hearts. WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL!!!!!


Suszan   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

To the Jackson family: Today's memorial was a loving and beautiful tribute to your amazing Michael. He will be missed; he will be remembered. In the end, he was your son and brother. Thank you for sharing him with us for all these years.


Barbara Miller   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I grew up with the Jackson 5. Michael Jackson was truly a great artist. Our prayers are with the family. I pray that God will watch over all of you. Keep the children protected and away from the media. May God give you the peace that passes all understanding.


Cara   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Long Live the King of Pop! He will never be forgotten!


Karen   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I was 13 years old when I heard We Are The World – from that moment on I knew it was important to help others. God Bless you Michael for your inspiration and example. May love and peace surround you and your family.


ANGELA   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Loss: As you walk the path of loss,know that greif deepness you.Losing someone you LOVE is your loss,your pain.Although you will miss MICHAEL know that he is on the next great adventure.Tincture of time. soothes sorrow Dwell on the living.
Respect and condolances to Michaels family and friends. Michael lives forever in our hearts.^i^


Tania   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

THERE IS ONLY ONE WORD THAT CAN DESCRIBE MICHEAL JACKSON.........LEGEND. WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.


Mari   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Larry, I've been watching your show for the past week and a half. Thank you for dedicating your show to The King of Pop.


Jan   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I am so glad I lived in the same era as Michael Jackson, because noone will ever be like him. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Jackson family & all who loved Michael.


Caterina Mazzaferro   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael was a wonderful person hope the Jackson family gets through this pain but to remember everything that Michael did to everyone around the world and to know that he loved him family very much


Anthony   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Now maybe we all will appriciate what a GREAT MAN Michael Jackson truly was. WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!


Nathan   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael Jackson was a true legend who touched everyone and inspired all of us.


Melissa   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I feel honored to have had Michael as part of my childhood. It would not have been the same without him. Thanks Michael for the music and the memories!


larry from ohio   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

mj is the g.o.a.t of music (greatest of all time) no doubt he lives on


Denise Hernandez   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael Joseph Jackson will forever leave his footprints in our hearts, body and soul. He is truly a Master and a King among Kings.


Maisha Johnson   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

...the world's light just got a little dimmer and heaven just got a million times brighter – RIP MJ *the greatest entertainer that ever lived* 58-09..there will be no replacement !! Ever !!


nikki   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

WOW-i cried from start to finish! I am glad it went the way it did...true to MJ. Maybe now they'll leave you alone. RIP MJ, often imitated, NEVER duplicated! Love you


Wendy   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

The Memorial for Michael Jackson today was amazing. I will remember this for the rest of my life. I truly will miss him, he was the greatest performer ever and he will never be forgot.

R.I.P. MJ – Love you and Miss YOU!


Ronda S. Guertin   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

To the Jackson Family. Bless your hearts forever. Micheal was a wonderful soft spoken person and I believed in him. I miss him just as much as you do. I get weepy knowing that the best man in the world had to leave us all. But, He is in God's Hands. Good luck to you and your extended family. Especially to his children I wish you well.

With All My Love, Ronda


dana   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

i remember when i was 4,my mom would call me princess diana and i used to be scared that i was going to die if she called me that but as soon as i seen a picture of princess diana and michael together i loved the fact that she called me diana. i will forever love mj and make sure that his legacy will live on forever god bless


Dawn Hawkins   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

MJ was the ultimate entertainer! Hopefully, his children and family will find some comfort in the near future. I hope people will let him rest in peace and stop the negativity.


Namrata   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

The memorial was simply amazing. I'm sure Michael would have loved it. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. R.I.P. Michael Jackson. You will always be in our hearts!


Cheryl Holland   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Gosh, I'm still in shock. To say Michael was larger than life is an UNDERSTATEMENT!, I offer my deepest heartfelt condolesence to the Jackson family. Stay strong and know that millions love you and are praying for your strength as well.


beverley   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Mr. King I appreciate your coverage of the greatest entertainer that touch millions of heart world wide..love you MJ


Noel   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Accept our sympathy. We wish the family good luck in life. Michael will be missed very much. Be strong, and trust in God.


Robin   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I still can not believe Michael Jackson has past. He was a remarkable entertainer and will always be remembered. To his family – my thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love!


Rodrigo A Chacon   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Rest in peace man, I whish you the best on this new venture, you'll have fun you'll see.


Amy   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Thank you, Michael. Michael was a blessing and an inspiration. We can all keep his sweet spirit alive by upholding his dream of a better world. What a wonderful legacy for this truly beautiful spirit. God Bless Michael and his family as they face they world without their angel.


Hayma   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

You will be missed Michael...you rocked my world!


Fay   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Bravo to all for such a fantastic tribute to a true legend...Michael Jackson. I pray that this Memorial and his legacy will be forever remembered by all. Blessings to his children and family.


Paula R   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I can't stop the tears from flowing down my face. Michael's music touched my soul. He had a heart of gold and I don't think anyone will ever come close to the god-given gifts this gentle person had. My love and prayers go out to the family. I can only imagine your feelings of loss. God bless.


Leston Donaldson   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Micheal was and always will be the Greatest!


jo   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I feel like a part of me hase gone missing!


Patricia in Lancaster, CA   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

In my teens, in my disco phase, in my post pregnancy aerobics classes, through my child-rearing years, on road trip sing alongs with my kids, his music really was the sound-track for my life. I was anxiously waiting for what he would do next. I am heartbroken. There was no one like him and there never will be. The heavenly host has a new member and his Heavenly Father is saying, "Well done, my son."


Georgia Moss   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I am honored to share my tears of sorrow with the world as we mourn the death of a beloved musical genius. Today- America eulogized one of her best.


Lisa Smith   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael Jackson has impacted the entire world with his love and concern for others. Singing and dancing was a very small part of his legacy. Making a difference in others' lives was more important. What a gift he was to us. His life was complete...and he completed his journey. Rest in peace Michael.....no more hurt, no more crying, no more anguish, and no more worries.


Samantha Carter   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

What a palpable sense of love and gratitude we all felt around the world today as we watched the memorial for Michael. I would like to thank the Jackson family for sharing this love and beauty with us. I feel lucky to be alive, and I want to be a better person because of Michael.


Stephyy   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

MJ will Always be the the king of pop..Neverland should be Historical


Tosha Thomas   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

To the Jackson Family- My thoughts and prayers are with you..May God continue to comfort and watch over you through this time. Mr. M. Jackson has earned his wings! We love you Michael Jackson. There will Never be another like you...God Bless!


Lynn   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

My heart is heavy for Michael's children. His love for his kids will live on through them and will carry them through life. My heartfelt wish is for their happiness and emotional security. What beautiful children.


Karen   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

What a beautiful final tribute to Michael Jackson. I was moved to tears throughout the memorial.
I'd like to leave a quote..."He whom we love and lose is no longer where he was before. He is now wherever we are".
God Bless.


Jacquie   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Micheal's appeal was in his humanity. He transcended language, race, color and religion because he was a human being first and an artist next. His music, his lyrics, his eloquence in dance was a translation of his connection to life. Michael, you can never be replaced


SUE Avery   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael had a GOD given talent and he gave it to the world
Rest in Peace Michael


Cathy   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I share my birthday with Michael and was always so proud of this. With all of the negativity that many people put you through I still had/have faith in your ability to bring forth such great music and giving yourself to the charity's that you cherished so much. Thank you Michael for all of these great years that you have given me. Rest in peace


Hillard   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

To The Jackson Family:

We mourn with you as fans and as family today. The world will continue to celebrate and embrace Michael's legacy. Thank you for sharing him with us today, and being brave enough to share your grief during this most difficult of times. The world loves Michael, and the world loves the Jackson family. God Bless.


leslie   July 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michael has touched my heart and my soul with his music, I have cried for days. I loved him and will miss him.


Paula in Albuquerque   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Thank God, for Michael's sake and his memory...that everybody BEHAVED, today! No "drama"...No incidents...No trouble. The mood surrounding the Staples Center was what Michael would have wanted, for such an occasion. The LAPD deployed 3,000 officers in anticipation of "problems"...and, they weren't really needed! Bravo!


Sue Patterson-Lieggi   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

What struck me the most was Paris Jackson's words....he was a Daddy most of all. A great entertainer who struggled because of the publics interpretation of his life. He was always on the front page but today, he was and will always be 'Daddy' to 3 precious children. His legacy is his music, his compassion and in my mind his love for his children.
No matter what the world digs up about his life and death he lives on through his children and his music. My heart goes out to them most of all, the world can be cruel and attempt to tear at his character but they can't take away the love that he shared. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.


Nick Wheeler   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Just wanted to say that Paris was very brave on speaking her heart out about her father. Way to go Paris!


Tiffany   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

To Michael Jacksons family – Michael was an extraordinary man. I met him, but only through television, and even just through that, I felt his enormous presence and energy. To me he was not only an icon and role model. He was everything I wanted to help and everything I believed in and stood for. I love that he was himself, even through interviews, he told how he truly felt regardless of the ridicule he would face. And to me, that is the most amazing thing one can be – true to oneself. I love you all, I love Michael, and my prayers go out to Michael's family and everyone mourning the loss of an amazing individual.


Mihaela Miulescu   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

What an extraordinary memorial service! Michael Jackson really deserved it. My heart goes out to the family and to his children.


Alistair   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Perhaps the Jackson Trust will fund more music classes in grade schools to encourage and nurture young voices. This is truly something Michael would embrace and support. Also, dance classes at an early age would help bring his artistic expression to life..


Fran   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Big thank you to the Jackson family for sharing this phenomenal & wonderful memorial with the world. Michael meant everything to humanity & his legacy will forever live through out generations to come. Thank you for sharing the laughs, memories & joy of Michael through people who loved him & will always speak out for Michael. God bless his soul, his family & especially his children.

Fran
Hawaii


renee howell   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Micheal holds a special place in our hearts and a special purpose in the worldand that makes him irreplaceable, may god bless his family


pam vogt   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I grew up listening to Michael Jackson. I can't wait until I can play MJ songs to my grandchildren.


Natalie   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Watching Michael's memorial today has taught me that you cannot put a monetary value on your soul. Thank you Jackson family for allowing the public inside his world and making ours better because of him.


Diane   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I think Michael would be overwhelmed by the out pouring of love shown today, but it is much deserved! Rest in Peace, young man! In time the world will forget the undeserved cruelties directed at you personally. My prayers are with you and your family.


Alicia Danielle   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Even though im just an 18 year old girl from a small town in Canada I will never forget some of the good times i've had with Michael's music. Learning to dance and sing like him as a kid will always remain in my memories. He is the greatest icon that will ever live and will never be forgotten, you live on everyday in my life...I know your still here with us <3 We love you Michael


Amy   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

To the Jackson family, thank you for allowing this public memorial for Michael to give the worldwide fans closure.


RS from FL   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

MJ...we just can't stop loving you! R.I.P.


Elda Ruffolo   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

It was a Spectacular & well deserved tribute for The King of Pop. To the Jackson family I feel your pain and greive your loss. Montreal's biggest MJ fan!


Risa Brandon   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Goodevening Larry and guests! Today was one of the saddest days I will ever remember for a long time. I felt so awful for Paris and her 2 brothers. I hope they will grow up to remember how great their daddy was and he will live on in their hearts forever. If you could please tell me what are all of the names of the children are from Joseph and Katherine Jackson and their ages or approximate ages. God bless you.

Risa Finkelstein-Brandon from Brodheadsville, PA


sonia   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I watched the memorial and i realized that MJ was a marvelous father
and how much his children adored him; He's a great man; He became immortal by his music. Michael, we'll never forget you. GOD BLESS YOU MICHAEL


john matthes   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

the fact that he touch so many people in a positive way says it all


khadeja ross   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

The World rained tears today and Michael's smile will bring sunshine tomorrow. I felt as if i was right there with everyone at the memorial today . RIP MICHAEL!


Ella   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

MJ really cause me to start with the one in the mirror even at age 60.


AAAAA   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

MJ paved a road to success for our nation and his legendary music will live on in our hearts eternally. We Love You!


MichelleHugo   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Many thanks to the Jackson family for sharing Michael's memorial service to the whole world. We share their grief. Watching today's memorial, It was comforting to see how Michael's children are in good hands and will be surrounded with support and love from the family.
MHugo, NYC


Heather Kramer   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I have loved Michael Jackson since I was two years old. It feels like I have lost someone from my childhood. My prayers go out to his family and his children. May they know that their son, brother, and father brought happiest to everyone with his music and by being a beautiful and wonderful human being.


the Grovers   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

we never shared a meal a talk or a laugh but today we shared some tears hod bless his family and children


jason prood   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

God bless his mother and father. God bless his brothers and sisters. God bless his children. Thank you all for letting us share your love and light that was Michael Jackson. And I know its hard but try try and smile through the tears. Bless you all


Cierra   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

It's not Goodbye. We will see him in heaven.


Michelle   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

What moving tribuite to a great entertainer, son, brother and most important of all a Father...... RIP Michael


Vickie   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I was deeply touched and cried the entire time. Now may Michael rest in peace. He will no longer be sad.


Randall   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Gone Too Soon! Michael's gift and talent will remain with me and all the fans for a lifetime. Deepest Sympathy to his family.


Lori   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Dear Jackson family, my thoughts and prayers are with during this difficult time. Here on earth, Michael was a bright, shining light that so many people were drawn to. We we all so lucky to have him. I am at peace knowing that he is now in heaven, with God, where there is no more pain and suffering. We will miss him dearly. Paris, Prince and Blanket, we all love you!


Kate   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I think Michael would have been proud and honored to have received the memorial service he did today. He would have enjoyed the music and anecdotes shared by his colleagues and friends, but above all, I believe he would have been touched by the amount of love displayed on the Staples Center stage, outside the arena, and around the world. The Jackson children should look on their father, and as Paris so heartfeltly expressed, recognize and admire not only the legacy of the King of Pop, but the spirit of a man who desired to change the world for the better.


Ada   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Never has the world come together to mourn as they did today for MJ. Even in death he brought the world together. That was and continues to remain his message. Let us continue with his legacy to keep the world together and remember that we are all one. That I believe is the greatest tribute we can give him.


Sanyukta   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

People like him never die.....they keep living forever and ever and ever....


Barbara Palka, Poland   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Today's memorial was respectful, touching, and brilliantly organized. We saw Michael as a man. A man we loved and cared for. It was an honor to be there and to say "Thank you".


shekyia.G   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

michael was a great icon and to me the greatest he will be missed dearly and i send my best wishes and praier to the jackson family michael you are adored and looked up to you have completed what you were set here to do we love you


Phyllis Perry   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

It was a beautiful tribute to Michael. Hes 'GONE TO SOON'. God Bless you all.


Eleanor   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Some deaths are so unexpected they leave you breathless. It is hard for me to conceive of the entertainment world without Michael Jackson. For the moment his music and videos are sad reminders of the loss but hopefully one day soon they will be as joyful as they once were.


Tim & Jamie   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

GOD BLESS THE JACKSON FAMILY! WE WILL MISS YOU MICHAEL!


aniSAH   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

the memorial was very organized and wonderful. I feel so bad for all the JaKSon kids and for other fanatice fans like me.
I MISS YOU MICHAL JAKSON!!!!!!! 🙁


Karen   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I am sad to see the memorial. I never met Michael Jackson,
but my brothers and I would watch the Jackson 5 on Saturday mornings when they were in cartoon form.
It brings back many memories to see him when he was
little, like us.
I hope he will be at peace now.
(I also hope the people who enabled his overmedication receive like justice).


Trey Miller   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael Jackson was amazing at what he did. All i can say when watching his music videos is "WOW"!


Sylvie from Martinique   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

what a moving ceremony... MJ will live forever in our hearts and psyche


Davida   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Can we ever say goodbye to Michael? No, No, No, Never can say goodbye.


Queen   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

As sad as it ist, I find solace in Michael's too soon passing. . . he is forever young Michael Jackson.


Amber Lemmon   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

MJ will be missed by people of all ages! Coming from a younger generation I can say without a doubt that he was the greatest entertainer of all time! There will never be another Michael Jackson as long as we live! Though we will miss him greatly, One thing that can never be taken away from us is the amazing music he created!


lakeria   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

He Is Now Gone But NEVER Forgotten. My Prayers And Thoughts Go To Out The Entire JACKSON FAMILY. My Heart Is SORE, And Will Be For A Very Long Time. …R.I.P


FONZIE D.   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

MICHAEL: THE KING OF ENTERTAINMENT! President Reagan named him Entertainer of the decade (80s), but I dubbed him ENTERTAINER OF THE 21st Century!!! We LOVE HIM!


Lavern Howell   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Job well done by the Jackson family...Michael has done his share on earth and the Lord took him home to rest. For us it was too soon, but to the lord it was too long. May God bless and keep the family together, Michael would like to see all of you together and the brother doing a duet together. Children, please keep the family bond together and don't forget mom and dad they are the soul, the rock and the salvation. We love you all from a strong Jamaican woman, and the entire Jamaican heritage.

PS, please do not asked why? Just say God knows best. Again Peace and Love!!!!!


