July 8, 2009

Michael Jackson's Two Legacies

Posted: 06:55 PM ET

By Todd Sperry
Larry King Live Producer

Michael Jackson, shown at a rehearsal June 23 -- one of his last -- was to perform in London in July.(CNN) – Michael Jackson's longtime friend, Miko Brando, says Tuesday's memorial service for the King of Pop was “really emotional” and the setting was in a perfect location.

Brando says, "It was important to have the memorial on the same stage he had been practicing on. He was a perfectionist ... Michael would have been very pleased" with the service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Brando says both outside the memorial service and inside the arena, there was a concert like atmosphere. “It was just like the day we drove in for the last rehearsal. People were screaming out his name."

Tuesday's memorial service drew a U.S. television audience of over 31 million people according to Nielsen Media Research.  By contrast, President Obama's inauguration had an audience of almost 38 million people.  Princess Diana's funeral had 33 million viewers.

Brando thinks Jackson would have loved to see the world-wide outpouring of support from fans during Tuesday's memorial.  "It's too bad this isn't three weeks ago, so Michael could see how everyone is reacting."  Brando explains, "He was an entertainer, he was powerful, his thoughts and creations will last forever."

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For most fans, Jackson's legacy will be his music, performance, and dance style. No doubt, some will choose to remember the controversial stories that plagued him in the final years of his career.

So what would Michael Jackson want his legacy to be?  There are two very different legacies Jackson would like to have according Brando. On the one hand, Brando says Michael would want his fans to know how much he truly appreciated them. "He loved his fans, he never met a stranger. In the streets, if he saw a pan-handler, he would always want to pull over and see if he could help them."

On the other hand, Brando says Jackson would want his legacy to be that of a good father. The memorial service gave the public a brief glimpse into the private life of the legendary entertainer. Brando says Jackson was "...the best father in the world." Until Tuesday's memorial service, Jackson’s children rarely had been seen. The occasional paparazzi photograph of the children wearing bizarre masks and veils only added to the mystery. When Jackson’s daughter Paris took the stage, she deeply moved millions with her tearful farewell to her father.  Video Watch her emotional goodbye » Her unscripted remarks, reportedly not planned by event organizers, would have made her father proud, according to Brando.  Brando adds, "They are smart kids who will do their father proud ... They're strong, good kids. Michael raised his kids right. He had an impact on her just as he had an impact on all of us." He also says Jackson’s children, Paris, Prince Michael, and Blanket are "trying to cope and grieve like all of us are."

There was a private gathering for the Jackson family and close friends at a Beverly Hills hotel after the televised memorial service, Brando says the mood there was somber.

As for the hastily planned public event, Brando credits the concert promoters for Jackson's upcoming tour with pulling off the well executed and touching memorial service, adding, "We shared as much as we could with the fans around the world."

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Deenise Montoya   July 8th, 2009 7:07 pm ET

A beautiful goodbye for a beautiful soul – we will miss you Michael

brenda   July 8th, 2009 7:11 pm ET

I m so impressed w/Paris Jackson.It was evidant to me that she raelly wanted to particapate in her daddy's memorial service.I hope(and send prayers)that she and her brothers will remain with their family-The Jackson's.We all know how much one needs family at a time such as this.

Kathy - Sacramento, CA   July 8th, 2009 7:12 pm ET

Hi Larry,

I went to see my doctor today for a follow-up visit for my chronic low back pain, and something happened there that shocked me. I could not wait to get home to write you to tell you about it.

When I checked in for my appointment, the receptionist told me I needed to give a urine sample. They have never asked for this before! I asked why, and she said they are “just having everyone do it.” I didn’t need to ask anymore questions because it hit me why.

The doctor I see is a spine specialist, and he prescribes pain medication to several patients who suffer with back pain. Personally, I have been on two prescribed pain medications for almost two years now for chronic back and hip pain from injuries I sustained. Anyway, as I sat down in the waiting room, I burst into tears because I knew their request for a urine sample was due to the events surrounding Michael’s death.

You see, Michael is going to make one of the largest humanitarian efforts he has ever made. As you know, prescription drug addictions and deaths are phenomenal, all over the world. Michael’s death has brought a massive awareness to this problem, and doctors are going to start taking bigger precautions and watch their patients more closely now. As a result, many lives will be saved. I myself will start looking for alternate ways to deal with my pain.

Even in death, Michael will continue to heal the world.

– Kathy

Bruce   July 8th, 2009 7:19 pm ET

Larry King: Where was Grace during the MJ Memorial? Was she denied access to the stage so the Jackson Family could psychologically implant the "family love" for the guardianship court case? Grace herself, was for 12 years and should be the guardian to the children over and above the Jackson family & Debbie Rowe.

parveen   July 8th, 2009 7:31 pm ET

Hi Larry:

This afternoon I heard people discussing on TV whether Jackson family did the right thing by bringing Paris Jackson to address the 20,000 people because Michael always kept them under the cover. My belief is that once again showed the whole world that what kind of terriffic father he was. He did hide thwm from the world but also made them strong enough to face the world.

linda   July 8th, 2009 7:33 pm ET

i will miss michael, i do hope the best for his children, i do believe that the children should stay together. my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Jamie   July 8th, 2009 7:34 pm ET

All the mysteries surrounding MJ's life could be answered by Grace. She would have leads to Blanket's mom, vitiligo, facial surgeries, past/present doctor's, last people in MJ's house during day of death, etc.

The L.A. judge in the guardianship case should heavily consider her opinion with whom the children reside with until age 18. The judge should award Grace guardianship. She is young & the children wouldn't have to be uprooted again after Katherine passes away. Stability is key for the kids and the children's financial estate wouldn't have to support everyone living in the Jackson family household at Hayvenhurst.

tracy   July 8th, 2009 7:39 pm ET

Please, please do not put the doctor on your show. Cancel him! The Jackson Family honored you with access to the family and 3rd row seats to the memorial, and this is how you repay their trust? Please don't be part of the doctor's and others' attempts to mess with the minds of Michael's innocent children. Shame on you. Your show is not a tabloid, is it?

Victor Bearpark   July 8th, 2009 7:43 pm ET

Truly a sad moment in time...

maria   July 8th, 2009 7:46 pm ET

Michael 's Earth Song video shows just how much he really cared about EVERYTHING & EVERYBODY... I also want to thank the Jackson Family for allowing the world to grieve along with them...
It was such a beautiful service...

Austin Ashberry   July 8th, 2009 7:49 pm ET

Ok. it is truly time to move on in the news. it has been almost 2 weeks know. lets move on. the news is all rapped up in this, when it should be about other issues like north korea and everything else. And poor farrah Foccet. she has been dumped. anyone else agreee?

Lisa   July 8th, 2009 8:03 pm ET

Michael Jackson accomplished more in his lifetime, than many great leaders do, to make the world and his community a better place. One can only hope that he believed that his fans truly understood all of his accomplishments and not the petty, bitter gossip that is carelessly put out there about him. Michael all of your fans know that you defined yourself and not the paparazzi frenzy. You will continue to be loved and missed greatly.

Harriett   July 8th, 2009 8:03 pm ET

The Los Angeles taxpayers SHOULD NOT pay for MJ's memorial. With the high unemployment rate & the taxpayers not having a say-so is unwarranted. The memorial was decided upon by the Jackson Family so they are the ones that should pay for it. OR the Jackson Family could back out of their responsibility of choice & dump it on MJ's estate so MJ would pay for his own funeral. If so, did the executors of MJ's estate give their permission for the memorial?

carol   July 8th, 2009 8:07 pm ET

enough with Michael Jackson coverage. the memorial was his final chapter. Leave it alone, until there is more to say, weeks down the road. Leave the family alone.

Stephanie c   July 8th, 2009 8:18 pm ET

Any one who's saying that Paris was forced or pressured to speak at her own fathers memorial is ignorant and heartless. When my uncle passed away there were hundreds he was a mayor and known by many. It made me feel so much better to speak and let everyone know how i felt, and yes i cried its normal. My heart just goes out to Paris for having to live in a world were people are cruel and could careless about a grieving child who just lost her best friend. THE MEDIA NEEDS TO STOP. HAVEN'T THEY GONE THROW ENOUGH ALREADY.LET MICHAEL AND HIS FAMILY REST HAVE A HEART.

JANET   July 8th, 2009 8:19 pm ET





pauline   July 8th, 2009 8:21 pm ET

Trully amazing!!! Micheal Jackson's final farewell could do to millions around the world. A speacil thanks to CNN for the live screening, to Mr Larry King and the team, To the family of the deacesed thanks for allowing us the fans, to celebrate with you, the life of such talented children and Son. To you Mr and Mrs Jackson the discpline installed, reaped its rewards graciously, as we saw the millions that came forth to support, share,console etc. one of mankinds truly talented being. Micheal's life story oozed through his music and moves, that was his power, and no one did it better...We'll miss him here in the pacific...not a dry eye in our house yesterday...A true artist....Rest my brother....

May you dance with the angels, moon walk ur way up heavenly aisles...and may your angelic voice be my awaiting tune as you most probably lead the heavans choir with that .........oooha ....{bells ringing in the distant}

.....Love you fans in Fiji.....

Janene Prenzno from Mesa, AZ   July 8th, 2009 8:23 pm ET

Michael was a great entertainer; as one of your guests yesterday put it "a quilt of all his idols". He was an innovator, but was he truly the greatest entertainer ever? We musn't forget Judy Garland. She died at 45, and led a bittersweet life beginning with L.B. Mayers demands. There wasn't anything she couldn't perform. I haven't heard anyone mention Judy. Was such a hoopla made after Judy's passing? I feel remiss for our living legends that are the greatest talents in their own right that are not likely to receieve nearly half the adoration, during their lifetimes let alone after their passing, as Michael should have received during his lifetime.

saul   July 8th, 2009 8:36 pm ET

Michael is gone ,i wish the judge has a respect for his will and the loves for his children so his family can continue his legacy, not break the children apart so his soul and his spirit can rest in peace,

aproudmom   July 8th, 2009 8:42 pm ET

Not to the best of my knowledge," Klein said. "All I can tell you is, best of my knowledge, I am not the father of these children. But I am telling you, if push comes to shove, I can't say anything about

Oh C'mon is this Dr for real?He can't remember if he donated sperm?
Well imo Paris does have his ears 🙂

Liz   July 8th, 2009 8:43 pm ET

Thank you Larry King for your calm, straight forward interviews and actually listening to your guests. Your coverage of this painful event has been of some comfort. Michael Jackson was an absolutely incredible talent and the joy his life brought to others will be missed forever.

While trying to get my mind off of this sad tragedy I happened onto "Judy Garland By Myself" today on TCM. Even though she was of my father's generation, the similiarities are extremely haunting. The publicity machine constantly manipulating and pressuring, child star, personal relationship problems, eratic behavior, debt problems, intense love of her children and finally death due to drugs.

I guess each generation must have their artist for only a short time.
How very sad that the most talented creatures that are placed on this earth are also the most fragile and vunerable.

"Eternal peace grant onto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him." Love and prayers to his family.

Mike   July 8th, 2009 8:47 pm ET

Great coverage at the memorial, but how does his fans REALLY know that Michael was in the casket yesterday?

txkboy   July 8th, 2009 8:48 pm ET


Can we get past this ALREADY!! He's dead. May he rest in peace. The inner-circle people will be stumbling all over each other for years to come...WHO CARES!! I know it makes careers for the media world, but give me a brake. I heard someone sum it up best.."let's speculate on the speculation already".

Kamelia (pronounced "K"+Amelia)   July 8th, 2009 8:49 pm ET

Hi Larry,

It was nice watching Michael Jackson's memorial service. It was so nicely carried out, and befitting of the great person that Michael was.

I, like quite a lot of people, grew up with Michael. He was 2 1/2 years older than me, and his death was extremely hard for me. I could not believe that a 50-year-old man could just keel over. I still feel that this is a bad dream, and I am going to wake up from this nightmare. I got very emotional when Paris started talking. Soon after that, I was shouting at the TV, asking the brothers not to take his casket. It is hard.

To me, Michael has only one legacy, that of a great human being. He was a great performer, the like of whom the world will never see again, as well as an excellent father, brother, friend and a humanitarian. He did in his short life, more than most of us can do in 5 lifetimes. He dedicated his life to humanity/people through his music and charity work.

I, personally, have never believed the controversial things that hurt him so very much. He seemed to be a very kind man, who because he grew up sleeping in the same bed as his older brothers and other people traveling with him, never thought it unnatural or inappropriate to sleep in the same bed as an unrelated minor. If he in fact slept in the same bed, and at the same time as a child, I am sure it was only because he thought he was showing care and love to the person, and had no bad intention at all.

The American society seem to be very sue happy. This is not the first frivolous law suit we have ever seen is it?

It is not up to anyone to prove their innocence, the burden of proof is on the shoulders of the prosecutor, and Michael was acquitted on all counts.

Unlike most journalists, who believe you can't talk about his private life without discussing that, I believe that we should drop that subject altogether. Why are we trying to beat a dead horse through the next thousand world? What good would it do to anyone? Why do we see ourselves entitled to know everything about someone's life? How do we like it if our lives were treated like a public toy?

I am really getting fed up with people treating the celebrities in this manner thereby ruining their lives.

Could we make a stand and ask the journalists of CNN (at least) to stop killing poor Michael over and over again. Please, let's think of the poor kids who have lost their precious father...



Melinda Primmer   July 8th, 2009 8:51 pm ET

I truly loved Michael Jackson. I too grew up with him and his music. I had to leave work yesterday to come home and watch the memorial and be able to grieve in my own home because co-workers and friends made fun of me and how I have spent all hours since his death doing nothing but watching. His family must truly be saddened beyond belief. Rest In Peace Michael and my Prayers are with his children and family members

Catherine   July 8th, 2009 8:52 pm ET

my husband and i saw the memorial of michael jackson on t.v. and must say that it was a emotional time for the jackson family and for the whole world. we would like to send our condolences to the family.

averiel59   July 8th, 2009 8:55 pm ET

What happen to when aquittted,its a done deal. that US senator from NYC , lawmaker ignore the jury conclusion that he was innocent on all counts I say he is a Bigot, you can see the hatered.. I would worry about the vote he would cast.

Anu   July 8th, 2009 8:55 pm ET

I have a concern about probing into the father for MJ's 2 kids- why are you guys doing this?
The kids knew Mj as their dad in every sense of the word. When children are adopted do you go around asking someone if they are the father of a child?? A bit more sensitivity to the children is required,especially at this time.
MJ needs to be put to rest and after yesterday's memorial service which was the last of the public displays for him and his family-let him have the rest he never got while living....
This is way too personal for the rest of the world to know-maybe when the kids are older and they themselves are interested(if ever), it is for them to search.

Lisa   July 8th, 2009 8:55 pm ET

The world needs to uphold Michael Jackson's legacy to Heal The World, we need to boycott the tabloid magazines, tabloid media, "useless reality shows" and all that garbage. We need to focus on all of Michael's humanitarian efforts. I wish all of the charities that he helped would come out and speak on his behalf !!
Watch his music video's and listen to the lyrics and you will understand what is really important in life! We all need to "Look in the mirror "
Stand up and Make that Change"

B.Bear (UK)   July 8th, 2009 8:56 pm ET

24 hours later and my eyes are still filling up with tears thinking of Paris Jackson's message to her dad...your Dad would be very proud...very proud.
I hope all three children go on to have a relatively "normal" life, hopefully the media will let them?

erika v. mellado   July 8th, 2009 8:56 pm ET

I don't know if this is the way to send a message to Jackson family. I want to say to them that I m really sorry , also that I admire the way Michael Jackson ' s mother face everything, the way that she endure all these years the differente issues in her family. I hope the best for them, specially for her.

JS Ky   July 8th, 2009 9:02 pm ET

A very moving memorial of Michael Jackson. My children and myself have been Michael Jackson fans since the '69. I hope the media will leave him and the children alone now. I've never believe the accusations in Michael's life. Now they are trying to find out who the father is, was he in the casket, and who will get the children. Michael Jackson is on the childrens birth certificates he is the father. Honor his will leave it alone for the childrens sake. News media need to make their money some other way by not hurting children.

Genie   July 8th, 2009 9:03 pm ET

Larry, I was one of the unfortunate fan that did not get a ticket, but I did watch the memorial on tv and you are right it was so moving and alot of tears coming from my eyes. I love Michael and I really wanted to be there. It was really a great Memorial Service. Just like you I agree that the Rev. had a fantastic speech. I felt so bad for the family and Brooke Shield you could tell that she really loved him. Gone but not forgotten Michael the King of Pop will always remain in my heart .
Rest In Peace Michael. The world loves you.

Jaime   July 8th, 2009 9:05 pm ET

It is impossible to articulate the profound impact that Michael Jackson had on not only the world as a whole, but it's people as individuals. The joy he brought and the unity he inspired through his incredible music, his selfless generosity, his kind heart, his brilliant mind and his gentle soul were his gifts to us. And for those of us who's lives he touched, he will always be loved, cherished, appreciated, respected, remembered and revered. My heart, like the heats of so many, aches with the loss and smiles with the love of Michael Jackson.

AmyT   July 8th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

A truly pure and beautiful soul! I love you!

R. Fantini   July 8th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

The sad thing is his children growing up without a father

Jordann   July 8th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

I feel really bad for his 3 children. They all really loved him.

Calra Denise Taylor   July 8th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

The memorial service for Michael Jackson was a fitting tribute to an
artistic genius! The Jackson family showed strength and courage . I'm amazed at the lack of knowledge when it comes to the various skin tones of people of African descent. We can be any shade from black to white. Surely, anyone can see the Negroid features that exist in Prince I, Paris, and Blanket. I wonder if there would be this much
attention if Debbie Rowe was not a white woman. May Michael rest in peace, the Jackson family find strength and God Bless the Children.

Pat Bruemmer   July 8th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

About the memorial – well done – classy. Michael would have approved...but I don't think he would approve the $4 million debt the citizens of LA paid for it. Just a thought here.....AEG and the Jackson Family will undoubtedly put out a DVD/CD of the Memorial. Why can't that pay for the memorial service?? There will be more than enough money made from it. The remainder could then be domated to the Los Angeles County Policemans Widows and Orphans Fund in Michaels Name.

It would clear the deb and give a tax break to the Estate...and make Michael feel better. He would have hated taxpayers to pay for his memorial.

Mary Eberhard   July 8th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

Michael, we will miss you and you will be in our hearts frever and always, try to RIP

"Miss Christy"   July 8th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

Mr. King:

I am an avid viewer of your program (when my schedule allows for same); and, I will state that so many people have put "...too much time accessing Michael Jackson incorrectly." It is my position that only a trained psychiatrist (with an ethical "team" assessing same), can come to the conclusions that need to be disseminated about Michael Jackson. It is my position, that I will "concur" with you and Geraldo Rivera.

Undoubtedly, Gerald Rivera has come out and said "...I think that Michael Jackson was framed." Geraldo Rivera was and is "...well-stated in same." It is a shame that this is a classic example of "imagery used in a negative manner." There are more people "walking around" that are truly weird and without hearts for "...all." See, we are a society of "...the me and me churches."

I feel that after the Madoff and all other local scandals, that we need not fear those that care; only, those that lead us in deceptive lives (i.e., encompassing business, law, church/faith charitable organization and yes, education).

I think that we have allowed others to "filter" our lives with their own inadequacies to educate themselves; and, needless to say, they have ill-educated society.

Do not misconstrue my message as one who is angry...

...just very saddened that others did not take the time to "...investigate thoroughly before judging."

Michael Jackson's children will mourn their father forever; though, I truly believe that whether one is a Christian, Jehovah Witness and/or a Jew, we should all live our lives well and with the proper equipped professional people to assess us all. Look at who we listen to? Look at who we respect for all the wrong reasons and find to be "leaders?"

Who is "really weird after all?"

Odessa, Texas

Jaime   July 8th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

It is impossible to articulate the profound impact that Michael Jackson had on not only the world as a whole, but it's people as individuals. The joy he brought and the unity he inspired through his incredible music, his selfless generosity, his kind heart, his brilliant mind and his gentle soul were his gifts to us. And for those of us who's lives he touched, he will always be loved, cherished, appreciated, respected, remembered and revered. My heart, like the hearts of so many, aches with the loss and smiles with the love of Michael Jackson.

Sonjanita Moore   July 8th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

It bothers me that the very mistakes we made with Princess Diana and King Michael when they were alive are still happening today....we are set on hounding them, disrespecting them and making the world focus on the negative. This society is truly a reflection of death and negativity...there is no hope for America. This is why so many across the world hate us and believe we killed Michael sad!

Linda H   July 8th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

RIP Michael Jackson, you deserve it

Dorothy   July 8th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

As we were watching the memorial service my son said "Mom may be Michael Jackson is teaching Jesus the moon walk now".

Dante   July 8th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

In1979,Jackson breaks his nose during a dance routine and has rhinoplasty surgery. Breathing troubles would require more surgeries later.

Liesbeth Celebi   July 8th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

I was in tears watching the memorial.
My daughter is born 2 months ago and I always played MJ ballads on youtube to her. She loves his voice and it calms her.
Then we heard the terrible news about his death....
I will keep MJ alive for her and will continue to play his songs throughout her live.

Ken cross   July 8th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Let's get to the truth so maybe this kind of abuse never happens to anyone again. And most importantly let's hold the doctors for thier responsibility. The abuse of petscrption drugs is a epidemic .

Patricia Allen   July 8th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

My heart cries out for Michael I will always love him

Debbie Roberts   July 8th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

My hope is that Michael's death brings the biggest change in the world. Prescription drugs are killing 42,000 loved ones every year. A change is needed. From his song " There are people dying, If you care enough for the living, Make a better place for you and for me." Doctors need to be accountable.

Lydia   July 8th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

The King is gone but will never be forgotten, a great legend

karin los angeles   July 8th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

please ask larry to ask dr. klein if he delivered paris jackson. the hospital listed on her birth certificatate is his office address on spaulding in beverly hills. the birth cert is on the web.

Enne Bondd   July 8th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

I watched the entire Michael Jackson memorial service and continued watching CNN morning, afternoon and night. It was a poignantly beautiful memorial service. I loved hearing about the private life of Michael Jackson and how generous he was with charities. I've seen the clip of Paris Jackson at least 20 times and each and every time I cry. How can any judge watch that clip and not allow the Jacskon family to raise the children. They are a close knit family. The children should not be allowed to go to Debbie Rowe. The children belong to the Jacksons.

Alice   July 8th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Michael Jackson was an angel sent from above. His misson was to make heal the world with his entertainment.

Pat Bruemmer   July 8th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

It was a really beautiful memorial. Well done, classy.

It disturbed me to see the 3 kids on public display. Did you ever see Michael showing them to the world? Nope. They were protected from the harsh reality of stardom. I just hope that Joe Jackson doesn't do to any of the 3 kids what he did to Michael. Do you all realize that until yesterday those kids could have gone out in public and not been mobbed? What are the chances of them having a "normal" life now???

I hope the nanny gets custody f them. She will make sure they are treated as human beings, not freaks in a side show. How Sad.
Michael would have hated it!!!!

Suzi   July 8th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Michael was a beautiful person inside and out, and a child at heart. I hope he can finally rest in peace now.

Brandy   July 8th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

A beautiful memorial for such a beautiful person. RIP MJ- love you

french harper   July 8th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

why put it out now about the kids when his is dead and why do it if you was going to expose it

Shelly   July 8th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Who are "Blanket's" bio mother and father?

Lucy B   July 8th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Larry – I'm a fan - But stop cutting your guests off mid-answer. You've been doing this constantly for over a week. Dr. Klein was about to say something about doctor's integrity.... ????? Let them answer please.

Patty   July 8th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

M.J.was very dignified and moving.

RitahRoggs (las Vegas)   July 8th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

every adult has a choice to make and it should be respected. leave Mike alone!!!if it made him happy being white, let it be so..who are we to judge n condemn??? even the bible says, before you get the speck out of ma eyes get the log outta yours!!!shut up haters n leave Mike alone. Rest in peace brother!!!!!

Naziat   July 8th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Michael Jackson will NEVER EVER be forgotten, Paris Jackson's words borught me to tears. Yes, a legend is gone but we shall celebrate his life.

Stephanie B.   July 8th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Thank you Larry King for your kind words and your great coverage of the Memorial to MJ. I am 24 years old, grew up to Michael's music, and lived through his music. I never saw him in person or ever had a conversation with him, but we had millions of conversations through his music....I want to share what I wrote about him with you....


"There are few people that we encounter in our lifetimes that are larger than life...I sat around my house all weekend re-listening to his gifts and reliving the experiences I had with his music. He was a giver of musical expertise and gifts and he is a legend. No matter how I felt or what I was going through, he always managed to GET me ON THE FLOOR-Even when my mom would WORK ALL DAY AND NIGHT, I still danced, sang, and rocked. His music was so soothing that I DIDN'T STOP TILL I GOT ENOUGH. No matter who you were or where you were, when you heard his unique sounds, he ROCKED WITH YOU-he rocked through you. I CAN'T HELP IT-I can't help feeling part of my history is gone, but I know he is NEVER OUT OF MY LIFE. I am sad to know that I will never get another musical gift from him. This is the story of a musical revolution that inspired the world, but most importantly, this is about the evolution of him and I and how are worlds seem to be intertwined with a constant thread of admiration and music. His vision, his dream, his voice, his moves, his persona, and most importantly his gift impacted not only me but thousands the world over.

Thank you for being larger than life, thank you for being so off the chain, off the hook...OFF THE WALL.

It’s amazing that I received so many musical gifts from him because I was born in 1985. Two of his most memorable gifts were already out in the world. From day one, I was moved by this Giver's dashing good looks, his determination to cross over genres and color lines, and his suave swagger. My first personal present from him was a monumental THRILLER. I knew right then that I WANNA BE STARTIN SOMETHING. I was and I am still touched by the lyrics of the songs in that nicely composed gift. Even when I was a PYT, I knew that no gift that I possessed after this one could BEAT IT. No other gift could kick the doors down as this one had. This gift single-handedly revolutionized how the world looked at African American artists. This gift created the genre of pop-a mixture of R&B, soul, and rock. This gift also transformed the idea of a "music video." People sing the words, but now thanks to him, people can see the words they through action. I can remember sitting up in my room and singing the words of an immortal, and trying to "hit the high note" in HUMAN NATURE-in hopes of making it second nature. I can remember trying to understand the musical correlation between the BILLIE JEAN lyrics and the music in motion, the BILLIE JEAN video. He was truly a visionary-even back then-changing the world with pen, paper, a voice, and a beat.

