Michael Jackson is Dead

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I can't stop tearing up, I just CAN'T!!! I woke up this morning praying that it was NOT true but the first thing I heard when my eyes opened was CNN continuing with the news from the night before.

I can truly say that I don't think I will ever ever get over this news, this will remain with me the same way Marvin Gaye's death did when I heard it as a youngster...I cried then too the way I am today about MJ.

MJ had the life we all admired, wanted but fear but he lived it with courage. He was made by those around him to give his life to the audience but later when he was of age and could have give up the spot light, he continued because he knew his was a life created to inspire, motivate, bless people in the world. He knew his life would never ever be truly his, he was a man for the people, a citizen of the world...the shiniest star in the galaxy.

That star died yesterday but the glow lives on in his music.

Michael Joseph Jackson, God has a special, special place for you in Heaven. He gave you a purpose, and no one can say you never did your best to fulfill it with as much grace, style, class and dignity as the world would allow you to do!

I know the world will miss you but let me speak for myself, I will miss you very much. I hope there will come a time I can play your music without tearing up, I hope there will come a time I can dance to it again knowing that you are now truly happy, truly at peace.

SOAR, BABY SOAR!
 

Wilhemina

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I am very very sad, I could not believe that Micheal Jackson is dead, it seems like a bad dream. My mother and I cried our heart for Micheal Jackson may his soul rest in peace amen.
 

obude

Eson 'N' Uselu.
Michael was the prime mover to make me dance, to make me want to spin the record, almost all my friends did the moon walk, Even though he is dead, he is an eternal performer. "It's so sudden No one can replace Michael Jackson's contributions to pop music.
 
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Michael Jackson Fears Death: When will Michael Jackson die?


Michael Jackson Fears Death: When will Michael Jackson die?​

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is in major fear of death according to his close friends. Michael Jackson is worried since he was diagnosed skin cancer and has announced that he was forced to cancel his 50 concerts in the UK this summer. With his financial trouble and state of health, his close family and friends are worried about Michael Jackson.
Michael Jackson Fears Death: When will Michael Jackson die?


They had a Poll there when he would die and majority of people answered 2009!!! That's weird!!!Michael Jackson Fears Death: When will Michael Jackson die?
 

obude

Eson 'N' Uselu.
Khamileon please take heart i know how you and your brothers loved Michael Jackson, how you grow up dancing to his music and immitating his moves, with your stylystic dancers group (HIPNOTIC), no one will understand, but God knows best.
 

sidney

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Jackson dies, almost takes Internet with him

Story Highlights
  • Michael Jackson's death sees Twitter, TMZ, news sites struggle to cope with traffic
  • AOL's instant messenger service, Jackson fan sites also hit
  • CNN reports five-fold increase in users, traffic
  • Web fuels false rumors alongside news of Jackson's death

LONDON, England (CNN) -- How many people does it take to break the Internet? On June 25, we found out it's just one -- if that one is Michael Jackson.

The biggest showbiz story of the year saw the troubled star take a good slice of the Internet with him, as the ripples caused by the news of his death swept around the globe.

"Between approximately 2:40 p.m. PDT and 3:15 p.m. PDT today, some Google News users experienced difficulty accessing search results for queries related to Michael Jackson," a Google spokesman told CNET, which also reported that Google News users complained that the service was inaccessible for a time. At its peak, Google Trends rated the Jackson story as "volcanic."

As sites fell, users raced to other sites: TechCrunch reported that TMZ, which broke the story, had several outages; users then switched to Perez Hilton's blog, which also struggled to deal with the requests it received.

CNN reported a fivefold rise in traffic and visitors in just over an hour, receiving 20 million page views in the hour the story broke.

Twitter crashed as users saw multiple "fail whales" -- the illustrations the site uses as error messages -- user FoieGrasie posting, "Irony: The protesters in Iran using twitter as com are unable to get online because of all the posts of 'Michael Jackson RIP.' Well done." The site's status blog said that Twitter had had to temporarily disable its search results, saved searches and trend topics.

Wikipedia saw a flurry of activity, with close to 500 edits made to Jackson's entry in less than 24 hours. CNET reported that by 3:15pm PDT, Wikipedia seemed to be "temporarily overloaded."

The LA Times, the first news organization to confirm Jackson's death, suffered outages. The site also reported that AOL's instant messenger service had been hit, quoting an AOL statement that said, "AIM was down for approximately 40 minutes this afternoon." The statement said, "Today was a seminal moment in Internet history. We've never seen anything like it in terms of scope or depth."

By Friday morning, news sites seemed to be coping with traffic but Jackson fan site mjfanclub.net was still performing sluggishly. Mashable.com reported that tributes to, and remarks upon, Michael Jackson's death were responsible for 30 percent of tweets.