Sandy   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

MJ has rocked the world, and graced our souls for 40 years. He will never die!


Kim Coard   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

To The Jackson Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this trying time. Michael Jackson's music was a constant in my life as a teenager and I will never forget him. He was a beautiful human being.


Joan   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

My kids grew up on Michael Jackson's music. He was an amazing entertainer and a great humanitarian. God bless his family.


Leigh   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

To quote Michael Jackson, “If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.” Clearly, he was loved.


Cheryl   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Thank you for bringing much joy & love through your music.


Dezi   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael will be remembered for his fantastic music he changed the world with it


denise from weston fl   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I only wish that Michael could have seen and felt the love and support for him throughout the world! May he rest in peace!!!


Elizabeth   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

There are no words to express the void... the energy of the universe feels different. My heart goes out to the Jackson family, to his beautiful children... I believed in him and in his humanity. People like Michael are seen once in an individual's lifetime.


Annie   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael you will forever be in our hearts always and forever!


Tammy   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

God bless your soul and may you rest in peace.
You will always and forever be remembered and have a place in my heart.
Thank you for being YOU!


SHIRLEY WETHERSFIELD CT   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

RIP KING OF POP!!! THERE WILL BE NO ONE ELSE LIKE YOU I THINK THE MEMORIAL MICHAEL WOULD HAVE LOVED!! IT WAS FOR A KING.


Toni-Ann   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

This is really like an awful dream I think I'll wake up from..This breaks my heart.Like so many I grew up listening to Micheal Jackson..and saying I was born in the wrong era.I cry even now as I watch.My heart goes out to his family..his friends and fellow fans.Even while he was alive he brought me to tears with "Earth Song."This man was a genius with a heart of gold and I will really truly miss him.I echo his brother's statement "maybe now they will leave you alone."They will have to now Micheal..no one to accuse you of anything..no one to file any charges..
Prince..Paris..Blanket..your father was amazing..but I'm sure you guys all know this..RIP Micheal..I love you.
The memorial was awesome..He'd be proud.


Shin   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I felt sadness about his death.
I am not an American, though.
People all over the world would feel the same way..
I will give my all regards to him, MJ


Christine adler   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I am hurting so deeply, I can't imaginge how his family and children are hurting. I love seeing the world pour out their love for Michael today – it is about time. The greatest message he brought to this earth is that we should spend more time loving and caring for one another as opposed to spending so much time hurting each other. God bless Michael on his final journey.


angela   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

My thoughts and prayers are with the jackson family. Love from lee family in wharton, texas. he was another inspiration for us all here.


Samantha   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael has been a shining light in the entertainment industry. The love in his heart was evident in his music. His legacy will be here forever. A light that will never be dimmed, but forever shining its brilliant glow. May he rest in peace because he's smiling down from heaven.


Victor S.   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

A beautiful and moving ceremony! I grew up in the age of Michael Jackson and I cherished his music beyond comprehension. I will continue to cherish his work and so shall my children.....forever!


Suzanne Grachek   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Dear Jackson Family,
God bless you all. Michael was an amazing artist and humanitarian and he touched us all with his gifts, his passion, and we will be forever changed because of his life and his light in our world. Thank you for sharing this very private time with all of us.


Victor Getchel   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Jackson Family! Michael brought so much happiness to my life through his amazing music! I am sad!


Danesa   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

RIP, Michael, my heart is aching, I have not been able to smile. My thoughts and prayers goes to the family especially to Michael's kids.


Jenel   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

In the middle of our Carnival season -- St. Vincent stops to say MJ we love u. Love u Micheal - the memorial was lovely .
JCSL


Tina   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

MJ is a true legend and will live in our hearts forever! We'll miss you Michael!


Jody-Ann   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Sending my prayers to the Jackson family from Jamaica and just telling them that God is always in control. Yellow was a very excellent colour just to enforce the fact that you can smile even when your heart is aching.


chevron williams   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

rest in peace MJ, we love you and you will forever be missed


Keisha Williams   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael the miracle in our world will live forever!


Nettie   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Love Michael...LOVED Micheal. I hail form the island of Jamaica where Michael has a huge fan base...he will be missed. To the Jackson family, our sincerest condolensces; he may be gone but not forgotten


Jim in Dallas TX   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

May God grant the family peace in their loss of this wonderful and generous superstar. Rest in Peace Michael.


Kathy Winfield-Sheely   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

When the Rose Pedal fell from the Casket, I knew it was a Tear of Thanks & Love!
We are so Blessed to have been able to hear what Michael Jackson had to tell the world!

Kathy Winfield-Sheely


Jose   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

To the Jackson family my prayers go out to you. Michael will be greatly missed. He will always be in our hearts. Thanks for bringing happiness to our lives.


Maureen   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Today's Memorial Service was a breath-taking and memorable tribute to a wonderful man and musician who helped to define my highschool and college years. I thought it was beautiful and moving and I'll never forget it.


Leslie Willis   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

What an awesome tribute/memorial service for such a talented and musical genius in Michael Jackson. Well done...he will be forever missed!


Jackie E   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Today's memorial was different than I thought it would be it was moving and something I will never forget, Thank you Jackson Family for letting us say goodbye


Akin Adesanya   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael was a great man. I listened to him growing up. His song "We are the world" hit home over and over all over the world. If it wasn't him, humanitarian efforts in Africa would not have been thought of at that degree. Thanks Michael... Rest in Peace


Mende   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael's legacy will be his humanitarianism & his message to Heal the World. RIP one of the greatest human beings ever!


Lisa Broos   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I am a 42 year old female Canadian fan of Michael Jackson. I went to his concert in Buffalo, Rich Stadium in the early 80's and fell in love...only to attend all three of his Victory tours Thanksgiving weekend with my Mom. (who is also gone)
The world will never be the same now that he is gone and although I never knew him personally I am deeply saddened by his passing. God bless his family during this sad, sad time. A life taken far far too soon!!!!
Lisa Broos
Toronto, Ontario
Canada


Jack & Zachary   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael was awesome and touched many lives. We will miss him.


Chris   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Thank you to the Jacksons for a memorable and moving tribute to their amazing Michael.


Sister Mary Jean   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

God keep you close!!!Michael is finally at peace and I bet singing his heart out to his God.He will watch over his dear children from heaven.I hope God sends peace to their dear hurting hearts.May God shine His light upon you all.Today,all was Class..as was Michael,a class act !!!!!


MERCY KUAH   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

May you find comfort in the lord in your moment of grief and may Michael rest in peace with the lord.God's blessings and guidance on your entire family
All the best


Mia   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I loved Michael Jackson....He will be missed dearly but never forgotten


mary ann   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Moon Walking In Heaven !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! R.I.P.


Alicia Gibson   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael Jackson's music will live forever...he will be in my heart and the rest of america hearts....FOREVER.


Esa and Charo   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Smile, your legacy is with us forever!


Crystal Lowe   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

My prayers and thoughts go out to the children of Michael Jackson. I hope that they are genuinely loved, and not used and absued all for the sake of this evil thing people allow to get into the way called MONEY.
I will hold them in my prayers and thoughts all the way here in the Bahamas.
Today was also a very low keyed day here in the Bahamas and everyone has been following the event.


Jon A.   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

The King is gone, But he will always be with us. When Michael passed a major piece of my childhood went with him. But, His legacy will endure through his music as well as his wonderful children. To his Children my heart aches with you and for you!


Chandra   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

What could have been a private event was a beautiful, public commemoration of a life like no other. I thank the Jackson family from the bottom of my heart for letting the world share in their celebration of Michael's life. Thank you, Jacksons. May Michael rest in peace.


Judy Frank   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I could feel his soul watching the program. So youthful, so innocent ...that is what i will remember..make the world a better place. To his family, please keep his spirit alive in our world. He cared, and he left us beautiful gifts through his songs, and performances. We will always be grateful to have been a witness to his glorious gifts to our world. May you be comforted by all your memories. My thoughts and prayers go to all the extended Jackson family. May G-d give them strength to deal with their great loss.


Twuana N. Benjamin   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Marching on!

In God's hands!

Cared for throughout eternity!

Healed and whole now!

Angel

Entertainer of a lifetime

Loved by the whole world and the heavens!


Olivia Dove   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Thank you so much Mrs. Jackson for being the person that you are because without you Micheal nor any of the other childeren would be who they are God blee


Rosie Jackson-Smith   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

From one Jackson family to another we give our deepest condolences. Michael will be missed and not forgotten he has given so much to the world's culture. Rest in Paradise Michael.


Erika D.   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

MJ's Memorial Service was remarkable and well put together. My thoughts are with his family and friends. The Greatest Entertainer will live forever!!! Focus on the good he has done for the world!!!


Pam   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

My thoughts and prayers go out to you as a parent,brother,father,uncle and friend. I am so sorry for your great loss. I am sure that Michael is looking down and keeping watch on all of his loved ones. I also pray that everyone will now let Michael rest in peace.


sherri t   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

He is truly one in a billiion. His beautiful and kind soul will always be with us


Ann   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael, may you get the peace in death that you deserved and were robbed of in life. You will NEVER be forgotten.


Curtis Mabone   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

We the citizens of Gary, Indiana are so proud of our greatest ambassador and the world's greatest ambassador Michael J. Jackson.


Susie   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I'm 59 years old and sat in my living room balling like a baby...the memorial was so beautifully done...so moving and such a tribute to a truly beautiful human being. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

God Bless


Velma   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael opened doors that were closed for African Americans in the entertainment and music industry. His legacy lives on in countless lives.


Rachelle   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I think that Michael's legacy will live on in his children and his brothers. The family displayed awesome grace and presence today at the service. I know that Michael was looking down from the pearl gates and he was proud of his family.

Rachelle
Las Vegas, Nevada


Richard Lavallie   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael and his music was what defined me and friends growing up in the 80's. He made us all smile and we loved TRYING to dance like him. I am 44 and grew up in Miami,Fl. I can't believe the number of times I have just started tearing up over his death. I miss him and his love for all people.


Karyl   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

The memorial for Michael was beautifully done. A true tribute for a genius. Michael's family is beautiful and very loving and caring.
His children are beautiful and sensitive. I cried, I will miss him. He was and will continue to be loved by the world. Michael rest in peace.


AB Kanu   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I believe that MJ was the best entertainer that ever lived. His memorial today showed he was really loved despite what critics try to say. He will be greatly missed. We all love him.


Diana   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

There has never been and will never be an artist, a man, like him! He's always been a part of my and my brother's lives as the greatest musician we've ever known; truly a loss felt worldwide. We will love and miss you always, Michael! We had the best of you, and I only wish we had given you the best of us in return. Rest in peace.


reva   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Thank you Michael for all your years you shared with us.You will be missed.


Norma Ortiz   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I JUST WANT TO SAY MICHEAL IS GOING TO BE IN HEARTS FOREVER....MY SON IS 4 YEARS OLD AND HE LOVE MICHEAL JACKSON'S SONG...."BEN"...."YOU WILLL BE LOVE AND NEVER FORGOTTEN"


M.Kishimba   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

MJ has been a gift to us, and we all have to celebrate the joy he brought to our families.


Mini   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I grew up listening and dancing to the music of the Jackson Five and then later, to Michael Jackson. I cried (with the rest of the world) when I heard that he had died. May he rest with the angels and dine in paradise with God.


Khari Lemuel   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

My heart is filled with the fire of inspiration because I believe that this day means so much. I felt the world praying together, singing together crying together. and believing that maybe today will be that day that we choose light over darkness, that we will choose Good over evil. Maybe today all of GOD's Children will love each other


Marni Tambling   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I still can't believe he is gone. The greatest entertainer the world has ever known. I have always loved Michael Jackson and I always will. He will be sadly missed but he will always be fondly remembered.
Marni Tambling, St. Lazare, Quebec Canada


Cathy Sandoval   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I am 57 years old, and my 30-something kids and I all listened to MJ's music throughout the years. My only wish is that the accusers of wrongdoing of MJ would come forth and confess that it was all lies and was all for the money. He deserves this, and the accusers deserve whatever is their due.


Tommy Dockery   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

i just want to say that i thought that Michael Jackson was the best of everything , best singer , best at giving , best at being a great person , i am very sorry for the loss and i will pray for his family everyday . love you michael

TOMMY DOCKERY


Roselene   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Larry,
Micheal was a true gift from God. No one will ever have his talent.


carolyn   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I will be 50 this year. I grew up with Michael Jackson, Donny Osmond and Bobby Sherman. I feel like part of my childhood passed. The
coverage is very moving...dont think I can watch any more...it is making me incredibly sad.


Bev Miller   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

To Michael's family and friends,

I just got home from work today and will be watching a late repeat of todays memorial. I am still in such denial that he is gone. I can only imagine the incredible pain you must be going through. I am the same age as Michael (6mths older) and I have loved him from the very first time I saw the Jackson 5 perform. I have never wavered in my love for him and his music, and I know in my heart he has always been a good person.

Our world has suffered a terrible loss in losing Michael at such a young age. Maybe one day we will understand. I hope he is able to see the huge outpouring of love that has come from all around the world. I wonder if he had any idea how very much he was loved. I hope so.

I have friends who are as upset as I am, and have made it known that anyone having anything negative to say had better not say it to me. They are speaking from ignorance and are too blind to see the genuine sincerity that came from Michael that to me was as obvious as breathing.

I am not a person who writes in blogs, or follows every move of the rich and famous, but this time, I just had to voice my absolute sorrow to say goodbye to such a good human being.

To Michael's family, and his children, my most sincere and deepest sympathies at your tragic loss. I only hope you can take some comfort in knowing that so many millions of people worldwide have aching hearts for the loss of a man they loved but never knew. He touched each of our hearts in ways you could never imagine. Our world is emptier without him here and we are thankful for his gift of music that will always be with us. I hope listening to his music will once again make me feel like smiling and dancing instead of crying.

I love you Michael
Bev from Canada


Leticia   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael is and alway will be the most beautiful and precious jewel to the world. My family and I will truly miss you. r. i. p. King of Pop.


Bill Russell   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

They couldn't have hit it any better and I know it must be brutal for you, Larry. Don't know how you do it and Paris is forever etched in my heart. Miss you, Michael.


Sharene Gaitor   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael Jackson was not just an American legend – he was a world legend. What a life! What a man! Truly, an angel walked among us!


Nadege   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

May God bless the Jacksons family.Paris God will never leave you alone. Your family love you.


Melody Hearndon   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

May we all keep his children and family in our prayers.


ab   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

It was the most beautiful service that I have ever seen. The world has lost the greatest performer ever . May he rest in peace.


mimi   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael my heart feels so heavy from the idea of you being gone. Your talent and kind heart and smile will be missed.


nicolle houseman   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Just wanted to say thanks to the entire jackson family for allowing all of michaels fans to be a part of the beautiful memorial today. The jackson family could have easily kept it strictly a family thing, but they know how much we all love michael, and felt a strong need to be part of it. The memorial was beautiful!! Thanks again to the family. I miss michael very much. God bless!!


jeanne   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

michael made all our lives better.


DONNA   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I HAD NO IDEA THIS MEMORIAL WOULD TOUCH ME AS MUCH AS IT DID. I CRIED AS IF MY BROTHER DIED. I GROW UP LISTENING TO HIM THANKS TO MY TWIN WHO WAS IN LOVE WITH. SAD, VERY SAD, STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S OVER. GOOD NIGHT MICHAEL.


Mariah Berg   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

The legend, the idol, the icon, but most of all the KING OF POP! No one in this world could stop him, No one in this world can top him. Michael will live on and on. I bless the Jackson Family especially his kids Prince Michael Jr. Paris Michael Katherine and Blanket. Keep your heads up cause your father is looking down upon you. Stay strong and God Bless. Love you.


SUSAN URSHAN AND STEVEN LEWIS   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

HOLD ON TO THE MEMORIES, FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
JUST SMILE


Lorraine   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I love MJ, i will miss him, his music, dance, and humanity. God bless and much love. He will never be forgotten.


The Boutte' Family   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

At the end of the day GOD is the judge and the jury. may you rest in peace and you are forever in our prayers.- the Boutte' family


ELI   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

"May God grant you always...a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you. Laughter to cheer you. Faithful friends near you. And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you."..............
~An Irish Blessing


Michael Torres   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

This has been a tragic, tragic loss to friends, family and fans of all ages around the world. We as people are quick to judge without knowing facts; however, when a time like this comes, we gather to mourn together and celebrate the life of a true pioneer. We will never forget the humane, caring person Michael was and we shall always remembered and never forgotten. To the family, my deepest condolences and may God/Allah bless you.

Respectfully
The Torres-Ortiz family


christina (phx)   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I was so touched watching the memorial,wish i could have been there.


Cindy D. Skipper   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael had the biggest, kindest, sweetest & most geniune heart of any MAN I have ever known of. His loss is a devastating event & EQUAL to the loss of Lady Diana. God Bless his Family & Children. Cindy, John & Betsy.


cg   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

To the family of Michael Jackson
Our hearts are breaking for you. Michael was the best. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. His memorial was wonderful. I just wish you had time to greive in piece. All the best to you and his children and may God watch over you and Michael


Barbara   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael Jackson was truly an American Icon. I became a fan at the age of 14 with the Jackson 5's first appearance on TV. For me it so unreal it is as if a major part of my childhood just ended. May the Lord give strenght to the entire Jackson Family.


