Deepak Chopra and Intent

Deepak Chopra and Intent


A Tribute to My Friend, Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson will be remembered, most likely, as a shattered icon, a pop genius who wound up a mutant of fame. That’s not who I will remember, however. His mixture of mystery, isolation, indulgence, overwhelming global fame, and personal loneliness was intimately known to me. For twenty years I observed every aspect, and as easy as it was to love Michael — and to want to protect him — his sudden death yesterday seemed almost fated.
Two days previously he had called me in an upbeat, excited mood. The voice message said, “I’ve got some really good news to share with you.” He was writing a song about the environment, and he wanted me to help informally with the lyrics, as we had done several times before. When I tried to return his call, however, the number was disconnected. (Terminally spooked by his treatment in the press, he changed his phone number often.) So I never got to talk to him, and the music demo he sent me lies on my bedside table as a poignant symbol of an unfinished life.
When we first met, around 1988, I was struck by the combination of charisma and woundedness that surrounded Michael. He would be swarmed by crowds at an airport, perform an exhausting show for three hours, and then sit backstage afterward, as we did one night in Bucharest, drinking bottled water, glancing over some Sufi poetry as I walked into the room, and wanting to meditate.
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That person, whom I considered (at the risk of ridicule) very pure, still survived — he was reading the poems of Rabindranath Tagore when we talked the last time, two weeks ago. Michael exemplified the paradox of many famous performers, being essentially shy, an introvert who would come to my house and spend most of the evening sitting by himself in a corner with his small children. I never saw less than a loving father when they were together (and wonder now, as anyone close to him would, what will happen to them in the aftermath).
Michael’s reluctance to grow up was another part of the paradox. My children adored him, and in return he responded in a childlike way. He declared often, as former child stars do, that he was robbed of his childhood. Considering the monstrously exaggerated value our society places on celebrity, which was showered on Michael without stint, the public was callous to his very real personal pain. It became another tawdry piece of the tabloid Jacko, pictured as a weird changeling and as something far more sinister.
It’s not my place to comment on the troubles Michael fell heir to from the past and then amplified by his misguided choices in life. He was surrounded by enablers, including a shameful plethora of M.D.s in Los Angeles and elsewhere who supplied him with prescription drugs. As many times as he would candidly confess that he had a problem, the conversation always ended with a deflection and denial. As I write this paragraph, the reports of drug abuse are spreading across the cable news channels. The instant I heard of his death this afternoon, I had a sinking feeling that prescription drugs would play a key part.
The closest we ever became, perhaps, was when Michael needed a book to sell primarily as a concert souvenir. It would contain pictures for his fans but there would also be a text consisting of short fables. I sat with him for hours while he dreamily wove Aesop-like tales about animals, mixed with words about music and his love of all things musical. This project became “Dancing the Dream” after I pulled the text together for him, acting strictly as a friend. It was this time together that convinced me of the modus vivendi Michael had devised for himself: to counter the tidal wave of stress that accompanies mega-stardom, he built a private retreat in a fantasy world where pink clouds veiled inner anguish and Peter Pan was a hero, not a pathology.
This compromise with reality gradually became unsustainable. He went to strange lengths to preserve it. Unbounded privilege became another toxic force in his undoing. What began as idiosyncrasy, shyness, and vulnerability was ravaged by obsessions over health, paranoia over security, and an isolation that grew more and more unhealthy. When Michael passed me the music for that last song, the one sitting by my bedside waiting for the right words, the procedure for getting the CD to me rivaled a CIA covert operation in its secrecy.
My memory of Michael Jackson will be as complex and confused as anyone’s. His closest friends will close ranks and try to do everything in their power to insure that the good lives after him. Will we be successful in rescuing him after so many years of media distortion? No one can say. I only wanted to put some details on the record in his behalf. My son Gotham traveled with Michael as a roadie on his “Dangerous” tour when he was seventeen. Will it matter that Michael behaved with discipline and impeccable manners around my son? (It sends a shiver to recall something he told Gotham: “I don’t want to go out like Marlon Brando. I want to go out like Elvis.” Both icons were obsessions of this icon.)
His children’s nanny and surrogate mother, Grace Rwaramba , is like another daughter to me. I introduced her to Michael when she was eighteen, a beautiful, heartwarming girl from Rwanda who is now grown up. She kept an eye on him for me and would call me whenever he was down or running too close to the edge. How heartbreaking for Grace that no one’s protective instincts and genuine love could avert this tragic day. An hour ago she was sobbing on the telephone from London. As a result, I couldn’t help but write this brief remembrance in sadness. But when the shock subsides and a thousand public voices recount Michael’s brilliant, joyous, embattled, enigmatic, bizarre trajectory, I hope the word “joyous” is the one that will rise from the ashes and shine as he once did.
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Doris

posted June 26, 2009 at 3:07 am


R.I.P, MJ



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KerryAnne

posted June 26, 2009 at 7:56 am


Michael Jackson’s music reflects his beautiful soul. His broken wings will now be mended as he flies forever more. My heart goes out to his three children, his beloved mother and father and his siblings. KerryAnne Australia



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Your Name

posted June 26, 2009 at 8:29 am


Mr. Jackson,
Thank you for your inspiration upon the world. Not just in music, but in your character, for you possess the innocent mind of a child and this has been lost by many people. However, not lost with Jesus, as now you walk with him. If you were in political power, you really could heal the world.
Wish you were here.



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Stephen Snead

posted June 26, 2009 at 1:10 pm


When I started I thought I would read some politically correct clap trap about a “star” Instead I read a very heartfelt and real tribute from one friend to another. How fortunate he was to have such a friend and I hope he is at peace.



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Your Name

posted June 26, 2009 at 1:50 pm


MJ really gave something of great value to everyone who ever listened to him. His talent was rare; and I believe his works would inspire succeedinh generations. Lost but not gone. The world is listening on.
Selase…Accra,Ghana.



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posted June 26, 2009 at 2:52 pm


This man was a genius. As I sat listening to his music and watching his videos last night in an incredulous state of disbelief, I reminisced on their relevance in my life,and was able to mark time periods based on a MJ song. Unlike most of his struggling to find our true purpose, he found his and excelled in it. I watched the news coverage and was frustrated by their desire even in his death to malign him and cast aspersions on his character. He should have been allowed to live a normal life where his humanity was acknowledged and expected, his privacy was respected, his victories celebrated and he could move on from his tragedies. He was not perfect, no human being is, yet it was his objectification by the mass media and anyone seeking to profit from an association that was truly a negation of his most basic humanity. I hope in his death he is allowed the measure of respect denied to him in his life. I feel sad for the younger generation who only have tabloid news and legal debaucles to know him, they have been denied his greatness.



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Your Name

posted June 26, 2009 at 5:15 pm


Mr Chopra thanks for a wonderful tribute on Michael. Michael Jackson was a true human being with a soul of an innocent child. His untimely demise is a huge loss to humanity. I feel so honored to have grown up listening to his wonderful music. So many memories come to life closely linked with his name and music. Even though Michael is gone, his music will always continue to live on and inspire our future generations. We will miss Michael.



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Miss you MJ

posted June 26, 2009 at 5:48 pm


Thank you Mr Chopra for remembering Michael just as I and my family do.
We were fortunate to meet & tour with Michael when he was in Australia & me only being 9 at the time found magic & wonder in everything that he did. He would take days off to visit the local Children’s hospital and I saw with my own eyes as he bought a whole bookstore out of its childrens books that he personally delivered to the sick & dying children… no-one in the last 15 years saw that side of him, but I always will and I thank you for believing in him enough, knowing him better than the media and writing a truthful, heartfelt tribute to your good friend. He will be missed.
RIP MJ, you are at peace now.



