July 9, 2009

Michael Jackson's Escape Route Found

Posted: 07:30 PM ET

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Millions worldwide watched online coverage of Michael Jackson's funeral service in Los Angeles.Millions worldwide watched online coverage of Michael Jackson's funeral service in Los Angeles.Check out E! online's exclusive...

Michael Jackson's departure from the Staples Center Tuesday didn't require the involved level of hocus-pocus that's been speculated.

E! News has learned exclusively how the star's body disappeared from the giant venue undetected by the media…and all it took was an underground tunnel!

A source tells E! News that after the service, security moved the golden casket through an underground tunnel that connects the Staples Center to the Nokia Theatre. The tunnel—typically used by maintenance and food service workers and occasionally talent—runs beneath Chick Hearn Court, where hundreds of media were encamped following the ceremony.

La Toya, Rebbie and Janet Jackson used the secret passageway when they went across the street to thank the fans at the Nokia Theatre.

M.J.'s body was loaded into a van at an L.A. Live loading dock and was transported to refrigerated mortuary storage at an undisclosed location.

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Kristen   July 9th, 2009 8:00 pm ET

Michael Jackson's family graciously allowed the world to mourn and grieve with them. Although Micahel Jackson was and will always be the Greatest Entertainer in the world, we as humans should allow this mother, father sister's, brother's, and especially his beautiful children to grieve and have a part of him for themselves. Larry King has been great his respect and the way he carries himself when he conducts his interviews are unbelievable. Why does it matter why and how they got the Michael Jackson from the Memorial Service. If the family wanted to share this information with the public they would. Remember he was a human being not just a star. His family has not had the opportunity to take this all in with the constant reminders of media trucks in front of their homes, if they peep out a window it's being reported. Michael Jackson is some where at peacr, and it's killing the media because they don't know where he is. RIP MICHAEL JACKSON -God Bless you. One of your Fans

rachel   July 9th, 2009 8:49 pm ET

i hope that after the jackson family allowed the entire world to be a part in a what is usually a very private goodbye to a family member that they will leave this family, foremost his children, to grieve and live in private. the exploitation of this 'story' would be in my eyes heinous and a contradition to what michael would have wanted the most for his children to whom he so obviously gave and received his utmost unconditional love.they deserve to grow up out of the goldfish bowl that such celebrity/media attracts. these are real children who now must come to terms with the lost of the only parent they ever knew,difficult enough for any child.please leave them alone! condolences to the entire jackson family and friend circle. he truly was a gift to this world,let him rest in peace.

rachel   July 9th, 2009 8:58 pm ET

i hope that whoever may have been responsible for the access to the alleged pharmaceuticals that were administered to michael can put his/her head on their pillow at night with a clear concience, if not they will have alot to answer for,mostly to his family who now have no father,son,brother,uncle. if this is the case they as guilty of homicide as if they had pulled a trigger.

Amie Smith   July 9th, 2009 9:00 pm ET

He is and always will be, the greatest

rachel   July 9th, 2009 9:00 pm ET

i would like to hear some comment on the icon status that was bestowed upon michael jackson by the senator?house representative, i believe her name was miss kennedy. nothing has been reported on this honour and what it means.

Gary Ramos   July 9th, 2009 9:01 pm ET

Thank you Larry for the great job all week done with such Dignity and Grace. Where was Opra? his so called close friend huh pls answer me that if you can but your a classy Man Larry and I thank you for the great job you've done on this and Micko too both of you and for that I'm so gratefull.

Gary from Calif.

rachel   July 9th, 2009 9:03 pm ET

i hope to see neverland ranch become, if the jackson family desires, a tribute to michael jackson and live on in his memory as his brother said this was the place he loved and felt the most at peace and had the most happiness. shame on the state of california to ask for donations to pay for the cost of the security etc for the memorial. i am certain mr jackson paid for that many times over in the state he called home!