As with any breaking piece of news on the Web, the reports of Jackson's death sparked something of a feeding frenzy -- and with that came rumor that dragged in other celebrities completely unconnected to the King of Pop's death.

One Wikipedia prankster wrote that Jackson had been "savagely murdered" by his brother Tito, who had strangled him "with a microphone cord."

Soon rumors spread online that movie star Jeff Goldblum had fallen from the Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand while filming his latest movie. On several search engines, "Jeff Goldblum" soon became the only non-Jackson-related term to crop up in the top 10.

The rumors forced Goldblum's publicist to issue a statement to media outlets, saying: "Reports that Jeff Goldblum has passed away are completely untrue. He is fine and in Los Angeles."

At the same time Harrison Ford was also rumored to have fallen from a yacht off the south of France.

Web site snopes.com, which shoots down rumors, gossip and urban legends -- and how they originated -- said the likely culprit was a Web site which allows users to input celebrity names -- and then inserts them into fake templated stories (a further variant has stars dying in a plane crash).

In a sense the feeding frenzy was understandable -- Jackson's death, coming only hours after that of 1970s icon Farah Fawcett, left many Web users, shocked by the news of Jackson's death, asking what would happen next. In this febrile climate any rumor runs the risk of being seized on, believed and treated with more credulity than usual.

The need of the professional media to be first with the news -- many did for a short time report the Goldblum rumor as fact -- adds further veracity. And, of course, the whole process is speeded up by the Web.

There is also, of course, the old adage that celebrities die in threes, with the deaths of Gianni Versace, Princess Diana and Mother Teresa in 1997 frequently held up as an example of this.

But while Diana and Teresa passed away with seven days of each other in August and September, Versace was killed in early July. Their deaths were most keenly mourned by the same broad sections of the public -- and hence were inextricably interlinked.

The Web can link disseminate news -- but like any form of communication it can also help us create what we expect to see next.

Jackson dies, almost takes Internet with him - CNN.com
 

khamileon

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Michael was the prime mover to make me dance, to make me want to spin the record, almost all my friends did the moon walk, Even though he is dead, he is an eternal performer. "It's so sudden No one can replace Michael Jackson's contributions to pop music.
There will never be any like him. NEVER!
Thanks bro!
 

Ayesha

InaAni - Classic Beauty
I am so sad.. My heart is broken.. I cant stop crying.. I cant focus at work.. I cant focus anywhere.. I cant do anything.. I was like a zombie last night at my meeting and just took my things and walked out.. I am so sad.. Its a very sad day in LA.. Its a sad day in LA.. OMG its so sad...

May his soul rest in peace.. Chai.. My heart is broken
 

khamileon

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I am so sad.. My heart is broken.. I cant stop crying.. I cant focus at work.. I cant focus anywhere.. I cant do anything.. I was like a zombie last night at my meeting and just took my things and walked out.. I am so sad.. Its a very sad day in LA.. Its a sad day in LA.. OMG its so sad...

May his soul rest in peace.. Chai.. My heart is broken
This here explains how many of us feels, but cant put it in words. Thanks... I just came back from Church, am happy I went
 
I am so sad.. My heart is broken.. I cant stop crying.. I cant focus at work.. I cant focus anywhere.. I cant do anything.. I was like a zombie last night at my meeting and just took my things and walked out.. I am so sad.. Its a very sad day in LA.. Its a sad day in LA.. OMG its so sad...

May his soul rest in peace.. Chai.. My heart is broken


My darling, I AM FEELING YOU O! See my own here sef...it's too much

I can't stop tearing up, I just CAN'T!!! I woke up this morning praying that it was NOT true but the first thing I heard when my eyes opened was CNN continuing with the news from the night before.

I can truly say that I don't think I will ever ever get over this news, this will remain with me the same way Marvin Gaye's death did when I heard it as a youngster...I cried then too the way I am today about MJ.

MJ had the life we all admired, wanted but fear but he lived it with courage. He was made by those around him to give his life to the audience but later when he was of age and could have give up the spot light, he continued because he knew his was a life created to inspire, motivate, bless people in the world. He knew his life would never ever be truly his, he was a man for the people, a citizen of the world...the shiniest star in the galaxy.

That star died yesterday but the glow lives on in his music.

Michael Joseph Jackson, God has a special, special place for you in Heaven. He gave you a purpose, and no one can say you never did your best to fulfill it with as much grace, style, class and dignity as the world would allow you to do!

I know the world will miss you but let me speak for myself, I will miss you very much. I hope there will come a time I can play your music without tearing up, I hope there will come a time I can dance to it again knowing that you are now truly happy, truly at peace.

SOAR, BABY SOAR!
 

Simisola

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I've not stopped crying since last nite. This is sooo unreal. Why, Michael, why did you go so soon? I feel so sorry for him for what he's been through in his life. I can only imagine the pain & grief his family is going through right now.

Odigba o, Mike.
 
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