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Thank you, Mr. Chopra

posted June 26, 2009 at 6:56 pm


Thank you, Mr.Chopak for giving us a joyful yet honest remembrance of Michael Jackson. Soon, I’m afraid the global community will be obsessed only with the negative and outrageous aspects of his life. It’s nice to know that someone of your status has such positive and genuine feelings for this one of a kind icon the world will surely miss.



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Adam

posted June 26, 2009 at 7:07 pm


Deepak, will you PLEASE eventually release the copies of the CDs that Michael gave you?! If you are one of the only people who have them we beg of you to release them to the public. His fans must know, listen, and appreciate his final works! THANK YOU!!



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Henrietta22

posted June 26, 2009 at 9:29 pm


Thank you Mr. Chopra for your rememberance of Michael. He could see the world through the eyes of Peter Pan for sure. I never will believe that he was a child-molester and neither did his Jury in Santa Maria. The judgers of the world will all fall away and only the sweetness of Michael Jackson will remain. We lived over the hills away from Neverland, and one day I was at a gas station and next to me was a stretch limo with white-robed Arabs, in CA nothing is unusual, so I watched the Arab pumping gas into the vehical. A few days later I was told that I must have been watching Michael Jackson as he loved to dress-up so no one could recognize him, and that particular day he went to a toy shop in Santa Maria dressed as an Arab for a big buying spree! He was good actor!



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Theresa

posted June 27, 2009 at 12:09 am


What an honor it is to know you may read this from me, Deepak.
You have played such a role, and in the lives of so many.
An ayurvedic physician I recently met told how the highest aspiration was to see a part of yourself in the other person – something like that.
What you gave to Michael surely continues on, and on. The world may never again receive the same but such a sensitive soul, from a dysfunctional family – surely was a wounded healer. The things he left we can still pass on to our children too – the element of purity, joy and music..MICHAEL LIVES ON…in Never Never Land..
we were only lucky enough to have a view but now the chance is ours
to keep him lifted up, as we are all united, each and every one.
This I learned in part from you, Deepak – and thanks!
Most Sincerely,
Theresa Marie



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Kathy

posted June 27, 2009 at 3:11 am


I will always remember Michael as one of the greatest humanitarians. He was the King of Pop, but he was so much more. Michael gave back so much & helped so many that needed it. I’m sure he became confused and paranoid when the very people he helped often turned around and stabbed him in the heart. The world is a much sadder place without Michael and for all those hate mongers who feared him because of his global popularity, I hope karma visits them 10 times full.
RIP Michael
GodBless & GodSpeed
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/26/Michael.Jackson.russia/index.html?eref=edition
– Michael Jackson’s fame truly knew no borders: He was even the first international popstar to perform in post-Soviet-era Russia.
http://www.chinatravel.net/forum/A-Few-Thoughts-on-Michael-Jackson-in-China/2639.html
The King of Pop is gone and his dream—and that of millions of Chinese fans—of a Michael Jackson tour of the Middle Kingdom will never be realized.
Chinese pop fans have always loved Jackson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QapkYM57K1I&feature=related



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SA

posted June 27, 2009 at 5:16 am


After casually observing media madness in regard to Michael Jackson, whose energy and talent I greatly admired, I was often at a loss what and whom to believe; and deep in my heart felt that he was just a lonely child, totally lost in this world. Reading Deepak Chopra’s blog reaffirmed what i truly felt; that he indeed was not a crazy plastic persona that the media had created him to be. There are many lessons to be learned from his life – the good, bad and the ugly. We could see clearly where he pushed himself too far and lost touch with the reality and ended up being what he really was not – in terms of his self obsession and the plastic surgeries that almost deformed his once healthy natural looks. I just wish he had continued to preserve his private life the way he wished but instead of confining himself to the extremes that he did, had he reached out to the poor, the needy around the world, he would have died a much happier person.



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Mary

posted June 27, 2009 at 6:10 am


Every compassionate being on this planet is feeling the sense of loss tonight.
Deep in the hearts of all is the resounding echo of the great legends pain.
Anyone who sees even one interview with him can tell he was innocent of the charges brought against him and knows the suffering in his eyes through such lies was real.
One can only hope that the doctors who were responsible for his neglect will be held accountable, for they too took advantage of a naive man.
What should be remembered now is the artistic talent he posessed, for few can claim to have touched so many generations with their inner essence.
He should also be celebrated for his humble work with those less fortunate.Though he did not publicise it, his charitable work was immense.
My heart goes out to all those close to the King, may you take solace in the worlds grief for him also.
I do so hope that now finally, though too late for him to see, the King will be given the acclaim he deserves.
He will go down in history as one of the greatest men who ever walked the earth.



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Laura Ward Holliday

posted June 27, 2009 at 12:14 pm


Dear Dr. Chopra:
You have been a guide and help to me for many years. I want to thank you for that help and for your comments on Michael. Thank you for helping us all.



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June Bourgeois

posted June 27, 2009 at 12:55 pm


Dr. Chopra, your post and the comments by others, remind me of this saying by Plato. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
Thank you for sharing your feelings about Michael.
June Bourgeois



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Tracey Tarrant

posted June 27, 2009 at 1:36 pm


What a beautiful post. I believe that Michael was as much a victim of society’s insatiable need to live the lives of a celebrity as he was a musical genius.
I grieve for the loss of one of the most talented musicians of all times. I am sorry for your loss of a dear friend.
Thank you for sharing your words and insight into the life of such an amazing talented, but troubled man.
Tracey Tarrant



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Henrietta22

posted June 27, 2009 at 2:02 pm


In a latest article in the LATIMES it stated that on wednesday night Michael and his entire show of dancers and singers went through the entire show, and the ones that watched said he was joyous and wonderful! I would assume that this was videoed by the show organizers to compare to other performances coming up in rehearsal in London, which would have been next week. I hope when all quiets down we will be able to see this last performance by Michael Jackson on our TV’s or whatever. One more time, Michael.



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Dana at Nine Tomatoes

posted June 27, 2009 at 2:31 pm


Thank you, Deepak Chopra, for writing these words about Michael. I’m relieved to know he had a friend in you. The pure energy in his eyes remained potent his entire life and I will remember him joyously!



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Aravind Mallipudi

posted June 28, 2009 at 12:15 am


Dear Dr Chopra,
I also saw you on Larry King Live..and should say that you touched on a very touchy, tricky and critical subject that everyone were trying to push under the carpet: prescription drug usage by celebrities and those enablers. Can this issue be investigated and talked of so we not needlessly lose anymore precious lives. Maybe this will the greatest thing, the change, that will come out of Michael’s death : Regulation of prescription drugs.
I appreciate you trying to help him, in spite of his reluctance to receive that help. More than an act of friendship, it was your medical ethics I believe. Kudos.



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catherine turley

posted June 28, 2009 at 2:03 am


your tribute proves that when you honor with honesty, you touch people more deeply and, consequently, strengthen the legacy.



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Anuja Chauhan

posted June 28, 2009 at 1:18 pm


Dr. Chopra, It was a real heart warming piece. But how come u being so close to him and being a healer could not help him. You know him for the past 20 yrs. Even if he was in denial or shunned you when confronted, being a doctor and a healer, could you not have pulled him out of it. I hope you write about this in your next blog.
It is sad we lost such a great entertainer so early. None of us realised his worth when he was alive. Probably even believing all the stories abt him. But now after reading your article I personally feel none of it is true.
Thanks a ton for sharing your thoughts with us.



