Long time friend of Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, was not present at Tuesday’s memorial for the late King of Pop but says she was there in “heart”. Ross, sending well wishes Tuesday wrote: “I am trying to find closure, I want you to know that even though I am not there at the Staples Center. I am there in my heart. I have decided to pause and be silent. This feels right for me. Michael was a personal love of mine, a treasured part of my world, part of the fabric of my life in a way that I can’t seem to find words to express.” “Michael wanted me to be there for his children, and I will be there if they ever they need me. I hope, today brings closure for all those who loved him. Thank you Katherine and Joe for sharing your son with the world and with me. I send my love and condolences to the Jackson family.” The memorial for Michael Jackson took place Tuesday, July 7 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, attended by some 20,000 people and watched by millions.