June 27, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 07:00 PM ET

On the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, Jermaine Jackson joins Larry in is first interview at the pop icon’s final resting place.

A look at the investigation into his death,
his kids and his legacy!

We want to hear from you!

Do you rememember where you were when you heard Michael Jackson died?

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TRUE-TO -YOU   June 25th, 2010 7:07 pm ET

i have just gone in to overdrive
so let me say the kings alive
when i heard that he was dead
i do not believe is what i said
i did not feel it in my heart
the first place i always start
just let me say i am keeping up with you
i do believe and i am true

i believe i will be there its all for love love is free

Cali MJ Fan   June 25th, 2010 7:09 pm ET

It was only a year ago– how hard really could it be to remember? It feels like yesterday.

RIP MJ. We love you MORE!

SuzieQ   June 25th, 2010 7:14 pm ET

I'm in Bloggie Heaven today!

So many MJ blogs! Thanks CNN!!

Mama Carie, where are you? Which blog are you on? How are you today sweetie?

It has been an emotional day, very emotional. I had to work, but Michael was on my mind all day long ...

I just came back from a long drive – MJ music on full blast!!! It was FANTASTIC! Quite cathartic. And that voice ... Ah, the way he makes me feel!

Now I'm going to work out to Michael's music, and later I will light a candle. I will never forget this sweet man, gone too soon... he'll always be just another part of me ...

cocovelvet   June 25th, 2010 7:18 pm ET

I was at home just having got up of bed and trying to prepare for the day when my husband came right into our bedroom and told me that MJ was reported to be taken to hospital. That whole morning I was just paralysed ; I couldn't even brush my teeth but sat infront of the TV and waited for positive news.....

When it was announced later in the afternoon that MJ had tragically passed away, I felt my whole body surging in a convulsion of shock I've never felt before ..... my body turned from cold to sweating hot within some seconds. i had to rush outside at my balcony to revive myself, and that sudden gush of fresh air send a push up my breast which send me weeping uncontrolably.

JShabazz   June 25th, 2010 7:28 pm ET

I l.o.v.e. ALL of you~~~~~please do a round of concerts in the UNITED STATES soon~~~~~~my plan was to travel to see all "6" of the JACKSON men; that won't happen. I just worked with a cousin of yours in PHOENIX.


JShabazz   June 25th, 2010 7:38 pm ET

I am a teacher and at this time in 2009, I was teaching "online" classes. I had logged off of the computer, turned on the television and IMMEDIATELY logged back on to the INTERNET. SHAME on CALIFORNIA; and all persons connected to this CATASTROPHY; I was born at Los Angeles Hospital~~~I was optimistic when MR. JACKSON went abroad and prayed that he NOT RETURN to the babylonianism of LOS ANGELES.

Tyff Hoeft   June 25th, 2010 7:40 pm ET

I was at work at Sam's Club in Reno, NV when I found out Michael Jackson had died. Earlier that morning on June 25th, 2009, I kept feeling my phone vibrate in my pocket but I thought it was just late incoming e-mails. Then about an hour or two later, one of my fellow employees came running through the store hysterically, looking for me (he knew I was a huge fan); I asked him what his problem was when he uttered the words: "Michael Jackson is dead!" I thought it was some kind of sick joke; freaking out, I immediately turned to my phone to access the internet but MSN was bogged down. Then I remembered my phone vibrating a bunch that morning—I checked my inbox & had a bunch of text messages from my friends telling me Michael was dead. The ones that will stick with me the most are the ones from my brother, informing me of Michael being rushed to the hospital not breathing then the horrid revelation, because he & I have been fans since before we could even speak. I had never felt that kind of pain & fear before that day, & I don't think much else could make me feel so bad ever again. I'll never forget that day, probably the worst day of my life, nor will I ever get over this tragic loss.

Smith in Oregon   June 25th, 2010 7:44 pm ET

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Shena Coleman   June 25th, 2010 7:54 pm ET

It is hard to believe that it has been a year already. It seems just like yesterday that I simply would not acknowledge the fact that he was gone...that same pain consumes me on today. I know that Michael is in a better place but I selfishly wish him to be still here. R.I.P. Michael for you are definitely Gone Too Soon.

babycarie   June 25th, 2010 8:00 pm ET

Will you be taking care of your own children now that Katherine has had to take care of Michael's children?? Don't you think it would be good for your children to live with their daddy???

Smith in Oregon   June 25th, 2010 8:02 pm ET

Where was I when Micheal Jackson died?

I was home and heard first my neighbors celebrating, then as word spread, it sounded like the entire neighborhood celebrating like it was the Fourth of July, fireworks, yell's of satisfaction, loud Rock n' roll and Reggie bands were brought in to fill out the evening for the resulting block party. I was surprised how many people really disliked Micheal Jackson whom they entirely viewed was a child pedophile and a freak with a fascination for freakish plastic surgery.

babycarie   June 25th, 2010 8:09 pm ET

In the last photo Janet has of Michael alive, he looked very thin and frail...not well at all. Weren't you and the family concerned about his health?? He was in the midst of a huge tour, with additional dates added to his did you not see his desperate need for help??

Cldennis   June 25th, 2010 8:13 pm ET

Away from home, on a school trip in Europe, in a Hungarian hotel, I found out over breakfast Michael Jackson died. It was a heartbreaker, once back in my room, it was all over the news.

sandyhouston   June 25th, 2010 8:47 pm ET

And so I return to the place where it all started for me after learning of Michael's passing. I was devastated then and heartbroken now. My comfort comes in knowing where he is now, his Eternal home. At peace with a heart full of joy.
Michael thank you for making me a better person. I will carry on the words you spoke...."But I will never stop helping and loving people the way Jesus said to."
My prayers go out to the Jackson family. I could see on your faces today that the grief has never left you. May you find a little comfort in seeing and knowing how much love and respect Michael's fans have for him. Paris, Prince and Blanket ~ take your daddy's love and his love of God and carry it with you always. Make your daddy proud in whatever you do in life. God bless you sweet angels. <3

Cldennis   June 25th, 2010 8:48 pm ET

Away from home, on a school trip in Europe, over breakfast i found out Michael had died. It was a heatbreaker my biggest entertainer is gone, never to see him face-to-face or concert.

William   June 25th, 2010 8:54 pm ET

I never though MJ was anything special, and I was never interested in his music. It's a shame he died at a young age, but I like Beatles, Beach Boys, ABBA, Rolling Stones, Jimmy Buffet etc.

GARRETT FROM USA   June 25th, 2010 8:59 pm ET


babycarie   June 25th, 2010 9:01 pm ET


I thought I was able to ask ?'s but I realized it was taped...again, oops!!

Mary-Jane   June 25th, 2010 9:02 pm ET

Smith in Oregon

That was unnecessary for you to say this here.

Timmy   June 25th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

I was in Walmart right next to the meat aisle, when someone called me to tell me that he died.

Mary-Jane   June 25th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

“A Tear Drop”

As a tear drop gently falls on the floor
All that I want to share for ever more

My admiration for all that deeply love
The man who is resting high above
Writhing from pain and feeling
In visions of someday healing

As a tear drop gently falls on the floor
Our heart aches to the depths of its core

Millions of hearts grief-stricken and torn
In this time of pain, sorrow and forlorn
Though the tides of time wash ashore
Removing deep pain we once bore

As a tear drop gently falls on the floor
This gentle man will be loved ever more

The angels above are in abound
For the man they now surround
The winds of acceptance is our place
And a smile gently becomes our face

As a tear drop no longer falls on the floor
Now a ship at sea bound for a distant shore


Dedicated.....To The Millions of Fans Around the World who Dearly Love Michael Jackson!

Thank You!

Allison   June 25th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

I will never forget. June 25th is my husband`s birthdayMy mom had passed on June 22nd the previous year.. I was at home, watching CNN trying to decide what to do for his birthday.As the news 1st started trickling in, I found myself passing off the b-day planning to our kids. I was glued to the T.V., literally, for the duration of the coverage. It still makes me sad.What a waste of a incredible man and his talents.

michael   June 25th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

i was in basic training on my final ruck march. i was a grown man crying in front of 200 people for 25 miles. i cried the whole way back to my baracks

Beverly Hickson   June 25th, 2010 9:06 pm ET

I was having lunch with my son is Torrance, Ca. when I heard the news aout Michael Jackson. He had received some texts from his friends saying what had happened. I thought it was a terrible rumour but not to rule anyhting out, I told my son to just pray. We said a prayer at the table when my mother called to confirm the awful news. We quickly left and I got in the car and just cried and I have cried periodically throughout this whole year.

maryellen   June 25th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

we were watching the tv coverage from my husbands hospital room. My husband died at age 50 on june 27th. We will remember him quietly.

Ashley J.   June 25th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

I am a U.S. citizen and I was in Sri Lanka in a hotel at Unawatuna Beach on vacation. My husband and I were asleep when he died, it was 12:56 a.m. local time. That morning I woke up and turned the TV on to BBC and that's when I saw the news!! I called my mom to make sure it was true and she told me it was!! It was a sad day all over the world. Even in Sri Lanka the radio stations were remembering Michael and his legacy by playing his music non-stop!! We love you and miss you Michael!!

paige wollet   June 25th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

i was in my house just watching tv, and then suddenly it flashed all over the news that he was gone. It was sad, tragic, and unforgettable, no one will ever forget him. Michael Jackson shall rest in piece. He is not dead, but we will never see him ever again.

Annie Stephen   June 25th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

I was on my way to my grandmother's house when my friend told me over the phone. I did not believe her so I called my boyfriend to make sure and then I didn't believe him so I called my mom and I didn't believe her either. Then when I got to my grandmother's house I turned on the tv and realized it was actually happening. I'm still not over it and I never think I will. He was such an incredible person. I love him and miss him sooo much.

Taimon   June 25th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

Michael died the day after I graduated, wow I will never forget that. During the night of my graduation we had a grad party that ended in the early morning of the day Michael died and at that party Thriller came on and everybody started dancing. I will never forget that.

Where was I when Michael Jackson died?

I was sitting in my girlfriend's car and my sister sent me a text message saying that Michael had died. I did not want to believe it at all. So I put the radio on and they are playing nothing but Michael Jackson's music on every station so I am in a bit of shock. I then hear that he was under cardiac arrest and I was thinking its Michael Jackson he will be alright. I then heard them say on the radio that it has been confirmed by Jermaine Jackson at Ronald Reagen UCLA Medical Center that he had died. I then just began to listen to Michael on my ipod and I get very sad. I will never forget you Michael-Gone to soon

Annie from Glendale, CA   June 25th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

I was on my way to my grandmother's house when my friend told me over the phone. I did not believe her so I called my boyfriend to make sure and then I didn't believe him so I called my mom and I didn't believe her either. Then when I got to my grandmother's house I turned on the tv and realized it was actually happening. I'm still not over it and I never think I will. He was such an incredible person. I love him and miss him sooo much.

Kiana Villamizar   June 25th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

I was at home at the time saying goodbye to my cousin who was the one who made me fall in love with one of the biggest icons of the world when my mother put on the news and we were both together and found out that Michael Jackson had died I couldnt stop crying for the rest of the day.

Mary-Jane   June 25th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

@ babycarie

LOL I have made the same mistake...

Jane   June 25th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

It is hard to believe that it has been a year already. I grew up with the Jackson 5 and Michael. There will never be another one like him.

babycarie   June 25th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

I was with friends at a cafe planning a wedding shower...we heard the local radio station that was playing announce that Michael had been rushed to the hospital with an apparent heart attack...I immediately called my mom who had no idea. When I got home I turned on the TV to see the announcement on every station...Michael had died. My mom called me about a minute later and we were silent for several minutes, just stunned.

CYNTHIA   June 25th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

I was at home cleaning watching tv and a late breaking news came on said Michael Jackson had died. R.I.P MICHAEL JACKSON. Your gone now but never will be forgotten.

Annie from Glendale, CA   June 25th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

phone. I did not believe her so I called my boyfriend to make sure and then I didn't believe him so I called my mom and I didn't believe her either. Then when I got to my grandmother's house I turned on the tv and realized it was actually happening. I'm still not over it and I never think I will be. He was such an incredible person. I love him and miss him sooo much.

chris o neal   June 25th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

I was at my job and one of my coworkers said come check the tv michael was rushed to the hospital so we turned on the tv in the chefs office so it wasnt clear of what had happened some said he had died and some said he was just in a coma so we was watching some channel and some guy I guess in the newsroom said he's dead so we all knew the king of pop passed on r.i.p. king of pop

Tiffany Gray   June 25th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

I was on my way to church. My mom texted me and thats how I found out. I remember going to see him in concert at age five. I'm sadden to here that my fav artist and legend is gone. I always wanted to meet him. Now I will never get to meet him here on earth. I know I will meet him in eternity. 🙂

babycarie   June 25th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

Mary Jane
You should be careful posting your poems as they will become property of LKL...and that is beautiful!! I will be stealing a copy provided I have your permission??

mya   June 25th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

i was in jamacia Queens New york at my grandmas house i was acutally watching the news when i found out that michael was put to rest i wanted to just break down but i know that michael wants us fans to be strong and be happy and smile and to just celebrate his life because he is the king of pop and he will always be the king of pop forever i love you michael forever God bless you sweet angel like i said i will always love you and you are the most amazing person who ever lived and you will always be in our hearts forever live on the king of pop love you more michael jackson

Shay-Shay   June 25th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

Wow. It's been a whole year and it's time to reflect. When I first found out Michael Jackson had died, I was actually asleep. I had gotten off work at 9a.m. and got in bed. I got a text from one of my friends at about 2:30pm saying "R.I.P. MICHAEL JACKSON, THE KING OF POP". I was like stop playing and went back to sleep. Then messages of similar content kept coming in, so I got up and called my best friend. She asked me had I heard about Michael. I was like that was serious. I turned on CNN and there it was... Michael Jackson was dead. I was sooooo shocked. I instantly turned on my greatest hits CD, had a drink, and cried. It was, and still is, one of the most shocking moments in pop history. A Legend, an Icon, a Artist, The KING OF POP, is gone and it's felt. Even though Michael Jackson had been out of the public eye for so long, we all knew he would be there for years doing what he did best. LOVE ME SOME MICHAEL, ALWAYS AND FOREVER

George Stull   June 25th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

I have been a fan of Michael Jackson since I was 9 years old. I think the world truly lost an icon, a legend, a friend, an angel. The great always die young. I will always remember what Michael's music did for me and the world. Always remember. Michael tried to spread the message of love, and kindness. Always remembered.

Beverly Steer   June 25th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

My husband, Chris & I were on holidays in London, England. We heard about Michael's death while we were taking a late night walk, walking across the Tower Bridge. Two young men working on the bridge, were on their cell phones, repeating " they don't believe it", they told us as we were walking by, we stopped and talked for a while, all of us in shock. What a night, we will never forget where we were when we heard the news.
Beverly Steer

lizzy shea   June 25th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

I see no reason to celebrate this person.

ken dorris   June 25th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

For 8 years oil money ran the white house with the war cry DEREGULATION----DEREGULATION!!!!!!! First it gave us goldman-sachs then B_P...Now everyone is so surprised their actions have CONSEQUENCES??????????? DUHHHHHH Ken

Linda Buchanan   June 25th, 2010 9:17 pm ET


My son Cory and I are so sad today. We miss Michael so very much. It`s hard to believe it`s been one year.

I want to tell Jermaine Jackson, there`s a scripture in the bible.
ISAIAH 57:1-2. The righeous perish and no man ponders it in their heart; the merciful man is taken away to escape the evil to come.V.2:
He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his righeousness.

I hope this bring you and your family some comfort Jermaine, you had said just before the interview with Larry King that you didn`t know why the good die young. I believe this answers your question. Michael is at peace and he is sleeping peacefully with the angels in heaven. We will see him again. This I know. I often tell the Lord to give Michael and hug and kiss for me and my son who has cancer/seizures tells the Lord to tell Michael, he loves him so much and when he gets to heaven, they would moon walk together on the moon. I always smile at that....God bless you and your family Jermaine and Michael rest in peace, we love you and will see you soon!

Linda and Cory Buchanan..
Roseburg, Oregon

Annie from Glendale, CA   June 25th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

Sorry about the repetition my computer had a weak signal so I wasn't sure if my responses were going through. The last one only showed part of what I wrote but the other two are correct. Thanks!

Caroline C...from Ontario Canada   June 25th, 2010 9:19 pm ET

I totally agree with Miss Mary Jane.....regarding the cruel remark made by "Smith in Oregon"
Where was I when I heard the news?.......I actually had gone for dinner with my brother...and my daughter had called me on my cellphone.
At first it was the report that Michael had been rushed to the hospital. Then the next thing I knew..she was calling me to tell me he had died.
Unbelievable...still...hard to believe.
I am watching Larry KIng as I send you this...and Jermaine Jackson.
A note to all people that want to post a message....please...remember...there are young children that have been left behind....don't post anything cruel or just shows ignorance and insensitivity.....on your part.
Thank you.

Gwen in Houston   June 25th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

I was in my car on my way to Subway Sandwich shop when I heard it announced on the radio. I was in total disbelief ! I kept waiting for the announcer to repeat what he said. When he did, I still would not believe it. It was not until I had called my workplace, talked to some of the people there, did it finally hit me!! It was indeed TRUE! OMG!!

thomas pointer   June 25th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

i remember so well, and so clearly where i was, and what i was doing; leaving the title company's office after purchasing a house. When i got in my truck the, 92Q was playing one of Michael's songs on the radio. Didn't think anything of it. At that time i was texting close friends about the closing of my house. And then the radio played another song by Michael, and that caught my attention. 92Q mostly plays the current hip hop songs of the day; hardly any of MJ's classic hits. Once the song went off, the DJ revealed the devastating update which i had missed about 30 minutes prior. A very bittersweet day for me that afternoon.... Love you, MJ!!!!!!!!!

Gail   June 25th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

Hi Larry and Jermaine....Jermaine, I miss Michael very much. I spent this day listening to the music and watching the videos. I hope whoever is responsible for Michael's death be brought to justice....I would also like to ask you, when will The Jacksons reality show be returning on A&E?...I loved watching you guys very much....A Fan in NYC!!!

alfonso harmon   June 25th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

I will always remember I was n the barbershop & my best friend called n told me.I didn't believe it I thought it was another bad rumor but then everyone elses phones started ringing. It was so surreal & unbelievable as it still is. After I got my haircut I turned the car radio on & his song was playing that's when it hit me. The rest of the day was dark from that point on.I will miss the most his televised tour shows!RIP the greatest entertainer EVER!!!

April In Phoenix Arizona   June 25th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

I remember well where I was when the king of pop passed. I was in the hospital in Phoenix AZ and was watching CNN and heard he colapsed at his home. I was shocked later when they said he had passed away. I remember the saddness that I felt about it. He was the greatest entertainer of my lifetime. There will never be another like him the day he passed a piece of music history went too. Im so glad I have the albums and dvd to watch all the time. I pray that Prince Paris and Blanket are coping well and never forgets their father loved them very much. God Bless the entire Jackson family on the one year annivesry. RIP MICHAEL WE STILL AND ALWAYS WILL MISS YOU

SuzieQ   June 25th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

Carie, I'm here ... but apparently my posts aren't "making the cut".... so I'm off to continue my celebration of Michael's life and music....

tim m   June 25th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

I was working at a retail store and my boss called and told me the shocking news! A very sad day,now 2 kings are gone. Elvis and Micheal must be hanging out together in Heaven. God bless all the families involved.

Queen Jackson   June 25th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

Where were you when you heard Michael Jackson has died???

I was sitting in my living room on the computer, checking my emails and I received a call from my husband. He asked me was I looking at TV and I told him no, it's cut off. He said turn on CNN. Michael was rushed to the hospital! I was glued to the TV. THEN I stepped away for a moment. When I returned, they announced Michael had passed away! I was like, noooo! At first I thought it was a hoax, but it wasn't! I was so heartbroken! I sat there and cried my eyes out! It's still hard to believe he's gone! Gone to soon...I Love You Michael Jackson...Rest In Peace!

mjmarshall   June 25th, 2010 9:25 pm ET


elly   June 25th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

Hi everyone
so, today a year passed and it's as sad as it was when I heard the news, It was really too soon for michael to die. he will always be missed.

sandra jackson   June 25th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Hello Larry, I was on my way home and in the train the text came through on my cell phone, and so I spoke about it loudly with my husband and so that the passengers would also hear. I wanted to write about my 6 yr old son Jordan's experince because kids were also affected. Upon learning of MJ's death, the director of my son's daycare kept mum because she didnot want my son to hear about it because she knew how my son loved MJ. It so happend that one parent came to the school to get her child and yelled it out and my 6 yr old son was left crying, totally devastated. I rushed at the school to get my son, totally broke my heart because I was mourning also inside but had to hide my feeling to help Jordan get through the evening. That night we commuted up to the Apollo to be amongst others who were also mourning yet also celebrating his life and legacy. Larry even 1 year latee, we still can't believe that Michael is gone

r. dixon   June 25th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

I was at Brooke army medical center in San Antonio TX beside the bed of my 22 year old daughter watching her fight for her life after suffering from a cardiac arrest during training in the US army. The nurses had turned on the tv in her room trying to stimulate her to bring her out of her coma. My daughter survived and for that I am so grateful but the sorrow I feel for the jackson family is so overwhelming.

Gail   June 25th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Lizzy....You don't have to celebrate him...why are you here???...just go Lizzy.....just goooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

nina1fox   June 25th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

Jermaine Jackson just told Larry King that Michael died....

babycarie   June 25th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

I am here too!!
I have been looking for you on all these bloggys!!!
And I want to do a v-dance for Michael!!
We need to celebrate the beautiful man God allowed us to borrow and enjoy!!! Red and Gold!!!!

DB   June 25th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

I lost my job the same day MJ died. The job loss was nothing compared to MJ dying.

"Make a better place for you and for me."

Carolyn Askew   June 25th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

This family is such denial. A addict does just that, kills themselves one day at a time. Jermaine especiially is in denial. The world did not greive. Yes many, many did but the world! he puts Micheal on a scale of Jesus Christ. Michael was a man. A very talented, but troubled man. 'Sleeping pills or what ever'? The man was an addict!!! We all have to die Larry. Do they (the family) think that this was never a possibllity? More denial. This is a family of denial. I think jackie and Marlon are one of the few sane ones in this family.

Sharon Davidson   June 25th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Hi Larry, this poem is for Michael please read it on air whenever you have a chance. Thank you for your endearling coverage on him.

You had the world on a string, and music on the world...You sang with your heart and danced with a twirl.

Michael, a man-child whose wondrous ways, could take one through a musical maze,
takes you high, makes you feel a melody's magic...Makes the magic fly.

You seemed so inside, yet there was so much you had not to be denied.
I'm not speaking of the love so apparent and true...
The L. O. V. E. that the whole world swallowed up out of you.

It’s those times when you felt alone and no one understood, and no wonder why,
That sadness you felt, just made me wanna cry.

I wrote this for you to understand, that you were a well loved and appreciated man.
Not simply for your wonderful talent so generously world given,
but for the love in your heart and the truth you believed in.

It may not have seemed clear to us, who you really were or what it was like being you,
and all the challenges that you had to go through,
And it was not many who understood you, the innocent child within, that was also you the man,
Some knew, some tried, and some never could and others never can.

It’s been so sad that you left us so quick, in a flash of an eye
It caught us so off guard that we had no chance to say goodbye.
Gone too soon, I miss you much, yet I know hearts are always together, even though you’re not here,
I offer you a humble LOVE, through heavens hands to last you from year to year.

Michael “Thank you” for your songs and dance, and Thank you more for your human nature and your sincere love,
May you rest and have peace, May God and the angels keep you,
May you have heart’s love from here and Forever, always ONE LOVE above.

Sharon Davidson
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

julie anderson   June 25th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

I was at work when I heard Michael died, I thought it was some kind of joke, I still cannot believe he's gone. I loved him and his music and I never believed he did anything but love children in his life. I grew up with the Jackson 5 and will always love their music.

Annette   June 25th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

I was in the car driving home...I heard it on the radio, started crying...I was at a stop light.. the lady next to me looked at me and I told her that Michael Jackson had died..and she and I were crying together..
Michael and I shared the same birth date.....aug 29

shane   June 25th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

its always a conspiracy. just face it, the doc was incompetent and he did what michael wanted. he killed michael. i know everyone wish the doc was white but unfortunately he is not. michael was a great talent but like joan rivers said last night, a pedaphile and a drug addict.

babycarie   June 25th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

I wish we could all be together on this day!!
Michael was just a loan from heaven...and maybe a test for the human condition...and the world failed the test.

jeny   June 25th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

where you were when you heard Michael Jackson died?
i was at home on the computer and watching tv. And then my mom came in my room tellin me that michael jackson pass away and i change it to the news and i keep telling my self please is not true please god is not true and they said it the king of pop passaway, i was crying i was omg the king of pop passaway my dad call my uncle it was a sad day for me:( i listen to him sincei was a teenager triller was my fav song. His music will go on. R.I.P to the king of pop. Yoy will be missed but never forgotten

Gail   June 25th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

I was driving when I heard it on the radio. It was breaking news...I was switching radio stations like crazy, thinking, maybe I didn't really hear correctly, but all the radio stations were commenting about his death. It felt strange..... I called my friend and he was like...nooooooo....we were all in shock.....and all I wanted to do was go home and watch the news.