Amie Smith   July 9th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

Was that really MJ at the This IS IT London Concert Tours announcement? I have been watching MJ for over 30 years and I have never seen him walk with a swagger. I said fromthe minute I saw that clip, that person was not my beloved MJ. Also, the hair and teeth of that MJ clip didn't look at all like the MJ on the June 23 dress rehearsal video.

phyllisb   July 9th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Regardless of what Michael Jackson was, the doctors who administered the drugs to him should be held accountable. They killed Elvis, and they killed Michael.
The doctors prey on the rich and famous, and make themselves available to them for whatever they want.
Instead of helping them find help, they enable them to keep taking dangerous drugs.
Would love to see the doctors arrested and charged.

etket   July 9th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Michel Jackson was a global Icon a humaniterian and a loving father he will be missed around the world specially in Asmara.

~cowgirl~   July 9th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

I have seen this thing just keep getting bigger and bigger...look at how everyone is clammering to get a glimpse of this poor man's body...why is it any of our business where his body is? Or where the family has chosen to lay him to rest?It doesnt take Freud to figure out why these folks are playin the shell game with their loved one's remains....or why Michael Jackson led such a tortured life...looks like some members of his family are waiting with a credit card machine in hand to make money on the poor man...all this as the world is still reeling over a brave and beautiful lil girl who stood toe to toe with the world and any nay-sayers in it and professed her love openly from her heart for her daddy....she unarmed and defeated all with a single sentence,even if for only a day...
this kind of "need to know" mentality based purely on the fact MJ was the King of Pop...his family has undergone alot of emotional stress with Michael for quite some time, what point do we leave this poor grieving family alone and let them try to cope with their loss?? These poor folks have money grubbers and media everywhere they turn...I know the public loved Michael,but when do we "love" Michael enuff to respect the privacy and emotional pain this family has yet to have a chance to deal with? There probably WAS an intervention attempt,and many of the Jacksons who didnt wanna be kicked outa Michael's life probly back-peddled when things fell what?? Its the JACKSON FAMILY's Business,NOT ours. it's been very obvious to anyone who followed Michael and Janet's careers over the years that she was very devoted to Michael and loved him very much...had his a good sister,Janet is a good sister,Michael was a good father,and katherine was adored by them both...they are human beings..lets let them out of the fish tank now,ok?? Thanks for listening n God bless ....~Cg~
P.S~ Paris is my hero,bless her brave lil heart....

maureen   July 9th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

The Dermatologist was one of the enablers and now he wants to bask in the limelight

Chris   July 9th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Why does it sound like an embarrassment for whoever fathered the kids? If Michael could not father them, there is nothing wrong with that.

Salema   July 9th, 2009 9:33 pm ET


Patti   July 9th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

This man was so ill on so many levels, it's a tragedy for his children and also that no one intervened. Those poor children don't even know what normal is, not because of fame, but disfunction.

JMAM   July 9th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I know that Michael's soul is rested in the arms of his creator. Now please let his remains rest in peace in the place of his creation.RIP MICHAEL!!!!

JC   July 9th, 2009 9:46 pm ET


~cowgirl~   July 9th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

make no mistake,I admire the man very much,(Michael Jackson)..I just think the media is a lil uncaring in their approach...lighten up..nobody spit in yer eye,.(Salema)...I just have sympathy for the family he left behind who cannot grieve privately...what if u lost someone very close to u and u had the media crawlin all over it sayin stuff those lil ones dont need to have in their family history that keeps being documented? I lost my older brother last May..its hard enuff to grieve without folks in yer brother was a persian Gulf vet...God rest his soul..

coley   July 9th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

MJ i mourn for you, my heart goes out to the family, Paris J i love u

JMAM   July 9th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Now that Micahaels soul is resting peacefully in the arms of his creator, please let his remains rest in the place of his creation on earth at NEVERLAND.May he rest in peace. He will always be loved by his fans.

January   July 9th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Debbie Rowe SOLD those kids to MJ. She has no right to be in their lives now or in the future. That is up to THEM to decide whether they want her in their lives. She's all about the money

Mike   July 9th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Leave Michael Jackson alone! He's dead, and all of you people followed the media and believed everything they said. Your all SHEEP

julie   July 9th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

it is time to leave michaels children alone. has paris said he is my daddy and i love him.

Deborah / Jacksonville, FL   July 9th, 2009 9:55 pm ET


Larry... I truly believe as Micko Brando has stated this evening .... All
this what if, did he, what about, who knows what......!?!? Let it rest
until the true coroners report is completed.