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Your Name

posted June 28, 2009 at 1:31 pm


The idolization of Michael Jackson has been and is a problem.
It seems the world’s attention has been focused on Michael Jackson’s life, his career, his death, and even a concern over his last will and testament …. Not only the tabloids, but also respected world news coverage have had a heyday over his passing. Everything Michael Jackson has been above the fold for three days now, and the focus will most likely continue ad infinitum. The accolades postulating his falsely arrived at contributions to our life will continue for many years, much the same way as Elvis Presley.
The adulation is an indication of some very deeply entrenched problems with the world. I witness this in my family, with my friends and acquaintances. The obsession is not only with Michael Jackson, but also with the reverence they pay to so-called idols. It’s readily observable in television programming, in movies, and in what reliable magazines and news broadcast are headlining. It’s reflected in our insatiable taste for schadenfreude and voyeurism, as exemplified in soap operas and reality shows.
Michael Jackson was a great entertainer. There is no question about that. It was newsworthy. However, that’s all. He was not a great musician, or father, and did not present a role model for life. I certainly would not want my children, grandchildren, or any human being to emulate their lives, other than that of an entertainer, after Michael Jackson.
Entertainment is an important aspect to human growth. It is important to our cultural evolution; but it has value only when that entertainment is of probity and represents good behavior. Entertainment is also an important divergence from the vicissitudes of life. However, when our lives become preoccupied by worshiping the Michael Jackson’s of our world, when we put more important issues that affect our well-being on a back burner, it, for me, becomes a very far-reaching and serious problem.
An exceptional article by Deepak Chopra, A Tribute to My Friend, Michael Jackson, is very good. It may seem to those reading his article that he is expressing a view contrary to my view, but it is not. It’s a view that I felt must also be included with this writing. I don’t think fundamentally that Dr. Chopra would disagree.



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Horatio Green

posted June 28, 2009 at 1:37 pm


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D50Outfit

posted June 28, 2009 at 1:39 pm


MJ in a 2005 interview stated he didn’t want to go out like Elvis. And now here it is that we hear that he was fashioning his demise the way of Elvis. Was he vacillating between strength (after rehab) and defeatism ? It’s not unusual to be remorseful in death.
Regardless of his private battles, MJ defined the pop culture of the 1980s and will down in history for his contributions.



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Your Name

posted June 28, 2009 at 2:52 pm


Dear Mr.Chopra,I would like to offer my deepest sympathies for your loss.I wish I knew him the way you did.I can sympathize with his pain because I was physically and mentally abused. My behavior at times is considered strange and I know it because of childhood abuse.The media never sought to examine this aspect as a reason for his behavior. Instead, they sought to ridicule him whenever they could.The one thing that they should have taken into consideration was that he was a human being with feelings and a heart.A heart that they seemed to enjoy breaking. I never met him yet I feel like I lost a member of my family.Don’t feel guilty. Some people just can’t be saved no matter how hard you try.I have no doubt that we will see him again.May God bless you always.



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Your Name

posted June 29, 2009 at 1:55 am


glad to hear he had you as a friend



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Your Name

posted June 29, 2009 at 1:58 am


horatio singers are musicians too.



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jc

posted June 29, 2009 at 11:34 am


beautiful piece, echoes my sentiments (as a devoted fan, not a friend) exactly.



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Your Name

posted June 30, 2009 at 12:45 am


Dear Dr. Chopra:
I saw you at Marble Collegiate Church in NY last month and I am happy for your new Alliance project. I give you double Bravos for bringing to the public’s attention the many Hollywood doctors who are physician drug peddlers, they must be brought to justice. The events of Michael Jackson are very sad, as I watch the news and learn more about him I realize that he was a very sad boy who had to grow up too soon and skipped his childhood only to try to find it in his adulthood and his life would be taken away so that he really would never grow old. I am happy for him that he was touched by your spirit and your wisdom. As a former artist manager for musicians, I know how hard it is for artists, many of them get depressed easily and even if you try to help them, they truly have to be willing to receive your help and that makes it very hard for you because in their creativity they have a persona of their own which makes them think that they only know the score and when you challenge them they become distant and defiant. I am sorry for your loss and hope that Michael Jackson’s family celebrates his life, grieves their loss and come to peace with the contribution he made to society.
Many Blessings to you Dr. Chopra,
Catherine Sidoti



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nita

posted June 30, 2009 at 1:17 am


Thank you for being his friend…just simply wish others had the chance to know him the way you did..may Michael rest in Peace…



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Wolfman

posted June 30, 2009 at 1:29 am


What a circus. Now they are going to try to blame the Doctor Murry in Michaels death as if nobody in his family new he was taking drugs. This guy was on performance and precription drugs for many years. Michael Jackson turned into another Hollywood Excess Nut Case as so many of them do This man was not happy with himself as he thought he could be another Elvis that is why he had to marry the kings daugther and dumb ass Al Sharpton and now Jesse Jackson family spokeperson should have all stayed home to stir the pot. The only ones I feel sorry for is Michaels kids—————The Wolfman—————–



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Your Name

posted June 30, 2009 at 2:02 am


I pray God to bring consolation in the Micheal Jackson’s family home, to heal them from their sorrows, to prosper them in Jesus name. My condolence to the Micheal Jackson Family.



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Janey

posted June 30, 2009 at 2:08 am


Thank you for writing this. There are many lessons about humanity we can take from this piece. I’m glad you were Michael’s friend.



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Your Name

posted June 30, 2009 at 2:21 am


Thanks so much for a heart renching piece. M.J will live in our hearts forever. when so many called him a weirdo, jackco and many other names, not realising how hurt he must have felt, you portray him as a sensitive human for that I thank you.
We at self awareness center in Singapore play his Heal the World . He lived his unconscious openly and paid a high price.



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Jeanette Harrington

posted June 30, 2009 at 2:38 am


It is heartbreaking to hear that possibly “Prescription Drugs” has again taken another. The advantage takers, and the greedy people in his life! I don’t know how these people live with themselves. My prayers are with Michael Jacksons whole family. He was a genious, and brillant in giving people the love and joy through his music. He will always be with us.



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blessings

posted June 30, 2009 at 2:43 am


my prayers have been with michael jackson since he became a child celebrity. i often wondered who was truly looking out for him. he was blessed to have a compassionate, thoughtful and nonjudgemental friend in you and your children. an enigmatic genius, child prodigy; a troubled soul who lived in a fish bowl among sharks, may he truly rest in peace. my prayers are with his children, parents and siblings, and his friends and love ones.