Charlotte Green   June 25th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

Last year I was getting ready to celebrate my Birthday. I was at home with CNN on and my husband yelled Michael Jackson was in cardiac arrest. I quickly ran back to the tv and watched the whole thing unfold. He passed away on my Birthday.


Nick Kulick   June 25th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

I was almost floored when I found out. It was a very sad day!

Lizzie from Knoxville, TN   June 25th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

I was on a mission trip to the Bronx in New York City when I first heard the news of his death. At a block party, a friend of ours who lived there came running up to us and said that someone just called him saying they'd just read on TMZ that Michael had died. We called his bluff, basically refusing to believe it. Then a woman pulled over and beckoned our friend over, in hysterics over it. At that point, it was pretty apparent that it wasn't a joke. The next day we went to Times Square and as you can imagine, every billboard on every building was playing his music videos. Every single store had his music playing. People were already selling "RIP MICHAEL JACKSON" shirts. It was kind of surreal. I can't believe it's been a year. He's gone, but he's never forgotten.

jack   June 25th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Eight years of Bush serving his rich corporate base. Now we see the devastating results. Tax bail outs for the rich, while the rest of us sink into further poverty, and are neglected by those who are supposed to be looking out for our needs. Now the Republicans actually want to apologize to BP! Thanks BP and Bush policies for the worst ecological disaster in human history. I am sure the dying sea creatures and sea birds wish to thank you also. Sitting in the Dallas mansion, does a flicker of remorse ever cross your mind? I wonder.

Jennifer   June 25th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

In Houston, in my room running on my treadmill. I almost fell off of it. It still instills such incredible sadness in me. The greatest entertainer ever....

Nicole   June 25th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

I was at my high school prom! This guy was going around saying that Michael Jackson died, and no one believed him. Not long after, more people started saying it, so my boyfriend looked it up on his iPhone, and it was true! Couldn't believe it, so sad. Made prom a little more memorable.

yadira espinoza   June 25th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

when michael jackson died ,i was at work. my niece was suppose to film with him a remake of HEAL THE WORLD ,that sunday following his tragic.. we miss him ,he was my rolemodel

Renee   June 25th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Fortunate for me I was at home when confirmation of his passing was announced. As I watched the reports on TV the reality set deeper and deeper. I was devastated as many others were. I say fortunately because I lost it. I carried the overwhelming sadness for months. It still breaks my heart. Rest and be at peace Michael. We love you. Until we dance again...

Jeff Hunter   June 25th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Michael's music and videos NEED to live on.......and on......and on

Tracis   June 25th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Michael jackson is the king of pop!!!!!!!! I think i was at home and found out the day of or the day after . To tell you the truth i became a fan of MJ after his death. And i wish i could turn back time and become a fan of him before he died!!! I hope michael is in heven with God .And that i will see him!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I pray that he is in heven!!! I pray that God protects Mj family!!!!!! . I will be a fan til the day i die
love you Mj and God belss and be with the Jackson family!!!!!

Geena   June 25th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

I know exactly where I was . I was on going to the school to pick my son up from band practice. That was the saddest day of my life. I t felt that someone from my family had died. I still can't believe that Michael is gone.

sandra   June 25th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Larry i love your show but hey Lucy ball is not there with Michael Jackson she is back in her home town jamestown in NY

Sandra brown

Glenda Edwards   June 25th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

I was shopping at Marshall's in Brooklyn when I heard of Michael's passing

babycarie   June 25th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

'Don't Stop Til You Get Enough'!!!
Love you Michael!!!

Lucy   June 25th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

I will forever remember the day, as I had gone to the E.R complaining of throat pain and being only 53 and female I thought I had a nut stuck in my throat from a salad i had eaten and asked to see a throat Dr. Ultimately at 12 pm they told me I was having a heart attack and after coming out of Recovery and being wheeled into my room, my husband walked in and said " Michael Jackson has died" and I said '" Well, your wife has also just had a heart attack" I was very saddened that day and will miss his talent. I saw him perform in the 80's and he was a great icon. My son is an actor on Disney XD "Zeke &Luther" and he plays Luther, he would always copy M.J dance moves and always looked up to Michael

Forever fan   June 25th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

Michael Jackson will be the KING OF POP forever!! I was watching Fox when the news broke. I continued to watch the coverage and I felt sad when it was over. I felt that we had Michael with this coverage. Thank you for doing this piece on the KING of POP; this Michael coverage needs to continue every year for this anniversary.

Melissa Blevins   June 25th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

I was crying over the passing of Farrah Fawcett who died before Michael Jackson and today on the Anniversary of her passing I am still crying but Farrah Fawcett seems to have been just left out of remembrances for today. June 25 is Farrah Fawcett's date of death too.

Alison   June 25th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

When I came home from school, I was watching tv with my mom, and on the news it said that Michael Jackson died. So I went out with my friends and people in the streets were singing his songs! So moving, RIP King of Pop.

jeny   June 25th, 2010 9:40 pm ET


Carla Santiago   June 25th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

I remember I was working at my office and a friend called me to give me the news. I was astonished!!! I called another friend and she told me to get home and watch the news!!

We will love you always – Michael!!

ckesling   June 25th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

i was watching the news on hln as usual... i was absolutely shocked, this could not be !!!!! i miss michael every minute of every day and love him all the more.... rest in peace michael, you were loved very much !!!!

Ingrid Okonta   June 25th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

i swimming in the pool and hanging out with my family and all of sudden this girl out of no where said "hey do you know that micheal jackson died" I almost drowned in the water. After I got my grip and I jumped out of the water. All my family was already out.We were calling people around because we were no where close to a radio or a tv. I was shock I couldnt say anything because I did not believe it. After I found out the truth my summer was over.I cried everyday.The worst summer of my life.

Gary Bertelsen   June 25th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

I was in the Paris Casino in Vegas when my girlfriend texted me that Michael had died. That evening, I went to Terry Fator's show and that is when it hit me hard. Terry opened up the show paying tribute to Michael and sang Ben just as Michael would have. He pulled out his skit on Michael that evening out of respect for Michael. Terry brought tears to my eyes as I realized my childhood icon was gone. I am ten years younger than Michael

Jeff Hunter   June 25th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

I was sitting at home watching the afternoon news on HLN
remember thinking how bad I felt about Farrah Fawcet then the news about Michael but I wasn't surprised because I knew he had a MAJOR drug problem.....Still he had mucho talent and I loved his music

Debra Robinson   June 25th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

June 25th 2009 I was in a Substance Abuse class at Grand Rapids Community College and all phones in class started to vibrate and ring, and it was shocking that everyones phone including mine was going off... and the news was that Michael Jackson had passed away at 2:36pm i believe. From that moment on i could not concetrate in class for the rest of theweek...

Sarah McCluske   June 25th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

I was at my friend amandas house swimming when michael jackson died please i am such a big fan i love michael jackson i dont think all those comments that were made about him were nice love you jermiane please call me i am watching you on tv right now thanks
Sarah Mccluske
i miss you michael
long live the king

Rachelle   June 25th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

I remember I was about to get into the check out line at Target and my boyfriend called me saying baby, I saw on the tv Michael Jackson went to the hospital and he died. I at first kinda laughed and said yeah right, he's Michael Jackson, he wouldn't die, it's probably some crazy tabloid story or something, I was thinking to myself no way that could possibly be real. When I got home I sat down, turned on the tv and I couldn't believe I flipped from channel to channel and all the news were saying Michael Jackson died, he's dead. I just sat there in silence flipping through and my boyfriend came home from work, came in and looked at the tv and looked at me sitting there with my mouth gaping open and said I know, I told you. I just said Oh my god, I can't believe he's actually gone, we'll never hear his voice again.
RIP Michael, we love you and I'm sorry it took your death ro realize we were gifted with something special. Sometimes you don't know what you have, until it's gone.

ckesling   June 25th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

@ smith in oregon, maybe your and your neighbors didn't get the damn memo-he was innocent of child molestation !!! you are on the wrong blog !!!!!

babycarie   June 25th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

I was ten years old when I saw Michael at a BAD concert...and I really thought that one day I would meet and marry him!!! He was so small yet bigger than life!! Such a petite man with such unparalleled talents!! He was a loan from God!!!

Jammie S.J. Kennedy   June 25th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

i'm only 14 but im am a fan ever sence i was born. michael jacksons kids and the jackson family im so sorry, he was a great father and brother, and son.i was at home and watching cnn and thats how i heard on the news. and i give all my love, happiness and light to all of you.and to everyone even the kids and katherine. peace, love and heal the world.

Deborah Johnson   June 25th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

I was at work listening to talk radio when i heard that Michael had been rushed to the hospital in an unresponsive state. I ran down the hall and told my co-workers and we tried to get on the internet, but could not. I found out later, that everyone had the same idea, and the internet went down due to so much traffic. I could not concentrate, so i hovered over the radio for any word of Michael's condition. When I heard that he had passed, I had to leave work because I knew I would break down. Of course, his music was all over the radio, but I just couldn't believe it. i had to turn off the radio, but remained glued to the television for hours and hours.....

Artelia R   June 25th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

I was at work when I heard the news. It was on the radio and the Dr that I work for said that MJ died....I couldnt believe it.....I didnt want to believe it. I looked it up online,and still didnt want to believe what I was reading. It wasnt until I was driving home that it hit me that MJ had really died,and it still hurts,I still cry as if I just heard the news. Its so sad, that a legion,MJ really gone to soon. I will always miss you MJ, but I know that you are in a better place.

emmjay   June 25th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

I was in new jersey attending a healthcarel sales training; during break I found out and was devastated; my heart was broken; I loved him so much and will miss him forever.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   June 25th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

It's to bad Michael died but we dont need annual reminders and there's no need to make a national holliday in is honor .

Travis   June 25th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

Michael Jackson is the King of pop !!!!! I think i was at home i found the day of his death or after . to tell you the truth i became a fan after he died . I wish i could turn back time and become a fan before he died!!!!! I hope Mj is in Heven with god and that i will see him !!!!! I pray that he is in heven I pay that Good protect mj family . I will be a fan til the day i die Love you Michael God bless the jackson family and be with them .

Zack   June 25th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

When Michael Jackson died I was in the middle of my shift at McDonald's. I was back in the storage area and snuck a peek at my missed text messages. The first one a read was from my father who said "MJ pronounced dead." I immediately ran to the front and told my boss. The rest of my shift everyone working kept getting text messages like crazy saying MJ died. The rest of the night I watched the news to get more information.

Today at 2:30 I was again working at McDonald's. Somethings just don't change after a year.

nina1fox   June 25th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

@ jack

I agree with your statement!

Cheryl Brittain-Tillemans   June 25th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

My son Micah Ayala and I were at UCLA Hospital where Micah was being transported by ambulance to Burbank airport to be airlifted back home to Kansas. Little did we know that as we were leaving, Michael was being brought in. All the nurses that took care of my son knew how much he loved Michael. We had a story that was written about my son when he was 3 years old about him and Michael Jackson. My son was born with NF! (associated with the elephant man disease). My son came down with grade IV glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer in Oct. of 2008 two days after he turned 26. We took him to UCLA because we heard they were one of the best in the treatment of brain cancer. Micah had a brain hemorage on May 23rd, 2009 from the chemo treatment he was taking. He passed away on Sept. 7th, 2009. Micah had autograph pictures and letters from Michael. We had been by his house in Encino when Michael lived on Havenhurst Street. Michael had written Micah that hopefully one day they would meet. Micah was a fan of Michaels since he was a toddler in diapers. Dancing to "Thriller" etc. Winning the talent show in Kindergarten even after losing the vision in his left eye when he was 3 years old from a tumor on the optic nerve. They think the brain cancer was caused from the radiation treatment for the optic glioma tumor on his eye.. My older son put the most awesome video together for my son Micahs "Celebration of Life" service and of course Michael Jackson was a part of it. Pictures of Micah with his Michael Jackson statue, his posters of him along with Sesame Street and of course music of Michael. Micah called Michael "his buddy". When he felt bad from the tumors, he would called out for his buddy. Micah always had a smile on his face no matter how much pain he was in. He never believed that Michael did anything to any children except to love them and make people happy. He was a generous person. Micah went to quite a few of his concerts even as a toddler we took him. He kept the people watching the concert entertained himself. Here was this little guy with curls dancing in the isle to Michael. You are more than welcome to verify any information I have given you. Micah was treated by Dr. Cloughesy at UCLA in the Cancer area.
Cheryl Brittain-Tillemans mother to Micah Ayala

Denise M. Broughton, Chicago, IL   June 25th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

It has been great to watch all of the specials this week honoring the anniversary of the death of the "Greatest Entertainer in the World', Michael Jackson!
I was at work the day that he died. Customers were walking into the store talking about what had just happened in the news. I was in disbelief and it took a day or two, reading internet blogs, listening to the radio, etc. for me to realize that Michael Jackson had really passed on. Unfortunately, I do agree with his family and brother, Jermaine Jackson, in saying that I do not believe that his death was no accident.

Bignose   June 25th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

I remember where I was. I was in my office at home talking to my sister on the phone. She told me that she just heard on the radio that Mr. MJ was taken the the hospital. Then my L.A. friends called me and broke the news he had passed before CNN did in ATL.

I ran to my bed and cried my eyes out! My three-old son asked me If my eyes were broken.

jack   June 25th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

I acknowledge that Michael Jackson was a great person, and very talented, and gave us many beautiful songs. I hope his spirit is happy and at peace. What I find puzzling is the idolatry. For your own sakes, do not idolize people. Some in my generation idolized Elvis. I have enjoyed the works of many writers and musicians, but while appreciating them immensely, I could never obsess so much as to idolize them. Nor would I want to. 🙂

Lisa   June 25th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

Jermaine is right; the world cried because of what Michael stood for (Love, Peace, & Hope). I was at work sitting at my desk, when I received a text from my husband. I thought "it's probably a rumor & not true at all". As I starting to see the reports online, I still didn't want to believe it could be true. I was in shock! Blessing to Michael's children & family!

ShannonElise   June 25th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

The day MJ left this crazy world I was in Charleston, SC with my family for my uncle's wedding!! Everyone just made it back to the hotel from eating breakfast at Golden Corral and my aunt turn the tv on and almost every station was about Michael! For the rest of the day everyone was glued to the tv trying to figure out what happened and why? Later that night we listened to all his songs being played on the my uncle's wedding the dj played some of MJ's songs in his memory!! It was like a bittersweet vacation! *Michael is in a better place*

Nicolle   June 25th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

I was in my living room watching the news then it said:The king of pop just was pronounced dead!What!he couldnt of died!Curse ALL THE people that accused MJ of molestation they just wanted his money!MJ prob felt bad for the litle boys bc he didnt have a child hood..Idc what anybody says MJ is great guy!People are soo despertate!Do you know what MJ went thru when he was younger!his father yelled at those boys constantly but hey look where he got them todday...Katherin Jackson went thru soo muuch!DShe is a very very very very strong lady!God bless her!God bless that Jackson family!<3

Tranquildiva14   June 25th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

I will NEVER forget where I was a year ago today. I have been a fan since I was 3! I was getting off work and had just come home and kicked my shoes mom called and asked if I was sitting down because she had some bad news. She then says "Michael died" "What Michael?!" I yelled in her ear! When she said Michael Jackson I feel back on the sofa and told her it had to be a rumor because he COULD NOT be dead. When I turned on CNN and saw it...I STILL was in denial. I didn't believe it till Jermaine Jackson announced it. Michael should NOT be remembered for his differences, being weird or anything else. He should be remembered as the greatest entertainer of ALL time!!! He was an icon, a legend and a humanitarian. He was someone that was, in my opinion, MISUNDERSTOOD. Can you imagine not having a childhood? Can you imagine not being able to be a child? Can you imagine not being able to go anywhere without people taking pictures of you or wanting your autograph? Can you imagine not being able to be yourself without people saying something? Rest in peace Michael...I think you are FINALLY at peace. Your MUSIC WILL LIVE FOREVER!!!!!!!!

elly   June 25th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Michael was a kind and incredibly talented human being that wanted to change the world with his beautiful voice and unbelievable dance moves and charity acts. All he wanted was to bring the people from all over the world together to celebrate life and music and to be happy. To him everybody was equal. There was no black, no white ...and he worked so hard to get to where he was. I believe Michael was just a normal human being with the biggest heart you can imagine. He had a beautiful spirit. he loved trees and he sat on a tree to write music. I used to seat on a big 100 years old blackberry tree and just think about life. and I loved it so much.
On June 25th, I was in my room and I was so bored, I decided to listen to the radio. I turned on the radio and they were playing his music. I thought to myself, finally a good song on the radio! Then the song ended and the guy on the radio said: Michael Jackson died at age 50 due to.... I was so shocked and for a moment I remembered my childhood and a lot of memories came back to me. I felt so empty and it was like a part of my childhood was stolen from me. I ran into the living room and watched the news. I cried a river. I never thought I would someday cry for someone I never met in person. And what is so amazing is that in the end, even his death brought so many people together just like he did when he was alive. many realized who they lost and regret that they ignored him when he needed them the most. Now that a year has gone he has once again broken the records by selling 9 million albums and a new generation is discovering his music and I guess that’s what a legend is all about.
It’s always hard to say goodbye
No matter how much you try
The empty feelings arrive
Stabbing your heart viciously, why?
People come and people go
Randomly with the flow
Leaving their memories behind
For us to hold on to them and smile

A million tears later
I am still trying to hold it together
My voice trembles as I try to say
Remember you forever and ever and a day
I’ll let you go and I’ll let you be
I’ll make peace with reality
I know it sucks

shirlb   June 25th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

when Micheal died I was lying on my bed looking at news on the death of Farrah, when the news came on the screen with a picture of his. I froze and sat up like someone had shocked me, with my jaws dropping and hoping is not true.

missmj   June 25th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

I will never forget. I was actually watching CNN when the news came in that he had been rushed to the hospital. My cousin called from another state to tell me that he died. I didn't want to believe it. I sat in shock and disbelief until Jermaine confirmed it. Truly one of the saddest days of my life. Still can't bring myself to say goodbye.

HILDA HOUSTON   June 25th, 2010 9:50 pm ET


christine   June 25th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

I was on my way home from taking an exam. I was on the bus when my husband called and gave me the devastating news of MJ's death.I couldn't believe it. I yelled out to strangers on the bus" Michael Jackson is dead,Michael Jackson is dead!"

Cynthia Lawton   June 25th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

I was at the Ventura Dental Group office, Ventura California, in a dental chair and heard Michael Jackson's songs playing on the radio and they told me he died. They were doing a procedure on me and I couldn't get out of the dental chair. I got to my car soon after and turned on my car radio and his songs were playing. I went straight home about 4 miles away and turned on the TV and watched the news of his death and his body being taken away in the helicopter for an autopsy.

Cynthia M. Lawton

Dylana   June 25th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

I was at the Hollywood Casino Hotel in Tunica, MS with my mother, father, sisters and a family friend when I heard the news. I was in the pool when my mother came down from the room and told me. I love to swim and I do it a lot, but after hearing about MJ's death, I started crying softly and no longer felt like swimming. My limbs went still and I just sat on the side of the pool in a daze. When a security guard came in and told another guard about it, most of the people in the pool area who overheard did'nt believe it. RIP Michael I'll miss you as long as I live =(

Candace in Canada   June 25th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

I was sitting in the doctor's office waiting room when I heard the announcement on the radio and I asked the person across from me, "Is that a hoax – is it true that Michael Jackson passed away?" and the person responded that yes it was true.

Along with hearing this incredibly sad news that such a wonderfully talented person was taken from us, I also found out that day that I was pregnant and expecting my first child at 43. What an emotional day! Especially since I didn't think I could have children!

I am a believer in the concept of with every life that is taken another one is born. I named my beautiful baby girl Mikayla, which is the female derivative of Michael and also means "gift from God", which she truly is!

Santiago & Carmen   June 25th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

We were in a Mall in DR. We saw people around a TV and we decided to look too. It was shocking we saw Michael Jackson's photograph with a beginning year and end year. We said how could this be, they only put a range of dates in photograph of dead people.

Jane De Leo   June 25th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

I was getting out of my car at work and my daughter called my cell to tell me the sad news.....I LOVE Miichael Jackson and I couldn't believe it .....RIP ....KING of POP !!

Carol Walsh   June 25th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

I saw Michael and his brothers in concert in Cleveland, Oh. when he was 14 years old. I had the 5th seat from the stage and next to the ramp the performers used. The J 5 tore the house down. They were fantastic...... Let the family know they will never be forgotton and that God is with them. Michael will never be forgotton, nor will his every move and his great, great music. He is one of a kind. I was sitting in the living room watching TV when a news flash came on tv saying Michael Jackson is dead. At first I was in total denial because it wasn't expected. It was a shock and I know many feel the same way I do. God be with you Michael. Keep Smiling !!!!!

Frank F.   June 25th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

I was on the D.C. subway train on the way to the Nationals stadium to see the Red Sox-Nationals game, a day or two after there was a really bad train crash that killed several people. I heard somebody say "Michael Jackson died", and I figured it was an internet hoax or something.

niccole begalle   June 25th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

I understand Michael Jackson has always been larger than life, but I find it sad that very little, if any, attention is being given to Farrah Fawcett.

Allison Coaxum   June 25th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

Michael Jackson will always be in my heart. he meant so much to me and i am one of his #1 Fan! I love him so much and everything he stood for. PEACE, JOY, HAPPINESS, HUMANITY, HEALING THE WORLD, HELPING OTHERS, AND LAST BUT NOT LEST, LOVE! WE MISS YOU MICHAEL!

Diana   June 25th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

I was just about to enter a restaurant to celebrate a family member's birthday when I heard the news on 1010 Wins radio.

Jerrel Jackson   June 25th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

I remembering getting out of work i was talking a nap my cousin runs up stairs yelling the King of pop is dead my first thought was OMG this is not real

Gordon   June 25th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

I just walked in from the park and my cousin Nathanial called me and told me that something happen to M.J.I didnt believe what he told me about what happen to him.He then went on to say turn on the tv and turn to CNN i turned on the tv and turned to CNN where i found out that he was rushed to the hospital not even 45 minutes later he was pronounced dead at about 1:30pm 6/25/09.I felt like i lost a sibling now i know what it was like when Elvis passed away.I called a freind to inform her i was hurt and very distraught and i broke down in tears asking God why.......

jaikai   June 25th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

I cant believe he's gone !!!!!!!!!!!!! i miss u michael !

Turner in Indiana   June 25th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

I was at home watching CNN and heard reportf Michael Jackson had just been taken by ambulance to a hospital in LA. I was so worried about him that I watched CNN continuously for the remainder of that unbelievable day. I just couldn't believe it when I heard Jermaine announce his death to the world. I cried and cried. CNN and Larry King, we can count on you to provide up to date information. I appreciated all the special coverage dedicated to Michael Jackson's memory and I felt I was not alone in my grief because of it.

HILDA HOUSTON   June 25th, 2010 9:56 pm ET


Simone D.   June 25th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

When Michael died I was taking a nap.....Mom woke me up and when I saw her face I knew something was turned on the tv and I was shocked what was on the news... Michael is dead....We as a family were shocked because my family knew the Jackson was depressing.....

Tam   June 25th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

When MJ died, I was working at my second job.

I feel Jermaine's pain as my brother was no legend but he also love life and I was overseas in Bosnia when I got the call that my baby brother (age34) in Kentville, Nova Scotia Canada had passed away.
RIP MJ. You will always be remembered...

Doris Calhoun   June 25th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

To the Jackson Family I to know how hard it is to loose a loved one your beloved brother died on 6/25/09 my mother passed away on 6/29/09 while we as a family were whatching the news of micheal,s passing we were dealing with are mother,s passing as well. and as we prayed for your family we thought how awsome it would be when thay would meet in HEAVEN together how she would say my only son on earth Love,s you micheal so much OUR PRAYER to you is that the LORD keeps you drawn to him as he has keeped us may GOD keep you as GOD has Comforted our Family GOD BLESS the CALHOUN FAMILY

Karen   June 25th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

I don't understand why Michael Jackson cannot be interred at Neverland. Elvis Presley and his whole family are interred at Graceland! Doesn't seem fair. I hope Jermaine and the Jackson family continue their vigilance in fighting for Michael to be laid to rest in Neverland where he belongs!

Michael Armstrong Sr.   June 25th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Michael's dead and still cant get no peace and quiet .

E. Alicia   June 25th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

I was on my way home from work. I did not want to believe it. Kept saying that it was some stupid person playing games. When Jermaine confirmed it, I pulled off the highway and cried for about 10 minutes. I am over 60 years old and it broke my heart. I have never felt the loss of any celebrity before in my entire life. But Michael was a gentle soul(a master of his craft of course) and it came across whenever he opened his mouth. God bless each and every member of his family. Mrs. Jackson take a bow! Your kind gentle soul came out in Michael and he carries it well!