I feel for his friend Micko Brando......How faithful he seems to be....
On your show every night and helping you broadcast and answers to
all of everyones questiond to the best of his ability...
He is grieving for his long time friend.... I really do not know how he
can endure this daily....I couldn't do it.....

May Michael Jackson Rest in Peace.........................


Sheldon   July 9th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

The last few days the media has been broadcasting Michela Jacksons kids and been hyping the news about who is the real father.. You heard it when Paris said he was the best father ever... MJ coverd his children face for a reason.. so they can have a normal life, and not like his life where he has to wear customes to go shopping. Leave the kids alone they lost thier father, the greatest entertainer that ever lived, non of us would ever be able to feel what they are feeling... MJ rest in peace.....

Tomia Bowden   July 9th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

Doctors take an oath to "DO NO HARM" any medical doctor who knowingly precribed or administered Michael Jackson medication that would potentially harm him should be procecuted to the fullest extent of the law. To me this would make them no better than the common pusher peddling drugs on a street corner. I love you Michael......always.

Tomia...simply a fan.

Donna   July 9th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

I think a big part of Michael Jackson's legacy is the calmness and respect with which the entire crowds at the Nokia Theater and the Staples Theater behaved – I could be mistaken, but I have not heard of any incidents of violence at all last Tuesday. That tells me that a lot of people loved Michael and believed in him that they would all act with such decorum in a situation that could have ended in chaos.

bjpardee   July 9th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

30-40 xanax a day? he would sleep for days !!! Leave MJ alone he's not here to defend himself its all speculation, I agree with Miko ! Security / body guards could be exaggerating for a peice of the spotlight.

yewkiat weber   July 9th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

Michael had a chance to live if his doctor had help with 5 mins by calling 911 or to take him tio the hospital a block away. it is tragic that his life depended on his doctor's care but he has failed Michael by playing GOD to save him for an hour. It was unforgiven to let him die instead of getting immediate help. The doctor needs to be investigate more and hold liable for Michael's death. No one can spare an hour to play GOD to save a human life. Any human would have the commom sense to call for help immediately. it is a human nature with a human heart to do the right thing to save a life and not to kill Michael. Focus the news on how he died at the hand of his doctor at the time when he was still fighting for his last breath. Emergency help could have saved Michael.

Martha Jackson   July 9th, 2009 10:35 pm ET

My heart go out to Michael Jackson Mother and his children.

carol kesling   July 9th, 2009 10:48 pm ET

i do not think M.J.S body was ever in the casket.... i think he has been to rest temporarily at forest lawn on late monday, they were seen leaving the park some crying... all i know is he is in gods hands now where he will be loved "UNCONDITIONLY" !!!!!!!!!!!!!! he will be missed forever, love you michael..........

william b   July 9th, 2009 10:57 pm ET

I agree w/ not think the golden casket held his body..maybe he was buried a few hrs. before memorial...

Pat   July 9th, 2009 10:57 pm ET

Remember to try seeing the forest in spite of all the trees. In 1971, he was a 12 yr. old with a lively, natural singing and dancing gift who passed away in 2009, contrived and unnatural. His life can be a symbol of much about the way the world has changed in this time period from innocence to degeneration. We need solemn mourning for him, the way of the world, and contemplation of fear of the one who destroys souls. May God send out His Spirit and heal the face of the earth.

mary   July 9th, 2009 10:57 pm ET

Everyone should stop if it is what is the best interest of the children then everyone stop and remember paris 's emotional speech in regards of her father lets not put it out in the media as to WHO IS THE FATHER! MIchael was from birth he has provided for his three loving children They have only known one father who also played the role of a mom and to see his children he was doing a wonderful job Michael was and will always be those children father.

Pat   July 9th, 2009 11:04 pm ET

Why wasen't his good friend Diana Ross at the Memorial? What about Lisa Presley? Didn't she have anything to say? Never heard anything about her? Are any of the children biologically Michaels? Why didn't the "doctor" put Michael on the floor instead of performing CPR on the bed ? Even I know better. The doctors should pay for what they have done!!!

