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“A major strand of our cultural DNA has left us. RIP MJ.”

John Mayer

It truly feels like the day that music died.

I can’t even comprehend my feelings of devastation. I feel like a family member died tonight, and I’m in mourning. A deep kind of mourning that is usually only reserved for loved ones.

Rest in peace Michael. My siblings and I will miss you terribly.


  • Myra Willingham
    June 26
    1:28 am

    As a fan who enjoyed his performances as a little boy and watched him grow to manhood, I feel very sad tonight. Perhaps, though, he has found a peace he was denied in these last few years.


  • Karen, I feel your pain. I can’t even express how sad this news made me. I’ve never cried over any celebrity death in my life but have over MJ. I’ve been listening to his music and watching his videos on YouTube. Even though the news of his death is being broadcast on every single channel, I still can’t believe he’s gone. No one could touch him musically. No one. Gonna go pull out my DVD of the Wiz now. *sniff*


  • Oh Karen, I’m exactly the same way. I had to fight not to cry. The strangest thing, for me, is that when my brother died, Princess Diana died out of the blue too and it was a painful echo for me because we all liked her so much. (I know, some of the English didn’t care for her, but she was special to us in the US anyway.)

    Losing my sister and now Michael, it’s another painful echo. I literally feel my childhood tearing out of my hands. It’s such a strange feeling.

    Sending hugs,


  • Dawn
    June 26
    8:34 am

    It’s unbelievable. Of all the people that I’d have expected to drop down dead so suddenly, it was not Michael Jackson.

    He had some real problems, but he was a musical genius.

    I’m glad that you chose a “normal” picture of him.


  • Weren’t you due to go to his concert, Karen?

    Whatever one thinks about Michael Jackson’s personal life, there’s no denying he was a musical genius. He paved the way for young black musicians to achieve mainstream success. When I think of MJ, I think of a pop icon who happened to be black, rather than his being black defining the sort of music he made – if that makes any sense. That was truly revolutionary.

    I hope his kids are well looked after.


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