Kathryn Hurley   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael is like a piece of magic to me. Every picture, every song, every thought I have of him is like I'm experiencing a piece of magic. It's hard to articulate. I wish this were all a bad dream.


Anthea Hillocks   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

There are not enough words can describe what Michael Jackson meant to us. He truly was an angel here on earth. We Love and Miss MJ!!!!


Tommy Stubbs   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

There's a significant reason Michael's middle name is his father's. To Joe Jackson, thanks for encouraging your children from the very start. I share your lost, too.


carmen murphy   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

micheal, you are legend that will live forever in my heart and soul.


Raj   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael is the greatest dancer and singer I have seen in my life. Its so sad to see him gone. Hope he finds peace there.


Linda   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

....he spoke of love – so often – for a reason...even God waits until you're dead before he passes judgement on you! CAUTION: He who lives in a glass house should NOT throw stones!


Lynne   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Two of our greatest said about Michael Jackson: 'He is the best dancer of this century'–Fred Astaire; 'He is a better singer than me'–Frank Sinatra. True. These guys knew what they were talking about.

Rest in Peace.


Patricia Peterson   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

There will never be another like Michael, my heart is broken.


Denise   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I will truly miss his Voice


Ashley Marks   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

So many of us put the importance of others in their looks, their bank accounts, power, etc. I however am blessed enough to know that none of that means anything. Anyone can get their hands on any of those "things" but not everyone can achieve a pure heart that knows how to love just for the sake of loving. When i tell people people that i can look in the face of Michael Jackson even after all the surgery and skin changes, and still see one of the most beautiful faces i have ever seen they may laugh or think it's just me being a fan. What they don't see is that real beauty is not characterized by what we see on the outside, it is the love that stems from the inside that truly shines out through the eyes of a true beauty. I don't see the color of his skin or width of his nose. What i see when i look at Michael is the purest person i have ever laid eyes on and someone's who's eyes hold a love that most can only wish to ever have the chance to posses. A part of me feels like whatever changes he went through for whatever reason were all a part of his journey and purpose. It allowed all races and cultures to relate to him not for the color of his skin, but as an individual of the human race and therefore use that in our everyday lives when dealing with others. Here was this man who had all this fame, all this money, and yet the only power he wanted was the power to unite the world and make a change. To give everything that was inside him and to share love whether it was given back or not. How many times can we as individuals say that we could or did give love when we felt like it wasn't given back. It is hard enough for us to just simply love, let alone love when it is difficult. How many can say that they are truly selfless. NOBODY. I do not think we will ever see another like Michael, he was an angel on earth and now he earned his wings.


Shannon Francis   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I would like to extend my prayers to the Jackson family. Stay strong, stay prayed up, stay unified and most importantly take care of his kids for we all know that they were the center of his life.


kay   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

were the boys michael jackson molested invited to celebrate his life today?


Christine Jackson   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

To the Jackson family, I am so sorry for your loss. The service was really nice to watch and I cried through the whole thing. I was especially heartbroken when Paris came to the stage to speak. I grew up listening to Michael and loved him dearly. He will always be in my heart forever.

You are in my thoughts and prayers

Sincerly,
Christine Jackson


Joyce   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Our love, thoughts and love for the Jackson family. MJ will always be in our hearts.
Joyce, Canada


evelyn in canada   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

my heart goes out to Paris and her two brothers I lost both my parents at a young age and seeing how that little girl misses her daddy was just tore at my heart I had to stop right there and say a prayer for her.


Suzy Maimon   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Goodbye, Michael.You will be missed.
May you rest in eternal peace.


Michelle   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

This is surreal, I still can't believe he's gone, I can't stop crying.


Marcquila Pinkston   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael Jackson I still can't believe he's gone. He was an angel here on earth now he is an angel in Heaven. I am praying for all the family and friends in the Jackson family. Be Strong. He is watching over you all.


Charlotte   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael was the chosen one. His legend will live on. God bless his family.


The Gupta Family   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

The world has lost a truly great humanitarian. The King of Pop will never be forgotten!


Indelisa   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

We all should feel blessed to have lived during his lifetime.


Bev Franklin   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

If I live to be 100, I will NEVER witness anything like today's memorial.
It will be like where were you when JFK was shot. You will always remember both. Rest in peace, Michael.


Althea   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Through the media, I learned soooo much about Michael Jackson that I wasn't aware of. I was raised in the Elvis era. Watched the Memorial today and I can't begin to tell you how impressed and moved I was. It was a beautiful celebration and I enjoyed it more than you can imagine.
Thank you Jackson family for the wonderful tribute and my heart goes out to you and the whole family for your loss.


Dorrie Sardis   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Dear Paris, (Michael's daughter),

Your courage today made you as tall as the Eiffel Tower. I am your Daddy's age and having lost my Daddy I can promise you he will send you signs and watch over you forever!
Love, and Blessings,
Dorrie (Gary's daughter)


Jennifer   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael is a true icon and will never be forgotten!!


LISA SOTO   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I've lost my friend...although I never met Michael Jackson he felt like a friend to me coming from a big family and being the youngest and feeling lonely, I first heard Michael when I was 9 years old. I would sit in my room and listen to his songs and feel so happy and full of joy and I didnt feel lonely. My heart is hurting. may god bless the children and the family. I pray that his children will remain with Mrs. Jackson and live a peaceful life.god bless and I love you Michael


Rick Ashburn   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

It was the most moving and incredible memorial that I have ever seen....God bless the Jackson family !


Wayne   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael Jackson's music and lyrics change the world, and the music world. RIP MJ.


Cat Holden Robinson   July 7th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

My heart is broken for the Jackson family, including Michael's beautiful children. The memorial was an incredible experience for me, and it beautifully portrayed Michael Jackson for all of his contributions to our world as we know it today. I cannot remember the last time I wept so much. Michael's passing has made me look at my own life, to look in the mirror, so to speak. It is a reminder of how fleeing life can be, and also, what a difference one person can make. He has unified us in our sorrow, as he did in life. Many have shared their greatest memory of Michael. Mine was not related to any song, video, or dance move. It was a heated argument between myself and another person, who has since become nameless and faceless, about the allegations against Michael. I never believed that he did any of the things he was accused of. He was a man with the needs of a small boy, because of a lost childhood, and the world, with its level of intolerance, responded as it did. I have never been more proud that I spoke my mind that day and defended this man, this legend, this remarkable humanitarian. May we strive to be like him and love as he did.


Kelly   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I have loved Michael since I was a teenager, he was my 1st luv. I am and will always be in awe of him. I will not mourn him, I will celebrate him. I will see you later my "sweet prince", god bless!


jeanna Genshaw   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

michael will always be an inspiration to everyone, my heart aches for this tragic loss. i know he was a wounderful man. i love you m j


Jer Paratopia   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

MJ was the best and last of the great vaudevillians. He ends and an era ends with him.


Katherine   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I truly feel that Michael tried to "heal the world" but at the same time, I think the "world" or some of the small minds behind it, broke his spirit. God Bless Michael and His Family


Nick   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

There is nobody like Michael. I hope that people understood him better while he was alive. He will always live in my heart. I wish that I have met this amazing individual. A lot of love to his family and his children.


Manka   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

MJ was and still is one of a kind. From the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro to the vilages of Songea...The greatest icon the world has ever seen . There has been no one like him & there will never be.

Thank you for sharing the Memorial service with us. May GOD keep you & guide you all through this difficult time


Tanya   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Jackson family, you could not have given Michael a more classy and moving tribute. Thank you for sharing Michael with the world. He was a gift from God, and will always be loved.


Richard Manson-Hing   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Larry,

I only wish that your network would have had the sensitivity to request that all your hosts and guests refrain from negative comments about Michael Jackson for this one day so that his famiiy, friends and fans could have had this day!

And that includes any negative "Breaking News" that you want to air because of ratings!


maryanne   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

michael was an all time great.now he can rest in peace cause he got none done here.love him


Egarcia   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I when I herd Michael's little girl say that she loves him I broke crying. Ian prying for all the Jackson family, and kepping them in my heart. God bless all the Jackson family.


Bob   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

He deserves every minute of it. He is one of a kind. the first and the last. I will miss him


Shirley   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

May God Bless and comfort Michael Jackson's family. We Will love him always.


Rell   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I want to send my prayers out to his family. I cant say that I knew him personally but we all know how it feels to loose someone we love. A part of me feels like its missing. He was my idol from the first time I watched moonwalker I believe I was three... and thriller, I watched that so much I knew the commentary from the making of the thriller, when John Landis tickled his feet. It hurts that I will never be able to see him, but I know it hurts his family more to never see him again . I want them to know that he will always be loved by us his fans and will never be forgotten...


Natasha   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

My childhood was very difficult and Michael’s music always helped me escape it. In many ways, he was my childhood hero. My lifelong dream has always been to meet him and thank him for helping to get me through those difficult times. Unfortunately, that dream will never come true. Wherever you are Michael, I sincerely hope you have found the peace that you never had in life. Thank you so much for your music, your talent, and your compassion. You made the world a much better place to live in.

To Prince, Paris, and Blanket—I cannot imagine the pain you’re feeling. May God be with you and help you through this difficult time.


Anne   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

MJ has changed the world. We know how to treat ALL people as equals. My view of the world has changed because of him


Pat Bemis   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I thought the memorial service for Michael Jackson was wonderful and my only wish today is that, for the sake of his children, he would have taken better care of himself. Bless the Jackson family. Stay strong. Incline Village Nevada


Jolyn :Linge   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I felt like I lost a brother today but gained insight into what we all should be like in regards to our fellow man.


Stephanie Walters   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

My heart goes out to the Jackson family and i grown up listening and loving not only Michael's music but him as a person. One would think I've have known him personally the way my heart cried inward and out and i will miss him dearly,along with his inspirational music. May he rest in peace in the arms of the Angels.


Robin   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I'm devastated at our loss of Michael Jackson. I cried through the entire memorial service and haven't stopped crying. I can only imagine how those who actually knew him must feel. This is such a profound loss to the entire world.


Julie Fuentes   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I extend my hearfelt sympathy to the Jackson family. Michael touched people's hearts through his music all over the world. He was truly an icon and his music will live on forever.


natasha   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I'm not old enough to have felt the full influence of Michael Jackson (I'm only a few years older than Prince) but I remember growing up with his music. The first video I ever saw wasn't by Aaliyah or P. Diddy; but it was Thriller. I'll always remember the music of Michael. That's the only thing that matters


Dorinda   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael Jackson songs are the best. I love you so much Michael. I will miss you and you will be in my heart always.


Jason Keef   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

May God above be with the Jackson family at this time. Michael touched so many people in so many different ways. He proved to the world that there is power in music. There was an ultimate power in Michael's music. Through his lyrics and his performances he went above and beyond. His legacy will forever live on. Michael is in a peaceful place and I would like to thank him for sharing his God given talent with the world. Thank you Michael. May the King of Pop live on! God bless


Katherine Mac   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I will remember Michael Jackson as an inspiration and someone that used his power for good and he has inspired me to be charitable and make a difference. He will live in my heart forever.


Chris   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I still cannot believe this has happened and how much it has affected me. Extremely surreal and a huge loss to theworld and I think the entire world realizes it.


SP   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael Jackson's music was the soundtrack to the lives of a generation.


raks   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Paris really moved me to tears..I love u MJ!!


Anna   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Where is Oprah? Maybe someone should tell her that Michael Jackson has passed away.


makita tench   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

i am 45 and grew up in california along with michael. My heart hurts for his family today so much. You see I lost my 18 years old son 5 years ago and just watching what their going through hurts and brings up all those horrible memories even more. MIchaels life was predetermined by the almighty and its because he taught us all so very much didn't he? May he rest in peace now and do me a favor michael, say hello to my baby Jayme from mama.
markita tench


cheryl   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

MJ memorial service was just great. I cried during Hudson's song and at the end when I actually heard MJ's voice asking "Will you be there" Michael I will be there for you. You are in a better place where you will meet at the other icons who have gone before you. MJ will sure be entertaining those folks. MJ we all love you and may your singing soul rest in peace at last.


Shacole   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael is very dear to my heart! He will always live in my heart..I looked up to him n still do...he has now passed the tourch n i am going to run with it..Michael i love you and miss you


Kristi Theurer   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

A transcending talent. I hope that he finds the peace that so escaped him in life.


roger larode   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

michael was a true instruement of nature


Stephanie D.   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Thank you CNN for doing an outstanding job of covering Michael Jackson's Memorial. Although I was not there physically to pay my respects, with your coverage I felt like I was actually there. Again, thank you.


Donna Creary   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

MJ's children showed the world they were indeed Jacksons. Blood or not.. They are MJ's kids and belong with the Jacksons. RIP MJ and may your legacy continue on forever.


shannon from new jersey.   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

as i sit here and watch the michael jackson memorial,not knowing how i should feel as the tears began to come over me. i thought to myself the Jackson Family didn’t have to share their grief and hurt with us.They gave us a chance to say goodbye, as well as the world. michael was the king of pop and role model to the world. no matter what people thought in my eyes he will live on and he will be remembered for the person he was and not what people made him. just like his one brother said " maybe now they will leave you alone " the memorial was un beliveable and well put together.god bless the jackson family &&nd michael RIP king of pop <333


Christopher Farley   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

To the Jackson Family,

I am a 23 year old, white veteran who has always loved Michael Jackson and his unbelievable music. Although I am not the likeliest fan, I see the beauty and genius in all of Michael's work. Surely, his impact on the world will transcend time and he will always be remembered. No matter what color, creed, or tradition, Michael Jackson's journey is one of the most inspirational stories and human triumphs of all time. May God place his loving arms around a man who was so unfairly ridiculed in a world he so loved.

-Christopher Farley


Mario Ariemma   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Hello,
I am 19 years old and i have to say that michael has touched my life. ever since i was young i wished that i could dance like him and i loved beat it. i did not get to watch the memorial but i have it recorded. This is very upsetting but he will never be forgotten.
Rest In Peace king of pop
Michael Jackson


Novelette   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I am glad that Micheal is finally being recognized for the human being he was. Since, the accusations against Micheal the world has been denied the opportunity to hear the great music that Micheal created because the radio stations refused to play Micheal's music. It is so sad that since his death you cannot go anywhere without hearing Micheal's music. Why were we denied the memorable music of Micheal since he spent so many years trying to make music for the people. We love you Micheal and we will miss you. I hope you are happy now that the world recognizes your humanity and the brilliance of all you did musically and for the world.


Walter   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I would like to say to The Jackson Family that I appreciate and thank you for sharing your son, your brother with the world. As I tuned in to his memorial services, I couldn't help but cry. Yes, he Michael was loved by me. Posters, music, and videos. I supported my brother in the right form. Be strong. Michael's purpose has been served. And his kids should be with their family (The Jacksons). God bless The Jacksons in their time of bereavement. I love all of you.


Rhonda   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

MJ changed and touched my life, and I didn't even know him. I never knew him. I think that was one of his greatest gifts. That he could change peoples lives with out even knowing them.


Helen Chaparro   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I just want to say it was sad that MJ's dad was not present. Although I know he beat MJ, he was forgiven by him as well. He himself thanked his mom and dad when re received his award on stage. I just think that if his dad had not pushed Micheal the way he did would he have been as great? It is sad that he did what he did but then would we have been deprived of the music and the dance that Michael gave us? He is finally at peace and whatever he went through in his life he would not have been a part of our lives had ne not gone through it. May he rest in peace, and my heart goes out to his famly and his children that they lead a wonderful life and remember him as he was a loving dad.


Rochell   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Today,I felt not like just a fan.Today I felt like a family member.I was
so sad. My prayers are with the Jackson Family.


Chris from Vancouver Canada   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

When it comes to music, rarely does appreciation for an artist span across generations. In my family anyways, only Michael Jackson's music is equally loved by everyone from the grandparents to the great-grand children... Truly the "Greatest Entertainer of All Time"!


Maurice   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

For people who criticized Michael Jackson, saying that he haven't done anything to be honored in the way he is being honored through the media, I say to them other than his music he shared with the world. He also gave to much charitable organizations around the world including Africa, Russia, Mexico, and Australia and too many to name. His music was an inspiration to many people. Remember, that a kid heart is the closest to God and he had a kid heart. His kid "Paris" statement showed that he was truly a loving father. I say to those critics, "What have you given to the world to make a positive change." Rest in peace Michael and may your great legacy continue throughout the world. To the family remember that you are not alone, we the fans of the world will always be there for you.


abhartia   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

MJ was too kind and generous for this culture. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to have witnessed such a pure human being.


Jennifer Ade   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I was happy to see how much Michael smiled during his life. To see all the pictures where he is smiling made me realize that Michael had a happy life, most of the time, it appears.


Christopher Roggio   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I may have not been alive to see Michael when he was just a kid but he has touched so many people and now after his death his music will live forever and he had a stressful life that people just didn't understand. I use to never listen to Michael when he's alive but now I will listen to his music forever. God Bless the King of Pop and the Jackson Family my prayers are with you. Tomorrow will be a new day and his love will still be there. God Bless!

