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In Memory of Michael Jackson

Updated on March 17, 2015
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Michael Jackson is dead

The King of Pop, 1958 - 2009

I believe that Michael Jackson sudden death came as a shock for most people. He was supposed to kick start his world tour in July 2009 but now the dream to see him live again was crushed. Millions of people was saddened by his departure.

Michael has been a remarkable and outstanding entertainer and he did best what he did. No one had practiced as hard as him.

The King of Pop is gone now but he legacy continues. He will be remembered as one of the most successful entertainer of all time.

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Michael's Remarkable Achievements

Michael made his debut onto the professional music scene at the age of eleven as part of The Jackson 5 in 1969. He began his solo career in 1971 while still remained as a member of the group.

Michael's 1982 album "Thriller" remains the world's best-sellng record of all time. His other world's best selling records include "Off The Wall (1979)", "Bad (1987)", "Dangerous (1991)" and "History (1995)" During his career as an entertainer, he has sold an estimated of 750 million records worldwide, released 13 No.1 singles and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Michael as the Most Successfor Entertainer of All Time.

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What people had to say about his death?

Lisa Marie Presley (Michael first wife) said: "I am heartbroken for his children, who I know were everything to him and for his family. This is such a massive loss on so many levels, words fail me."

Pop star Madonna said: ""I can't stop crying over the sad news. The world has lost one of its greats but his music will live on forever."

Singer Justin Timberlake (who has been compared to a young Jackson)  said: "We have lost a genius and a true ambassador of not only pop music, but of all music."

Film director Martin Scorsese said: "Michael Jackson was extraordinary. When we worked together on Bad, I was in awe of his absolute mastery of movement on the one hand, and of the music on the other. It will be a while before I can get used to the idea that he's no longer with us."

Director Steven Spielberg said: "Just as there will never be another Fred Astaire or Chuck Berry or Elvis Presley, there will never be anyone comparable to Michael Jackson."

Pop star Missy Elliott posted a link on Twitter to a YouTube video called Michael Jackson Best Dance Moves, adding the message: "a little something to remember the KING by."

Close friend of the star Uri Geller said: "I'm shocked and devastated. I am hoping this is a dream I will wake up from, but it is not. Michael is dead. "For him not to be around, that he's gone, is just surreal. It cannot sink into my psyche. He was a genius."

Actress Demi Moore paid tribute on Twitter, writing: "I am greatly saddened for the loss of both Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. Especially for their children!"

Singer Celine Dion said: "I am shocked. I am overwhelmed by this tragedy. Michael Jackson has been an idol for me all my life. "It feels like when Kennedy died, when Elvis died. My sympathy goes to the family. It's a big loss and it's not even sinking in right now."

Fellow singer Cher said: "I'm having a million different reactions I didn't expect I would feel. He was a great singer - God gives you certain gifts and this child was just an extraordinary child touched by this ability. He could sing like nobody else and he was able to connect with people."

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Michael's Inspirational Quotes

“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”

“The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.”

“I wake up from dreams and go "Wow, put this down on paper." The whole thing is strange. You hear the words, everything is right there in front of your face . . .”

“The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.”

“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”

“Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons. The truth will win this marathon in court.”

“And my goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance.”

“I was a veteran, before I was a teenager.”

"I'm just like anyone. I cut and I bleed. And I embarass easily.”

You can read more Michael Jackson's Remarkable Quotes here.

Michael Jackson - Beat It (Digitally Restored Version)

Rest in peace, Michael! God bless.
Rest in peace, Michael! God bless.

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    • heavenleigh707 profile image

      Heaven L Burkes 

      6 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank you for showing the LOVE to Michael. :)

    • glassvisage profile image

      glassvisage 

      9 years ago from Northern California

      Quality tribute Hub... I'm impressed with how many photos you included, the quotes you added from other celebrities, and so on. It's very comprehensive and I think it does him justice :)

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