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posted June 30, 2009 at 3:03 am


MICHAEL, ALONG WITH THE JACKSON FIVE WERE TRULY AN ICON TO ME AND MY FAMILY. I WAS BORN 1-21-58, MICHAEL 8-29-58. THERE WERE 12 IN MY FAMILY – 2 BOYS, 10 GIRLS. MOST OF US COULD SING AND I MEAN “SLANG – SAAANNNGGGG”. ME & MY SISTER SHARLENE HAD A SINGING GROUP WITH JANIS AND DEBBIE TRACEY. WE SANG ALL THE JACKSON FIVE AND MICHAEL JACKSON TUNES AT ALL THE TALENT SHOWS IN ELEMENTARY, JUNIOR HIGH & HIGH SCHOOL. WE WON TALENT SHOWS SING THEIR/HIS MUSIC. I SANG SEVERAL LEADS/SOLOS MYSELF. OUR FAMILY HOPED THAT SOMEONE WOULD FIND US AS THEY DID THE JACKSONS. IT NEVER HAPPENED. I MARRIED A KEYBOARD PLAYER AND I STILL SING AT CHURCH AND KARAOKEE EACH WEEK. THIS WEEK – ALL MICHAEL TUNES. I WAS IN THE JACKSON FIVE MOVIE HERE IN PENNSYLVANIA. I HAVE A PICTURE WITH MICHAEL AND ANGELA BASSET. MY TWO SONS, BROTHER AND HIS WIFE WERE ALSO EXTRAS. I WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL THE SAME DAY MICHAEL WAS. I HAVE PNEUMONIA AND A VIRAL RESPITORY INFECTION. I WAS HOSPITALIZED 10 DAYS, NOW I’M HOME, THANK GOD. I WISH MICHAEL COULD HAVE BEEN REVIVED AND BEEN ABLE TO RETURN HOME, BUT GOD “ALWAYS KNOW BEST”. MICHAEL’S HEART, MIND, BODY, AND SOUL ARE NOW AT REST. WE HURT; HE HURT MORE, WE DON’T KNOW HIS WHOLE STORY, BUT HE DOESN’T HAVE TO LIVE THE PAIN, ACCUSATIONS, HIGHS/LOWS, TRIALS/TRIBULATIONS OR SUFFER ANYMORE. TO HIS FAMILY, MOM, DAD, JANET, JERMAINE (MY OLDEST SON NAMED MY YOUNGEST SON AFTER YOU – JERMAINE JOHNSON);TITO, ALL OF YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY. I HAVE CRIED SEVERAL TIMES, THE LAST FOR THE JOY OF HIS NO LONGER SUFFERING.



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Your Name

posted June 30, 2009 at 3:03 am


My son who is 4 years old has become quite interested in everything Micheal Jackson! He is such an icon and such a good person that even small children can see it! My son has walked around singing “Billie Jean”, “Thriller”, and “Black or White”. He has watched the movie a number of times and if he hears Micheals name even mentioned on TV then he has to watch….even commercials! Here recently we have had trouble with our son mentioning color in people….pointing out if someone is black, white, hispanic ect… Now, my son heard the song ” Black or White” and we have not heard not one comment on color out of him since the night that he first saw that video. It was the day of Micheal’s passing….i am truly grateful to him for that song and how it helped my 4 year old baby understand that ” It don’t matter if your Black or White”! I think that if Micheal is looking down and see’s that he helped my son he would truly be so happy because he strived to help people, especially young people. Thnak you Micheal Jackson for the music and dance that you entertained and blessed us with year after year. You will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers for years and years to come. R.I.P Micheal Jackson and once again Thank you so much for the one thing you have done to help my family personally! We love and miss you.



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Janice

posted June 30, 2009 at 3:07 am


My prays goes out to the Jackson family.Mr. Michael Jackson will be missed, always in my heart



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Andrew Kautuka

posted June 30, 2009 at 3:11 am


Dr. Chopra, thank you a million times for this moving piece you have written about Michael Jackson, your friend. Just as you have been enlightening some of us through your books and articles, these words said about Michael Jackson have already started changing the perception some of us had about this great man. I now realise that Michael was more than most of us were led to believe. He loved humanity although he was naive. May his soul rest in eternal peace until we meet again soon.



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Well said "Blessings"

posted June 30, 2009 at 3:20 am


Having never been to one of Michael’s concerts, but a purveyor of his music, I was
surprised when I recently had a dream about him (before his death). In that dream I
became “at peace” with his besieged persona and having never known him, realized
instantly he was not a victimizer but a victim and this world is so tainted it cannot understand nor recognize
someone with a gentle soul. My own father fell victim in his own small way, to
the larger world’s small thinking. Bless you Michael, you brought so much joy to so many
people. May the Lord watch over and bless your family…



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Your Name

posted June 30, 2009 at 3:35 am


MICHAEL JACKSON WILL BE LOVED AND MISSED HERE ON THIS EARTH FOREVER! I REMEMBER BUYING THE JACKSON 5 ALBUM WHEN I WAS 8 YRS OLD..AND OH HOW I PLAYED THAT ALBUM…DANCED AND SANG…EVERYDAY RIGHT AFTER SCHOOL! HOW I LOVED THEM THEN..AND LOVE THEM NOW! AND I KNOW THERE ARE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE WORLD OF ALL AGES THAT FEEL THE SAME…TO HAVE SEEN THE HURT HE WAS FEELING IN ALL THOSE TV SHOWS…JUST WISHED THERE WAS SOMETHING I COULD’VE DONE FOR HIM FOR ALL THE JOY HE HAS BROUGHT TO US ALL THROUGH HIS GREAT MUSIC AND CONTRIBUTIONS…MICHAEL YOU WERE AND WILL ALWAYS BE THE GREATEST! ALWAYS BE THE KING OF POP! LOVE YOU FOREVER!!!



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K Bright

posted June 30, 2009 at 3:50 am


Dr.Chopra;All the words you just wrote about Michael were eloquently written.May I eloborate, such as it started out that he was shy,young,somewhat excitable and very PUSHED.I feel that he was,as well his siblings were robbed of their childhood.I think it came down to the all mighty dollar.I feel that on saturdays when their were children out playing and he would get glimpse’s of them and could not be a child playing in the dirt or pitching a ball. You know it must of been extremely painful at times!!Children especially need a space to be a child whenever they are growing-up as Michael did!I agree that he did have enablers.Instead of giving him what he wanted(to dull the pain)THEY BEING PROFESSINALS SHOULD OF GAVE HIM WHAT HE NEEDED.You know it is a crying damn shame that people have to die to get what they needed and not to get to know about it.I know that his siblings had to feel the same maybe not exactly but still they were all children at the time.Now a little bit about me.I am 52 yrs old and remembering when they first came on tv as The Jackson Five.He was so cute singing.He was just a little boy.I am truly sorry for his children because I know he must of adored them.They are the ones that will be going thru all kinds of changes since that Tragic Thursday.I will pray for them with all my heart.The home they have known is no more.GOD BLESS THEM!!It’s truly amazing how Michael was loved globally. Too bad he didn’t really know how much he was loved!!May god be with us all! sincerely Kathy



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Tony M. Williams

posted June 30, 2009 at 4:15 am


Dr. Chopra, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the words
you spoke. I could hear the love and respect you have for Michael, and it’s so good to hear someone who really knew MJ, instead of a bunch of people who never even met the man and yet they want to judge him and try to destroy his name as well as his memory. I met MJ back in the early 70′s when he was still with The Jackson 5 at a Jehovah’s Witness Convention in Las Vegas, Unfortunately I never had the privlege to so him in concert, but I’m probably one of his biggest fans from day 1. I have all his Lp’s, CD’s, video’s, magazines, new articles, you name it I have it.It hit me hard when I heard the news because it was like hearing someone in your family died, and I don’t mean like some distant cousin, I mean like a brother,sister,mother, father,son or daughter. My prayers go out to the Jackson Family and hope that this will help pull them back together as a family.
Michael Jackson will be miss dearly, but I hope he knows that fans like me and friends like you, will keep his spirit alive eternally.
We Love You MJ.



