You Are Not Alone: Celebs Remember the King of Pop

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I am absolutely devastated at this tragic and unexpected news. For Michael to be taken away from us so suddenly at such a young age, I just don’t have the words.

“Divinity brought our souls together on The Wiz and allowed us to do what we were able to throughout the 80’s. To this day, the music we created together on “Off The Wall,” “Thriller” and “Bad” is played in every corner of the world and the reason for that is because he had it all…talent, grace, professionalism and dedication. He was the consummate entertainer and his contributions and legacy will be felt upon the world forever. I’ve lost my little brother today, and part of my soul has gone with him.”

— Quincy Jones

quincy jones, statement, michael jackson death, thoughts

quincy jones, statement, michael jackson death, thoughts

I am absolutely devastated at this tragic and unexpected news. For Michael to be taken away from us so suddenly at such a young age, I just don’t have the words.

“Divinity brought our souls together on The Wiz and allowed us to do what we were able to throughout the 80’s. To this day, the music we created together on “Off The Wall,” “Thriller” and “Bad” is played in every corner of the world and the reason for that is because he had it all…talent, grace, professionalism and dedication. He was the consummate entertainer and his contributions and legacy will be felt upon the world forever. I’ve lost my little brother today, and part of my soul has gone with him.”

— Quincy Jones

john legend, statement, michael jackson death, thoughts

john legend, statement, michael jackson death, thoughts

Michael Jackson will always be remembered as one of the greatest performers in the history of popular music. As a child of the 80’s, I feel as though his music and his videos have been an inseparable part of my life and that of an entire generation. And the powerful thing about great music is that it will always live on. He was and always will be an icon. My heart goes out to his family, friends and countless fans for their tragic loss.

— John Legend

mariah carey, statement, michael jackson death, thoughts

mariah carey, statement, michael jackson death, thoughts

I am heartbroken. My prayers go out to the Jackson family, and my heart goes out to his children.

“Let us remember him for his unparalleled contribution to the world of music, his generosity of spirit in his quest to heal the world & the joy he brought to his millions of devoted fans throughout the world. I feel blessed to have performed with him several times & to call him my friend. No artist will ever take his place. His star will shine forever.”

— Mariah Carey

r kelly, statement, michael jackson death, thoughts

r kelly, statement, michael jackson death, thoughts

I am truly saddened that my mentor, brother and friend will no longer be with us physically. At the same time, I feel so blessed to have been touched by his music, his dance, his lyrics and his pure genius. It is because of Michael’s yesterday that I am who I am today!

“My condolences to his family and friends around the world. Michael Jackson, rest in peace, and may your music and legacy forever reign on earth!” Amen!”

— R. Kelly

beyonce, statement, michael jackson death, thoughts

beyonce, statement, michael jackson death, thoughts

This is such a tragic loss and a terrible day. The incomparable Michael Jackson has made a bigger impact on music than any other artist in the history of music. He was magic. He was what we all strived to be. He will always be the King of Pop!

“Life is not about how many breaths you take, but how many moments in life that take your breath away. For anyone who has ever seen, felt or heard his art we are all honored to have been alive in this generation to experience the magic of Michael Jackson. I love you Michael.”

–Beyonce

usher, statement, michael jackson death, thoughts

usher, statement, michael jackson death, thoughts

This loss has deeply saddened me! It is with a heavy heart I composed this statement. May God cover you Michael. We all lift your name up in prayer. I pray for the entire JACKSON family particularly Michael’s mother, children and all his fans that loved him so much.

“I would not be the artist, performer, and philanthropist I am today without the influence of Michael. I have great admiration and respect for Him and I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to meet and perform with such a great entertainer, who in so many ways, transcended the culture. He broke barriers, he changed radio formats! With music, he made it possible for people like Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama to impact the mainstream world. His legacy is unparalleled. Michael Jackson will never be forgotten.”

Usher

kelly rowland, statement, michael jackson death, thoughts

kelly rowland, statement, michael jackson death, thoughts

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

— Kelly Rowland

chris brown, statement, michael jackson death, thoughts

chris brown, statement, michael jackson death, thoughts

Michael Jackson is the reason why I do music and why I am an entertainer. I am devastated by this great loss, and I will continue to be humbled and inspired by his legacy. My prayers are with his family. Michael will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. He’s the greatest… the best ever. No one will ever be better.

–Chris Brown

omarion, statement, michael jackson death, thoughts

omarion, statement, michael jackson death, thoughts

The greatest of all time!! M.J you will 4ever live in my heart I am a second gener- M.J descendant I will hold u down! Jehovah still luv’s U

– Omarion (via Twitter)

sammie, statement, michael jackson death, thoughts

sammie, statement, michael jackson death, thoughts

RIP M.J…MY PRAYERS GO OUT 2 THE JACKSON FAMILY U WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED GOD BLESS UR SOUL ICON IN MY EYES ALWAYS N 4EVER! IM OUT, TEARS

— Sammie (via Twitter)

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