Marc   June 25th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

I refuse to accept nor believe that Michael Jackson was killed. He was a troubled man for a very long time and with that, all the trouble that coincides soon catches up. If his "murder" is the continuance of how his family would like his remaining days to be perceived, then this is simply an attempt to enter him on the ranks of Elvis and Marilyn whose revenue skyrocketed after the mystery of their death; so so it's money making ploy for the Jacksons, simple as that. And it's not right. And I won't buy it.

michelle stark   June 25th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

I was in oot Locker inside the mall when i got the news of Micheal's death, suddenly those tennis shoes were the last thing on my mind as I rushed home to watch the news and was glued to CNN for the rest of the day....NOBODY will EVER compare to Michael ...he is truly a legend and I look forward to meeting him still someday, above.

Nicol   June 25th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

Le'ts see where was I when MJ died?? I was in Japan at my friends apartment doing his hair getting ready for school. All the Japanese students did a tribute to him that day. there was a lot of dancing and white gloves everywhere. lol.

It wasn't a sad day. It was a day to rejoice in a man who has brought in the 5 decades of the best music we will all hear in our lifetimes. Nothing we hear now is worth listening to. all the whining and name calling going on in music today.

Anyways... thats where I was when The King of Pop passed away after Farrah Fawcett.

shirlb   June 25th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

Lizzy Shea it's a shame that you believe the lies more than the truth the FBI reported shortly after Micheals passing that they did not fine no truth in the accusations and it was done for money.

Karen   June 25th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

IT is time to honor his heaven on earth.... The family deserves our support to send him home to Neverland. He was and never will be a cold,cement,block of nothing...At the time, they were looking out for the people, now it is time to look out for him, his family and most of all the children...God Bless You all.

chico   June 25th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

The epitome of talent,the embodiment of energy,michael Jackson was a once in a lifetime performer.My prayers are with his family.RIP

Queen In Colorado   June 25th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

Hi Larry, today is my birthday. A year ago today I was out shopping preparing to celebrate that evening. Needless to say after hearing the news about MichaeI Ididn't feel much like celebrating . Like so many others I grew up listening to he and his bothers music ,imitating his dance moves and in awe of his talent was Amazing.!!! This world will never be the same with out him. Today I shall celebrate life...for me and for Michael. Rest In Peace Master indeed were one of the Great Masters!!! Love You & Miss You Much!!!

Queen In Colorado

jack   June 25th, 2010 10:04 pm ET

@Sharon Davidson...That was a lovely tribute you wrote.

babycarie   June 25th, 2010 10:05 pm ET

Cheryl Brittain-Tillemans June 25th, 2010 9:47 pm ET
That was just so touching...thank you so much for sharing your beautiful son's breathtaking story with us today...I have not cried until now.
Bless you, and know that your son Micah is dancing with my brother and Michael in heaven!!

Stacy Roscoe   June 25th, 2010 10:05 pm ET

I had a very hard life as a child, and dancing, and singing to The Jackson 5 and M. J. really helped me. and I am so happy to say My very first concert, was The Jackson's Victory Tour in my home town Toronto, Canada. I am 35 now, and I was just graduating, my GD 12, at 34 year's of age, my happy day turned out to be the most sadest day.
My heart goes out to the Jackson Family each and every day...
Stacy Roscoe <3

ljamerson   June 25th, 2010 10:05 pm ET

I remember when I first heard Michael Jackson had died, I was on my way home frome work and a friend sent me a text that Michael Jackson was dead, I didn't believe it and didn't want to believe it either. I just went numb for a minute and still sat there in disbelief. So I turned on CNN, BET, MTV, and VH1. And every last channel said he was gone, I just sat around in shock the whole nite. And even though I dont know him personally, I love his music and I'm still sad til this day. At this very moment I'm at the greyhound station watching the larry king interview jermaine and trying not to cry but its hard not to.. R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Shatiqueka   June 25th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

I was in Spain when I found out and immediately my friends and family from the U.S. called to comfort me. That's how big a fan I am. I fell in love with Michael at 5 years old. I have been lost without him because my dream of meeting him did not come true but my heart feels his every time I listen to the beautiful music that he left behind. You are FOREVER engrafted onto my heart. I love you, Michael.....-Shatiqueka

Bianka Gibree   June 25th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

I was at home watching CNN when I heard someone say" Michael Jackson is ill and a ambulance is being dispatched to his home. I sat at the TV and watched the ambulance come, and the people come, and the ambulance leave, and the camera men trying to get a picture of Michael. I flew with the helicopter to the hospital. He was then as far as I knew, still alive, and I watched more and longer, the as I fliped through other cannels, I heard he was dead. Then I saw Jermaine come out ans say, His brother, the legendary king of pop, michael Jacson was dead. I never left the from of the TV for weeks.
Larry God Bless you for bring to me all you could about Michael and thank Jermaine and his family for everything. I love you all. Mrs. Bianka Gibree

Tamara   June 25th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

Yes, I remember where I was; it feels like it happened yesterday. I was at home on the computer that day and I happen to be on twitter. This was a good thing because that’s where I learned that Michael Jackson was being rushed to the hospital with a cardiac arrest by Shane Dawson and followed by TMZ and CNN. I was like no way………Michael? I thought to myself……….he’ll be ok; come on he’s Michael Jackson. So, I prayed for Michael to be ok and I believed he would be fine. I turned on the TV and watched everything unfold before my eyes. I still was in such shock and couldn’t believe this was happening. I never thought this would be happening; at least not now or really not ever. Then, Shane Dawson and TMZ and CNN reported that he is dead………then he’s not. I was hoping MJ was ok and he is not dead that that it was a bad report. Shoot, I had my fingers crossed in hopes MJ was still alive. Then, it was confirmed; MJ was no longer with us. I was in total shock and didn’t want to believe it. To me it felt like a bad dream that I just couldn’t wake up from. To this day it still feels like MJ is here with us and not dead. I still cry when I think about MJ is no longer here with us……physically. I don’t want to remember or think of Michael as being dead, I want to remember and think of him alive. I can’t believe it’s been a year already, but he will never be forgotten and will live on forever in ALL of his work and in our hearts. Miss you MJ <3 <3 <3

jerry arentzen   June 25th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

my name is jerry im a big fan of micheal jackson and the jackson five .im a retired pro-boxer name pitt-bull.i live in michigan for about one year in half im from atlantic city new jersey.i was driving when i heard what happen to micheal i pulled over and cried my heart out he ment the word to me i miss him so much i meet him one time in china when i box to keep my title.he will always be in my heart and i want to send my bessing to the jackson family from my soul,i want them to know i will never stop thinking of him .i play his one song everyday,its never can say goodbye and i will never stop playing it ,he will always be loved by me, larrykink you are the best. thank you, god bless

Simone D.   June 25th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

It was a great shock to find out that Michael died especially since my family new the Jackson family....

That dreadful day I was taking a nap, my Mom woke me and pointed to the tv....
The shocking headline appeared on the screen..."Michael Jackson is dead."

I will remember that forever, but i will also remember the good and warmth Michael delivered on this Earth!

Love always – Simone

Violet from Hillsborough, NJ   June 25th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

I had left work and was just entering my garage at home, when I heard the news on the radio, in disbelief. I went home and told my mother and we turned on the TV. We couldn't believe it. We were saddened and shocked at the same time. I grew up on his songs. We around the same age. I prayed for him, his children and his whole family, especially his Mom that day, and still today – may God grant them strength.
I am his biggest fan; I adored him and his music. His name and music will live forever – he is the most talented man of all time; and also was a great father and humanitarian. Every night/dance club in the world will include at least one of his songs during the evening, regardless of the age group, and most start off with one of his songs.
He is under God's care now. I still sadly miss him as millions of others worldwide.

wilma latimore   June 25th, 2010 10:08 pm ET

I was at my mother's home when i saw on TV of michael's passing I cryed all day he was more than just entertainment for me but ironic i get a call this day telling me my child hood friend has passed away 3:00 am 6-25-2010 i never got over mike on this day now my friend shares this day with him !!!!!

dawnmarie   June 25th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

Let me first say thanks to Larry King for keeping up with Michael. When Michael pass was at work by I did hear until I got home around 435pm my aunty told Dawn, Michael Jackson is dead I remember going upstair and crying and crying my eyes out i could not believe it I watched everyday on CNN. To this day I miss Michael so very much i will celebrate all of Michael's life I will back him 100% no matter what THANK YOU MICHAEL I LOVE YOU FOREVER

Mavis Mathews   June 25th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

Hi Larry,
First time I've questioned your sincerity.

Tonight's interview swang from "the FIRST time he's been here ... to what he's experienced on regular visits."

Both can't be true. Not the best of Larry King Live.

If Michael Jackson got a bum rap how do you describe the rest of us peons? who are dying in poverty?


babycarie   June 25th, 2010 10:13 pm ET

I wonder if Murray can get the images out of his head of what he was doing on June 25, 2009. I hope he has nightmares...but his flat affect leaves me to believe he sleeps just fine. Hopefully August will change that.

Lady Di   June 25th, 2010 10:17 pm ET

Michael was a creative genius and a blessing to mankind. What an incredible loss to humanity. On this 25th day of June in 2010, the sorrow of his loss was ever present but the spirit of his love and legacy was very much alive. On this day we celebrate his life for Michael will forever live. –

Vanessa King   June 25th, 2010 10:20 pm ET

I was at home when I got a phone call from my sister informing me of the death of Michael Jackson. I immediately turned on the television to watch various coverages. The news hurt me so bad. It was like loosing a family member. I grew up with Michael and was always a fan. It seems like only yesterday. I listen to his music everyday. I know what its like to loose a brother suddenly and my prayers are forever with his mother, father and siblings. I love you Michael and you will be sadly missed. You're with the Lord now honey so rest in peace.

Candy   June 25th, 2010 10:23 pm ET

@Sharon Davidson,
What a lovely tribute you wrote. Michael I am sure would have been very impressed with your talent and your heart.

David   June 25th, 2010 10:29 pm ET

Justice is blind BUT not stupid Jermain!

Elizabeth   June 25th, 2010 10:30 pm ET

Dear Larry,

I was trying to call you on your evening program today because I am so upset by Jermaine Jackson's constant plugs to re-open Neverland and to move Michael Jackson's remains there.

I was Michael Jackson's closest neighbor when he lived at Neverland Ranch from 1992-1994. I will never forget the first dawn when I woke up to hear the terrible pleas from a child, "Please don't, please, please don't!" It was about 3:00 in the morning and I lept out of bed and ran out the door of my cabin and down the drive, thinking that a young child was in danger. (I lived in the cabin that is across the street from the Neverland gate and is on the grounds of a private school that is Neverland's only neighbor.) It turned out to be a nut case with a megaphone, playing a tape recording, that really had nothing to do with Michael and the pending court case, as loud as he could at the gates of Michael's estate. He or one of friends continued to torment Michael with megaphone-blasted recordings that year until, I think, someone must have called the police and convinced them that they'd be arrested for harassment. It was an awful time. That recording haunted me, and I'm sure that it did Michael as well.
Katherine Jackson has repeatedly said that Michael moved from Neverland because, in the end, it held bad memories for him. She has tried to convince Jermaine that Michael should not be moved back there. I think that Jermaine should listen to his mother. Based on my limited experience, I agree with the mother. This scene, and those awful times, should never be revisited ... for his brother's sake. I wish I could get through to him to tell him this in person.

7even   June 25th, 2010 10:31 pm ET

Still I can't believe.....
I love HIM with all my heart..

jack   June 25th, 2010 10:32 pm ET

Eight years Bush servied his rich corporate base. Now we see the devastating results. Tax bail outs for the rich, while the rest of us sink into further poverty, and are neglected by those who are supposed to be looking out for our needs. Now the Republicans actually want to apologize to BP! Thanks BP and Bush policies for the worst ecological disaster in human history. I am sure the dying sea creatures and sea birds wish to thank you also. Sitting in the Dallas mansion, does a flicker of remorse ever cross your mind? I wonder.

Lady Di in Houston   June 25th, 2010 10:35 pm ET

On the day of Michael death I was at work conducting a summer discipline meeting with three of my co-workers. One of them received a phone call that Michael had been rushed to the hospital and we turn on the computer to CNN to get the updated news. That was the end of the meeting for we were all consumed by the news and unable to continue working. Time literarily seem to stand still.

Magz   June 25th, 2010 10:41 pm ET

I was in the operating room awaiting a second operation on my amputed leg that was the result of being hit by a drunk driver while being a passenger on my husband's motorcycle on father's day of 2009. The conversation between all the nurses in the opertating room centered around the passing of Michael Jackson. I remember feeling petrified thinking about my pending operation and was not able to quite comprehend what had just happened. Today, one year later, my heart goes out to Michael's children, his family and friends, and everyone who loved and cared for him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you rest in peace MJ

Lori - Justice for Michael   June 25th, 2010 10:43 pm ET

I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing. I think it likely that I will never forget. It's on the same list of how I remember the deaths of JFK, MLK, RFK, Princess Di, Elvis and the shuttle astronauts. However, I am quite certain that Michael's demise has had the greater effect on me and has for the past year. When the crawl with the news flashed across the screen, I totally focused on Michael being aged 50 since I could not process "death" and "Michael" in the same sentence.

Interesting interview with Jermaine. I am surprised at some of the comments. Especially that this was the first time he had been back to Forest Lawn since the funeral. Weren't all the brothers at Forest Lawn when they were filming the reality show? Other things bothered me as well, such as the comments about how cold it was inside the Holly Terrace and pointing out where Michael is down the corrider....*sigh*


SuzieQ   June 25th, 2010 10:44 pm ET

"Michael was just a loan from heaven...and maybe a test for the human condition...and the world failed the test."

Very well said Carie and very true.

I will never forget the day. A year ago, I had just come back from an afternoon doctor's appointment and decided to have a short nap. I like to nap with the bedroom tv on, and as i turned it on, Wolf Blitzer was announcing that Michael has been taken to hospital. "Heart arrest", didn't' sound too good. I was wide awake after that, watching, expecting the worse, hoping for the best.... then the news came, first an unconfirmed rumor then a confirmed fact.... I remember that this was the first time that losing a celebrity felt exactly like losing a family member. I still don't know why, but that's how it still feels a year later.

Larry King, thank you for having always been kind and respectful to Michael.

lois48   June 25th, 2010 10:46 pm ET

I was out shopping for groceries and I was walking to the car and some stranger came up to me and said Michael Jackson is dead.... I was just stunned....drove home and turned on the TV ... still things are not as they seem.

Sandra Clayton   June 25th, 2010 10:46 pm ET

Larry, I was at one of my friend's house, when my mom called and told me that Michael had been rushed to the hospital and we turn the TV to CNN and after a few minutes the announcement made that he was in a coma. I started to shake my head and my friend said, he can come from out of it . I said to her that he dead but they're just breaking the news to us little bit at a time and after a few minutes the announcement made that he was dead. One of his childhood song started to play and I just had to walked away because my eyes immediately filled with tears.

Mary-Jane   June 25th, 2010 10:48 pm ET

@ babycarie

Thank you for your kind compliment. You are welcome to the poem... I wanted to give to all the fans around the world... Therefore, its an honor for me if you copy it!

Shawtell   June 25th, 2010 10:50 pm ET

Wow I was at home watchin BET and outta know where they interupted it to tell that the king of pop was hospitalized and then like a couple minutes later they said that he died:( he went too soon i will miss you mj:) you will always be there looking down on us

lyn marshall   June 25th, 2010 10:52 pm ET

germaine is such a good man! I've been a fan of the jacksons for so many years, and love them all. Michael should be placed in Neverland where he belongs.

Mia   June 25th, 2010 10:52 pm ET

omg i was @ da airport going to LA airport from seattle airport! people were crying an when i went on da airplane all there was on tv was michael!

Mary-Jane   June 25th, 2010 10:54 pm ET

@ jack

Well stated Jack. Thank You! Michael was a very gifted man!

richard james   June 25th, 2010 10:55 pm ET

Dear Larry I was watching your Michael jackson year later special.I believe Michael should be buried at never never land.I believe it from the start and when you visited it with Jermaine it was evident.The place was beautiful just like michael.Please tell Jermaine not to give up this idea.I know some other company has a stake in it maybe the family can buy them out completely, so they own it.They could also maybe buy a bigger property some where and build never never land.It would be a great place to come and see michael jacksons stuff and really appreciate the special person he was,it would be great for fans to come and pay there respects.The property could still be used to help dying and sick children like it was already used when Michael was around.I think a law could be change to allow Michael to have peace and the officals would be making there cut of the profits trust me .They move michael and create a place for people to go every one would visit..........Please tell jermaine not to give up the idea even though Michael is dead the estate is making great money and anything is possible....we did get a man to the moon and michael jackson did the moon walk all the best respectfully Richard James Toronto Canada

Joe mack   June 25th, 2010 10:59 pm ET

I was working on the radio at the time doing my air shift and got alot of calls when it came down the wire from all over...he will be so missed

Susan Levitan   June 25th, 2010 11:02 pm ET

Coincidentally, I was on my way to UCLA Medical Center, and was only a couple of miles from the hospital, when I heard the news on the radio. It was very strange to me, as for many years I thought Michael would pass basically young and in a very weird way, which is exactly what happened. I was glued to all the television coverage for days. As the days passed I felt so bad, and he definitely died way too young, and in such a needless way. We truly lost an amazing talent, and no entertainer had been like him, and there will never be another Michael Jackson. I grew up with Michael, we were born in the same month and the same year. So terribly sad.

Tatiana   June 25th, 2010 11:04 pm ET

omg I miss you so much Michael!! You are and will always be in my heart forever and ever! What a hard and sad day!

Tracee   June 25th, 2010 11:05 pm ET

Larry, there will NEVER ever be another Michael Jackson,....his MESSAGE as his dear brother Jermaine said... Thank you Jermaine for a beautiful testemony.... Peace to the world & all Mankind !
I don't care what the media tried to do to Michael, all the allegations... I know your brothers heart, for I Tracee I have been crucified for having the same *HEART* whitch almost took my life !!! It took all my in heritance $$$$, But that's only money, I will NEVER permit them to take my SPIRIT !!!! I love life and all mankind, it's only that so many I have to have PITY 4.... Like phil Collins song. This is the world we live in !!!
May god bless us all !

tranyce   June 25th, 2010 11:08 pm ET

I remember listening to my ipod before I even heard he was in the hospital and by pure coincidence the song that was playing was Thriller. I later went on the computer seeing articles that he was in the hospital but it really hit me that something was wrong when my mom called five minutes later from work hearing stories that he was dead. I watched the coverage with my grandparents up until it was confirmed that he passed away.

Judie   June 25th, 2010 11:09 pm ET

Hello everyone,
I was at work and my son called me he said Mom did you hear Michael Jackson just died? I said oh no how and why ,he could not answer me. We turned the news on at it was everywhere,all my co-workers gathered around my desk and we all started to talk about what a tragedy this is going to be and how could this happen.
A year later today we stood at my desk again and talked again how this is still a tragedy how and why..
I will never forget you ~Michael~ and I will miss the what would of been.
You will always be in my heart.

Sebastian   June 25th, 2010 11:20 pm ET

I was in the working and doing my thing when I heard it on the radio.
I called in to my owners and told them I wouldn't be able to finish the day out.
They asked why and I told them that M.J. had passed away.

They said ok...
It has been so fast this last year, but looking back I have had a real had time with it.
Just knowing never again will I ever be able to see him or read about him.
Just brings me to tears if I let it....I think of him offen...


babycarie   June 25th, 2010 11:22 pm ET

Michael will forever dance in our minds, sing in our ears, and melt our hearts!!! He was special...and that is the real truth!!!
My candle is lit, family is asleep and I am ready to say goodnight to you and Michael...hard to believe it has been a year.
We have the truth!
We will ALWAYS be there!!!
Love you my S.Q.!!!!

Elly have always been a woman of few words, direct as they are, but your post...just beautiful. Love to you Elly.

Oh my Coco!!
Michael will forever be in red and gold...and like my Alice says, 'all that jimmy grabbing'...that was our sexy Michael!!!
Love you my sweet Coco!!

Peace to all...and thank you all for all the great stories.
Larry...thank you for this helped.
Rest in peace sweet Michael.

Suzie   June 25th, 2010 11:23 pm ET

I remember where I was when I heard the news.... I am on east coast time so I was on my way home from work when I heard them announce on the radio he was taken to the hospital with a heart attack and I thought it was just some kind of joke or Hollywood rumor. Later that night I was at home eating dinner and watching the news. I remember they broke in and announced that he was dead and I remember being shocked and not being able to finish my dinner. I remember the rest of the night I was very quiet and just shocked and sad. A sad day I will never forget, when the world lost one of it's most talented artists.

Lucinda J.   June 25th, 2010 11:34 pm ET

Well June 25th is my birthday. And last year around this time, I decided to go see the movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. That had just came out the day before. So I'm sitting in the theatre , and it's halfway through the movie when a total stranger sitting in the next row in front of me holds his cell phone up to my face. He wanted me to read what was on his phone. It said that M.J. has died. I thought that it was a sick joke. And I also thought that maybe they got the wrong information. Maybe it was Michael Jordan that had died instead. But later on I would find out that it was true. I cried and cried!. Because I've loved M.J. since I was a tot. He was my absolute favorite!. He's been apart of my life for nearly 26 years. R.I.P M.J. Love You Always!!

maryrm   June 25th, 2010 11:37 pm ET

When I heard Michael had died (I was at work), I didn't even think of his music, I just thought that one of the sweetest, most peace-loving men on earth was gone, someone who rarely got a fair shake in this world; he deserved a wonderful life and it was so unfair.

Michael was a major role model for me as a teenager. It was the 70’s, drugs were easy to find and friends did their best to get me to join them. There were 2 families I could look to at that time for strength to say no. While my friends were getting stoned I would focus (and I mean FOCUS) on Michael et al and say – if they can stay clean in the music industry, I can stay clean in high school.

Michael also spoke freely and naturally in interviews about his faith – he made it ‘OK’ to be a person of faith. Beyond the incredible music and videos or his attempts at creating mystery, Michael was so easy to read. His sweet nature always came through; he wore his heart on his sleeve. That is why I feel and say, like so many others, “I grew up with Michael”.

The media did their best to ridicule and dehumanize this man but Michael was still very d loved in this world, and not as some kind of icon. When he was rushed to hospital, when he died, the populace was visibly shaken, instantly, not after deciding to forget the scandals. It is the media who didn’t grieve, who even now are grudgingly showing him some small level of respect but always judging him as weird or some other word. The kindest word I heard today was avante garde. Maybe that is why they hate him so much – he refused to play the game by their narrow rules. I have never bought a tabloid in my life, never read them. The media never swayed fans because no amount of slander or innuendo can convince people who have witnessed a person’s character for decades that that person is something completely different.

Thank you Michael; you had a direct, significant and positive impact on my life. I just wish we could have done more for you because you deserved so much more than we gave you.

God bless you; rest in peace.

TH   June 25th, 2010 11:41 pm ET

Michael Jackson was murdered. If you listened to the phone call you would have heard that they were performing CPR on the bed, but yet Dr. Murry was there, anyone who has taken a CPR class knows you don't do it on a bed. Obviously he wasn't trying very hard to save the King of Pop's life. That doctor deserves LIFE without parole!

Zee   June 25th, 2010 11:49 pm ET

My mom and I were in the cafeteria at North Carolina Central University, attending freshman orientation, when we learned that Micheal had passed away. One of the TVs was on BET and a news bulletin announced that he had been hospitalized. After that, all of the TVs were turned to CNN. The whole cafeteria erupted in chaos when his death was announced. People were yelling and crying. It was very emotional. Michael, you were and still are an incredible individual. We love you, miss you, and never will forget you.

Lynn-IL   June 25th, 2010 11:53 pm ET

I was at the library. I had gotten home from work and thought I would go get a few books to read over the weekend. After about 20 minutes there my phone went off and I had a text from my mom saying farah fawcett had died; then a couple minutes later another text that said that Michael had passed. I figured that it was a mistake and that someone had heard something wrong;because usually when one big celebrity dies there are a few false alarms of other deaths. I sat there trying to process it all and then began to hear phone after phone beep. I looked up to see an entire room of people staring at cell phones in utter disbelief; just numb. I remember racing out of the building and studying peoples faces to see if they looked upset, to get some kind of confirmation that someone had it all wrong. When I got home I turned on CNN and saw the reports and for the rest of the night I sat glued to the tv listening in shock and trying to process what my mind just couldn't comprehend. I was a child in Michael's hey day of the eighties and a teen and college student durring his big tours of the nineties, and the only thing I remember thinking that night was that a piece of my childhood was gone.

mjsalive   June 25th, 2010 11:54 pm ET

i remember where i was

Marietta   June 25th, 2010 11:59 pm ET

I was a work and my brother texted me to tell me about Michael's death. It was about 3 or 4 in the afternoon.

I couldn't believe it. Everyone was getting information that was conflicting – he was in a coma – he was dead. We didn't get the real story tll later in the day. And I watched the coverage every night on CNN the entire week. I always loved him and felt he was a tortured soul.

And by the way, Joan Rivers said on Larry King that Michael was a pedafile. Someone should tell Joan that he was only charged and never convicted. I loved Joan but I was very disappointed that she would make such a cruel and unfounded statement.