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posted June 30, 2009 at 5:28 am


rip michael jackson— dear jackson family– may you find out teh full truth about mikes death and act accordingly—– but make sure to forgive anyone who did wrong— mike could of lived a whole lot longer——- we love and miss u michael jackson—– please take excellent long term care of his little blood children— its hard enough being without a daddy—- they need love, care and support to get thru this also—- the children always come first in life—its honorable — may god be with the jackson family and comfort you all at this sad time—– we love mj !!! rip sweet humble michael jackson love yall redruby 2009— deedee – i love music and i have been touched by his beautiful timeless music of the 70s,80s,90,2000,s and beyond— carry his good work on please—- much love love deedee



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posted June 30, 2009 at 5:56 am


Very touchy article from a friend indeed…….we must all realize that this tragic death is a lesson for all the living that even with all the fame and fortune in the world…..we must remember that we must all taste death and return to our Lord. Therefore we should live in this life in dignity and follow the guidelines our Creator has set for us and prepare for the everlasting life of the HEREAFTER….As I understand, Michael took his Shahadah (Declaration of the Islamic Faith) in November 2008….I’m sure he found peace and solace in his faith……Like his brother Jermane Jackson said…..”May Almighty Allah be with Michael” altas I also pray….May his soul rest in peace….and may all his sins be forgiven and May he be in Jannatul Firdous, the highest Paradise……Ameen Summa Ameen.



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posted June 30, 2009 at 6:13 am


Dear Dr. Chopra,
Thank you for sharing this wonderfully, eloquently written tribute to your friend, Michael Jackson. It is indeed refreshing to get a glimpse of truly what is MJ’s world. I was telling my husband this weekend the importance of his role in bridging peoples, not only in music, but most importantly, the racial divide. The opportunity and the impact will never again be duplicated. Only Michael can do and have done that.
Across the Globe, i believe people would say that Michael has been (still) a part of their lives. And I believe no one figure in his category has accomplished this feat but him.
So to Michael, your passing away has saddened us much (myself, my siblings and almost all those around me), maybe not as much as those close to you, especially your children, but you have made an imprint in our lives with the brilliance of your music. Your music enlivens one aspect of our being that we enjoy. And you will continue to do so, with your music.
I guess we have just taken for granted that you will just always be there, to give us more music speaking to our souls, forgetting that life is short. I personally have not followed the coverage of your death because i would like to remember you as this person who gives me joy listening to your music, through which you live.
May you only be in the happiest place in the Universe. Know that in your passing, you can finally unburdened and be truly happy.
To the King of Pop. . .



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LaVerne

posted June 30, 2009 at 6:13 am


It was good to read something possible about Micheal Jackson.We all have our faults and the tributed to his death.I pray for his family’s
faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.Let them know he will be truly missed and now he is at Peace.
GOD Bless



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posted June 30, 2009 at 6:25 am


Hi, MJ was a gem and he will be missed forever. Regards to his kids and fans.



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posted June 30, 2009 at 6:57 am


In a world where fame, fortune and celebrity are erroneously viewed as the pinnacle of personal success, Michael Jackson was a unique individual who was obscured from most of us. Watching past interviews, however, one could always see and hear the emotional and spiritual pain he endured since his childhood. Too many people, fans of his brilliant music included, never took a step back and really looked and listened to what the man was saying, and singing. He was a gentle, lost soul. He was childlike in a way that most adults could not comprehend, and that is why so many condemned him. I have never believed that he was capable of the atrocities of which he was accused. He was a victim of evil and greed. How sad that someone so loving and caring should die so young, and too many of us didn’t get his message. How sad that he was so famous, yet so lonely. He is now with God, and for the first time, I believe he is finally happy and at peace in the arms of God.



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posted June 30, 2009 at 7:54 am


As many are, I am familiar with Michael Jackson, the talented entertainer whose music I have danced to all my life. Therefore I thank you for this insight to him that I read with overwhelming interest. I didn’t want this piece to end. I want to know more.
I haven’t been able to listen to his CDs since October 25th. It feels like a slice of my own life has been taken. Another piece of my life that was intertwined with memories that his music represented has been severed. In high school we danced to his music at our school dances and proms. My “disco” days in the 70′s, donning leg warmers at the gym with his music playing over the sound system, dancing to his music to get back into shape after the birth of my children. But I never knew Michael Jackson, the person. Like many I got a glimpse of his past by reading articles about his childhood, unfortunately likening it to my own, but without the fame and privilege.
The striking difference and probably the reason I am still here today is that I had to rely on my own inner compass. I could not hide in mansions and be protected by an entourages. I had to find my way, but I used meditation and prayer. My pain was private where Michael’s was constantly sensationalized in headlines. I had time to think, to read, to contemplate. Michael had every privilege in his life except time to do those things. I survived, sadly Michael didn’t.
But I thank you for this article that provided a glimpse into the times he tried to find balance. Thank for for sharing the human side of Michael Jackson. He reached out to you and you were there for him. In his life you knew the real person, and in his death you know the reasons better than any of us. His own father has moved on after only 3 days. It was pitiful to see him on the red carpet at the BET awards as he put on the tux and plugged his own record company. The rest of us are still grieving and remembering the person who was such an integral part of our lives. God bless Michael Jackson.



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posted June 30, 2009 at 8:00 am


It was Saturday night , back then we had AM, hi-fidelity and mom and I danced.
Little did I know this ritual would leave such an indelible mark on my soul.
My allowance was small but enough for 2 45′s and an album or so, the crackle, the pop, the needle on vinyl.
Pure unadulterated joy, my tiny body tingled, my mind expanded, my feet discovered the wonders of rhythm.
Before there was Thriller in a small humble home of recent Cuban immigrants in SE Fl a star entered my world.
A star not by fame for I did not know better, but by enabling and heightening all of my senses to the world of creativity, music and dance.
His angelic voice, the pulsating beat and his charismatic smile.
We had simpatico way back then.
Many songs ensued but on that Saturday night my hips found Dancing Machine, my mind did the ABC’s and today I remember when he once said, “just call out my name, and…I’ll be there”.
He has been there for over 40 years now, and missed he will be but never forgotten.
From one MJ to another , thank you for the memories, the magical moments, for enriching many of our lives in your own unique way.
May you have peace ever after and God Bless.



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Adriana Wilson

posted June 30, 2009 at 8:23 am


Thank you Deepok for your beautiful words about Michael and for clearing things up for the public. I guess you said what I always knew to be true about Michael in my heart. Your words have always been an inspiration to so many, and hopefully that credibility will help people to open their eyes and ears to the truth about Michael Jackson, once and for all.



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Ivan Tony Mitchell

posted June 30, 2009 at 8:36 am


I loved Micheal Jackson like a brother and god bless him and his family. Thanks you Micheal for all those years we danced and sung your songs. I am fifty years old so the lost of my dear brother who I followed for at least 40 years take care of yourself and give Jesus and God a good show.



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posted June 30, 2009 at 8:52 am


mr. Michael Jackson was the greatnes there ever was so misunderstudy yet he was a man great. may God bless and let God Judge Him Know… I remeber the 8 track, I from old school i watched them grow up….god bless his Family…..



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Sarah McNeal

posted June 30, 2009 at 8:55 am


Thank you for writing this heartfelt commentary on Michael Jackson’s life. Now I see him as human and vulnerable. I wish the best for his children and his family. May he have peace now.