Thank you for introducing me to HUMAN NATURE, thank you for inspiring me to think that no matter what I go through in this life, I can BEAT IT, thank you being a THRILLER.

As I grew to love him and what he stood for...he brought me another great gift! I guess you can say it was BAD. This gift got me through some times! This gift was so nicely wrapped; I almost didn't want to open it! "Would it be like the last gift he sent to my ears?" "Would it be as powerful as the last one?" Yes it was! It touched ANOTHER PART OF ME-This gift really gave me the opportunity to know the versatility of the legend. If only you knew THE WAY he MADE ME FEEL. This SMOOTH CRIMINAL could steal me heart in the dark of night. We became JUST GOOD FRIENDS. Even though this gift was BAD, I noticed a new person with this gift. There was a change from the happy, giving, fun loving, and smiley legend. He seemed more serious and possessed a piercing demeanor and clandestine demeanor that some people took offense to. In some instances, he seemed to grow frustrated with the world because of their rumors and speculations. I felt his frustration through the music. I would notice that sometimes he looked like he wanted to scream out, "JUST LEAVE ME ALONE!" I feel that it was here that the larger than life SMOOTH CRIMINAL began to struggle with the MAN IN THE MIRROR. As he struggled, I struggled, but I just chalked it up to the "ups and downs" of life. With all the musical serenity and peace of mind that he bestowed upon me...I had to declare, "I JUST CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU!"

Thank you for your greatness, thank you for being patient, thank you for being a humanitarian, thank you for being untouchable, thank you for being BAD.

By the next time he sent another gift of musical genius to my ears, a new genre of music was forming (Rap). He still managed to influence me to REMEMBER THE TIME when we used to JAM together. Even though it had been a while since he had sent this gift, this DANGEROUS gift, I knew you wouldn't forget about me...I knew he WOULD BE THERE. I just had to KEEP THE FAITH and hope that he could continue to prove his adversaries he had taught me to do through his music. The world was also struggling with its own adversaries. Parts of the world still saw everything in BLACK OR WHITE, but he preached that there was a shaded area of grey. It was at this time he made it his personal mission to HEAL THE WORLD. He configured his own army with an arsenal fully equipped with benevolent lyrics to destroy the world’s issues of war, poverty, and illness. No matter who he helped or what he did, his personal adversaries still haunted him. I feared that he would be GONE TOO SOON.

Thank you for trying to change hearts through your words and change minds through the ears, thank you for showing me a side of the world that I never knew and I would later help to preserve, thank you for being on the frontline of this societal war-you were never scared to intimidated because you were too DANGEROUS!

By the time I received his next present, both of our lives were in utter chaos. We were struggling to survive, fighting to stay afloat, and suffering from heartache at the same time. I can remember waking up every morning hoping that THIS TIME AROUND my day would be different-wishing my CHILDHOOD could be someone else's because it was too painful for me. I struggled and hurt so much...I had no peace, no home, no food, no smiles, no music, and no hope. It is one thing to listen to a gift...but you have to hear the gift...hear the message, and I couldn't hear the message because I was engulfed in despair. I found it hard to do the childish, fun-loving, and innocent things I used to do like laugh, dance, sing, and smile. As my world was deteriorating, I didn't know that his was too. He tried to save face and sing to make me SMILE, but I knew the life and innocence we had once knew long ago was HISTORY. We had been used, abused, and abandoned. I hated my situation, but I hated his adversaries for trying to crush his child like spirit. They had made him feel as if he was a STRANGER IN MOSCOW-and they had tried to make me feel like he was a stranger to me. I know he wanted to SCREAM and shout out, "THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT US," but he didn't. He maintained his composure and continued to entertain the world and console me with his soothing sounds and lyrical poetry. We still managed to COME TOGETHER but not as much because we were dealing with our own issues.

Thank you for telling me, "YOU ARE NOT ALONE," thank you for screaming for me when I could scream for myself, thank you for being a part of my HISTORY:PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE.

So many years had passed since I received his last gift. Had I known it would be his last gift to me, I would have treasured it more. Both of our lives had calmed down, much like the calm after the storm. We both discovered that our battles in this war of life had made us stronger and better people-and much to our adversaries disappointment-UNBREAKABLE. As I listened to the words of the lyrical guru, I could decipher when he wanted to CRY and when he was SPEECHLESS. Even though we were no longer THE LOST CHILDREN, he was still hurt by being THREATENED with no PRIVACY. It was like he was subject to a life sentence of guilt by the society's jury. Through all this, we still maintained our INVINCIBLE relationship. We had grown together, aged together, and our appearances altered-but the gifts of the music stayed the same. As I listen to his compilation of gifts today, I get BUTTERFLIES because I know his past did not dictate his future, much like me. He often said, "YOU ARE MY LIFE," but the truth is that he was one person that touched so many lives. He often said, "YOU ROCK MY WORLD," but the truth is he rocked all of our worlds.

Thank you for being inspiring, thank you for sharing your story through music in hopes to empower and uplift others, thank you for being INVINCIBLE.

My larger than life, lyrical genius, poetic story teller, and far away friend passed June 25th 2009-He met me as a three year old stranger and left his moon walking imprint on my heart today as a 24 year old woman. He is an icon, an immortal, and a legend. Even though we never met face to face or had one single conversation, we had millions of conversations through his music. We have grown, hurt, loved, suffered, persevered, and inspired others...together. I can't help but have a tear in my eye right now because future generations will never understand his impact on the world. Some people you can't forget because they are great...he is too great to be forgotten. Yes, you were GONE TOO SOON. I wish we could turn back the hands of time where we could forever be PYTs together. I wish there was a describe HOW YOU MAKE ME FEEL. I wish we could forever JAM together. I hope that we will meet one day-COME TOGETHER in heaven. I wish that HEAVEN CAN WAIT. I hope that everyone that your music touched still gets those BUTTERFLIES as I still do. I feel reassured to know that even if you weren't happy in this life, you will have a lifetime of happiness in heaven as you moonwalk across the sky. Your life was a VICTORY, and I will continue your legacy of music to my children.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for being OFF THE WALL, for being a BAD, DANGEROUS, INVINCIBLE THRILLER that has influenced my HISTORY: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE....

By: Stephanie B.

(Yes I free styled this sitting on my bed listening to all his albums and songs AND YES this was composed via Blackberry...)

Paula in Albuquerque   July 8th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

The older that Larry King gets, the RUDER he gets! Wouldn't you think that someone who makes his living interviewing people, would know enough to ALLOW his guests to ANSWER the questions posed?

He should retire...period.

Helen   July 8th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Was his life full of happiness and joy?
For a man who was still a little boy.

He was a child, who grew up so fast,
And now has become part of our past.

He sang his life journeys in his songs,
If you listen to the words, he did no wrong.

He had a heart full of love to share,
His kindness and generosity fills the air.

Although he had his share of pains,
He kept his faith and reached his fame.

The lies, the rumors, the truth, and the grief,
We should allow Michael Jackson to go in peace.

SJackson   July 8th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

I am tired of Dr. Klein. Clearly he is desperate for media attention. If all the journalists would AGREE to not have him on anymore he would go back into his hole. I am upset with him for being catty about the children. First and foremost, Michael Jackson was their LEGAL father. Second, these are children - stop toying with them. The only thing he is really adamant about is getting in front of the suspicion he gave Mike improper meds.

Nelly Segarra   July 8th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Please stop already! A sperm donor does not a father make. Did anyone hear that little girl's cry yesterday? No matter what our opinion of Michael Jackson is, those children knew him as "daddy". What possible good could come of this? Can we move on to something else and leave this family alone. Must there be such an emotional destruction of these children in their grief?

Bianca   July 8th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Michael, you will always be the Peter Pan of my heart!!I love you forever!

Terri   July 8th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Has anyone stopped to consider MJ's veins collapsed from SHOCK!

Carl   July 8th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Michael made me the person I am today. We love you Michael

Elaisha   July 8th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

thanks to the jackson family for sharing this moment.. Love you Michael

camille   July 8th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

I think enough has been said about Michael Jackson, time to put the
children first and stop this nonsense, they have lost their father.

Kristian   July 8th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

The world has lost an angel, but Heaven now has one more. Michael was a gift of to all of us - of music, talent, art, skill, but most of all, Love.

May God bless him and his courageous children.

In regards to paternity, I wholeheartedly believe Michael is the father. The debate is only over the oldest children. No one questions Michael fathering Blanket. So look at Blanket in regards to the other two, especially Prince. They're nearly identical. So either this doctor must be the father of all 3? Or then it should be extremely clear that Michael is the biological father of these precious children.

Shelly   July 8th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Who are "Blanket's" bio mother and father? Where did he come from?

wally from ohio   July 8th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

That Doctor Klein is lying and incompetent. Diprivan is not a narcotic.

Mike   July 8th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Why is Dr. Klein breaking patient-physician privacy/confidentiality by telling everything about Michael Jackson – isn't this unethical? Did Michael Jackson approve the release of his private/confidential/HIPPA protected health info?

Angela   July 8th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

I never can say goodbye no, no, no I never can say goodbye long for now.

Eagle   July 8th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

My sis and I used to make dance routines to MJ's songs growing up. I have so many gret memories because of him and his music, he impacted my life in so many ways. We all love him and miss him 🙂
God bless him and his family.-Eagle

Ruby   July 8th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

He left such a beautiful impact in the music world

Lynn   July 8th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Michael I am trying very hard to smile.It will become easier as time goes by.I was very supprised when I heard that was your fav song it is also one of mine.You were so much of my life.I like most of your fans will miss you until it is out time to leave this planet.I hope you get your well deserved peace.I know you will make sure your children will get thru this trying time and make you even prouder then you all ready are.Love Always

callie   July 8th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

i became a number one fan just by wathching him dance on tv.YOU ROCK MICHAEL WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!RIP PLEASE

Sandy   July 8th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Was Michael's body even IN the casket at Staples?

Deni   July 8th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

michael jackson gave us so much .California let him rest at NEVERLAND RANCH

jack   July 8th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

@Kathy of Sacremento...You seemed to have missed the bigger picture. This man's massive excesses, may cause a clamp down on people receiving pain medication. This should be a human right for adults , and we should have control over our bodies, not politicians or doctors. Because he chose to use outrageous amounts of so many strong drugs should not impact in any way on others. If a person has a bottle of drain cleaner ,and instead of using it properly to unstop the drain, and decides to drink it , do you tell the hardware salesman to only sell thimblefuls of it, or none at all to people that may have a legitimate use for the product? We need less government in our business not more. Tax the wealthy 3 per cent, and get a public option health care system will do far more for improving patient's health, instead of some dumb crusade against people who need pain medication. He was using an anesthetic, that is almost always administerd in hospital setting, along with enormous amounts of other strong meds . So how can you equate this with the use of pain medication, the way the vast majority of people use them. Get real. Sounds like you have been caught up on the MJ circus for the last 2 weeks that the news shows are showing instead of real news, like the need for a public option health care reform bill, and how your doctors and rich insurance companies are trying to bribe Congress to kill it. That will have far more impact on the average person;s life than some ban on medicines. Let Michael Jackson rest in peace and come out of your hypnosis , please.

Monique   July 8th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Michael, I love you so very much and to this day I still cannot believe that you have passed away. I loved your music, your moonwalk and your genuine heart. You were the kindest person I had ever known of, celebrity of course and the way you loved every person regardless of you knowing them and their situation you made it your duty and will to help them. Thank you Michael, Thank you so very much. R.I.P.

Debbie - chicago   July 8th, 2009 9:20 pm ET


I am disappointed that you invited Dr. Arnie Klein to your show. He claims to be the doctor and a friend of Michael Jackson, yet he appears to be another scavenger looking for his 15 minutes. Michael had to endure so much in life, can we not let him finally have peace.
If Mr. Klein was truly Michael’s friend, he would remember that MJ was survived by three children and would not want to be a party to any wild speculation that would further cause them pain. Perhaps now would be a good time to put tabloid journalism behind us, pull out and dust off some humanity and compassion and remember that there are children left behind who can still feel pain, confusion and degradation. Do we really want to be a party to that.

Carl   July 8th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

You want to see AMAZING? Youtube a Michael Jackson performance! Who's BAD?

jek   July 8th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Larry – I'm watching you interview Michael's dermatologist right now. Would you PLEASE let the doctor finish answering your questions before asking another one!!!!!!!!

Zen   July 8th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Dr. Klein has to navigate cautiously in this interview as there are several issues: ethics, doctor patient confidentiality, operating within and outside of his scope of practice and FDA issues. I will be surprised if he gives any concrete, specific answers.

Alison   July 8th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Prince Michael Jr does have the same features as Dr Arnold Klein, it would not surprise me if he was the biological father.

Denise Chambers   July 8th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

I don't understand why all the questions surrounding who fathered Michael's children, the bottom line is that he raised these children and they are his.

Natasha   July 8th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Larry, my husbands co-worker had a cousin who worked at Never land, we live all the way in Crane, Tx and this employee lost his son and Michael Jackson not even giving a second thought paid all the expenses for his son's funeral. Some individuals forget that Michael was a great person who had the purest soul, I have ever seen. He as genuine and so very special words can not express the magnitude of individuals that this one man helped. You don't have to be rich to be a genuinely helping individual. We all need to be more like Jesus.

Mary Eberhard   July 8th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

We will always remember you for your heart, soul and music...


Angela   July 8th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Michael you are truly loved. It's just terrible people waited until your passing to be true to themselves.

Raymond   July 8th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I enjoyed the stories and coverage on Michael Jackson. The memorial service yesterday was very nice and that is micheal would have wanted for a memorial.

Debbie S. Elliott   July 8th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

What a way to send you my idol and king of pop. Love and will miss up dearly.

Nya   July 8th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I love MJ he is the KING OF POP and he will forever be the KING OF POP MJ was me and my uncle's hero. I WILL ALAWAYS AND FOEVER MISS YOU!

amos   July 8th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

hi larry, is it ethical for a doctor to disclose patient records to public?

Eva   July 8th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

His glory will be greater than Elvis ever was. We love you MJ

Zeanab   July 8th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

I will miss MJ he was and always will be amazing.

Jeanie Miglis   July 8th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Michael Jackson was a uniter and peace maker. Let us admire him as an artist who may, in fact, have as much, if not more, of an impact in death as in life.

Amber   July 8th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

I really do appreciate the Jackson family. They did not have to do what they did yesterday. A death is something hard to deal with. They shared their brother with us during this emotional time. I still cry when they show Paris talking about her daddy. I really feel for the kids. a death isn't easy to deal with especially at a young age. I really respect Paris. She really touched me. I really loved how her aunt janet embraced her. I cried even harder. It's something about those two that just touched me.

Mara   July 8th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Michael was beautiful regardless if his skin was dark or light if his nose was big or small if he were skinny or fat...doesn't matter..people worldwide loved him and that's something no one can take won't ever matter what you report or what you dig up it will never change!!

roger wilson   July 8th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Thank you doctor for clearing up the skin problems...Mike wanted to be white...

..that skin problem...made him like that.....and the lupus
problems.....the hair problems....I really have a lot of respect for him dealing with these problems...the media....Mike is a brave man

Paula in Albuquerque   July 8th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

I had no idea that Michael had so many genuine health issues. How he must have suffered...yet, he smiled for all of us!

tammy   July 8th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Thanks to the Jackson family for sharing Michael with us until the end. May God bless!

Zana Wade   July 8th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

R.ii.P MJ;*

RitahRoggs (las Vegas)   July 8th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

am really concerned and annoyed with this "doctor'!!! ..where i come from in Africa we say, giving birth is not realy a task, the greatest task is bringing up the kids. up to now, though Mike left too soon , he was the mother n father to those kids. even watching the service is enough to tell you the kids were close to the dad and that Mike was a good Dad.wehn the girl , broke out, i felt it. poor kid. they will miss their Dad...thats all they knew ! so who is this Dermatologist to spoil n pollute the kids minds now??this is the wrong time to air that Larry!!!am not happy at all stop tormenting those kids. that doctor is just looking for publicity and that is the wrong place to start coz we all love to watch CNN. am so pissed off with that Doctor.

Paula in Albuquerque   July 8th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

When I was a kid, we called those so-called "plump lips", LIVER LIPS!

tyrosha   July 8th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

i love u mj. you are free now. no more sadness. RIP

MARIAN BURKE   July 8th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Would the doctor please comment on the effects of UV rays on people who suffer from lupus–my friend was severely scarred by sun lamp treatments years ago from a dermatologist who did not realize she had lupus–she had not yet been diagnosed. Would his lupus also be connected with his use of umbrellas when out in the daytime.


haley   July 8th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

i could not stop crying today i was so upset

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Zeanab   July 8th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

R.I.P Love you Michael Joseph Jackson. If you EVER WONDER why I love you it's because its HUMAN NATURE. May your kids live very peacefully trying to heal the world like you did.

Tyler   July 8th, 2009 9:28 pm ET


MJ's kids look just like Dr. Kline! I say he's the father!

Dana   July 8th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

MJ is gone. This isn't news, it's a tragedy. Let's let it alone.

Danny Thompson   July 8th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

I feel like I've lost a brother. Michael and I are only five days apart. I was born 8/24/1958-He was born 8/29/1958.

I wish I could have known Michael. He was so gentle, kind and giving of himself. I wished I could have been his best friend.

His family (the Jacksons) feel like my family- all of them ( Jackie to cute little Janet (Penny from "Good Times").

I remember back in 1968 or 1969 my older cousins (the Wades) took me and my sister Kiki skating a lot in Camden New Jersey, and one saturday night when we returned home my cousin Yvonne had her radio on in her 1968 red mustang.

I heard the Jackson Five for the first time on( WDAS a Philadelphia radio station). I was just amazed at the sound of these kids; especially Michael-that cute little kid that reminded me of myself.

But rest assure- as sure as there is a God in heaven, I will meet Michael one day sitting beside Jesus and we all be having a great time!

Leslie   July 8th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

I will allways love you Michael. R.I.P

Carl   July 8th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

He was my idol! I loved him

haley   July 8th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

i feel so bad for those kids and the family

Shelby67   July 8th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Thank you Dr. Klein!! About time people speak UP for Michael!

betty   July 8th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

I really have a hard time believing MJ had no girlfriend or boyfriend all these years.Their has to be someone!What are they hiding?All though i loved this entertainer but did he not love someone and someone love him?How lonely! Didnt his family see these big tanks!That is a very big family!

RHONDA J   July 8th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

I just wish for all the best for MJ's children. They seem like well grounded kids,Thanks to thier dad. I just hope that they will find all the love and support that they will need, after all they are no matter what people say Michael's Legacy.

wally from ohio   July 8th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

I hate to say it but that Doctor seems to be a little intoxicated or high and his eyes are awfully glassy and his speech is slurred. I hope the Attorney General adds him to his suspected doctors list.

DeeJ   July 8th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Thrilled to hear the Dr. confirm Michael's Vitilaigo. My Beautiful Grandmother also had Vitilaigo, and I always believed that the"white" skin Michael had was the same (non-caucasian) white, as I had witnessed with my "Nana." She once told me that the only treatment available to her was to eliminate her dark skin, leaving only the non pigmented skin. She chose not to do so, and remained the most beautiful, "patched" skinned woman of color I ever knew! RIP Michael, it certainly doesn't matter to God...if you're Black or White!

Cassandra   July 8th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Larry, You always get the best of the stories. I always trust you over any other CNN reporter, and evidently the Jacksons do to, because of all the CNN reporters, they only invited you to the memorial.

Christa Maloney   July 8th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Everyone should remember Michael Jackson for all the good things he did for others. I am going to keep MJ's memory alive, by donating to charity.

Cindi   July 8th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

The best way we can honor MJ is by doing what he did–by seeing everything, and everyone with our heart! It starts with us...

Paula in Albuquerque   July 8th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Why isn't King spending as much timeon whether the doctor is the biological father of those children? Why so many questions about medical procedures? King is milking this interview to the hilt!

Alina   July 8th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

With or with out surgeries he was the best. I understand that for an artist of his height you have to hide some things and create the mystery. and... so what, who doesn't?

will   July 8th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

i feel really bad about his death and thought his tribute was very fitting

Zen   July 8th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Best question for Larry: How many hours of training do physicians get on addiction in medical school?

Hiwot   July 8th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

We remember what MJ contributed to our lives and his legacy. We thank you MJ for what you gave to us and the world, the past, present and future. Rest in Peace MJ!!!!! And best luck for his family and kids!!!

jack   July 8th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

You guys are acting foolish , idolizing MJ on one hand, then flipping the coin and denigrating him on the other. Hey, I have an idea. Instead of becoming media zombies feeding like gluttons on this media frenzy, why don't you get a life? Michael was a talented person, but many talented people die each day and there is often not even a mention in the national news media. This has become a circus, which many of us appreciate Michael Jackson feel goes well beyond the pale in non stop media coverage. Let Michael Jackson rest in peace, and move on. There are countless other people in the world and events that are happening, snap out of it.

Deborah   July 8th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

RIP to the greatest entertainer that ever lived...I got my first standing ovation dancing to MJ's "scream" as a teenager...I will never forget MJ, his music will live on...

Ltn   July 8th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Michael Jackson was an example of a true King of Pop who cared about the people around him, blessed us with his gifted music, and brought us all together as one human race.

Allyson from Vancouver, BC   July 8th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I am crying with you, Paris. Godspeed, sweet Michael...amen.

S'Day Manley   July 8th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

MJ was a true legend who sadly the world took advantage of.

Maria   July 8th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

MJ was the most amazing entertainer ever & always will be. RiP.

Aeisha   July 8th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

My heart goes out to his childern and mother!Michael,you will forever are the king of pop and you will reman the king of pop for and my family love you with all our five 5year old deaughter adore you,"she said mama when i grew up i want to marry michael jackson"

wally from ohio   July 8th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I agree that Michael is one of the greatest dancers I've ever seen and its amazing that he was not formally trained. I think the "Dangerous" dance that he performed at the Grammys is a classic.

Hope   July 8th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

None of this is anyones business, how would you like to have someone that never knew you create skeletons in your closet and assume and gossip about what is not trueor twist things around? Enough with the negativity and mind your own business. Ask yourself what contribution have you provided or contributed to the world? Live and let live without judgments. Michael and his familly do not have to answer to anyone but themselves. The nanny, give me a break has no rights to the children, she was an employee. May his soul rest in peace...and his family live in peace...

haley   July 8th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

he always makes me smile to.micheal i love you and miss you

Celeste   July 8th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Michael, Resting in the arms of our precious Jesus! No harm now.

Linda D. Norton   July 8th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Goodnight, Sweet Prince. R.I.P.

Paula in Albuquerque   July 8th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I am grateful that Michael is beyond the reach of those who sought to exploit him...those who milk interviews concerning his private affairs, and his medical confidentialities...those who have accused and convicted him of improprieties with children...those who hate and envy, ofr fun and profit...those with nothing better to do than to make Michael's business, THEIR business, since they have no talents, interests, or lives...

Rest well, Sweet are safe from people like Larry King...

Susan   July 8th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I am really enjoying this interview with Dr. Klein...he is by far the most credible of medical personnel that Michael Jackson was ever exposed to!

His answers are candid and a Trauma/OR nurse, I can see exactly where the road MJ traveled and Dr. Klein appears to be one that chose not to contribute to MJ's delinquency with his addiction to surgical procedures!

Audrey   July 8th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

i am writing u from jamaica we here are so sad for the passing of MJ they can say all the bad things about him that wont stop us fr loving him he was a wonderful person in his own way we mis him dearly

Josée   July 8th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Thank you for the beautiful ceremony! my heart is with you all ! love from montreal .

Hope   July 8th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Michael was a person who's music changed us all.

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DeeJ   July 8th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Thrilled to hear Dr. Klein confirm that Michael Jackson's skin color was due to Vitilaigo! My Beautiful Grandmother also had severe Vitilaigo. She once told me that the only treatment she could have would eliminate her pigmented skin color, leaving only the white skin, which was a very "pasty" white color. I knew, once I saw the color of Michael's (non-caucasian) white skin, that he HAD in fact chosen to receive the treatment. My Nana remained the most beautiful "patched" woman of color I ever knew...until her passing. Michael no longer has to worry about Vitilaigo or anything else...because with God, it truly doesn't matter if you're Black or White! RIP and may God Bless the Jackson family.

Andrei   July 8th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Michael Jackson was a tragic genius.

Lisa   July 8th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Oh please anyone can look at Dr. Klein and see that Michaels oldest child Prince looks exactly like him. Who does this guy think he's kidding?

hanna   July 8th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

m.j r. i .p from ethiopia

wally from ohio   July 8th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

This doctor is ridiculous. He could easily just say no I didn't father those kids. He wants attention. No one is going to force him to take a DNA since he's not contesting Michael's parentage so he just wants to add himself to the controversy. Just another of Michael's so called friends who sees an opportunity to make money from the tabloids.


Debbie S. Elliott   July 8th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I will miss you dearly. MJ I have been crying for almost 3 days in a row. I am, distraught about the death of MJ. I was getting my car service and while sitting down and watching an update on Good Morning America I found my self crying. I know people was looking at me but it didn't make a difference. Who cares I certainly did not give a care. I have enjoyed all of MJ music. You are an icon and there will be no one like you. One thing about you is you can always be imitated but never duplicated. I will continue to keep your family in my prayer. I pray daily that your family look up to the heaven from whence your help comes from the Lord. God don't give us no more than we can bear. Keep christ in your life and God will make a way out of no way.

Love and Peace

Ethel   July 8th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I miss Michael so much.

Ravonda   July 8th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Al Sharptons message was so inspiring I was moved to tears.

Nayeem   July 8th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

RIP Michael Jackson, The King of Pop and the man with the golden heart. We will never forget you and thanks for the great memories you made for me and my family.

Mario   July 8th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Michael Jackson gave the world love, joy and happiness with his music. In return we made him feel like a freak by giving him constant pain and anguish that he did not want to bear. God bless you Michael and may your soul rest in heavenly peace. Thanks for the love and memories you gave us and thanks to your family for sharing you with the world.

gloria m   July 8th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

i like his songs now michaels songs will be live

Alina   July 8th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Entertainment won't be the same anymore, many can try but never get even close. That was a genius job.