Yours Truly,

Christopher


Miriam   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

In the 80's I danced my heart out, today I cry my eyes out! You wil be loved and missed forever! The world has lost an amazing soul!


teresa   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

THE BEST PERFORMER EVER WHAT A SAD LIFE REST IN PEACE, PEOPLE LOVED YOU IN LIFE AND WILL LOVE YOU IN DEATH


Rhonda   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

My heart aches at the loss of MJ... but is joyous in the knowledge that his music will live forever! Peace at last for you, forever, sweet prince.


carole   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael was a gentle soul, I truly believe that.!!!! I grew up with his music. I grew up with a twin brother he died in 2004 and now MJ is gone now too.


CaSsandra Jackson   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

My thoughts and prayers are with The Jacksons at this very sad time, God will help you get threw this and with the tears you will laugh again as God give you strength to remember all the good times you had.


jette   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

What a perfect tribute to MJ. Saw his concert in Denver with my children, when they were small.
Your family is so amazing, thanks to mom Kathryn I think. May God bless those 3 children of his, he did a wonderful job rasing them.


Kathy C.   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I'm ashamed to admit I lost faith in Michael's goodnes after his trial, but I have takent the time since his death to really learn about him and am once against his fan. His legacy should be for all of us to do the work to make the world a better place – what he wanted even more than success as an entertainer. I am astounded at how many of his songs and his public words are about taking care of each other, of making the world better by reaching out to others. To truly honor him, this is what we need to do.


karen diamario   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

first god bless the jackson family, i wish the memorial given out today at M.J."s service could be sold at a price most could afford (not to sell )but to cherish forever i wish i could have went,love you M.J.


Tammy   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I feel so sad that the Jackson family has lost a great son and brother and father.. may he live for ever in our heart


Laurie   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Smile Smile We all need to be a little more respectful in our comments made out loud,his children will live through his memories!
Its a shame we couldn't stop any negative shining on him in the next days.


Andrea   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

In 1984, my now 32 year old son changed his name to "Michael" unbeknownst to me! Imagine my surprise when kids came to the door asking if "Michael could come out and teach them the "moonwalk!"


gisela vecchione   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

michael was my inspiration and his music was a guide through my life. . you will forever be missed and you will always live on in my heart. you are my king.


Pamela Madilia   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I was born in 1961 I was young still when, I heard the jackson 5... I followed them into so many year's.. Been to 12 concert's.. I got my first picture of, the jackson 5 signed still today..And also photos of michael in my adult year's. I might sound like so many other's but, Iam different my music was built around Michela and the other boys in my heart. I cryed when, I heard he passed, Part of my heart went with him because, I loved the jackson 5 and Michael...You know that ALLAH is watching and taken care of the family and Michael.. Ill never be the same I garentee this..I wish his family the very best of love and family unity and, michael I will miss you but your in a better place now and you can make music where ever you are.. Ill be glad to tell my grand children when its storming babys thats, Michael jackson making music love always Pam


Judy Kellem   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

What a wonderful way to celebrate the life of such a wonderful man.
I hope his children find some comfort in knowing how much their father was loved and appreciated as a wonderful entertainer and humanitarian. He will be forever in our hearts. God Bless the entire Jackson Family.


Robin Michelle Zachery   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael Jackson wasn't just a dancer and singer with music...HE WAS THE MUSIC! He brought an electricity and magic to his music which made even the rhythm take on new meaning, new sound.
We all love you Michael Jackson from Middlesboro KY. Especially my daughter Brittany Treece. God be with his family and friends in this time.


Cleretta   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael Jackson had an impact on the whole world. He spread joy & love. Misunderstood, but he still carried his message from the heart of love. He tried to heal the evil of the world, so now we have to carry on for him.


carrie w   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

i thought today's service was a very amazing wonderful service fit for the most amazing entertainer the world has ever seen or will ever see again! Michale's children were amazing Paris touched my heart and i hope that someday they have healing in there hearts!
the performance of the memorial has to be Jermain Jackson's smile!! that touched my heart!! i will forever be loving Michael Jackson's and his music he will always be remember for his amazing ability to give and never ask for anything in return he always gave love and was just an amazing and wonderful person who under sad reason's we all watched and watched with tears in our eyes as we said goodbye to a one of a kind among billions of ordinary's
i love you Michael may you rest in peace and know we all love you forever!


Manuel Lopez (1/5/1982)   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I always gonna keep you in my heart – see you soon Michael


Vineeta   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

My heart breaks Michael, for all you have endured. Love eternally.


Antwan   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I just want to say that part of my childhood died today. Michael was as big of my childhood as any singer. RIP Michael


Melody Hughes   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I'm 59 years old and cried thru the whole memorial. I loved him so. I feel such despair. Bless his children


Jacqueline McMillan Hill   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

To the Jackson Family, My prayers are with you all for added strength during this time of grief. Thank you for sharing MJ with the world! Yes, he left us too soon! His golden legacy will remain with the world. Yes, his golden and global legacy remains.


Jared The Crusha   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Aw snap i wud lyk 2 say 1st that dis is a sad lost 4 the music world n thank u Ms. Katherine Jackson 4 givin us him. N May i add my boo Janet was lukin sexc...owwweee aw wait minute


Tom Drew   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

We were moved by the memorial service. May GOD be with the family throughout this tragedy in their lives.


George   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I was moved to tears and deeply touched by his daughter.
Rest in peace Michael.


Dee Pisciella   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

To the family

It's so hard to lose someone suddenly and who is so young. I'm sure now it's all a foggy experience of tears and some laughter at private family stories of Michael as a dad, son, brother, uncle, etc. Time will pass and years down the road you will figure out how to go on without Michael at family gatherings. But you will really never lose that feeling that something is missing, something is not whole. Tears will wave into your life at odd moments, as well as known major dates of family celebrations. My heart goes out to you all. I've been there, continue to be there now five years later. What bonds you forever to Michael is your hearts and most important of all, your love. May God bless you all. And he's right, practicing remembering him with a smile.


Tsedenia   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

God, Please wipe my tears away because I cant stop them...


Debbie   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I was watching the memorial today with a bunch of kids, of different ages and they all were enjoying it, when all of a sudden, there a huge loud roar of thunder. The 6 year old Malik, said without missing a beat, that was Michael Jackson's heart beating really loud because he likes this, meaning the service, Then it immediately started to downpour and then he said that is Michael, crying.......


Vitamin S   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Micheal is gone to a better place but he will never be forgotten. To the family take courage in knowing that he lived the best life he knew how. His memories will eternally be remembered and his legacies carried on


The Kahele's (Lani, Nui & Shiloh)   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

To the Jackson Ohana, from the island of Maui, Hawaii. Michael and his music will forever live on in our hearts. He will never be forgotten! He was a true believer in the goodness of humanity. We need to live the visions he had set forth before him for the future of our children! Michael, you were blessed! God bless the family and God bless his children. Peace!


Justyna   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael Jackson, a man with the pure soul of a child. Thank you for being you Michael. Rest in peace! My prayers are with you and your children.


Kaitlyn   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael was such an inspriation to me personally. I learned many lessons just by listening to his songs.

Michael, you will forever be missed, but you will never be forgotten.

we love you, 🙂


Matt Ferro   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Thank You Michael Jackson for making my life MAGIC. I owe you tremendously for your influence on me. Thank You Jackson family for giving Planet Earth the GIFT of Michael Jackson.


Anthony Morales   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

The world lost a musical icon... I lost my best friend. My prayers are with the Jackson Family, God bless


Alex Sumowulu   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael Jackson was the real person that God ever gives us on earth; especially Africa my native continent. He brough tears to my heart today.


Tiarra Lyons   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael's impact on the world was relevant to that of Jesus'...he endured so much and gave so much...he will forever live on and never be forgotten.


Tahirah   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Micheal Jackson is Still My Icon!! This Is It For Him To Us Show Love! But Where Can Micheal Be Rest!? Because EveryBody Said He was Burial Already before the Public Memorial....They Saying that it is Not Micheal Jackson in that Casket..???? I want to Believe the truth please tells the world it is Micheal in that Casket


Wade   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Outstanding memorial for an outstanding performer/person. He will never be forgotten!


Cristina   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Love your show Larry, I think the memorial for MJ today was fabulous, he was most deserving of this type of sendoff. What a huge talent and what a sad life he had to endure. To think that he went to his death due to medication to help him sleep is very sad and I think preventable. Shame on the people that were with him and didn't do everything in their power to help him through his difficult times.


TONY NIEVES   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

WE LOST A GREAT MAN...HE WILL REMEMBERED FOR MANY DECADES...


heavenlyangel   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I just wanted to say that he was our savior through his music and that he will always live on through that.


Ferisa   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Micheal Jackson will always be remember. I love his music and i always will. He will always be the king of pop. R.I.P Micheal. – Ferisa&Edina.


SS   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Today's memorial was memorable. However I want the Jackson family and parents around the world to know that media did not kill Michael Jackson! In Hollywood, media is a dual-edged sword – You love it when they song and dance for you and you hate it when the expose your most intimate personal details. Michael was a great entertainer, perhaps the greatest in history. ...atleast to me personally since I grew up listening to him as a teen. What killed MJ was Joe Jackson. Had he not abused him and mistreated him, Michael would have a different, more vibrant childhood and he would've been a different more stable human being. Shame on you Joe. I am besides you bereaving the death of MJ but you are disgrace to humanity!
SS


THEO DIARRA   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael Jackson is The Best ! There is Nobody Like him
Nobody Will Replace him R.I.P .


Matt   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Today's memorial was truly fitting for the one and only King of Pop. He absolutely was the best that ever did it. We love you Michael. Thank you.


Khadijah U. Bilal   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I appreciate the coverage that you have done. However, why has no one including you Mr. King, mention that Michael JAckson had become a Muslim. He even chavnged his name to Mikail. Please elaborate on your show. Do you think it is because too many of his fans may become Muslims. Please respond on your show. Thank you.


Shannida   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

No one will ever do what you have done! Michael you always and forever live in my heart! I will always love you. May god bless your family and children....love you Michael


theresa   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I keep thinking Im going to wake up and it was a nightmare! I havent stopped watching cnn all day. I am grieving for MJ like he was a family member. He was a part of my growing up and will be a part of my growing old. Forever with me


Nancy Lanzalotto   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Grace, class, dignified – what a beautiful and deserving tribute to a special human being. May he be at peace.


Elizabeth   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

It was so special to see such a moving and well deserved memorial of such a gifted soul! Kudo's to all whom made this happen!


Farrah Sav, Ga   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

This is really heartbreaking but I did not cry until Usher and Paris started crying. I still can't believe that he is gone. I think I still won't believe it until I see a picture of him in his casket.


Constance Clark   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

To my dear sister Katherine - I, too, am the mother of nine children. From the heart of one mother of a large family to another, I want you to know that I am holding you in my soul and spirit. There is something very special about giving birth to nine living souls. I know this. God has called one of those souls to be by His side to look over you, to care for you from above, and to be your very own angel. It is true that Michael was a gift, but you were the vessel that God chose to bring that beautiful spirit into the world, and I'm sure the pain of this kind of loss is almost unbearable. May Michael himself bring you comfort from his place of sweet rest, peace, and abundance, and may you be blessed with the love of his children for the rest of your life.
Much love from a mother of nine,
Constance Clark


Cindy   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I am so moved by the beautiful service for Michael today....it was truly amazing. My 5 year old daughter was by my side during the entire service, asking questions, and I tried to answer age appropriately. At the end, when his daughter Paris spoke, I was literally sobbing uncontrollably, and my daugher, Georgia said, "she really loved her daddy, didn't she, mommy?" as she wiped my tears away. I have honestly never felt so moved by something I have witnessed on T.V. and was hoping you could give Paris and all of Michael's children a hug for us? We can't imagine the pain you are enduring but know you are all very close in thoughts and prayers, God Bless you ALL!!! XOXOXXOOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOOXXOOXOXOXOXOXOXOO


John Rodriguez   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

It was a very beautiful moment in history and also to the world to celebrate the moments, life, and the happiness he brought to this world.
R.I.P. Micheal you will never be forgotten.


karen tremblay   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

To the Jackson Family, the world shares your tremendous loss, Michael is in Heaven with God, and God Bless each and everyone of you


LISA STASAK   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

A POEM WRIITEN BY FREDRICK S PEARLS–IT GOES--

YOU ARE YOU AND I AM I
I AM NOT IN THIS WORLD TO LIVE UP TO YOUR EXPECTATIONS
YOU ARE NOT IN THIS WORLD TO LIVE UP TO MINE
BUT IF BY CHANCE WE SHOULD MEET EACH OTHER
THATS BEAUTIFUL ................................................


Lil   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

The world has lost a kind and caring soul. God bless you Michael for giving your all while you were here.


Sherri   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I feel like I have lost a part of my teenage years, I grew up with his music. Love you more, MJ!


Christian R.   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

His music helped light a dark time period.


Ajay, Merylyn & Alok   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

We as human beings are not perfect. Michel Jackson shall be remembered for integrating different cultures all across the globe through his iconic Music.


Michaela Woodard   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Thank you for allowing us to share in your final good-bye to Michael, the greatest artist and performer known to man kind. He will not be forgotten!


Karen from Brougham, Ont Canada   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I want to express my dearest sympathy to the jackson family, you have raised an amazing son that has touched us all, he will be sadly forever missed but will always be in our hearts, he is now in heaven singing and entertaining the angels......he is the greatest angel we all love!!!!

Rest in peace our angel Michael Jackson!!!!!!!!


shenika butler   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael Jackson was truly a twinkle from God's eye that he blessed the world with. RIP Michael....You were truly the Greatest here on earth.


kyle tomlin   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

i give my prayers to the jackson family. i feel so sorry for them 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁


Linda McGraw   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Today was the last time I would see the Jackson 5 together and I have cried since getting the news. MJ will forever be so very loved, we will always love him.


NANCY   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

To Micheal Jackson family and friend's.

Today was a sad and joyous day all the people that love Michael Jackson Good Bye Michael may you rest in peace. LOVE YOU LOTS


gail   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I, too am 50 yrs old. Michaels death hits home. I grew up with MJ. I get weepy eyed everytime I think about MJ being gone. It is a tragedy. I feel so sorry for the worlds loss of such a talented person.
Thank you Larry for giving us a chance to share with the Jackson family.


Danielle   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Larry why did you not have Diana ross on your show


heidi vargas from new york   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

my condolences to the family , my prayers are with you. and may the lord give you strength... the memory of Michael will live in our hearts and spirit for ever.. we love you Michael


Sarah L   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I grew up on Micheal Jackson music , and his music could always brighten up my day everytime it came on , He will live on in his music and will be greatly missed , god bless the jackson family and his children, a line from my favorite song of his , U know that love survives , so we can rock forever on 🙂 love u MJ ,


Armond Fischer   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

We will miss you michael!


Angelina Machado   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Larry! Miko Brando is an awesome Co host thank you for sharing your stories of life & your friendship with MK


Kathie   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Today's service was such a beautiful tribute by the Jackson
family to their son, brother, father. It was so moving and uplifting.
I lost my husband to cancer at a very young age and I think
they did a wonderful job of celebrating his life; it is a very
hard thing to do when someone leaves as such a young
man. My prayers go out to them in their grief and may time
heal your hearts. With love and respect, Kathie


Maria Frickelton   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I grew up with Micheal, never cried at Elvis' or Diannas' memorial but i just could not stop crying for Micheal and his beautiful family! Love You!


Renee S from Nebraska   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I want to express my deepest sympathy for the Jackson Family as well as MJ's Childrenn.
We have lost a wonderful artist, but he will be singing with the angels on God's watch. We will always hear the songs of MJ's.
I am 59 years old and I grew up with his music. I have alot of his music and will never get tired of hearing it. I want my grand children to listen and feel what I did when I hear his music.
We have lost a wonderful man, but he will always be with us in our hearts.

God Bless the family!!!!!!


Francisca   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

A well loved icon gone too soon. You will be greatly missed!


C Tudor   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I was upset last night watching Larry King, he mentioned this would be a Circus, and he mentioned this several times...during last night show.
I Loved the Micheal Jackson Memorial, I cried from start to end.
After it was over I see Larry King on CNN he was emotional
and wondering if he will apologize for using the circus word last night?


KristeninIdaho   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

The world IS a better place because of Michael Jackson. He's gone far too soon. His legacy, music, dancing, and spirit will live on forever. May he now have everlasting peace and be forever smiling. Thank you Michael. God bless his entire family.


vicki from il   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

i will miss michael jackson extremely. he was a part of my 1970 years. i hope eveyone remembers all the good about him and what he brought into this world. you've done an excellent show tonight for his memories. thank you


Lupe Cumer,Lancaster, Ca.   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael Jackson's Memorial was such a touching moment for all walks of life, it was beautiful for everyone to come together in peace and harmony, MJ, would've been proud , now he can "SMILE" always in heaven, R,I,P MICHAEL.............