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posted June 30, 2009 at 9:05 am


As I sit here trying to find the right words to say, tears are streaming down my cheeks. To the Jackson family, I am truly sorry for you loss. Mere words can not express the grief you all are going through.
It is such a heart breaking tragic ending for someone that was so beautiful. Michael was such an inspiration for so many people that it is just hard to grasp that he is physically gone. But I will say that spiritually, he will be with us always.
Growing up, I felt as if he were my brother, he just seemed like the boy next door. And when you saw him, his talent, his spunk, his personality, was so infectious that without his magical voice, he still would have been loved by many people.
I dance around the house to every song, and every video that Michael has made. When his videos would come on, I thought I WAS Michael. I had all his posters on my wall, every album, I had a trapper keeper and folders with him on it. My daughter has a poster of Michael on her wall now. When my oldest daughter was 3, we would watch his videos and she would say, “Mommy, I love him. I’m going to marry him.” I am 37 years old and my older 3 children grew up listening to Michael, and when my 1yr old and my 2 month old get of age, they too will no who Michael Jackson was.
God “loaned” us Michael to show us what love and caring for your fellow man truly meant. And when or fellow man became evil and greedy and hurt one of God’s beautiful butterflies, he called him home to give him the peace that he was striving to bring to the world.
Catherine, Joseph and the Jackson family may God & Jehovah bless you all with peace and tranquility in your time of pain and suffering. Don’t let what the media say about Michael upset you, because you know and I know that he was truly a beautiful son, brother and human being.



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TOWANNA

posted June 30, 2009 at 9:11 am


I WAS RIDING HOME FRIDAY AND HEARD THAT MICHEAL WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FROM CARDIAC ARREST. SO I RANNED IN THE HOUSE AND TURNED ON CNN TO FIND OUT LATER THAT HE HAD DIED THAT WAS SO HEART BROKE. I JUST COULD NOT BELEIVE IT. I TEXT EVERBODY THAT THE KING OF POP HAS PASSED I COULD NOT BELEIVE IT.STILL CAN’T HE WILL BE MISSED BUT HIS LIFE WILL LIVE ON.



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max

posted June 30, 2009 at 9:35 am


words cannot explain the sadness and devastation that I am feeling. Gone too soon and so I am speechless but I will continue to talk to the man in the mirror and try to make this world a better place. I LOVE YOU, MAY YOUR SOUL FINALLY REST IN PEACE



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posted June 30, 2009 at 9:40 am


I’m sorry for the loss his children and family are living with and I pray for them. I am however sick of turning on every t.v. channel to see only coverage of this death and now to find even my “christian” websites covering it too! I’m sorry, but his man had serious moral issues that need to be prayed for, not praised. He was incredibly talented, yes…but every “child star” who was “robbed of their childhood” does not have the right to behave in the manner that this man chose to bahave. PRAY FOR THE CHILDREN WHOSE LIVES CHILDHOODS HE ALTERED by taking them into his bed.



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posted June 30, 2009 at 9:47 am


How quick the general public gets involved in someone’s life with opinions and not full facts. Michael Jackson had been blessed with charisma, charm, talent, personality and a gentle soul. His life was dedicated to inspiring people with his music and his talent for entertaining. He gave of himself. We all took from him, without giving back, the peace and the gentleness that he deserved. I would not have survived the influx of inquiring and snooping that the media gave him for their own benefit. It’s amazing that he still could smile and share his life with others. My prayers are that his soul shall be blessed eternally.



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posted June 30, 2009 at 9:47 am


Sometimes we are all misunderstood. Only God and Micheal knows his heart. Micheal spent every single one of his years on God’s Earth thinking of ways to make others happy and how to make his family proud. I am honored to have known who he is, who he was and what he has done for the music industry. He has inspired me and millions of others. He will live on FOREVER in our hearts and minds! God Bless Him and the whole entire Jackson family.



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Your Name

posted June 30, 2009 at 9:49 am


Love, peace & blessings to the Jackson family. The essence of your father, your son and your brother will live in the hearts of you and his billions of fans forever. His shining light of love can never die.



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Joyce Harper

posted June 30, 2009 at 9:52 am


Michael, will be missed by many and his music will live forever. May GOD bless this young and talented man and may his soul rest in peace. Michael was a true hero for all mankind and I truly will miss him but the love of his music will live own forever in my heart. Michael may the spirit shine its light own you and keep you wrapped with lots of love and show you the means of being a kid. I know what it is like not to enjoy a childhood life because I have been deprived of my childhood to some degree. We keep our heads high and try to live our life to be GOD like. LOVE, PEACE & HAPPINESS is with you now.



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posted June 30, 2009 at 9:54 am


Michael, You are sadly missed in my life even though I never met you personally I felt I knew something of you, i’m part of the babyboomers generation too, where discipline of children was strictly enforced by our parents. It was hard for me to take some of those spankings too, I just prayed for better days and now that i’m all grown up things are better for me now, but there is no place like home. Love….



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posted June 30, 2009 at 9:55 am


We love you Michael may God bless your soul. God bless and comfort his family and especially his children. I dont expect anything more than piranna behavior over his assets and its very sad that he was so judged-all the time! Only God can judge him now and I hope that he gets to live as a child in heaven…



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vivian

posted June 30, 2009 at 9:57 am


i am so sorry about the dead of micheal jackson i known his soul will perfect peace and the all jackson famimy



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posted June 30, 2009 at 10:02 am


I heart was heavy with saddness when I heard of Michael’s death.It is so sad to me that as a collective people we are quick to judge others,while our own slate is unclean.It saddens me that we can not grieve and let others grieve without all the ugliness coming into play.Noone truly knew Michael Jackson,so we can not base things on public opinion.We must remember that ALLAH and only ALLAH knows all and only He can truly judge.
I personally have alot of respect for his multi talents and for all his generousity………May he rest in peace finally.



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posted June 30, 2009 at 10:10 am


It takes a brillant mind like that of Deepak Chopra to sum up the paradoxes of the life and death of someone like Michael Jackson with such beauty and perfection. Our loss is notable, and yet Dr. Chopra is able to build the foresight within us to see, perhaps only temporarily right now, that one day what will remain with us is the image of incredible good and greatness we all know was present in Michael. That goodness has no death whatever comes, it lives, and that is what we have to celebrate.
Once again – Bravo Dr. Chopra.



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posted June 30, 2009 at 10:16 am


My heart and prayers go out to the Jackson family. The world lost a truely gifted and blessed soul. The world will mourn the loss of a musical icon, but the Jacksons lost a father, a son, and a brother.I would say to the press..”please respect the privacy of a family in mourning for a family member!”..The press has continually portrayed Michael as a bizarre and eccentric man with financial and legal problems with little or no insight to the man inside, a man who was truely a kind soul and loved life. A man who gave the world a huge part of himself through his music and kept a small part of his soul for hisself. Who are you to judge him in anyway? Through my career I have seen the evil that men do to each other and the world needs more souls like Michael!
God bless you Michael and may you sing with the Angels for all eternity..Im sure you are moon walking among the stars and dancing on the clouds…
P.M.
Paula



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mama dee

posted June 30, 2009 at 10:21 am


michael and i practically grew up together. michael is only about a year and a half older than myself and he will truly be missed. michael you truly were an icon to a lot of people. i have loved from and your family from the time when you sang as young children and i have nothing but heartache and sadness for your family and children. i pray that god is with you as you transcend into your final resting place. you will always be remembered as that cute little boy who started out back in the sixties, and transformed into a great man with your album “Thriller”. i send my deepest condolences to your family and i wish them all the best that god has in store for them. again, you are truly missed. always a huge fan. i know first hand what it’s like to lose someone you love and i know what it’s like to live through tragedies in your life. i am a survivor of the september 11 attacks and hurricae katrina. but may god continue to be with your loved ones. FOREVER A HUGE FAN, MAMA DEE



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Joann Esposito

posted June 30, 2009 at 10:51 am


Michael Jackson was amazing the first time I saw him when he was a little boy with the Jackson 5 back in the early 70′s. As I followed his career and music through the years, I knew he was a troubled soul; however, that never changed my respect for Michael as the creative genius he was. We all have pain; some more than others. However, we all deserve respect. Even Michael. My heart is broken over his tragedy…



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posted June 30, 2009 at 10:54 am


my heart goes out to the jackson family. may god be with you all in your lose of michael and god be with the children they need there mothers now. debbie please step up for you children they need you now….and for ever. please raise them in god faith also the nanny please be with your son also he needs his mother now also always stay in touch with debbie. keep the children together as much as possible. i pray for all of you. god bless you all. s.h. il.



