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July 21, 2009

Residents oppose turning Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch into a tourist attraction

Posted: 04:22 PM ET

From the staff of the Los Angeles Times

Residents of the Santa Ynez Valley have banded together to oppose making a tourist attraction out of Michael Jackson's former Neverland estate.

Although the owners of the 4-square-mile ranch have not formally proposed developing it, they have not ruled it out, raising alarm among neighbors in the rural area of vineyards and horse properties.

"We get mixed messages," said Bob Field, a spokesman for Never!, a new group that claims the support of many community organizations. "We want to resolve this thing in the valley, between neighbors, and not in front of the county or, heaven forbid, a judge."

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Danny   July 21st, 2009 4:31 pm ET

no it should not turn into a Tourist place but it should be a nice park with all the things the old ones which Michael Jackson had in the NEverland ,nothing shoulf be replaced ,,because this is the one place where every one can feel michael's presence .other thing the fans of michael jackson should be allowed to visit it ,,please,


Linda from New York   July 21st, 2009 4:36 pm ET

I agree Danny. I don't think it should be turned into a tourist attraction. I never thought MJ should be buried there and thank god he is not. It would be nice if if turned into a nice park, but it would still be a tourist attraction. If I had that king of money I would buy it and then give it to his children. It's their home.


Adrienne   July 21st, 2009 4:46 pm ET

I strongly agree that the Neverland property should not be made into a tourist attraction. I never thought MJ should be buried there anyway. This place brings back bad memories. I think that the place should be sold and the money from it donated to one of MJs many charities related to children,perhaps Making a Wish. MJ always wanted to help disadvantaged children.


Linda from New York   July 21st, 2009 4:54 pm ET

Hi Adrienne


Jacquelyn   July 21st, 2009 5:01 pm ET

Hi Linda and Adrienne

Do not let Neverland be a tourist attraction. Michael Jackson would not have liked it. He hated the place after the police raided it and made it into something disgusting.

If a new Neverland needs to be made, they should make it in Gary, Indiana where Michael grew up, plus people are able to get there easier.


Jules   July 21st, 2009 5:05 pm ET

It shouldn't be a tourist attraction the way Disneyland is a tourist attraction. If anything it should be a place that celebrates his life. Yes there are logistical challenges and yes it comes across as a money making venture. But think about it .. apparently 20% of his estate is supposed to go to charities. Imagine what Neverland could generate for them.


Adrienne   July 21st, 2009 5:08 pm ET

You know Jacquelyn that would be perfect. I think that the city would be very supportive. You could fly or drive into Chicago and then a short distance. Anyway aren't they wanting to build a Jackson museum there?


eJay   July 21st, 2009 5:41 pm ET

Neverland will become a tourist attraction whether the residents want it or not, many fans will drive by just to look at it from a distance.


pam   July 21st, 2009 5:48 pm ET

If i remember correctly, didn't Michael close the Neverland ranch because of the negative publicity?? If I'm wrong than... sorry but if I'm right isn't just one more attempt to make money off of someone that has passed


Jacquelyn   July 21st, 2009 5:53 pm ET

pam

Yes it felt it was tainted and he didnt want anything to do with it. He said he would never go back there.


Dana   July 21st, 2009 6:04 pm ET

I agree with most all of you. Michael did not like there after the trial.
It will be sad to see it go, it was the most unique and wonderful place i have ever seen. But whatever is put there, I think whatever proceeds they get should go to Michaels kids the rest go to his charities.


Dana   July 21st, 2009 6:05 pm ET

If theymake it a park. I think there should be a statue of Michael Jackson at the Park, and the park should be named Neverland park


Joanne Osinkowski Ontario Canada   July 21st, 2009 6:11 pm ET

Apparently Michaels last days and memories of neverland were sad, I don't think he would approve of turning neverland into a tourist attraction with his name sake...:(


Joyce   July 21st, 2009 6:23 pm ET

No, don't make Neverland into a tourist attraction. I wouldn't want it in my neighborhood either.

