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My heart goest out to his children and family members. Much prayer! Stop the negative comments and allow him to rest in peace!

rip micheal jackson u will be missed by a lot of fans even though some of your fans criticized u

The sudden death of Michael has stunned the world. My heart and prayers truly go out to the Jackson family. Michael's physical presence will be missed, but he will live on in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved him.

Michael, rest now, we have your music and videos to continue listening to and watching repectively. Your work is over.

You were born to entertain and left us wanting more. A job well done.

R.I.P. Mr. Michael - Man In The Mirror - Jackson.

i wonder if the gibbs/obama response to the death of michael jackson would have been the same for mozart.

I never got a chance to meet you but just hearing the name Micheal Jackson for 20 plus years and now to know thaat your gone it truely hurt i cried when i heard the news and shake my head everday they say it i still cant believe it but R.I.P know that you will always and forever live on and you did the job god sent you to do i love you Micheal. my Prayers to the family.

ISN'T IT IRONIC THAT MICHAEL JACKSON, TIGER WOODS,
AND THE WILLIAMS SISTERS, VENUS AND SERENA, THEY
ALL HAVE FATHERS WHO WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN THEIR
GROWTH IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL PROFESSIONS!
MICHAEL JACKSON WOULD HAVE NEVER BECOME WHAT HE
DID WITHOUT THE GUIDANCE AND FORESIGHT OF HIS
FATHER!
MAY GOD KEEP MICHAEL JACKSON VERY CLOSE, AND MY
DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE JACKSON FAMILY, WE HAVE
LOST A GIANT OF A MAN IN THE UNITED STATES!

Phil, I think I know what you are trying to say, but they came from two parent households as well. This might have had more of an influence instead of just stating their dads were instrumental in their lives.

You have put their mothers & other women in the background as though these popluar individuals had no nurturing from them as well.

I get what you mean about having a father in the home, but dont' embellish as though mom was just along for the ride.

Another thing, it is not irony it is called parenting!

ONCE AGAIN IF YOU LOOK AT MICHAEL JACKSON,
TIGER WOODS, AND THE WILLIAMS SISTERS, IT WAS
THEIR FATHERS WHO HAD THE FORESIGHT TO SEE THEIR
TALENT AND BRING IT OUT OF THEM!
I AM NOT TRYING TO PUT THE MOTHER'S DOWN, GOD KNOWS I AM NOT, BUT THE MOTHER'S DIDN'T SEE THE
TALENT, IF THEY SAW IT THEY DIDN'T IMAGINE THAT
IT WOULD GROW INTO WHAT YOU SEE TODAY!
ANOTHER SAD THING IS THAT THE FATHERS ARE NO LONGER WITH THE MOTHERS!
I KNOW TIGER WOODS FATHER PASSED AWAY, BUT HE AND HIS MOTHER WEREN'T ON GOOD TERMS, AND WE KNOW THE
WILLIAMS SISTERS PARENTS AREN'T TOGETHER, AND WE
ALSO KNOW THAT MICHAEL JACKSON'S PARENTS ARE REALLY TOGETHER EITHER!
THAT DID YOU PUT IN THERE ABOUT PARENTING, ISN'T
REALLY TRUE, THESE PHENOMENAL ATHLETES AND ONE
OF THE GREATEST ENTERTAINERS IN HISTORY, THEY HAD
FATHERS WHO BROUGHT OUT TALENT THAT SURPASSED
EVERYONE'S EXPECTATIONS!
CAN YOU IMAGINE PRACTICING YOUR CHILD IN COMPTON
CALIFORNIA, WHILE BULLETS ARE FLYING AROUND, WELL
RICHARD WILLIAMS DID THAT WITH HIS DAUGHTERS,
CAN YOU IMAGINE PUTTING YOUR SONS IN EVERY TALENT
SHOW POSSIBLE AND THEY GET A CONTRACT WITH MOTOWN
CAN YOU IMAGING YOUR FATHER FIGHTING IN VIET NAM
LEARNING GOLF AND NURTURING HIS SON'S GOLF
ABILITY AND POOF YOU HAVE TIGER WOODS!
THERE WOULD BE ALOT LESS PEOPLE IN PRISON IF THEY
HAD FATHERS WHO WORKED AS HARD AS THESE PEOPLE
DID FOR THEIR CHILDREN!
FINALLY I DIDN'T PUT ANYONE IN THE BACKGROUND,
I TOLD YOU THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH HURTS!
REST IN PEACE, MICHAEL JACKSON!

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