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amol

posted June 30, 2009 at 11:00 am


I am in terrible shock by the death of Michael.
Michael was the true Performer.Michaels Music was the True Religion.
The religion of Estacy,Joy and Happiness.
This is the great loss to the music world and the music society.
Now who is going to pop up the world is the Big question.
May god gives peace to his Sacred Soul.
Amol Arte



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posted June 30, 2009 at 11:10 am


Gone too soon. Michael Jackson was like Halley’s Comet. They only come once every 100 years. That means it will be 50 more years (if the earth lasts that long), before we see anyone of Michael’s ilk again. Indeed, I believe that God threw away the mold when he made him. He was human in all that he did. I do not stand in agreement with his wrongs, but neither do I stand in judgment. There is only one judge. Him he will stand before. I knew his pain, I could see it, I could see his aloneness, his withdrawal from a world that would take what he had to offer then consume him. If we took everyone that had something really hateful to say about him and exposed their closet spaces, we’d all be horrified at one another. PLEASE. Let the brother rest in peace and let his family get on with the business of living. Thank you.



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posted June 30, 2009 at 11:25 am


As I see it..With so much love and giftedness there always seems to be an exact opposite …maintaining balance I imagine is mind boggling..In death I pray th
at Michael has found peace Basil



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posted June 30, 2009 at 11:37 am


thank you DR Deepak for being there for Micheal ,if he had , had more friends like you maybe his life would have been less painful. I came to know him through his music,[as a very young girl] 13. dancing, singing, crying, and smiling to all his lyrics. yes his lyrics if more people were to listen to what he was trying to tell us through thoes lyrics they would have know the Micheal you and I knew. you as a faithful loving friend and me as a faithful young fan. may allah bless and reward you and your family for all you did and are doing now for our dear Micheal. as salam alykum i will make dua for his soul and his children, and for you and your family maryam from houston texas



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MJ

posted June 30, 2009 at 11:42 am


Thank you for taking the time to write such caring words about Michael Jackson. I feel the sadness in your heart and yet I know that you see the joy he gave to many people around the world. May his soul rest in peace where he will be eternally happy forever.



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posted June 30, 2009 at 11:48 am


I think your story about your friendship is nice. I wish others would just talk about the positive when people die. Why do they have to bring up all the tradgedy. I’m wondering what kind of life is it when you can’t even walk out of your house without your face covered, and go to the nearest store. Just to come out to make other people happy with your music and talents. He had no life. He was making us all happy trying to be accepted by changing himself. On a more positive note. I live in Chicago Illinois and loved dancing to his music downtown Chicago at all the discos. I am the same age as Michael. I also worked for his orthodontist when I lived temporarily in San Diego California. I met Barry Gordy. What a great guy. He was friends of this orthodontist. Michael was so highly talented and had an incredible mind. People were very jealous of his talents and etc….. They always found the negative in him and never knew the real person as Mr. Choprah did. Thanks for sharing. I will keep on dancing and listening to the deep emotional words in your songs. Diana Ross was another special person in his life. She was also a patient in this orthodontist practice. I am now back in Chicago an ironically the orthodontist I worked for here was good friend’s of the orthodontuist to the stars. At least his father, who also is an orthodontist is! Loree



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posted June 30, 2009 at 11:54 am


I am in terrible shock of his passing. He is gone too soon! Michael was a very truly gifted person that he shared all his wonderful gifts with the world that God had given him. He was just so amazing, so full of love to give to everyone. I have grew up following him throughout his whole musical career all these many years and my respect for him never changed for him one bit I was always on his side. I always knew that he had the biggest heart to change the world to make it a better place. He was a true humanitarian. He is a true legend. His music will live on. I pray for peace and comfort for his family, children, and loved ones. I pray for peace and comfort for all the fans. I pray for Michael to be at peace and comfort with the Lord now. My heart is broken from this tragedy. I miss him dearly. Love him and his music so very much! Rest in peace sweet Michael!



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TINA

posted June 30, 2009 at 11:59 am


I am so saddened by the passing of Michael Jackson, more than I ever could have imagined. He was so very gifted and magical. My condolences go out to his family, his children, his close friends and to those who loved him everywhere. I don’t think this world will ever see another who made such an impact all over the world. You are finally free Michael to fly as I believe you were intended to…high with the Angels…God Bless You and know you will always be missed and loved…..R.I.P. Michael Jackson….dance like you’ve never danced before….



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posted June 30, 2009 at 12:01 pm


Dear Mr. Chopra, I don’t claim to be great fan of Michael Jackson. But when I heard of his demise, I was choked with tears and wished he had a happier life. I am glad to know that you were his friend and that you are telling the world that he was a good person. It really feels good to hear it. I am praying for his soul and for his family. I really wish he did not die.



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posted June 30, 2009 at 12:12 pm


Micheal, Michael, Michael, what else is there to say about this genius who is gone too soon. I’m still dumbfounded and very saddened by his passing. He’s now safe in the arms of Jesus, safe on his gentle breast, sweetly his soul shall rest. I lived his smile, he was so graceful. One of my favourite song was Lady Sings the Blues—Sadness. Sadness has been–close as my next of kin, then happy came one day, chase my blues away, my life begins with happy smiles sweet as candy to a child–stay here and love me just a while…let sadness see what happy does, let happy be where sadness was—-.
Michael
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Carol McIntosh

posted June 30, 2009 at 12:14 pm


Thank you, Dr. Chopra for your comments. My heart goes out to the family and close friends, Michael’s music will live on forever. He will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace now, Michael!



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posted June 30, 2009 at 12:25 pm


We are supposed to count it as joy, not sorrow, when a friend or loved one passes away. We should celebrate the passing of either friend or foe with jubilation. How often do we remember this during times of mourning, sorrow, or loss of any kind.



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Lil

posted June 30, 2009 at 12:29 pm


R.I.P. Michael….
Deepak Chopra’s tribute is truly magnificent. It’s wonderful to see positive and heartfelt warmth spoken about someone so deep.
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posted June 30, 2009 at 12:29 pm


I TOO AM SADDEN BY THE PASSING OF MICHAEL JACKSON, AS I WRITE, I CANNOT HELP BUT THINK WHAT A GOOD HEART HE HAD, HE WAS SO MISUNDERSTOOD BY MANY,BUT IN HIS BREIF MOMENT ON EARTH, HE MADE SUCH AN IMPACT ON SO MANY LIVES, SO MANY GENERATIONS, THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER LIKE HIM, AT LEAST IN MY TIME.BUT THERE IS HAPPINESS THAT COMES TO ME, AS I KNOW HE IS WITH GOD NOW,FOR HE HAS LEFT ALL THE NEGATIVE THINGS BEHIND HIM.BECAUSE IN HEAVEN HE SURELY MUST BE.I KNOW THAT GOD WILL JUDGE HIM FOR HIS GOOD HEART.SO I REJOICE AND SAY THAT WE WILL ALL MISS YOU MICHAEL,
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Ranada

posted June 30, 2009 at 12:36 pm


Michael Jackson was a true humanitarian. He was an Exceptionally, Phenomenally Talented Artist, Musician, Dancer, Singer, Entertainer, and Performer. He is and will always be in an Elite league of his own. I and the world has truly been blessed to experience his greatness. He was an Angel from above and now has been called by the Lord. Mr. Jackson’s work here on Earth is done, but his gentle spirit will Live on in the heart’s of all of his fans. Thanks Mr. Jackson for allowing me to be a fan. I hope we as a community can carry on the messages he sang of in his songs about making changes and creating a better environment, better ways to interact and relate to each other as human beings without malice, racism, or deceite. Prayers go out to his family in their time of need. I pray that the Lord protects and guides them and gives them strength to endure in the loss of their beautiful son, brother,uncle, cousin, and father.
Peace to you,
Ranada



