June 30th, 2009
08:23 PM ET
soundoff (122 Responses)
  1. Carla

    Anderson Cooper and his fellow media coherts keep FALSELY calling Michael's tour a "comeback" tour. The fact is it was to be his FAREWELL tour!!!!!! Listen to Michael's last words regarding the tour! Michael called the tour his "This Is It" tour.....he said it was to be his finale. Furthermore, he purposely set it up at one location for the people to come to him!!! Michael was NOT going to travel around to 50 different locations! Therefore, he would have been able to handle that number of performances with less travel stress!

    Anderson and CNN need to stop spreading lies and providing a media platform for people who didn't even know him! Enough is enough!

    July 1, 2009 at 7:49 am |
  2. brook-lynn

    I know they are absolutely heart broken as I am. I know two people that was in Remember The Time video. They was so excited about dancing with micheal, They told everbody and nobody believed it until they seen them in the video. Everybody admired them after that. Lets all pray for the stregnth of his family and stop putting him down. He was a great man and made many great contributions to us all through his music! R.I.P Michael, I will always love him til my dying day..

    July 1, 2009 at 7:31 am |
  3. linda page

    we all will miss him in life and death micheal jackson in heaven singing songs for god now please don't judge him . he shall stand before god and be judge on judgement day love peace joy faith and hope for his love one left with grace amen heavenlylady59

    July 1, 2009 at 4:06 am |
  4. Vee

    I am still stunned by his death. I as a fan, loved him too. I remember seeing him on Ed Sullivan and all other shows when he started. I feel that God took him home so no one would hurt him anymore, It was his time to go home. There were so many people {media and tabloids] that were so ugly to him. These are the cockroaches of the world. The inmates that paid tribute to Michael, have more class and dignity than the tabloids and the media. The cockroaches know who they are.
    To Joe Jackson, you have remained in the background all these years, PLEASE REMAIN THERE. Do not hurt and embarass Michael and his lovely children and the rest of your family.
    For Michael, you were always mesmerizing and you still are every time I watch you perform. I love you MIchael.. You are in a better place than we are in. I will keep your children in my prayers. Have your peace and rest now. You will be your children's guardian angel.

    July 1, 2009 at 3:57 am |
  5. Robin

    I always loved MICHAEL even though I am the same age with JERMAINE. MICHAEL is very special. Everyone of us has flaws so please just be thankful that JOE JACKSON was one of the reasons we had MICHAEL in the first place. The young lady who married MARLON graduated with me. When I was a teen I used to dream of marring MICHAEL JACKSON. I love you MICHAEL, get your rest.

    July 1, 2009 at 3:30 am |
  6. Cherise

    The ignorance of your audience never ceases to amaze me. "I grew up in the 80s when there was no musician (black musicians) except Michael Jackson" Okay, I'm gonna try not to lose it here. Lady, there have always been "Black musicians." Have you ever heard of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and lord knows how many others. If you weren't aware of them it's because you weren't exposed to them or weren't interested in becoming aware of them. Also, Michael Jackson was around before the 80s also, but unfortunately, a lot of people, like yourself, did not realize that until MTV came along. Check out some of the stuff by the Jackson 5; I think it will come as a pleasant surprise to you.

    July 1, 2009 at 3:12 am |
  7. Evangelist

    In the darkest places of my life i was led to Michael Jackson's song the Man in the Mirror which i listened to for at least 21 days while fasting and praying and the words "wanna make a change for once in my life...gave me comfort and revealed to me that change begins with me! I was able to overcome my dark place.
    May Michael's soul rest in Peace and Perpetual light shine upon him.

    To the Jackson family especially Mrs Katherine....remember to look to Jehovah God for your answers...I lost a brother mysteriously (murdered) and a period of a 3 day fast by our family and mainly my mother and I revealed how he was killed....look to your God ..You are spiritual and Michael was as well make time and room and it will be revealed to you what happened and all the hypocrites will be exposed.
    You will be in my prayers now and continuously..........Much Love

    July 1, 2009 at 3:10 am |
  8. Angel

    The video is unavailable at the moment but I just wanted to say it has been 6 days and I am still mourning the death of our beloved Michael Jackson. This has effected me deeply, I am happy to see all the love the ones who loved and appreciated him and his music is showing MJJ and The Jackson family from what I've heard he would've loved to see, feel, and hear the love we all have for him.


    "Don't stop till you get enough"

    July 1, 2009 at 3:06 am |
  9. AidanR

    I am not a crazed fan but as a person who grew up listening to the jacksons then micheal (the wall) then janet I respect the family I wish outhers would too. FINALLY being a PARENT: father/ mother is NOT a biological thing, it is a caring thing. To look after, care and the love for a child is what being a parent is all about. I am adopted, my mom didn't give birth to me and she loves me to no end.

    July 1, 2009 at 3:03 am |
  10. mjenkins

    wow the king is gone i still cant believe it its affecting me more then i thought it would i grew up listening to his music it was like he was a part of the familyi dont understand why people want to tear him down even in death.Michael was the king of pop he wasnt perfect no one is so the world should not judge him i dont believe for a minute he harmed one hair on nobodys head he has only one person who can judge him and thats his maker So world leave him alone

    July 1, 2009 at 2:57 am |
  11. sam lewis

    what ever the case may be with mike, he and m.c, hammer will always be the most exciting entertainers ever to grace a stage.