MJ doesn't own the majority of Neverland anyway. His estate would have to buy out the owner. His estate is in debt now and there isn't money available to buy it. It would take many millions to bring it back to the original way MJ had it......animals, rides, etc. set up for children, not adults. MJ hated the place after his trial.


Rose   July 21st, 2009 6:37 pm ET

Colony Capital is the majority owner of Neverland ranch. Michael was able to buy back a small share in it. Colony controls the property and does not require anyone's permission to sell it. They may not get to develop it – Colony would profit from it, not charities. There are a lot of financial issues to consider before discussing whether Neverland should become a tourist attraction.

The wealthy neighbors will protest it. The roads are too narrow to accommodate all the traffic. A number of people offered to buy Neverland at up to 4 times it's value. Michael felt his home was invaded after the police searches. He apparently had bad memories of Neverland after that. Until all these legal issues about the property are determined, Michael cannot be buried there (that is, if he was going to be buried there at all).

Neverland was meant to be Michael's private haven away from the public. It was his home. He could walk around without being harrassed. Only invited guests were there. All of his belongings are gone from the house. Turning it into a tourist attraction would only cheapen what it meant to Michael. We would all like to satisfy our curiousity of Neverland by going there, but we would defile what it was originally meant to be. We have his music and his humanitarian work. That's a lot right there.


klebratz   July 21st, 2009 6:38 pm ET

I think that
Neverlland should absolutly become a tourist attraction. This was a place that the king of pop created with his own immaginaion. They did it for Elvis, So doing the same for the king of pop should not be a problem at all!!!


Lisa cunningham carter   July 21st, 2009 6:43 pm ET

First off mj was the biggest star in the world.he loved his fans and ALWAYS let the fans know he loved them.he was there since 1988 before many of these other snobs arrived.what gives these snobs the right to dictate what goes on if they dont like it they should move.name another star that would even do one ounce of what mj did.


carol kesling   July 21st, 2009 6:47 pm ET

michael did not want to go back to neverland, he made it clear..he would never reat in peace there !!!!!!!! i think he should be at forest lawn so maybe someday we could take flowers whenever !!!!!! plus he would be close to his mom who he loved, and his maternal grandmother is buried there ....it is a beautiful cemetery...i hope the people respect his grave and there are no incidents......i meant his mother lives close by...


Mary   July 21st, 2009 7:05 pm ET

I Think the Kids and the Jackson's should live there. That was Michael's home.. If all those allegations didn't happen Michael would have still lived there. .

For the Ghost that is Michael..
The shadows of the lower part of the body with the legs come into the hallway. No one could of left a shadow like that unless they were in the lighting. no one passes the camera or you would of seen a break in the shadow.
It diffinally was Michael.


Tara   July 21st, 2009 7:11 pm ET

It is quite obvious that Michael did not want to go back to Neverland, but I think that he made Neverland an unforgettable place where fans from around the world want to see. Michael spent so much money on that place, and so it shouldn't go to waste. Yes, there were some hard times there, but there were also amazing ones. Eveything he did, he made sure he put his heart and soul into it. You can see that through his music, and his life...as well as neverland. I think it should be made into a tourist attraction, as well as putting back some of the things he had there. There should also be a gift shop where you could buy a t-shirt, and other items of him. I agree with Jermaine Jackson...Neverland was Michael's life.


Honorine   July 21st, 2009 7:18 pm ET

Rose

ur post is perfect. Honestly, i was a candidate to someday visit neverland and tour it whether it was made into a park, attraction site, whatever. But i realise it is not and will never be the Neverland MJ created. We all know it was never the same after the trial. MJ himself vowed never to return there. I get it.


Toni   July 21st, 2009 7:32 pm ET

If you can remember, Michael saved Neverland from forclosure in the 11th hour. If he never wanted to go back there, I don't think he would have cared enough to do that. I do not think it should be another Graceland, but I do think it should be his final resting place, and a home for his children where to them were happier times. I think it should be a private and peaceful home for his children where they can visit their daddy everyday { in private}. I honestly think if it would make his children happy, then he would be happy and AT PEACE with it too. Michael WAS Neverland, and for his children to not have it, is another part of their father that they have to lose. Remember, his children WILL have the money to buy it back, however, I do think the 3 children should be the sole owners of the property.