Jack Decloe   July 8th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Is Dr. Klein breaching doctor/patient confidentiality with his revelations during tonight's program?

Mona Lisa   July 8th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Larry!! Stop talking over your guests when they are trying to answer questions!! You keep cutting them off whenever they try to finish their sentences!!!! LET THEM TALK!!!!

SJackson   July 8th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Michael's legacy is his MUSIC, DANCE, INNOVATION and HUMANITARIAN efforts – period. It is the media who insists on painting and perpetuating the negative. Like Rep. Jackson-Lee stated during the service in the United States you must be convicted of a crime in order to wear that moniker.

Let it go, let us love him, rejoice in his exceptional accomplishments.

Reiterating his brother Marlon's words "I hurt."

Pamela   July 8th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Let's all let the Jackson family have some peace, and also let MJ rest in peace.

Zoey   July 8th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Let MJ rest in Peace

Katherine   July 8th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Michael will truly be missed. He was the greatest entertainer of all!

Tessa McCall   July 8th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I am a white american and truly liked Michael Jackson and his music. I did not personally know him but everything I have read he was scammed by the family with whom he settled. Total tragedy to me that all he wanted to do was good and was ridiculed for it. That is our society so quick to judge. I have heard comments regarding his children being white – Whose business is it? What about all the people who adopt children from other countries. Honestly, its the day after he has been buried and aready the media is beginning their plunge to devour him once again when he is gone. So pathetic. I appreciate Larry King Live interviewing just the positive. For Michael Jacksons sake who loved children – Why doesnt the media for once consider his children.

lisa   July 8th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

hey larry whats up? i love Michael's children, they are wonderful!! R.I.P Michael Jackson

Sue   July 8th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Paris did a BEAUTIFUL job yesterday! Michael was an ANGEL.

Valerie P.   July 8th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Beautiful tribute for an eternally beautiful person.

kayla   July 8th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

i love the king of pop and always will in may it has been 3 years but i feel it has been like forever
im only 11 and i love him so much i dont know why god needed michael so much i wish he didnt have to go... my heart goes out to prince michael I paris and prince II *blanket* in the loss of the only parent they knew i love him and i was very sad after what paris said about him at the memorial that was very toughing and sad i hope that the children are NOT seprated they need to stay with each other and i hope debbie does not get them michaels wishes were katherine 1st them diana ross not debbie rowe i miss you michael and i will love you yesterday today and forever
love kayla (ME)

Angela C   July 8th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Michael is the father of his children. Why is this important? I find this to be so rude and disrespectful. Many people have fathered children biologically and they should not have! This is so upsetting to any of us who have been adopted or have not been able to have children through the traditional methods.

We need to think of those children and leave this alone. Nothing good could come of the media for doing this.

Pamela   July 8th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Let's all let the Jackson family have some peace and finally let this be over with. God Bless MJ's family and all my prayers are with them..

Sue   July 8th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Paris made her Dad proud yesterday. Michael was SO very SPECIAL.

Mildred   July 8th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

KING Michael.

He wasn't of the black/white/asian, latino race. He was of the human race.

Mara   July 8th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Jermaine should make an album. I loved his voice from hearing him sing yesterday. I think Janet should continue Michael's music. I think if anyone, she is the closes (music and performance) to what Mike was...

Matthew   July 8th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

A true legend has fallen before us all, but a legacy is left that will never fall. R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Nick   July 8th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

i honestly cannot help but feel an emptiness in the world now that MJ is gone.

Donna   July 8th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael's legacy is the love he brought to the world through his gifts and talents. When people think of him and his life, they should heed his words and try to heal the world and make it a better place.

angryjacksonfan   July 8th, 2009 9:46 pm ET


We watched your show today, as we do almost every day, and saw you interviewing Michael Jackson's dermatologist, Dr. Arnie Klein.

We were just wondering if it Dr. Klein talking about Michael Jackson's health and skin problems violates the patient-doctor privacy code. As far as I know a doctor cannot talk about their patients' health problems during and after their life due to violating the patient-doctor privacy code. Even if it isn't a violation, it is un-ethical to talk about your patient after their death.

Also, this doctor angers me due to the fact that only now he is backing up Michael Jackson about how he didn't want to be white and had vitiligo. Where was this doctor 10 years ago when everybody was saying that Michael wants to be white and thought he was lying about having vitiligo?

-Angry Jackson Fan

gloria m   July 8th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

i hpoe i can find him on future

Lynn Grace   July 8th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

We lost a very very talented entertainer and I feel that he got robbed of his life. Now his children have been robbed of a truly FANTASTIC – LOVING Father!

Unfortunately I think a lot of people are going to finally wake up and realize that Michael Jackson truly was a genuine man who truly loved kids and all the nasty things that were said about him – people may finally realize they were wrong to think he was anything other than a very loving person. He was different but there's nothing wrong with that.

So sad that now his three children have lost one of the BEST MEN that ever walked this earth! Truly sad.

Harriet Rusteau   July 8th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I think it is a sad day when people decide to exploit grief. I think everyone should lay off who is or isnt the Jackson children. Who cares anyway who fathered these children? It is more important to recognise how Michael loved his children. How grief stricken little Paris was, and how she let the world see her pain. Please leave this family to grieve in peace. Show some respect for the dead. Remember the good that Mr. Michael Jackson gave to the world. Rest in Peace Michael.

Alheri   July 8th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

It is unfurtunate that the media is already trying to mess up the lives of these innocent children the way it did their dad.

Carly E   July 8th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Grew up listening to him, THE KING on so many levels

Henry   July 8th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Larry, MJ leaves a legacy that will never be rivaled in the entertainment world. Let us all all hug the memories of this great icon.

Christine   July 8th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I wish we could have another chance with Michael, to tell him that we love him, we want him back!!! "O baby give me one more chance, I want you bacl!"..
May our musical angel be in peace for eternity!

Leslie   July 8th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

MJ will allways be on my heart. Let those kids with MJ mother

helen in Lake Mathews   July 8th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

God had a plan of balance: He gave Michael all of this talent and genius, yet gave him humility by life of abuse, medical problems, insomnia.

maybe as he went toward the light in passing, he felt that beautiful peace and love he always hungered for........

Lisa   July 8th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michaels true legacy and the one that really matters is his children

Kim   July 8th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

So many questions still unanswered about Michael's death, but let's remember his children and how much they loved their father and how much he loved them. That's all that matters.

chuznt   July 8th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I just hope that you or one of the CNN news crew members would consider Michael Jackson’s children’s lives that are being tugged and pulled at day in and day out. Everybody speaks of normal but forgetting that they can't even turn a TV on to watch a favorite show, especially Blanket who can’t even watch a cartoon here and there without seeing something on the TV finding out that the man they knew as Daddy, who raised them from infants, taught them the best he could and offered them no harm; are hearing all or these negative comments, and speculations that are frankly none of our business. Just because he was a star, and lived a hard life doesn't allow us the right to destroy whatever MJ built for his family.

Yes, the world suffered a loss and we watched a great entertainer be laid to rest. Now we need to leave it alone and let it rest. Those children will have a hard enough time in days and months, even years to come. So, instead of digging up the dirt or hammering on the rumors we need to protect them and embrace them…. not just his children but all children born of celebrities as well as just regular people, because when it comes down to it we all have one thing in common and that is What is good for the children? We must draw the line as to how far we can go. I think we should develop a rule that states children and private lives are off limits. Stop please!

Dianne   July 8th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I noticed that little prescious Paris had no tears but sounded as though she was crying when she told us of her love for her daddy . How does one cry without tears?

Donna Sheppard   July 8th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Knowing what we know about MJ's father (as witnessed by MJ's own words) is it such a good idea to have the children living with MJ's mother if MJ's father is in the same home? If he's not in the same home, I still wouldn't want my children near him even if he no longer abuses anyone . . . he just doesn't deserve to be around children period!

hanna   July 8th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

we ethiopian we love you m.j

Ryan   July 8th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Mr. Gordy said it best. Michael Jackson was the greatest entertainer of all time. Also, Michael Jackson will always be the father of those 3 kids no matter what a paternity test might say. A parent is a parent no matter what blood says.

R'Jae   July 8th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

There will never be another MICHAEL JACKSON!!!

Tamme   July 8th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

A Great Tribute to MJ-he would have been very honored of the people who cared so much about him.

Kim   July 8th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

MJ was a good father and I feel so bad for his kids. I wonder where was his family when he desperately needed help. I'm so sad that he's gone.

Paula in Albuquerque   July 8th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

And, I thought that MUCKRAKERS were a thing of the past! King is invited to sit with the Jackson family at the memorial service, but has this man on his show to bring into question the paternity of Michael's 2 oldest children!

Talk about no class! That, plus delving into Michael's medical conditions...which are CONFIDENTIAL, BY FEDERAL LAW...just show how LOW some people can stoop, regardless of whom it hurts.

I am 65 years old, and in my lifetime I NEVER met a gossipy, old woman, who was as pushy and nosy as King...

arisa   July 8th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Larry if you were the one who died and everyone was treating your kids this way how would you feel? PLEASE STOP! He was their "Daddy" The adults had sex babies were born. On every level, Michael was the father is the father! stop it .....

JOHNETTA   July 8th, 2009 9:49 pm ET


Nadine   July 8th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

RIP Michael Jackson – you are loved and will be missed by many. Your legacy shall live on forever and you will never be forgotten.

Thank you very much for all you have given to us and everything you have taught us.

You are loved today, tomorrow & forever!!!

Hope   July 8th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Paula in Albuquerque,
Perhaps he is clearing gossip, getting it from the horses mouth, instead of making up others have.

Mark Lorenz   July 8th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael Jackson's legacies are to illustrate two rules of modern American society.

It is wrong to be a pedophile, unless you are an entertainer with lots
of money for payouts to keep your victems mouth's shut.

It is wrong for pedophiles to be in close contact with children unless you are an entertainer and a celebrity, then you can buy children and hatch them in a test tube.

Also, If nobody liked Michael Jackson's music, he would be alive and well, in jail.

Susan   July 8th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael Was an Icon, He will live forever,
Michael was a good man, you have to beyond the outside of a person,
to really know them, Michael will live forever in our hearts.
He was a A child, without a childhood.
It is no one business how Michael lived.And in my book Michael never did any wrong to any children.
Michael was careing,.Loving,and giving.
I am 60 yrs. Big Elvis fan, And boy how people talked about him, I still love The King Of Rock-N- Roll, Just as I Love The King Of Pop.
Michael you are in my heart and in my prayers.

Always Be There
Susan Artiz

Anne Edwards   July 8th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

One day after a moving memorial and now his life is being picked over with questions over Michael Jacksons state of health and condition on his death. Much as this sort of reporting fills primetime news is it really in the public interest or indeed any of our concern? Three children have recently lost their father and more responsible reporting should be coming from CNN at a time of substantive bereavement. Michael was a very private man, and in death I believe that he would wish this is respected. Does it add anything of value to this man's life to pore over words of gossip and hearsay? No it does not. So please stop feeding voracious desires to continue the busy body culture that denies people the privacy which is a human right. Gazing from afar and engaging in futile discussions from the remote confines of a newsroom is neither edifying or required. What is required is to give this family closure and the opportunity to grieve without a reputation of one they have lost being spoiled by yet another guest wheeled on to answer questions they are ill qualified to answer. We all see through a dark glass dimly – leave it at that.

Letitia Katrice Hughes   July 8th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

May you Rest in peace Dear Micheal,

We will never truly know what you had to endure day in and day out. As a Black Woman dealing with Vitiligo, I can only imagine you having to deal with this diease in the public eye. I had been telling people for years that you had Vitiligo and most people didn't believe me after informing people that I have not been burned that I indeed have Vitiligo and trying to explain exactlly how this diease affects you physically, and emotionally. This diease is devastating to People with darker skin tones. Micheal dealt with his diease in a manor which he felt appropriate and I say he was a courageous individual.

Susie Niemann   July 8th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael Jackson was a gentle genius destroyed by "a few" in his quest for perfection

wally from ohio   July 8th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I agree that Judy Garland was one of our greatest entertainers but I think in terms of worldwide appeal, no one can match Michael Jackson and that probably has a lot to do with the tag of greatest entertainer ever. Michael was also an innovator and came up with things that had never been done before.

Meagan   July 8th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

who cares who made those children. they are beautiful. a product of MJ

Todd Brown, MD, PhD   July 8th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Dr Klein,

Does HIPAA die with the patient? Why are you on this show?

Julie Short   July 8th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michael Jackson's legacy should follow what he thought was most important to him – his family, his music, his fans. His family, first his wonderful children, are his legacy. Oh what a legacy they will be – thanks to his obviously marvelous parenting skills, and the rest of his seemingly very loving family.

His music – well, that should go without even having to say anything more... He was the greatest entertainer EVER.

Finally, his fans (and I have been one since he first appeared, and I was 14), are the very best in the World, and all over the World.

paul hamor   July 8th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Glad to see Dr. Klein who was a dermatology resident I UCLA in 1974 when I was a resident in internal medicine rotating in the dept. of dermatology. I worked with Dr. Klein in the clinic and assisted him during hair transplant. I am here now in Vegas doing internal medicine. Come in visit me when come to Vegas. How did you become MJ's dermatologist? Just curious.

wally from ohio   July 8th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Oooooh, now I see whats going on here. This doctor is in league with Debbie Rowe. This interview makes me want to puke!

Stacey   July 8th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Michael Jackson was a Master At His Craft.

Kate   July 8th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Even though I haven't been with Michael for long, I still know him enough to honor his talent and his passion for what he does.

charsha1   July 8th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

im proud to say he was part of my life growing up.. he was a part of my generation! God Bless him!

Joel   July 8th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Please, somebody tell the media to stop looking for a father to MJ,s kids. Don't hurt this kids feelings, they are hurting a lot already, let's not mess with this kids emotions. Michael is the father they have known and I think that should be it. I hope the kids are not the media next target.

kitty   July 8th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

the MJ coverage is getting more lurid by the moment. all these nut jobs coming out of the woodwork.

I feel sorry for his children; they are being exploited to add spectacle and profitability to their father's passing.

let this story go! let's focus on the criminal investigation and improper prescribing practices!

michelle   July 8th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

MJ and his kids deserve piece childrentgetting

Gina   July 8th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

MJ brought USA to the rest of the world through his music.

Alheri   July 8th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Gone too soon. Loved most in death

Tom   July 8th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Michaels legacy will never be clear until a real journalist looks at what transpired in 1993. When Michael was first accused there was no internet for people to search for information to make their own judgment. You had the press version and that was it. Now stories are emerging about the credibility of Evan Chandler and it's seriously starting to look like Michael was framed, set-up, extorted etc. When will a real journalist organization look at this? CNN Perhaps!

Joyce McDougald   July 8th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

I am a 70 year old woman...and I really didn't think much of Michael Jackson when he was alive other than he was a recording artist that my children liked. Funny, how after a person's passing you really take a hard look at them. Michael is the same age as my oldest son and today I listen to his music and it is wonderful...but most enduring is his love of his children and their love of their Daddy. I think about my son who is 50 and see and witness the love between he and his children (ages 13 and 15) and think what it must have been for Michael and his children. I don't care if they are biological or not nothing is purer than love. And I believe with all my heart he love his children and they loved him . May God Bless them all!

jack   July 8th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Beyond, a brief bigraphical mention on the news and then perhaps a respectful little story on the memorial service, what drives you guys to have this insatiable interest in every detail of Michael Jackson's life? Don't you guys ever get bored with covering one person almost continuously for weeks? I wonder how many of you will give that much attention and that continuous a devotion upon the death .of say , a friend you have actually known? I wish his spirit peace, but beyond that why the ceaseless disection of every aspect of his life. What did he do that deserves turning him into an idol? If you are that much interested in every nuance of his life, why not give the news back to important isssues that we may be able to do something about, and wait for some detailed biographies. Then you can read about him ceaselessly for years, if you like. Or is it you need to feel a part of the hysteria?

Theiya Herrin   July 8th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

I sincerely hope that MJ is at peace as he should be!!! God Bless!!

JJ Monroe   July 8th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Larry, you did a poor job questioning the dermatologist. Time and again he slipped out from under your questions.

courtney   July 8th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

My thoughts and prayers go out to the jackson family. It was a beautiful service. You don't realize what you've got til it's gone. Michael left us too soon. May he finally have peace.

Steve   July 8th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Dr. Klien needs to get sober himself it seems. The way he keeps looking to the upper right means he is lying.

Courtney Ewing   July 8th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

I loved MJ! I think Janet should get the kids.

Paula in Albuquerque   July 8th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

The litle boy who sang, yesterday, is next? Someone else that King can exploit ! Typical of him...

ctb   July 8th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Has anyone asked Miko Brando if HE is the biological father of Blanket Jackson?

Mitra McKinnon   July 8th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

I wish the media stops investigating who the biological father of these children are. Keep these kids out of this. Their legal father was Michael Jackson and by revealing anything else for the sake of your own benifit (sales & ratings) you are not doing service to anyone. Please Please Please leave these kids alone.

Katie   July 8th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

No one can deny Michael Jackson's contribution to the world. This was never more evident than the day that Michael had passed. My husband and I were in Detroit to watch an afternoon Tigers game. When returning to the hotel we heard the news. Later that evening we went to an Irish pub in Greek Town. As we entered the bar filled with men who were there since after the game, we heard the music of Michael Jackson blaring on the juke box. These grown white men were singing at the top of their lungs and dancing to the music. It was a celebration of the music that those of all ages and races can relate to. What a gift he was.

hawa   July 8th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Michael Jackson was an wonderful angel that cared so much about his fans and family his legacy will live on forever

jeannette   July 8th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

The Dr. Klein interview was a pleasant surprise. A+ to the doctor. You could have done two hours with him Larry.

Kathy in Iowa   July 8th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Well said Anne!! Let him rest in peace and leave his children alone!

Nya   July 8th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

MJ the KING OF POP he is and will be the KING OF POP forever and always and he was awesome and sweet and kind and i respect that he was me and my uncles hero and always will be i love MJ you will always think of you!

Paula in Albuquerque   July 8th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Sweet Michael...I shall look for you in the night-sky...

Lindsay   July 8th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

I can't believe Micheal is gone, the world will never be the same without him! Why did you have to leave us ❤
R.I.P Micheal Jackson

Beryl Jackson   July 8th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

I think that if Larry wants to know if Debi & Michael had sex, he should ask her off screen. That question is not newsworthy because I don't care if they had sex, whether or not Dr. Klein is the father of any of those children is also not my business nor do I want to know. Where is the line drawn between news and gossip. It would be like me asking someone else if Larry and his wife have sex.

I think those questions deal with the mess that Rev. Sharpton talked about rather than news. Please remember that the children have access to television and the media and these questions about who fathered them is a private matter and nothing they should learn about on the Larry King or any other show.

Claudette   July 8th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Larry i think u should consider the feelings of these kids and just leave it alone. They just lost their father for God sake.

Adrienne   July 8th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Dear Larry and Cnn, thank you for your unbiased reporting on Michael Jackson. Ever since he passed I have cried repeatedly because he was the first singer that I enjoyed and I felt I was losing a part of my childhood/teenage years. I never believed any of the controversial stuff. Michael was raised a certain way and shared beds his brothers and band members. Michael was a very loving person. That was made true in his music and in his humanitarian efforts.

I appreciated you having Dr. Klein. But one thing I don't think the kids should go to Debbie Rowe. They need to stay with the Jackson's. I firmly believe that this entire situation and comments made over the years will bring to light some of the mistakes that the Jackson's may have made when raising their children. Personally, I think Katherine is very loving and Michael indicated that he wanted his children to be raised Jehovah's Witnesses. Also remember the family has several aunts and uncles and tons of cousins. The kids will continue to learn all about their father and that's what they need to do. HE WAS A ICON OF THE 80'S AND WILL BE IN HISTORY BOOKS.

Thanks again Larry, and God Bless the Jackson family.


Kim   July 8th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Stop with the pedophile bull crap. The Chandlers who are cons lied. There was no evidence. Plus the Chandlers were known for filing false lawsuits. For Jason Francia he's all over myspace happy, hmm I wonder why..because he lied onMJ. It looks like he blew through all the money that was given to him.

Keith   July 8th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

It was very obivious to everyone that saw the service the LOVE and pain on the faces of MJ children! I feel that he was a not only a great person in life, but much more he was agreat father who truley loved hes children.

Hope   July 8th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Diane comment at 9:48pm

Are you and idiot? How does a child cry without tear...are you kidding me? Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me? Seriously.

Lisa In Jamaica W. I.   July 8th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

I fell in love with Michael's music in the 1980's and followed his music and life up until his passing. His music and dancing brought me so much joy. He entertained us with his every move, he allowed so many of us to fall in love with his music and with our partners. He made so many of us to find ourselves and to find love through his masterful means of entertainment. I am really going to miss him but I will always cherish his music and hold dear all the memories that were created though his music. The world has lost a treasure that only comes along once in a life time. May his family and friends along with the entire world find solace in the fact that he gave us his all so that we may remember him as a giver not a fighter.
As he once said " we are here to create souls that become invincible"

Aaegie, Toronto, Canada   July 8th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Larry your interview with DR. Klein is all tabloid. Is there a conspiracy to damage Michael Jackson's legacy, he is dead, please live him alone, let him rest in peace.

Peggy   July 8th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Michael was a wonderful person, I just want everyone to leave the children alone and let them mourn and go on with their lives. They are Jacksons and let them be.

Stacy   July 8th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Shaheen was incredible. Just amazing. And Michael? How I will miss him. I first heard him from my mom with the Jackson 5, then the Jacksons, and then "Off The Wall" but I was 9 years old when "THRILLER" came out, and I was just absolutely swept away in his magic. I watched Motown 25, and remember seeing that performance with my mother and being absolutely blown away. I watch my 4 year old son try and moonwalk now, and I love that my children love his music. He will truly be missed.

And GO, Shaheen! You're amazing!

Heather Ann   July 8th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

My little pink thriller pillow and life size poster was as close as I ever got to you. Being scared listening to the man laughing at the end of Thriller my pink pillow always made me feel safe. That's what you did, you made children feel loved and safe. Shame on those who misunderstood what you were trying to say. Well I understood you as did all your fans and those who truly loved you. I love you and always wished I could have met you but one day in heavens gates I will be able to finally meet you in person. So continue to moon walk with the angels while smiling down upon your children, family, friends and fans t onillce again we all meet someday again. Love you

Walter from Rhode Island   July 8th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

MJ was and will always be "The Best Entertainer of all times" Thank you for your music ! God rest your soul.

Mara   July 8th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Amen Kim you tell em...

Debra   July 8th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

I believe that Michael's greatest legacy will be that he was a person. A person 1st. Not a performer. He was a gentle, soft spken and sensitive man. He had been bullied his entire life. 1st by his parents and then by the media. He was not a king. He was not subhuman. He was just a good man. A poet. An artist. Possibly the best in my lifetime. But most importantly just a man. I am still so sad about his death. RIP Mike. I hope I get to meet you some day. Not as a king. But just a good and finally peaceful soul.

Samira   July 8th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

I dream bigger because of Michael. I always saw a kind, pure and loving person, despite what the media try to shove down my throat. I always had and will always have nothing but the kindest feelings for Michael in my heart. May Allah bless you Michael. And may you be in heaven smilling down at those you loved you. 🙂

Eddie   July 8th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Michael Will never be replace I am glad his mother has his children with her. All prayers go to them

Carole Valpone   July 8th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Shaheen Jafargholi is a lovely boy with a beautiful voice. You do Michael Jackson proud little boy. Somebody better sign this young man.

franzua   July 8th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

I only wish he could have seen how loved he was. yesterday i think the world realized how much he really impacted the lives of generations. it's a shame we only give credit after his death... long live the king of Pop!!

mag   July 8th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

The interview with Dr. Klien was by far the most intelligent, responsible and informative interview I have heard – on Michael Jackson and the events of the past two weeks.

Jazmin I.   July 8th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

It seemed like Dr. Arnie Klein was amazingly, and very unexpectedly HONEST. It blew me off-guard, actually. I may be the only one to think so, however.

JAN   July 8th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

The problem that I am having is this....everyone thinks that Michael Jackson's wishes should be honored when it comes to the white executives of the will; but when it comes to the children (who are white) then it does not matter that he wants them to be with his mother suddenly Debbie Rowe is the mother and they should be with her. Think about this...make sure that white folk control the fortune but not his children. His wishes should be honored....simply that and nothing more.

Bill   July 8th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

I think the lesson that has to be learned here is that every thing is not as it appears Only his family and children and people he worked with really knew M.J But i think what we can also learn is to not be afraid to act kind and respectful to each other .kindness is not weakness and in this world it is seen as that and it pulls humanity apart slowly like a cancer This is what i think his legacy is kindness and care for others not just his great musical talents Now i feel for his family and children for there loss ,is so much greater than ours ,God speed to Heaven Mike, you deserve it, and God Bless your family we are all borrowed to each other from God and then he takes us back . thanks for the great memories of your talents which were God given!

sheri   July 8th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

I beg of the doctor to please clear up this mess regarding the statement he made on GMA. It will die with a yes or a no. Its beginning to turn into a circus. He said himself that Micheal should be buried now to end the drama

Carol   July 8th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

Please stop with the media attention on Micheal's children and private life. Do you people have any idea what this is doing to them? It is very clear Michael loved his children and that he wanted the best for them. It is also clear that the children need to be protected from the media because you guys just won't stop.

I am getting to the point of anger with the media coverage on Michaels private life, especially from CNN...I expect this from Fox News not CNN so please stop this media circus and let Michael's private life stay private for the sake of the children stand up and be the first to stop and let it go.

aileen Broman   July 8th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

I think MJ was put to rest at Forest Lawn on Monday. The news said the family was there and shot pictures of a car with his daughter crying.

Christina   July 8th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

I don't even know how to begin this. After I watched yesterday's memorial service for Michael......he was finally humanized. Nobody has ever focused on the fact that this man was a single father and to me those children look healthy, well-mannered and taken care of. I don't believe the accusations that were made against him at all. And now the news is trying to destroy him even after he is gone, by asking if Prince and Paris are really his kids. Come on people, leave this man alone and move on. I grew up to his music and that is what I will always remember about him. RIP Michael! Nobody can hurt you anymore. We love you!!!