Marianne Walker   July 9th, 2009 11:54 pm ET

My deepest condolences goes out to the Jackons Family. How very proud they must feel, just seeing how thier Son/Brother touched the entire world.My apologies goes out for the few in-sensitive,evil people who deem it neccessary to de-fame one remarkable one of a kind human being.This is far from over,I speak for the masses of people who are just waiting to see the Doctor(s) get prosecuted to the full extent of the law, the crime being a "Legal Pusher" One who abused thier right to prescribe medication. Once again we see how money supercedes morals.How sad to be surrounded by "users and enablers."Shame on all of you! You know who you are! Now you can rest in peace Michael, your purpose here on earth has been fulfilled "ROYALLY" You will never be forgotten! Mary

Liane   July 10th, 2009 12:05 am ET

Tonight's show proved that CNN, like the National Enquirer, will perpetuate whatever gossip it takes to sell ads. Miko said it right: stop speculating for the sake of sensationalism.

While the so-called "fans" might want to hear the gossip, this does not equate to "entitlement". Whose DNA came together to create those beautiful children is nobody's business but the kids'. They can ask when and if they are interested. It is none of our business. Who should get custody is none of our business – we DO NOT have enough or all of the relevant information to speculate on this.

I wonder if a forensic psychiatrist provided input on what it meant when Dr Klein's eyes vered off to the upper right when Larry asked certain questions....hmmm.

And just to ensure that the producers of the show don't underestimate their audience – Miko was a best friend and confidant......he saw nothing and knows nothing???? Give me a break.

Reynaldo Dizon   July 10th, 2009 12:08 am ET

It was sure nice and comforting to hear those tributes and kind words
for one of the greatest entertainers that ever lived, Michael Jackson.
With all his imperfections, he still deserves all these adorations and accolades BUT...where are these people who shower him with praises when Michael was in trouble?

abram varughese   July 10th, 2009 12:35 am ET

Dear Larry,
I am from Malaysia and I would like to know whether MJ will be buried as a Muslim?

Concerns   July 10th, 2009 12:40 am ET

Why waste your time and bring Miko Brando on your show, and ask him questions about Michael. He is lieing through his teeth. He knows much more than he is putting out. To be honest with you, I believe that he is or has been using himself. The sad thing is that he calls Michael a friend. If I know someone helped killed my friend I would throw them to the dogs. He should be one of the first on the stand at court, so when he lie they can put him in jail!!!!

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kendra hollnad   July 10th, 2009 1:12 am ET

Hey i am a fan of michael jackson i feel reall bad for his kids an his family. The memorial waz so sad i cried so much wacthing it i wish he never died an wish he did not take that stuff. we will all miss him so much he is in our hearts forever an always hope he is happy where he is know an hope to one day see him agian an meet his family to see that they r doin fine. I love u michael see u soon!!!!

melby93   July 10th, 2009 1:17 am ET

Please Please leave these children out of the media, their paternity needs to be handled in a private manor. Let them mourn for their father and let us pray for them and let them know we respect their privacy and if they need support and protection let us wrap our love around them and let them grow up as normal as possible considering. Please stop news coverage of the paternity and give them the privacy they deserve in this matter. MJ obviously wanted this for them let's pay it back to him in his passing for all he has done for us. I was one of those non fans and ?ed the history and the negative news coverage. Now hearing more of his story and looking back over the years I realize now that it was lies lies lies and he was not only one of the the greatest entertainers but one of the greatest humanitarians. My prayers are with the family and all the support I feel Michael would have given. God Bless!!!!!

Michael   July 10th, 2009 1:33 am ET

Why is everyone focusing on the negative part of Michael Jackson Life , We need to be more focused on all the great things he has done for us with his Music and dance . just look at what his music really done, speaking for myself Michael is and will always be the king of pop.

now when it comes to his 3 kids Prince, Paris, blanket, they need to be together and not seperated

sb   July 10th, 2009 2:16 am ET

where is Oprah in all of this? I have not heard anything from her about MJ and find it very odd?????
As for MJ- may he rest in peace.. and leave those innocent children alone. Let them have a normal life-

Debra Siqueiros   July 10th, 2009 2:34 am ET

A beautiful man that made everyone happy with his music...luv...luv... will miss him... luv...So much love...Michael... luv................Debra