Cliff   July 21st, 2009 7:33 pm ET

I believe it should become an attraction bigger than it was when it was a zoo and carnival.It should also be stage for rising young singers and a place of healing for all kids of the world.Perhaps even a televised competition /show there.Change the name of it if you must.. but heal that land and home and get beyond the past. Michael should be buried where he wished to be laid or where his family wishes him to be at this time.


Judith   July 21st, 2009 7:58 pm ET

It's good that the residents do not want it because Michael hated it after everything went down.In fact he felt so bad that he never visited his monkey that is in Florida.


Roni   July 21st, 2009 8:00 pm ET

I think the ranch should be used to serve underprivledged children, like Michael used to do with it. It could become an NPO and donators could benefit childrens hospitals...like for cancer research. Put it to use towards a good cause. Michael was a humanitarian and always looked for creative ways to use his fame for a good cause...like selling his pictures of his children to that european tabloid for money (because other tabloids were coming out with pictures of "jacksons kids" that weren't really his kids), which he donated to charity...or the money he won from the pepsi lawsuit...heal the world, etc etc etc.

Colony capital probably wants to use it to make some profit, but it's a nice thought anyway!


Angela RN ( Toronto, Canada)   July 21st, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Hi Larry,
Your guest Ms. Cheney is very misinformed regarding the health care system in Canada. We are a universal system, everyone is entitled to healthcare, as long as they are a citizen or a landed immigrant in Canada. It does not matter whether you are rich or poor, employed , unemployed or homeless. We can also choose which doctor, and hospital we would like to go to. As a working nurse who is living in Canada, I believe I know more of how the system works, than Ms. Cheney. She should not speak on a subject that she is not an authority.
A Canadian Nurse


Gail Becker   July 21st, 2009 9:31 pm ET

I think that Michael Jackson's family should have the option to bury Michael Jackson at Neverland. True, Michael said that he never wanted to return, but Michael has had a history of being a very very forgiving soul, and if he had lived longer and been given an opportunity to recover from the woundedness that he suffered from the tabloid-like coverage of his life there, and if he was able to retain ownership of the property, I can see him healing and being able to rejoice in all of the powerfully beautiful memories and good works that he created there.

Yes, I do think that Neverland should be a memorialized place, theme park, museum, honoring Michael Jackson. He deserves the recognition. Perhaps, if the local community could financially benefit, in some way, maybe they would be more open to the idea. We need to heal his legacy that surrounded that property, he needs to be buried at Neverland. .


Laura   July 21st, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I'd love to see it become another Graceland, and as far as the residents of the county are concerned I'd consider it poetic justice, or karma, for the county's support of that horrible district attorney and his prosecution of Michael Jackson. The fire may have introduced him to prescription pain killers but that trial was the real beginning of the end for him.


candace in north carolina   July 21st, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I think michael should be buried in Gary, IN and they should turn the now vacant house where michael grew up into a tourist attraction. They need to sell what is left of neverland ranch OR turn it into a park like someone said. Could also use neverland as a hall of some sort...like for weddings and things like that. michael should NOT be buried at neverland...he needs to be buried in his home town....either that or woodlawn cemetary in detroit (motown)


Eacogal   July 21st, 2009 10:03 pm ET

With the mass of undeveloped land surrounding the Neverland Ranch....I most certainly hope the family keep the property, develop and build separate entrance and exit roads for charity purposes as MJ intended. It would be a fitting place to raise MJ's children while carrying on with his goodwill entertainment for all children.


