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Using a variety of outlets like Twitter and media statement celebrities reacted to the loss of a great one.

“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.”P Diddy

“RIP Michael Jackson . My love and prayers go out to the Jackson family…’you are not alone’.”- Lindsay Lohan

“I’m looking at pictures of my 14th bday party at Neverland Ranch, these memories will last forever!”- Kim Kardashian

“I will be mourning my friend, brother, mentor and inspiration… He gave me and my family hope. I would never have been without him.”MC Hammer

“I am heartbroken. My prayers go out to the Jackson family, and my heart goes out to his children. Let us remember him for his unparalleled contribution to the world of music, his generosity of spirit in his quest to heal the world & the joy he brought to his millions of devoted fans throughout the world. I feel blessed to have performed with him several times & to call him my friend. No artist will ever take his place. His star will shine forever.” Mariah Carey

“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. RIP Mr Jackson.”- DJ Samantha Ronson

“He lives forever in my heart i will never forget the day he came to see me in the studio and i played him music… R i p to Michael Jackson my music god … Some lost Elvis Presley and we lost Michael Jackson… I cried today because Michael Jackson was a Father that we all lost!”- Wyclef Jean

“Michael Jackson was my generation’s most iconic cultural hero. Courageous, unique and incredibly talented.  He’ll be missed greatly.” – Russell Simmons

“Michael had the rare gift of bringing together people of all races, ages, nationalities and religions. May we all be so fortunate in our own lives.  I am truly blessed for knowing you my friend!” – DJ Whoo Kid

“Michael Jackson is the reason why I do music and why I am an entertainer,” Brown said in a statement. “I am devastated by this great loss, and I will continue to be humbled and inspired by his legacy. My prayers are with his family. Michael will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. He’s the greatest … the best ever. No one will ever be better” – Chris Brown

“I am deeply shocked and saddened to hear about the sudden death of Michael Jackson. He is a musical icon. I have always said to myself that the top would be working with Michael and last year when I got the chance to work with him, I was completely humbled. Michael Jackson’s accomplished so much that there’s not even words to explain what he’s done for urban and pop music. Every artist that I personally know has been influenced by him. The world has lost one of the greatest entertainers who shaped many generations and will continue to for years to come.”– Akon

“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. “Madonna

” I can’t find the words right now to express how deeply saddened 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.” – Usher

“I was so excited to see his show in London. We were going to be on tour in Europe at the same time and I was going to fly in to see him. He has been an inspiration throughout my entire life and I’m devastated he’s gone!”– Britney Spears

“Dazed in the studio. A major strand of our cultural DNA has left us. RIP MJ. I think we’ll mourn his loss as well as the loss of ourselves as children listening to Thriller on the record player.” – John Mayer

“I am absolutely devastated at this tragic and unexpected news…He was the consummate entertainer and his contributions and legacy will be felt upon the world forever. I’ve lost my little brother today, and part of my soul has gone with him.” – Quincy Jones

“A friend of Michael’s for the last 35 years, I call on people around the world to pray for him and his family in the hour. I have known Michael since we were both teens, worked with him, marched for him, hosted him at our House of Justice headquarters in New York, and we joined together to eulogize our mutual idol, James Brown. I have known him at his high moments and his low moments and I know he would want us to pray for his family.” – Rev. Al Sharpton

“Truely saddened, hopefully the rumors aren’t true…. :( not believing anything until it’s confirmed.”– Rihanna

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