Celebrities mourn Michael Jackson's death via Twitter
Even before it was officially confirmed that Michael Jackson had died, Twitter was buzzing about the pop icon as if he were dead. Once he died thousands of tweets a minute flooded the microblogging site, many from celebrities. Below is a small sample of unedited entries from some musicians, athletes and personalities as they tweeted through the pain.
MC Hammer: I will be mourning my friend , brother, mentor and inspiration.. He gave me and my family hope. I would never have been me without him.
Jane Fonda: I am stunned. My friend, Michael Jackson is dead. He lived with me for a week on "Golden Pond" set after "Thriller."
Katy Perry: Oh my God.
Greg Grunberg: Terrible news about Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson AND Ed McMahon... they will be missed by all.
Ashton Kutcher: I plea to the press to respect his wishes of maintaining the anonymity of his children.
John Mayer: I truly hope he is memorialized as the '83 moonwalking, MTV owning, mesmerizing, unstoppable, invincible Michael Jackson.
Weird Al Yankovich: Oh man. Can't believe it. RIP Michael Jackson.
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.
Eliza Dushku: Listening to MJ at photoshoot when we all heard~ surreal.
Miley Cyrus: michael jackson was my inspiration. love and blessings
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Steve Aoki: This is bigger than any artist dying in our lifetime. Bigger than elvis and freddie mercury for me.
Solange Knowles: Thank you Michael Jackson for being my FIRST of many! My mother took me to my FIRST concert, I was only two years old. I fell in love.
Sasha Grey: The news coverage of Michael Jackson's death is like the Buckwheat death skit on snl in the 80's...so sad.
Sarah Silverman: Did you hear Michael Jackson's kids are free? That's not nice. I'm sorry. Ugh, I feel bad for saying that. LOOK A BLUE CAR!
Mandy Moore: RIP michael jackson and farrah fawcett. what a tremendous loss in one day.... thoughts and prayers with their families and loved ones....
-- Tony Pierce
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