Rebecca Henry   July 21st, 2009 10:11 pm ET

Larry,
Don't stop reporting on Michael. The liberal press tortured this guy all of his life. They called him awful names, made fun of him, persecuted him and showed no restraint in beating him down. I always felt terrible for the way he was ridiculed. I remember when his hair caught fire in the pepsi commercial the press thought it was funny and made jokes about it. Michael Jackson was a gentle soul who was kind and had a lot of love in his heart. I think he was very lonely and a mess from what his father did to him. He never overcame that treatment by Joe Jackson in my opinion. I think it affected him his entire life to the point of causing Body Dysmorphic which no one has touched on. You should put a clinical psychologist on your show to discuss this. Michael definitely demonstrated this ailment. I will always have respect for M.J. for his incredible talent. I do not feel he ever abused a child. I do not feel it was his nature. He was too sweet and gentle. I will miss him for a long time.


Jude   July 21st, 2009 10:30 pm ET

AP: Neverland
July 22, 2009

Residents of the Santa Ynez Valley have banded together to oppose making a tourist attraction out of Michael Jackson’s former Neverland estate. Calling themselves Bougie White People With Sticks Up Their Posteriors (BWPSUP), the group held their most recent weekly meeting in the Summer home of its founders, Rachel and Ritchie Rich.

Sitting atop a brocade leather couch in the 90-square-foot living room, Rachel stomped a delicate patent leather pump on the glimmering linoleum. "No way, no how," she said. "I simply canNOT stand for all those.. those.. dark people tramping through these hallowed hills." Chimed in Ritchie with a wink: "It's a strict suitcoat and tie only dress code 'round here, if you catch my drift."

Formed entirely of the onetime neighbors of the late pop superstar Michael Jackon, BWPSUP claims a swelling population of 27 area homeowners and seven shih-tzus. This past Tuesday's meeting was certainly the highest-attended yet, the residents' SUVs parked bumper-to-bumper in the Richs' eight-car driveway.

Over cocktails, residents made plans to protest at the nearby Saks Fifth Avenue. As the evening progressed, more than one angry face turned to relief as, one by one, the members of BWPSUP found solace in themselves, their extravagant wealth, and their blinding whiteness.

The evening over, neighbor and BWPSUP member Svetlana Crownjewel paused to jauntily tie her Izod sweater across her shoulders. Smiling above a single strand of freshwater pearls, she shrugged. "Twenty years ago, when many would never have allowed such racial mixing, we were kind enough to let Mr. Jackson move into our neighborhood. Isn't that enough?"


Elizabeth   July 21st, 2009 10:42 pm ET

Neverland Theme Park…NEVER!

How could anyone even consider another rape of the sanctuary that Michael built?

I believe Michael would have wanted Neverland to remain a safe haven, a place away from the world
where healing can take place.

Such a gentle soul with such an enormous amount of love to give, I cannot help but believe he would want his legacy to be one that continued to reach others with that love.

There are so many “lost children” who have simply been thrown away, by parents, families, “the system”, and society in general. Children who desperately need a place where they can be loved and cared for, given structure, stability and people to help them realize there is a place for them in this world.

Why not make Neverland a home for some of these children. Set up as a non-profit organization, it could give children a second chance at childhood. Wasn’t this why Neverland was built?

There is so much potential for good here. I could go on and on about possibilities, programs and ideas but I will not. I want to keep this short enough that someone will read it and catch the spark. To that end I plan to send this to as many people who may have any potential influence.

The world doesn’t need another Graceland. The world needs more safe havens for children in need.


Yvonne   July 21st, 2009 11:10 pm ET

I believe that Neveland should be restored to the way it was when Michael lived there with the rides, animals and the train etc. I think Michael would like that as a memorial to his life, to make it much more of an amusement park would be a spectical. Remember Michael built Neverland Ranch because he wanted to have his own part of the world to retreat to and he truly loved that place (until they raided it) but that didn't stop him from loving it he just couldn't live in the reminders of negativity everyday. He still loves that place of peace and harmony, Don't forget the kids he did everything for the children he loved children and would love to see children run and play at the ranch again. As for the burial I believe that he should be buried at Neveland because I think it's the only place where you will be able to keep grave robbers from getting to his body. (If you bury him right). He believed himself to be Peter Pan at heart when he was alive I think it would only be fitting to let him rest in Neverland. I also think that Michael who loved his fans would like to be in a place where they can come and pay there respects when they want to, he would never want to be kept away from his fans and his family and the neighbors need to remember that those would be Michael's wishes.