    July 1, 2009 at 2:55 am |
  12. Farida

    It still felt like someone has kicked me in the stomach over and over again everytime I think that he is gone. I came in this country in 1983 and woked in a clothing store and remembered Michael Jackson's jacket selling like hot cakes. He became one of my favourite along with Whitney Huston. He reminded me of Ghandi, a very peaceful person. I have never heard a harsh word spoken in public by MJ, he was probably the kindest celebrity, true kindness that came from his heart, not merely to gain publicity, he loved his fans dearly. It is a shame what the media has done to his image. He is dead and they are still beating that horse. A quote from Princess Diana's brother that fits Michael Jackson "Genuine kindness is threatening to those at the other end of the moral spectrum" and "The media has a permanent quest to bring him down" Michael has a one way ticket to heaven who and our lifetime there will never be another MJ.

    July 1, 2009 at 2:40 am |
  13. angie

    I feel so sad about Michael, I love MJ he will be remembered as a star and King of Pop!! like he was. It makes me respect him all the more because the life he had -abuse and being forced to start so young. I really am starting to feel this is what MJ wanted in his own way cuz he was hurting although for the perfomances he was full of life but behind closed doors he was exhausted and maybe felt this was his only way out...I am not sure but I am wondering this you know at one point in his life he did have an addiction to pain killers.. It's an awful thing. I have some understanding with depression and mental illness due to physical,mental and sexual abuse it is something alot of people hide because many do not understand it . For this is why I am thinking maybe ... in a way he felt no other option but medicate. I think Michael is very smart and to be so sucessful after all he has been through says so much for him... He is the King of Pop, thanks for helping create my childhood years.... Love you Michael will never be forgotten..........RIP MJ

    July 1, 2009 at 2:34 am |
  14. Tracy (CA)

    Michael was blessed by God to sing with great conviction. He was massively talented and matched with a heavenly heart. I am so proud to have heard his voice in my lifetime. I am also just as proud of his international accomplishments, his charity, his grace. My heart hurts right now for his family. Please be sensitive to Michael's children and their sorrow. Being raised by such a celebrity probably had its moments good and bad. Right now....its all bad. Please report with the responsibility of regard to his surviving children. Please remember the pain they are experiencing right now. Michael was the only father and primary parent they had.... period. Some news simply is just not worth reporting. CNN come above this. Report the facts only and move on to other news.

    July 1, 2009 at 2:34 am |
  15. Jody

    Thanks for the great MJ coverage, Anderson! I didn't kow how much I cared

    July 1, 2009 at 2:22 am |
  16. Tony

    Michael Jackson was a gentle loving man with a BIG heart! His love for people and children, as well as the gift of music he brought to this world should be his legacy. Please respect his family during this very difficult time. They are grieving for a father, son, and brother, who they loved dearly. My prays and condolences go out to his friends and family. May GOD take care of Michael, and let him get the peace and love in Heaven that he so dearly deserves!
    God Bless you Michael!

    July 1, 2009 at 2:09 am |
  17. Vicky

    My stepson was one of those lucky dancers. We were looking forward to seeing MJ perform again...with an added bonus of seeing my stepson dance with him. Such a loss. RIP Michael. You are greatly missed. Very sad.

    July 1, 2009 at 2:09 am |
  18. Ale Lee

    I am sadden by the fall of Michael Jackson, the forever SUPER STAR. He was framed due to his fame by greedy people. Michael was never a child molester, he simply loved children because he missed out on being a child busy entertaining and making a fortune for his family. All he did was trying to make up for what he had missed out on by having children around him, and all he wanted in return was the kind of simple love a child could offer; unfortunately, his good intention was exploited by greedy parents of those innocent childen. In my opinion, Michael was the most misunderstood kind human being. Those late people who are not capable of giving love would not believe Michael's unconditional love for children. I understand how he felt, and I am going to miss him and remember him in my heart like many of his other fans around the world.

    Michael was only one step away from making a huge come back.

    July 1, 2009 at 2:08 am |
  19. Tony

    Michael Jackson was a gentle loving man with a BIG heart! His love for people and children, as well as the gift of music he brought to this world should be his legacy. Please respect his family during this very difficult time. They are grieving for a father, son, and brother, who they loved dearly. My prays and condolences go out to his friends and family. May GOD take care of Michael, and let him get the peace and love in Heaven that he so dearly deserves!
    God Bless you Micheal!

    July 1, 2009 at 2:07 am |
  20. Joy-a loving fan

    I loved MJ dearly and I am still mourning because I can't believe he is gone R.I.P MJ.Thank you for showing us his last moments that keeps me going because I replay his videos over and over just to see him.So thanx.I am praying for him and his family.....LOVE you Michael....

    July 1, 2009 at 2:01 am |
  21. Martha

    The "never will be concert in London" preparation makes deeply sad. The rehearsal sessions are simply, historical. Tears came to my eyes just thinking about all the love, effort, professionalism, art and creativity that was being given from so many people into this magnificent event. It makes me sad that Mike could not give his last brilliant performance. Only God knows the reason....but it makes me very terribly sad anyhow....
    RIP Mike....so long......

    July 1, 2009 at 2:00 am |
  22. joy

    In the late 70's I studied MJ over and over...as an LA in DC in the mid 80;s I was also dancing at Joy of Motion...it was there I practiced and studied his moves..salient, how did he do that on his toes no toe shoes...I was finally able to do the moon walk but never on Capital Hill, that's for you Anderson

    July 1, 2009 at 1:59 am |
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