After the tragic news that Michael Jackson died today, celebrities took to their Twitter to express their shock at his sudden death.
Pete Wentz: I have never felt this before in my life. I could measure my childhood 2 now on an mj growth chart. if this is true. Rip. The last legend.
Kim Kardashian: Wow I am truly in shock that Michael Jackson has passed away! I love u Jackson family, my prayers are with the whole family!
Ashton Kutcher: Pray for his kids.
Joel Madden: Stop the gossip, stop the speculation. Take a moment for Micheal and remember his gift to us all. He was truly great. May he Rest in Peace.
Soleil Moon Frye: I shared a few amazing moments with Michael as a kid+they left memories I will never forget. You were bigger than life RIP Michael Jackson.
Lindsay Lohan: r.i.p. Michael Jackson *my love and prayers go out to the Jackson family.. “you are not alone” -mj
Samantha Ronson: 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.R.I.P.Mr Jackson
Peter Facinelli: Its a sad day. RIP Farrah and Michael.
Lo Bosworth: MJ is moonwalking in the sky. RIP.
Heidi Montag: God rest his soul he will live on forever!
Diablo Cody: We just cued up “Wanna Be Starting Something” in the office. What a great song. RIP.
Alexa Chung: R.I.P.
Rachelle LeFevre: Rest in peace Farrah Fawcett & Michael Jackson. Condolences to their families.
Kirstie Alley: Don’t know what to say…so I will say I am so sorry for his family either way… What a horrible way to find these things out…sorry
Miley Cyrus: michael jackson was my inspiration. love and blessings
Marlon Wayans: My prayers, my love, my heart goes out to michael jackson and the entire jackson family. I pray so hard for them. I’m crushed! Please pray.
Selena Gomez: RIP Michael Jackson, Farrah Facuet and Ed McMahon.. i send my love and prayers to their families
QTip: thank you big brother mike..
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz: “His death is a shock. I grew up being inspired by Michael Jackson’s music and magic. He is a legend and his music and heart will forever inspire.”
Rob Thomas: “I’m shocked. He was a pioneer who transcended genre and race with the most unique talent and style the world has ever or will ever see.”
Mark Hoppus: “The first album I ever bought with my own money was Thriller. His performance at the Grammys is a milestone in the history of American music. I watched it on TV and spent the next two weeks in my kitchen trying to learn how to moonwalk. This is a tragedy and Michael will truly be missed.”
Diddy: “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!”
LL Cool J: “Peace to the King. I’m devastated by the passing of Michael Jackson; incredibly sad. He was one of my childhood idols. I salute you King of Pop. You made the whole world Moonwalk together.”
JC Chasez: “Words can’t begin to describe my sadness for the loss of Michael Jackson. I was honored and humbled to have the opportunity to perform with him several times and he had a profound influence on my career. Michael forever changed the world of music and entertainment and I will always remember him for his kind and sweet spirit.”
Bill Werde, Editorial Director Billboard Magazine: “Michael Jackson was one of the most iconic artists in history and one of the top-sellers of all time,” said Bill Werde, Editorial Director of Billboard. “His 13 no. 1 singles on the Billboard charts put him behind only Elvis, the Beatles and Mariah Carey. Around the world, only Elvis, the Beatles and Bing Crosby sold more albums in their careers. Look at the Billboard charts now and ask yourself how many artists wouldn’t be there without Michael Jackson. No Justin Timberlake. No Ne-Yo. No Chris Brown. It’s really sad because now I think most only thought of Jackson’s controversies and legal problems. This guy was about to work to reclaim his identity as an entertainer, and he just lost that chance to change his legacy. He had sold out 50 dates – more than $80m in ticket sales – in London. That’s unprecedented, and it speaks to how much his fans still loved him.”
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