Lori   July 21st, 2009 11:39 pm ET

Neverland should become a tourist destination. It does not need the presence of Michael Jackson's body to become a tourist attraction. Personally I think that the Jackson estate should continue to investigate the possibilities. I understand that the neighbors are upset. But, if they do not want a tourist attraction at Neverland, then they should raise the $$ to gain control of the property. Our king needs his Graceland and it does not matter if his remains are there or not.


Kim Diedrich   July 22nd, 2009 12:18 am ET

They can "change" the name of Never Land all they want- it will always be Never Land. Hopefully the people who knew and loved Michael the most will speak out on what his real thoughts were of the property. If he tried to save it from going into foreclosure he must have rethought some of his feelings in the aftermath of the raid. I agree with Toni, his children could find comfort and solace there, I think Never Land should be saved. Perhaps Michael could be buried there, perhaps not; but it is too beautiful to let go, and his children would know that the public did love their father and appreciate him.


Elisheva, Jerusalem/Israel   July 22nd, 2009 1:44 am ET

Didn't Jermaine said in the SUN he doesn't want MJ to be around bad people at Forest Hills? Does he mean he does not want MJ to be buried among the other celebrities? Are people not all the same in death? I don't see the problem.


Jayanthy   July 22nd, 2009 2:23 am ET

I trully agree with Toni and Yvonne. It would be good if, that Never Land were restore as it was during MJ's tenure and also I strongly believe that it would be very appropriate that Never Land were made as MJ's resting place. I believe that's what MJ would of wanted and also let MJ's children have fond memories of their late father in Never Land. Please let MJ have peace in his resting. He had enough of all those "BAD" karma sets onto him. MJ may GOD bless your soul and rest in peace.


Toni   July 22nd, 2009 2:32 am ET

Kim, thank you for agreeing with me. I think people are forgetting that the most important thing in this whole mess is the future of those beautiful children and their feelings. And for all of us that loved their dad to honor him {for their sake} in a respectable way. As long as his children are safe and happy, I think he will be able to rest in the peace he so desperately deserves. When they are older, it should be up to them as to what they would like to do with the property to honor their dad, but I still think it should stay their private safehaven with their dad until then.


Terry, TX   July 22nd, 2009 9:32 am ET

Who cares....when I think of that place ....I remember Michael Jackson's verbal admission of confirming he did sleep with boys in his bed at the ranch.....no sex....just sleeping. What a freak...with all his money and talent....no sleeping with women....just boys. Is this a creep?


MARIA U   July 22nd, 2009 10:14 am ET

Terry, TX
you are dirty minded freak creep!!!!!!... you should read and research before you comment..

let me ask you if you will do such crime (child molestation)
why you should tell and show to media or set up an interview to a reporter and admitting that you sleep with boys in bed?
if you are not malicious and your intention is pure genuine of course you will confirmed it in front of the media and shout to the world what's wrong with that!!!!!!!!
THINK!!!!!!!! THINK!!!!!!!! BEFORE YOU JUDGE....


MARIA U   July 22nd, 2009 10:17 am ET

TO TERRY TX, I JUST HOPE IT WONT HAPPEN TO YOU.. EVEN YOU ARE INNOCENT BUT STILL PEOPLE WILL CONDEMN YOU!!!!!
I JUST HOPE IT WONT HAPPEN TO YOU!!!!!


Rose   July 22nd, 2009 10:40 am ET

The Jacksons cannot bury Michael in a place (Neverland) that the family does not control. Michael's estate does not own Neverland. What happens to his grave/mausoleum in the event that the property is sold in the future? This is a major consideration before assuming Michael can rest there.


Linda from New York   July 22nd, 2009 11:05 am ET

Terry , TX
Like I said to you on the other blog–You are ignorant and stupid. Since you are obviously not a fan, why the H----are you even on here.