Jake   June 26th, 2010 12:04 am ET

I was on a bus in San Francisco headed to some classes, when a guy at the front of the bus announced that Michael Jackson had died. We all laughed at him, and I don't think he believed it either. Then everyone else started getting texts, sending texts, and confirming it. It hit everyone like the bus we were riding in.

michael nowlin   June 26th, 2010 12:04 am ET

michael was a king he still livess

Tracy Smith-Williams   June 26th, 2010 12:05 am ET

I was sitting in my den, not believing my ears. I still cannot, do not want to believe he is dead. My mind wants to think that he is in disguise somewhere else. Only, I do not believe that he would leave his kids. I miss Michael. I grew up with him. I am 46 years old and this is the first year that I have lived without him being alive. RIP Michael. The world is less without you.

Lucero (Mexico)   June 26th, 2010 12:06 am ET

Dear bloggers 🙂

One year ago was the first time I connected to this blog and I never imagined how NICE it would be to share with other persons something in common: the admiration to MICHAEL JACKSON.

I would like to thanks the persons who have posted message to me, although I do not speak English very well.



THANKS Larry for this blogs.. 🙂

THANKS Tatiana, Mara, Lori-Justice for Michael, Susan62509, LindafromNewYork, Rhonda, BabyCarie,Pixie ,etc... 🙂


Justice for Michael & Childrens.

God Bless you.


Claudine   June 26th, 2010 12:07 am ET

I was at the restaurant with my staff because its was my retirement party. Someone on the terrace got a call on their cellular phone and came back in asking the owner of the restaurant to put the tv on so they did and right there and then we found out that the King of Pop had passed. I'll never be able to forget the day as it was my last day of work. RIP Michael, you will always be loved.

Kasmara   June 26th, 2010 12:08 am ET

I was visiting my family in Michigan, I was sitting on the couch just watching television when it flashed on the screen. I was in awe and i didn't believe l, Its still very hard to believe.

Priscilla Ramos   June 26th, 2010 12:08 am ET

I was sitting at a restaurant for happy hour, drinking a margarita when I received a text message from my older sister informing me that there were reports that he had passed but that it was not confirmed yet. I shared the news with the rest of my table and our memories of MJ consumed our conversation for the evening. RIP MJ

Donna P   June 26th, 2010 12:09 am ET

I was at the Mall shopping and my sister called me in tears she told me Michael was in the hospital and it wasn't good; I remember thinking Michael who? Michael Jordan? she still crying said no Michael Jackson I thought it was a joke but then I heard an announcement over the speaker in the Mall (JC Penney) that Michael Jackson had died and it seemed that all shopping was at a standstill and people were shocked as was I.

Michael Jackson will be missed and never forgotten. Although my sons are too young to have known him ever since he died they both have learned ALL the words to his songs and the 3 year old has mastered some of his dance steps! R.I.P forever MJ we love you!!!

IMissYouSoMuchMichael   June 26th, 2010 12:09 am ET

When I heard Michael Jackson had died, I was at work. I remember every single thing that was said that day at work. I remember when our manager walked in and told us all that he had passed away, I remember looking at the clock...I remember rude jokes being sent in text messages which was completely disgusting. I remember talking about him that whole day. Every house I went to that day had the news playing on tv. Every house I visited that day we talked about him.It was a sad day. 🙁

Nacole   June 26th, 2010 12:09 am ET

I was shopping at Walmart. I was looking at MJ Cd's because one of mine had gotten broken in the move.
Just then my phone rang.My mom said "Michael is dead!" I didn't know who she was talking about at 1st.I asked her "Michael who?!" She said "Michael Jackson!" My heart hit the floor!!
I picked up the CD of his that I needed then and there and went up to the counter to check out. When I got to the person to ring me up I said "My mom prank called me a few mins ago.She said MJ was Dead."(while I was laughing) The guy said "no its true!He is dead!" I started crying right then and there!
I told him music will never be the same.Then left to go home and watch tv.

RIP Michael and may your children never know of the evil things that people had done to you and said about you. I will always love you for who you was! *peace*

shonda saldana   June 26th, 2010 12:09 am ET

We were all sitting at TGI Fridays in Frisco Tx saw it on CNN and I called my mom thought it was a a TMZ lie and she said no he just died. Big tear.... MJ will forever rock my socks!!!!!!

carol   June 26th, 2010 12:12 am ET

I am a physician and while in consultation with a patient,I received the CNN text on my blackberry that Michael had been rushed to the hospital. I excused myself immediately to get more info on the TV in my office. The news about his death hit my eyes and tars just rolled down my cheeksm what a wasted youth! Michael never enjoyed life.

MourningMJ   June 26th, 2010 12:12 am ET

I was on the couch watching Judge Judy.
The broke in @ 4:55 with the breaking news that MJ was in a coma.
At 4:59 CST my life changed forever.
So did the world's.

I Heart Michael Jackson forever..

JJ   June 26th, 2010 12:13 am ET

I had come in from riding horses all day in the 120 degree Texas heat. The television was on and I heard right before a commercial break that MJ had died. I looked at my friend and asked if the heat was effecting me or did the television really say that. I went to the computer to google it. We were shocked and played MJ songs for the rest of the day.

RIP Michael. You were a true artist with a powerful message who influenced so many people.
If you wanna make the world a better place take a look at yourself then make a change.

America   June 26th, 2010 12:14 am ET

I was driving when hear songs being played all over the radio when there was speculation of him dying but I didn't believe it....To this day I still can't believe the king of pop has left us...But he will always live in our prayers go to his family....

Mwalimu Bela   June 26th, 2010 12:14 am ET

I was talking online with the greatest Show biz wizard in Cameroon.Vekima Priestly and Watching CNN as well.At that time I was about to start writing my Master of Science Thesis in the Netherlands and was so stressed up that day on trying to defined my research topic.So talking to the Show biz wizard in Cameroon always gave me inspiration before I noticed it on CNN that the King of Pop was no more coincidentally Priestly too was watching CNN and we all cried on skyp because we all loved Micheal.RIP
Thereafter I got more inspired to get my work done and graduate,,,,,because Micheal's life was a sign of Hope that You can always get to your dreams no matter who you are..

babygirl4   June 26th, 2010 12:15 am ET

It was crazy that day I was on my way to get a pedicare & my oldest sister called me to tell me that Michael Jackson was rush to bthje hospital & he's in a coma, – just laugh it off sayin that another rumor that the media wants to put on him & lord behold 15mins later I'm sitting in the chair to get my feet done there it was breaking news that the King of Pop Michael Jackson died at the age of 50, everyone was in conplete slience. I couldn't beileve that he died & so did everyone else that was in the shop with me. My favorite song that anyone that's knows me is "Rock With You" when I said I get up and dance mind you I'm not a dancer at all but when that song comes on I'm in my own little world. R.I.P MJ you truly missed

marisol   June 26th, 2010 12:15 am ET

where was I when i found out michael died.I was cooking an my daughter called me from N.C.and said mom look at the news michael jackson is dead.I drop the phone and ran to the tv.I was in shock I cry becuase he truely was an amazing person and he brought his music to all ower homes he surely will be miss and never prayers go out to the jackson family we have an angel looking down on us.R.I.P michael jackson.

Elijah   June 26th, 2010 12:16 am ET

The Day He died, I was In My House Watching Tv.... Until The News Came On About Michael.

Jenna wisch   June 26th, 2010 12:16 am ET

how I felt when michael died, there will never be words to explain. michael was my world, and always will be. he is my god. I remember I was in the middle of walmart with my grandma and my mom called me. she told me, 'jenna sit down'. I could tell in her voice something terrific had happened. I couldn't find anywhere to sit so I just kept on walking. my mom started crying and then told me two words 'michael died' . I collapsed to the floor and started bawling my eyes out. I didn't fall to the ground because I was sad, I fell to the ground because I lost all strength in my body. my body didn't know what to do so I just fell over and collapsed, and started crying so hard I couldn't breathe, I was shaking. never in my life have I ever been so horrified. so horrified of life without him, I couldn't breathe. michael is all I have, he is number one, over family, over god, he is my one and only love. he is more than words can explain, and to say the least im crying my eyes out right now. im so devestated I don't even know what to do with myself. I lost my soul, and my heart, my whole life. but I will live, to carry on his legacy everyday for the rest of my life. I still can't believe he's actually gone. but it was for the best, no more hell on earth for michael. he deserves peace and love, what he tried to preach to the world. I love you michael, always did and always will, more than I thought was ever possible to humanly love someone. you still remain my whole heart, noone will take you away from me.

anne   June 26th, 2010 12:16 am ET

i was at the pool chillin with meh friends

Carlos Joel Mendez   June 26th, 2010 12:17 am ET

I was on my way home, and my best friend call me and told me about it and I couldn't believe it because the day before his death I was watching some videos about michael, but then when I got home I put the news and well it happen.

I'm from Puerto Rico and I will always remeber Michael jackson

Shirilia Sowell   June 26th, 2010 12:17 am ET

I had just gotten home from work talking to an old coworker of mine. I remember she was talking about some sort of foolishness so then I called my friend/coworker after that conversation and was like "girl, guess what ya girl was talking about??" And then she was like "girl forget that...MICHAEL DIED!" I seriously thought she was playing a joke on me then she told me to turn on the radio because they were playing his songs and then to turn on the news cuz it was on every station seems like. So I turned to CNN and it was confirmed yet. So I was still hoping it wasnt true. Then they confirmed it and I was just staring at the TV in shock! Then I cried cuz it was just so sad!

Keren   June 26th, 2010 12:18 am ET

Yes, I do remember where I was, upon hearing of Michael Jackson's death. I had just sat down on my bed at 6 pm to watch Channel 5 news, and the story came on. I was in complete shock! I called my mom and sister immediately – they hadn't heard yet. I was saddened as well, since I grew up listening to him and enjoyed many of his songs.

Warren   June 26th, 2010 12:18 am ET

I was driving to my barber to get my hair cut. It was on every radio station. I had to pull over. I cried for about 15 minutes. After that, I went to my barbershop and told my barber. He was as devastated as I was.

AmandA   June 26th, 2010 12:20 am ET

I was at a hospice mother died from a terminal cancer that day at 11:46 am Arizona time. The only thing that I could remember was feeling so much pain inside and anger... Why were there so many people mourning while I was but not about my beautiful mother. She was only 46 years old 4 days after her birthday and I was only 19, I thought no one cared about her memory but me...I was wrong Micheal Jackson was an icon that was known all over the world, and my mother was my icon! I thank god for giving them to us!

mstiffany816   June 26th, 2010 12:21 am ET

My boyfriend at the time had left to go somewhere and he called immediately from his cell. He said, "Turn on the TV, something is going on with Michael Jackson." I turned on the TV and they were saying he had been hospitalized. Then two minutes later, they announced that he passed away. I didn't believe it. I needed more confirmation. The person that moonwalked as I watched Motown 25 when I was a kid, Thriller, the superstar, the person who wanted love and peace throughout the world, the King of Pop...he couldn't be gone. I turned to every channel that I could think of, and they all said the same thing. The King of Pop was dead. I was in shock, and not much shocks me. I texted everyone in my phone and turned on the radio, because every station had on Michael Jackson music, and danced in his memory. My 5 year old is now OBSESSED with Michael, and had no idea who he was before he died.
I don't care what they say about you, Michael. You were the best that EVER did it! RIP to the King of Pop.

Carlos   June 26th, 2010 12:24 am ET

When the beloved Micheal Jackson died I was at a boys and girls club when I heard the shocking news of his death....I still can't believe it.

Elijah In Philadelphia   June 26th, 2010 12:30 am ET

I Was With My Friends That Day..... We Were At Neshaminy Mall And Then When The News Came On About Him We Went Into A Store To Watch.

Kandi Vink   June 26th, 2010 12:31 am ET

I was in Waldport,Oregon when the King of Pop died. I was camping when the news came in.

Mr. Miguel   June 26th, 2010 12:31 am ET

I was working a summercamp for elementary kids who were planning to celebrate the programs 25th anniversary by doing the thriller dance. We were on a field trip when my boss told me. As a tribute. I dressed up as mj to do the thriller dance with about 100 other kids.

Austin   June 26th, 2010 12:32 am ET

I was at home watching a documentary about Amber Hagerman, the news kept cutting in saying MJ was rushed to the hospital. The last news break said he had died. I couldn't believe it. I can't believe it's been a year.. He will be missed.

shelley herbelin   June 26th, 2010 12:33 am ET

grew up with micheal jackson's music his music...very sad that he left with 2 children behind and family... we need to know the truth. and i think if he's a should know better and keep track how much medication he is doing.. so there for your reasposable for his death...micheal was a big hearted person and loved his music... he will be remembered the good old days jams... shelley herbelin.. from aliso viejo, california

Honey Brown   June 26th, 2010 12:33 am ET

I was leaving the home depot going to a matinee movie. Of course the movie never happened. I went home and turned on CNN in disbelief. I didn't want to believe what I was hearing. I waited for CNN to confirm the alledged death of MJ.

Antoine Banks   June 26th, 2010 12:34 am ET

Larry, I was on vacation in Puerto Rico when I learned and it just ruined my trip. I couldn't believe it and was overwhelmed with grief. I remember relaxing in my hotel room looking out at the ocean and heard a story about Michael Jackson being rushed to the hospital. I became glued to the TV believing that he will come out of a coma. I couldn't believe he died. I didn't have fun at all doing that trip and I immediately changed my flight to go to NYC so that I can participate in the memorial at the Apollo. It was a sad occasion that will always remain.

TashaB   June 26th, 2010 12:34 am ET

I was in Shreveport, La at a snowball stand with friends, when one of my friend's mother called his cellphone and said Michael Jackson was dead. It shocked me, and bothered me that whole day. I couldnt stop thinking about him, and till this day, I miss him always. RIP Michael Jackson, will love you always! Sorry you had to face the negativity and the stereotypes and lies about you..

CW   June 26th, 2010 12:34 am ET

I grew up with MJ....I'm a nurse and understand how he died. But with the good and bad, it's so hard for me to explain to all my kids who he was, what a difference he made to me and the world and how and why he left us so soon. It's a difficult conversation.....but I pray my kids take my conversation and can support the good and the bad....a gift and a today we pray.
Very Sincerely, Carol

Agnes   June 26th, 2010 12:34 am ET

I was visiting another country. I woke up in the morning, and went online to check my email. Then I read all the headline news on my home webpage. I was devastated, and couldn't believe what I was reading. I wanted to believe it was all lies. I wanted to believe that I was still dreaming. I still wish that it's just an awful nightmare.

We dearly miss you, Michael, King of Pop.

His music, dance, and videos have influenced millions and two centuries.

We will never forget you. Please rest in peace and be happy. We love you.

Noelle   June 26th, 2010 12:35 am ET

I live in Phoenix, but the day Michael died I just happened to be visiting Disneyland with my family, probably less than a half hour away from where he was. I heard all of these cell phones ringing while we were walking out of the park. I asked a few people what was going on, and one person told me that Michael had died. I remember I almost yelled "No way, that's a lie!" Then I noticed a lot of people looking shocked and I knew it was true. It hurt to know I was at one of his favorite places when he died, and that I was so close. We went back to where we were staying, and I watched the news coverage the rest of the day and the days that followed. I will never forget it. We all miss you so much, Mike.

Nadine   June 26th, 2010 12:35 am ET

I was off from work that day.. My TV was tuned in to CNN watching Wolf Blitzer, until this "breaking news" flashed saying MJ was rushed to the hospital.. Felt so surreal, esp when they annouced that he didn;t make it.. That can't be happening, i said to myself..Legends don't die!!! They just don't!! I mourned for's like losing a close friend... What a loss...

Ticia J   June 26th, 2010 12:35 am ET

I remember waking up and my ma told me Farrah Fawcet passed i started crying and was in immediate mourning....Later that day, around 5:30p est i heard Michael was in a coma, i remember thinking "what!?" my tummy was in my throat i never felt such a feeling, it was wierd, then i was in my driveway preparing to wash my car enjoying a beautiful day thinkin Farrahs spirit was driving this beautiful day until my news caster came on for the 6 o'clock news and immediatly announced "Michael Jackson had died" I literally saw my childhood flash in front of me it was wierd, i felt so numb and sick, i thought to myself, "its time to grow up now, because my childhood had died with Michael" I dont think ill ever be the same....

Tricia Draper   June 26th, 2010 12:35 am ET

I had decided the night before Michael's passing, that I wanted to listen to "Invincible" since I hadn't heard it lately. So after putting the cd in my car the next morning, that's what was playing to and from work that day. The ironic situation was even more so when after getting out of my car and going into my mother's house to learn of his death is that the last song I had been listening to was "Heaven Can Wait". That will remain with me forever and all the emotions I went through afterwards can not be conveyed. I wish Michael had known how truly he was/is loved. May his soul rest in Peace. God Bless his children and family.

Marla   June 26th, 2010 12:36 am ET

I was at my daughters swim meet when I first heard! I couldn't stop thinking about it the whole time, I was so distracted. Micheal's music is what I had grown up on! So sad.

angel somers   June 26th, 2010 12:37 am ET

hi! my name is angel i lost my husband a week before micheal died ,my husband was jason somers and i remember sitting with my motherinlaw and it came on tv,me and jason grew up with micheal and the jackson 5 songs jason and me had the jacket and glove those were the days,my and jason had three kids and he passed on june 18 2009 andi want the family to know that it never one day at a time its one minute at a time ,you are in are hearts,i now how you feel

shelley herbelin   June 26th, 2010 12:38 am ET

i was laying in bed listening to the T>V. and popped up and ran to the tv truned up and said way. i had to make sure i was hearing right... i actuly cryed.... very das and very shock... still can't belive... his life and how it end.......thank you micheal for the best jams ever and for your big heart... god bless

MIATTA   June 26th, 2010 12:39 am ET

i was with my family at my neiphews b-day party when he died ive cried and as im writing this im crying i love him so much my cusin called and told us the news i almost passed out well


james   June 26th, 2010 12:40 am ET

all my chillhood , all thoses memories with michale songs

Elba Mendez   June 26th, 2010 12:41 am ET

When MJ passed I was at the gym on the lifecycle machine with earplugs in ears listening to music. I saw the headline on the TV's and shouted "NOOOOOO". What a shock...I cried for days...he was so talented and won hearts!

james   June 26th, 2010 12:41 am ET

all my childhood , my precious moments each of everyone a michael jackson songs love Michale thanks to stop by for awhile in this earth amen
james key west florida

Cynthia clinton   June 26th, 2010 12:41 am ET

I was home making dinner when I heard the most tragic news in history on CNN. I cried for an hour and felt so sad asking God why did it have to happen and who did it?

Sas   June 26th, 2010 12:41 am ET

When I heard of Michael Jacksons death, I was running a Polaris dance camp in Portland Oregon. The campers were ages 6-15. I was 42! I was amazingly taken back that the kids were as equally affected as I was. A multigenerational talent is missed. He was magic!

stephanie perez   June 26th, 2010 12:43 am ET

MichaelJackson was the king of pop nobody ever imagened that we would lose him. Michael was caring, nice, kind, sweet ,and cared about kids people animals and the earth. He had feelings whoever would talk bad about him i bet u he would not care he would forgive them. The king of pop will always be with us and we will be with him. We love u MJ.

Deanna   June 26th, 2010 12:43 am ET

I was at work when my daughter had my brother text me and tell me that Michael had died.. My brother and I grew up listening to Michael Jsckson.. My 9 yr. old daughter has become a fan since his passing there is never a day in the last year that we haven't listened to his music.. The days following and still a year later we watch everything Michael..

I remember the first MJ video I ever remember seeing was Thriller..

makysha   June 26th, 2010 12:43 am ET

I was talking with a friend about Michael Jackson going back on the stage when another friend interrupted us to say he had died. Earlier that day, I saw a report that Michael had a heart attack and another report that he was in a coma. I dismissed it as typical lies by bigot minded people who were jealous of Michael.
I also played Mega Millions that same day and have not played since. It hurts when a great person dies and evil people are left behind. I know from experience what it is liked to be lied about from people who are less than honorable. I have thought about him everyday because the name Michael means "God" in Hebrew. And that is who we lost on June 25, 2009. So I will see him when I get there.

Suman Maharjan   June 26th, 2010 12:44 am ET

I was at Times Square, NY when the news flashed in front of me in the giant screen. People in the streets stood still as it was announced that Michael Jackson, The King of Pop of died. I couldn't believe it was happening right in front of my eyes. People then suddenly were in shock and were talking with each other and just lost in the sudden news. Everybody's focus were on the big screens. It is a terrible loss to all the people who have loved him through all these times.

Judie   June 26th, 2010 12:45 am ET

To all my friends that I made here this past year please know you are all in my thoughts tonight. Most of us have been here for a long time and will continue to be here to support Michael his family and most of all each other.

Ginger Rogers   June 26th, 2010 12:45 am ET

He was "Magic"
by Ginger Rogers
In dedication to Michael Jackon's passing
written June 25, 2010

Before the year 1958
music continuity was empty and lost
But then one day
a little boy was born to us

His name was Michael
sweet and shy
loved to play with his brothers
and gaze to the sky

But then one day
he opened his mouth
heavenly angels seemed to abound

As music would play
the little boy disappeared
became the embodiment
of the musical sphere

With just one move
and a drive to create
this little boy
became a man that day

So as the story goes
he left his brothers behind
to bring the world
his most personal shine

He seemed to levitate
at every mistep
no trace of effort
or ingenuine steps

His heart excuded
in every note
the music and dance
only a vessel for his soul

He seemed to create
a world that was long lost
yet when he performed
the magic had no cost

We were taken to a place
where dreams and passions lied
we were made to believe
no one thing could be denied

It didn't stop there
the music wasn't enough
this little boy
had longing to touch

He gathered the suffering
and pained community in his arms
gave every ounce of self
to help them touch a star

A deep love for Mother Earth
and our future shining stars
Michael, continued to give
till he wore many scars

He never gave up
despite all the jeers
he never was one
to be defeated or have many tears

His message was strong
no hint of apologies
"Fight hard. Fight long."
traveled across many seas

Soon a fated day came
that made the magic disappear
no more sparkle
and so many tears

No more "Land of Forever"
no more "Land of 'I can'"
but that's not how he'd want it
we must continue to make a stand

Known by so many names
not one was without love
"Brother. Friend."
and, of course, "The Gloved One."

One still stand true
and will stand the test of time
"King of Pop"
no other crown will have great shine

Shine on Michael,
shine on
Forever will you be king
forever we will hear your song

Marivy Capo   June 26th, 2010 12:46 am ET

The day MJ died I was going to have dinner with my children at our favorite restaurant, El Arco Iris, our favorite Cuban Restaurant. We were traveling West on Boy Scout Rd. when we heard the news on the radio, that he had been rushed to the hospital. By the time we got to the restaurant the news was on the Giant flat screen. There was not a pin drop in the restaurant as we all watched the news on T.V. Sad day.

Mónica   June 26th, 2010 12:47 am ET

I'm from Panama. I was in my office when someone told me that MJ was dead. I couldn't believe it. I searched the web, and everybody was talking about he was in a coma, so I wanted to believe that...but the bad news came fast. It was unbelievable. It is still unbelievable.
He is missed.

Suaves, Rico   June 26th, 2010 12:48 am ET

Being a big Michael fan and all this is something that I would never forget, not in a lifetime...actually it rememded me of the time I lost my brother. I was at the dentist for a cleaning and I was sitting there in the chair waiting for my punishment when I heard an announcement on the radio saying that MJ had been rushed to the hospital and not breathing.....I was in a daze and then shortly after the radio said that TMZ had gotten info suggesting that Michael is dead. It was a sad day because Michael was like a brother or family member...we are just a year or so apart...he was older but like I said, he was a gentle man that made the world happy...God bless you MJ .

Carol   June 26th, 2010 12:49 am ET

I was at home when I got the text from our local news station. I believe MichaEl had agreat gift from God, & a big heart. Its just a shame he was taken at such a young agE

Crystal   June 26th, 2010 12:50 am ET

I was working as a cashier for Publix grocery when a customer came through my line. He said abruptly with no emotion, "Michael Jackson died." I replied, "What?! I didn't hear about that!" He said, "Oh, you will." After he left I thought to myself... maybe he's joking. But why would someone joke about that? A couple minutes later another man came through my line, he was on his cell phone confirming the news. He hung up his cell phone and announced, "Yes, he died." I was in such shock and sorrow! I have spent the last year celebrating his music. RIP MJ.

MJFAN4EVER   June 26th, 2010 12:51 am ET

I was driving home from work listening to the stories coming in on the radio

cbass   June 26th, 2010 12:51 am ET

this is for where i was when i heard michael jackson died i was in the bahamas in my mom and dad's room with my dad's staff kids playing monoply then my mom comes and says that "michael jackson is dead" first i thought she mean michael jordan then we went to the other room with the staff then we saw cnn and thats when we knew.