ADRIAN CASILLAS   July 8th, 2009 10:02 pm ET


Lindsay   July 8th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

Bye Micheal, we will miss you terribly missed.

Gayii   July 8th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

Michael-you were the greatest. Most people didn't understand you.
Now they do- I guess.

silvia   July 8th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

BRAVO Larry on tonight's show. i was glued to the tv when you interviewed Dr. Klein! I thought he was very well-articulate, honest and I absolutely agree with him when he says these kids are brilliant, get them someone who can know how to educate them especially during their teenage years. I have no doubt this doctor is the biological father (Im sorry for saying that!) but the resemblance with prince Michael is striking, but i agree with him that THATS not the issue.
These kids are smart, well-behaved and they should continue down that path and be excellent and not be exploited by Joe Jackson or one of the jackson brothers or sisters who wants to earn a buck or two from them. I can see them selling pictures and stories to tabloids in the future, who knows.
Again, great interview Larry! Dr.Klein: Great words about Michael!
and I hope Debbie fights for kids and gets some visitation rights so that they can continue to see Dr Klein and other friends who the Jackson family dont know.
katherine Jackson is great but can be controlled by Joe and the rest of the clan. get those kids out of that circus. I hope the judge does the right thing!

samantha   July 8th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

I hope that Michael's legacy will be his music, his videos, his humanitarian work, & hopefully, bringing light & attention to the fact that there are so many doctors out there who are basically drug dealers with a license. Michael & so many others could still be here with us if doctors would be responsible and there was more accountablility in the medical profession. Michael's death is extraordinarily heart breaking but I hope that some good comes from it so that other people do not die needlessly!

Susan   July 8th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

This quack Klein is a piece of work. How DARE he comment on the Jackson family ("he'll see the children if invited"). After he insults the family, dancing around a ridiculous question about paternity and is being investigated for the drug abuse of Michael Jackson. This criminal has his own agenda, including saving his own you-know-what.

And stop this Grace-the-Nann-as-mother bit. Children outgrow nanny's when they are six years old. Nanny's are not a surrogate mother. The difference between the Jackson children under their relatives care is night and day. Well groomed, age appropirate. Stop this madness with crack-pot, guilty as "perscribed" doctors that ruined this man's looks and added to his lack of self esteem.

Joeetta rounds   July 8th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

If Michael jackson is not the father, can michael's family sue dr. Klein and Debbie Rowe for deformation of character.

OLA AJAYI   July 8th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

I wish people will live Michael Jackson alone at this time. The kids are blessed with loving father and is so depressing to imagine how damaging it is for people to dig into whether MJ is their Dad. Is no body's business period.

Daisy In Jamaica W. I.   July 8th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

M. J. Was truly the eight wonder of the world, one of Gods finest creations. You will be missed but rememberd always with a smile.
R. I. P. My friend.

Connie Ashford Bradenton, FL   July 8th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

Re guest Dr Klein- He appeared to be impaired.
Beyond that- why on earth are you implying a possibility of paternity?
With all due respect- it is beyond rediculous.
As a registered nurse I am appalled at Doctors who forego all
responsibility of things they are told in confidence by either a patient
or friend for their moment in the spot light. Perhaps you should do a
show on HIPPA laws.

Peggy   July 8th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

I wanted to add that during the memorial which was beautiful that I was choked up but what really flooded my face with tears was when Michael's precious daughter Paris stood there to say how much she loved her dad. Tears came down like niagara falls. So I hope people would just leave those precious children alone, they are going through enough already We will always love the great Michael Jackson forever I still can't believe he's gone I'm still waiting to wake up from this nightmare. Rest in Peace Michael and God Bless your beautiful children and your family.

Gloria in Austin   July 8th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

Larry, I've watched you many years but your interviewing skills continue to FRUSTRATE me! You alway interrupt your guests before they can complete the response to your questions. Your probing of Michael's personal business was very disturbing!

WHY ask about paternity? Whether the children were of Michael's blood or not is NONE OF THE PUBLIC'S BUSINESS! Michael raised the children as their father and it was obvious how much they were loved and treated lovingly by their father, Michael Jackson. LEAVE the paternity issue alone and let MJ rest in peace!! After showing such compassion and being moved at his memorial Larry, you did a 360 degree turn and morphed into a probing, gossipy journalist.!

Hope   July 8th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

Paula in Albuquerque,

You are 65, take your meds now and go to bed, after living for such a period of time you obviously have gained no wisdom in this lifetime. You speak of gossipers, perhaps you should look at yourself in the mirror...

Gary Chandler in Canada   July 8th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

Here's the thing. At the last G 20 Summit, they said the 'involvement of the emerging Nations would be [required] for Global economic recovery'.
That is a lot of good TALK, and they will Talk for the next 30 years.
ALL THEY have to do is GO BACK 30 years to the people who started the Fair Trade movement.
Ask THEM what they saw coming. HIRE them to set World Trading policies!
It is time to STOP chasing cheap labour!

Xiang   July 8th, 2009 10:09 pm ET


I really thought MJ had touched your soul through Neverland, through his family and friends, and through the memorial. But what the hell is happening now by having that doctor on your show?! Has every land of media been sunken to the tabloid? Your newly gained respect has just been teared apart. You now looked not much different than the tabloid with the sick curiosity of human being. Does anyone's fame and wealth has to be built by stamping onto the others, especially onto the dead and the children?

lisa   July 8th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

Michael's legacy? His music, his generous heart and his children.

Steve   July 8th, 2009 10:11 pm ET

Micheal's kids I agree are off limits...but they are social misfits, having only been seen wearing masks and disguises, being home-schooled living with a recluse. They MUST get out now or they will become the worlds next "freaks"

Garito Cledanor   July 8th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

Michael Jackson was an universal artist. We discover through his songs the love, the faith to survive , the charity and his passion to see the nations drop their weapons to make our beautiful land much better that God gaves us to live. Even kids who wasn 't born when Michael was performing love his songs and his performance on stage.

Nicholas Lee In Jamaica W. I. 9 years old   July 8th, 2009 10:13 pm ET

Michael you were the pop king, but now we have lost you. You will always live in our hearts. We will always love you michael

frances bunnicelli   July 8th, 2009 10:14 pm ET


Patricia   July 8th, 2009 10:17 pm ET

Hi, Larry, I think Grace " The baby Sitter" should stay with Michael Children, Dr Arnold Klein,,"What a friend,????? With that tye of friends s why Michael should worry about enemies " He never cares about Michael, He just wants attention" "La toya Jackson, what a shame, she never should talked bad about Michael" Her brother"
Michael, if the world exist more people like Michael, this world should be a better place to live... R.I.P Michael.....tons of love for your kids... Gad always be with them ;0)

Denise   July 8th, 2009 10:17 pm ET

Where was all of the celebrities, did the family only invite who they wanted to outside of the fans? most of these celebrities grew up with Michael Jackson, and claimed that they loved him, so where were they, they should have been there to pay their respect, especially Diana Ross, and Elizabeth Taylor, there is no excuse, they should have all been there!!

mary   July 8th, 2009 10:18 pm ET

Michael Jackson 1954-forever . His legacy: 1) His artistry- the biggest artist of all times 2) His humanity

Diane Johnson   July 8th, 2009 10:18 pm ET

I remember being 12 years old and finding a door in Madison Square Garden that led to the backstage entrance. My sister and friends all ran through and that's when we saw the Jackson 5 get out of their limousines. I remember saying Hi to Michael and as he walked over to sayHello to me, the bodygaurds came rushed him out the same time the security guards caught us. I'm just sad he's gone and extend my love to his family. He always said he wanted to be the greatest entertainer there ever was and he achieved this with his life, and has also motivated me in his death to live my life to its fullest potential and hopefully to teach my children to do the same. Another Angel Gone. God Bless.

Xiang   July 8th, 2009 10:20 pm ET

Why all the people who are sucking the blood from the good, the kind, the pure, the weak, the dead, and the children can sleep very well at night, but the man with the gentle heart that hurt no one and helped countless ones had trouble sleeping? What really is human nature? Whose hands this world is really in? I found it really hard to breath.

Kim   July 8th, 2009 10:23 pm ET

Thank you. I highly suspected Dr. Klein, but now I have a whole other opinion. I felt he was a very honest and caring person on your show tonight. He also brought light to some little things about Michael that I am sure were of interest to many. Thanks again.

Doreen   July 8th, 2009 10:23 pm ET

As you uncover the truth and eradicate the falsehoods, thank you Larry King for conducting respectful reporting and personal interviews surrounding the life and tragic passing of Michael Jackson who means so much to so many around the world.

David Baillie   July 8th, 2009 10:24 pm ET

I watched your interview with Dr.Klein and thought that this was the most informative interview about MJ yet. The more that our family sees interviews with Michaels actual friends, people without an agenda, the more we realize that he was family orientated and a decent person. Michael lived in a bubble and couldn't escape from the press and public, a life we wouldn't wish on anyone.

Thank you Larry for an impartial interview and continued coverage.

Jan   July 8th, 2009 10:25 pm ET

Wondering why all media is "hush hush" about feedback or responses from viewers about Rep. Peter King of NY comment calling MJ a pervert? My views are of this. If this is the agenda of our leaders in state to mock celebrities, it explains a lot. We as citizens are living with a poor economy, questionable fuel prices, and more. Peter King is paving the way for these issues to fall out underneath us. This is proof that select leaders should not have a seat, at least in office. LOL
Why is Peter King intending on calling Jackson slanderous words, focusing on fighting the humanitarian award for MJ, and spending tax payers money to do so with a smile? Meanwhile, while we all suffer with high gas prices, failing economy, and no medical structure as a country that is supposed to be setting an example for other countries?
Are leaders, officials, and seat members are leading us straight to being a poor country with obvious disregard for priorities and respect

Jan   July 8th, 2009 10:26 pm ET














Michele   July 8th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

People need to be buried in proper places. Can you imagine if everyone just started burying family in their own backyard? Celebrity or not, we are all bound by the same laws. If you saw the interview Larry did with Jermaine Jackson, he let it slip that they wanted to bury MJ by the train station in Neverland.

To CNN, it's time to move on with your news coverage. You say you're the most trusted name in news, well show it. I mean there are other news stories- Iran, North Korea, Sotomayor, etc.... I have actually had to tune in to FOX News because you only cover Michael Jackson. Have you changed your name to TMZ and not said anything??

lis   July 8th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

I believe that the casket at the staple center was empty and that he was biried that am that is why they had a privet serice before stpele center a lady said at forest lawn that his body would not be returing WELL OF COURSE NOT HAS IT NEVER LEFT FOREST LAWN.

Emilia   July 8th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

i love Michael Jackson so much know i miss him so much that i never meet him or never been to his concert never know he is gone

larry Michael Jackson Music heals me for years and years i remember cause somedays i feel sick somedays i feel o.k there is bad days larry i have learning disablility and i love to tell my story who i'm in this world and i'm very smart in my heart cause i can't stop writting songs i'm at my number of songs of book 118 and i can't stop

also too i love to have some frames people to help me out cause i wrote song for the whole world and for all the people the song call: NEVER GOTTEN and i love to share it so let me know

Lillie   July 8th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

I watch your show tonite as i always do.My thought is the doctor is hiding something,he knows more than what he is saying.As for Debbie i believe that she and the doctor are working together on trying to get whatever money they can get their stickey hans on. She don't want those kids she has said that in her own words. If you think Micheals mother is to old to handle the kids ,then placed them in one of their aunts care. I don't believe that Micheal father would harm,or hurt those kids he have learned from the past with his kids.How would you feel if this were your family member and all you could here is neg. reports? Give this family some real greiving time. Let them have some time to process all of this.

Natalie   July 8th, 2009 10:29 pm ET

I wish the media/reporters would leave michael's kids alone. It doesn't matter who their biological father is. What matters is that they had a father who loved them and who they love. Please leave it alone and leave the kids alone. They just lost their father for crying out loud and they are hurting, the last thing they want to hear is people questioning and debating who their father is. Don't you all have kids? Enough!!

Elenda Lowe-Grant   July 8th, 2009 10:36 pm ET

I just heard a comment from Arnold Klein (Michael's dermatologist). The comment that upset me was when he questioned Mrs. Jackson's ability to continue raising Michael's kids due to her age and they being young adolescents. WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!! More than half of America's children are being raised by grandparents due to irresponible YOUNG able bodied adults!!!!! Where would half of these children be if the grandparents didn't take them in. Oh yeah, foster care a great program!!! (In the words of Dr. Phil, "How's that working for us") I think the children would benefit from old-school home raising. Obviously Mrs. Jackson has proved she could raise a family her children are all lovely. All of the Jackson family showed so much class and dignity at the memorial services during this difficult time. My last comment would be at least we would't have to worry about the children being sold again. If you were truly wanting to make Michael a father then it would have been a gift...... I didn't charge my husband for our two children!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! May God cotinue to Bless and Keep the Jackson Family. RIP MIchael I love you!!!!!

Martha Ferguson   July 8th, 2009 10:36 pm ET

I hope Dr. Klein learns to keep his mouth SHUT and tries to live by the doctor/patient confidentiality rules. What kind of doctor is he who goes on TV to hog the spotlight about MJ and any conversations OR procedures he may have been a party to. If the first person he called at the time of MJ's death was Debbie Rowe, my suspicions are automatically aroused! If he was such a close friend of MJ's, he knows that Michael didn't want her to have anything to do with his children. I think Dr. Klein and Debbie Rowe are in cohoots to get their hands on the MONEY, NOT THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE KIDS!! Katherine Jackson may be old by your standards, but she can do just like Michael - hire a nanny and oversee their care. They belong with her - their grandmother - not some greedy conniving woman with NO MATERNAL INSTINCTS!!!

Maria Brown, MD   July 8th, 2009 10:37 pm ET

Mr. King: I am very disappointed that you would interview a physician of Michael Jackson less than 2 weeks after his death. I am even more disappointed that he would agree to be interviewed. The entire interview was a HIPAA violation and most irreverently addressed some of the most intimate details of Mr. Jackson's life. While Dr. Klein several times mentioned that he would like the "drama" around Mr. Jackson's life to end, he continued to write and read this script over and over tonight. He also ironically spoke negatively of "so many doctors"–perhaps he should take a look at the man in the mirror.
I expect more from your show Mr. King.

Darlene   July 8th, 2009 10:38 pm ET

What difference does it make
who the bio dad is? My biodad is not listed
on my birth certificate. At least those children birth
certificates has Michael Jackson listed as their father.
If those children want to find out what who and where
then it is there business to find out Not the media's.
What happened to all the speeches to protect children?
The media is doing more harm than good for these children.
Could this be a revenge tactic? You can't harm Michael Jackson
anymore so why is everyone want to go after his children. Michael Jackson's song should be renamed "Leave them alone".

Pooya   July 8th, 2009 10:39 pm ET

I think it is a shame to play with those poor Michael's Kids regarding their father and who their biological father is. This is just unethical to play with the kids emotions for money (to attract people to see your show)
Also for God's sake, is there anything else happening in the world, surge in Afganistan, president oversees trip, G8, Henduras president to be removed by Army, New supreme court judge, Palin resigmnation to name a few

Darrin "The Vent King"   July 8th, 2009 10:41 pm ET

Ode to Michael Jackson: "The Best That Ever Did It"

His human nature so kind,
I'll be there to listen whenever he's played,
Still a state of shock to my mind,
Remembering the times of joy he gave

I'll miss the music Michael and I can't help it,
For you always made us want to get on the floor,
Your talent was off the wall and I felt it
Blame it on the boogie I guess cause still I want more

It's unreal, the way you made us feel,
You were a thriller of a dancing machine,
Watching you shake your body down to the ground was surreal,
Still clapping at the Motown 25 performance of Billy Jean

It is simple as ABC, you were the best that ever did it,
We are the world that witness the gift you displayed so well,
Say, say, say what you want, but the feeling he gave was the realest,
Your fans miss you, forever taking up residence at Heartbreak Hotel

"MJ 4 Life..."

Jennifer   July 8th, 2009 10:43 pm ET

I find Dr. Klein and his answers a bit shady..if he is not the father why did he call Debbie Rowe immediately and tell her to step in with the kids..why is it any of his business?
I also think the media is covering for the Jackson family on his burial...since when wouldnt there be 50 helicopters following that coffin yesterday...normally pap is EVERYWHERE and would not let the coffin out of its sight...none of this nobody knows where the body is adds up to me at all!! They know when celebs go to the bathroom much less where MJ's coffin is!!

Regina   July 8th, 2009 10:44 pm ET

I do not pretend to know Dr. Arnie Klein. Having said that, WAS HE HIGH or does he routinely speak with increasing slurring of his words? Also, he seemed to speak about strange history incidents that had nothing whatsoever to do with Mr. King's questions By the way, I am a dermatological nurse and I feel like there were a lot of inconsistencies with the way he treats patients as opposed to other Dermatologists'. I am not a doctor, I'm just saying????

Elizabeth Stephens   July 8th, 2009 10:46 pm ET

Larry, Larry, Larry, Larry. I am one of your biggest fans. But why oh why don't you STEP UP and defend Katherine Jackson when people bring up her AGE and her capability to carryout Michael's wishes in regards to his young children? YOU of all people should be able to defend her on THIS topic. No offense Larry. P.S. I love all of what you are doing for the Jackson family. I believe we all put in exactly the right place at the right times to carry out our life service. You are definately fulfilling your role. Speak up Larry! Peace. . .

alex stefanowitz   July 8th, 2009 10:47 pm ET

Mr. Larry King,Would like to appear on your show to ask why didint all michael jacksons friends didint show up in court to defend him while the trial was going on.if they would of all supported him their would of been a major difference and he wouldnt go down the road he did. i dont get it

diane   July 8th, 2009 11:01 pm ET

Thanks for the interview with Dr. Klein tonight, he answered so many questions that had been raised on MJ's health. He eloquently explained his battle with vitiligo and lupus, the ongoing complications of the Pepsi commercial scalp burning and pain medication. Now I understand why he used umbrellas, hats and was covered in the sun. His interview helped me understand how easily it would be to abuse pain killers over a length of time if someone had a low pain tolerance.
I wish Dr. Klein the best of luck in changing the medical industry to end prescription drug abuse.

Squig2   July 8th, 2009 11:04 pm ET

Regarding Larry's interview tonight with Dr. Arnie Klein....two things bothered me. The first was how often and how consistently Larry would interrupt and throw in another question before Klein could give him a complete answer. I found it very irritating. The second was how he kept pressing the man for a response on whether he was the biological father even after he saw how uncomfortable the man was about that issue.
In fact, I realized tonight particularly, how infuriatingly irritating Larry's interruptions are.

Debrann Palmer   July 8th, 2009 11:05 pm ET

I would like to comment about the negativity and the double standards concerning Michael Jackson. All of us make wrong choices at some point in our lives and it is not fair to his family especially his children to be dragging his name through the mud. Lets not forget the other entertainers that passed away: Elvis Priesley, Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Cash, Heath Ledger, and Anna Nicole Smith. They are upheld as great contributors to our music and entertainment history and rightfully so is Michael. Lets have more consideration for his children that just lost their "daddy."

Tessa McCall   July 8th, 2009 11:06 pm ET

Thank you Larry King Live for being gracious and compassionate about Michael Jackson and having on your show people who knew him instead of the other stations (ieNancy Grace and Bill O' Reilly) who just make their money on speculating and ridiculing a person they did not have the honor of getting to know. I am white and sad that Michael Jackson is gone.

Amy   July 8th, 2009 11:08 pm ET

Thank you Larry for all of the Great coverage of Michael Jackson over the past couple weeks. I can tell you really cared for Michael and the family. It was a beutiful service yesterday. They were wrong about it being a "circus". I am glad I stayed home because I cried like a baby!

Paris was so touching! Latoya and Janet were so loving in stroking her hair and comforting her! The children will be in great hands with Katheryn and all the Jacksons. Thanks Jackson family for the beutiful memorial service. I will never forget Jermaine singing "SMILE" , Michael would be proud!

carol ann   July 8th, 2009 11:12 pm ET

MJ was a great entertainer and very smart. The Memorial service was very touching. He will be sadly missed.

joan wright   July 8th, 2009 11:14 pm ET

Mr King...I have been a long time listener of your show..i have admired you and separated you from the others in a positive way.I have always held you above the other Talk Show Host.s..however,tonight,July 08,2009...I was extremely disappointed the way you kept on asking Dr Kline if he was the father of Michael Jackson's children....Mr King why are you going there..its time the media leave these innocents kids alone.I am a parent,and so are you...would you want your kids to be in this position...I am sure NOT...yesterday,you were invited to the Memorial Service,and you spoke so highly/fondly of Michael..what happened overnite....I have had enough of this TRASH,and will not be wasting my precious time watching CCN,until they rise above the other Quick to judge Talk Shows.Michael Jackson was about LOVING and CARING for matter race/colour/nationality...didnt we learn anything yesterday...we need to care about each other,to make it a BETTER world....Al Sharpton message was straightforward and to the point,which you endorsed....but I guess that was yesterday and today is today...we the public are getting soooooooooo tired of the unbalanced negativity with regard to one of the MOST GIVING person that ever walked on this earth....The Guiness Book of Records acknowledge Michael for his giving..we should let him rest in peace...thanks for your time...

Ashley Bowers   July 8th, 2009 11:15 pm ET

Michael Jackson was one of my heroes. He was the best part of my childhood. I am so grateful to have been born when he was alive. Even though I am only 16, I feel as though I love him just as much as anyone older than me. I have been crying for days and I still can't believe he is gone. I know he is in a happier place and I look forward to the day I will get to meet him. I will never forget him. His Legacy will truely live on forever. God bless his family and especially his three beautiful children. My heart goes out to those kids.

shawn   July 8th, 2009 11:20 pm ET

It was so sad that he is not here to see all the love but we all know he is here watching over his children.We love him so much. My prayers are with his family and children It was inspirational.The kind and loving words of smokey usher and brooke We will miss him. the lights are out.Welost our light I miss him Love Shawn

sandra   July 8th, 2009 11:20 pm ET

I was deeply saddened by the passing of Michael Jackson. His love for humanity transcended into his music which deeply affected the whole world. When I heard of his passing it felt like a part of my family had died. His love for others and to be loved by others was his sole purpose in life. his music was his way of communicating his love on an international basis. He succeeded!!!! Michael you were a gifted and special person and may you rock the heavens as you did on earth. Rest in peace, Michael. You will be fondly remembered and sadly missed.

BY   July 8th, 2009 11:21 pm ET

Micheal jackson talent is one in 6 billion people. we might get a person like micheal Jackson in the world once in life time. I would like to suggest that micheal cells should be stored in the lab for possible future cloning. ( I mean micheal jackson should be cloned in the future). Micheal Jackson is genus musician. I love him very much.

Pam   July 8th, 2009 11:28 pm ET

I wasn't sure how to feel on the interview with Dr. Klein. Does doctor/patient confidentiality end when the patient dies? I felt that he just furthered his 5 minutes by not saying flat out he wasn't the biological father of the children. He's smart enough to know exactly what he's doing by dancing around the question.

It really did hit me hard when I found out that Michael Jackson died. I wasn't a die hard fan but enjoyed so many of his songs ever since my early childhood. I asked for the Thriller album for my birthday after it had been released. I was disappointed when I opened the present from my Grandma and found a Leif Garrett album. I told her it was Michael Jackson's Thriller album that I wanted, thinking she had gotten confused. I didn't even know who Leif Garrett was. She replied that she wasn't going to buy me an album by a black man. My mom did though.

Michael Jackson was everywhere in the 80s. He did blaze new trails, but he also caught onto a change in our society, where more and more younger generations broke free from the prejudice of their older relatives. It was a social metamorphosis and Michael Jackson embodied that. Black or white, it didn't matter.

Earth Song was among my favorites. It was powerful and thought provoking. He pulled you right into the emotion that he felt for the people and animals of the world and the world itself. In a lot of ways, he expressed the growing consciousness of society, from the environment to race relations to the personal struggles that we all face in different ways.

Phildonus   July 8th, 2009 11:29 pm ET


nadja   July 8th, 2009 11:40 pm ET

It was very emotional,i as a fan of Michael thing he deserve it...
The celebration was perfect not only celebrated the king of pop, but also as a man,father,son, and a friend and I thing that"s what Michael would of wanted....And his musical legacy will last for ever and ever and ever....

Christine   July 8th, 2009 11:46 pm ET

Now it's up to all of us to continue what Michael began. Thank you, our friend.


Shila   July 8th, 2009 11:50 pm ET

Michael was a great artist and human being! The memorial service was done very well and deserving. Let's wish all the best for the children

carol kesling   July 8th, 2009 11:52 pm ET

larry, sometimes you should not be so PERSONAL !!!!!!!!!!!!! dr. klien told you politely to basicly SHUT UP !!!!!!!!!!! larry some things are very personal, like SEX..........but m.j. should have known beauty is only skin deep..but he was beautiful through &through !!!!!!!!!! but i do not beleive michael was in the casket at all !!!!!!!!!!!!!i think he is already laid to rest at forest lawn.... wish we could take flowers sometime if they let us know where he is ......may god take him and help him find the comfort he couldnt find here,marlon said it best."maybe now they will leave you alone michael" HOW TRUE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

D. Drummer   July 8th, 2009 11:53 pm ET

Michael was as stated at the memorial service the GREATEST entertainer in the world. He was a true humanitarian and a lover of all races, color and creed. It is time to leave all the irrelevant inquires into his private life alone. This was all he wanted. It pains me to think of how the negative press must have effected him. I hurt for him and wish only the best for his siblings, parents and children. Michael will live forever in my heart. R.I.P. Michael. You were truly loved and there will be no other of your magnitude. The world has lost a beautiful giving soul that worked tirelessly to heal and help as many as he could.

Alanna   July 8th, 2009 11:54 pm ET

i wouldn't say I'm strictly religious. however, i do believe, whatever religion you are, you should be buried according to that religion. If MJ did indeed convert to Islam I hope the familly of MJ bury him the Islamic way.
According to the proper Islamic religion, If the body is not laid down to rest properly cleansed and prayed for the Islamic way, his soul will be unsettled and "in pain".
I know it's between MJ and God now but I wouldn't want his soul to be in pain when he's dead all because the living people on earth who burried him didn't do it properly.
Please pass this sincere messege to his brothers.