Mary U from Ohio   July 22nd, 2009 11:14 am ET

Larry and the Media and all you others that are so called friends of Michael’s.. STOP THROWING STONES at the JACKSONS.. You say Joe abused Michael. What are you doing?
Lets talk abuse. Larry and everyone else you Mentally and emotionally abused Michael. How.. Kept asking Michael on every interview about .. these were your question… Michael …Why is your skin white? Don’t you like being black.. Why did you let kids come to Neverland Ranch? What did you do to you nose? How many plastic surgery have you had? Why you married Lisa Marie? You are a Freak. It makes me sick that Michael kissed Lisa at the awards. You are Wacko-Jacko. Did you molest that kid? Why would you pay a huge amount in a Settlement? Should i go on. ..You put Michael against the wall and threw stones, Rocks & Boulders at him. Opera and Geraldo were the only ones that Made Michael Smile and feel comfortable on an interview. With them we got to know Michael. All you others make Michael feel less as a person. you made him not want to do anymore interviews, and put him in hiding from the public. Still today the Man is dead what did you do to JOE Jackson. You asked What about Michael Surgeries. What about the Molesting. Not once did you ever ask Michael what is you Favorite Book? or any thing good. You abused Michael… GOD>>> I hope the Jackson’s put you on the Stand and ask you What you did to Michael. Judge not and you will not be Judged. ….Judge and you Shall be Judge.


Toni   July 22nd, 2009 12:02 pm ET

Michael still owned a part of Neverland, and it was he who stopped forclosure at the 11th hour. The people that bought the other part of Neverland, did so to keep it from being sold, and completely taken from Michael. Michaels mother has said she will agree to Michael being buried there, if the children were given back the complete ownership. I think this is VERY possible and I happen to agree. If he did not want Neverland, he would have not made this kind of arrangement. He would have let the auction go forth, and he would have let the ranch go into forclosure and be done with it.. I believe he truely loved the place, and had not decided what he wanted to do with it yet..


Toni   July 22nd, 2009 12:25 pm ET

Mary U from Ohio, go to U Tube and type in " Michael jacksons private home movies ". They are great, and you WILL see him laugh and smile. I love to watch them. It gets me away from all of the bad media portraying him as anything but human.


elle   July 22nd, 2009 1:25 pm ET

I think if Neverland was turned into a MJ Shrine it should be publicly run and not a family enterprise.So the kids will not be exploited and extortionists will not be allowed to do what they did to Michael. This family (mainly the Jackson3) doesn't need that in their lives . But because Michael did not fully allow the place to go up for auction is possibly a sign that he wanted to do something good with it someday. Now the time has come and perhaps it can be a place for him to share, albeit in death, with his beloved fans and children who he cared so much about. If it were restored with the rides and zoo etc. children could come and enjoy what Michael loved and wanted to share with them in life but couldn't because of a few greedy low lives who saw an opportunity in a beautiful , yet vulnerable soul.
I read a few years ago that even his own brother Jermaine tried to capitalize on Michael by writing a book in which he said things that were not very brotherly about Michael and depicting an uncertainty regarding some of the allegations against Michael during those days. There was mention of drug abuse , drinking , dishonesty and some character references that didn't seem favorable to his own brothers reputatation during the most difficult time in Michaels life. I get the feeling that there may have been some animosity from some family members toward the great success and fortune amassed by Michael during his career . His life was tragic and sad and whatever happiness he found at Neverland, was taken from him as well,by people who were users and abusers.
The rest of the Jackson family should make their own livings now and move forward and be grateful they had Mike in their lives for as long as they did. Joe should basically drop out of sight and live in obscurity because he has done enough damage and continues to make a fool of himself and his family. time for a change Joe!! He should realize that the accusations he makes toward viable Corp.s ie: AEG and Kenny Ortega and others are exactly what he is trying to do himself. He is trying to get his hands on the dough so he can be in the game..forget it Joe.Its over. let your ,"Golden Boy", R.I.P Please!

I do not mean to insult the family either, but Michael was the Great One, he gave us everything he had. It was not easy for him and it ultimately destroyed him in the process.

He will live on in my heart forever!


