let me first begin by saying how much my heart is broken. I was raised on the music that was Michael Jackson. He has had a profound influence on my life along with Jimi Hendrix, Prince, and so many other great artists in music. I along with many other devoted fans have always aspired to be like him and blasted his music in my house and danced around like i knew what I was doing lol but his music seems to have a strange power over people, from young children to grown adults.
His energy on stage was almost divine and so magnetic, it pulled you in with the every dance step he took and he looked as if he was glowing. I first came to know of him when I was 4 years old, watching the smooth criminal movie and from that moment on I was hooked! He has made some of the most entertaining music and music movies and has greatly influnced many young artists over the years and his music is the most saught after for sampling.
I have so much respect for this man and love him with all my heart as many do. I first found about his passing when i was at my friend Champagnes house and when she told me, my heart dropped and i was in shock. Reports were swirling around that he was dead but i refused to believe it until she confirmed it online from TMZ news. Then I began to cry and shake. Even now typing this i am still in shock and can't believe it. But to me he will always live on Forever...
Here was what some celebs had to say about the loss of the King of Pop:
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz: Tmz please be wrong. Everyone have hope.
Star Jones: Death comes to all. But great achievements build a monument." He IS and WAS the greatest entertainer of all times...Peace to you brother.
John Mayer: I think we'll mourn his loss as well as the loss of ourselves as children listening to Thriller on the record player. Dazed in the studio. A major strand of our cultural DNA has left us. RIP MJ.
Lindsay Lohan: NO OMG ... sending my love and prayers out to Michael and his family ... i feel sick..
Marlon Wayans: My prayers, my love, my heart goes out to michael jackson and the entire jackson family. I pray so hard for them. I'm crushed! Please pray.
Pete Wentz: Prayers and thoughts with michael jackson ... I haven't hope in so long that news isn't true.
Kelly Rowland: Michael you left such a legacy on this earth, have touched SO MANY!!! We thank you for such a driving inspiration in music & our lives!! This has got to be one of the saddest days in music history!! Michael Rest In Peace! WE miss you!
Shanna Moakler: The hard thing about getting older is watching all those who inspired you pass, love to the jackson family.
Perez Hilton: It's days like this that put it all into perspective. If you're reading this right now, you are blessed to be alive. Hug your family.
Shaquille ONeal: aaaaaaaaaaaaaagh dam dam dam
Ludacris: If it were not for Micheal Jackson I would not be where or who I am today.His Music and Legacy will live on Forever.Prayers to the famR.I.P.Star Jones: Death comes to all. But great achievements build a monument." He IS and WAS the greatest entertainer of all times...Peace to you brother.
Sara Bareilles: I'm sad that Michael Jackson died. And Farrah. What a weird day. I'm going to eat cheese and watch CNN. Sniff.
Michelle Williams, formerly of Destiny's Child: I am absolutely stunned as every1 around the world is....
Heidi Montag: The world has suffered a GREAT loss today Michael Jackson my thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and fans God bless God rest his soul he will live on forever! life is so short enjoy every second God gives you!
Questlove, The Roots: Im am devastated over this but we all have memories. i just hope that he will get due justice in all the press memorials and whatnot. i know he was mired in controversy the last decade of his life but i think its time we let him rest in peace and learn to separate the ART and the ARTIST. --that is the MJ i will forever remember.
Solange: My fifth birthday party was M.J. themed, I insisted.My mother found a lookalike to come sing happy birthday and I KNEW he wasn't MY Michael Thank you Michael Jackson for being my FIRST of many! My mother took me to my FIRST concert, I was only two years old. I fell in love.
Denise Richards: this is just so sad !! I can't believe it! Shocking ..Ice T: Rest In Peace Mike. People can say what they want but you were 100% original. WE will always love , miss & remember your GREATNESS.
Wyclef Jean "music god. he made me believe that all things are possible and through positive music he will live forever."
Ashton Kutcher: I plea to the press to respect his wishes of maintaining the anonymity of his children. Rip Sending love and light to family and friend but especially his kids.
Kirstie Alley: Don't know what to say...so I will say I am so sorry for his family either way... What a horrible way to find these things out...sorry
Jordin Sparks: Omg I'm bawling right now.
JC Chasez, in a statement to Us: "Words can't begin to describe my sadness for the loss of Michael Jackson. I was honored and humbled to have the opportunity to perform with him several times and he had a profound influence on my career. Michael forever changed the world of music and entertainment and I will always remember him for his kind and sweet spirit.
"Danny Masterson: Im very sad that the possibility of a jackson 5 reunion is unwinding b4 my eyes...... Tip ur 40s. See you next time around little michael.:-(Cary Hart: Man, terrible day. Farra, and jackson in one day. Terrible.
Nicky Hilton: Praying for the Jackson familyMark Hoppus: first album i ever bought was thriller. with birthday money. on cassette. for my brand new sony walkman. truth. rest in peace.
Travis Barker: I'm speechless, WTF?
Diablo Cody: We just cued up "Wanna Be Starting Something" in the office. What a great song. RIP.Katy Perry: Oh my God.
Martha Stewart: i am waiting to see if the rumors are true about michael jackson if he has indeed died i am very sorry i am also very saddened about FF
Michael Joseph Jackson: A man, A LEGEND
Sun Rise: August 29th,1958
Sun Set: June 25th,2009