Christian   July 9th, 2009 12:02 am ET

It was extemely obvious Dr. Klein was impaired; dropping words, rapid speak, slurring and non-sequitors about historic figures. He was all over the place but he did say Michael was under anesthesia to get sleep during his last tour. He violated tons of patient confidences, in fact. Typical bravado of a guilt-ridden addict-like persona to think they can get on TV and talk from all sides of their mouth. The nightmare continues; Michael was surrounded by sharks and couldn't get the help he needed. This interview proves if this man is indeed the father, that those Jackson children need to grow up in the of safest hands and those are certainly not Dr. Klein's.

Anna Amanini   July 9th, 2009 12:03 am ET

I could feel the passion in your music, the way you sang it. You made it alive, your dancing, your singing. I want to feel, what your feeling.....Every song was different, it gave meaning.....and thats why your the KING. "The Greatest Entertainer" is MICHAEL JACKSON. The only celebrity that i would ever cry for. "I LOVE YOU", America Loves you

Seth Kaufman   July 9th, 2009 12:06 am ET

Toasting the one & only "king of pop"

Shilpa   July 9th, 2009 12:06 am ET

With Michael Jackson's death, Music has lost its 'M'.

Marie Lara   July 9th, 2009 12:08 am ET

I will miss Michael my heart goes out to his family and his beautiful 3 children

Marie Lara   July 9th, 2009 12:10 am ET

Michael can now rest in peace where they can't hurt him no more !

Marie Lara   July 9th, 2009 12:13 am ET

What kill him and his soul was all the charges that was put on him ! my heart goes out to his family

Sondra from California   July 9th, 2009 12:14 am ET

I just want to suggest that there could be alternate reasons for his collapsed veins and supposed IV marks. Such as, TPN(Total Parietal Nutrition), given intravenously for supplemental nutrition. The collapsed veins can easily be from dehydration only.

Marie Lara   July 9th, 2009 12:15 am ET

Michael should be rest to peace at his never land !! long live the king !!

Eric   July 9th, 2009 12:19 am ET

Yesterday will go down in history as the world watched the greatest entertainer memorialized. Michael Jackson said and his theme was THIS IS IT, and it truly came to past. Instead of him going on tour he was honored and praised by millions of people for years of service in music and his giving to humanitarian causes. Now Mike can finally rest in peace. (THIS WAS IT).

Eric Williams

Vilma@onside   July 9th, 2009 12:25 am ET

Now that Michael went to his Father in Heaven...No one will hurt his feelings anymore...It was a touching memorial yesterday... the loving hearts of his fans...the tremendous memories he left the world will be forever treasured...

Natasha   July 9th, 2009 12:29 am ET

Please..Let Him Rest in peace. Why are CNN and HLN reporting rumors, malicious gossip and speculation.What if this was one of your relatives, would you want to turn the tv on every day to see a brand new "revelation" or "shocking report" concerning their death.SHAME ON YOU.

sharee n   July 9th, 2009 12:33 am ET

Thank you LARRY KING!!! For your interview with MJ's Doctor: Dr. Klein.
You asked him good questions to get the truth about his disease and his chaacter.( lupus & Vitalogo)
Just imagine having to have those illnesses and have the media lie and say you dont want to be black, etc.=very hurtful:(((
-So now the only thing the media has to talk about is his plastic surgeries, but MJ won't be the only CELeb in hollywood to discuss.
-Don't matter now because he is in a better place, at peace and don't have to deal with the evil and ignorance in the world like everyone else!!!

jackie singleton   July 9th, 2009 12:36 am ET

i am a single mother of two and my kids grew up on michael. my daughter and i cried for two days.he is and will always be the best, no one can compare to this man in any the family, we are sorry for your sorrow and loss,my daughter said she lost a part of her child hood, she dont understand why he had to leave us.i know your not supposed to question why god does this but you do.i hope the will all be strong because you know the whole world loves yall. be strong.

RaShawn   July 9th, 2009 12:41 am ET

A true legend missed but never forgotten!!!!!!

Nadine   July 9th, 2009 12:43 am ET

He's plumped up quite a bit since the picture I saw of him with Michael, but those 2 older kids in that picture, I think, resemble Dr. Klein.

Adrienne   July 9th, 2009 12:46 am ET

When MJ was on that stage.... there was nothing like it.

Ginny Mitchell   July 9th, 2009 12:47 am ET

Thanks to this interview, Michael's legacy is changing, for the better.

Thank you

J May   July 9th, 2009 12:48 am ET

Michael was a man like every other man. He was different because of his talent, compassion and humanitarianism. People need to realize his family misses him dearly, and need time to adjust to him not being there physically. I have lost my father, and I know what they are going through. I hope they give the family and close friends the time and space to deal with this tradgedy. His children need to mourn their fathers passing, and try to find out a way to always remember him.

Kerry-Ann   July 9th, 2009 12:50 am ET

I love you Michael. Your Memorial was fit for a King and that you still are to us indeed. The One and Only King of Pop.

Jan In Canada   July 9th, 2009 12:51 am ET

I cannot believe media is questioning the paternity of children who have just lost a much loved parent. It is nobody's business if, who etc Lets learn from Michael being driven to death with all the media harrassment, and leave the family especially these children alone, so we dont' have another tragedy on our consciences

Lakisha Freeman   July 9th, 2009 12:58 am ET

The death of Michael Jackson has filled my heart with so much sadness. Loving Michael since I was a child and his music filling every fiber of my being, there are no words that could describe the lost. He was my first crush and the first famous person, that seemed so close to me. His words have bypassed all colors and genders and brought us together as one. If I had the chance to meet him I would informed him what a beautiful person is was inside and out and no one will ever replace that. And I hope, that his children will truly know what a inspirational person their father was. I will love you forever Michael and may you now be free in heaven. Till we meet in heaven, you are in my prays.

temmy   July 9th, 2009 1:01 am ET


Sheila   July 9th, 2009 1:04 am ET

MJ was a beautiful person and his music will live on there will never be another MJ God bless the Jackson Family

Mary Brand   July 9th, 2009 1:08 am ET

It is time to let the affairs of the Jackson family be private. Let all the parties involved sort out what happens next. Everyone has their opinions, but that is just what they are, opinions. Only those who know the real facts can make sound decisions. I too think Grace should have been an included guest but maybe she was there or maybe she was to upset to attend or maybe the pre-teenage children didn't want to be under her thumb anymore, who knows, but those are not our decisions to make.
I would like CNN to continue to focus on prescription drug use and how doctors prescribe too many pills as a cure all. It is making the prescription drug companies rich but is it hurting us physically, mentally and emotionally?

Lois   July 9th, 2009 1:17 am ET

I think that Katherine Jackson should be the permanent guardian with full custody of Michael's children. Katherine will give the children a lot of love and emotional support. I believe that Katherine will guide the children to be good people. Michael's children will be part of a loving family under Katherine's guardianship. The children know and love Katherine Jackson and should feel secure and loved under her guardianship. I also like the idea of the children being part of a big extended family.
I wish the Jackson family good health, happpiness and success in all of their endeavors. I extend my sincere sympathy to the Jackson family for the great loss of their beloved son, father, brother, uncle and cousin, Michael Jackson.

Steve   July 9th, 2009 1:23 am ET

WOW! You are all so lost. Micheal and his father were molesters, this is why he didn't give his "kids" to his father, just his mother. He was a great performer but lost his mind and his dignity to the abuse of his father.

Angela   July 9th, 2009 1:30 am ET

I for one would like to know what is going on? I have just seen Michael Jackson's dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein on Larry King Live. I do not like this man. It is more than wrong for him to be on anyone's tv show talking about Michael Jackson's private medical issues. He should not be talking about the condition of Michael Jackson's hair or the lack of it due to the severe burning of his scalp. If Michael Jackson had wanted any of this information out in the public I am sure he would have said so himself. You talk about a lack of respect. Why would this doctor be asked if Michael Jackson had sex with Debbie Rowe? I mean really. Michael Jackson's children are biracial. They are not the children of this dermatologist. They do not look like this man. This man should keep his opinions to himself concerning Michael Jackson's Children. They should remain with their grandmother and nanny. Debbie Rowe was paid 8+million dollars for her services and should have nothing more to say. I'm sure Dr. Arnold Klein was handsomely paid by Michael Jackson as well for the cosmetic work that he did for him. I think Michael Jackson has had more than enough taken from him by unscrupulous persons and the media. Please leave his children alone. They are his.

Steve   July 9th, 2009 1:43 am ET

Good point Angela...they "are" his kids....he paid 8+ million for them , right ?

Jan In Canada   July 9th, 2009 1:46 am ET

I totally agree Angela

Rayana   July 9th, 2009 1:59 am ET

R.I.P michael we love u and will miss ya heaps!!

Heemanshu Sharma   July 9th, 2009 2:05 am ET

MJ is simply the best entertainer that we have seen till now. He was also a big humanitarian and a man with a big heart.. Since my childhood I wanted to sing and dance like him, everybody wants to be like him. His musical masterpieces show what kind of hard work and determination he had and what a perfectionist he was.
I think he can never die as he will continue living in our heart and soul.
I wish I had seen him peforming live.....
God bless his soul and his family, especially his 3 kids.

Kara   July 9th, 2009 2:26 am ET

I will always think of MJ as a kindly soul, as I always have. His eyes and smile were magic and warm and to me they always told the real story about him, regardless of the many negative things being said about him. Hearing about Michael's passing reminded me of the day during my childhood I realized that magic, flying or Santa were not actually real; such an empty feeling you will always remember, yet you still cherish the wonder you had before you found out. Next time I am on a ride at the fair, I will think of Michael. My condolences to the Jackson family. RIP MJ.

lsm   July 9th, 2009 2:31 am ET

wow it seems to have sunk in now... MJ is really gone....

i was hoping all these days that it wouldn't be true somehow but seeing his casket yesterday somehow seem to finalize it.

those 3 kids seem amazing... i do hope the media will leave them alone.

Angela   July 9th, 2009 2:49 am ET

You miss the point. Michael Jackson paid Debbie Rowe. She has not been a mother, ever. She made a business arrangement, as other women have done. Maybe you have heard of them they are called surrogates. I daresay if she had loved Michael Jackson what need would there have been for a multimillion dollar payment to her? Now she wants to come back and have the children as well. This is wrong. Michael Jackson made no secret of his love for his children, nor they for him. The children are his one can see they are biracial. They look like Michael. As for Michael Jackson's father Joe I note Michael said that Joe was emotionally abusive. Perhaps you should research: Evan Chandler, Jordan Chandler, and the Arvizo Family as well as read the Aphrodite Jones Book: Michael Jackson Conspiracy and the Geraldine Hughes Book: Redemption...Michael Jackson was no molester or pedophile. His name should be cleared.

Javeria Ghous   July 9th, 2009 3:11 am ET

Thanks for all the coverage on MJ and looking forward to more. Michael Jackson was a beautiful person inside out and he will finally rest in peace in heaven. God was missing an angel from heaven. R.I.P MJ. Love you!

Inez   July 9th, 2009 3:15 am ET

Hello Larry,

I am very sad about Michael´s sudden death. I wonder, Michael had a lot of friends and family. Did anybody try to save him from all this, like plastic surgery?

And was he sad and lonely like the media suggests?

could you make an item about this and post it on your blog?

thank you for that!

God bless the Jacksons!!!!! and Katherine, be strong! The kids need you more than ever!!!

from holland with love,


MB   July 9th, 2009 3:33 am ET

Wow! Dr. Klein's eyes were all over the place. Isn't that what we have discovered on tv as someone who is possibly lying? I am no expert but the dude could not look Larry in the eye on any question. Except the ones regarding his records being sent. Looking up and to the that the tell tale sign for lying? And if so, what on earth was he doing on the show? Cover up? I smell cover up. And he could not remember any of Michael's doctor's names? And he slept in Michael's room. And yet he still has no names? How suspicious is that. I hope he was not lying. But looking up on every question? You know he was pondering how to answer every question without getting himself into trouble or making sure he did not say anything to taint Michael's image. That is the question I would like answered.

Ciara   July 9th, 2009 3:38 am ET


tes   July 9th, 2009 3:47 am ET

i lov u nancy grace...i bellieve u"'u r right about mike...& keep up the good work ...get down to th bottom of this, wit these drugs...some1 i killing poeple wit these dugs

Gennifer   July 9th, 2009 3:52 am ET

Michael has impacted all of our lives, mentally as he made us think, emotionally as he made us feel, no matter what he sang, he made us take notice of the world around us.

kamila onikosi   July 9th, 2009 3:54 am ET

Larry I dont believe this guy... sorry Dr. Klein... He is lying he keeps looking to the right. He wanted invited to the families house cause he knows he did wrong. He gaves Jackson those injections and I.V's. He was probably heard CNN that the LA were going to talk to the 5 Dr..'s I bet he is one of the Dr.'s on the list. He wants to turn it into shomething to focus the attention off of him. I watch too much foresnic files...

KaMila from Dallas, TX

p.s. keep grilling him larry-

Holly Ruth Rasmussen   July 9th, 2009 4:03 am ET

The doctor made some wrong comments about womens lips in hollywood looking like the lips below the waste. What is wrong with this guy..... what a disturbing comment. He is suppose to be a professional.

And to think anyone would allow him custody of the children... is he out of his mind...... Im not sure when this guy started working on michaels face but he looked great up until the History tour.... what happened after that... this guy is a fast talker and not very direct or clear.... doesn't seem like a creditable person much less a doctor.

Why havent they talked to him at first signs of michaels face changes??

anci   July 9th, 2009 4:16 am ET

What a incredible memorial...I'm sure Michael was smiling from up there.I'm gratefull that all of us could say good bye to him even if it was from a distance. I want to thank his family for giving us this oportunity.
My prayers are with his beautiful children ,I know they are Michael's biggest love and he was very proud of them. And I know that now he is theirs guardian angel , and they will be fine for the rest of their lifes.
All Michael's fans loves you and will always support you.
I pray for the King's soul, may the angels guide him in Heaven, until we meet again.
Love, A.

Bella - Vietnam   July 9th, 2009 4:24 am ET

I do wish people just let Michael's kids alone. Don't even attempt to find out who their real fathers are. To them, Michael is the best father....

He tried his best to protect his kids when he was around them, regardless of what people said. Now he has gone very far, please don't let him see and then feel regret that he can't protect his children against the tabloid...

Zenny Villagomez   July 9th, 2009 4:32 am ET

Larry king: Thank you very much for everything for showing us how
beautifull the NeverLand Ranch is. We really Love Michael and i would like it if he was to be buried at the Neverland Ranch. I prayed
rosary everyday for him and his three beautifull smart children.We
know that they are gonna be happy and safe to the Jackson family.
I never stop watching your Show ,You are my number one people love
you so much especially our family and me .More health and success
to your show.

kathy   July 9th, 2009 4:52 am ET

I am sickened! I have always said that your true friends will show themselves when times are "tough". I am amazed how this story of MJ's life has proven this to be so true. He was human.As human as we all are.Yes,he had a wonderful voice.He could dance & put steps together.He was not a God, Super Hero,or any other icon that we ,the fans or media made him to be.Many of us loose friends to drugs.Many of those we loose were wonderful people..We will mourn.I will miss him.Perhaps we should all "SHUT UP" & Listen.

Vince D   July 9th, 2009 5:12 am ET

Moonwalk in paradise and RIP MJ!

olija   July 9th, 2009 5:18 am ET

Michael, we will always remeber you!
For ever in our heart, TRUE KING OF POP!

wk   July 9th, 2009 5:26 am ET

Michael Jackson was extraordinary but was also a human like anyone of us. So, please let him RIP. Deepest condolences to the Jackson family and to Paris, Prince & Blanket, Daddy will always be there to give you strength all the way. The world's prayers are always with you too.
Thanks Larry for having Michael's friends at your show to share their thoughts and consolations.

Brittany Leanne Papera   July 9th, 2009 5:43 am ET

His heart shining as bright as his golden casket .

A Salute to Royalty and a Farewell to an Angel.

Deborah   July 9th, 2009 5:43 am ET

While some may think that the Dr. On Larry King tonoght shared too much personal information, it gave me a clearer understanding of the pain and anguish Michael was going through for many years. Michael himself said he was addicted to pain medication due to the scalp injury and when you combine that with Lupus, which is horribly painful and can be disfiguring, and his other issues, just made me even more sad of what he must have gone through on a personal level. He struggled with low self esteem brought on by his father and brothers teasing him about his looks; thank God he had the appreciation of his fans wherever he went and I hope he is in a better place, pain and ridicule free, and making music like noone but Michael can. Such a tradgedy!!!

bukolakintunde   July 9th, 2009 5:46 am ET

MJ,has a way of impacting to pples lives thru music.i don't think there can ever be another MJ like wacko jacko,HE IS TRULY A LEGEND.i ll miss him so much.

Natalia   July 9th, 2009 5:48 am ET

Michael was the greatest artist in the whole history of music. He performed amazing shows and was so charismatic and charming person... He could make eberybody to fall in love with his music.

Luminita from Romania   July 9th, 2009 6:06 am ET

Dear Larry,
I would like to send you my thinks about this great person that i ever meat in my life, MICHAEL JACKSON, please if is possible i wish to see more about him because is very important for people to understand the real truth, TRUTH NOT LIES.
I have 38 years old and i grou up with his music he allways make feel in another world when i leasen him, i cry sometimes when i see him full of passion for what he do.
I never believed about wat media told about him, never, never and my bigest desspointed is now because many people have regrets, but now is to late they must to appologies for what they do to him. For what they do to a such a great person. The people must understand that we lost a real king of music, love, kindness and a big pacifist.
Michael now you can rest in peace, I will always love you and you will be always in my heart.

rukind   July 9th, 2009 6:08 am ET

Journey on now brother Michael. We will follow when we can.
We are blessed to honor your life.
Michael survived on the love of his fans, friends, children, family and Music (Sweet,sweet music).- dancing in the streets song playing in my head- so every guy grab a girl and everywhere around the world…we’ll be swinging swaying with Michael Jackson records playing and dancing in the streets………

My personal view;
There is only love.
The love of god gives birth to the universe. The love of our parents gives birth to us.
The love of friends and family sustains our life.
Kindness, love, and pleasure – we are formed from these and in turn we form each other.

The sooner we evolve to realize that we are responsible for each others well-being in this world the better for all mankind. All the negativity has to go somewhere, it’s like an infectious disease the only cure is to send out positive vibrations and keeping positive thoughts in every waking moment. Ask your self “Does this thought bring love or harmony to myself or the world?” If it does not, then recognize that thoughts can serve by teaching you more about yourself – including what needs to be changed so you can get about the business of playing your part to help Heal the World….make it a better place..for you and for me and the entire human race…
The world loves you more Michael Jackson.
Thanks for the inspirational messages (especially the one at the Super bowl when you performed the song heal the world and the faces of all races of children appeared in the crowd, a moment I will never forget.)

thank you

Joeetta rounds   July 9th, 2009 6:40 am ET

From what I've seen and heard from tv, It seems like dr. Klein and Debbie Rowe conspired for Michael to have the children that he has. I'm sorry that Michael's innocent kids have to be in the middle of this situation.

PEACE ETUMUDOR   July 9th, 2009 7:03 am ET


Tina Sarup   July 9th, 2009 7:06 am ET

I think all the qiuestions of Michael Jackson's eccentrities and mistakes need to now die away. His postive legacy one that will enrich the world forever id his astounding music and dancing, his contrnibutions to the way music is played and presented, his humanatarian efforts to try and make the world a better place then when he found it and his unbelivable and overflowing love for his fans and friends and mosr importantly his children and family. Remember if anything his gentle loving and kind attitude towards the world even in the midst of judgement .

Romania   July 9th, 2009 7:06 am ET

there are no words good enough for Michael,he is our peter pan;who does not believe in fairies?we all know that people always clapped their hands when seeing him ...silence and his memory are our only confort.he is a great man,a complete and whole artist,great in everything,including his death...

P.S.:Just a short time before us,too,will follow you out there,Michael.
Although I was just being born in 1992,and so I didn't have a chance to see you live on the stage,I must say the same words you siad to us when you sang here in Romania:I love you.,while watching your genius videos and your brilliant dance moves.I love your art and everything you've done for the world.I respect you and will always remember you.

P.S.S.:Wprds are not enough

Romania   July 9th, 2009 7:25 am ET

Untouchable,just like Peter Pan...
Again,words are not enough to reproduce the pain inside .
Smile,though your heart is aching...

Ellie Jabin   July 9th, 2009 7:29 am ET

Untouchable,just like Peter Pan...
Again,words are not enough to reproduce the pain inside .
Smile,though your heart is aching...

sen.d   July 9th, 2009 7:35 am ET

i just wanted to say that i think that MJ was the greatest star on EARTH! his dances were so jaw dropping cool! when he ws on stage it was like, the forces of nature ceased to exist around him. where he stood, there was no friction! there was no gravity! there was just Michael Jackson!

but what i like most about him are his songs. they have so much meaning in them. his lyrics just blow me away, they are a testament to what an amazing man he was! they are a testament to his compassion and love for the world and for people.

i cannot express enough, how grateful i am to him for all he has given us. i do believe that he was a gift to us all from god.

Mohammed Ali   July 9th, 2009 7:35 am ET

Hi Larry,
The Man, Michael Jackson was simply the person who made me know what is music and love music. There isn't anyone of MJ's songs that I don't like. His ability to thrill the billions of people with his dancing skills are simply comparable to none. He will remain to music like Shakespear is to poetry.
good bye Michael Jackson.

Romania   July 9th, 2009 7:39 am ET

words are not enough to reproduce the pain inside .there aren't any words good enough for Michael,he is our Peter Pan;who does not believe in fairies?we all know that people always clapped their hands when seeing him ...silence and his memory are our only confort.he is a great man,a complete and whole artist,great in everything,including his death...

Untouchable,just like Peter Pan…
Smile,though your heart is aching…

P.S.:Just a short time before us,too,will follow you out there,Michael.
Although I was just being born in 1992,and so I didn't have a chance to see you live on the stage,I must say the same words you siad to us when you sang here in Romania:I love you.,while watching your genius videos and your brilliant dance moves.I love your art and everything you've done for the world.I respect you and will always remember you.

P.S.S.:Words are not enough

Hallie   July 9th, 2009 8:02 am ET

Michael was the king of pop, is the king of pop and will always be the king of pop. Dear Michael R.i.p. See you in heaven. Inshallah.

From the afghans.

.   July 9th, 2009 8:04 am ET


kimberli   July 9th, 2009 9:01 am ET

what i think about micheal? micheal was a man loaded with talnet, a soul full with enegry n the flesh n fulled with love n happiness when he came in contact with any it was magicall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love to a legendary king .so great but will be missed, but think i rather let god hear him song now cause

Vickie Harris   July 9th, 2009 9:37 am ET

It is a tangible feeling that a big chunk of positive energy has left the earth.

kemi   July 9th, 2009 10:15 am ET

Please help tell the 12yr old boy fr Britain's got talent dat i love him so much.

Jessviv Carlos - Malaysia   July 9th, 2009 10:18 am ET

There were free flow of tears for two solid hours in my family during the memorial service. Thank you CNN & Larry King for everything.

Michael Jackson is a gift of GOD to the whole world and his mission had been accomplished but his memory will be cherished by us forever and ever and ever ..........

Michael, THANK YOU for the memories.

Mastika   July 9th, 2009 10:23 am ET

Micheal is the past the present and the future of the world
He is always lived in the garden of his fans' heart

benny   July 9th, 2009 10:26 am ET

i just want to say i like the way larry king is giving us the full coverage of micheal jacksons death,right from the he died.i listen to the coverage allmost everyday.but i think larry king is now going to far.i dont see any reasons why he should be inviting the doctor and trying to know weather if or not the doctor is the real father of jacksons children.for the good of micheal jackson and the childrens future,he should try to make a stop on this topic.we can all see that micheal jacksons ghost is now hunting cnn.why,because of all these things.micheal is true a good human being and a legend.i dont think there will ever be another kind of micheal jackson in this our world in peace micky.

Barb Silvers   July 9th, 2009 10:28 am ET

I think that the media should quit worrying about whether or not MJ is the biological father of the children or not and think more of the children and what they are going through. It should not matter, one way or the other, he has earned the right to be called daddy. That was very apparent by the way Paris spoke at his memorial service. My hat is off to the children and the entire family. Michael will be saddly missed. You people in the media, that have nothing better to do than stick your nose in where it doesn't belong, need to get a life.

Sandra   July 9th, 2009 10:52 am ET

Michael Jackson is and will be I hope forever remembered as a truly spectacular entertainer and artist, who made music which somehow appealed to people all over the world, and all generations. Only a true master of music can do that, and along with his humanitarian side he touched the hearts and souls of millions of people the world over, who will forever cherish his memory and the legacu he left behind.

Angela   July 9th, 2009 10:55 am ET

For the love and respect for Michael Jackson, the media should STOP the media circus. Stop interviewing the dermatologist, forget about Debbie Rowe, etc. At this point, does it really matter who is or isn't the BIOLOGICAL parents of the children? MJ proved his excellence in being a father so we already KNOW who the REAL father is, and that is all that should count. I pray that the courts see and allow the children to remain with Grace or the Jackson family, both of whom is all the children know.

Also, if Paris wants to talk about her dad, she should do so and be allowed to. She's grieving and everyone should allow her and her brothers to grieve in what ever manner necessary. Paris is obviously very proud of her dad and I think it's great she's willing to talk about him.

So, all media, including you CNN, enough is enough! At this point, all I care to see or listen to is the CAUSE of Michael's death. Other than that, HE and all personal matters surrounding him should be laid to rest.