Angela Smith   June 26th, 2010 12:52 am ET

Yes, I was at my oldest sisters house when I heard about Michael's death. That would prove to be somewhat eerie in the months that followed as we lost our sister to a homicide in August '09. Coincidently, she was born in July 1958 and died in August 2009. Her and Michael were here on earth about the same amout of time. So I know what the family must be going through today as my family has its own tragedy anniversary coming up. Just to say I loved Michael and the world lost a great artist as well as a human being. My heartfelt wishes go out to his entire family but ecspecially his children. We miss you Michael!!!

becky   June 26th, 2010 12:54 am ET

I had just pulled in my LLV back 2 the postal station when all of a sudden I heard a couple of carriers talking about what had just happened 2 Micheal. I immediatly called my kids on their cell phones 2 see if this was true? They hadnt heard, so they turned on the radio and verified this 2 me. Micheal was 2 yrs older than I was. I grew up with him, etc. My children and grandson all had a glove. My prayers are always 4 his children and family.

DENISE &GREG   June 26th, 2010 12:55 am ET

My husband and I were fortunate enough to be drawn for the memorial at Staples Center. It was amazing and so moving to see how he wanted to change the world. We should all want to use our gifts to make this world a better place. It left me speechless. Gone too soon. Michael didn't live as normal life and he couldn't die a normal death.
A true gift despite the controversy

Michele   June 26th, 2010 12:55 am ET

I was at home asleep and I kept hearing my cell phone ringing whic is unusual. I was so tired, I just ignored it for about an hour or so. Finally, I answered a call fron one of my siblings who said "Michael Jackson died". I jumped up and said what???? They repeated it. I got off the phone in total disbelief and turned on the tv and it was unclear at that time if he was in fact dead. It was. I was in my house alone and cried buckets of tears. I will never forget that day.

Carol   June 26th, 2010 12:56 am ET

I believe MIchael should be laid to reSt at his home The Neverlands

Trudy George   June 26th, 2010 12:58 am ET

I remember exactly where I was, in my front room on my computer, when I heard the breaking news on the TV that was on. I jumped up and could not take my eyes or ears off what I was seeing, hearing! I started to cry uncontrollably. In 1979-80 I worked at DuPars Restaurant on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City....I waited on Michael many times when he would come in alone, sunglasses on, hat on, and sit at the counter. DuPars was well known for celebrities to frequent, so no one bothered him, or any other celebrities.
I later found out, that I lived within 6 blks of his House on Hayvenhurst. Having that close contact with him, and being a die-hard fan and lover of his music, and talent, I was devastated, for a very long time. I cried for two weeks,, I watched the news every day, not believing it...!! I just turned 62 and was in The Valley and involved in the music Industry as well, for many yrs. I still cry today, a yr. later. I went to see the movie the first day it was released, and went alone. I was so HAPPY to see that he WAS in control, and did not appear to be sick, or drugged at all! He was phenominal with his dancers, musicians, and even stopping at one point, and telling Kenny Ortega, that he wanted to make a change in one certain part of the show! He will sorely be missed by me, and the rest of the world I know!!!! God Bless His Family, especially the children. Trudy Wright George

Luis Barbosa   June 26th, 2010 12:58 am ET

On the day that Michael Jackson died, I was working for AirTran Airways as a gate agent in Boston, Massachusetts when CNN broke the news that Michael had passed away.

I still can believe it. Well, his legacy will never die because we won't let it. Jermaine, my son (9yrs old) loves your brother.


sylvia   June 26th, 2010 1:01 am ET

i was at work, it was a very busy day. At around 1230pm i think i logged onto cnn com to read about farrah fawcett i had heard she had died that morning and i wanted to read about her. Thats when i saw the headline that michael had been rushed to the hospital. i told my fellow employees i just blurted out, you guys they think michael jackson had a heart attack he was rushed to the hosptall. everyone stopped what they were doing and tried to logon. a few of them tried logging onto other news wwebsites in fact i work for a large utuility and i think as word got out outnetwork went down, then we all tried to get more news bby calling our families. i called my sister she started listening to the news. when we found out he passed a few hours later,nobody could believe it.i got choked up driving home hearing the radio stations playing his music. i was totally stunned. what i am grateful, im 50 rs old and i was fortunate to attend hismemorial at staples was very solemn and i didnt cry until i heard one of the old songs which reminded me of my childhood and i lost it. today on his memorial i wish i could see his burial site. perhaps in due time. im very sad today i havnt been able to watch This Is It, it hurts too much.

Pheon Shirley   June 26th, 2010 1:02 am ET

I will never forget that day, My daughter and I was watching Young and the Restless talking about the soap. My boyfriend walked into the house and said Michael Jackson was dead and I told him yeah, right. Because he always talked negative about Michael and I didn't like that . So my daughter turned on the Internet for the information and I turned to CNN because if you want news right away, you get it from CNN and the news was true. Then I turned to others news channels for the information. After seeing and hearing the news that my best friend and my biggest fan was dead. June 25, 2009 is a nightmare and the world haven't woke up yet. When he wake up its all going to be a dream.

The Jacksons family my thoughts and prays are with you to protect you(shield and armor) going to court fighting Michael Jackson dead.

!RockstaR!   June 26th, 2010 1:05 am ET

i was washing dishes with my husband and we were living with my mom at the time and she was in the other room and me and my husband where talking about him and how he changed the world with hes dreams and music and my mom yelled out that MJ had just died and i thought she was messing with me. ive been a fan of him as far back as i can remember so i didnt believe her. so i walked in the room and saw it and still didnt believe it. i was in denial for a really long time. in a way i still am. i still cant believe that hes gone. i know the reason and its because he may be gone, but hes dream, music, and spirit live in all of us. we will never ever forget what he did for the world!!!

Trina   June 26th, 2010 1:09 am ET

Oh my gosh. When I first heard that MJ had passed away, one of my customers that I was on the phone with told me. All my customers were calling in to tell us that he passed away and that they were upset because sprint internet service had crashed. About 15 minutes later, our boss comes to us and tells us that the reason why no one can make call or get on the internet is because there is too much traffic for the internet and cell sites to keep up because everyone is trying to keep up with what ishappening with MJ. So I tell everyone and MJ, you were truely loved I dont see any other person that was that much loved and still loved so much that they can bring down a whole cell phone company towers. MJ we truely do miss you and you will never be forgotten, may you rest in peace. me and my kids love you.

Annise   June 26th, 2010 1:10 am ET

Where was I when I got the news? I was just home from work and mother called and just said Michael is dead. I responded Michael Who, since my father also named Michael had passed in 2008 and I just spoke to my son's father, who is also a Michael. She said, Michael Jackson in which I responded Michael Jackson who? Still not believing her (like my mother is actually capable of playing such a cruel joke), I changed the channel from NCIS to the news and turned the computer on. Computer was saying he was rushed to hosiptal and TV was on a commercial. I refreshed the page and there it was "Michael Jackson, Dead at 50" I broke down and just cried... Michael Jackson, you are forever in my heart and your music and spirit will live on. God willing, these rumors will stop, your family will be at peace and your soul will finally rest in peace. RIP my friend!

Lori   June 26th, 2010 1:11 am ET

I was attending screen on the green when I received the text. My heart was sad and aching. MJ was my hero..... The DJ at screen on the green starting spinning everything MJ! People sang and danced until the movie started. I don't remember the movie, but I remember the still doesn't seem real.

elizabeth & frederick morton   June 26th, 2010 1:12 am ET

i remmber when mj died we was at the abotte house visting our there kids. we was verry up set that day to here that mj passed away. we really think that the doctor killed mj. we will alway miss him and we will have him in our harts for ever. my husband singed most of his songs. we waitch the furnral on t.v we cryed all the day.

Theresa E.   June 26th, 2010 1:13 am ET

Was just getting to my sisters for my nephews graduation she lived 5 hours away.....checked my facebook and seen that he was gone...I was going to be 40 and I remember when i first saw him perform solo on motown 25..Billie Jean. Taped it on VHS still have it and watch it. 🙂 I have kept all my MJ stuff. I love to show my kids and they know that I love MJ and the love him to...I miss him very much. I know he was a most beautiful person. I loved him for the love that he gave. HUGE LOVE!! GOD loved him so much that he needed him away from this judgmental world. He was good in every way.

sandra basket   June 26th, 2010 1:15 am ET

I knew this day was coming but I still was not prepared for the heartache and tears I tried to hold back. Listening to his voice sing all of my favorite songs just broke my heart. My prayers go out to the family may he be forever in our hearts. I loved Michael Jackson so very much.

cris   June 26th, 2010 1:16 am ET

"The Future"....RIP Michael Jackson.

JH   June 26th, 2010 1:18 am ET

where was i when I received news of MJ's death, I was home, and I had expected this day would come, although too soon I knew it would come. The reason why i felt this day would come, when mJ was accused of being a child molester I felt then mJ would not live long after that. He was not strong enough to handle such allegations. he was a kind, caring gentle soul, and i know that ordeal hurt him deeply. shame on all the devils who destroyed such a kind soul. You are why this world will always be E-V-I-L. The devils of this world knew where to strike, what would destroy him.

Mary   June 26th, 2010 1:22 am ET

I was home when I heard Mj was at hostiple, the radio said that there some going with Mj.So I to see. If E! heard about it.When I turn on the Tv he was proannouced dead..I was so shock I didn't know what to say..Micheal music put a smile on my face whenever his music was played, I even get excited when his song are played!!!! Mj I love u!!!!

Sonya   June 26th, 2010 1:22 am ET

I was watching TV when the horrible news came on... Everyone was in a state of shock...then we all burst into tears. That's when the calls and texts started coming thru....

Denise RJ Brasil   June 26th, 2010 1:28 am ET

Hello everyone,

Brazil's TV stations were afraid of giving wrong news and we were hours without confirmation if it was true that MJ was dead.
I just prayed to be lying around the house and got dizzy not knowing what to do ...

Every day I read news about the concerts in London and just thought Michael Jackson healthy returning to the stage aged 50 singing and dancing.

I could never imagine having the news that he was dead ... it was horrible!

Michael Jackson was a little family of fans, he was the son, brother, father, friend that everyone wanted to have for yourself!

I love MJ with all the strength of my heart, and I miss him every day.

May he rest in peace.

ray   June 26th, 2010 1:30 am ET

I was coming from lunch with my friend and my boyfriend called me and said they rushed MJ to the hospital I just thought he was sick and it wasn't serious. I called my mom and asked her, she wasn't sure. By the time we got back to work, we were all asking eachother was it true. I called my mom as we walked to the break room I heard her scream and say he was dead. I was flabbergasted, I still can't get over it. MJ was like no other and all you ignorant people that don;t get it, you never will!!!! MJ has his crown from God. He was more than an entertainer. He was my brother and I miss the hell out of him. I pray for his family, especially his parents. My mom lost my brother and she said to lose your child is a hurt that noone understands unless you experience it. One year ago feels like it just happend!!!!!!!!!

Barbara Cushman   June 26th, 2010 1:32 am ET

I was at home and I sat down and said something important is happening today and then I get a phone call and someone said Michael Jackson died and I said no way your lieing.I couldn,t believe it and still don't.Today I listened to MJ's music all day and sang his music in memory of him.We miss you MJ.Rest in Peace.

rosegarden   June 26th, 2010 1:33 am ET

It was my birthday, after reading some birthday greeting emails, I clicked on cnn news and found the news of MJ' passing. I just couldn't believe it! He had always been with us how would it happen! I called my sister imm, she just kept on asking the questions that I didn't know. I went back to internet again but it was so slow, later I learned that the internet stopped for Michael so was the world as well.

Michael, you are always in our heart. RIP.

Helen   June 26th, 2010 1:41 am ET

I was at work. Someone had said Farah died, I went to MSN to see the article and found the biggest surprise and shock in the headlines that Michael was gone. We lost a great singer, his family lost a great person. He will always be remembered. Bless his famlly and may they remain strong. Michael was loved by many and if he could see now it would make him very happy. It's hard to accept that he is gone. Another legend gone too soon.

mary   June 26th, 2010 1:51 am ET

A year has passed since that horrible day-June 25th 2009 and the hurt,heartwrenching pain of Michael Jacksons demise is still fresh to me just like it happened yesterday.I have been a fan of Michaels' since the start of his career with Motown.I am very sad and angry at what Michael went through in his life,the price for his fame seemed too high.I rather he still be with us happy with his children, family and friends then to have ever sung another song.It's just not fair what happened to him.I will forever hurt for Michael Jackson.

The day I heard the news of his death 6-25-09,I was on my computer, as I am always,early in the day.I saw a headline that said he died but I thought it was a joke another bad rumor or something.I did not believe what I was reading at all.I just said to myself people need to stop playing.Yes, I was in so much shock that I just could not take in that news, my mind would not let me, so I just brushed it off and continued on to another website.

A few minutes later my telephone rang it was my daughter on the line saying to me that Michael died I told her it is not true people are just spreading rumors don't believe that stuff she was debating with me and said that it was all over the news and told me to look at the news.I looked at the news standing stiff and still in one spot and still did not believe what I saw.I stayed in denial like that until I watched the memorial and saw the casket,it was then for the first time that I broke down and cried for Michael more so that I have cried about anyones death besides my favorite uncles'.A year later I have long since stop crying but the pain of that beautiful persons' demise is still very hurtful to me.

Thanks for all the music,goodtimes and loving heart to everyone Michael- you will never be forgotten.LUV YOU

Merry Jane   June 26th, 2010 2:01 am ET

A million times we heard the news.....
A hundred million eyes have cried..
If love alone could have saved you...
You never would have died.....
In life we loved you dearly...
In death we love you still...
In our hearts you hold a place...
No one will ever fill...
It broke our hearts to lose you...
But you didn't go alone...
Your words and music left behind...
Will keep you in our homes...

mariam   June 26th, 2010 2:02 am ET

I was fast asleep and woke up to this news. I almost had a heart attack.

Yasmeen Ikramullah Khan   June 26th, 2010 2:28 am ET

i was on my way to work and i switched on the radio..the RJ uttered the words..'and this is a dedication to michael jackson who we will never forget'...i thought i heard wrong..i didnt know what he was talking about..but suddenly i could feel my heart beating faster by the minute...when i got to work i rushed to my desk and switched on the computer..and there it was...shaking all over i completely broke down..'this can't be real' i thought..but it was, and i couldn't and still haven't got over the shock..
michael's music made a place inside me ever since i started listening to him when i was a child..since then i hoped and prayed i would see him in concert live..that was the ultimate dream...and then one fine day he made an announcement that he was lining up a series of concerts in london..i knew i had to get a ticket, this was my dream coming true...and i did; it was too good to be true but i got it....i guess it was too good to be true after all...

i love you michael..for the music you gifted to the world, for your humanity, for your moon walked your way into our hearts and your departure has left a scar that will never heart wrenches every time i think about it as it is right at this moment..i have not come to grips with it since and don't think i ever left too soon...but you didn't deserve to go like this...i pray for you, for your family and children..may Allah watch over them always and may He bestow peace upon your soul...i love you with all my heart

Lori - Justice for Michael   June 26th, 2010 2:31 am ET were things in Gary?


rosina   June 26th, 2010 2:46 am ET

At home, watching cnn.

mariam   June 26th, 2010 2:50 am ET

Larry King
You are a true friend of MJ and a wonderful interviewer. I have been watching your show for over 20 years. You still seem to give people respect when you interview them and thats good journalism not the kind that killed Michael Jackson. Personally I find TMZ a cheap media circus. Your show however has class. I think the American Media killed MJ. Its a tragedy and even at the end Dr. Conrad Murray didn't get the sentencing he deserved. Could you do some more shows on the inner circle that destroyed Michael Jackson. Maybe interviewing Conrad Murray himself and watching for non verbal communication.

Rhonda   June 26th, 2010 2:53 am ET

@Lucero (Mexico)
So very nice to see you again and yes I will always remember the times.

Much Love

blackandwhite   June 26th, 2010 2:55 am ET

I was in bed, ill (depression) and my husbund woke me up, to wish me a happy birthday and than the devestating news. In future, i'll have mixed feelings at my birthday, but Michael and I had still others good things in common, I keep that in my mind.
Love you Michael, forever. Hopefully, one day we'll meet up there

Diana   June 26th, 2010 3:06 am ET

I will never ever forget where and what I was doing...I was at home and in the middle of giving my daughter her tenth birthday party when I heard..I just cried and I tried to hold it together for her sake of her birthday I watched on tv for the next several days and I cried the whole entire funeral just sobbed I will never forget that day the day of my daughters 10th birthday...

Anita   June 26th, 2010 3:08 am ET

I was on Facebook and someone posted "Michael jackson has died"! I could not believe it.

Diana   June 26th, 2010 3:09 am ET

I love you Michael and miss you so much ...I know you are at peace without all the hounding and abuse and you are your childrens angel on their shoulder always now, may you now finally have peace,,,,I will never forget you..

AG   June 26th, 2010 3:20 am ET

Just finished watching (FINALLY got the chance) This is it. OMG it rushed in sooo many memories and emotion it was overwhelming. MJ was only 2 yrs behind me and so I grew up with Jackson 5, later Michaels solo.
Could never understand why the Osmonds got prime time and J5 got Saturday morning cartoon. That being said? the ones that knew of him, KNEW what he was and stood for. the others? either jealous or afraid of who and what he was!
God bless the Jacksons and RIP Michael, finally at rest

lp   June 26th, 2010 3:23 am ET

It was june 25th. Gary.indiana.....i was with my nieces and god-sister @ one of the department stores....and her sister called. Told us that michael jackson had been rushed to the hospital. 15 minutes later.....he was gone! What?!? I said quit playing. My heart goes out to the whole entire famliy! God bless each and every one of you! Michael......we loved you. But god loved you best! One from your gary, indiana family......linda pearson R.I.P.

gentlyweeps   June 26th, 2010 3:26 am ET

I will never forget the day I heard abiout Micheal Jackson, just as I have never forgotten the day I heard Elvis died or John Lennon.

These are days inbedded in my memory. I live in BC Canada where we have one of the biggest Elvis festivals in North America going on right at this moment. People come here from all over the world to celebrate Elvis and there is talk of doing the same for Michael Jackson.

I for one would love for this to happen as evey year I see and can enjoy and embrace Elvis;s legacy so why not Michael Jackson?

Michael is just as iconic ( maybe even more so ) than Elvis and I for one will forever celebrate his musical genious, I have been a believer that he may be alive still for this past year but am just now understanding that he is truely gone. Therefore I support the idea here in Penticton, BC of having a Michael festival here every year to run concurrently with our Elvis festival.

My Son is celebrating his Prom this night and I can only hope that somewhere during the Prom they Honor Michael Jackson for this generation and that they are all dancing to thriller at this moment.

Mitch   June 26th, 2010 3:31 am ET

I was in a hotel room resting for our district covention (keep on the watch) held by Jehovah's Witnesses the day Micheal passed.

stephanie   June 26th, 2010 3:35 am ET

i think mike was killed cause not 1 person should be taking as much medicine as michael was that is just non sense . may he rest in peace miss you mike !!!!!!!!!

kilo421   June 26th, 2010 3:43 am ET

I remember that day so well, My wife and I were in the car heading out to lunch, We had the radio on listening to our favorite station, when all of a sudden the lady DJ said "Michael Jackson was just taken to the hospital in cardiac arrest. I looked over at my wife, and she at me. We both were shaken by this news, Were both in our early fifties, So we grewup with Michael. Then suddenly again the Lady DJ stated that Michael was dead. I looked again at my wife, Tears were flowing down her face. I pulled over, And we just held each other. How he will be missed...God bless..

susie   June 26th, 2010 3:44 am ET

I was in my living room and I heard this on the radio. So I was and still not believe he is I turn on my tv and was in shock tears was rolling down. I'm sorry 4 ur loss I have been a fan since I saw all the jacksons in a book. And I'm 37 years old now,I was 8 years old. There will never b another MICHAEL JACKSON..!!!!!! R.I.P. GOD. BLESS.. ur # 1 fan.

Adnan   June 26th, 2010 3:49 am ET

I was watching cnn at home.
I believe that the person who killed MJ should be convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
God will punish the people who spread false rumors’ about MJ and his family.
You will always live in our hearts.

Kim   June 26th, 2010 3:50 am ET

Good Evening Larry and Jermaine

I was at home and literally dropped everything in my hands as they interrupted the existing broadcast with the news of Michael being rushed to the hospital. It was not much later that he was pronounced dead and my heart broke. I was born in 63 so needless to say I grew up with Michael and as a young woman he was in competition with Donny Osmond for my "crush"...I have loved him throughout the years and believed in him always. Love and Light be with the Jackson's now and always.

Tammy Pritchett   June 26th, 2010 3:52 am ET

My family and i come from washington state every year to come home to oxnard california to spend 2 birthdays my sister on june 23rd and my deceased mom on june 25th,so where we were was at the happiest place on earth DISNEYLAND except that day it was not.How ironic we were there when his neverland ranch is designed like disneyland a place he loved.My family and i along with the many patrons there were devastated.Our day was ruined by the news..So i associate june 25th to michael jackson death my moms birthday and the first time in 43 years i had a bad day at disneyland.

Tennille   June 26th, 2010 3:54 am ET

I work as a clerk, & I kept hearing from customers that Micheal had died. I figured (and hoped) that it was a rumor. But, I decided to turn on the radio. And all I kept hearing was his music. Soon after that, they made the announcment. I was TOTALLY shocked. It's been a year, and I still can't believe it....R.I.P. Micheal. You are truely missed.

Venerannda Leon Guerrero   June 26th, 2010 3:57 am ET

When I found out Michael Jackson was dead, I was so shocked...
It was 9 o'clock in the morning, I was still sleeping and the phone rang. I got up and answered it, it was my mother. I said "Hello?". She replied, "Baby, Micheal Jackson is dead". At first I thought she was just messing with me because there is no way the King of Pop is dead. I kept repeating "No way!! Stop lying!!". Then she told me about him being rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead. Then thats when it hit me. I turned on the radio and was listening to his songs the rest of the day. I love Michael Jackson's songs, all of them. He was an inspiration to alot of people and I will always miss him dearly.
Rest In Peace Michael. Its time to be "Bad" in heaven.

Marquita Smittie-White   June 26th, 2010 3:58 am ET

I was at home when I heard the news but I was in disbelief so I started calling around to make sure it was true, even after several people told me that Micheal was dead. I was in denial for days and had a hard time excepting his death, and still do.
Micheal Jackson, a true ICON forever.

Rock With You Horsegirl   June 26th, 2010 4:02 am ET

When Michael died, I remember being in my backyard feeding my dog when suddenly I heard my neighbor yell that someone had died. At first I thought that it was Farrah Faccet, but when I went inside my house, and turned on the TV, I heard that it was Michael that had died. It was sad. I pray for his children every day.

Claire H.   June 26th, 2010 4:02 am ET

The day Michael Jackson died, I was sitting in my bedroom checking my email, and it popped up that Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett both died. I quickly woke my husband and turned on the tv for news. I couldn't believe it. I knew and was kind of expecting Farrah to die because of her illness, but I couldn't believe that Michael had died. I thought that was a mistake.

momoo   June 26th, 2010 4:18 am ET

I went to get my hair cut after work. My beautician told me that he had died. I was shocked, but I did not think I would be as devastated as I have been this last year. I have been consumed with his music, dancing, and his amazing talents. I have been so moved by his deep concern for the planet and for other people. I feel a terrible loss for the world and deep sadness for the suffering he went through. Love you Michael!

Natalie Nelson   June 26th, 2010 4:19 am ET

today was a day like no other.....for most of us, we can remember where we were and what we were doing the day the music died.....AGAIN!
I can never forget! I live in Westwood, only a few miles away from UCLA hosital. That morning I was off to Hollywood and Highland; yet the world famous Walk of Fame, for a day of work at Sephora. I found it diffucult to get down Sunset on that day, I found myself yelling out loud at the congestion; at every turn. It was 10:30 am....I called Mom ,in Texas ,to keep my mind off the very crowed roads that day. We laughed at how funny it was that the rest of the world would love to be headed to the world famous hot spot.
Shortly after arriving to Hollywood and Highland, TMZ broke the news! we all ran to the office computer and stood in shock as we watched the first announcement online. All there was to do at that moment was to call Mom tell it was no lie....Then I went to his star and said goodbye! All I could do was stop every tourist I encountered to tell them....Where to find Micheal's Star...I felt like I owed it to them. They, too, were there the day the music DIED. RIP my friend.

maggie   June 26th, 2010 4:23 am ET

In Australia it was early morning I had just turned on the tv and heard the breaking news out of the States!! We intended to see Michaels concert if it came here.....daughter ran in room and yelled `God ! mum have you heard!!(lump in throat)...Rest in peace dear Michael.

symba45   June 26th, 2010 4:59 am ET

I was at work and my sister sent a text telling me to say a prayer for Michael Jackson. I immediately called her and said what is wrong with Michael. She told me the news. I couldn't believe it so when I got home and turned the news on they were saying it was true. I was in shock and I said this can't be I know Michael is still alive somewhere. I was still in denial until July 22 when I cried my eyes out.

Astrid fan from Belgium   June 26th, 2010 5:21 am ET

I was in my bed to watching tv when their was a news breaking about the horrible news from Michael came !
I was in shock and i say to my self god don't do that let Michael get well because he's a nice person and he's childeren needs Michael ! I always love Michael and i never forget hem ! Michael is the King of Pop !