Toni   July 22nd, 2009 6:30 pm ET

Very very well said Elle!!!!!


elle   July 22nd, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Thank You Toni..I just hope Michael can R.I.P and we can remember the good things and great memories he brought to our lives. He was special.


Toni   July 22nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

elle: I know at least two of us will. Im 46 and grew up with this guy and his music. It's unbelievable that his fans could understand him like no one else could. I guess thats why he felt so at ease on stage, because he knew everyone in those arenas loved him, and he made it known that they meant the world to him. For those that believed the bad, didn't really know him at all, and really didn't care too.
Go to u tube and type in " michael Jacksons private home movies ". they are great. He narrates as he shows them , in his Neverland theater. You really see a HUMANIZED son, brother uncle and ,the last video, a daddy. They really tell a story.


Toni   July 22nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Sorry I keep repeating myself. I just think everyone that loved him would enjoy watching him tell his story in his own words without someone else there to twist his words around.
I won't repeat it again, sorry.


elle   July 22nd, 2009 10:10 pm ET

Don't be sorry..It is so hard to say goodbye to him this way. If we can bring him back even if only for a few minutes it helps ease the pain of his tragic passing. I too ,grew up on his music and lived not far from where it ended. I just wish it weren't so, but hopefully, he has peace now, it is what he deserves and we will never forget him. At least my ipod has all the vids and great songs so whenever I feel the need I just turn him back on. I miss him!


Toni   July 22nd, 2009 10:58 pm ET

If his wishes are met and his children go where he wants them too{ with his mother} then I think he will get the peace he so deserves. However, his children were his whole heart and soul. If they fall into the wrong hands, and are exploited and ridiculed like he was, then it is sad to say that I don't think he will. This whole mess literally makes me sick.


Roe   July 23rd, 2009 1:01 am ET

I don't see the harm in it as long as the proceeds go towards his children, charities, and other such things Michael would want it to go to. You know, to make this world a better place.


MARIA U   July 23rd, 2009 8:13 am ET

TO ELLE.. IT'S REALLY HARD TO SAY GOODBYE WHEN IT'S NOT THE RIGHT TIME.. IT SEEMS ALL WRONG TO MICHAEL.. HIS MISSION IN THIS EARTH WAS UNDONE.. IT'S REALLY HARD TO SAY GOODBYE.. I'M WAITING FOR HIM IN CONCERT.. IT'S BEEN LONG TIME.. NOW HE IS TOTALLY GONE.. I CAN'T STOP CRYING EVERY NIGHT..


MARIA U   July 23rd, 2009 8:16 am ET

TO LINDA FROM NEW YORK, PLEASE WATCH MICHAEL'S VIDEO IN YOU TUBE.. "MICHAEL JACKSON THE INSTRUMENT OF NATURE"
PLEASE WATCH IT....
AND TO ALL FANS LOVER.. PLEASE WATCH IT IN YOU TUBE..


Gail   July 24th, 2009 8:04 am ET

I do, agree, it is time to let the family grieve. Stop asking questions about the past. Michael forgave his father a long time ago, and we should let it go. Mr. Jackson is grieving the loss of his son. This is not the time to put the spotlight on his past actions with his son, and then, dissect his words for all to view. This is a time of mourning, please, let's be respectful of the dead, the family, and all of those who loved Michael Jackson so so much. Please, it seems that Michael is haunted by the media in death, as he was in life.

I do think that we need to keep the focus on his cause of death, however. That is part of finding closure, in time. Thank you.


Gail   August 5th, 2009 12:29 am ET

If it doesn't cause undo hardship for the family and the maintenance of Michael Jackson's estate, and if it is logistically feasible, I do believe, deep within my heart, that Michael should be buried at Neverland. His happiest moments were there with his children, hs family, and with his most generous efforts in supporting disadvantaged and ill children. His burial there would be a healing for all the hurt that tabloid reporters fueled and dishonest people visited upon him. Over the years the wounds will heal and the memories of Michael Jackson will be remembered in a wholesome manner. His family, friends, and his fans will see to it.


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Larry King's King of Hearts

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