Clancy   July 9th, 2009 10:55 am ET

The reason the paternity is an issue is because if Debbie Rowe can prove they are not Jackson's children, then they have no blood relationship to the Jacksons and she has a better chance of getting them.If they are not Michael's and he did not adopt them, then his wishes would not be taken into account. However, just because if she and Klien say he is the biological father, that does not make it so. Only a DNA test can determine the parentage. From what I have seen of the Jackson's, I am sure that this was taken in order to prove paternity if the need arises. It apppears to me that they are trying to cast doubt for this purpose.
Personally, I feel this is all very disrespectful to both Michael and his children. They have just lost their father and should not be subjected to this kind of public speculation. I don't think that his the reason, I think they are doing it to cast doubt to make Rowe's case stronger. Good Luck. All the doubt in the world won't matter if the DNA proves Jackson the father as I believe he is. Why in the world would he chose to have a white male doner when he could have gone to any of his five brothers for a sperm donor if he was sterile? The only way it would make sense is if she was pregnant by Kilen and lied to Michael. From all reports she loved Michael and would not have cheated so chances are they are not Klien's.
Secondly, if you look past the coloring to the features, the children all have charecteristics of Michael. Paris's jawline resembles Michael's on the album cover of Thriller. Prince and Blanket have the same facial shape and the eye and cheek's especially are the same. They also match Michael when he was a child and Paris 's skin is a dusky color. If you take numerous pictures of a younger Michael and compare them, they are a match as long as you look past the hair and coloring.
Also, Michael has raised these children to rely on each other. They have a relationship to each other and to the Jackson family. They should not loose their father, then be seperated from each other and the large, loving family that has became their support system. Some of the brothers live close by if Catherine becomes unable to care for them and would step in. They stand by each other and loved Michael, they would care for his children. Joe Jackson lives in Las Vegas.
Jermaine has become the family spokesperson. The time has come for him to step in and request they leave these children alone. Who is their father should not be used by the media as a means to exploit these children. They are Michaels children and should be left alone.

kay   July 9th, 2009 11:00 am ET

Michale Jackson was a great peron no matter what people say. Everyone has a different opinion. He was a great father and cared about his fans and family. I wish his family the best and my prayers go out to them.

Sabrina   July 9th, 2009 11:06 am ET

Hi larry,

i like the way u are giving us the full informations about MJ and his dead.

Just want to say that MJ is the greatest Musician and Entertainer, we will never forget him!!!

R.I.P Michael Jackson

Sabrina from Germany

Jackie   July 9th, 2009 11:26 am ET

All this talk about the paternity of these children is ridiculous. Whether these kids were biologically fathered by Michael or adopted does not make them any less his children. He has raised these children, loved them, nurtured them, provided for them in every way a loving father does. He is legally their father. Why does the media care whether the sperm was his or not? Are you aware that doing this publicly invalidates every family created by adoption? I am the mother of 4 children, some adopted, some biological. I am listed as the mother on all birth certificates. Am I any less of a mother because 2 of them did not come from my body? Absolutely not.. Shame on all of you for implying adoptive parents are not "true" parents.

aymee in tx   July 9th, 2009 11:31 am ET

Yes Michael was a musical legend but I feel his true legacy is his children. I hope they grow up to show the world what a wonderful man Michael was. Our children lead by example so I'm sure those children will grow up to be beautiful souls.

PJinOH   July 9th, 2009 11:35 am ET

Maybe now the scum of the earth will let Michael rest in 'peace'! He's now in Good Hands, God bless.

Barbara Suarez   July 9th, 2009 11:58 am ET

I recently bought a tub of raw cookie dough mix. Within days, I had three (3!) individual phone calls from the big box store, telling me to return the cookie dough, and one (1) personal phone call. If a big box store can contact me and trace a tub of cookie dough, how come it is so hard to trace pharmaceuticals/drugs ordered by physicians who are supplying celebrities with illicit drugs? If cookie dough can "get in the mix" why can't Demerol, etc. Thank you

lekhaerz!   July 9th, 2009 12:02 pm ET

Micheal will be missed by everyone! Me and my family pray 4 the jackson family esspecially the kids! Paris was sooo brave for doing that.

SANDRA ISAAC   July 9th, 2009 12:07 pm ET



Kathy   July 9th, 2009 12:39 pm ET

I don't think anyone doubts that Michael loved his children, adopted children are loved just as much as real children. But he did state many times that he was the biological father. I think the reason it is being questioned is that they don't look like they could be his own children. No one should be offended by that fact. Its obvious to anyone who looks at those children. Most adoptive parents admit their children are adopted....its no big deal.

Andrea   July 9th, 2009 12:45 pm ET

You are so loved and so missed!!! You are the KING!!!!! RIP Michael!!!!

James   July 9th, 2009 1:02 pm ET

Enough with all of this coverage. This man was not God, not even close!!! Get back to the important issues of the day.

Lilian   July 9th, 2009 1:07 pm ET

Michael is gone and it is time for us to leave him alone so that his family can grieve in peace. What are we doing to his children? Why is everyone interested in the paternity of these children? A sperm donor does not a father make. He was the only father that they have ever known. He has raised them from birth with love and provided for them. They deserve to be happy. Please leave them alone.

Rest in peace Michael!

Vincent Ambrose   July 9th, 2009 1:08 pm ET

Michael Jackson Was Truly Magnificent And Will Be Missed! The Memorial Was Fitting For A Legend As He Truly Deserves. I must Add That His Burial Should Be No Less, He Should Be Buried The Way Are 16TH President Was (Lincoln) In That He Be Placed In A UnderGround Steel Vault....10 To 15 Feet Deep And Instead Of Earth Filled With Concrete! Putting Him Away For All Time! After All The Test Come In, This Will Give The Family And The World Its Closure! Protecting His Rest For All Concern. RIP....Mike!

Vickie   July 9th, 2009 1:11 pm ET

Michael Jackson has done more in his lifetime for people around the world than many others. The service was awesome!!! My prayers are with the Jackson Family.

Why can't MJ be buried at Neverland? President Nixion and Reagan are buried at their libraries in California. (They are not buried in a cemetery). There is a way to do this

MJ you were the greatest ever, REST IN PEACE.

Erlinda E. Damian   July 9th, 2009 1:23 pm ET

hello larry. thanks for this . give to the jacksonh family my deepest condolences. i am a quiet fan. understand his songs. is there a sale of that video of the memorial. and the book/? so they can get refund for the cost of pRODUCTION. I LIVE IN THE PHILS MISSED HIS CONCERT HERE IN the phiippines. can you send to address: Erlinda Damian
6 Jupiter st., Aeroville Subd., MIA, Pasay City 1300 Philippines.

Mr X   July 9th, 2009 1:33 pm ET

I think is uncover FBI that kill Micheal Jackson . So i am so happy that he is DEAD as last. Thank God for that. 🙂

Tracey   July 9th, 2009 1:41 pm ET

The memorial for Michael was very well done. I hope Michael has found peace; it's just so sad that he had to leave this world to find it.

Mai Cheryl Lesetedi   July 9th, 2009 1:45 pm ET

A big thank you to the Jackson family and CNN for allowing us, the fans, to be a part of such a beautiful and moving memorial. Michael Jackson was my first crush, my "pretend husband" when I was a child. Never have I seen such a beautiful smile on a man.

The tears we have shed since June 25th are a true testimony of how much love Michael spread through his amazing gift. Through his music he emphasized the importance of virtues such as love, peace and tolerance. But above all Michael made people bloody happy. He gave his very soul to us his fans and in the end it was to his tragic detriment.

You will never be forgotten Mr Jackson. May you rest in perfect peace. Botswana will miss you!!

Lise - Canada   July 9th, 2009 1:46 pm ET

Dear Michael,

I've never had the opportunity to see you in concert, nor have I ever met you, but for some reason I just felt compelled to write this, if only to put in writing my feelings.....or just to say Goodbye.

My sadness and sorrow have taken me quite by surprise as I feel like I've just lost a family member.

May you rest in peace and may you guide, protect and watch over your precious children.

Dianne   July 9th, 2009 1:47 pm ET

I am really grateful to have been a teen in the 80's so that I can really see and appreciate what MJ has done for humanity. I really wish people would leave him alone now and let him rest in peace. Whatever happened here on earth is now between MJ and his final keeper. MJ has 3 beautiful children who do not need to hear all of the negativity of the press. He was truly a great person at heart, and a wonderful entertainer. I will truly miss him for many years to come!

sade salami   July 9th, 2009 1:59 pm ET

The most touching memorial I ever saw, I cried all through and ive been an emotional wreck since then. befitting memorial for a true king. listening to the lyrics of gone too soon you think MJ was singing for himself cause he is definitely gone too soon. Jermaine jackson emotional rendition of the song smile was breathtaking but marlon jackson's speech touched me the most; I also think that maybe 'they' would leave him alone now. MJ brought smiles and joy to sooo many people through his music and charity. I hope that he finds peace and happiness where he is now. He would never ever be forgotten.

Mattie   July 9th, 2009 2:42 pm ET

I offer these words of confort to the Jackson family written by EE Cumminga.

EE Cummings"

I carry your heart with me

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it(anywhere I go you go, my dear;
and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
I fear no fate(for you are my fate, my sweet)
I want no world(for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart(I carry it in my heart)

Donna Dawley   July 9th, 2009 3:24 pm ET

Just a few months older than Michael, I was truly blessed to experience his music and god-given talent from his beginning as a child-star to recent recordings. I remember it all, from the posters that I wasn't suppose to have hanging up, the ed sullivan show that was quickly turned off when J-5 or the beatles were on because of "color" or the "long hair". This use to offend me. Once I remember telling my father that the elevator songs he was humming or whistled to was Michael or the beatles, and smiling to myself. I will forever cherish the early music and the memories they bring, to my disco days- dancing all night long to the Off the Wall and thriller alums, to sing-alongs with my children and enjoying along with them and my grandchild his most recent recordings. I enjoyed the music and the light that shined within Michael, his bright and genuine smile, his passion, his uniqueness & innocence, and his soul. I did not follow the tabloids, nor the media frenzy that so unmercifully leached on him all these years which ultimately broke his heart and I hope that all these so-called fans of his do come & stand together as "one voice" against the tabloids and med docs, for him and the others, for once and for all. This truly could be the, his, our make the change that he so passionately sang to us about.
I am truly saddened by the untimely death of MJ. Our lives and unique gifts do have a purpose in this world and his life and unique gift indeed touched so many and impacted the world. I just hope that as in his life, his death can have even more impact on us, to move us to make a difference in our own lives, even in a small way, to those around us. The impact of his death possibly could move us to create a legacy, never before experienced in human history make that change...This truly could be the, his, our make the change that he so passionately sang to us about.. i just hope we start with the tabs first...... RIP... i promise to go on smiling, Michael......

Gloria Kelley   July 9th, 2009 3:24 pm ET

She had a lot courage in her. to walk up to say about her daddy. & i agree with her. she is a daddy's girl. she'll one day she might lead in her fathers foot steps. she very caring. God loves you Paris. & your daddy is watching over you & million of people. i want to thank you for letting me & my family & millions of people to watch the memorial. & your family. my heart goes out to u my daughter is same is paris. so take care ok & it will get easier.*HUGS*

your friend,
Gloria Kelley

eMa   July 9th, 2009 3:31 pm ET

Hi Larry!

Thank you for trying to explain once and for all the so called "mysteries" in Michael's life. I believe that the only mystery was his capacity to endure all the physical and emotional pain, while puting on a big smile for the rest of us. No body knew...he did not want us to know. Just much anguish and sorrow lied at the the core of his beautiful songs, and his extraordinary dancing....That's the mystery and the magic within Michael: the power to bring happiness to others, when you don't really know happiness...
God bless his kids and the family!
Rest in peace Applehead! We love you!

eMa   July 9th, 2009 3:38 pm ET

Thank you for trying to explain once and for all the so called “mysteries” in Michael’s life. I believe that the only mystery was his capacity to endure all the physical and emotional pain, while puting on a big smile for the rest of us. No body knew…he did not want us to know. Just think….how much anguish and sorrow laid at the the core of his beautiful songs, and his extraordinary dancing….That’s the mystery and the magic within Michael: the power to bring happiness to others, when you don’t really know happiness…

I wish we could prove his innocence and clear his name. Could we?

God bless his kids and the family!
Rest in peace Applehead! We love you!

nicola JA   July 9th, 2009 3:39 pm ET

M J we are all missing you...

karen k   July 9th, 2009 3:43 pm ET

How sad Michael's life came to an untimely, tragic end. How sad he was viewed as a commodity all of his life instead as of a human being with feelings. How sad he turned to drugs to help him over bad times, sleep, etc. I think the media should stop their fishing expedition to find out who are the parents of his three children. Whether or not he "fathered" the children in the physical sense, he was their father in the real sense of fatherhood, he was their only parent, and the world should just leave it at that. Hopefully, Debbie will not seek custody of the children, and will left them remain with the Jackson family, where Katherine and their aunts/uncles can care and nurture them. Hopefully, too, MIchael soon will be (or already has been) buried at Forest Lawn. Since he left Neverland after the trial and did not return to it when he returned to LA, one would think he did not want to go back there. Michael should finally rest in peace, and not buried at Neverland, turning it into a money-making circus iike Gracelend. While he may have enjoyed the adulation during the last two weeks, and it's sad that he may not recently have realized how many millions of people loved him, maybe it's time to "just leave me alone..."

Betty Steele-Berger   July 9th, 2009 4:18 pm ET

I do not see why CNN has to make statements like "was Paris exploited"??
Of course she was NOT exploited.
She loved her father and was saying goodbye to him, and letting the world know what a great father he was.
She is an adorable child and I would imagine she can say a lot in her father's defense.
Let her be, she is grieving for the ONLY person she has been with since she was born.
God bless Paris and her 2 siblings.
Betty jo

Betty Steele-Berger   July 9th, 2009 4:27 pm ET

Addendum: Also I am feeling sadness for Ms Jackson. She should have these children, as she was the closest to her son Michael. These kids love her. She is the foundation of the Jackson family, she is the ONLY one.
Michael would never be at peace in Neverland either.
He said it was contaminated after the horrible molestation charges were brought against him.
It would be a terrible injustice to Michael for the family to even think along those lines.
He could be cremated and ashes scattered in his favorite place. He would then be at peace.
He has had a lot of negativity in his life, now he is gone, and let's all be reverent of his life on this Planet.
God bless Michael and I am sure he will be welcomed into the Light!
Thank you.
Betty, Elmhurst, IL

adela palenzuela   July 9th, 2009 5:18 pm ET

MJ the KING? UMMM oh yes the king of pop.......

poor children.

Mr X   July 9th, 2009 5:22 pm ET

No he is not King of pop he is king of zombie

shell   July 9th, 2009 5:35 pm ET

I am hopeful the family will consider a tribute to michaels fame and life by having his final resting place be Neverland, and open the grounds to the world. (you know circa "GraceLand") This way his children will forever be financially secure. By doing this the family can secure the legacy of what he was and what he did live on – i am sure many charities around the world could benefits greatly from income generated at such a place! Charities Michael loved and lived for. It is truly sad that it took his death to finally bring back attention to the musical genius he was and that he literally gave HIS LIFE and SOUL to make us all Smile and dance! Now he is free of grief and sadness. Michael we await your next act – Let the Magic Begin as we relive and rediscover the many many gifts you gave to us over the 45+ yrs you sang from your soul. RIP Michael!

VICKI   July 9th, 2009 5:39 pm ET

I really like and admire your interview style, Mr. King, but please stop asking the paternity questions! I don't think these kind of questions really fits your style where I have always thought so highly of how you honor the guest's and the subject's feelings. These particular questions on the paternity are invasive and insensitive. I know Michael used the media to a certain extent to further his career, but that does not allow us to continue down this very slippery slope with these kinds of questions especially concerning very innocent children. They are unfounded and unnecessary. Michael was their Daddy. Period. As much as the public took away from Michael, let's not try and take an "emotional piece" of his children, too. He wanted them to have their peace in this world. Let's try now to participate with him in helping to give them that peace by respecting Michael as their Daddy.

Evelyn   July 9th, 2009 5:44 pm ET

"July 8th, 2009 8:03 pm ET

The Los Angeles taxpayers SHOULD NOT pay for MJ’s memorial:

In my opinion the doctors and those who introduced him to the doctors that prescribed the drugs should be the ones who should be taken to task and forced to pay all expenses.

MS MOON   July 9th, 2009 6:12 pm ET


Triny   July 9th, 2009 6:20 pm ET

I've read some of the comments on this blog, I agree with some and I disagree with others. What the judge must do is decide what is in the best interests of the children. As it stands they have a long-standing relationship with the Jackson family. I believe that is where they should be. Second, Grace the nanny was fired for a reason. What I've read is that she was one of the enablers in Michael's life.

I want to take the time out to say that when it came to Michael some turned a blind eye to what was going on with him. This is a man that gave so much to the world and in my opinion was abandoned when he needed us most. There is so much a person can take when they're constantly being ridiculed and stalked just to get a headline in the newspapers. And our interest in his private life did not help. We as Americans are the force that drive the papparazzi to do the things we do.

Michael simply was a kind, generous and sensitive soul who cared. Unfortunately it was what people in his life took advantage of and in the end Michael paid the ultimate price.

I grew up listening to his music and watching his videos. I will definitely cherish the memories of watching one of his concerts on HBO and all the humanitarian deeds he achieved. This man was a treasure and will be sorely missed. May the Lord keep his family safe. God bless you Michael. May you rest in peace.

Kathleen   July 9th, 2009 7:14 pm ET

My heart goes out to The Jackson Family. I am Michael's age and grew up listening to the Jackson 5 and had several of their records. Their music helped me get through my childhood. His memorial Service was the most touching experience that I've ever seen. It kept me in tears the whole time. It is so obvious to me that Michael was a victim through the years of people that took advantage of him. Looking back at the trial stories he was obviously "set up." Moving to Las Vegas and hearing that a parent sent out an email to the other parents in the neighborhood telling them that he had moved across the street from an elementary school really upset me. I'm a Teacher. That was none of their business. The police handle that and Michael was aquitted. How ignorant can one get:? Going through the trial and hearing that story would drive anyone to drugs but now the licensed people that were suppose to look out after their patient hurt him the most. Our country DOES have a problem with Long Term Health Care Providers. The State of Washington passed a new law for FBI Background Checks on all Health Care Providers. Particularly elderly people living in Nursing Homes and Retirement Homes. This problem needs to stop. I also feel that Michael's children should stay with The Jackson Family. Their has been an emotional bond that has already been placed. Thank you for listeming to me.

Arthur Smith   July 9th, 2009 7:15 pm ET

What an amazing, colossal talent of the highest order this man was. Say what you want about his personal life, and people will say a lot. His amazing ability really speaks for itself.

On a different note, Dr. Klein was a great guest last night. I saw on HLN today that the doctor is indeed on the list to be questioned by authorities, as he may not have known that at the time he was on your show.


Aisha   July 9th, 2009 7:38 pm ET

I am so disgusted and shocked. Have you run out of important questions you had to ask Dr. Klein if Micheal was having sex with his wife. What did you expect the Doctor to say, am sure he was never in their bedroom. Larry how would you feel if someone asked you if you are having sex with your wife...... Am sure your answer would be " non of your business"
This is a media circus with the media going too far. Now I understand why Micheal shielded and hid his kids. Who cares who there real father is, Micheal was their daddy and that's what matters.

Seth Kaufman   July 9th, 2009 8:21 pm ET

By far the greatest entertainer of our generation, and though he's gone he'll continue to live on in our hearts.

Juanita   July 9th, 2009 8:25 pm ET

This is a poem I would like to share to the Jackson Family, Sorry for your lost.

After the tears, I'll reach Heaven

For I am gone, cry for me.
When the first tear drop
It would be full of sadness
After the rain that pour from
your eyes, then I'll see you'll
keep me alive.

Your heart will feel so heavy,
for the reasons I know why
I'm no longer here, cry for me.
The powerless Feelings of not
knowing how I am or if my
spirit is safe and calm, cry for me.

When awakening one day your
heart will still feel heavy, the
change you feel is the uncertainty
in your heart that won't allow room
for any purpose.

Then rain become sprinkles at a time
for then I know I'm not left behind.
I went a diffrent path, then a diffrent place,
where it feels like a peaceful place.

I know the steps it takes to reach heaven
for that's the peace I created for my spirit,
my heart. so don't cry for me anymore, let
This be your last Teardrop.

Written By

Reid and Pierce   July 9th, 2009 8:30 pm ET

did any one see mj's ghost on cnn?

Laurisa Reno,NV   July 9th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

MJ is about 2 months younger than I am. I don't remember I time when he wasn't there. During the "Thriller" days I was living in LA and remember going to the clubs and dancing to his music. RIP MJ may you finally get your well deserved rest.

drew j   July 9th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

michael jackson was one of the greatest singers and i will pray for the wellbeing of his kids. R.I.P

texas   July 9th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

we love you mj never to be forgoten

J-Ofosu   July 9th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

Michael Jackson will always live with us FOREVER

Megan   July 9th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

I remember being in 8th grade and singing "I'll be there" with 9 good friends of mine in our school chours concert. We all had a solo. I can remeber the exact solo I had. One Michael had sang. Michael was a great performer, may he Rest In Peace.

twighla   July 9th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Why was Michael Jackson always clutching his crotch on stage?

Sarah D.   July 9th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

God bless you MJ, an exceptional misunderstood human being.

Sarah   July 9th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Words can't even express how much we miss you Michael. You are the greatest entertainer on the face of this earth. Your talent and your legacy will live on forever in the hearts of so many people, I know it will in mine. Rest in Peace Michael!!!

JudgeU   July 9th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Don't you think if a hint of Michael Jackson addiction with prescription pills goes out to the public, those who actual took his life will get away with murder? I think that MJ's death is a homicide, although he was struggling with sleep and other things, I don't think he was ready to die. The doctors must be held responsible for supplying prescription drugs to him. If they don't hold accountable now, other celebrity will die in that same manner. Doctors are going beyond medicine and caring to give addicted prescription drugs to people- all for money. The investigation of MJ’s death suppose to look way beyond addiction because a lot of cover-ups going on. Is all about his money and legacy. Moreover, MJ's family could have done more to intervene in this situation with MJ. And that dermatology Dr on Larry King last night is behind a lot supplying MJ with prescription drugs also, I thing he wants to get his hands on MJ's kids legacy.

stephanie   July 9th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

my heart goes out to michael and his family and their cousin myron

M.K. Kilgore   July 9th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Larry, I don't know which is the most pathetic, Michael Jackson posing as a human being, or CNN's constant yammering about him. There are more important things to be spending time on to worry about that little freak. Try the two wars we are losing brave young men and women to each and every day. Get a life.

lauren   July 9th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

All of my blessings go out to his family, friends, and fans and especially him. R.I.P Michael. You may be gone but you are never gone in my heart!

Texas   July 9th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

You'll be missed MJ 😦

Amber Burley   July 9th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I believe that Michael Jackson was killed. He had all these different doctor's and they gave him this stuff and they knew it would harm him. Like I said in my previous blogs. It's all about the money. And some of these people are talking about Michael Jackson like he was just a druggy. For all we know we those doctor's could have got him hooked on those "drugs" he was taking. I feel like this, you need to watch what you say do and talk about these children father. Michael Jackson was a loving down to earth guy. Don't be trying to make it seem like they had a bad father because they didn't. Yall are so focused on the negative that yall are turning him into a bad guy. And he is the exact opposite. and all of you know that. his music showed he was kind and loving. he didn't do like most of yall up there people. He didn't let money blow his heed up. and that made most of yall haters mad!!!!!. And now yall can't deal with the fact that he's even bigger.

Jordan   July 9th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

It's a real sad loss to everyone

kbyk   July 9th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

someone said that Michael's kids looked like him. Would this be before or after the $500,000 of plastic surgery he received? Michael was African American and those kids couldn't be further from that. I think people are missing the point. He was a unique person and to most strange, however this is what set him apart from the rest of us.

Joe Ofosu   July 9th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

MJ's job on earth was well done. R.I.P, MJ you will always live with us FOREVER.

Jordan   July 9th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

I believe he is still the inspiration of the century

Linny and Marky   July 9th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Thank you Michael for the gift of you, you made the world a better place:)

Maxwell Ofosu   July 9th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

MJ was idolized in so many ways that people still look up to him even though he's dead.

donna   July 9th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

In my heart i believe they killed him, all these doctor are talking talking, and i am sure all these drugs are prescribed,why they did not help him, but has he pass away every one as something to say.

Amber Burley   July 9th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

OMG!!!! I am Soooo out done with some of the things some of these people fixing their mouths to say or have the nerve to say. FREAK??!?? Michael Jackson was NOT A FREAK!!!!! The media and these dumb money hungry people and haters tried to make him one. Yea I understand it's other things going on but you need to keep in mind that Michael was a big icon. these soldiers that are dying are being noticed too.....So you who feels like you want to call Mj a freak go screw ya self...You know what now that I think about it yea Mj was a F:Famous R:Real E:Exciting A:Always loving K:King of pop. Bet you feel real stupid for calling him that. maybe you the one with the problem. you ugly hater!!!!!!

Susan   July 9th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I want to thank Mr. Brando for being true to his friend after his death. All of the rest of "Yes Men" who sucked him dry and ultimately caused his death are again doing what they did best killing his good name. Michael Jackson was a great music legend and we should respect the man until we get the fact from the medical examiner's office. MJ was trying to numb himself from all the fakers around him. RIP MJ even in death they will not leave you alone (didn't you ask for that).

Latonya   July 9th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

My sympathy goes out to the Jackson's family I miss Michael so much. R.I.P 1958-2009

Tracey   July 9th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I miss Michael more than words can say. Rest in peace Michael,
noone will ever be able to hurt you again.

Just Curious   July 9th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

You are wasting your time with Miko......he probably was one of the enablers. He is not going to give up any info.

Sarah.W lll   July 9th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Mj was great

kbyk   July 9th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

While he was very talented he still had many character flaws. Just because someone is extremely talented and are above all others in a particular discipline does not automatically qualify them to be an idol. He was talented but there also seems to be an overwhelming bit of info pointing at drug addiction and poor judgment. Just because the drugs were of the highest quality does not change the fact that he may have had an addiction which is not, in my opinion, the cloth from which an idol is made.

joycelyn   July 9th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

michael jackson was a great artist and i don't think anybody will ever come and be like him!!!

Lorrie   July 9th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Maybe it's because I am studying police sciences and forencics but has any one thought about the time lapses and the doctor's sister's car. The doctor's lawyer said that he found Michael some time before noon and a considerable amount of time passed before they called 911. Is it possible that the doctor put all of the required equipment in his car before calling 911 and then had the sister or some one else come and switch the cars? Just my opinion.