Marguerite   June 26th, 2010 5:33 am ET

cris- Wlceome back. I see you still know how to play the game. rofl Love to you my friend. How was your trip?

laura   June 26th, 2010 5:39 am ET

im laura from germany berlin.
it was still 9 a clock in the mom is coming in my room
and says michael jackson is deat
i dont belive it.than i watcht tv and now my tears are coming so fast.i was not a realy bick fan in love miachel jackson the person.his live was so
bad just like my.i wish i had meet him as a person.but now he is on a better place.were there is love i ll be there.on day michael on day and we all to you so much.

Pamela Poulsen   June 26th, 2010 5:52 am ET

Yes, of course I remember. I was on vacation in Madrid. Saw the news on my laptop computer.

mikidut   June 26th, 2010 5:52 am ET

I remember very well, like yesterday. I was at home, it was a very late hour at night, and TV stations kept announcing about Michael having a heart attack. I didn't know what to think. For me, it was odd that the hospital didn't announce his death, and it was announced by Jermaine.
After a year, I feel Michael like he is with me, always. I don't know why is that.

azza   June 26th, 2010 6:35 am ET

michael jackson was an amazing human being before becomming the greatist pops singer of all time.. it still hurts me to this day to think of him as "dead" because even for one of his fans, michael was larger than life.. i was touched by his message and his talent. may u rest in peace MJ

lareen Bleengz   June 26th, 2010 6:40 am ET

We Miss u Michael...

azza   June 26th, 2010 6:44 am ET

its was about 2 am in sudan when my friend called me saying MJ is dead and its all over the news. i kept telling him that its not something to joke about but he said azza mj is dead.. for few moment i was unable to think or react, i couldnt accept it so i ran to the tv and i realized that it was true.. i stayed up till 9 in the morning watching everything but stilll i was in a shock..
it doesnt matter if its been a year or more. he will always be the greatest,. and will always be loved and missed

Sandra   June 26th, 2010 7:05 am ET

I had just gone to bed when suddenly my phone rang and my dad told me Michael had passed. It was 2 minutes passed midnight on the 26. of June 2010 and the news had just been on the radio that he was on the hospital!
I ran into the living room and turned on CNN who at that time did not know for sure if he would make it or not! I sat there crying, praying he would be ok! The worst day in my life!
I will ALWAYS love you Michael! L.O.V.E! Take care until we’ll meet! Best, Sandra

Samira   June 26th, 2010 7:19 am ET

I can remember all very well. It was just like yesterday whe I've got the shocking news of my life. I just came back from work & was looking forward for the weekend. I was watching Halle Berry's movie Monster's Ball. All of the sudden at 5AM, I see crazy messages!. Messages about Michael Jackson saying his stopped breathing & was rushed to the Hospital. Second Message Michael Jackson is Dead!. I couldn't believe it. I had access to the net & when I did I really really broke down to tears. How did this happen? Michael was getting ready for this This Is It Tour. I couldn't stop crying. I'm so blessed to get that chace to meet him in person in 2005, when he visited the Middle East (Muscat) . Michael Jackson will always Rock my World. I've been his fan since I was 4 years of age. I miss him so much.

May Allah Bless His Soul.

nina1fox   June 26th, 2010 7:36 am ET

I was sailing at that time, feeling the warmth of the sun mixed with the cool ocean breeze when I heard on the radio aboard the boat the news about Michael Jackson. I remember looking into the deep blue water of the Pacific Ocean filled with abundant creatures and thinking how fragile life is.

Many years ago, I was once gifted with the privilege of being a part of the process in which someone I loved with all my heart died in my arms as I asked her to let go... I asked her to set her mind free......I told her not to be afraid.... I told her that I would go on and that I loved her with all my heart. I told her to close her eyes for the last time.....I told her a story of how she would find peace and that I would join her someday. I told her that we would once again both be together...... and be the essence that springs new life upon our beautiful and precious blue planet........Mother Earth!

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   June 26th, 2010 7:45 am ET

@Ginger Rogers June 26th, 2010 12:45 am ET

He was "Magic"
by Ginger Rogers
In dedication to Michael Jackon's passing
written June 25, 2010

What a beautiful tribute poem to Michael.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   June 26th, 2010 8:08 am ET

I cannot actually remember where I was on that day. That day is like a blurr to me now. I can only remember that Farrah Fawcett died as well.

I can almost clearly remember when JFK, Elvis Presley and Princess Diana died. I was actually listening to Michael Jackson's History Album when heard the horrible news of Princess Diana's death.

Is there a reason for me not to remember the day Michael Jackson died I wonder........maybe it was the shock that did it Because that was all I felt........shock.

I still am being shocked this whole year. I think the shock will never end. Michael was such a big part of our lives over the years that it is very hard to let go of.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   June 26th, 2010 8:17 am ET

@cris June 26th, 2010 1:16 am ET

I think I get it.........RIP

Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   June 26th, 2010 9:30 am ET

It was very early morning and i just woke up. Switched on the radio. There was the sad news. I turned on the CNN. Then our home phone and cell phones were busy ringing with friends and families sharing the news.
Did not go to work I call in sick that day. We also postponed my girl's birthday do..

greg   June 26th, 2010 9:47 am ET

I don't understand and it seems odd to me why only a lawsuit of 70 thousand dollars against Dr Murray? I know the Jacksons have money but most people i have seen sue for the maximum. This just seems so odd to me. IS the max they can sue for only 70thousand? Or maybe i am just reading into this too much

Shola   June 26th, 2010 10:26 am ET

In my country it was about 10.00, I had not woken up yet. My closest friend called. I was surprised as she never called in the morning. She prepeared me.. I could not understand who she was talking about.. And then it was like a thunder.. I asked – Jackson? She confirmed. I just kept saying – no, no, no, no, no.... It was so hard.. For all who love his music he is like a family member... How many days I spent in front of TV... not to miss news... we love you so much!!! We pray for you...

solty   June 26th, 2010 11:04 am ET

During my life everytime Michaels name came on tv i always stopped to listen to the latest news but when I heard on the news that he had been rushed to the hospital for me everything just stopped and I sat there in shock just praying it wasn't true. When Jermaine announced he had died I just shut down. I never felt this bad when my parents died. Even now I find it hard to believe he is gone. I often ask myself if Michael really knew how much he really meant to us with the trial and all. When he was going through the trial I felt so bad for him but I wish there was some way I could of been more supportive because I knew he was 100% innocent and I know it broke his heart. I often wonder if for the first time in his life he was afraid of being turned on again and how much stress that put on him. I really wanted him to make a huge comeback and really know that he was still loved by all of his fans.

Grace   June 26th, 2010 11:32 am ET

I remember the moment I found out about Michael Jacksons death. I was actually donating blood at a blood bank near my home and all of a sudden there was a big commotion in the room and someone said that Michael Jackson was dead. I couldn't believe it at first but then when I got home they were reporting it on every news station.

Tom   June 26th, 2010 12:07 pm ET

I was in a store. I overheard someone on their cell phone say they had heard he was dead but it hadn't been confirmed. I didn't think anymore about it because I thought it was not true. Then I got home and turned on the TV. Shock just like everyone else.

LaToya Thomas   June 26th, 2010 12:11 pm ET

The day MJ died, I remember being on campus in my apt. talking to my mom on the phone about how great it would be to see MJ on stage when I got another from my team mate that MJ had a heart attack. I ran to the tv and turn on to CNN, and within a few minutes it was announced that he was dead. I was so shocked! I couldn't even cry, and the world felt weird ever since.

Since then, all I can hear from people is the little words "If only". "If only this had been done", "if only that had been said"..."if only!!!"

R.I.P Michael Jackson

Debra   June 26th, 2010 12:30 pm ET

Dearest Jermaine – I could not agree more that your brother should be interred at Neverland. A cold marble mausoleum is the antithesis of all he stood for and enjoyed during his life–worthy causes benefitting children and our planet, his family, and his music. He was a singular talent that comes along once in a lifetime...or, more likely in Michael's case, only once...ever. Though he may have felt he was living in an emotional prison in his later years, his spirit was always loving and free. He deserves the singular focus and honor of being buried in the wide open spaces of the home he so loved, at last free of the issues that plagued him there and now, of the confining resting place he currently occupies, where he is just an isolated number in the crowd. And, I know he would want to share Neverland with his fans. They deserve the opportunity to "be with him" at his beloved home, to learn more about his humanitarian causes and to pay their respects. Born just three months before me, your brother was a star that lit up the galaxy and faded all too soon. One day, I hope to visit Neverland to honor Michael the musical genius...and Michael the man.
With love and sympathy to you and your family, Debra

"Pixie Dust "   June 26th, 2010 12:55 pm ET

cris,your comment very interesting (Smiles) to you.

Tina   June 26th, 2010 1:19 pm ET

My husband and son were on a camp out, so I was home by myself. I watching CNN as I usally do, and I saw the news break right away. I was shocked and sudden death of Michael Jackson. I was born in 1969, so I grew up listeningto him. I miss him badly, there will never be another performer like Michael.

Brownie   June 26th, 2010 1:26 pm ET

I was at a baseball game, watching my son play. Another parent arrived – she was stunned and it was difficult for her to speak through her tears to tell us about Michael.

My heart skipped a beat and I don't remember anything else the rest of the evening from that day.

For the first time, since, last Satruday I returned to that ballpark and it hit me unexpected, that the last time I had been there was that day in June of last Summer.

Yesterday, June 25th ~ at a ballpark nearby, I watched my other son play baseball~my heart skipped a beat again.

lonestargirl40   June 26th, 2010 1:52 pm ET

When MJ died, it felt as if a part of my youth died too. I remember me and my friends sitting in front of the tv anxiously awaiting the premier of the Thriller video on mtv. You could not go to a party without the Thriller record being played. I had such a crush on Michael that I would kiss his picture on the album cover lol. He was just so cute! When I went to see This is IT I saw again the majic of him all over again, the world really lost something that will never come again. I still mourn our loss.

mark pyfferoen   June 26th, 2010 2:04 pm ET

I was in Arequipa, Peru when I heard of his death! it made me realize how much of an icon MJ was even outside of the usa. It surprised me tremendously. There were Peruvian kids in the street dancing to MJ's songs.

Poloine   June 26th, 2010 2:21 pm ET

I was clocking at my job when my sister called me to let me know
MJ died. For me it was the end of the world .
one year later I can t recover ffrom is dead.
My life change completely .
For me nobody will be able to have a perfect life after this chocs.
my 3 sons love him so much . Their favorite is they don t care really about us. Me everything on him.
I asked my kids i want to be burried with MJ cause I promise myself I will find him in the other wordl.
love you Michael.

Lu   June 26th, 2010 2:24 pm ET

Please Larry King, I beg you to reason with Jermaine Jackson.
Michael Jackson is now finally safe and His Body is at Peace in private. The moment that Jermaine would move Michael it would send up red flags to greedy thieves who would steal Michael and sell him and his gold casket for money. In the long run after the Jackson family pass on Michael will still be left for money hungry thieves to go after him. Michael would be left alone for anyone to go after his remains.
Michael said he would never live again at Neverland. I beg you to tell Jermaine to basque in the love that Michael and his spirit have and is still shining over him. Not just in Neverland. In everywhere Jermaine is Michael will be with him. Please I beg you Larry, Tell Jermaine to stop this campaign to move Michael from his safe resting place.This is not what Michael wants. Sincerily Lu

Katie from Brazil   June 26th, 2010 3:08 pm ET


Justice for Michael & his Children.

RIP MJ. We love you MORE!

"Pixie Dust "   June 26th, 2010 3:33 pm ET

Lucero (Mexico), your most welcome.It has been a pleasure to read your comments. To continue to communicate once in a while would be much appreciated as we have become friends here.Thanks Lucero sending (Smiles) to you.

Natalie   June 26th, 2010 4:05 pm ET

I wish that there were never any scandals during his lifetime. He produced such beautiful music and inspired millions, and that's the only thing he should be remembered for: All of his lights and none of his shadows.

smitm   June 26th, 2010 4:16 pm ET

I was at home. I remember calling my husband at work and telling him. I was in utter shock! I couldn't believe it. It took all day and watching the news for it to really sink in! I cried, and I never cry over a stars death.

I have never been so moved my a stars death in my life! I am always sad to hear when anyone dies, even people I don't know, but Michael was different! I am still grieving his loss and I still can't believe it!

Michael thank you for all you for all that you gave, of your talent, of your love for the world, of your generosity and of yourself. You will be loved and missed and your name will live on as the King of Pop forever!

Kim Katumata   June 26th, 2010 4:19 pm ET

I remember all too well. I had just gotten home when my husband phoned me and said “I just was told that Michael Jackson had died”, I immedialty said “NO, this can’t be true!” My husband said “turn on CNN”, I did. I was glued to the TV, they showed the ambulance leaving his home on the way to the hospital, I said out loud, “God please don’t let this be true, PLEASE!” when his death had been confirmed, I was desvasted to say the least, in shock and felt complete sadness, and I cried. This wonderful , sensitive, beautiful, caring, loving person and humanitarian who showed us the importance of being kind to each other, and the importance of saving the earth is no longer with us. I remember hearing on the news that Michael Jackson had been listed in the “World Book of Records” that he is the ONLY entertainer who has done so much and has donated huge amounts of money to many charities. This definity shows what kind of person he was; I just can’t say enough about Michael, he was truly a giving person, gifted, talented beyond belief. God truly blessed us, sending us an angle, Michael Jackson. His legacy will forever live on, and he will forever live in my heart,

"I love you more "

Ivone   June 26th, 2010 4:40 pm ET

I was preparing for work. I was on call working late shift in my hospital. Put on TV while putting make up and there it was, the terrible news. Love you Michael. RIP

Arlene   June 26th, 2010 4:59 pm ET

The evening of 6/25/09 will remain in my memory forever. I had just returned home from work and turned the TV on CNN to listen to the never ceasing bashing of President Obama (hate it). Instead I heard the annoucement that Michael Jackson had died! My knees weakened while my mind was in total disbelief. The room seemed to have a deafening silence as the words repeated in my head. A year later and I still think it can't be true. Although Mchael Jackson and his brothers never knew my family and myself, we were raised with them and shared very similar backrounds. We are African Americans from a family of 9, my dad is a very strong figure, and my mom never worked. There was a match for each brother in their family to each sister in my family. My mom feels as if she lost a son and we feel that we have lost our brother. My entire family loved Michael dearly and my heart still hurts from our lost. Jermaine commented that he was so misunderstood. Not by my family. We were also sheltered from the harsh reality of the world and are from a very religious family. NO one but someone raised similarly will EVER understand. Michael was incapable of harming anyone. He was an innocent child trapped in a man's body. I wish that I could have been a friend of his to protect his beautiful spirit. On behlaf of myself and my famly, we wish his family the best. He will be truly missed and truly loved! I am 53 years old and NOT a groupie or prone to celebrity idol worship. I'm just a person who felt a close connection to someone who happeneded to be a phenomenol star.

Jan   June 26th, 2010 5:35 pm ET

In the UK it was late evening and I sat stunned and thinking about a million thinks, growing up to his music, my brothers especially Mike who loved him.
Then thinking I hope this is wrong I want him to be able to walk paris down the aisle when she gets married.

Jan   June 26th, 2010 5:37 pm ET

the sun tabloid today actually printed that prince has vitiligo like MJ.
I nearly fainted they didn't put a negative spin instead and last week news of the world had a 36 page tribute to him. They even printed myths surrounding him. Wonders will never cease.

Shelli Misoyianis   June 26th, 2010 5:39 pm ET

Oh, Jermaine, Jermaine,

You really let it slip again, Hon. 😉 Almost as good as that "Airport" slip-up. lol.

Larry: Do you beLIEve he's somewhere?

Jermaine: (big smile) Yes, absolutely.....

Great interview! Big MJ HUGS to everyone! oxoxoxox 😀 😀

maryrm   June 26th, 2010 6:13 pm ET

sorry jan, I posted my comment before reading yours – so a tabloid has decided that they can't ignore a large white blotch on Prince's armpit. wonder if any other media are going to acknowledge it?

Kimberly Hatten   June 26th, 2010 6:56 pm ET

I was at work and a co-worker announced Michael Jackson was dead. I didn't believe her. I remember saying people are always trying to say something negative about him. Why are people so mean and evil. I thought it was a hoax. It wasn't until I made it home when it reality hit me. His is a loss that we will never truly appreciate. God Bless and may he finally rest in peace.

Maria Copelli   June 26th, 2010 7:35 pm ET

cris ,welcome back from Gary,and thank you so much ,for the videos,and th beautiful poem ,it is just mesmorizing ,to hear it read ,can you share who is reading Michaels poem? It is perfection ! Cris ....'stay up',stay hopeful' 'have faith ' ..Be well my brother Love Maria C.

myrnahernandez   June 26th, 2010 8:02 pm ET

yes i remember exactly where i was that day i was giving birth to my son when they announce that he died i start crying for him in the middle of giving birth not because of the labor pains but because he had died i couldnt stop thinking about that iam a big fan and in honor of him i named my chris michael devon.yeah i tatooed him image in my in peace michael jackson.

yolande   June 26th, 2010 8:15 pm ET

its only a year ago but it seems like a short time ago
i remember that my daughter call me and said michael j is brought to tha hospital i am from the netherlands but i put on cnn
and some time later ive heard of hid death i get on my knees and cryd almost the whole night
i couldnt believe it its 1 of the saddest days of my life i miss michael every day
he whas there all my life it just felt if i lost a childhood friend keep saying no no not michael they making a mistake but than i saw jermaine in his eyes so much pain and than i knew its treu
but its hard to accept even to this day i fet so sad live and music wil never be tha same i didnt sleep that night just thinking and crying about michael i am 54 years and not a teeny but he whas ther with his
music he comfort me in good and bad times
i always devended him and stood behind him for more than 100:%
never believed what the tabbloids wroye about him
he whas a very inportaind part of my life and he always wil be
i wish his family a specialy his beautiful kids the strenght to carry on this great lost
i worship michael he whas such a great talent and kind person the world wil not be the same without our beloved michael joseph jackson

Linda   June 26th, 2010 8:16 pm ET

I was sleeping and I was waken my cnn news It was said Farrah Fawcett has die. within mintues.On the bottom of the TV. They said Michael was taken to the hospital. Two shock in a roll.I knew Farrah was done, but deep in side I knew michael was gone too. Two great People. I will ever forget now bad I felt. Rest in peace Farrah and Michael.

"Pixie Dust "   June 26th, 2010 8:34 pm ET

Shelli, you are too funny, (Smiles) to you.

"Pixie Dust "   June 26th, 2010 8:44 pm ET

cris,thanks for sharing that beautiful poem with us all.Sending many (Smiles) your way.

Lori - Justice for Michael   June 26th, 2010 8:56 pm ET

I see alot of unfamiliar names on the bloggy now. Welcome. But where are all the original LKL bloggers? Where have you all gone? I was REALLY hoping to see everyone here this weekend.

Remembering Michael. He will always be the King!


Rondevu   June 26th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

I was at the Court House that morning getting married it's so funny how things go on at the exact same time... I'm in Central time so at 12:26p.m I was officially married, did not find out about Micheal til a little later.. but all day I had this really strange feeling inside me, I recall telling my new husband that I felt something very strange going on and that something really huge is about to happen then he ask me like what was, at that time I could not explain what I was feeling but I was able to right after we release our balloons of color (White, Red, Purple, Green,Yellow and Blue) which stands for the Blessings we wanted to manifest into our marriage,....out in the Fore Winds, Another thing that was very strange was...when we let our balloons go they got caught onto a electrical pole between a graveyard and a back way... Right then and there I felt someone had just died... ;(seriously ;( and I told my new Husband and he looked at me like OMG! what did I just get myself into...So anyway after that we went to the store for Ice Cream..standing line and got the news about Michael passing....tears just rolled down my face and my husband looked at me differently when hearing that... we had no clue that Michael was fighting for his life and I felt it strongly without even knowing it was him, but my husband knew then that my feeling was real..

To all those who didn't care for Michael Why are u here? The question was "Do you remember where you were when Michael Jackson Died" Not your critical views of how you don't like him and how he looked or what he did with his life... To me you are just telling the rest of us what you wish you can do... so move on pizzitts!

Allison   June 26th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

I was getting ready to go to work. When I got there, I played Michael's music for the kids I teach and we talked about which song is our favorite. A few even sang them to me. Proof that his legacy spans over many generations.

Diane   June 26th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

Where was I when Michael died? I never will forget I was at vacation Bible School when one of the church member "yelled out" Michael Jackson is dead. I said, I don't belive that. Until this day June 26, 2010 I really think that Micheal is alive.

butterfly   June 26th, 2010 10:56 pm ET

@cris – why do I get this weird feeling that there "eyes" watching us from everywhere??? Thanks for the vds – they are certainly eye openers 😉

Denise RJ Brasil   June 26th, 2010 11:12 pm ET

Good night all

I thought you would like to know the homage to Michael Jackson in slum
visited and helped to turn at Favela Model, bringing better quality of life for its residents.
The MJ's dressing room was a poor shack, and he rested on a couch without any comfort.
Michael Jackson was so simple, gentle and humble in person.
The residents spent the day yesterday visiting lage where he was the King of Pop, all crying homesick.

Unfortunately I could not post the link so they could see the statue.

Part of the material that accompanies the video:

"Morro Santa Marta in Botafogo, South Zone of Rio, received on Saturday (26) the bronze statue of the singer Michael Jackson. The image drawn by cartoonist Ique was fixed on the slab where the pop star recorded part of the clip "They do not care about us" in 1996. The previous day, Friday (25), was a year that the King of Pop died.

The famous slab also won the singer a mosaic made by the artist Romero Britto."

"Pixie Dust "   June 26th, 2010 11:22 pm ET

butterfly,your comment to cris,quite to have a good sense of humor (Smiles) to you.

butterfly   June 27th, 2010 12:16 am ET

@Pixie Dust – hi and thank you! Life is far too enjoyable to be miserable! Much love and light to you 🙂

care bear   June 27th, 2010 12:41 am ET

Michael is not dead, he's alive. Return in Peace, Michael! 🙂

care bear   June 27th, 2010 12:58 am ET

Thanks for the clues @ Larry and Erms! 🙂

Marguerite   June 27th, 2010 1:07 am ET

cris- Thank you for the beautiful vids and the poem. Love to you my friend.

mjsalive   June 27th, 2010 5:27 am ET

I remember michael was in the closet giving it to me he said can you feel it.He had me going off the wall he made me wanna scream he said dont let go of my hand as he led me to the blood on the dance floor. i wanted him to give it to me on the floor he said your just another part of mei wanna make you scream this is it

hollyrock   June 27th, 2010 5:49 am ET

I was talking with my niece on the phone when we both saw on the news that something was wrong with Michael. We both immediately prayed in agreement that he would be alright and when he was'nt I just would'nt accept it. I was like GOD where are you and do you even care. Now one year later I often feel the same way and I'm realizing that the loss was so totally devastating to me that there is nothing I can do to fix it and so I find myself going back to the same GOD that I had prayed to to save Michael to now save me and whatever healing that comes to me will be totally dependant upon how much I let GOD in to help me. I pray I open the door wide.

MoonTalker   June 27th, 2010 6:47 am ET

I didn't watch TV the whole day, so I had no idea until I got home. I was told at about 6:00pm and turned on the TV. Then I immediately remembered a letter I sent him about 10 years ago that had some crass humor and other junk in it.

I went on rants about Madonna, Paula Abdul and M.C Scat Cat. I also told him I had a Beat It jacket, gave him career suggestions and other stuff; but basically my only goal was to give MJ a nasty case of the sillies. I think I succeeded in that I may have caused the dangling Blanket incident with the humor in my letter.

I even remember him mentioning it at the end of the Bashier interview where he mentioned my observation about how people should eat at the table with their families, and not in front of the TV and stuff. I could see throughout most of the final Bashier interview he was tryin' to keep from laughin' too.

I even remember Deepak Chopra mentioning it during the mausoleum service on Larry King Live when he said "that MJ was a mythological being". Something I said of him of in the letter.

I also remember some weird stuff around his death and trial with it. I can't stop thinking about it and I keep wantin' to talk about it.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   June 27th, 2010 7:54 am ET

@Cheryl Brittain-Tillemans June 25th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

Thank you for sharing your touching story about your son and Michael and sorry to hear of your son's passing. He was blessed to have known and had Michael in his life......a living angel.

God bless.

beth   June 27th, 2010 11:40 am ET

i was sitting down at home and my niece texted me and told me to say a prayer for the jackson family ,cause michael jackson had passed away ,and i didnt want to believe the text that i had gotten ,so i turned on the tv and it was all over the tv channels ,so i stayed there all day watching and in shock and very hurt ,that we had lost mj ,and on the one year that he died it feels like we lost him all over again ,and again i was glues to the tv all day remembering michael jackson ,i never meet him personally but it was like i did ,cause when he died it felt like i had lost a family member ,thats just how much i loved him and loved his music ,so rest in peace mj

Jan   June 27th, 2010 12:44 pm ET


Jan   June 27th, 2010 12:59 pm ET

stevie wonder pays tribute to MJ in UK:

Jan   June 27th, 2010 1:14 pm ET


Jan   June 27th, 2010 1:25 pm ET


The Rose - Formely, Loves Lives Forever   June 27th, 2010 2:00 pm ET

"Nothing can divide us from Michael,
Or sever the cords of love,
He is resting peacefully with Jesus,
In that beautiful home above."