Nikki G.   July 10th, 2009 3:37 am ET

Look i know that Michael Jackson is an international star and all but let's all get this straight he didn't have to share any of his personal life with us because it is not any of our business period. And have anyone just thought of all the things being said about him and his children are listening and can read. Just think for a moment about htem and how they may be feeling about all this no sense stuff about their dad. Yes, it needs to be found out how he died. But when ya'll start asking questions about the parentage of his children,your going over board with that. i hope your not going by how the kids complextion is and you may think that they are not African American but complextion can really mess you up. There was a woman from my home town that is black and her daughter's father is white and their child is blond with blue eyes.And she looks like she has no black in her til this day. So don't judge his children because I believe they are where they need to be. I personally resent the reporters talking constantly about Michael Jackson's mothers age now adays grandparents are raising more and more of their grandchildren and some even their great grandchildren. So stop judging the Jackson family all together wasn't it enough that reporters judged Michael and now your doing the same to his children. Just stop the nonsense.

iris proctor   July 10th, 2009 4:07 am ET

Larry, Am I the only one who noticed that when the 911 call was played on television that the caller stated that the person in trouble was being given cpr by a heart specialest (compressions) while the call was taking place but it was being given while Michael Jackson was on the bed and the 911 operator had to tell them to move him to the floor ,becaue you can't give cpr correctly on a soft surface. the doctor that was there should have know that. Please listen to the 911 tape and see if you don't agree with me. Precious minutes were lost while he was still breathing, even though it was shallow.

Beverly   July 10th, 2009 4:13 am ET

Poor creative soul MJ...............I really think he should have been a SHE which might have relieved some of his pain in this lifetime. He was a female trapped inside a man/child's body. All the surgeries were just a manifestation of trying to be feminine (La Toya look alike)...............
And as for his children, why didn't he donate his own sperm to father those children? I've heard he didn't want to pass on the disease of "Vitaligo" but was that even real? Do any of the other 9 Jacksons suffer from that? How odd that only he would be afflicted??? The bottom line is that he wanted to be a white female, have children and simply be the compassionate soul that he was but was trapped. Through his pain he created wonderful music and dance but never could escape his internal frustrations. Thus, he did what many people do when the pain is too great...........turn to drugs.
I really believe that if he would have lived the next headline would have been 'Michael decides on sex change operation."............and I'd like to think that maybe with therapy he could have then found a sense of completeness and happiness within.

Ana Cecilia Anderson   July 10th, 2009 6:35 am ET

Is always the same with great and misunderstood people, their become an enigma to those that are not close enough to see beyond the fasade and judge by ignorants that don"t understand the hell these people have to go thru out their life, just because they refuse to be part of a flock, to be common, to be "normal". I celebrate the chance God have giving me to live in this time and get to see these amazing people doing what they are born to but at the same time i feel very sad that they just get recognized as special after they're gone and more worse,being judge again by people with less human cualities than a monkey.
Miko Brandon, I salute you. You are a rare and wonderful human being. You are a real friend. GOD BLESS!!!

Linda from New York   July 10th, 2009 9:12 am ET

You know what Beverly, if you don't have anything constructive to say about Michael Jackson, then you need to stop saying anything at all. I don't know what your intentions were with your words, but they proved to me and everyone else that you are a complete IDIOT.

Linda from New York   July 10th, 2009 9:47 am ET

I really don't understand this fascination that the media has with where Michael's body is-Personally, I hope he is buried already. I hate to think of his body lying in some freezer. He doesn't deserve that. He needs to be laid to rest. If he isn't buried yet, what is his family thinking? I would hate to see Michael buried at Neverland, I don't think he would get any peace buried there. I was a Michael Jackson fan for over 30 years and I would love to have a place to go pay my respects, but at the same time I also realize that Michael needs to rest in peace. He gave enough of himself to the world. God Bless you Michael–You will be in my heart forever.