Dora   July 9th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Today, at the entrance in a small neighbourhood store was displayed,as never happened until now, something like "no longer selling Oxycontin".
Related to the Michael's children:Prince looks like Marlon Brando, "Blanket" looks like Miko Brando;in the same time both Paris and Prince's chin has the same shape as Debbie's chin.

Debra   July 9th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Mikw was the sweetest, gentlest person. May be finally have peace.

Heather L.   July 9th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

MJ will be missed by everyone because of the legacy he leaves us with. He will be so terribly nissed we kove you.

K.   July 9th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I really offended by the inference that because one of the parent is Black it is in no way possible that the offspring can come out white. Why do you think you have authority as to how in general an offspring of a mixed marriage/arrangement really should look like. You heard of the Debarges? Do you know what the mother looks like? How about Marah Carey? Better yet President Obama? You all really need to leave these kids alone.

kbyk   July 9th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Being an idol does not make you who you are. Michael did many great things and was a good hearted person. He obviously liked the media attention. It was probably what made him the showman that he was, but it also may have been the very thing that drove him to make some of the decisions that resulted in his death. Sad ending, But in your mind can you imagine any other now that it happened.

Brianna   July 9th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Michael is love, peace, and a true angel now and forever.

Lissa   July 9th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

My question is if Michael was so healthy why did that doctor go to his room to check up on him, also where was he when 911 came and why did he not follow MJ to the emergency room. He showed up the next day with his lawer. What does that tell you. His surroundings used him in every way they could. Now he is dead who else they are going to suck up dry. If they were smart they would have protect their investments.

Casper   July 9th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Also ,, Legal question..

If Michael asked a dr. to give him and administer the diprivan on the basis of Michael signing a waiver or on video giving permission how would this change things legally ??

Michele   July 9th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

It's hard for me to get low-dose hydrocodone from my doctor for my fibromyalgia pain, All the times that I have needed something to help me sleep from my doctor, I was always told to take Benedryl. How is it that M. Jackson can get a powerful anesthetic just to help him sleep? He didn't even have an underlying cause of why he should be on something like that. I think the doctor should have his license revoked permenantly and should get the electric chair for killing the "King of Pop."

brenda   July 9th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

It appear that mekko and usher were MJ's only true friends

Andrew Duran   July 9th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

Michael Jackson rocked this world, all night, to sunlight

kbyk   July 9th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

D.. I really do not not think who the parents are matters. I personally think that where ever they end up will be a difficult situation and would not want to be the one to make that decision. My comment was aimed at a comment made by someone stating the kids looked like Michael. I made the assumption they were comparing them to his current look. Which I hope you agree was a manufactured look and not natures work. genetically I agree that they could be his kids but saying they look like him is a stretch.

Donna   July 9th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

I totally agree with MJ's friend. Everyone should just wait for the autopsy report to come out and stop speculating.

Mary   July 9th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

Regarding who is the biological father of Michael Jackson's kids, it is pretty obvious that it's Miko Brando. Hasn't anyone else seen the resemblance?

Sandra   July 9th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

It's easy to be a father, it's more difficult to be a daddy. And Michael Jackson was a daddy for his lovely children. That's all we have to know. All other things are private. Stop speculation.

Garito Cledanor   July 9th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

Michael Jackson was an universal artist. Through his songs we discover the love, the charity to help or support each other, the faith to survive, his passion to see the nations all over the world to stop making the war. Even young kids who weren't born when Michael was singing or performing on stage love his songs and his video music.
God bless his family and his lovely kids!

kbyk   July 9th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

Miko Brando? Sorry to hear that he does not seem too intelligent

Eugene Robinson   July 9th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

A lot has been said about the tragic life and death of Michael Jackson
It has affected me as well as so many more. I have not heared any
one to suggest what I feel is over looked. I feel Joe Jackson should
be charged with child abuse. Not only was Michael abused, but I am
sure some of the others were also.

To comment on the charges Micheal had against him. Think of his
mental state, He was like any other little boy having a sleep over and
having some fun. So many had to see something other than what it really was. SICK SICK SICK

Wendy Snyder   July 9th, 2009 10:23 pm ET

There is something about Miko Brando that makes him appear very suspicious. I may be the only one who feels this way but I'm beginning to believe that he may have been one of MJ's enablers. He claims to have been very close to Michael who was best man at his wedding and godfather to one of his children. He knows something.

Christine Andrews   July 9th, 2009 10:42 pm ET

Michael Jackson, is at peace and God is taking care of him now. So the public needs to let him rest now, before everyone had harm him so bad he could not rest with all the stress he had on him. In my mind he need his mother to come at his aid. I know he had problems with prescription drugs but he still was a good man because he took care of three kids and the sick kids over the world, you can not get better than that also he still a handsome warm loving kind heart man who I adore very much all I can say God Bless the mother Jackson and family and God will be with Michael Jackson forever. Sign,
Christine Andrews

Brenda   July 9th, 2009 10:45 pm ET

You know, Now that we have experienced this unexpected passing, will they let him rest. Is it still important on wheter he did or dint do something, if he was or wasnt? Did they not read the words when Ms Hudson was singing? Were we there in his turbalance? his sorrows? I think Rev.Sharpton said it best, when he said,: there was n othing strange aboiut you daddy, it was the strange things he had to go through. Let him rest in peace!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa   July 9th, 2009 11:03 pm ET

Ok I have to spout off a little bit. So many people are trying to find things out that really arent our business. Why he died does it really matter why what really matters is that he did and now is gone. The sad part is he died not knowing how loved he really is. And Miko you are right those kids need to stay together. They should in my opinion (no that it matters) be with the Jackson family that is the only family they know. Debbie Rowe has for whatever reason not been in their lives for a very long time. they need to be with people that know and love them and that knew and loved their father. The only way these children are going to heal and move on with their lives is to remeber their dad and to talk about him and the good times they had together and the only people they can do that with is the Jackson family. All I have to say is Paris, Prince and Blanket, hold you daddy in your hearts and remember he is looking at the same moon as you and will always love you and when you miss him so bad you cant breath listen to his music and watch family home movies I know its not the same as him being there but it does help.

crystal bryant   July 9th, 2009 11:12 pm ET

Micheal jackson **left a very big impact on da world as we all can c.** ..... ~ I just want 2 say u'll be long long luved & missed.~

Geraldine Rozier   July 9th, 2009 11:14 pm ET

I am so saddened and heart sickened over Mackael Jackson's death. It seems he had no one who really cared for him. I don't understand the lack of intervention. Secondly, I can not understantd how a medical doctor could administered diprivan without the proper equipment and a qualified support team available. Thirdly, How was Mr. Jackson caring for those beautiful children, if he was under the influence. I am a retired intensive care RN. I am familiar with these drugs and his medical condition. I have vitiligo and was able to accept the disease, because Mackael Jackson had it and he was dealing and he was a public figure. My heart is aching. I can not stop crying. I want those who are responsible out of the medical field. We take an oath to preserve life not to destroy it.

Deidre   July 9th, 2009 11:24 pm ET

So much of the media has despicably mishandled Michael. He lived the overwhelming majority of his life under the inescapable scrutiny of the media’s microscope. It seems so much of the media grossly debased and shamelessly impugned him as a person.

While he may not have been understood, the power of the voice in his lyrics is undeniable. In his music, you hear feel love, you feel hope. I know my own story and I know his music touched my life. I appreciate how God's love was shared in Michael's music and life. Michael wasn't superhuman; he just had a superhuman heart.

Michael's heart was his message, and although that message no longer lives in his heart, it lives in the hearts of those who hear his music...

Christine   July 9th, 2009 11:26 pm ET

Even so many days after Michael passing I still can't wrap my head around the fact that he is gone.... It's hard to believe that the caring loving man we have come to know and love is gone.. Michael gave up his childhood to entertain us, and to make our world such a better place... he did everything from entertain to breaking color barriers to being a driving force in so many charities organizations, etc not to mention bringing into light so many world problems. He has taught us all so much and has made our world better. But the one thing he forgot to teach us is how to go on. Our world became a much worse place on June 29th when MJ passed away .

He was a son a brother a father and an entertainer. He is now in heaven watching us all and showing that beautiful singing talent to the angels. He will forever be the "King Of Pop" but to most of us he will always be "THE STAR"

MIchael I hope that you are finally and peace and have found true happiness. There will never be anyone like you.. Thank you for all the memories and thank you for giving yourself to us completely Rest In Peace King

Forever your fan

Liz   July 9th, 2009 11:32 pm ET

I would love to see more about the children of Michael Jackson. I would love alot more though to not have MJ and his children disrespected . It is none of anyones business about the paternity. The children may need or want to know later in life but I really don't see the relevance of this topic to anything that is going on.
The Memorial had great coverage and was conducted with sensitivity. Bravo for that . The paternity topic is inappropriate.

Kelly C   July 10th, 2009 12:10 am ET

I hope that Debbie Rowe leaves the children together and with the Jackson family, those kids have been through way too much already with losing their father, and to be seperated would be devestating. As for the Courts if they did give Debbie Rowe custody of the two older children it would be the ultimate miscarriage of justice, after all she put a price tag on those kids so there was no maternal bond they were only a piece of property to her and when she sold them she lost any ownership that she should have had. Any court offical that seperates those kids and gives Debbie Rowe custody or even visitation should be taken off the bench immediately.

Brenda   July 10th, 2009 12:11 am ET

MJ truly was a beautiful person–inspiring, contagious joy for music and dance, always sharing his love of people and children, sharing his magic–the magic only he had. He was misunderstood by many, but the world loved him so nonetheless. And, the WORLD is mourning for him. I am a 43 year old professional, and my heart is broken. I have cried like a baby knowing he is gone. Michael, I hope you knew you were very much loved and respected for your music AND for the person you were. Your music and your children are your living legacy. Rest in peace. You meant so much to me and to so many. I will never forget you and will always cherish your music and all the life memories I have of amazing you. Thank you and thank you to the Jackson family. My deepest sympathies. bg

Kathy Carney   July 10th, 2009 12:27 am ET

Michael died from a slow leathal injection! The doctor or doctors should face prison time!

Shayna P   July 10th, 2009 12:55 am ET

Since the day Michael passed I have been watching the news hoping that the police would finally catch whomever done this to him. It upsets me when I see people who have been around Michael practically every day act as though they do not have answers as to who may have done this to him. I highly doubt that Michael Jackson did not share what had been upsetting him with his friends let alone who may have provided him with the medications. For those who do possess information – each and every one of them should speak – even if it means letting secrets out which were promised never to be spoken about. I know that if it were me, and my friend were in that situation I would want them to say all that they know.

sasha   July 10th, 2009 12:56 am ET

i cant stop crying like diana ross! he was our baby!! we love ya mj.

Jeff Ross   July 10th, 2009 12:57 am ET

Why is Larry King Live not talking about drug use prescription pill epidemic in the context of the barrage of drug company advertisements on TV. These drug companies are creating a culture of drug dependency in America and the Michael Jackson case is the tip of the iceberg in what could be a national pandemic of drug dependency. Shouldn't the federal government regulate cultural implications of drug advertising. We have too many drug ads on TV.

sasha   July 10th, 2009 12:58 am ET

He was KING OF POP!!! WE need to be with those children telling them about their good father not the mistakess that he made.

Petra   July 10th, 2009 1:02 am ET

It's amazing to me how all those "friends" who were supposedly so close to Michael never knew anything about his drug problem. In particular, I find it hard to believe that your frequent guest Miko, who portrays himself as such a close confidant, never knew anything, never saw anything and so on. Is he also in denial??? No wonder the poor guy ended this way with such friends around him.

Freda   July 10th, 2009 1:03 am ET

Read will listening to man in the mirror it helps! Lol its a joke smile sometime! It hurts me that we are doing this to his family. This mans has been in the spotlight since he was 5 years old. Can you imagine sawbing the mouths of those beautiful children who have just lost the only father they know? Please lets be human and have hearts! LEAVE THEM ALONE.!!!! If you love Michael Let his family handle it privately. Would you want what is going on in your life in public!!! Would YOu!! He is human there is other things going on in the world. A war people getting killed! A woamn died while protesting . Shot straight in the chest.. WOW! He raised those kids right! Just leave them alone please. He song to us from his heart. Earth song listen to the lyrics. I lost my father only man that i Knew was my father and if i learned he wasnt my father like this my goodness! PLEASE leave them alone. Things are happening in the world that are changing the world fast! I live in wisconsin. It is July I remember when it was like a hundred degrees outside! It’s cold now Havent seen days like that. The world is changing before our very eyes. Lets look at that! Not at hurting the lives of promising children. Everyone no matter who u are know at least one Michael Jackson song. Please like the song says leave him alone. Give him his rest he needs it. He gave us his life. Since he was 5.Dont make his family, please parents out there his kids who call him daddy! Dont make them go through this! PLEASE GIVE HIM REST.

Shayna P   July 10th, 2009 1:04 am ET

Meiko – I understand you are Michael Jackson's friend, but are you hiding information for the reason that maybe you are trying to protect yourself?

Susan   July 10th, 2009 1:05 am ET

The bottom line is addiction is addiction. It just depends on what is easier for you to get. rid of the pain. I am a struggeling, grateful, recent recovering alcoholic. The legalissues with the doctors are raised from people that need a 'reason' instead of understanding that we addicts don't have the same perseptions as others. To understand the compulsion or need to be perfect that some addicts place on themselves is easy to understand. All life is hard, but the difference in MJ and Brook Shields is that she isn't an addict. She doesn't have the gene that leads to addiction. That is why some people can have a drink and others have one drink, then can't stop. Addicts don't want that to happen. They promise themselves, with all the conviction in their hearts and soul that it won't happen the next morning, but it does.

His doctors are not at fault. An addict will find a way to ease their pain any way they can. That is our makeup. People that truly love us, we manipulate to become enabelers. They don't want to see the addiction because they also want us to be perfect. Addicts' brains are designed differently than other people. We decieve, conive, plan and scheme to make ourselves look perfect to those we care about because we care so much about them. That is part of the disease.

MJ had the world, I just have my family. It's still equally important. and the same disease.

James E.   July 10th, 2009 1:05 am ET

Michael Jackson created a special bond for Me and my three son's, I Love you Manny, Poopskins and Picca, Remember The Time !!!!! Dad

shauna   July 10th, 2009 1:19 am ET

I think everyone needs to start focusing on the positive aspects of Michaels life instead of the negative. He was an incredible person & entertainer. Michael Jackson will be greatly missed.

The issue reguarding a drug addiction, I believe is the MEDIA's fault. If you people had any souls at all you would not be in his business 24/7. I know it would drive me to doing drugs if I had to be perfect all the time to satisfy you people! Shame on you all! Making money off this poor mans troubles!
You all will have to stand and be judged one day & what will you have to say for yourselves? God have mercy on your souls!

Sandy H, from Virginia   July 10th, 2009 1:20 am ET

Someone needs to be held responsible for Michaels death. Simply, some needs to go to jail for the murder of Michael Jackson. Just as someone should have went to jail for the murder of Elvis Presley. It is ridiculous for doctors to enable wealthy folks by fulfilling the request for prescription drugs that are dangerous, and to take payment for providing them. They need to be held accountable for their actions, period. As for Michael, well he was the best, he did alot of good for this world, he had a kind and caring heart. Rest in Peace Michael, you certainly derserve it.

Jenna   July 10th, 2009 1:22 am ET

The man that just took over for Larry King was not a nice man. People need to leave the kids alone. This is about Jackson's death not his private family! I dont care who the father is Michael Jackson has taught those kids everything they know. He loved and cared for them. I agree with Sasha we don't need to show his CHILDREN the mistakes he made because he was and an amazing person. like the Rev. Al Sharpton said " what nothing strange about your daddy,it was starnge what your daddy had to deal with!" Amen

Trina   July 10th, 2009 1:24 am ET

Even though Michael Jackson was a celebrity, he deserved privacy, and respect for his private life.He was a very good father, a very good person base from many of his friends and I would appreciate it if CNN would stop digging for dirty laundry.

I admire his friend Mr. Brando, he's really a true friend, and it would be nice to follow his lead and to wait for the facts and stop the negative speculations.

Michael Jackson's children should be left alone and respect their privacy as well.

marie wheaton   July 10th, 2009 1:37 am ET

Michael Jackson was a special person. When he needed help. The doctors are supposed to help. But not to kill a human being. I know in my heart he was murdered. For what reason we probably will never know the real truth. The night I seen it on the news I cried my heart out for him and his family and especially for his children.
When I heard about Michael. I told my husband someone killed him.
In my heart I have had a bad feeling about this.
I hope all the doctors involved in this gets what they deserve. It won't bring Michael back. But it will bring some peace to his family , knowing what really happen to him.
God Bless His Family.

Peanut in NJ   July 10th, 2009 1:58 am ET

Dr. Kline and Debbie Rowe are as guilty as sin. This was a plot from day one. The only thing implanted in Debbie Rowe was Dr. Kline. Who knows what Dr. Kline was giving Micheal when he was under anesthesia? Did this doctor perform surgery outside of the hospital? I think this Doctor and Debbie Rowe manipulated Micheal for years pretending to be his friends but was out for his money all along. This was indeed a long term plan. Dr. Kline looked and sounded as guilty as sin on your show and lied throughout the whole show. Some friend to get on national television and tell MJ's business. He doesn't know if he's the father but he knows that Debbie and MJ had sex. How the heck does he know this? This doctor needs to be INVESTIGATED thoroughly and especially after saying he thinks that Debbie Rowe should be allowed to have those children. Those children should be left alone with the Jackson family. The Nanny will be there to help Mrs. Jackson with those children. I had a cousin who babysat for me and she was in her mid to late 80s so I don't see a problem with this. Mrs. Jackson looks very healthy at her age and she has many family members that will help her. Debbie Rowe needs to go back and get her money from that plastic surgery she had because she still looks like a man. She wasted the money she got from MJ on plastic surgery and now she is broke. I don't even think a Judge should let her in his court room. If she wanted those kids she should have fought for them long ago. Now she and the 'GOOD DOCTOR" want to sit back and relax on MJ's money. And I wish Nancy Grace would shut up as well talking about the Jackson family wants to make money off of burying MJ at Neverland. That's obsurd. MJ probably has a Life Insurance Policy that could buy Nancy Grace. So he is not broke and his children will be taken well care of. Nancy needs to resign because her mouth is too big at times and she needs to go home and take care of her children. If she had twins at 50, who is she to say that Mrs. Jackson can't take care of a 10, 12 , and 7 year old? Nancy is at grandma age herself.

Mae   July 10th, 2009 2:10 am ET

Unfortunately everyone is still trying to run M.J. into the ground (again). I think that all the do-gooders that have never had to deal with chronic pain have no idea what they are talking about and they shouldn't talk. I have found myself telling many many people that until you walk in someones shoes then you will never really know what or why those people do what they do.. I have two brothers that have been diagnosed with R.A. I have not been given the diagnoses yet, but I can tell you I hurt in unbelievable ways, everyday. I also suffer from major arthritis in all of my back. I had surgery for two herniated discs in 2003. I have a tremendous time dealing with the pain. As of the last 9 months I have been mentioned to family and friends that i may need to try to obtain illegal drugs to help quell the pain. This coming from a person that has never been drunk or smoked or did drugs. I have been hard core my whole life about the use of these items. But let me tell you, when every second of your life is now filled with pain your views change. From tremendous headaches to the joints in my toes my whole body is suffering. You cannot pinpoint a part of my body that does not hurt. Anyone who does not get to enjoy this day in and day out can not imagine what one has to indure. If as in M.J's case and many others the doctors did not prescribe legal pain killers then they would have to go to the streets and possibly be arrested just because they need honest help for horrific pain. The doctors prescribe a legal way for suffers to get pain relief. I did not understand this until my body became riddled with all its issues. I use to say people were facking it or over reacting to pain or whatever simply because I had never had had to deal with chronic pain. Also, if people keep brow beating this issue then pain relief for people who are suffering will be gotten rid of. All those stone throwers will have to pay the piper some day if they become all crippled up with pain when they get older. Michael obviously had a pain issue, and we do not know what his pain was coming from and we should not know. There are laws to protect his health records. But if he had Lupus then he very well would have been suffering great pain and he deserved to have help dealing with it. Lets give him a break, he was probably in great pain after he practiced the show and took something to help. I know I can hardly walk, sit , or lay down after I am active. I kid you not there is not a position that will help relieve the pain. Micheal was jumping around like a little kid and his body surly struck back. The man was 50 not 20 or 30. Give him a break. And leave those poor precious children be. By the time the media gets finished Michaels kids will not know who what when or why about themselves. They are Michael 's kids, that's that, now go on with something else. No DNA tests, no more speculation, leave it be.

Patricia Smith, Nassau, Bahamas   July 10th, 2009 2:13 am ET

I am so disappointed with Larry King, and his guest host last night. They continuously question the doctor and Brando with regard to donating sperm to conceive MJ's children. My gawd Paris, Prince, and Blanket lost their Dad and to hear, two days after MJ is funerlized CNN insinuating that these two men could possibly be the children's biological father. Who cares, it will never make a difference if you have to attack MJ focus on something else but to indirectly attack the his children is a low blow. Larry how would you like if O'Reilly question your friends on TV about the possibility that your children could be with another man because you are too old, think about the children, no rating, no rating is worth that, you are popular enough to insist that you will not be so mean. I am extremely diappointed in you

Patty Thailand   July 10th, 2009 2:39 am ET

Hi Larry and everybody,

Thank you for your Live show about the Jackson story.I can open my eyes from the dreakness where the media usually send a mistaken comunication to people around the world about Micheal Jackson news.Until now,some people stood still believe that MJ would like to be a white skin and still believe that the Jackson family and friend are imagine for people around the world because they may get stakeholders with MJ'death.

I have some questions with MJ'slive.

Why MJ always undercovered his allegations from the media as he was alive ?

I want to know who is Bangket 's mother ? and

Why anyone should be disclosed the whole of MJ's mysteries to the public to know all about the truth?

I will looking forward to hearing theMJ 's mysteries from the Larry King Live ?

Thank you very much.

Best reguard,

Patty from Thailand

Rachel Shealy   July 10th, 2009 2:50 am ET

I think m.j left a huge impact on the world, and will always be number-1 in my heart.

Karin   July 10th, 2009 3:52 am ET

I feel so bad for MJ's kids.My prayers are with them and MJ's entire family.R.I.P Michael Jackson..

Celeste M   July 10th, 2009 4:05 am ET

WHY is Miko so evasive??? He didn't see ANYTHING? He says that Michael was his friend! Was he a "Yes" man too? His demeanor is flat and lacks expression. I really don't like his defensiveness OR his body language, he covers his mouth with his hand. He says wait and see about the investigation and he keeps trying to get the interviewers off track. Very Suspicious!
How is it that MJ could be a good and involved father in his condition?
I think that even though Michael had the last say, he obviously wasn't mentally healthy enough to take care of himself properly. His people helped kill the goose that laid the golden egg.

Misty   July 10th, 2009 4:12 am ET

Micheal Jackson's kids should be kept together. Debbie Rowen should not interfear, she's not the mother of all three.The Jackson family has loved these kids and thats what they need, pluse they're comfortable.

catherine, Philippines   July 10th, 2009 5:26 am ET

Hi Larry,
I didn't know i would be as affected over Michael's death ... I have been crying constantly. We have lost a generous and caring humanitarian, he had his own personal battles to fight yet he wrote and worked hard for fighting world hunger, prejudice , global destruction, and racism. He genuinely loved children, it broke his heart to have been wrongly accused of harming children. I know he is in heaven now, rest in peace Michael, I will truly miss you, hope one day when my time comes, I will personally see you moon walk up there: ). I love you Michael!

Nilanthi   July 10th, 2009 6:25 am ET

Please leave Michael's 3 children out of this! Don't go into details to find out whether Michael is the biological father. To those children Michael is their father not matter what happens. But trying to dig into it you will ruin whatever the momories they have, as Michaels was the only parent they had and he was a wonderful father to them. Please don't distroy what they have. Leave them out of the discussions. Let them mourn for their beloved Dad. Please let them be..

thank you

leen   July 10th, 2009 7:19 am ET

before..he died..i never care about him.But i like his song..and he so sweet and kind..his eye full with loneliness.But after he died I feel so i can feel him...If i can turn back the time ..I want to said to him..I know MJ is innocent..People who done that to him..there monster..and greedy..To MJ RIP..may..allah bless you and rest forever

Vicki   July 10th, 2009 7:51 am ET

It's a shame that many people didn’t get Michael or took the time to really know him. Look at his children they are the result and product of his goodness The human race, are quick to believe whatever they hear or read, even much quicker to judge and condemn. Though we ought not to, but that’s just the way of this life. They will never realise what they have missed out on, regardless what they might be saying right now. The world has lost the greatest talent not to mention the most loving and accepting person of our time. To us, Michael was a symbol of hope, love and life. He was everything that was meaningful and good. No one will or can ever take his place, who will continue his work ‘healing this world’ that so much needs healing? We saw him not only as an icon but a true friend. When we look around this world all we hear of are the awful things going on which breaks our hearts. Our only way of escape was Michael. He encouraged us in many ways telling us that anything is possible. Showing us good examples of how we should all be. If only we could all come together if we could all unite and forget our differences and learn to live in peace and harmony. What a world that would be?
Too many people are dying and some could have been avoided what’s happening with our world? No one seems to care, any more. It’s like we’re born without hearts we’re into ourselves no consideration for others. Michael will be sorely missed by all his fans and loved ones. Michael this is for you ‘You will forever be in our hearts’ Find love in the arms of Our Lord.
Forever Michael peace with our eternal love

audrey UK   July 10th, 2009 8:23 am ET

Dear Mr. King
I would like to ask you to take the lead in stopping all the negative comments about past allegations. Someone needs to do it openly and publicly, for his memory, for his family, for his children and for his millions of fans around the world. Please let that someone be YOU. The comments made by Pete King are insensitive and unacceptable and I cannot understand why US TV channels found it necessary to give him airtime and how the US Congress can allow such hateful comments to go unchallenged by someone in such a high position. It is time to stop. It is time to recognise Michael Jackson's contribution to the world, both as an musician and as a humanitarian. Also why was Resolution 600 kicked out? Why, when he has done so much for the USA, and globally? Why can't your politicians have the decency to face criticism and controversy and proceed?

