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Michael Jackson's death: 'He's a true legend'

Zarina Henderson of Sylmar made a spur-of-the-moment decision to stop by the Jackson compound with her two children, Avazia and Garrid Tillis, at about 9 a.m. today.

Henderson said her daughter had asked where Jackson lived, so she decided to take the kids to see the home in which he grew up in Encino.

"Michael is the major legend, he's a real legend, he's a true legend," she said.

Henderson said she wondered why legends seem to die so early. Although Elvis Presley may have been the king of rock 'n' roll, Jackson brought more people of different backgrounds together, she said.

"He broke the color barrier in music," she said.

Henderson said Jackson's music was universal. For example, her father, Oprey Anderson, is 74 and loves Jackson, she said. Her children, 12 and 9, like Jackson, too.

"He touched people from all ages," Henderson said.

She remembered emulating Jackson's moves growing up, and said she owned a replica of the signature red jacket, a Jackson doll and a white glove.

"You couldn't tell me I didn't have his dances down," she said jokingly.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz in Encino

 
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I miss Micheal

Michael jackson ” The Undisputed King Of Pop” i salute to you what you achieved in your life, there will be no one in near future who will able to match your skill , music and popularity, i hope your soul rest in peace. you were best of the best world has ever seen, all your fans worldwide were eagerly waiting for your comeback london concert but GOD was thinking very different thing , it’s shame that greatest entertainer(music) has passed away, really world has lost something …really something ……….michael we all love you , you will live forever through your music ” Beat It”…

I miss michael more than I could have imagined I could.

I feel so sorry for these shocking news!!
Michael Jackson is a legend!!
He remind me in my childhood! and today i feel like i lost a part of my childhood!!
He will always stay in our hearts and his songs will stay 4ever, he was very UNIQUE!, no one will replace him!!
May God rest his soul,,
"Earth has no pain that heaven can not heal".

He was loved throughout the world. A musical giant. His gifts and magic can never be replicated. Rest in peace, brother.

I'm so sorry for mihceals kids and his fans.
I can feel how heartbroken they must have felt when they found out. I liked a few of his songs but I wasn't a huge huge fan.
My favs were thllier and beat it. Plus I liked a bunch of them he did with Jackson 5 and the theme music for the free willy movies.

Michael RIP i love u alot , me & mii family qrew up listeninq 2 yur musik
now dhat im writinqq disz im alsooo listeninq billy jean
lol ... im crushed !!
me & mi family r here almost wid tearsz because my whole family listened 2 yu !
once aqain RIP michael Beat it all dhaa way ta heaven !
Jackson 5 isz neverr 4qotten !! Or Yuu !<3

I have loved your music for the 21 years i have been in this world...your lyrics were amazing..RIP

R.I.P. the greatest entertainer to have ever lived. I really didn't realize how much of an impact you had on the world until you were gone. You'll live on in our hearts, goodbye the King of Pop: Michael Jackson.

MJ was the best, a true legend that made history, no artist like him!

Forever in our heart!

Rest In peace Michael

is it really true that miichael jackson is dead?
i am really a big fan of him...
everyone is asking if he is dead or its just only a lie..

plz.. help us to know the truth..

michael jackson we miss u!!!

MJ we miss u!!!
plz. give us another music to make our feelings better!!


message for you

from,
your fans

R.I.P M.J.J we love u and ur music peace


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