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Augusti   July 10th, 2009 11:47 am ET

Sorry Linda from New York but anyone who grabs his crotch, overdoses on drugs and leaves his 3 children alone forever doesn't deserve my loyalty as a fan...................30 years from you speaks volumes on your intelligence!

tamika taylor   July 10th, 2009 11:54 am ET

michael should be allowed to rest at neverland.the place between sleep and awake.he has to sleep forever now,but he is always awake in our hearts. i understand what it would mean to him to let him finally peacefully rest there. i never had the finances to build myself a neverland ranch but i know what it means to have it. i am 32 years old,but i'll always be a child at heart. michael wasn't just music and dance for me. we shared extremely similiar childhoods,loneliness and distances and learning about him helped me cope through my abusive child life.he has been there for me since i was in elementary school without even knowing it. the least i can do is send my condolences to joe and katherine ,the siblings,paris,prince michael,prince michael ll and send a paragraph to support them in getting our baby to be at peace on neverland ranch. i love you michael.

donna   July 10th, 2009 2:47 pm ET

on his birthday could you do a show about all the good micheal jackson did in his life??

mm   July 10th, 2009 5:35 pm ET

Oh, I just feel so disgusted to know how they were treating Micheal Jackson's body. I could not imagine my dead body being carried around like that.

Joyce   July 10th, 2009 6:31 pm ET

RIP Michael
Through all of his Trials & Tribulations he was and always will be the King.

Diane M. Tokarz   July 10th, 2009 7:12 pm ET

Do you think there is any chance the Michael Jackson family can/will release a dvd of the memorial service in it's entirety for those who could not see it because they had to work? I only saw clips in the evening. It was so beautiful. I would love a copy of the entire memorial service.
Rest in peace tender soul Michael Jackson.
Diane M. Tokarz – Melrose Park, Illinois.

mm   July 10th, 2009 7:34 pm ET

Don't worry. I think there will be a couple of DVD/CDs released. Can I say, Where's the honey, is the money!

ngala   July 10th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

M.J rest in peace !!! The world loves you !!!A prophet is never known in his own homeland!!!

Sharon   July 10th, 2009 10:49 pm ET

A few days ago most people, including the newscasters, where shocked that a women had put some pretty nasty things about a 13 year old girl on the web. The 13 year old girl commited suicide because of what the woman did to her. The judge let her go without any jail time. What that women did and the judge letting her go is wrong. Everytime I saw that on the news it just shocked me to think a grown adult could do that to a kid. Then MJ dies. Without any regards to his 3 KIDS, newcasters are doing the same thing to his kids! Larry, everytime Miko said anything you would cut him off! DR. Klien? He is a joke! At least he did admit he had donated to a sperm bank years ago as a student I believe. You skipped right over that comment. All Dr Klien wants is some fame. All Debbie Rowe wants is more money.
So tell me the difference in what that woman did to the 13 year old girl and what everyone in the news is doing to MJ'S kids? I guess there is 1 difference, she did it on the web and the newscasters having it going 24 hours aday, everyday!
If you want to tell something about MJ, tell us what charities he gave too. He does have the world's record on that I hear!

Mary   July 10th, 2009 11:20 pm ET

Is anyone at CNN looking into whether its true regarding Jordan Chandler admitting he lied about Michael Jackson molesting him?

Julie Marks   July 10th, 2009 11:39 pm ET

If you look at the rehearsal tape of Michael Jackson for "This Is It," Noone could look that sharp and regimented and GOOD, if he were on drugs! Also, I doubt very much if he was drugged up when he was with the children, which was very much. As to 10 or 40 or 50 Xanax a night? He or anyone else would have died a long time ago!

He was one of the greatest entainers of our time, he and Elvis. He can't defend himself now, let him rest in peace!


mohammed   July 11th, 2009 12:22 am ET

i learned English to know wat this man say
i will always love him

Carol/Malaysia   July 11th, 2009 1:02 am ET

Michael is the ONLY father the kids know. Why bother WHO fathered
the children? Show some compassion and respect for the great MJ and the family. God bless you, MJ.

Marianna   July 11th, 2009 6:04 am ET

Sorry for my writing,i'm not american.. From the first time i heard about Michael's death,this so called accidental death,i didn't believe in it and won't do it never.