Mary K Harris   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Always and Forever ! will Michael and all the Jackson family live in my heart he was the Greatest entertainer in my life time saw him in concert once it was awesome! Love you and peace be with you


betty hodge   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

God saw he was getting tired and he took him home .....He does need him more than we do ...his work will continue .......from a better place.......


LINDA FOX   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael's home going was fantastic. The memorial was like none I have ever seen. Now, Michael can rest in peace and sing and dance in God's choir...rest in peace my brother. I will always love and remember you till death do me part.


shantel Rogers   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I would like to thank the family for sharing their brother Michael with the world. We must remember that the family was not obligated to provide a memorial for us. Thank you Michael we will carry your legacy.


Kayode   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

To the Jackson family, I loved Michael, and my heart bleeds that he is gone, but yours bleed more. He is still with us, and always will be. Thank you for letting us share him.


dewar   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

One of my fondest memories growing up as a child in Jamaica is watching a Michael Jackson concert through a window with about 6 friends because none of us had cable....Thanks MIKE!


sara b   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael was the first musician to make me FEEL the music, I will forever be grateful.


The Ark   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael: thanks for the memories and the impact you left on the world. To all...look up for a star has been born.


Gale K.   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael will live on in our hearts forever!


mabel agbana   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

the jackson's family take heart god will see you through you have my sympathy .


JoAnne   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I have been very touched by the events of the day. I think the Jackson family was most gracious and the service was very tasteful. I am a 64 year old grandmother, and have always enjoyed watching Michael perform. He was definitely one of the greatest entertainers of all time and the most creative individual that ever was. He will definitely be missed, but his music will live on forever.


terry   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

he will be missed but he will also be loved forever....


lakeria   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

He Is Now Gone But NEVER Forgotten. My Prayers And Thoughts Go Out To The Entire JACKSON FAMILY. My Heart Is SORE, And Will Be For A Very Long Time. …R.I.P


betty   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Micheal, I and the world love you still!! I will always love you! can people
leave you alone??


Deb Bryan   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

In 1988, I shared the stage as lead singer on a cruise ship with an African American man - a former Village People member - named Ray Stevens. When we were on a 47-day cruise around South America and walking somewhere in the Amazon, we came upon a group of young people who thought Ray was Michael Jackson. They wanted to touch him, and they followed us for quite a while. I just felt honored to be in the presence of the man whom, on that day, people thought was Michael Jackson, and I will never forget it.


Mabel   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Jackson family during this time. The farewell to Michael today was just brilliant and his daughter Paris brought a tear to my eye with her tribute to her father.

I hope he will be laid to rest now and at a place where one day everyone can go visit and remember his true talents.

RIP Michael


carol white   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

the memorial was great and worthy.my heart is so so heavy.i feel as if i lost a love one of my own.may the lord bless the jackson family and those beautyful children.he was not safe here,but know,HES SAFE,SAFE IN JESUS ARMS.MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF U


Dorothy   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Larry today was a wonderful homecoming celebration for Micheal, he bought people from all over the world together. A way for peole to honor his memory is by his song We are the world. We can all come together and unite and make the world a better place.


Annalee Osborn   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Even though I am only twelve years old, Michael Jackson played a huge music role in my life, just as Elvis Presley has. My parents know many things about Michael, considering they grew up in his time. I'm very grateful that they have shared their memories about Michael with me, so every time I think of Michael, wonderful thoughts fill my mind, related to him.

It's so sad that he has left us on a short notice, but I, and I'm sure many other people will continue to listen to his music, because even though Michael isn't here physically anymore, he is here spiritually, just like he would have wanted. Long Live Michael Jackson!


shummi   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael Jackson was the best musical artist ever and he will be missed but his music will live on forever and forever. Bless his children with love and more love.


MICHAEL JOE TYREE   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Such a wonderful, uplifting spiritual experience today. I admire everyone who spoke, sang, played and shared their souls with us today sharing all our sorrow but celebrating a marvelous life-someone whose love effected us all. God bless you Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, brothers and sisters and especially you, his children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, you truly had a wonderful daddy who now will look down and protect you from above. Love and blessings to you all!


Monea McClain   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I am so glad I am in the world while Michael Jackson was in the world. I thank him for sharing his gifts and talents with us. May he rest in paradise.


hb   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

was very touched by MJ's Memorial Service today – and realized what a great humanitarian he was, in addition to being the King of Pop – am ashamed that I ever listened to all of the blah about alleged crimes – he was exonerated of everything...
but, I have to say I was quite dismayed to find Martin Bashir anchoring for ABC during the Memorial Service – I think that ABC needs to apologize to the family and the world about that – and the inappropriate comments Bashir made today, live, after the the Service – I think Bashir has Michael's blood on his hands; if he didn't break his spirit, he came awfully close.


DEBORAH LESLIE   July 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

This following scripture have helped me in times of pain and sadness and I pray that the Jackson family will receive comfort in it too. Psalm 147:3 (the amplified bible)-He (Jesus) heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds (curing their pains and their sorrows). May God continue to bless and keep you.


Maryann   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

An eloquent memorial that was truly fit for The Greatest Entertainer ever, a Humanitarian, The King of POP. Queen Latifah said it best we lost a Shining Star we have learned nothing to have let someone so gentle, generous and great slip between our fingers. He was brave enough to be different ....society was not brave enough to accept and understand........ Michael Jackson's message was of kindness and caring to love our fellow man. May his message be understood and live on. I grew up with Michael's music and all I can think of is "I Want You Back". He left us with great memories and he had the greatest smile. He has touched our hearts and I am going to miss him. Rest in Peace!

A great thank you to the Jackson family for sharing Michael with us today.


Pebbles   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I think it's pretty cool how Michael loves Kentucky Fried Chicken!!


E.M   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

rest in peace Michael you really were the king, you'll never be forgotten.


Joe Uffner   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I grew up in the 80's listening to Michael Jackson, I even got to see him in 1997 in Germany. Although I didn't know him personally, I felt a connection thru his music. He was a GREAT man, who I will miss.


Lynn   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I grew up like so many others to the music, the dancing, the very beat of Michael Jackson's life. He truly touched my life and I believe now will be remembered in the hearts and lives of so many others he touched. My prayers are sent to his children, his family and his friends for I am a widow and have felt the pain of loss. It comes hard and swift but leaves on the wings of time. I am so thankful you are close to God for He is the great source from where your strength will come from. ~Smile~


Billy Brown   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

To the Jackson family- Especially Katherine & Joe Jackson. I'm so sorry for the loss of your son. I can't immagine what it's like to be any one of you today. As sad as i am that Michael is gone at such a young age, i'm so very thankful to have been able to grow up with his music. He was, is, and always will be my idol. My prayers are with you all! Much Love

Billy


Maxine Robinson   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

To Joe, Katherine and the Jackson Family, like you we have a family of 9 children. When you lose one it's like you've lost everyone. My condolences and prayers go out to your family. Yes I too grew with The Jackson5, Michael Jackson, Layoya, Rebie, & Janet. At the age of 43 I reflect back to when my 5 sisters and I would pick which Jackson brother we would marry...smile! We love you, God bless you and keep you. Michael you will always be Number 1. Love You!


sjoynes   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I would like to say God Bless the Jackson family. Especially his children. I was crying the whole time.


msyanna   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael was a true child of God he gave to the poor fed the hunger, help the sick and made all of us "Smile" luv u king of Pop


Linda from PA   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Remember the time..today's tribute was heartfelt and beautiful.


Viviane   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I was in Haiti when We Are the World first came out. I remember this like it was yesterday: "everyone was singing even though they could not understand all the words or how to pronounce them". And when MJ introduced the moonwalk, my girlfriends came to my house, we practically emptied my small bedrooms so we could make space to practice the moonwalk. Haitians love MJ. He will be greatly missed.


Mario Caballero   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

When my family came to America, and we settled in Chicago, on Aug 11, 1969 we didn't speak any English at all. A few months later my sister and i were surfing channels and we happened to come across American Bandstand and sure enough, the Jackson 5 were on the show, playing, and we immediately got hooked on their music. When Michael died, our family lost a part of our family. RIP Michael.


munazza   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I grew up in Pakistan listening to MJ's thriller. It was so sad to hear and to watch his memorial service today. God bless his family.


Laquan Williams   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

It is very sad that this is really happening that he is going so early and was doing fine during rehearsal before passing amd I guess god needed him more than he did and he is in a much better place and hopefully they will leave him to rest and let his legacy leave


Xandra Jack   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

He's not dead......just AWAY! love you micheal!!


Debbie   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael has always been a part of my life,He was 1 month older than me.I feel a little part of myself is gone,He was such a great talent and gave the world so much.And sacrificed a lot in the process.What a big heart he had,he will be missed so very much by millions of people.I thank him for all he has given the world.My prayers are with his amazing family,so close and so much love.


Amanda   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I will always remember Micheal as the man with the magical feet, musical greatness and beautiful soul. Back when I was a young teenager, he was the biggest thing in our dance sessions. I was fortunate to be able to participate in a weekend seminar with his choregrapher. I will miss you, but my children know who you are and the great gift you are to us all.


darren k. jones   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

i just want to tell the family that in my eyes michael jackson was the greatest of all times, i am deeply sadden about his passing god bless him and bless all of you for giving the world so much joy and love.My god bestow his blessings upon your family forever.


Maryamm   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I was born in Africa, but I have been living in canada for over 25 years – Michael jackson has been part of my life since i was very young – I work in development and social justice more so because Michael jackson inspired me to be better than I could ever be – his songs have always soothe my heart and soul when I faced difficulties and hardship – I love his love for people and his authenticity – God rest his soul in peace – amen!! To the jackson's you have also been part of our lives – may god give you strength and patience at this difficult time – you are one classy, respecteble family – god bless!! Michel jackson your memories will always stay in my heart and soul – May allah bless your soul inshallah!!


nancy tinchr   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I think todays sevice was fantastic and very moving. I have been a fan for many years and I sure will miss Michael. Yes, he gone too soon but never will be forgotten. His music will live on. God bless his children and his family. Nancy from Illinois


Maxine   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

My heart goes out to the Jackson family and i want you to know that we love you all and Micheal will be truly missed and loved by many people around the world


Lisa Tencza   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael was truly a divine gift from God.


Diane Pereira   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Thank you Michael, for the music and the memories that you've given me/us. I grew up listening to you and have so many incredible memories that are attached to your music. The world will miss you and forever be a better place because of you and the man that you were.


Maryam   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Sorry, I miss him so much. I watched his concert when I was in High School, with Jackson 5 at the United Center. When he was in court I was sad. When he got out, I was happy and I sung "What a Wonderful World". Now I don't know what to say, I'm just so sad.


Mark Casino   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

He brought people together, and that's why his the greatest of all time. There will never be another Michael Jackson. Maybe now, they will finally leave you alone. Man in the mirror, rest in peace...


Carlina Wiese   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael was a blessing from above and we didn't appreciate him enough so they took him back. His entire family should be proud of how they live their lives and his parents for how they have raised their children to be great people. Michael may have been a legend but he was just the same as us only with a bigger heart. His depression was because he felt everyone's pain and wanted so much to make it better. Rest in peace Michael. Your time here is complete and you have changed us all!


Carmen Micham   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

May Michael Rest in peace. What a remarkable memorial, my prayers are with his family, I hope that his children will have a wonderful life.


Rajesh   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

MIchael Jackson is another example of ill-effects of too much money in the hands of innocent person. It is sad to see how too much money can actually destroy a person. May God help such people from all the wickedness in this world.


Angelica Cordeiro   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I have learned and been a fan of michael since i was a little girl and he has inspired me to be a better person.

my respects go out to the family and to remind them and his children that he isnt gone he will always be with us.

r.i.p michael jackson <3
i havent stopped thinking about him
i love you


Amy   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I have never cried as hard and as long as I did today while watching the memorial of Michael Jackson. While I am sad to say I never was lucky enough to see him in concert nor meet him in person his love of life, his love for children, his positive words, his music, his heart, his soul has forever changed me. For me to be affected this much, for the world to be affected this much from someone just proves what a beautiful person he was and will forever be. You will always be in my heart Michael. I hope you are looking down to see just how much you were and always will be truely loved. I love you always. Rest in peace.


Bryan   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

MICHAEL JACKSON SHOWED US ONE RACE-HUMAN RACE
NOT BLACK OR WHITE


Khristina Young   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Let me start by saying that my deepest prayers and thoughts go to the entire Jackson Family and especially to MJ"s children. I was born and raised in So. Calif and grew up with MJ's music and loved it even more as an adult. To learn the news that MJ had passed so suddenly left me in total shock and disbelief!! There will never be another MJ and his music and legacy will live in in generations to come.

The Memorial Service at the Staples Center today was so humbling and beautiful and such a wonderful tribute to MJ that I could not hold back the tears as I watched it on CNN. Losing a child and a sibling is devastating and takes a very long time to get over, but with time it does get easier and we can never forget the good times we shared with those that left us too soon.

I thank you for allowing us to be a part of your sons life and also for allowing us to be a part of MJ Memorial Service, I know he would be Proud of the huge turnout. Let us NOT forget who MJ was and all that he endured in life. He will be sorely missed and loved forever. His legacy will continue to go on, not only in his music but in his 3 children. Again I would like to say how very sorry I am for the loss of your Son,Brother and Father and you have my deepest condolences.
May God continue to get you through this tough time as all things are possible in HIM!! May God Bless each and everyone of you and may Michael Jackson finally rest in peace and in our hearts forever and ever!!
Sincerely
Khristina Young
In Tennessee


sima   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I have always loved Michael. I was only 16 years old when the song thriller came out. I was touched by his daughter's crying and I have cried so much. I hope they let the kids stay with Jackson family they need stability in their life after loss of their great Dad. Michael, God bless you.


joy   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

At age 53, I feel like I grew up with the Jacksons. Please accept my condolences, it is unfortunate that there are still people who forget that MJ was part of a family that is in grief and respect should be given, but like Marlon said maybe now he will get to be left alone,as he asked in his song.


Ivan C.   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michale's Memorial was worthy of a King's Memorial. We lost a King.


Ed   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

His music spanned 3 generations of my family...Wow!


Razia Hamdoon   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

MJ : a century product!


William Jackson   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

My thoughts an prayers are with the Jackson Family in their time of sorrow.

We are blessed for having benefited from what Joe and Kathryn Jackson shared with the world.

Michael completed the work that God the Father had tasked him to do and He called him home to his reward.


Chaya and Petra van Essen   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Still after having gone through the most excruciating accusations and scrutiny he continued to give to each of us so generously. And even in his death Michael is able to bring the world together! While vulnerable he was stronger and more courageous than most of us, We're so fortunate to have had him in our lives. Many blessings to his family and children.

Chaya & Petra


Marilyn Nolton   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Thank you so very much for sharing Michael with us today.


Spencer   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Thank you for the opportunity to share, Larry.

As a 1/2 Native American Indian growing up in a small town in Washington State, the importance of his work can not be expressed enough.

He raised me in so many ways. Athletically, emotionally, socially – In fact, only in the past few weeks have I fully realized just how important he was to my life.

He not only helped me understand it was ok to be me, but he helped me strengthen the things I was good at and express those to help influence others.


Cindy Morgano   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Poem for Michael Jackson:
Thrust into the spotlight
at such a young age
leaving little time for youth
bearing so much weight.
A superstar is born
little did you know
the scrutiny you’d live under
the glass walls exposed.
Plenty of critics
none of which knew
your heart and your pain,
accusations flew.
Exposure on such a scale
predators feed off of you
sensationalize for greed
but you and God knew.
Planning a comeback
we lost you too soon
even after you’ve gone
rumors flew.
Now at peace
free to roam
singing in the heavens
God called you home.
Cindy Morgano
Tarentum, Pa.
July 3, 2009


Willy Varun Vig   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Name one other person that has united the world? A Legend, Icon, King and Great Humanitarian. R.I.P. Michael Jackson. The world will not be the same. The world took a big loss. Together we grieve.


deella johnson   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Wow wow I love the homegoing .I know want micheal


Bev   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael is in a better place than the one he lived in


Anthony Guarnotta   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

My heart goes out to the Jackson family and Gob bless Al Sharpton for his words and i hope all the critics of Michael Jackson take a second look at themselves in the mirror.

MJ forever


louis hios   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

you may be gone but you will never be forgotten as seen today rest in peace


Cynthia Edwards   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

My heartfelt condolences to the entire Jackson family. I am hoping that because the entire world shares in the devasting loss of your son, brother and father, that your pain is somehow lessened.
May the Lord give you strength beyond understanding at this trying time.


Trent   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michaels music is timeless and is everywhere we listen. Even my dad did the moonwalk back in the 80's. He cut across all ages and cultures.
Like so many we understand and appreciate great people after they are gone.
His daughters comment about her daddy were truely revealing, he was a loving father.


Kirsten Knight   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I will trulyy miss M.J
With himm being gone ; part of me feels as if I havee lost part of my youth . If only I had thee chancee to meet the man that made me know love actually existed in this place called earth. I lovee you


barbara   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

To Michael's family –
May God give you the strength you need. May the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ keep you together. Remember the good times you had with Michael. He'll always be with you. Just call on him and he'll be there. May the angels protect you always.
God be with you all.