Forever Loved

Cynthia   June 27th, 2010 2:51 pm ET

Thank you for remembering Michael. I feel that Jermain did a very good job, I just hope that LKL and CNN will listen to him and other family members. There's more to Michael's murder than just Dr. Murray making a mistake. It would be refreshing if a real investigative journalist would do a serious investigation of the families allegations. The media just ignores the family's concerns.

akshara   June 27th, 2010 3:24 pm ET

gosh..missing him terribly....

Yvonne Akers   June 27th, 2010 4:46 pm ET

Michael Jackson passed away one day before my 47th birthday. I have spent the past year reacquainting myself with his music and life work. What I found was a source of inspiration for me. I am a teacher. I had lost my desire to inspire the children I worked with every day. Michael taught me to value children again.

Michael loved to learn. He loved to read and visit bookstores. He created a large private library. I learned how knowledgeable he was about many areas of life. He observed everything around him, asked questions and spent hours reading and practicing what he had learned. Michael was not a shallow person who could just sing and dance. He studied how to become the best entertainer. I have heard him say many times if you want to become great at what you do study the master’s and then become greater than them.

I now use Michael Jackson's music and outlook on life in the classroom and I am watching a whole new generation of kids become fans!

Dirty Diana   June 27th, 2010 6:05 pm ET

I lit a candle at exactly 2:26pm, the time he was pronounced dead. After watching all the tributes and coverage on TV, it feels as though it happened yesterday. I love his die-hard fans like no others. Probably because he was like no other. There will never be another Michael Jackson. He was one of a kind and we were lucky to experience him and share the earth with him during our life time. He will be forever missed.

Lori - Justice for Michael   June 27th, 2010 6:26 pm ET

I was sure hoping to see more of the bloggers from back last year here this weekend. *sigh*

@The Informer....are you ever going to return?


lorene johnson   June 27th, 2010 6:33 pm ET

My name is Lorene Johnson, I am a 60 year old female and have off and on followed Michael's career...and have been a defender of any accusations made against him. Where were I when I heard of his passing...I was at Regency Bowling Lanes in Bakersfield, California.
I was in a state of shock. To the gentleman that told me that awful truth, I said, "you're mistaken, that can't be true, that's a lie". Needless to say life for me has not been the same . My granddaughter had years before had given me a picture of Michael, which I taped to my bathroom mirror, so, I looked at Michael everyday...and still do. My heart goes out to his family. I mourn his passing as part of my daily living. May God bless them and keep them safe.

Kate   June 27th, 2010 8:08 pm ET

I was in the car and I got a text message saying he died. I was shocked, I was thinking "What? Michael Jackson can't die, he's Michael Jackson!"
I love Michael Jackson.
He is truly missed, but I know he is in a better place.
The Greatest Entertainer That Ever Lived.

Justin Armistead   June 27th, 2010 9:19 pm ET

when i first heard michael jackson was dead i was in my room with my friend playing a videogame and i went into the kitchin and my mother friend told me that michael jackson was dead and i was so sad that day. i have watched the dangerous tour dvd and bad tour dvd and also This is it . and michael jackson wanted us to be all friends and believe in yourself and a loving,caring,kind person to be around. Michael always can make people laugh thanks

Winnifred   June 27th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

I remember that day quite vividly. I was at my hairstylist when the news came over the Television. i miss him so much, I still cry when I hear his music. i can just imagine what his family are going through everyday. I LOVE YOU MJ WITH ALL MY HEART.

Linda Slachta   June 27th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

I had just arrived to visit my mom and was enjoying a glass of wine and my brother-in-law arrived and told me about Michael. I actually shoved him back and said "no way!" in disbelief. I watched his videos on Youtube for days after. :((

Gopi   June 27th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

I was in hospital having my 2nd baby boy. He turned 1 on June 25th and loves to move when he hears music.

karla   June 27th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

when Michael died I was in a rehab in Palm Beach Florida. I got very sad and scared because Michael and I were addicted to the same medications. I've been clean for a year and two months now.
I hope after we see what happened to Michael, we all remember that drugs are bad. I wish he was a live

Lupita719   June 27th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

I was at home with my family. My husband had gotten home that morning from working a 12hr shift so he was asleep & my boys were playing oustide. I remember flipping through the channels when I came across the news about MJ. At first I didn't believe it & didn't want to believe it, so I decided to search the net, when I see all the postings about MJ. I run to our bedroom to quickly wake my husband up & tell him the news. I remember tears rolling down my face, he was out of it at first but real quick realized what I had said to him. He got up we turned our bedroom t.v on & sat there in silence. I will never forget the day we/everyone lost him. We love & miss you MJ. R.I.P

Uzo   June 27th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

I was at work when my colleague's husband called her, and I will always remember hearing, "WHAT? MICHAEL JACKSON'S DEAD!" Our office used to be quite dark with some fluorescents not working. My office was the only one well lit, but because of difficulty with my computer, I was at someone else's desk, just outside that colleague's office. In my memory, it is dark as night even though that doesn't make any sense because I was working. I stopped for a second, thought, "Fly away Michael, they can't touch you now," then, kept on working. I still refuse to think of him as dead. He is alive in one-third of my music catalogue. It only really hurts when I hear the ridiculous dance music that is out there today. Unlike other dance music producers, Michael knew that people can dance and think at the same time. I hope they release unreleased Michael Jackson songs soon.

JoeH   June 27th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

I was getting on a plane, still kind of sad that Farrah Faucett had died and Ed McMahon. The whole plane was talking about Michael. It was a shock. I called my brother to tell him and he started out by talking about Farrah. I told him about Michael and he told the whole grocery store in Hattiesburg, MS.

camika list   June 27th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Am from the Nassau,Bahamas. I was in the movies when my little brother called me on my cell and told me micheal was dead, i could'nt believe it. I start crying and saying micheal was dead,people were saying be quite i could'nt. My husband said take it easy i was pregnant with twin boys and any day about to give birth. I loved micheal from small my mother said from around a year and a half i used to dance to his music. We lost someone who made a differents in this world.

Sara   June 27th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

I can relate so much to the Jackson family. On this same day June 25, 2009, I received a call at 11:00am that my sister , Maria was being rushed to the hospital, because of her ex -boyfriend breaking into her home and setting her on fire. We were living the same pain, anguish and torture that the Jacksons were feeling, and still feeling. June 25th will be a day that the Jacksons and my family will be feeling the exact same way for always.. My sister never came out of the coma, and died Aug 8th. Never again did we see her smiling face. During her funeral service, the song that was being played was one of Michaels..."Gone to soon". Michael will always be remembered, as much as my sister.

Michelle   June 27th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

I was sitting in my car reading over my notes for a final exam. My husband called and told me but I didnt believe at first. Still sad even after a year..... MJ, you're still the greatest.

Justin Gentile   June 27th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

Jermaine you resented Michael. Michael Jackson make the Jackson 5 you resented your brother because he was"THE KING" ; Michael will remain the king of pop now and forever. There is only one master of music. Jermaine you never showed one sign of emotion for Michael yet my family and I shed tears for your brother the now and on the day of his passing. Don't ride his "coattails".


Tyler   June 27th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

I was at a nationals game with my friends. One of my friends took out his blackberry and told me he got an email from CNN saying mj was dead. Then I was like "what? No. That can't be true. He's so young. No way." I accepted the fact about 2 days later. It was hard to accept.

Julie   June 27th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

I just came home from work, my 23 yr old daughter said Michael Jackson died, i thought she was kidding. I was shocked. I believe he should be laid to rest at Neverland because it is all Michael, he should be laid to rest thier and everything should be put back the way it was when Michael lived thier, then it should be open to the public, just like Graceland is for Elvis.

Cynthia Edwards   June 27th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

I was at work. Working the circus when heard Micheal died.

narali   June 27th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

I suggest that everyone go to Youtube and take a look at Chris Brown's tribute to Michael at the BET Awards tonights. It was by far the best tribute I think I've seen yet. He had Michael's moves and style down to a T. He broke down at the end while performing "Man In the Mirror". It was very touching. He tried to sing but he couldn't because he was crying and so choked up, the whole crowd chimed in started to sing. You can tell that he really loved Michael and respected him. Thank you Chris Brown.

Mabel   June 27th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

I can't believe it has been a year already since Michael Jackson died. I still think of him and his music often. He is missed by so many and God keep those wonderful children under your wing as well as the entire Jackson Family.

Prayers to you all, be strong!

DANIEL LUND   June 27th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

WHAT ABOUT FARRAH FAWCETT? She has been gone for a year and nobody even remembers her except for a little blip "that her kids went to her grave." COME ON !!!! This GREAT LADY Demands more, DESERVES MORE !!! I know about "MJ" but give it a rest, MTV has it covered. We cannot forget individuals like her or we risk forget the really important things about the humanity that we all share. Whether Movie Star or Mutton Seller, President or Principal, Car Salesman or Career Soldier, etc. All of us, boy or girl, NEEDED and were afforded someone like a FARRAH FAWCETT –This isn't over it will go &on&on&on...

Patti   June 27th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

I was home getting ready to go on our annual vacation when I heard on CNN that Michael Jackson was rushed to the hospital. Soon after it was confirmed he passed away. The next morning we went to the Mount Washington Hotel in New Hampshire, That evening, we danced at the "Cave" at the hotel. The band took a break and put on "Michael Jackson" and there were more people on the floor during the break! It was magical, as we celebrated his life!

austin mckoy   June 27th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

when i first heared about michael jackson was died i was so shock . my hole life flash ahead of me. i just start 2 cry out my soul . michael will be remembered by what he did for every one. he was a great person.Michael will always be the king of pop. we can never say good bye 2 di king of pop. his songs woll always be with us and in us. no one will never forget Michael Jackson. R.I.P the king of pop Michael Jackson. we will all miss you. we will never say good bye 2 u. the song that i love for the king of pop was, hey pretty baby with the high heels on nd you are not alone.

lynn   June 27th, 2010 10:07 pm ET

I was at home and my husband told me. It was like the world stood still. It was almost incomprehensible that he was dead. I immediately thought about his children and how devastated they must be.

gee gee taylor   June 27th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

On they day Michael Jackson died I was on the "Oprah" "Cruise of a Life Time". Arriving back to my cabinet and turn on CNN and it was saying breaking News...Michael Jackson has been rushed to the hospital..then, I went to the BBC New and they were confirming that he had died. I went back to the Piano Bar and informed everyone there that Michael Jackson had died. No one could believed it. It put a damper on the entire night, the entire cruise as nice as it was. Some of us stay up the entire night watching CNN reporting the details of Michael passing.

What an Entertainter, a great human being with a wonderful spirit. He will lived on in the life of everyone through his music. Which has broken down racial barriers to give way to peace with his music. We loved him then and will love him until.....Much Peace and Love, gee gee taylor

Alexis (from Detroit, MI)   June 27th, 2010 10:11 pm ET

I worked the midnight shift at the hospital from 11p of 6/24 to 7a of 6/25. I got home between 7:55 and 8:00a that morning. I saw my husband off to work, checked msg's from my computer, read a little news, then went to sleep. I remember hearing my cellphone going off in my sleep, I checked it and seen it was a family member calling, decided I would call them when I awake. I was still sleeping when my husband came in from work. I felt him grab me by the hand, shook me a little, I popped my head up and he says to me "come with me". Me not knowing what's going on, still having sleep in my eyes, my husband lead me straight to my computer and when I saw the headlines "MICHAEL JACKSON 'King of Pop' DEAD. I screamed no no no no no OMG! no no no this can't be true, this can't be real, and cried like a baby. I'm 46 yrs old. My heart is still broken, one year later. 🙁

sandra krauch   June 27th, 2010 10:13 pm ET

Myself cannot believe that MJ is really gone .I also think of him everyday and feel sooo sad. I think MJ is a great entertainer person father all in all he was a great person I do not believe any of the rumors that were said ABOUT HIM it is a shame that people could not understand him and just leave him alone!Peace to all his family and his children and may God Bless all of you REST IN PEACE MJ GOD BLESS!

fromMorocco   June 27th, 2010 10:18 pm ET

I was in morocco, where I m from..was almost midnight when I read it on a news website..went to check cnn international...and could not believe it..I was still hoping I would find a way to go watch a concert in London.. the one time he came to Morocco, I made sure to get a glimpse of him..and I was lucky enough to see him real close!!
RIP MJ! you left an uncredible legacy that will remain forever..and we never doubted your morals..

kms   June 27th, 2010 10:24 pm ET

I had just landed at the LAX airport and my friend & mother were playing phone tag. he's dead, no hes in a comma, noe he had a heart attack...ok now he is dead. I then got on a plane to San Francisco and when i was on the shuttle bus, I announced to the people on the bus that Micheal Jackson had passed and then the driver, in disbelief, turned on the radio and then said in broken english "No, not Michael"

sada   June 27th, 2010 10:46 pm ET

Chris Brown's tribute to MJ at tonight's BET awards was by far the very BEST!! the entire choreography was awesome. 🙂

GO Chris Brown!!!

"Pixie Dust "   June 27th, 2010 10:54 pm ET

sada,thanks for sharing that with us,I bet it was awesome.I am sorry I missed it.(Smiles) to you.

liz   June 27th, 2010 11:04 pm ET

i was in my living room watching tv and the news came on saying mj has passed away i was in shock and still to this day cant belive he is they say god takes his special children for his special garden and mj was needed.we love you mj and always will.R.I.P MJ

terri   June 27th, 2010 11:24 pm ET

I was on a convention in Pennsylvania on my way out the door whenn I heard it on the news. All I could do was sit down thank GOD the bed was close by and shake my head in disbelief, Tears just seem to fill my eyes .MJ was just so awesome we love and miss you MJ

Alexis (from Detroit, MI)   June 27th, 2010 11:33 pm ET

Upon hearing the breaking news of MJ's death earlier that day, I went to work that night numbed and in total shock. Here it is 1 year later, I still find it hard to phathom Michael being gone, 4ever. I guess it's the forever part that gets me the most, never to see or hear from him again. 🙁

R.I.P my precious angel

@amanda: I lost my mother to cancer as well, she was 46, and passed away 2 days after her birthday, I was 19 myself at the time, so I truely feel your pain. GOD bless!

G.B. ADAMS   June 28th, 2010 12:03 am ET

Get a clue! We don't give a rats foot about Michael Jackson, Nicole Smith, etc. Find something real to talk about instead of wasting time on this junk fit only for Jerry Springer viewers & National Enquirer readers.

liuixgal12   June 28th, 2010 12:34 am ET

it was a nice night for me. at my house. until my mom call and told me about michael i didn't wanna believe i turn on the TV and there it was!I know and I can't blame the way Michael's kids feel.I lost my father too.but Michael. his was...was soooooooooooooo awsome my heart is still feeling the hurt and that the name of my poem i wrote for him "still Feeling the hurt." I know how hard it is to trust the way michael did i have only my Robert And itty-bitty the cat My BCF(Best cat friend) just like bubbles was to michael....I'm sorry but i have to go cry a little.

esperanzaholgin   June 28th, 2010 12:34 am ET

I'll never forget that date. I drove to Santa Barbara from L.A. to find the whereabouts of my father who'd died two years prior. I had not had contact of him for 35 years and went to Santa Barbara with my son to get his death certificate, visit his last residence, and learn of his death. Then we heard on the radio that Michael Jackson was dead. It was unreal, Michael Jackson, who? I'll never forget that day, we were just around the Neverland neighborhood, learning about my dead father.

Shannon   June 28th, 2010 12:36 am ET

I was at work and everyone was talking about it I said "he's not really dead- after everything he's been through it's staged and he' s just going to bow out and live a peaceful life somewhere else in cognito" I guess that was what I really wished for him. So talented and so tormented

Michelle Perry   June 28th, 2010 12:36 am ET

Being 9 months pregnant, I attended my last doctors visit and ended up being rushed in for an emergency c-setion. I, being all by self, gave birth to my amazing son, Spencer James. While in the recovery room with my husband finally at my side, I found out about the tragic passing of Mr. Michael Jackson 🙁

matilde   June 28th, 2010 12:39 am ET

I was in my summer class n since all my friends knew how much I loved him they all wanted to give me the news first b4 I saw it on tv...I wondered y everybody was calling me when they knew I would b in class....omg after class I finally answered a called n I dropped right infront on my class n broke down crying....I even prayed dat God will raise him from the still not over it...I loved him omg

mojmoj   June 28th, 2010 12:44 am ET

I was driving when I heard the horrible news on the radio, it just didn't sound real in my ears. I am still struck by it, how could this happen? How?

Jaguarundi21   June 28th, 2010 12:46 am ET

I was walking down the street in front of a Barnes & Noble on 66th and Broadway when I heard the terrible news that Michael Jackson had passed away from a phone call from a friend. I could not believe it. I then walked for the next 30 block or so until I got to my apartment at 100th street, most of the way in stunned silence. Occassionally I would speak with others along the way home when I stopped in my favorte muffin shop and other stores along the way. The response from everyone I spoke with was the same-everyone was shocked. By the time I got home, I knew that I did not want to turn the T.V. right away to CNN because I did not want to be reminded of his death–i couldn't deal with it at the time so, I went up to the Apollo Theater. There, I found hundreds of fans–all very nice and wonderful people. A peaceful and loving crowd. We were all there to remember Michael. We sang and danced to his music and we were were happy when we did this. There, in that context, Michael Jackson was very much ALIVE. I stayed there for as long as I could; for 3 hours. I finally returned home, turned on CNN, and there he was–dead. Michael Jackson was dead. It was reported all over the news media. It was the same as the loss of a very special friend. For the next few days, I went back to the Apollo where I could feel MJ's spirit through the fans who loved him so. I've also found comfort in listening to his songs and viewing him sing and dance on youtube many times thorughout the past year, whenever I was missing Michael Jackson. R.I.P Michael! Your spirit lives on! You will last forever. Tasks completed. Job well done!

Kenneth   June 28th, 2010 12:46 am ET

I remember where I was at when Michael Jackson passed on, I was in Iraq keeping this country safe while you people were blubbering like a bunch of babys. One of the men I severved with died just before that and nobody gave a @#$% about that! Just because so many men and women have died there doesn't mean that they do not deserve anything. The only person that has gotten this much publicity from the wars are Jessica Lynch and Pat Tillman, and they deserved alot more than Michael Jackson. They have both done so much more for this country and this " Idol ", and look at how much he has gotten. People beliefs, these days, are so messed up it makes me sick to my stomach. I agree that Michael Jackson was a great entertainer but what else has he done for this world, let alone this country. I believe that Michael Jackson deserves respect to an extent but not to the extent that the world is giving him. I do not mean any disrespect to the Jackson family or anyone else who loved him but this is just how I feel.

Dave   June 28th, 2010 12:46 am ET

I was on the little north fork of the COEUR D Alene river Fly fishing.. Got back into my car ,turned on the radio "michael jackson died" absolutely stunned ...

jim turk   June 28th, 2010 12:50 am ET

i grew up on mj! when i found out he died i was workin and it brought tears too my eyes. i'm a grown man and it botherd me. i have sense be getttin my 8 year old into it. god bless the family and i hope jermaine gets his wish. mike should rest at neveland. thank u.

alex eaton   June 28th, 2010 12:50 am ET

i was at summer camp.

Tatiana Davila   June 28th, 2010 12:53 am ET

I had just gotten home from summer school when i heard that my idol Michael Jackson had died . My mom had called me into her room and asked me if what she was witnessing on the news was true. I was in shock, in tears like you wouldn't believe, hoping that it was just a horrible nightmare, hoping that none of which was being said was true. I grew up listening to Michael, I had loved him since I was two years old. I will never forget that horrible day that the world lost an ICON. We will forever remember THE KING OF POP! He will be missed and in our hearts. Rest In Peace MICHAEL JACKSON!

jan dekenis   June 28th, 2010 1:05 am ET

I was finishing dinner in a local bistro in Paris when the waitress got a text that Michael had died. When she told us, at first I thought she got the wrong verb. But not so. Then I saw the other wait staff telling each other and their patrons. So there I was trying to digest this news along with many French diner all in shock. I guess you don't know if someone is immortal til they die and you realize they can. How I miss him and guessing what he would do next.

Louise, from Canada   June 28th, 2010 1:10 am ET

I was sitting down catching up on world events on TV, when the news of Michael's death broke out. I was in disbelief and a sudden overwhelming feeling of pain and sadness came over me. I sat and sobbed. It couldn't be true. I had been a fan for 40 years, through the thick & thin of things. I understood the goodness that Michael did and all the humanitarian work he did as well. It felt as if part of my own youth had been lost to. Part of my own heart had died.
I am lucky to have seen him in concert with his brothers, the J5, in 1972! I will treasure those memories.
As my heart still hurts from your loss, you will always remain the incredible singer, dancer, humanitarian, human being, the King of Pop!
May you be at peace! You will be sadly missed by so many. Thank you for giving us so much and more! Your legacy will live on! Miss you more!

Yanikee Rogers   June 28th, 2010 1:37 am ET

I was at home from work that afternoon when my brother comes in and told me that Michael Jackson had died. Then I changed the channel to watch the breaking news, and it was a complete state of shock to not only me but to the fans all over the world. I couldn't even speak when my thought says "What? MJ...dead? No, it can't be." I stayed up all night until 4 a.m. watching all his music videos just to celebrate his musical legacy. I couldn't believe that the King of Pop, one of my favorite greatest entertainers of all time, left this earth too soon.

Kathleen from Canad   June 28th, 2010 1:59 am ET

I remember where I was when I heard the news of Michael Jackson passing. I was at home listening the news on CNN and talking on the phone with my friend when the news flashed on tv that he was dead. My friend and I mentioned that there was a part of our teenage years that was gone. I was thinking that the world reacted the same way when Elvis Presley died. We has all the same sense of loss when he died that we had when we heard the news of Micheal passing last year. I hope that now he has find the peace he was searching for when he was alive.

kayleb baumgart   June 28th, 2010 3:20 am ET

i was in my tae kwon doe class we were practicing kicks and im 13 ive always liked micahel but alot of other kids make fun of him alot i heard this kid name robert going he he shamona im like why do you do that stupid kinda thing he says have you heard yet i said what he says micahel was dead and i said quit lying because other kids were always makeing jokes about him then are instructor came over robert brought up the subject and the instructor verifyed it i remember going home and watchin the news all night long to see the updates becuase to me he didnt seem like the type of person to die that early

Jamie   June 28th, 2010 3:31 am ET

At the cancer clinic, getting my last dose of chemotherapy. I didnt cry about the cancer, but i balled my eyes out, sitting hooked up to the IVs that MJ was dead..... RIP.

Sabina from Bulgaria   June 28th, 2010 3:32 am ET

I was at home when i heard the terrible news on the TV. I couldn't believe it. I was in shock. I didn't want to believe it. It was the most horrible day in my life. I'll never forget that day. Part of me died that day, too. I feel like i lost a family member. My heart is still broken. I live with the thought of him every day. R.I.P. sweet Michael! I'll never forget you!

MOBOLAJI SOLOMI   June 28th, 2010 3:52 am ET

I was at home when my brother sent me a text message" my boy MJ is hospitalized" I changed to my TV channel to CNN to confirm the reports. I even went online to confirm the reports as well.

Vicki Durzo Sparks, Nv.   June 28th, 2010 4:02 am ET

I woke up from a nap. Had the the words to finish a song I was working on,(lyrics) and melody. I turned on the TV and heard Micheal Jackson has died. I thought he helped me to write this song in his transition. It could have been sung by him, Jermaine, Usher or for that matter me...Vicki Durzo, It's a nice tune, maybe a few "touches Let me know , I would love for someone to help complete the song, The title is very appropo. Only a touch away....

Bliss   June 28th, 2010 4:10 am ET

I was at home cleaning the kitchen when I heard it on the radio. My brother was there and we both stopped what we were doing and I said it was'nt...could'nt be true. I only believed it when ABC confirmed the reports. It was surreal. I didn't accept it completely until I was watching his memorial service on my computer at work. I cried like my father/brother/friend/lover had died...Michael, the man, I obviously did not know well, but his spirit had always felt familiar to me and I've loved him since I was a little girl. I think that regardless of the mistakes he made in life, in death he should be remembered as a man who gaved so much of himself...he truly possessed a pure heart and so will live on forever in mines.

Larry's claire   June 28th, 2010 4:14 am ET

In these past days i have not felt the need to log onto to net. I felt i needed to think back and remember Michael in my own way. Its so hard to imagine life without him and there will always be a speical place in my heart. In this past year, there hasn't been a day gone by that i haven't thought about Michael and i think there never will be.
I am so glad that i got the chance to see and share in is passion for misic and dance, not only that, but to also see Michael for the man that he truely was.
Wherever you may be Michael, may you finally find the peace and love that you were searching for. God bless you.

michipato   June 28th, 2010 4:24 am ET

All this weekend marathon Michael Jackson.