Marcia   July 11th, 2009 12:14 pm ET

My most sincere hope is that Michael's children won't be exposed to the wretched and despicable things said about their father. Also, I'm DONE with Nancy Grace! For the past 2 nights she's gone into the gore and "OMG! How can you lose his casket?". Little bit of news for Nancy, it's none of hers or anyone else's business! As for those who are trying to get to the bottom of who fathered which child, IT'S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!
I really hope Michael's choice as to whom is to have custody of his children is honored BUT, it's none of my business. I also hope this issue is settled out of court, away from prying ears and eyes. These children deserve a life that is not only free from the media, but away from those that would use them for profit.
I also want to take this chance to thank Jermaine for his willingness to speak to the public, especially at Neverland, when all the while his heart was breaking. That took great courage, knowing we all "just had to know".
Larry, thank you for being so kind to Jermaine and for not denigrating Michael's life and memory.
The world has lost the best there ever was in entertainment and I honor Michael with prayers for his children and family.
God bless you Michael and thank you for loving even those who didn't deserve it. Hopefully, we'll learn from you how to love, give and share all that we have.

Buda   July 11th, 2009 1:27 pm ET

I am upset that the Jackson's have yet buried their beloved brother and son. As in live he was refused a childhood from his father and now in death, he is refused a burial. Please let him rest as he wanted to while he was alive? This was the reason that he took to drugs that he wanted to rest and sleep. Yet, in his death he is refused be buried so he could lay in peace. RIP does not mean anything to the Jackson's. Please let his soul rest in peace.

JEAN   July 11th, 2009 4:26 pm ET

why are you,s still talking my god let him rest his family has the right to lay him where thay want and the Jackson Family should get the children and his dad didnt not hurt him he wip thir buts when thay didnt listen thats why all the children turned out good never a bad word out of thier mouth my prays are with the family my god bless you all. canada.

JEAN   July 11th, 2009 4:36 pm ET

l seen rebbie going with her sisters and she hd a smail on her face where has she been all thies years is she a shame of the Jackson name out of all the Jackson,s l dont like her.janet is the best.

Marcia   July 11th, 2009 5:19 pm ET

How do you know Michael hasn't been buried? My thought is that his family has already put him to rest but if they haven't, it's certainly not my business. His family loves him, wants to be left alone to grieve and having lost a son myself, I can say it's the most incredible pain anyone can imagine. It's a lifelong, excruciating pain that doesn't go away.

To Jean,
Why are you attacking this family? Do you know them personally? Do you know how hard it is to grieve, knowing the public is scrutinizing your every move? Have you lost a child and know that a heart truly can break?

To All,
I truly appreciate Michael's family sharing the memorial in a very public way, sharing their memories and having the strength to get through these incredibly painful, painful days knowing the world is watching.

God bless you Michael. No one can hurt you anymore and it's for your children and family that my prayers are now offered.

Seraphine   July 11th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

He did not need to be knighted by royalty He was born a King RIP

Abass   July 11th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Michael Jackson is the King .of PO, no doubt about it. May hrest in peace

Simon   July 11th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

MJ will always be remembered, he served life like no one else.

Hannah   July 11th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I wish MJ was buried at Neverland Ranch. I would be the most happiest person on Earth. I know he is in heaven now with the Heavenly Father.

Margaret Hardy   July 11th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Long live MIchael Jackson the king of pop, I love you MJ and no matter what the media tries to do to tarnish your name to me you will be the MJ I grew up with, a kind, shy lovable human being that wanted to share your love with the rest of the world, but the world we live in is evil and will never understand a person like you. may allah bless your soul.

Beatrice   July 11th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

He was and is an inspiration to all of us. We shouldn't be sad because he is in heaven now. May his children & family be safe.

Elizabeth   July 11th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

i am from Jamaica and i am a big big fan. i love Micheal Jackson always and forever you will be in my heart rest in peace.

angie lopez   July 11th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

mj was, is & will always be the greatest entertainer of all time. despite of all his blessings he never forget to share these blessings to all. i heard from his memorial that he was in the guiness book of record for the highest and longest charity giver. so mj never stops to contribute/share his music, his talent and his blessings all over the world. but because of his popularity they have forgotten that he's also human and his detractors often misunderstood him. not knowing him that much, they made controversies to destroy him. but you can really never put a good, in fact a great, man down. i will always love you mj, forever.....

jean   July 11th, 2009 10:11 pm ET

I am a beloved fan of Michael Jackson. I think its unfortunate that much of the good that Michael meant to us all is being discussed at this time. It would've been nice if his "Being" had been validated while he was alive and obviously suffering from much of what the media made of his troubles. Those of us who truly Love him will continue to Love and believe in him. Thanks for the interview with his dermatologist, it was informative.