Lorraine A. from Canada   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

He will never be forgotten he really is gone to soon. Thank you MIchael


Joseph Crowder   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

The world lost a true angel. A person who could not hurt a fly, a person who is rare, and knew what love is about, and had to pass, to find out how much love the world had for him. Very sad, t this has to happen to us before we can see how much we're appreciated.


Sandy   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael I will always love you and you will always be remembered. You will live on in our hearts, thank you for everything...your life.
My condolences to the whole family...stay strong and just....smile 🙂


Connie Romeril   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I just wanted to say as one of the millions of Michael Jacksons fans I almost didn't watch the memorial today. I didn't know if I was ready to say goodbye. I did watch the memorial and it was absolutely beautiful. It was a peaceful closure to the past 12 days that seemed to be an emotional rollercoaster. I want to thank the Jackson family for allowing all of us to bid our final farewell.
May God always bless you Prince, Paris, and Blanket.
Connie


Nel Hayes   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

That was a very heartfelt, tearful, and beautiful Memorial for Michael and I'd like to Thank the Jackson Family for allowing me to be there as I joined in from my home.


Lili   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

To the Jackson family,
Michael leaves an empty space in my heart as I remember back in the days making my dad buy me a sequined glove and red plastic (faux leather) jacket, with the black parachute pants..and then make talent shows with all our cousins to his music. Good times. God definately needed him up there urgently. In the midst of my sadness, I have peace in my heart he is in His Glorious presence at this very moment. At the moment, all I am doing is praying for his beautiful children and the Jackson family, that Almighty God gives them the peace they need to get through this and to heal. Lili C


Todd M   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

MSG 1984 Victory Tour. I was fourteen and lucked out that my Dad got back stage passes to the Jackson Five Victory Concert. Cyndi Lauper, Pia Zadora, Mayor Koch and Michael Jackson all back stage.

It was magical. Nothing ever has compared, nor do I think anything ever will.


taraja   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Micheal Jackson was my dream. even though i didnt meet him he will always be in my heart and spirit.
R.I.P Micheal Jackson


Norma   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

It has been said the worst loss a human being can suffer is the loss of a child. My heartfelt sympathy to Katherine and Joe who have lost their beloved son, Michael. I hope God will give them peace.


melinda   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Sad Day, Love you Michael rest peacefully


Melissa   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I am from Prince Edward Island Canada and have been a fan of Micheal from day one and never gave up on him no matter what.

There will never be another person like him. NO one can surpass what he accomplished and watching the memorial today reminded me of that and of why I love him so much, not only as an entertainer but as a person.

My condolences to the family and especially his three children, It was just too sad listening to Paris today. My prayers are with her and her siblings. I watched every minutre and cried all the way.


Michele   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I found a video of Michael's from a live performance he did of the song
WILL YOU BE THERE and you need to see the ending....it is of an angel wrapping her wings around Michael and it brought me to tears but I also know that is what truly happened.


Kim E.   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Hope the Jackson family knows how just an "everyday" person reflects on the life of their son/brother/father, Michael. His life was a huge influence on all of us who love music and have a sensitivity towards life.

Hope you feel God's presence in your lives today and that we all were blessed to have Michael in the world. Thank you to all of you for giving him support and life.

You all deserve to enjoy the blessing you helped to create.
Peace to all of you, now and forevermore.


Michael Jaime   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I am a 37 year old man and remembering his positive influence that he shared through his music profoundley saddens me that such a great talent and human being was taken from us in our lifetimes. My profound condolences to the Jackson Family in this trying time and my heart and gratitude goes out to Michael for touching my life so immensely that I will take a part him with me for the rest of my life. God Bless you Michael and thank you for sharing your music and your wonderful life with the entire world!


Bunmi Smart   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Micheal is a musical icon and he will ever be in our memory, he is a true legend and the greatest of all entertainer of our generation. Nobody can ever replace him.


Dee from NY   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

To The Jackson Family,

What a beautiful tribute! Thank you for giving us Michael, a gift who kept on giving throughout his life. I grew up with his music from the Jackson 5 days until now, and I always have the happiest memories when I listen to his music. He is and always will be the greatest entertainer the world has ever seen.


Sylvie from Martinique   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

How emotional... MJ will live forever in our hearts and psyche


Shann   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Today I watched the memorial for Michael. It was an absolute tremendous tribute to Michael. I cried from start to finish. It is so sad that we couldn't do this for him while he was here with us. Instead people just wanted to ridicule,scrutinized and judge him. He was icon there will never be another like him. But I also think he can rest peacefully now with no more of his pain and inner demons. Now he can sing and perform in heaven. And I believe if you look in the sky you will him he will be the brightest star in the sky. My prayers go out to his children and the rest of his family. My only regret is that I never got to see him perform live in concert. With all my love and prayers.


mary browne   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

i want to thank catherine and joe jackson and the entire jackson family for sharing this incredible human being with the world. Micheal is at peace now and that is the best way to think of it...remember the good times and stay strong you are a beautiful family.. i watched cnn since 8am this morning and its almost 10pm and am still watching...ignore the negative remember your son the way he was not the way the media potrays him.may god bless you all


Teresa jenson   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael will be missed and loved forever. Thank you for sharing such a private matter with the world.


Elenor   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I watched the memorial today and i think that he should be buried under the Neverland Tree because i feel that he was inspired by it and is there in spirit than with us today. I am so sad he's gone..


Rafia   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

My thoughts and prayers go out to Michael's children. Seeing Paris speak about her father calling him daddy brought tears to my eyes. Such a moving service.


Jackie S.   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael you are te greatest and wll be turly missesd.


Kym   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

This cruel world will not be the same without Michael in it. I love him and he will be deeply missed but never forgotten. May you rest in peace now, Michael!


Ligia   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Today was so sad day for me we lost the best singer we have ever in the world my prayers are with this family. I love you MJ


Gia   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

My cousin went to Netherland Ranch when he was a kid,he has Leukimia. It was the best day of his life..Michael was amazing to him and our family,I was on the other hand jealous, I know my cousin will cherish the pics he took while there with Michael..I know I do. He will be missed but never forgotten! He did so much good for sick kids..he was simply an amazing human being.


Andy Cupid   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

MJ's Birthday should be made a holiday..I know that you are with the King in heaven..Rest now in peace Michael.


Susanne Giannotti   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

My first 45 record purchase was MJ's " I'll Be There" ..... 4 ever in my heart Susanne


Jazmin   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

hi larry i juss wanted 2 say, people keep on saying goodbye but just like mariah carey said, we will never ever say bye bye. He will alwaysz live and his music will too i wish i was hi doctor that fuhkiin doctor messed up his life excuse mii language! I DONT TRUST THAT DOCTOR AND I HOPE HE READS THIS! bye larry!


Dorothy   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Janet Jackson was supposed to talk today but instead FORCED Paris to speak I found this appalling and grossly unfair to this young child!!


Beth Bouren   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I believe that Michael would have been touched by the class and reverence displayed at the memorial service. He would be especially proud of his precious daughter, Paris. I wish he could have known how much he was adored and loved.


Angie Reiss   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I have kept my TV on CNN all day! I thank you all for the exceptional coverage on the memorial!
My heart goes out to the Jackson family! May God bless those 3 beautiful children! Micheal will go on forever in many of our hearts! He will not be forgotten!
RIP Micheal! Youll be missed!
Thanks CNN for letting us all be a part of saying goodbye!

Angie in Wisconsin


SARAH   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

We all know not only drugs and alcohole can kill you, but WORDS can break your heart, and kill your soul. R.I.P. MICHAEL JACKSON, IT'S BEEN A LONG,LONG PARTY. FOREVER A FAN, SARAH.


Anne   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

the caribbean will also miss michael


Princess   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I've always known for Michael Jackson's music to have such powerful meaning. He wanted the world to be a peaceful and loving place. What hurts is that some people will never change for the better but I do hope some will "Heal the world" and "Will be there" for one another. I dearly love him and may God be with his children. What a memorable and talented man, no one can replace him.


judithcb   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

A memorial service benefiting a 'KING'; what a service, a very appropriate send off party.


joyce   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I am the same age as Michael. I grew up listening to him and his brothers along with having pictures of Michael in my room. I am every so grateful to his family for allowing us to take part of their memorial to him today. I wa so happy to see that it was carried out with so much dignity. He was an amazing artist and I am every so sure he was an amazing person. His family should be so proud that he was a wonderful part of their family and this world... Joyce


George   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Politics never unite the world .. but Mj did !
Thank you Michael


Alfonso Quiller   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

To me,Michael Jackson made me believe that all of your dreams could come true.


Bartley   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I will always have a special place in my heart for U, we share the same DOB: 8/29...You will always be my favorite.


Patrick   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

great man not ust to music but to the worl he will be missed


DAVIS,STEVEN   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

ALWAYS REMEMBERED AND NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!!!! THE SERVICE WAS JUST BEAUTIFUL FROM START TO END. WE MISS YOU MICHAEL, GOD BROKE OUR HEARTS TO PROVE HE ONLY TAKES THE BEST!!! AND YOU WERE THE BEST AT EVERYTHING YOU TOUCHED FROM MUSIC TO THE DANCE FLOOR TO ALL OF OUR HEARTS AROUND THE WORLD. R.I.P. LOVE YA


joanne   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

your music will live in my heart forever.


Nadine   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael you are my inspiration, you will forever live in my life. I love you, and you were a great person,dad and angel.


Fiona   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

He provided the soundtrack to my life, he was the real thing, he was genuine, he will be missed.


chioma   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael has been vindicated, I use to day dream that we were best friends as a little kid in Nigeria.
When I think about Michael, I cannot but think of how great God his, how he can endow a single person with so much talent. He was just a special gift.
I believe he looked down today and smiled his best smile.


Matthew   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Beautiful service today. Our prayers and thoughts are with MJ as well as his family and loved ones.


Mandy Torchia   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

To the Jackson Family & Friends,

I am so sorry for your loss.
We all loved Michael, he was a wonderful man & super star.
His children are beautiful!
I am so glad you all have eachother through this time.

All my love & prayers for your continued strength.

Mandy, A Huge Canadian Fan.......


Tony R   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Although he longed for it throughout his life, there was NOTHING ordinary about Michael Jackson...and for that incredible sacrifice placed upon such gentle shoulders, the world IS a better place.


Lovejoy   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Thank you for sharing your gift with the world and as a result impacting the world. Michael – you are an inspiration to millions – and me personally. God rest your beautiful soul. God bless you Jackson family. May He bring you comfort during this very sad moment in time. I love you all.


Diane   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael Jackson's voice would deeply touch your heart and his dance electrify your soul....He will be sorely missed.


La Quenta   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael was a one in a million diamond whom we had the opportunity
to see take shape. There will never be another.


Beatrice   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael has been my idol since i was 5! I never got to see him perform because I was too young to go to his concerts! Though I was able to say goodbye to him today, as I was lucky to get a ticket for the memorial!
He was the greatest! He will be missed!
My friends and I gave a ticket to a fan and we taped it, he was so excited!
turns out I was looking at the pictures of the memorial on cnn and there he was holding his love4mj license plate! Michael thought us to do good and here we did something...


Hope   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael was the most humble person on this earth, he did so much for the sick and underpriviledged. He also made sure that his fans knew how much he loved them and he took every opportunity to tell us he "loved us more". I felt like he was part of my family and I couldn't hold back my tears while watching the lovely memorial. Thank you Michael for everything you have given us...I will never forget you!


Marci   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

For my entire life I dreamed of the opportunity to meet the real Person, Michael Jackson....now I will have to wait until my turn in Heaven.


Tracey Cochran   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael, you were a big part of my youth, and I grew up with you and your music. I feel a huge part of me was lost in your leaving us too early. I know that you now are at peace, and no one can hurt you anymore, but we truly miss you already. Your star will shine on forever in your music and your children.


Natasha Bonner   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael, I hope that you are now able to experience a peace that this world could not provide. You will always be remembered. You will live on in MY heart FOREVER! To the Family: We lost an icon, you lost a brother, a father, a son. May God bless you and carry you through this. I pray that they finally leave YOUR Michael alone.


Stacey Baumer   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

My husband and I chose "I Just Cant Stop Loving You" to dance to at our wedding. Its now 20 years later and his words in that song still mean so much to us. I was listening to the radio when they announced that Michael had passed away, and interestingly enough, the first song they played after the announcement was that song. It was as if he was singing it for me again.... and we will not stop loving him..


Maricela Trevino   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

It has been an honor to have been here on this earth while your son/brother/father/uncle Michael Jackson was creating his beautiful legacy which we will always remember. God Speed!!! We now have one more guardian angel watching over each and everyone especially his children and family. We love you 4ever!!!!


Tiffany   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

"Not everything a man knoweth can disclosed, Nor can everything disclosed be regarded as timely, Nor can every timely utterance be suited to the capacity of those that hear it."

God Bless the Jackson family, may god continue to stand with them during this saddened time.

A man should not be judged for how he was born or how he died, the dash in between your bithdate and the day you die symbolizes your life line and the difference you made in the lives of others....that's what we will all remember!


C Tudor   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

What about you calling this a circus last night?


Mary A   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

To the family, the world loves you. I watched the memorial today and I literally cried all day. I am so sorry for your lost. God bless Michael and we honestly love him with all our hearts.


Charlene Park   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

My deepest sympathies are sent to the Jackson family, and too all the lives that Michael touched.
The Memorial service reflected the love and perfection in Michaels life.
A life to be proud of.
For 2 hours today I felt emotions that I thought were only reserved for someone very close and special too me. My heart broke, my tears spilled .
Thank you Michael for being in my memories.


eman   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

hi,we from marocco and we love micheal ,he was and will stiil in our heart,and may gad bless all his family


DD   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

MJ has inspired people all over the world....and from the Caribbean island of Grenada, just want to say we will miss the King of Pop.


RG   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I missed the first half of the memorial, does anyone know where i can watch the the memorial in full on the internet???
please and thank you...
RIP MJ!!


Lucy Drumonde   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I will miss Michael Jackson,i grew up listening to him,there will never be another talent,and his kindness transended his spirit.

The memorial was beautiful
You will be missed.
Rest in peace Michael Jackson.


Denise Valentine Miller   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Thank-You Jackson family for shareing Michael..I rocked my babies to his music and then my grandbabies.


Heather Swanson   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

To Paris, Prince and Blanket...Even though I never met your father I felt his love and genuine concern for all humanity. He is now your angel and will always be with you in spirit. Don't ever let anyone tell you different.


Vanessa   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

my love goes out to the jackson family and my heart was melted when his daughter paris broke down and cryed we r all goin to miss the king of pop forever known as that


Dominique Guiha   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I just want to send my condolenseces to the jackson family my heart and prayers are with you especialy with the children. To the children I just want to say that your father will always be with you through his music. I loved michael's heart to want to bring peace to the world and he inspired me to want to do the same .


Mesa   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

It's sad that someone has to die for people to realize how important that person was in this world. Rest In Peace Michael Jackson. You will be greatly missed for everything you've done!


Erica   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

The outpouring of love was well desired. I grew up with Micheal, we were similar in age and we were both Virgo's.... I loved him because he view the world with such an innocent heart..I will love him forever.


Vicki Vitale   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

What a wonderful tribute to the King of Pop. The world mourns with the Jackson family. God Bless each and everyone of you.


brianna shephard   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

although i'm young i loved michael he was the greatest man ever lived and he will truly be missed


Jenny Naca   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

People should have treated him when he was alive the same as now that he has passed. WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL


Sheena   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael's tribute reached through the rock wall surrounding my heart & reminded me of the joy of love


Lori   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

We've lost a great individual, a kind soul who cared about others more than himself. He gave and gave until it hurt. His awesome music and dancing was the bonus, not what defined him. His caring heart made him the great person he was. I feel so sad for his family, for him, and for us, his fans. We've all lost out on what he could've done.


Harold On The East Coast   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael Jackson's memorial couldn't have been done any better than it was today. I grew up on The Jacksons and Michael Jackson and I have loved all the music through the years. The family were absolutely, unquestionably and undeniably gracious and dignified. There was no greater display of love and courage and strength than when Jermaine Jackson vocalized Michael's favorite song, Smile.


Cyndamarie   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

PARIS WAS BRILLIANT AND SO STRONG AT HER COMMENTS TOAY ABOUT HER DADDY. WELL DONE !! YOU MADE YOUR DADDY VERY PROUD. MAY GOD BLESS YOU,YOUR BROTHER PRINCE MICHEAL AND PRINCE MICHEAL ii (Blanket(


sharon rene   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

GOD was finished using micheal ,then he called him home.


Laurie Zeigler   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

What a wonderful celebration for Michael. I was very moved throughout the entire event. When Paris spoke I was heart broken but at the same time I thought, How Wonderful. I believe Michael had many goals and accomplished them. However, I think his greatest goal was to be the best Dad ever and Paris certainly made the whole world see that he was in fact just that. I'm sure THAT was Michael proudest moment and is smiling down from Heaven.