Gina Greca   June 28th, 2010 4:29 am ET

Me & my daughter were in the lobby of a movie theatre when a young black guy said to his friend... Michael Jackson, "He's gone". It was odd how he laughed a little as he was talking about the death of someone!!! But this really shows how twisted people's minds became about Michael Jackson!!!!! I heard he was dead by this person but didn't really believe it!!!!! I was extremely shocked and felt like someone I knew had died! I wish I knew what Michael Jackson was before he passed away instead of after but that's the way it goes unfortunately. Because of the media's cruelty and how Michael was crucified by them I thought he was bad and a joke too!!! Now I know different and the truth. I think Michael should be honored in a huge way!!!!!

trudy   June 28th, 2010 4:44 am ET

I WAS AT WORK. I miss him .He was so good.I have most of his dvd and to watch them and just start crying to think what he went through with the media and seeing the phoneys out there saying how great he was while year ago he was damage goods. His lawyer tried to get them to help michael and they said that but yet go to his funeral and cried. I no he was killed but that will be put aside becouse of money. I hope his family well and I hope the media will show respect to HIS kids.Larry thank you for putting special for us. When are you going to have Aphrodite Jones on ? thank you

Gloria   June 28th, 2010 4:51 am ET

My mom and dad got divorced when I was seven and since that time I had always listened to Michael Jackson's music. My dad died on my first daughter's birthday. Michael Joseph Jackson died on my second daughter's birthday. My dad is the man who brought me the most pain in my life; Michael Jackson is the man who brought me the most healing in my life, and neither will ever know the magnitude of what they did in my life.
A year ago, I was getting ready to go to work then have a family party for my daughter...instead I took my daughter to the mall and explained how much Michael Jackson's music helped me...and we cried together. A year later (today) I'm happy remembering Michael Joseph Jackson everyday as I look at my new grandson, Michael Joseph.

Lori - Justice for Michael   June 28th, 2010 4:57 am ET

We've just spent the weekend remembering Michael and commemorating the anniversary of his passing. It hardly seems as if a year could have gone by already. At times, with all the media coverage of his death, it hardly seemed that he could be gone, but, sadly he was. To this day, there are still more questions than answers, and we still await a trial and justice. Last year at this time we were all in shock and even though we have had a year to process our grief, this weekend was still difficult, the pain of loss still sharp. The reality of his absence more concrete. He was and is a legend. His memory will be forever in our hearts.


simone   June 28th, 2010 5:30 am ET

i just woke up and it felt like nobody in germany knew it yet (i'm from germany) and, my mum was sitting there in front of the tv, watching CNN, crying while screaming at me that michael was dead. That day i had do do my tests for graduation and i felt like i couldn't do and my friends were completely shocked because michael was this one person who brought everyone together with his music. Us Teenagers, our Parents, our Neighbours and Grandparents...just everyone.

Margarita Ogarkova   June 28th, 2010 6:19 am ET

It was a year ago, I just arrived to Vienna, one of my favorite cities, I'm airhostess, beautiful early morning ... in the bus from airport and there was Michael's song on the radio, and then presenter talking in Austrian language about Michael, someone is trying to translate.. Michael is in a very bad condition ore dead... I can't believe that... no no! that's mistake! can't be... I put on CNN in hotel and the horrible news is confirmed. I was crying whole day, walking around in beautiful Vienna., happy to see friend, smiling through tears, I was in London 3 days later, Michael's memorial, many people, flowers, ... I was crying for the next 2 weeks.. Today is my birthday and I'm crying again, but I'm happy, he was and remains the biggest inspiration in my life, he is like a family member, now my younger sister knows all his songs and learning dancing moonwalk 🙂 I am who I'm now because of him largely. And finally people have heard his message, understood him and I believe his spirit is alive and stronger ever. Enjoy listening his song and let them to inspire you too. RIP Michael and thank you..

T. Murphy Socree from Liberia   June 28th, 2010 6:37 am ET

Larry, I was sitting right before my computer at my internet cafe in barnersville Estate. I was actually browsing the net, suddenly there was a pop up breaking news on CNN that the King of Pop had been taking to the hospital. I immediately called my Boss and told him to turn on his television and tune to CNN, I also did the same. Wow............. there he was been transported from one destination to another, in fact it was CNN that broke the news of his death, because CNN online came out with that before any news outlet. It pains me so bad to see him died. Rest in peace Michael, rest in peace

Carole Young   June 28th, 2010 6:44 am ET

I didn't hear until very early the next morning when i was on my way to the gym and a friend called and said Michael had died ,i did not believe it , the gym was forgotten and i went to the tv and saw that it was true , i have cried every day since he left us i feel that my heart is broken.


Michael , i dropped a tear in the ocean the day you find it is the day that i will stop missing you !!!

Hande Kurt from Turkey   June 28th, 2010 7:20 am ET

On the 25th June,2009 at 12.00 pm – local time of my country – I was sleeping but waken up with a call ring by my cousin.She said " I know u r sleeping but I have to say this to you; Michael Jackson is dead." I was shocked, really shocked.I woke up but stayed sitting in bed with blank eyes.Then I ran to the TV and turned it on.Yes, it was CNN, where I first watched the breaking news that broke my heart and soul.Michael was lying there with a white sheet covering him up.I couldn't believe my eyes, I was like I was in a ridiculous nightmare.How could that be possible?How could someone steal my childhood?How could these disgusting people take my hero away from me, from everyone, even from his family, his kids?

Since then world has stopped turning and life's been much harder than it was before.Since that awful day, I've been crying every passing day.Michael is in my mind,my soul and my heart, I think of you everyday, every hour, every minute...How's gonna be like without you by our sides?Yes it's been a year but isn't that enough?Will it always be like this?

If someone comes and says to me that this had never happened and that u r alive.You know what Michael; this world's gonna turn again and life's gonna be wonderful,incredible...

I miss you Michael, I miss you so much.I love you, I really do, from the bottom of my heart.

Rest In Peace...


Maria from Sweden   June 28th, 2010 7:27 am ET

I was home and i just wake up morning and i hear, that Michael jackson has died and i just could believe that he was dead:(
i just begin to shake and i was so shock all day long and i cry so much , I i just feel that day my life was over m.m:( i can ´t describe with word i feel that day....

it´s hard

Maria from Sweden   June 28th, 2010 7:28 am ET


Jessie from Auckland, NZ   June 28th, 2010 7:28 am ET

@ All

Thank you for all the beautiful and wonderful tributes for Michael and his Family. God bless you all.

Peace and Love To Everyone!

Abdulkadir   June 28th, 2010 7:29 am ET

Angel can't live on earth,

Thank you for trying Michael.

genny tadesse   June 28th, 2010 7:51 am ET

Michael...we will never ever be able to accept the fact you have left us hanging...crying and hurting...and to think it is already a year gone by and you are still not here with us.
Well, the tears just won't dry up no matter how long you decide to stay gone.
Don't you know MIke...this world is not the same without your gentle soul
walking around in it.???
..Why did you leave us then and gone straight into our hearts to take permanent possession of it ....for eternity. is because, you wanted to be closer to us..where we actually can commune with you and feel you....'cause you love us and we love you....and nothing can ever change that. Ever!!
Forever in love with you dear MIchael...sweet angel...

genny tadesse   June 28th, 2010 7:53 am ET

Michael...we will never ever be able to accept the fact you have left us hanging...crying and hurting...and to think it is already a year gone by and you are still not here with us.
Well, the tears just won't dry up no matter how long you decide to stay gone.
Don't you know MIke...this world is not the same without your gentle soul
walking around in it.???
..Why did you leave us then and gone straight into our hearts to take permanent possession of it ....for eternity. is because, you wanted to be closer to us..where we actually can commune with you and feel you....'cause you love us and we love you....and nothing can ever change that. Ever!!
Forever in love with you dear MIchael...sweet angel...stay in peace!!!

Knox   June 28th, 2010 11:05 am ET

My question is, are we going to keep paying tribute to his death for several days each and every year on the anniversary, tying up so many television stations? It's almost like another Elvis event. Michael was no better person than anyone else in this world, not near as good and decent as some, and enough is enough, already.

raffi   June 28th, 2010 11:17 am ET

i remember really clear what i was doing on the very sad day. i had just got home from school and was talking to my older son from AZ. he was asking me how i felt about the passing of Michael Jackson, and i told him to stop playing around that it was not funny! he said, "Mama i am not joking around it has been on the t.v. all day. where have you been?" i ran in the house on turned on the computer to see the story was real. it was all over the screen!!! i sat there in front of the computer with a freezen look on my face and then started to cry. it was such a sad day and to make it more sad i had to see also that my favorite actress died too. Farah!!

Shirley   June 28th, 2010 11:24 am ET

On June 25, 2009, I was on my way home from work when I heard the sad news that Michael had died. For the rest of that day and one year later can not believe that he is gone. Michael Jackson and his family will forever live in the lives of people all around the world.
My thouths and prayers are with the family and may Michael rest in peace.

resident of Arizona   June 28th, 2010 11:27 am ET

I was at home with my little one and the minute I turned on the news. I heard that Farrah Fawcett had passed on but a few minutes later a startling news about Michael Jackson being rushed to the Hospital was unimaginable because he was very heatlhy as I thought he would be.When the news confirmed that he passed on was the worst feeling I ever had. Michael was an amazing man who did alot for the world, I loved his music and his incredible dances and He will never be forgotten. Those people should have been his friend and where were they at when he needed us. Today, I still cant believe the year has passed so fast and it did feel like yesturday. May Jesus be with the Jackson family and help them to stay strong.

theresa   June 28th, 2010 11:45 am ET

I was sitting in the same spot 1 year ago when I heard about Micheal Jackson. Unfortunatley my granddaughter whom we raise was sitting with me. She new what was being said and she also could understand everything about the whole coverage on M J. she was only 5 yrs old at that time. I probably shouldn't be saying this but she said to me how could somebody kill a man like Micheal Jackson. My granddaughter was horrified about the whole thing and still cries.Larry KIng. if you read this please let the Jackson family know we feel a great as they do. Micheal Jackson was the kindest most giving human being on the planet, at least that's how we feel.thank you so much Jackson family for speaking out. keep M Js kids well.WE LOVE THE jACKSONS LIKE FAMILY. PERSONALLY i DON'T REMEMBER LIFE WITHOUT MICHEAL JACKSON. THANK YOU

Candy   June 28th, 2010 11:46 am ET

I hope your treatments have resulted in a successful outcome. Be well.

theresa   June 28th, 2010 11:48 am ET

I was sitting in the same spot 1 year ago when I heard about Micheal Jackson. Unfortunatley my granddaughter whom we raise was sitting with me. She new what was being said and she also could understand everything about the whole coverage on M J. she was only 5 yrs old at that time. I probably shouldn't be saying this but she said to me how could somebody kill a man like Micheal Jackson. My granddaughter was horrified about the whole thing and still cries.Larry KIng. if you read this please let the Jackson family know we feel a great loss as they do. Micheal Jackson was the kindest most giving human being on the planet, at least that's how we feel.thank you so much Jackson family for speaking out. keep M Js kids well.WE LOVE THE jACKSONS LIKE FAMILY. PERSONALLY i DON'T REMEMBER LIFE WITHOUT MICHEAL JACKSON. THANK YOU

Snuggy   June 28th, 2010 12:59 pm ET

@ Lori – Justice for Michael

I feel the same as you. I came on here looking for old bloggers on this anniversary so we could reminisce in the name of Michael. But I think it just got too negative on here for a lot of us and it shouldn't have. There should never be negativity amongst people who love Michael because he was the premier expression of pure, innocent and unconditional no other. We have never seen the likes of Michael Jackson in this lifetime and we may never again.

Thank you God fo Michael...and bless his soul with all the riches of heaven and earth. The world has lost a luminary.

We love you forever Michael. You live in us.

The Rose   June 28th, 2010 1:19 pm ET

@ Kenneth –

First off I would like to say Thank You for your sacrifice and for all those who have lost their lives in the pursuit of freedom.

When you say Michael has done nothing for the world let alone his country I would say respectfully to you, learn about the man. Read what is available to you via the internet, learn about his charity work, his many causes and his over the top generosity. During his lifetime he had given away more than 300 MILLION dollars of his money and going forward his will states that 20% of his estate will go to his 39 charities. The people who mourn for him, including myself, are not blubbering babies, we mourn for him because his time on this earth was spent talking and singing about love, harmony, peace and healing the planet. He was all about love and even after forty years he was still authentic, sincere and still holding true to his convictions. He gave us hope both through his songs and his humanitarian efforts.

His work with underprivileged children, children affected by disasters, his unannounced visits to hospitals/orphanages and his true passion about the innocence of children and how they can positively impact our lives like they did his, all show his charitable heart. He positively affected this earth and countless numbers of people and I will admire him forever because he opened his wallet, his home and his heart and gave the children of the world a sense of self worth.

The outpouring of grief and love for him is astounding and long overdue, we have all been affected by his originality, creativity and amazing body of work. I think that people love him so much because he was treated so badly and that's the tragedy of it all. His strength through all the hardships that life threw his way amaze and inspire me. He handled himself with dignity and grace and always had a smile on his face.

He may not of stood with a rifle on guard for us but he shared with the world his God-given talent and gave us a lifetime of his heart.

For different reasons the both of you are admirable men. One stands on the wall to protect us from the evil doers and the other one gave us hope for a better tomorrow.

"If a man is honest with others and with himself...
If he receives gratefully and gives quietly...
If he is gentle enough to feel and strong enough to show his feelings...
If he is slow to see the faults of others but quick to discover their goodness...
If he is cheerful in difficult times and modest in success...
If he does his best to be true to his beliefs...
Then he is truly an admirable man."
As you were Michael Jackson

What a legacy, he will never ever be forgotten.

annaLisa Chavez   June 28th, 2010 2:57 pm ET

I was sitting in a sound booth at my church during Vacation Bible School. There were 2 flat screen TVs and we were watching CNN when we first heard.... I had never really been into MJ until then.... On that day I watched probably every music video he had ever made... His legend will never die.....!!!!!

LoveConquersAll   June 28th, 2010 3:49 pm ET

We must plant a seed of L.O.V.E and watch it grow...for us, for the world around us, and especially for Michael.

Blessings to ALL !!!

Katie from Brazil   June 28th, 2010 4:45 pm ET

It is just so hard to believe it has been one year past.
Thanks Larry and Cnn for the tribute to Micheal Jackson.
Michael united the world beyond limits, he had no boundries. Michael broke barriers and opened many doors. He was a teacher, a visionary, a genuis. But most of all he was a great Dad.
I miss you Michael with all my heart. You were my inspiration from childhood on.
We will continue to keep your dream alive of Healng this world and saving it for our children.

Lori - Justice for Michael   June 28th, 2010 5:47 pm ET

@Snuggy–so good to see you back, even if it is only for a bit. I was really, really surprised to see so few comments from the original LKL bloggers since so many of us consistently blogged for months and months. I was really hoping to touch base with everyone again and find out now they were coping now that a year has passed and the possibility of a trial is on the horizon.

Take care, Snuggy. Hopefully we will still see everyone on the LKL bloggy from time to time. 🙂


"Pixie Dust "   June 28th, 2010 6:48 pm ET

Cacecius Pettiford, Thanks for sharing the link to , Michael Jackson tribute.It was awesome,(Smiles) to you.

ANGELA   June 28th, 2010 7:00 pm ET

Larry i was at home watching music videos .When the telephone rang i picked it up my girlfriend said are u sitting down no well sit down girl why just said on TMZ that Michael died, i replied Michael who? Michael Jackson so i turned to CNN and they were reporting that he was being rushed to the hospital.I started crying i could not believe it. Larry to this day it seems so unreal.I still telling myself i do not wanna to believe this,I have so much love for Michael Jackson the person,the artist,the man,There will never in any of our lifetimes be another MICHAEL JACKSON!

Lynn   June 28th, 2010 7:50 pm ET

I was at work in my salon when a customer came in to tan. She asked me if I heard the news and I said what news? She told me Michael Jackson had died. Atr first I was in shock and just stared at her blankly. The rest of the evening as it started to sink in, a profoud sadness came over me and I was like on auto pilot. I dont even remember the rest of the day. The next day, I started to try to gather something that made sense about his death. A year later, I'm still trying. Thats when I discovered this blog. It has been so helpful to come here and chat sometimes with people who cared as much for MJ as I did, still do and always will. I cant believe that an entire year has passed and his death is still as senseless as it was. That there are no more answers now that there was a year ago. only more questions. I miss him so much and June 25th last year, the world lost one of the most amazing humans that ever was. RIP MIchael, I miss you.

mjj4everand4life   June 28th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

I was at home and received at least 20 texts from all my friends letting me know what happened. Originally, I just thought he had chest pains because he had been takin in quite a bit for chest pains. I NEVER thought he was going to die. Michael is my inspiration and I honor him every day listening to all his music ( I have every song released). The thing that I most loved about Michael was his worldly messaage , his infectious smile and loving personality. He cared so much for life. He is truly my Hero! I have 2 tattoos of him so he will be with me always. At least he is at peace and watching over his children. I miss u Michael.

Lucilleq   June 28th, 2010 10:20 pm ET

I was at work when a friend called me, I did not believe it and my Father was in the hospital dying. I went to the hospital that night and watched all the coverage and I played for my Dad "Smile" and told him what happened to Michael, I don't know if he heard me, but I cry all the time. My Dad passed away July 10th, so I think of both of them together, I think my Dad is up in heaven dancing with Michael, and I am just so sad, I watch every coverage on Michael, my TIVO records anything and everything about Michael. There is not much I don't know about Michael. I love Michael and I do miss him oh so much. I just think when I go I will see him and my Mom and Dad in heaven. My dream was to see Michael in person, but now that will never happen. He was the most pure, genuine person I know, and like Tito said "My brother was the baddest boy who ever held a microphone, that boy was bad" I don't think of myself as just a fan, he was much more to me, he is part of my everyday life. Such a tragedy that we lost Michael, and someone needs to pay, and hopefully like Jermaine said he knows who did this to Michael and we will find out.

Diane   June 28th, 2010 10:35 pm ET

Thanks to the horrible job the media did at the time, half of the world still thinks Michael was a child abuser. I wish Larry would address this and clear Michael's name once and for all. Michael won't rest in peace until everyone knows the truth about the two grifter families who are really responsible for his death. Much of the world did not follow these bogus cases closely and just assumed Michael was guilty. But with a little research it's easy to see he was completely innocent. These families had a history of welfare fraud and extortion. We have a responsibility to spread the truth so that he may gain his rightful place in as the world's greatest entertainer and philanthropist with nothing clouding his great gift to the world.

Vitoria   June 28th, 2010 11:42 pm ET

Michael you were the best ,you are the best and you will forever
be the best ,you will forever live on our hearts and forgive the crazy
malicious media and money hungry people that made your life so miserable and mistaken your genuine kindness for malicious lies .
you will live through your beautiful musics and by your beautiful and
well brought up children !

MAYRA GARCIA   June 29th, 2010 12:45 am ET

i was flaying back to mass.when i saw the news in the plane,i thought that day everything about Michael was a mistake or someone trying to making a bad joke,but when i arrive that horrible day,when i saw my family the firt thing they told me was (Mom do you know who died today,was Michael Jackson he suffer a cardiac arrest)was a tragedy,inside me that they i was prayer(god please this is a bad dream,please tomorow i going to wake up and he going to be alive) but larry im still crying for Michael jackson he wasthe most humanitarian person a the most extraordinary person,father and entertainmen,,,He's music and legacy it's for ever.GOD bless you Larry for be there and that show whit jarmaine,God bless Jarmaine,and god bless the Jackson FamilyGod bless Prince,Paris and Blanket for ever and I send my Blessing too!!! The one and only KING OF POP,I love you Mike for ever.

Kat   June 29th, 2010 7:51 am ET

@ All

Please sign and pass on

w w w .thepetitionsite dot com /23/ michael-jackson-justice-media-lies-corrected /827277764 /taf

Please remove all spaces and replace the "dot "

Thank You !

Maria Copelli   June 29th, 2010 12:29 pm ET

Diane! I appreciated your nice ,comment.And yes you are right ,Michaels name needs to be cleared .And I would have hoped with the release of some of the F.B.I.A FILES LAST YR ,THIS would have helped tremendously! But sad to say there is a lot of work that needs to be done.I feel there was never enough focus on Michaels good heartedness,and generoristy! The media has poisoned the minds of a few people ,and thus the Lies continue. What can we do,as individuals ?
I say we make requests ,that shows Like Larry Kings and Geraldos ,bring the truth to light! Have Charles Thomson on ,Geraldine Hughes,Mr .Wagener.....Clearly THIS IS IT! And clearly This is the Time! thank you so much ,Love MariaC.

Maria Copelli   June 29th, 2010 3:56 pm ET

Snuggy,your comment was deeply appreciated! I dont know how we can say we Love Miichael ,and then Turn around and be mean to each other ,and his family? It is imperfection ,some might say ,but i feel we can all improve ,cant we? Love Maria C.

babycarie   June 29th, 2010 5:00 pm ET

Being a fan of Michael does not mean one has to be a fan of his family...I loved Michael but was never a fan of the rest other than Janet, so for those who feel some warped sense of loyalty to the family because they are a fan of Michael, more power to you...but do not assume we all feel that sense of extended loyalty. The family was not the support system they portray now, and they were not a close knit unit...and that is truth. They are a business institution and are out for their own self interests, which now seems to be making money off Michael's death.
Rest in peace are in a much better place.

"Pixie Dust "   June 29th, 2010 5:33 pm ET

michipato,thank you kindly for sharing the video with us all .It was absolutely beautiful (Smiles) to you.

URmylife   June 29th, 2010 8:27 pm ET

It was already June 26 in Beijing, filled with the rolling news from CNN, that cold summer day...

He is the one who has that cute smile, that gentle voice – that breathless tremor, that genius mind, that magical move, that beautiful eyes, that compelling passion, and that Peter Pan's heart... EVERYTHING I'M LOOKING FOR I SEEM TO FIND.

He's been painting the world with his gift and love...

One year, as Jermaine said: think about him every day, feel him somewhere.

Michael, you did it – you are making that change to the crazy world, and we'll continue! And you have what you want most – love! God bless you!


sunshine62058   June 29th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

I was at home laying down and I decided to check facebook from my phone and read some of my facebook friends status'. Alot of them read things like "RIP MJ" and so forth. So I decided to turn to my only real reliable source of world news CNN. And the headline was reading Michael Jackson has been taken to the hospital. Not to long after that news came back that Michael Jackson, the King of Pop had died. I think I was in shock and really hurt to think the world had lose such an amazing talent! Such an amazing person! I felt this pain like I had lost a family member. Then I felt hurt because the so many people had beat him up in the tabloids and news, that I really just wanted it not to be true. I was able to hold up until I was watching the tribute ceramony. During that I just broke down. Michael was a treasure in this world and the world lost a jewel in the King of Pop. Even a year later it's hard to believe but we still have his music. And I still thank God for blessing Michael Jackson with that talent and sharing him with the world.

Dan   June 29th, 2010 10:25 pm ET

Yes I remember where I was... in a state of shock just like I am today! It's been an entire year and it fells like it just happened yesterday! I don't understand why I can't come to grips with it. I feel like their should be more I can do than just cry and vent my frustrations out on sites and blogs like this. Like there's some magical way he can be brought back but I just don't know what it is....... but he can't! you feel like you ought to be able to do something... something to bring him back, something to fill this enormous hole. But I guess it's not, It's just another one of life's bitter ass pills that nobody asked for but we all have to take. God! life is great. but man!! Sometime it can just be so unfair! I love you soo much Michael with tears in my eyes I swear I will never let the name Michael Joesph Jackson be forgotten. When I have my kids they will know Michael Jackson before they break the womb!! LONG LIVE THE KING!!!

Agnes Muhoja   July 3rd, 2010 3:05 pm ET

You asked if we remember where we were when
Micheal Jackson dead?

I was asleep in my bed. I had a dream thaat something bad has happend to MJ, put on the Tv. as if someone was talk to me l work up, and put on the tv as my dream syed to me there l read that MJ is dead. I could#t belive my eyes or my dream, but it was true. I keep on telling my friends about that dream but no one belives me. I belive in me and thats my story

Suzan   July 4th, 2010 12:22 pm ET

I was at the Treasure Ship restaurant in Panama City, Florida when it first the news. Although the news was speculating death, it took a while before they finally confirmed it. They had an old big screen TV set up and we sat and watch it as we ate. We were all stunned. The servers could hardly work due to wanting to watch it also. The next day on the way home to Tennessee, the radio stations were playing his music all day. It was so sad, I just wanted to hurry home to watch the news on TV. I went to MJ's concert in Knoxville Tennessee at Neyland Stadium in the late 80's. He was awesome. No doubt the best concert ever. We just returned home from Panama City yesterday and the Treasure Ship had burned down in April. What another tragedy!

butterflies   July 5th, 2010 10:31 pm ET

I had just left from work, was traveling on the train in Los
Angeles, when my sister called and told me that Michael had a heart attack. Moments later the passenger in front of me yelled out that Michael had died. I did not want to believe it. As soon as I got to my car, I turned on CNN. Michael's death had not been confirmed. I quickly drove to my parent's home. As I walked in the door, the media had announced that Michael had passed. I cried all eveing. That next morning, I went to Hollywood to visit Michael's star. I still think about him everyday.

HOLLYROCK   July 11th, 2010 1:15 pm ET


mary jackson   August 15th, 2010 12:03 pm ET

To Michael Jackson I love I miss you so much may God bless you I will all ways love

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