Celebrities pay respects to Michael Jackson

michael_jackson_celebrity_quotesWhat a day it was. First we lost Farrah Fawcett to cancer and then Michael Jackson passed away before our very eyes.

I will always remember Michael for the music that he made and what that brought to my life. Celebrities have paid their respects to the fallen King of Pop. Here is some of what they had to say.


I can’t stop crying over the sad news. I have always admired Michael Jackson. The world has lost one of the greats, but his music will live on forever!

My heart goes out to his three children and other members of his family. God bless.

Justin Timberlake:

I can’t find the words right now to express how deeply sadden [sic] I am by Michael’s passing. We have lost a genius and a true ambassador of not only Pop music, but of all music. He has been an inspiration to multiple generations and I will always cherish the moments I shared with him on stage and all of the things I learned about music from him and the time we spent together. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.

Eddie Van Halen:

I am really shocked; as I’m sure the world is, to hear the news. I had the pleasure of working with Michael on ‘Beat It’ back in ’83 — one of my fondest memories in my career.

Michael will be missed and may he rest in peace.

Elizabeth Taylor’s people issued this statement:

Dame Elizabeth Taylor is too devastated by the passing of her dear friend Michael Jackson to issue a statement at this time.


Michael Jackson showed me that you can actually see the beat. He made the music come to life!! He made me believe in magic. I will miss him!


Michael Jackson was one of the best that ever did it. RIP

Kirstie Alley:

Michael…you are and always will be the King of Pop..sweet sleep for now..but come back soon and shine your light on us all again…we pray

Alicia Keys:

Today is so sad……..

John Mayer:

Michael Jackson, like James Brown and Prince, are nearly uncoverable. The tunes were about his innate talent and can’t really be replicated.


Really sad news about Michael, he was a talent from on high.

Joel Madden:

Stop the gossip, stop the speculation. Take a moment for Micheal and remember his gift to us all. He was truly great. May he Rest in Peace.

Lindsay Lohan:

r.i.p. Michael Jackson *my love and prayers go out to the Jackson family.. “you are not alone” -mj

Samantha Ronson:

His music is just as relevant now as it was the day they pressed record, I’m sure it will remain so for generations to come.R.I.P.Mr Jackson

Peter Facinelli:

Its a sad day. RIP Farrah and Michael. I’ll never for get the first time I saw this. RT @peterwinther The moonwalk… http://bit.ly/lJz0V

Rob Thomas:

Official. Michael jackson dies at 50. Speechless.

Christina Applegate:

I’m starting with the”man” in the mirror. If you wanna make the world a better place take a look at urself and make that change.

Dane Cook:

I’m dedicating my show 2night to Michael Jackson. THRILLER got me laid. Well… At least thats what I told my friends.

Stephanie Pratt:

Wow Sad day Remembering how much you loved the thriller video when u were 2 yrs.old- Must have watched u dance 2 it a million times

Brooke Shields:

My heart is overcome with sadness for the devastating loss of my true friend Michael. He was an extraordinary friend, artist and contributor to the world. I join his family and his fans in celebrating his incredible life and mourning his untimely passing.

Dionne Warwick:

The news of the passing of Michael Jackson comes as a heartbreaking shock for me. Michael was a friend and undoubtedly one of the worlds greatest entertainers that I fortunately had the pleasure of working with. We have lost an icon in our industry and my heartfelt condolences go out to his family and children in this hour of sorrow that they are now going through. He will live on in my memory and most definitely through the music he shared with so many.

Wyclef Jean:

Michael Jackson was my Music God. He made me believe that all things are possible, and through real and positive music, you can live forever! I love Michael Jackson. God Bless him.

Tommy Mottola:

It’s the death of an American icon. There are three people stand out in my mind — Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. That’s the triumvirate that sums up American popular culture, iconic people became worldwide figures with worldwide popularity in the music industry … He was “the single most talented person I’ve ever known. There was every aspect of creativity, as a performer — from the early days with the Jackson Five and being biggest phenomenon in the world — and as a songwriter, (he wrote) some of the most outstanding and memorable songs you ever will hear. His videos were groundbreaking — he defined the video age. He was the person who married video and music more than any individual ever did or ever will …He was a rare and beautiful and gifted and extraordinarily talented person. … I think the pressure of this quote on quote comeback was overwhelming to Michael, because it was being billed and staged as a comeback, and that’s incredible pressure. It’s overwhelming.

Ashton Kutcher:

Now the ap confirms aswell. Rip Sending love and light to family and friend but especially his kids.

Arnold Schwarzenegger:

We lost a great entertainer and a pop icon. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michael Jackson’s family, friends and fans.

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.


Rest In Peace Mike. People can say what they want but you were 100% original. WE will always love , miss & remember your GREATNESS.

Pete Wentz:

Prayers and thoughts with michael jackson … I haven’t hope in so long that news isn’t true.

Kim Kardashian:

Wow I am truly in shock that Michael Jackson has passed away! I love u Jackson family, my prayers are with the whole family!

Jane Fonda:

Am stunned. My friend, Michael Jackson is dead. He lived with me for a week on “Golden Pond” set after “Thriller.”

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