Susan   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

The memorial service today was very moving and beautiful. Michael Jackson was certainly an outstanding entertainer and a terrific humanitarian and both of these traits were well honored today, as well as the fact that Michael was obviously much loved by his family and friends. Everyone will miss him. My prayers are with the Jackson family, especially his beautiful children.


Debbie Gillis   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I will always remember Michale. His music was remarkable. His kindness unforgetable. May his family find peace ,his children feel the love from their family. Aways remember the love you had for your dad. He will all ways watch over you. God bless you all

A fan Debbie


Nadine   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

He was awsome.He was greater than life. He was unlike anyone else on this earth.I SHALL NEVER GORGET YOU for as long as I live!!!!


Anjanette   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

May God bless the Jackson family in their time of grief and may their memories of Michael bless and keep them. My heart hurts for them...not because we lost Michael the entertainer, but because Mrs. Jackson lost her baby, the Jackson kids lost their brother & because Prince Michael, Paris Katherine and Prince Michael II lost their daddy.

His homegoing tribute was beautiful & heartbreaking. I'm grateful his family allowed us to grieve with them.

For those with nothing but negative comments to share, judge not lest ye be judged.

RIP Michael Jackson


paul   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I've been crying ever since I heard the news, the King is Dead! Awesome Memorial!!! The Jackson's ought to be proud! I know the world is, and Michael.


Kabelo   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Thank you MJ, you are the WORLD CHANGER man!!!


Deborah Schuster   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael showed the world that love is not limited by the color of one's skin. He is a pure soul and sought to bring together opposites.
My heart goes out to his family . Paris your words opened many people's hearts and I will never forget them


The Brown Family-OKC   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

In the words of Berry Gordy, "The King of Pop is not good enough, MJ was The Greatest Entertainer Ever" R.I.P MJ


Mary   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Thank you for your supporT of Michael Jackson, a quite soul that spoke volumes in his music and touched so many. When will people realize that most of the media is the reason for the distraction about what is really important in life?? PEOPLE SPEAK OUT now is your chance don't let this opportunity pass you by!


Dawn   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

My condolences to the Jackson family, specifically Mrs. Katherine Jackson. As a mother, she was the first person to enter my mind. He was a genius and an icon. However, his most important roles in life were Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, etc. May God Bless you and Keep you all in this mournful time. Peace.


Elena Prado   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

From Costa Rica

Michael you were and will be the greatest forever. I ask God to bring peace to your family and specialy for your precious kids.

We love you Michael !!!!!!


Teresa Russell   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael could bring generations together. My two daughters and I were forever riding in the car and singing along to MJ's songs. He will forever be loved and remembered.


Ferede   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

A fitting tribute for the true king of pop. and an icon of the world.

Ferede, Seattle, WA.


Delilah B Paraoan   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I give my deepest sympathies to the Jackson family. My prayer is that Michael Jackson had excepted Jesus Christ as his lord savior. I pray for his children, siblings, parents, extended family, and friends that they will give their sorrows and pain to God. May he be with God.

God bless, and always keep the faith no matter what.


Edward Namerdy   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

"The Immortals journey into what they call “time” so that they can help shed light, to soothe and to heal. Your reason for the journey is because 'ANOTHER PLACE IN SPACE' is where you currently reside. You know it as EARTH!"

Michael was an Immortal that incarnated on Earth to bring about a Positive Change. Their are no accidents. His mission was fulfilled. He is "Home" now; outside of time and space.

Way to go, Michael. We love you!

Edward the Dharmacist


Tanya   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

May the Jackson family be blessed for sharing their wonderful son with the world. He was a inspiration and example to the world. Thank you.


Jackie   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

M eticulous
I ncredible
C aring
H ealing
A mazing
E ntertainer
L ove


Alicia   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I grew up listening to Michael Jackson's music and I will miss his music and seeing him perform. Amazing entertainer! RIP My condolences to his family and children.


Elizabeth C   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I thought it was a very moving memorial. Everyone who knew him personally that could be there was there for him or was there for him in spirit. I felf for the little girl. He will be missed by all his family, and his fans. Rest in Peace Micheal Jackson


L. rivera   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

It was wonderful to see Micheal being honored in such a beautiful way. He is and always will be the King of Pop in my heart! God Bless his children and family. RIP Micheal. You are now one of heaven's angels.


Aimee Hylaris   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael will remain the best for generations to come. His music is so transparent. I miss him so much and just can't stop crying. It's so sad that some people don't understand why we mourn him. He's not my God but he's sure one of his angels.


joanne   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael's music will forever move me.


Marsha McCormick   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

All I could think of today is if he could have been shown the kind of love and support I saw today, we may not be saying goodbye to the most wonderful, kindest, loving human being ever placed on our planet. Now it is too late to say, " We believe in you Michael and no matter what we will STAND UP for you." Like his brother said today, "How much can one person endure"! So very sad! His poor children!


mikeNmichelle   July 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

i feel like part of the planet broke off. you will be missed forever MJ


Cassandra   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Thank you Jackson family for sharing Michael with the world; his legacy will live on in our hearts. I can't began to find enough words to express my appreciation for the memorial service and the things that he represented. Because of the memorial service today, I have an even greater appreciation for his music and great humanitarian efforts. He touched a lot of people and will be dearly missed. May God bless you, keep you, and heal you is our prayer.


Pam   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Human people find comfort and understanding and love
through music.... Michael knew this, and he knew how to make this happen even in the smallest and the lowest of people. May god keep him in his arms and may the world keep his music in their hearts.
Pam of Bethlehem PA


Helen gale   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Michael is the best entertainer ever, he will be sadly missed, but never ever forgotten, always with us in his music, dance, his love and peace for the world, we are One, all of us together no matter race, We Are One,


Christopher Rydberg   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I think the scope of Michael Jackson's effect on the world won't be quantified till long after we're all dead and buried and we should leave that to scholars and historians. I prefer that we focus on that which those people will lose to time, his effect on us personally. History won't remember what he meant to his family and friends or how he may have changed the individual lives of his fans and this is where I think we should focus our attention now because only we who have been touched can understand and share what that meant and in so doing hope to breathe life into that important part of who and what Michael Jackson was.


Robin   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I still can not believe Michael Jackson has past. He was a remarkable entertainer and will be remembered always. Today's memorial was beautiful, emotional and very very touching. To the Jackson family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love!


Julie   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I am truly heartsick over the tragic and untimely passing of the incomparible Michael Jackson. His being is not to be compared – no one before or ever to come will surpass him as a great talent and wonderful human being. Dare I say that he will surpass Elivis and John Lennon ... I am doublely heartsick over his mistreatment over the years that left him no doubt mortally wounded, but for the love of those closest and his loving relationship with his children, he survived it .... but at what cost. It is terrible to think that the media in print and those who will write what they think they know is the truth will make much money churning the lies and exagerations. I wish there was a way that those monies can go to the many great causes that Michael supported through the years.


Tina Burger   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I was just thinking what a beautiful thing it would be if anyone who either made money from his music or anyone that was touched or inspired by his music, which pretty much accounts for the most of the planet, should donate at least $1.00 that goes into a fund in his name to goes toward a world peace message and to help children in need.


Momo Sambola   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I remember as a teen-ager Michael and his songs were the best entertainment for us. Today Michael reminds me of Lawrence Dwamina who when he was alive always tried to dance like Michael. Michael has left a space empty in our hearts.


sid   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

You will be missed


Cindy   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

What did Jermaine Jackson throw down from the stage after he sang "Smile"


colleen   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Larry...I am moved by the coverage you have on on the death of Micheal Jackson...your warmth and depth as eased the pain and I want to thank you for that...seems you are the only one in the media who loves Micheal!
Thank you for your brilliant work!


Melinda   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Michael you were a huge part of everyone's lives and truly an icon for the world, we'll all miss you so much, rest in peace MJ – Melinda


DENIECE   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

MICHAEL JACKSON WILL BE MISSED WE LOVE HIM, HIS MUSIC AND EVERYTHING HE DID FOR THE PEOPLE AND HOW HE CHANGED THE WORLD I MYSELF WAS CRYIN BECAUSE I LOOK UP TO MICHAEL WHEN HE WAS GROWIN UP..MY CONDOLENCES GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS...R.I.P MICHAEL JACKSON


Nicole Dungey   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Being a part of the beautiful memorial service today...at a movie theater in Lansing, Michigan was a wonderful experience to share in the joy of this great man's life. Michael was a great example of God's love...he was love and we loved him so much. We will see him again one day...Thank you Lord for calling your son home to sing with the Angels.


wendy   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Michael's legacy will be the love left in that little girls heart of her daddy. she will forever feel the void, but the love and memories will help to carry her and her siblings for the rest of their lives. god bless the children.


Christina   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Great men die young. I am convinced of this as my father passed away at around the same age that Michael did. Michael's music highlights the great memories I've shared with my father. He owned a great many of his albums and it's no surprise that I can sing these songs in my sleep as they were constantly played on Saturday mornings in my house. I feel for Paris. My heart broke when she declared how much she loved her daddy. And even though fathers aren't perfect, their love is so tremendous that none of their faults matter. And that's what I saw today. And that's how I will remember Michael.


gerri   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I feel so lucky to have lived simultaneously with the wonderful music of Elvis Presley AND Michael Jackson. What a JOY!!!


Risharia cooper   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Dear Mrs. jackson and Family.
No words can exprees my heartfelt sympathy. I was born the day before Michael in Kingston, jamaica and although our birthplace was many miles apart ,I felt a bond of love. May your heart be strengthened by the love of his children.
Risharia from JA


Beatrice Nichols   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

As I watched today's telecast, I feel a deep need to share my feelings with you......My description of today comes from songs old and new,
TO DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM, TITANIC, THROUGH THE FALLING RAIN IN PARTICULAR, Michael dreamed the impossibe dream when being raised in a small home and sharing close quarters with his siblings, titanic because of the love shared between the two just the way Michael shared his love with many, and through the falling rain the next verse is LOVE STAYS THE SAME. The Love that Michael had for his fellow human beings is the AGAPE LOVE, spelled out by our Lord and Savior this is what made him so so remarkable the fact that he was just as he came and shared with all of us exactly the way that we were made to be. I loved Michael Jackson though I did not have the chance to meet him physically, I did meet him Spiritually, God Bless his family and most of all the Children.


Anita Wilkins   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Michael Jackson is a true legend that is gonna be hard to let go. This reality is one that the world and myself feel is like a "sponge that will take awhile to soak". We will miss you dearly!!!!


Aman B.   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Wish I was there to say FINAL Goodbye...! 🙁


Louise Lombardo   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

To The Jackson Family:

My deepest gratitude for the gift that is, was and will always be, Michael Jackson.... for he will live in our hearts, our minds, our music, our culture and our humanity, forever.

Love and Peace,

Louise Lombardo


Zaria Shaw   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

The greatest entertainer of all times will be forever in my heart .Not only for his artistic work but for his humanitarian efforts and his great sense of duty to the desolate worldwide. He had a big heart and a very bright light he will forever shine on all parts here on earth. My deepest condolences.


Sarah Paul   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I realized something today... it made me extremely sad. A few weeks ago my grampa died and I put on one of my Michael Jackson cds and was listening to one of my favorite songs " you are not alone" and it lift up my spirit and I didn't feel soo alone anymore. Michael Jackson was there for me and for many others in there hard days but not many of us were there for him. He is an example of the fact that money and fame does not fufill people... his soul was still at search.He remind me of Nat King Cole and Nat King Cole song... "Pretend you're happy when you're blue" and Michael Jackson favorite song "smile"... he used to smile even when his heart was breaken.Most of us never really worried about his well being or anything, wehn we were not worrying about him showing us his amazing moves, we were judging him. We, as his spectator made him feel like an outsiders, we killed him... by making him feel like something was always wrong with him, not giving him a chance, making him feel like he had to prove himself. There will never be another one like you M.J, we should've shown you how important you really were when you were alive... not as a global icon but as one of us.We love you and miss you, my heart goes out to you and your family. In my heart I know that now you are certainly not alone. You will live forever M.J in our hearts and history. In God, we never say goodbye, it's more like see you later.


Jessie Striggles   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

MJ was a gift from God to America; the WORLD loved him but we abused our gift & God took his son (our gift) back. jess


Doreen   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Heaven must be having on big party tonight

Bob Marley
Ray Charles
James Brown
Micheal Jackson

Love always


Deborah   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Now you dance on heavenly waters and one day we will climb trees together and be neighbors sharing Love. Rest in Peace Michael


Lizzette   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Why couldn't everyone show and give him their support when he was alive and needed it most?


nadira ali   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

On tue 7/7/09
MJ may allah grant you peace and Jannat my Love and prayers be wiyh you .


Salim M.   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

100 years from now Michael will still be the most important entertainer of all time


Nasim Ali   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I want to thank Michael and his family for bringing such a great person into all of our lives. Michael will be missed, he was a joy to watch, the most exciting person I"d ever seen. I never met Michael but grew up watching him on TV. He will always live on in us in our hearts. We mourn with you today for your loss. His goodness will live on in all the people around the world that he helped. He is in heaven now. God will reward him for all his good deeds of which there were many. May you rest in peace Michael. We love you Michael.

Nasim Ali


Karen   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Michael when I was a young girl back in the 60's I would get in my big brothers car or in my parents car so I could hear your songs. I would listen and dream about my future. Your music made me think of love rather of a boyfriend or a family member or friend. Your music was magical. Later I bought your album with the paper insert of disco steps and would lay it on the floor so I could learn how to dance like you. LOL I never came close. I have it still as well as the orignal 45's. You will be missed.


safina, virginia   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

larry, everything about michael that i wantto say, has been said. but now iwishthat he is withthe king of kings whom deserves to be served by angels like michael. my love and thoughts are with his entire family. i loved the ceremony and i couldt stop crying, even my two year old had to ask me momy whats wrong?. and he said i forgive you mummy, dont cry. but my cries were for michael who left the world so sudden. again he i in a better place with th Lord who love him more than everybod.


Manny   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Michael jackson united our world with his music; a gift from God. Thank you Michael!


Katherine Kotzan   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I'm 47 years old and I grew up listening to Michael Jackson, Despite all the rumors throughout the years, I've never thought different of Michael. I couldnt wait to see what music he would bring us next,and all the great videos. I have the greatest respect for Michael and his family. I am so sad that for such a great artist he couldnt just live life without all the media trying to bring him down. God Bless his family


Pamela Fernandez   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I just wanted to express my thoughts and prayers to the Jackson family. I grew up in Ontario and my sister and I grew up with the Jackson's in Motown and faithfully watched the Jackson 5 show when we were little. We were remembering these happy moments together the other night and wondered where all the years went. Michael truly made a difference in so many lives... sometimes at his own expense. He was heartfelt genuine and exuded so much love to everyone that he came in contact with. Michael is not only the King of Pop, he was a beautiful beautiful human being.. Michael we will never forget you and we love you dearly

Pam


Emily Tabor   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

This world is going to be much sadder and lonelier for me now that Michael Jackson is gone. I wasn't a crazy fan, but I was just someone that really admired him for all he did. His music made me smile, made me feel alive, made me feel like there was hope for this world. I will miss him very much. My heart goes out to his mother, his children, and his family. I will always remember him as being a good soul. Good-bye Michael, I am sorry I never met you, or seen you in concert....but know that you touched my heart like nobody else. I will miss you, but I will carry you inside always.


Susan Eisner   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

My heart goes out to the whole Jackson family, and in particular Prince, Paris and Blanket. I have been sad all day. My brothers and I met the Jackson 5 in an elevator in Providence, Rhode Island in something like 1968. I was 8 years old. We were too scared to get n the elevator but they were all so nice and said come on in! They held the little J5 batgs and were singing. You are a wonderful and gifted family. your love will get you through this difficult time. Thank you so very much for sharing your memorial with the public. We need to have a sense of closure also. I know your warm embrace will surround Michael's children and they will be ok. We will all be ok. God love you.


Carolyn McFann Chagrin Falls, OH   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I grew up at the same time as Michael Jackson, and always loved his music. He was so special in so many ways, I could tell that he had a beautifully sensitive and artistic soul. The service you gave him today was beyond compare, just so elegant and special. He would've loved it. My best to the whole family, especially his children. I feel such a loss, even having never met MJ. He was truly a remarkably talented gift to our world, thanks for sharing his light with us. He's up there smiling and approving, I'm sure.
Sincerely,
Carolyn McFann


P in California   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

He was a humanitarian before it was fashionable and an artist second to none. May his messages of peace and music endure.


mayura   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened...Michael will always live in our hearts – my thoughts are with his family.


Barbara   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

The first song I danced to was ABC-123. I was a little girl back then but he and his family had a great impact on me. Rest in peace MJ. May your children make you proud.


Kayjay   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Today the man who was deprived of his childhood but someone who gave me and my brothers a beautiful one as we run home every afternoon some years ago in a small city in Cebu,Philippines to watch the Thriller MTV (my brothers and me covered with baby powder all over our body as we danced Thriller) , was finally honored. For once, the world finally stopped to sing Heal The World just as he envisioned. Michael, good night. Sleep tight sweet prince. We miss you.