I would like to see you do a program on his humanitarian efforts, so widely unknown until now and act as a catalyst for people from all over the world to back the resolution. When I saw the Resolution, I was amazed at what he did for others throughout the years without any publicity or self gratification. Surely it is time to put away the past controversies (that were never proven) and honor Michael Jackson with an award both within the USA and on an international scale ie honorary knighthood and Nobel Prize. Please take this forward Larry, it needs someone like you to help make this happen.
With thanks and appreciation.
Audrey UK

Vilma   July 10th, 2009 8:29 am ET

For me, Michael is the most wonderful person and the most talented. I grew up with his songs no matter what they said about him I will forever remain his loyal fan. RIP Michael and I love you! 🙂

sandra   July 10th, 2009 8:44 am ET

All three children should go to Debbie Rowe. Katherine Jackson and the rest of the family are not related to them. These kids will find out the truth one day rather sooner than later, they are so obviously different than the rest of the family, it will be painful.

I seriously doubt that MJ's kids will be taken care by grandma herself, or any other family member. Most likely nannies will be hired to do the job. That's not right. If they fight for these kids whom they know aren't theirs , it's most likely for the money and to use them for celebrity.

As strange as it sounds the only person who wants the best for the children is their mom. I think she'll equally love and care for the three of them.

The DNA should be done to Dr. Klein and Miko Brando, at least to put the paternity rumor to rest.

wendii   July 10th, 2009 8:54 am ET

hms , reali dat sad when heard those news . hard to accept it . reali loves michael alot . reali hope dat dis news is a joke . and nothin happen before . he jus 50 years old .

michael ,, you will always in my heart ! you are my KING !
i loves you lots ..

brian   July 10th, 2009 9:02 am ET

Miko knows many things but he won't tell, including who the real parents of the children are.

Wendy   July 10th, 2009 9:03 am ET

A light such as Michael Jackson's shines forever....Yet, the loss is simply too much for all of us he left behind.
You are loved and missed, Michael. Thank you for your genius and your gentle heart. Shine on.

julie   July 10th, 2009 9:07 am ET

as i watched the memorial of michael jackson, i was stunned to find out how much of a humanitarian mr. jackson was. i grew up watching the jackson 5 and michael jackson and loved and purchased every single, album, cassette and dvd. the media made mr. jackson a freak of nature and he became this strange creature that we watched from afar. when i sat and watched the memorial i realized how human mr. jackson truly was. and am not sure if mr. jackson was protecting his family, children and life by not relying on them to humanize him prior to his death, but i was so moved and sorrowful that i never saw that side of his life before his death. his family is so loving and his children so beautiful i well up with tears thinking about it. not for that moment but for all of the moments i allowed the media to jade my perception of the man, the performer, the great michael jackson. humility and love were his life. for all of those who still spew hatred, please let it rest. my deepest sympathies to the jackson family and mr. jackson's children. may God bless and watch over you.

gbenga   July 10th, 2009 9:19 am ET

Michael remains a Legendary iconoclastic Entertainment Genius, a Music perfectionist per excellence and Numero Uno stage performing maestro OF ALL TIME.
Even in Transition, you rank PRIMUS INTERPARES, NULLUS SECONDUS.
The Wacko-skeptics always forget or simply refuse to acknowledge that only people with FLAWS can aim to become PERFECT.

angela   July 10th, 2009 9:28 am ET

hey micheal you will always be alive in my heart no matter what people say youre goodness will always preveil and you made three very cute kids who look like you no doubt and as for youre family they were trueiy blessed to have you its not goodbye just see you later

Sheryl   July 10th, 2009 10:09 am ET

Michael was diagnosed with lupus, as Dr. Klein has said, so I am wondering how accurately he was treated for this very debilitating disease.

Genevieve   July 10th, 2009 10:35 am ET

Why can't we let MJ rest in peace? Every human being when he dies deserves to rest in peace. And his children mostly deserve to have a calm noramal life now. These kids need to move on with their life as normal human beings. I respect the work that the media is doing, but isn't this too much? Aren't speculations going over board? Whether Dr. Klein or Miko could have been the donors to help a man so desperate to have kids, what does it change in our life? Michael Jackson suffered from Lupus and Virtiligo, the man was in constant pain, why don't we talk about his suffering, his frustration not to be able to have a normal life, the humiliation facing moqueries, the suspicions must have had some serious impact on him, why don't we talk about that instead? Why do we need to dig bones in a mashed potatoe with speculations that are not taking us nowhere until results come back. Talking about "possible homicide" or else is just too much!

I truly believe that it is time to stop all these defamatories against the man. and all others who lived near him to help him. And if curiosity is our motive, let the results come back before we speculate so much about it all. Let's hear about his life, his travellings, his hopes, his success, his love for his children... his fears perhaps in taking Demerol as he sings it in his last recording... Let's find out more about this icon who simply wished to be a normal man. The man who played a role with oddities while teasing us all to hide perhaps only his true identity!

More details of symptoms and treatment of Lupus should be revealed, also about the skin disease his suffered instead of all those horrible things that are being repeated over and over about his past etc.... etc...

Thanks Larry for your reports. They are the most logical and down to earth comparing to all of what I have heard so far. from the others...

Ana   July 10th, 2009 10:52 am ET

MJ's biggest legaccy?!? His love for mankind. And of course, his 3 sweet children who should be protected from this insania, as his father would like to.

tomas   July 10th, 2009 11:24 am ET

well, joe jackson just said this morning that he's going to raise the children to be enterteiners, so we know what the plan is for them. Grandpa has it all figured out...More dough to the family. Nothing will be the same for them from now on.
How can people let them live their childhood when their dad's family can't. See them soon on Nickelodeon.

Rosa   July 10th, 2009 12:46 pm ET

My heart breaks everytime I think about his 3 children. The one constant thing in their lives is now gone. MJ found pure, undying love in those children. My heart goes out to Prince, Paris and Blanket. Michael Jackson's main legacy lies in those children. I know that he was an amazing father, unlike his.

wendii   July 10th, 2009 1:30 pm ET

hms , reali hard to imagine dat MICHAEL JACKSON is gone . and is leaving dis world . i reali hope dat day heard de is jus a joke . and not true . i reali loves his songs loves the ways he dance . OMG !! but den , MICHAEL is in another world . you * still the best ! you * will be my KING always .. you rox * MICHAEL !!

loves ~

Weltenbummler   July 10th, 2009 1:49 pm ET

Here are some things to think about. There are always two sides to a medal.
1. Without MJ's father Joe – how bad he might have been – MJ probably would have never been the person and star he has been. MJ stated in an interview 2003 that his father was a genius. Of course he suffered from the abuse and never had a good relationship with his father but he tried to see the positive side – the becoming of a great star.
2. Just hypothetical speaking – if and just if MJ would have taken prescription medications in an allowed doses or taking it too much – it made him able to perform. To dance and sing and do charity work instead of sitting on the couch wincing in pain (lupus related or because of other diseases).
If that would have been the case we should not judge him for that. Sometimes in order to be a genius performer there are some sacrifices and I think he would have given his life in order to perform and maybe, just maybe, he did.

regina   July 10th, 2009 2:26 pm ET

Miko is really a good friend of MJ. Im so pleased there's people like miko and liz taylor that will in MJ's side no matter what. Just read the news about MJ's skin. He really had this vitiligo disorder. I understand now why his skin so white and why he used the lipstick. And i can imagine how hard it is for MJ to take all the bad words the medias said about his skin. Can people please don't trust the medias just like that? The medias just made it up. they don't care MJ's feeling and the impact of him. I believe he himself doesn't want to have this vitiligo thing. But he's strong enough to take it and still able to entertain the world, do the charity, and raise his children. You are really an angel, Michael. That's why God took you from this world. Because He needs his angel back. Love u Michael.

Kate   July 10th, 2009 6:33 pm ET

Jackson's legacy is his songs, his philanthropy, his strong sense of collective responsibility for what is going on in the world, his desire for sharing with others.
His "Gone to soon", "Jam", "They don't care about us", "Earth song", "Heal the world", "Black or white", "Cry", "Why you wanna trip on me", " We are the World", "What more can I give", and, of course, his best creation "Man in the mirror" are all-time songs! This man dreamt of making the world a better place and wanted us to follow him.
I've never treated Jackson seriously until recently. I grew up in the 90's and missed his zenith of fame. All I knew about Jackson from the mass media is that he was a "Wacko Jacko", who once could make some good moves on stage and sang high, but by the mid. of the 90's led a very weird way of life, made dozens of plastic surgeries, bleached his skin, as he was ashamed of his race, probably abused children, married strange women for hide his dark secrets.
I wonder why I've never heard that Jackson was a 100% self-made man and that his life is implementation of the so-called 'American dream'.
Why have I never heard that Jackson was a pioneer, innovator in music and culture in general?
Why have I never heard that Jackson was among those who broke racial barriers in the USA?
I've never heard about his charity work until recently! Why it wasn't as widely covered in the media as the suppositions about his private life?
Why journalists found and still find it appropriate to call him a child molester and even 'pervert', when there've never been enough evidence for that?
Despite hell and high water Jackson came through, he managed to retain his modesty, sincerity, belief in human nature and built a strong family. He never betrayed his ideals and that makes him an icon and legend of his time.

Weltenbummler   July 10th, 2009 7:34 pm ET

To Kate: Thanks for the article – you are absolutely right – it's time for people to speak up about being brainwashed by the media. You did not hear about those things because they didn't and don't want you to hear about it. Whatever happened to MJ in 2003-2005 is happening all over again after his death – character assessination as it's finest. For the same reason you don't hear about all the diseases MJ had. If you check the LUPUS foundation website you would see what effect LUPUS has and what it can do to a person. There is a strong link between fatal heart/lung complications and also blood clots. But you don't hear anything in the press about it. They rather want people to believe the gossip of narcotic drug use because gossip sells and that is what most in the media care about.

Aziza Tawdi   July 10th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Joe Jackson's opinion that MJ's death involves foul play is banter on his part. It is possible that MJ was desperate to sleep and either injected himself or took more pills than he should have. Doctors talk of pain but they don't understand the psyche behind the pain. When you are in pain and you can no longer tolerate it, you will overdose unintentially. You will swallow the pills and hope they work right away, but they don't...10 minutes would seem a very long time and so you swallow some more pills. This is repeated several times a day. Chronic pain requires constant medication the threshold for pain is different for every person. Low threshold will inevitably lead to unintended overdose.

Whatever killed MJ, the world lost an exquisite talented performer. While it is gallant

Peanut in NJ   July 10th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

First Larry, I would like to commend you on the wonderful coverage you did through this whole ordeal. Next I would like to commend the Jackson Family for their professionalism and encouragement to each other at such a difficult time. Sometimes you can try to help a person all you want but if they are in denial and not at the point to help themselves, there is nothing more anyone else could do. I hope those families who lied on MJ are having restless nights and NIGHTMARES. When it's all said and done, SOMEBODY will be paying back 20 million $. The memorial service was very well put together. I will miss MJ first for being the Humanitarian that he was, the dancer and singer he was, and just for being a loving human being. I am so saddened that he had to live through so much pain and suffering but now he can finally Rest In Peace. And Mr. X, you need to get off of this site and put your head under the water in your bath tub.

CregMac   July 10th, 2009 10:36 pm ET

Its funny how all of his "friends" are showing up after he died. Where were they when he needed them during his court cases and public persecution? Just looking for their 15 mins I guess.

Leslie   July 11th, 2009 12:59 am ET

Has anybody ever thought that Michael Jackson was killed for monetary gain, someone should really check into insurance policies secured by AEG.

Wisnu from Indonesia   July 11th, 2009 6:06 am ET

There's a rumor says Michael Jackson's coffin is empty!!
if that true, they must be not bring his coffin

Lola   July 11th, 2009 6:26 am ET

I dont think there will be anyone over the next hundred years in michaels position and what an emotional message given by his daughter. Bless him and his kids,

ebun akinkunmi ojo   July 11th, 2009 7:33 am ET

hi Larry

The media people should candidly stop traumatising Micheal Jackson's Kids. I will want to believe they are the only joy he took with him. Why do they want to chase those young children to their eventual death like they did with their father.
I was really shocked when I found out that even on your show, Jim Moret was asking Miko if he fathereed Blanket. Why Larry? even you allowed that!. I have always respected your show, but with this new style to kids? It is not fair. Psychologically when they start to hear all this stuff as they become adults, they too may be pushed to the wall and look for solace in drugs. Allow them to leave a normal life.

Whatever MJ became or took to death does not matter now. His Legacy will live on. The media people and selfish police have his blood on their hands not the doctors. "Maybe they will leave you alone now" Marlon, I don't think so, they have gone to renew they energy to start a new sequel by using the Children. Let Micheal be in peace .
Larry I respected you so much and still do, kindly help to stop this nonsense in your own little way. Those Children I believe are the sweetest thing to ever happen to Micheal. People adopt Children ,do artificial insemination, uses surrogates and they are not crucified. Why Micheal? .... Ebun Akinkunmi Ojo- Lagos Nigeria (pls spread this message to your colleague and other media people in the very Big Name Of GOD!)

michelle   July 12th, 2009 4:58 am ET

Hi Larry,
I am so SHOCK to see how MICHAEL Money is causing PEOPLE to LOOSE themselves. FIRST The Bioligical Mother should NOT GET THE KIDS SHE GOT HER FAIR SHEAR already, she was'nt a mother figure in the past while MJ was alive so she should'nt be in any picture now if she is,she will be in it for the MONEY!!!!She give up her rights!!! I am surprise that the Doctor treating MJ is shock about his death!!!! What happen to a medical history when you takea new client on!!! what had happened to the floor for CPR!!!What was this delay to call emergency!!! No Phone Around!!!? does't know the address!! Medical Judgement!!! Caller tone of voice was a mess a person dying and you sounded so normal!! I hope I was dreaming about the death because every thing seemed so staged. The Privacy of these kids are gone MJ will not REST IN PEACE because his private life is exposed!!!

michelle   July 12th, 2009 5:11 am ET

I Hope MJ rest in peace I will miss your dance moves!! your Positive songs for world peace, your fresh new look, clothes of choice!!! you have open up doors for black people. I love the way you do it , you have cross the boundries and set the stage of the imposibilities.

marianne   July 12th, 2009 6:03 am ET

the world has lost a great soul.
He gave the world so much, not only his voice.
it in my mind all day, I still can't believe it.
He brought a message to the world. The message to heal the world.
It's are duty to go on with his message, and make the world a better place. He inspired us with his voice, his personality and most importand with his love for the world.
Don't we forget it!!!!!!!!!!!
I love you Michael.

Nina   July 12th, 2009 4:57 pm ET

Michael Jackson was a truly wonderful soul, he has given the world so many gifts. It breaks my heart, what he all had to go through he was scrutinized and tormented by so many people and forces. It is a pity that he has left us so soon! I pray that Michael is in a better place now and can rest in peace. We truly love you Michael, and miss you forever!

Brittany   July 12th, 2009 5:43 pm ET

I want to thank Larrr King for all the updates on Michael! He was a great man and will be greatly missed!!!

Phildonus   July 12th, 2009 7:37 pm ET

Michael Jackson, Godsent! Next Episode............100 YEARS

Barbara Jones   July 12th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

There is an ache in my heart for the loss of MJ. I feel for his family and childen. His life was in more turmoil than I ever knew. Larry King is doing a good job sharing insight on MJ life and legacy!

Solair   July 13th, 2009 12:57 am ET

Michael Jackson I love you and you are a rolemodel for many including me. Your songs are the only songs i listen to and thats rare for a 12 year old

ebun akinkunmi ojo   July 13th, 2009 2:15 am ET

hi Larry

The media people should candidly stop traumatising Micheal Jackson’s Kids. I will want to believe they are the only joy he took with him. Why do they want to chase those young children to their eventual death like they did with their father.
I was really shocked when I found out that even on your show, Jim Moret was asking Miko if he fathereed Blanket. Why Larry? even you allowed that!. I have always respected your show, but with this new style to kids? It is not fair. Psychologically when they start to hear all this stuff as they become adults, they too may be pushed to the wall and look for solace in drugs. Allow them to leave a normal life.

Whatever MJ became or took to death does not matter now. His Legacy will live on. The media people and selfish police have his blood on their hands not the doctors. ”Maybe they will leave you alone now” Marlon, I don’t think so, they have gone to renew they energy to start a new sequel by using the Children. Let Micheal be in peace .
Larry I respected you so much and still do, kindly help to stop this nonsense in your own little way. Those Children I believe are the sweetest thing to ever happen to Micheal. People adopt Children ,do artificial insemination, uses surrogates and they are not crucified. Why Micheal? …. Ebun Akinkunmi Ojo- Lagos Nigeria (pls spread this message to your colleague and other media people in the very Big Name Of GOD!)

susana gomez   July 13th, 2009 6:06 am ET

where do i start? here question to all music entertainers- where were all the Black African American during this celebration? like Ophrah,Diana Ross,whitney,men and women alike. i don't buy the cheesy statement Diana made that she would rather mourn in private. get real. Michael thought the world of you and you let him down. President Obama should of been there too! As rich as Ophrah is and all these celebrities...where were all the flowers? the stage looked so bare! He gave to the WORLD MILLIONS and the least the celebrity world could have done is filled that place with flowers. As for the mother of Michael she needs to put her foot down like a STRONG AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN do and file for a divorce from that EVIL man. and take charge of her life! She should have already had a RUDE awakening of what that man did to their son and not allow him to do the same to those 3 kids! Also that Jermaine and the dad want to bury M.J. at NEVERLAND. Mom step up to the plate and tell that husband of yours and your son where YOU are going to bury The PRINCE. Don't allow votes demand your wishes. If you can't control of your family then move aside and have someone else take control.
Michael you are in HEAVEN and i know God said to you...SON WE TRIED but they know not what they do.
I only HOPE that you now are smiling and dancing and singing.
Playing, creating magic and keeping those angels busy.
One day my precious little peter pan we will talk, since i was never able to here on earth.
YOU were a handsome man, a beautiful person, a wonderful father.
Those that lied on you and didn't believe in you will regret each and everyday the wrong they did.
RIP my peter pan xoxoxoxoxoxo susana

susana gomez   July 13th, 2009 6:26 am ET

Oh my i forgot totally about (MRS.DIAMONDS) Elizabeth Taylor, what was so important that you couldn't attend Michael's MEMORIAL? I know if the shoe was in the other foot– Michael would NOT of missed it for nothing in the world! Regardless of how he would had mourned for you. What you too good or ashamed to cry in public? Boy was Michael so wrong in picking some of his friends like you, yes you Liz,Diana,ect. You don't deserve me wearing your perfume. I am so disgusted. i threw out 2 bottles of that diamond crap. never again will i ever buy that or any product that has your label. You shame me.

Mariola   July 13th, 2009 11:33 am ET

Michael was peaceful man, very delicate and sensitive. He did not need calm down medicaments. I suppose that unfit persons from his protection circle could give him overdose without the consent of him.
Debbie is the woman who has been hired to born two children (or one), but she did not give her cells. She is not biological mother Michael's children. The mother of their children have no contact with them, with Michael and children, did not live in the big house, like Debbie, and did not received money.
Dr Klein wanted to be near the Star, like Debbie, but he did not give his cells, too.
It is time for dementi these untrue informations.

nina   July 13th, 2009 11:36 am ET

I am from sri lanka and in this country few have heard of elvis, hardly anyone of sinatra. but everyone know michael jackson! he is a household name and people love him and his music. i feel as if i have lost a friend.

Mariola   July 13th, 2009 12:35 pm ET

My heart is broken, my soul cries. Michael – the Icon of the Contemporary Pop Culture, Perfect Performer, The Best Singer is dead. There is no way to meet him, listen to his new songs... Maybe one day in the future, on the Moon or in the other place in the space we will meet Him one more time.
I long for Him and his family. These three Jewels, Prince, Paris and Blanket. Three nice children, who – I hope – will be good people, like theirs fathers and mother and Michael – the Father.

sheila   July 13th, 2009 4:26 pm ET

I have loved Michael Jackson ever since the group first started out. I was in high school and all of us gilrs chose a boyfriend from the group. I chose Jackie; Michael was too young. But down through the years, I have loved him. To me he was a genius, a great humanitarian, a wonderful person – with a gift that could only come from God. Some people have talent, his was a natural God given gift. Never before has anyone ever performed like this young man. Every time I see him on tv I cry because we have lost a great person. I don't care about the accusations about him, he was proven innocent and that's enough for me. Even if he had not been exonerated, I would still have love and admired him for his accomplishments in life and yes because he is African American. thge Bible says that he that is without sin, cast the first stone. Undoubtedly , no stones will be thrown because there are skeletons in all of our closets. I wonder where were our so-called sisters and brothers, who want us to hold them up in such high esteem, yet could not find their way to attend the Memorial service of this great man. It makes me sad that as a people, our higher class sisters and brothers feel no responsibility to stand together. If his Mother, who bore him, and knew that she would never see her child on this side of Heaven again could attend these services, then who are we, who had the privilege of doing so? I loved Michael Jackson and I pray for his children, these precious little people, his Mother and the rest of his family and that he has found the peace that have so longe eluded him.

teodora   July 13th, 2009 8:33 pm ET

you are gonna missed forever and ever you are awesome especially the 3 angel of yours paris is very lovable child she love u much m.j

Mary Scannell   July 13th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Even in his passing they still wont leave him alone, will they ever? I loved him and still continue to cry on a daily basis.

Lilit   July 14th, 2009 3:27 am ET

MJ you're always in my heart!

Patty Thailand   July 14th, 2009 5:41 am ET

Dear Larry King and all,

I was very depressed because today reach to MJ 's 7 days death.
He was murder? I think it should be possible because an investigation officers do not notified the actual cause of death now.
However, I will monitor the news of MJ, until the truth will appear.
Michael was a very fortunate person and he was the most unfortunate.
Michael had a pathetic life because he lost his childhood and he was a vitiligo patient .He is a skin diseases when the Thriller album .The media was invective MJ that he hate his national origin but the fact he was a dermatitis patient .Michael was a wonderful talented singer no one could compare .He was a legendary and beautiful memories for everyone forever and ever .Michael was the artistic mind , you can touch when you listen his songs.

May the soul of Michael Curtis to happiness and peaceful forever.

Thank you

Best regards,

Patty Thailand MJ 's fan club.

farah khan   July 14th, 2009 9:54 am ET

he was great .i love him . i m biggest fan of michael jackson.i just thought that he was mudered

anna   July 14th, 2009 12:31 pm ET

Larry great show last night . As far as anyone goes DebbieRowe the DR Klien it is all about MJ money . The kids belong to his family Mj was their father not anyone else . I hope they really check out this Dr Kelin he is totally out to lunch and Debbie ROWE wants more money this is all it has been about they used MJ in the worst way . the kids lives would be Hell for them with these two people > Please God let the courts give them to his mother and family .........

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Lilian.Gonzalez   July 14th, 2009 5:52 pm ET


I hope Michael's family listen and analize the 911 call. That call said a lot about the Dr. and the people around Michael at the time his heart stop beating.
That call has a lot of evidence.


SAM   July 14th, 2009 9:22 pm ET


Aziza Tawdi   July 14th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Larry, please stop throwing mud at Debbie Rowe and making assumptions regarding her intentions. No one knows but herself and Michael what they agreed to with regard to the children. Your adding fuel to the fire is not helping those children in any way...they know how to read & write and such talk is too harmful. Don't include yourself in the pack of bad midia.

Joeetta rounds   July 14th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Rowe should be paying money not the other way around.

Kayla   July 15th, 2009 3:40 am ET

well first off RIP to MJ and i do think mj did o.d because,when you write a song about doing whatever drug(s) it was and going to rehab back in 1993 and let's not forget that MJ had to be in wheelchairs and weighed 125 lbs. there's a little possiblity that he actually did o.d

anna   July 15th, 2009 10:23 am ET

Larry great show last night . I hope and pray they will find Dr Klein started all the drugs for Mj. Mj was never taught social skills as a child this is why he had a hard time with older people. Liz let him be who he was and loved him for it. My prayers to the kids I pray they are not hearing this stuff about there dad . As they must be going thro eoungh right now. Keep up the great reporting Larry . Please Let us know how we can call your show here in Canada...........

Aziza Tawdi   July 15th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

I agree with D. Chopra...Michael was a tortured soul, thanks to his father who saw him as a cash cow and is now eyeing Michael's children. He should be kept away from them at any cost or history will repeat itself again. If I was D. Rowe I would leave the children with their grandmother and place a restraining order on Jo Jackson not to see the children or be with them alone. I hope Katherine now recorgnizes the harm she has done enabling her husband to treat Michael the way he did.

Melinda   July 19th, 2009 6:35 pm ET

Well like i say b4..... the DOCOTOR"S should of STOPED giving the DRUGS!! I mean COME ON!! They are suppose to be under oath??? I dont know there is something about THAT DOCTOR!! I think he knew EVERYTHING that Micheal was taking the whole time......... but............. its TIME for the truth here............ we have been waiting paitently here... i mean next week it will b A MONTH!!! COME ON.. I think they all know something and trying to figure out how they are going to cover it all UP.......

Shirley   July 20th, 2009 9:35 am ET

It's been almost a month since the shocking news of Michael Jackson's passing...yet, I'm still coping with the fact that he's no longer with us. I keep wishing that it is June 24 and things will turn out differently. One of my goals in life was to see Michael in concert. To meet him. See his genius for my own two eyes. Never has a human being inspired me more than he did, made me want to be the best that I could be. I cannot imagine what his children, family and friends are going I, just a fan out of millions, am saddened and touched to the deepest core.

SUSANNA   July 20th, 2009 2:59 pm ET


Lilianna   July 20th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Michael Jackson I love you so much I'll
miss you
King of Pop!
"You are not alone"

Raquel   July 21st, 2009 1:26 am ET

I agree with Anu. Michael Jackson was a father in every sense of the word. Why does everyone feel the need to question that now?? Have a heart and leave the Jackson kids alone.

eloiane   July 26th, 2009 6:29 am ET

Michael, you´ve been a very nice soul.!!
I can see your shine.
You must be resting in peace now!!
Your life was love, an d humility. an example, in a lot of way for all.
reset inpeace. peace for your children.

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