Shelly   July 11th, 2009 11:39 pm ET

I really and truly just fell INLOVE with Micheal after that memorial mass!! I really feel sorry for him now. even with all his fame and fortune, it wasnt enought to fullfill that empty void!! It is sooooooooooo SAD how some ppl has tainted your image and not seeing the beautiful man,spirit and soul in the mirror!! But you will live in my heart forever!! Best Wishes for Monday's trial!! Gods Bless

Sue   July 12th, 2009 12:15 am ET

How could so many people close to him not see a 'problem'?????

mm   July 12th, 2009 12:18 am ET

Yea, I love Micheal even more now than I did before. He is certainly very special.

marie   July 12th, 2009 2:19 am ET

Well I think that the Dermatologist knows a lot more then what he is saying ! Who knows maybe he was the one that gave Michael Jackson the medicne ! it will all come out soon !

julia   July 12th, 2009 3:47 am ET

All i want to say is , why in January 2009 show up in tabloid from NY MJ will have just 6 months to live??? Anyone remember that? and now in june he is dead?? how come?? is something fishy here , i am a big fan of MJ , but how a man can inject some powerfull medicine to sleep??? that is not sleep and why doctor give him this , obviously he didnt dream about this medicine , is something fragil here, just think about it.......

Charlotte A. Clark-Frieson   July 12th, 2009 4:09 am ET

Other networks have entertained commentary suggestive that Dr. Klein is "stupid" for discussing Michael's medical history with Lupus and Vitiligo on national television - just how stupid is that? The media is who opened up this can of worms. Why persecute the doctor for discussing it?

As an African-American who has long admired Michael Jackson, and the entire journey of this amazing family, I applaud Dr. Klein for taking that risk - if for no other reason than to dispel the previous myths about Michael's pre-occupation with wanting to be "white." I wouldn't be afraid to bet that an overwhelming majority of blacks would be more understanding of the impact of a skin condition like vitiligo would have on a black person - whereas, the media has long assailed him publicly (and unfairly) - under the presumption that there was no basis for his color change - other than some pathological desire to look "white."

I thank Dr. Klein because his commentary at least serves to restore some measure of respectability AND DIGNITY to Michael Jackson - the human.

So, whatever the consequences of these disclosures, I respect the Doctor for being forthcoming with this information.

Thank you Dr. Klein....

I don't want to think of Michael as some "pervert", "monster" or "fictitious" character conjured up by the news media. I don't want to remember him that way. I'd rather embrace the impression left by the Doctor - that he was a man - just like any other man - who had
problems, and health issues with which he tried to cope the best way he knew how.

The real travesty is that some of those who should have been more trust worthy in caring for him, probably took advantage of his vulnerabilities.

Rest In Peace, Michael
I will always love and admire you
Like your brother Marlon said: "Maybe one day, they'll leave you alone."

Sabina   July 12th, 2009 6:08 am ET

Michael is my life. I will never forget him. Rest in peace, Michael! You are in Heaven now!!!

TSAF   July 12th, 2009 6:49 am ET

Hey I have some fresh news from the Daily Mail in the UK – stating latoya spoke with them saying she believed Michael was murdered – you guys go check it out.

Donna   July 12th, 2009 3:37 pm ET

We aren't forgetting anything – Michael was found not guilty.

Julie Marks   July 12th, 2009 3:43 pm ET

Yes, he was never convicted of that child molestation charge. He never, ever got over the accusation, however and that caused him alot of pain. I'm glad in recent years that he had his children to care for and that gave him happiness.

Marcia   July 13th, 2009 9:44 am ET

Larry King,
Thank you for the empathic way you chose to interview everyone on your show. Thank you for not making judgments of your own and instead, honored a truly great man and entertainer. You showed such respect for Michael's family and friends and it was truly appreciated.

I realize HLN is a sister station to CNN and I've written an email to Nancy Grace telling her how disgusting and degrading her coverage of Michael's untimely death has been. I will never watch her show again & that goes for Jane Velez-Mitchell also. None of us need to know where Michael's body is, where his family will bury him, or when. We also don't need to know any details regarding his autopsy or who fathered his beloved children.

Larry, again, thank you for your thoughtfulness and compassion regarding the heartbreaking death of a beloved man.
Most Sincerely,

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