Olivia   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Many of us have loved Michael all our lives, but today's cermony and tribute was all about the RESPECT.


joe   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

The music died last week and today the danceing did as well


Gabrielle   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

No words can explain how heartbroken millions must be of the lost of a musical legend like Michael Jackson. May God take care of him. Michael your chariot awaits.


Monica Guevara   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Michael Jackson will always bè the king of Pop forever!
San Jose, Costa Rica


Selena Fields   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

My heart truly goes out to you the Jackson family,his dear sweet children,Prince ,Paris and Blanket,,Please know your daddy was just what you know he was and that is... Like Paris said ,THE BEST DADDY ,YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE.,That is all that matters to you guys as well as to the rest of the family,You are in my thoughts as well as the many fans who loved him dearly.RIP MICHAEL ,YOU R NOT ALONE!


SHAKA   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Michael jackson was my hero, and i am devestated by his loss. One of my major goals in life, was to one day meet Michael and tell him how great he was, and that i love him..very much. Now I pray my words gently on his soul. Sleep well our valiant champion....Michael Jackson.


Laurie Fabricius   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Larry, thanks for a great show tonight. Im so happy the family chose you and Barbara to be there. You do a great job!
The part of the memorial service that broke me was his sweet sweet daughter, Paris. God bless her and his sons. My heart breaks for them. I wish I could hug them.
Thanks Larry!


Piper   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

MJ, I love you and evey one that ever thought bad about him should feel awful today. What about all of the amazing and wondeful things he did for us and the world? Do all you haters know now how great he really was? I have been crying all day and i truly feel as if i have lost a friend, because michael was a friend, to all of us Michael may you get the peace now that you should have gotten here with us on earth. I have always been a fan and iam only 22 years old. I Miss him. I love you always. My prayers go out to his family and his beautiful children . May you Rest In Peace!


tammy   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

my heart and prayers goes out to mj children and the entire jackson family..the memorial for mj was very human..r.i.p. michael jackson


Toni E.   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I'll always love you Michael, you're finally going to get the respect you deserve. Rest in eternal peace. Thank-you for all you gave to humanity! God Bless you and your whole family!


The McGraw Family   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Michael, you were a great inspiration to our family, our mother died on April 2nd of this year, she loved you just as well she loved your music from day 1, now instead of you singing to us, you are singing to God and our mother Ramona Perez of Flint Michigan, give her a hug from all of us, we will miss you our brother in Christ. Hittsville Detroit will never be the same.

The McGraw's
Flint Michigan


Joyce   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I share your loss of an immediate family member.
Faith is your healing power.


Yemisi Akerele   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Michael Jackson is not just icon in the United States but all over the world. His music has always been celebrated. Growing up as a kid in Nigeria 20 years ago i remember as we all go crazy over his music. 99% of all parties must have Michael Jackson's music. Being able to celebrate his life today is an honor. Long live the king.


Janet Boone-Heaggins   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I can't believe Anderson Cooper is going to bring up accusations on the eve of Michael's memorial. Cooper can you refrain from gossip and destruction for just one day, 24 hours? Gosh! Let the man have one day of peace, please.


jacqueline lahaise   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Today was truly an inspired, beautiful and at times heart-wrenching memorial to Michael. I was in awe and so thankful that I was able to watch on CNN. My thoughts and prayers are with his children and family.


shanaya dantzler   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Micheal was a true gift to the world from God. I know that he was an angel just as christ sacrificed his life for us to have eternal life, Micheal sacrificed his childhood so that we the world could enjoy him and his music. forever and always. We will all miss and love him!!


Charles DelMonte   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I just wanted to say I really love Michael Jackson...His moves, music and everything about him is LEGENDARY..I will miss you Michael and you will always be in my heart...RIP....your music will always be played in my heart where ever I go....RIP MJ.....I will always MISS YOU!!!!!!

Charles DelMonte
Piscataway, New Jersey


R. Fantini   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I cant stop thinking about his children


lakita mcmillian   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

R I P Michael Jackson, you will truly be missed. Your music will forever live on inside of me.


Marilyn Kobza   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I watched every second of the memorial tribute. Finally Michael is given credit for who he was and will always be. THE WORLD"S GREATEST ENTERTAINER and HUMANITERIAN. I cried like a baby, yet celebrated Michaels gifts to all of us. I was so happy to hear all the wonderful things people had to say. I watched the beautiful Jackson family bond together. God Bless you all!! My prayers are with you and Michael. I am still watching repeats and Larry King. I also dug out 5-6 vhs tapes I have from various awards and shows from back to 1991. Though I go back all the way to Gary, and saw him at 6-7 years old when I was 12, at Gleason Park. I love you all. Want you to know I never have nor ever will listen to negative things about this wonderful person. Rest in Peace Michael


Christine   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I pray for comfort and peace for Michael's children. I plead with the family to continue in thier brother's footsteps as a humanitarian. I pray his death will produce something good. I pray this family will raise awareness about drug addictions and promote help for those other families around the world who like Michael are succoming to this horrific disease.I pray that this wonderful family in God's power be the Good Samaritans their brother was and wants them to be....God Bless this family.....


Dafnah   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Michael indeed made our world a better place. His softness and genius made him an incredible man...our world will never be the same.


sheraine#1 mj fan   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

to the jackson family and michael jackson i am only 15 years old but i feel like i knew michael all my life when i was younger i felt alone alot so i would put on michael and feel better often i would feel like he was the only one who understood me so i thank you for your son and brother and i send you my condolences


mitzie   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I wanted to say to Michael's children and his children that I am so very very sorry for their loss. The memorial was very touching and brought many tears to my eyes. My heart breaks for his kids, knowing that they were so loved and to lose that kind of love. May you find peace and comfort.


Baqarah Patterson   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

As soon as I saw his casket being rolled in, thats the moment i couldn't stop crying. I cryed and cryed, and was just telling myself that one day we will meet, may not be in human form, but definitely in spirit form. I love him always and wish his family the best!


heather   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

throughout the 11 foster parents that i had growing up. michael jackson's music was my salvation. to put my walkman on and take my self into a world of love and giving help me survive.
The jackson family was my family and for that thank you.
as i look out my window at the moon i see you dancing in heaven and in my heart.


Yolanda   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Michael Jackson changed the world for the better. Sadly he has passed but maybe God knew that with his passing, people will second guess how to truly love each other and put differences aside. Michael...I love you...rest in peace...may you dance in God's glory!


Linda Hall   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Not a dry eye anywhere today. The sky was even crying here in British Columbia. Today's Memorial to Michael Jackson was amazing. I love that everyone came together to rejoice and embrace his life. Its just a shame that more people wouldn't have done the same while he was going through his trials and tribulations. God bless Michael's family and keep them in His embrace through this difficult time.


Doreen Thompson   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

To the Jackson family.

May God give you strength to cope during this time of grief. Michael was a gift from God. Thank you for bringing him in this world. Be strong. I did not know hIm personally, but through his music I knew him, I love him and I miss Michael so much.


Nilda   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Dear Jackson family, Your loss is being felt by this entire nation.May GOD give you all the strength to bear what the media will say and write in the coming weeks and beyond.Thank you for giving us this incredible human being called Michael.With deepest respect Nilda


susan montgomery   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

After seeing the way Michael Jackson's family encircled his children with love and support at today's memorial service, there should be no question that those children belong with the Jackson family. The heartbreaking expressions on their faces as Paris spoke of her father just brought me to tears.

I was also extremely touched by Brooke Shields' eulogy and Usher's performance. I tuned in to the service not expecting to cry but I ended up breaking down several times.


corky   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

From all the way up here in Alaska, as children we would always want Michael to come to our village or rather say we'd wish. I would like to say to the Jackson family & Michaels children. Your son & father was an inspiration to us when we were kids growing up, We first had T.V. and saw him sing at a young age, we would try to imitate him too. Hahaha picture us little eskimo children trying sing in groups too God Bless the Jackson family as the days go by.


CESAR   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

MICHAEL JACKSON WILL BE MISSED DEARLY. THANK YOU MJ FOR THE MEMORIES


Rosemarie   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

A person can take so much. We were told when we were younger kids are cruel against each other but as you see adults are too.
i wish him peace now. He decides to rest in peace. He was everything to me growing up and in college. Those were the best times with his music to give everyone happiness. He made people dance when they did not know how too. You just had to get up and join the crowd.
It was an emotional memorial. We pray for his family that they will get thru all these horrible rumors. We pray that the children of Michael will believe in those horrible rumors. We pray that Michael's mother gets to raise those children as Michael would want it.
Let Michael rest in peace now.. leave him alone....


Cathy Miner   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Through all Michael endured from some, His daughter said it best. Since I was a baby, she loved her daddy. He was the best ever father.
That made me realize he was just human with the same needs we all want. He gave more than he ever got back. What an eye opening expierence for me. Thank you to the Jackson family because today you shared a precious gift to us all.


Maria V.   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

As me and my mom watch together the Michael Jackson memorial we both cry, it was sad but a beautiful ceremony honoring someone so imporant to us that we grew up listing to his music. Michael Jackson will always be the King of Pop. My prayers are with his kids and his family. We love you Michael Jackson thank you for giving us your music. Te queremos y te extranamos (We love you and Miss you).


Crystal   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Michael, thanks for making this world a better place. I love you and will never forget you. Thanks Katherine & Joe for sharing him with this world.


Patricia A. Villanueva   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Thank you Larry for summerizing the memorial service. I watched the whole thing today while at work watching CNN.com.
I watched Michael when he was on Ed Sullivan. I saw Michael in concert a total of 5 times. The first time was 1972 in KC. I have followed him over the years and have always loved his music and his performances. He was a true showman. I will miss him and will pray for his children and his family. I pray they all find comfort in there memories of him and I pray his children are never seperated.
Thank you


Rothman   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Beautiful tribute to a very interesting person. Emotional, tender and NOT flashy.


Leila Nojouki   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Paris Jackson's speech made me realize the true man he really was.


Dianne   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I just wanted to share with Michael's family that my daughter was a figure skater and that she choreographed one of her competitions to "Black or White" and "Heal the World". In her black and white bejeweled dress and sequined glove she performed the moonwalk (much easier on skates). I wish Michael could have seen it and her receiving the gold medal for the performance. Please love, cherish and protect Michael's children. My prayers are with all of you.


Joy   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

he gave us all that was given to him..through his music to heal the world


Marisa Story   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

The Memorial was such a beautiful tribute. I've cried all day, its as if a very part of myself, my childhood, and my memories are gone with him. No one will ever take his place–rest in peace Michael. Thanks especially to CNN for such continuous coverage all day today.


wadenwater   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Michael Jackson made us all come together, Smile, Laugh, Dance, and Sing, and Cry. To the Jackson Family "Smile" God Loves You.


Michelle   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I cried so much when michaels daughter talked to the whole world ! such touching words! 🙁 I love you Michael


Brenda *Miss 10* Clewis   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

My heart is so heavy for the entire Jackson Family. We will always love
Michael Jackson in my house. God gave us a gift and he came
back to reclaim what belongs to him. I pray that everyone will take that
look in the *Mirror* and make a change. Mr. King, I think that you are the greatest and my respect for you is at its peak.

Dallas, Texas


Luciano   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

A Modern Day Peacemaker RIP MJ


john haigh   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

God truly broke the mold when he created Michael jackson. His music was a method of ministering to the hearts of people. He truly was an angel sent to bring Gods peace upon the earth. He will truly be missed


Patricia Mcgilvray   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I have cried all day – I feel like I lost a member of my own family. To Michael's Family especially his children, we will never forget what he gave us and I am truly lucky to have lived in a time where Michael was our greatest influence. Paris, your Daddy would have been so proud of you today, I know I was. God bless you all.


Beverly Mandell   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I realized after todays memorial service that I never really new who Michael Jackson was but only how the media portrayed him. He was very private but with all the very personal stories today, I was brought to tears for three hours and little Paris broke my heart. My sincere condolences to his entire family....we lost a very special and gentle man.


BEVERLY FINNEY   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I WAS SAD THE WHOLE DAY WHILE WATCHING THE MICHAEL JACKSON'S MEMORIAL. I AM HONORED TO HAVE GREW UP ON HIS BEAUTIFUL MUSIC. EVERY SONG THAT I HEAR NOW AND BACK IN THE 70'S AND 80'S ARE JUST AS GOOD AS THE 90'S AND THE ONES OF TODAY. MICHAEL HAS TOUCHED ALOT OF LIVES AND GOD ALLOWED HIM TO USE THE GIFTS HE GAVE HIM TO BRING US WORLD-WIDE TOGETHER NO MATTER WHAT COLOR WE ARE. GOD BLESS THE WHOLE JACKSON FAMILY AND KEEP THE FAITH BECAUSE GOD LOVED HIM BEST.


June   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

My thoughts and prayer's are with the Jackson family. Michael was a great entertainer and a generous person. I grew up with hilm and the Jackson 5. Michael will be in all of our hearts forever.


Ram   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Michael will always live in our heart. We love him and will always will and yes I totally agree that he was the greatest entertainer that ever live.


Lisa Connors   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I also was one of the at home viewers that would have give anything just to be apart of the Memorial service at the Staples Center. I was not fortunate enough to win a ticket nor would i have had the means to go but Michael was a part of my life all my life. My babysitting money went towards my scrapbook (which i still have now 25 years later) And its my prize posession. Michael obviously had a gift that did not come close to comparing to his talent. And one thing i must add In America you innocent till proven guilty and he never was proven guilty so shame on you haters because Michael deserves the utmost respect and so does his family during this difficult time. Now that Michael is layed to rest i can only imagine that as you read this he is teaching God the moonwalk. Rest In Peace Michael Jackson Forever in my heart <3


Yvette Breckenridge   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Thank you Jackson family for unselfishly sharing your son, brother and father with us. You let us in so we could grieve the loss of an incredible phalanthropist, business man, artist and one of the greatest entertainers who will live in our hearts forever.


Angela   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Thank you Michael and family. Michael through his music took so many of us to a better place, and hopefully all of us will continue those good places throughout our lives. God Bless.


charlene   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very difficult time I think now Michael can finally be at peace


Debbie   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

May you finally rest in peace. Your legacy will forever live in the hearts of many!!! You will be missed dearly here on Earth but your moonwalking in Heaven! My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and especially your children!!! WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON!!!


Zack   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

wonderful memorial, very said, will miss michael


Marsha Hartman   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I grew up with Michael and the Jackson 5 as did so many others. I always believed in him through all the worst they threw at him.
May he find the peace in death that he couldn't find in life!


linda walker   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I would like to say that i am a huge fan of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. I grew up listening to Michael Jackson we were born the same year. I watched to Memorial On television today and it was very touching to me. My prayers go out to the jackson family. Michael will be truly missed. GOD BLESS!!!


John Rodriguez   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

It was a very beautiful moment in history and also to the world to celebrate the moments, life, and the happiness he brought to this world.
R.I.P. Micheal you will never be forgotten.

John
Hobart, Indiana


Sara In CT   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

My message to MJ's family is that so many in the world – feels the pain and sadness in the passing of Michael Jackson. He was a huge part of my life and I never really thought about it until his passing. I am a fan and will always be a fan. My prayers are with you all.


shawnx   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I watched the memorial live today and was mesmerized by how touching it was-I cried and cried and realized that he meant much more than we realized...


Mary   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I thought todays memorial was wonderful. I just wish Michael could have known the outpouring of love he got. I wish people had told him how much they loved and admired him when he could have known it. I feel like people let him down when they should have been lifting him up. He was the greatest. I hope the Jacksons get to keep his kids.


George N. Mihalios   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Dear Jackson Family,

Michael Jackson's music was generational and a bridge to many people's youth. There will never be an artist as talented, unique and inspirational like him again. May he rest in peace.


Sandra Robertson, GA   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I believe Michael Jackson brought the world together by sharing his special God-Given talent. Michael gave his all when he performed; it came natural for him. Talent that great cannot be taught. Michael was born with it and will forever shine in His glory and grace.


rudy z   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

a piece of my youth died when mike died itsi like i lost my brother.
then you mike for letting me share this world with you.


liza and newaz   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

we miss you MJ


Cher Kautz   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

MJ's Memorial was "Healing" for me. My heart was hurting & breaking since I heard of Michael's passing – a deep hurt. His Memorial felt like a saave for my heart & mind.


Tania-Canada   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

He is our Legend and will be greatly missed but his music will live forever in all of us. Thank you Micheal. We love you.


mary   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Dear Jackson's Family

my heart is with you and michael 's kids

l know how your filling to lost a love one .9 yrs ago

l lost my mom . l l"ll miss him and l know he

looking down on you .
mary baziuk


Raven   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

To Michael family, my heart goes out to you. Even though I didn't get a chance to go to his concerts I watch him on TV and he is an amazing man. He is humble and has touch my heart deeply. I hope that the world would give him peace now because that is what he wanted. He had a kind heart and he was untouchable. It seems like a dream still but I know he is in heaven with his brother. You will forever live in my heart and your music will live forever.


Pat   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I thought the memorial service was fit for a "king" and this is what Michael was. It was beautiful. We will all miss him. Your fans from Canada


Robin   July 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I eloped and as I was exchanging my vows, the jp had the radio on. The song on the radio was Thriller. We both laug