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posted June 30, 2009 at 12:36 pm


Deepak Choprah: Thank you so much for being a real true friend of the most famous and gifted person that ever walked this earth. And now, he is finally resting in the arms of All Mighty God, where he will never be hurt by this mean society ever again. I am still, and ever will be hurt by his passing at such a young age. But only God new best. R.I.P Michale Joseph Jackson



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Rita Vincent, Canada

posted June 30, 2009 at 12:40 pm


my dream will never come true! all i ever wanted in life was to meet Michael and always had this dream of sitting with him in his play house, i always believed in Michael and there are more people who loved him then there are ignorant! millions of people can’t be wrong. anyway,move over micheal and make room for me in your tree house in heaven! i’m glad we’re the same age too! I LOVE YOU MICHAEL! you will always be the KING! i still wish there was something i could do for you…now go have fun and be a kid you’ve always wanted, hang out with PeterPan until i get there, maybe my dreams on earth are shattered but i will meet you…..take care Love……..xoxo Rita



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Debi Douglas

posted June 30, 2009 at 12:51 pm


Extending years of friendship (and your family) to Michael validates the wonderful man he is. I spent all day Sunday w/Michael, albeit via videos. He made me smile and he made me laugh as my children and I tried over and over again to duplicate his moves. No one has ever or will ever dance like Michael Jackson! He was mesmerizing! I’ve recorded that day and will keep it always, along w/your article Mr. Chopra.
Thank you so much for sharing w/the world the Michael you knew.
Debi



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Denise DiFalco

posted June 30, 2009 at 12:51 pm


What a sweet and moving tribute. I can’t help but feel that this world could never accept that a person could have a pure and gentle soul such as Michaels, despite his weaknesses. So many individuals project and judge negatively because of the their own wicked imaginations. I will always remember this young man who did his best to make the world a better place.



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posted June 30, 2009 at 12:51 pm


It truly is sad that Michael Jackson has passed. It hurts that noone could help him and he is gone…When I think of Michael Jackson, I think of a rainbow that comes out after the rain. His beautiful colorful soul will surely shine through any clouds, for his music has touched and inspired so many and will never be washed away by the rain. Michael’s legendary music will live on forever and he will NEVER be forgotten. God Bless his children and family. We will miss him.
The Hunter Family



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Liz

posted June 30, 2009 at 12:56 pm


I feel like crying and screaming all at the same time. I want to cry for those who love him and are missing a friend/loved one/family member for their loss will stay with them forever. The hurt will heal in time, as everything does, but the void will alway be there until they all meet again in heaven. I want to scream for those who just can’t leave well enough alone. An icon, a friend to all those who needed one, a man who remained a child at heart, and an entertainer like no other has passed into the Lord’s rhelm to be at peace forever. However, even in death there is saddness surrounding him at the hands and mouths of the press and negative people. I just don’t understand why rejoicing in the good and possitive is not common place in times like these. Let Michael rest in peace and rejoice in all of the wonderful things that he was and gave to all in his short time with us! Dr. Chopra, thank you for being a friend to the end to Michael! Bless you :o)



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posted June 30, 2009 at 12:58 pm


I remember the first time that I saw him, he was 5 and I was 8yo. I loved him from the begining. I was never able to believe the heinous charges leveled against him over the years. I truly pray that his family is able to handle all of he said she said that we will hear over the coming months if not years. Rest In Peace Michael for no one can hurt you ever again!



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TONI ROWSER

posted June 30, 2009 at 1:06 pm


I was appalled at the way the the AP news handled one it interviewees (Jerry, an alleged friend of the family) comment about MJ being worth more dead than alive. This showed a sincere lack of sensitivity toward the family who recently asked the public to respect the family’s right to privacy. MJ will be sorrowfully missed but im sure when all is said an done he would have wanted to remember him for his goodness that he brought to the world. He was human and had his fallacies that is bestowed upon all of us at birth. I love Mj the person..the performer..and now the angel he is.. Go in peace MIKE. u ARE IN ALL OUR PRAYERS… MUCH lOVE AND RESPECT TO THE FAMILY..TONI ROWSER,MOBILE,AL.



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Neja Torain

posted June 30, 2009 at 1:07 pm


Thank ou for this essay. Tears formed in my eyes as I read it.He is loved and he will be missed. He is in GODS kingdome now.Resting with the Lions.



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Khiki Cavan

posted June 30, 2009 at 1:11 pm


I’m very happy to read this -something almost completely positive about Michael. Who among us can say that he was not pure? As for allegations against him, tragic-as for me, I never saw absolute proof of his guilt, so when did reasonable doubt, especially in the hearts of those of us who try to stay on a path of spiritual evolvement, forgiveness and love, go out the window?
Whatever else, Michael was an innovator – a real talent, and a true star. I don’t get 3 hours on stage from my favorite performers.
So, to Michael, with love-may you finally have peace, childhood and wings.
Khiki Cavan



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posted June 30, 2009 at 1:19 pm


I have always marveled at the tender sweetness of Michael’s soul. The sweetness that was shown over and over again in his music regarding the World.
After all of the shock and tumultuous roar of noise over Micheales death I join Deepak in his wish that the joy of Micheals soul is what is heard loudness. What is remembered most.



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EVELYN

posted June 30, 2009 at 1:23 pm


MAY GOD BLESS YOU MICHAEL , YOU ARE AN INSPERATION TO THE WORLD. I GREW UP LISTENING TO YOUR MUSIC, WE ALL BEEN BLESS WITH YOU.. YOU WILL LIVE ON FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS AND IN YOUR MUSIC.. WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL JACKSON & FAMILY…LORD WATCH OVER HIS FAMILY…….



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posted June 30, 2009 at 1:24 pm


Micheal!!!!!!!! was not only an icon but unbelievably a friend to everyone. he had a good heart and loved no matter the race or color, he gave us the thrill of our lives in thriller and whether he was black or white we loved him so, he beat it beyond our wildest imagination…….and worked hard to heal the world surely he is up in heaven, thanks micheal for rocking my world, i will always love you. rest in peace.



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posted June 30, 2009 at 1:31 pm


Mr. Chopra, if you so sincerely cherish Michael Jackson as a friend and reflect on the good nature of his personality you should not say: “My memory of Michael Jackson will be as complex and confused as anyone’s. His closest friends will close ranks and try to do everything in their power to insure that the good lives after him.” This is the same thing as stating that he was indeed “weird” as many in the media have put it. By this phrase you clearly contradict all the good you mentioned earlier about Michael. You may have been a friend with “interest” since you clearly did not understand him and his ways and now you seem to try to follow everything that is being said. You have no sincerity. The man “Michael Jackson” was a man who was hurt by the vanity of this world and thought that by changing his appearance he would be accepted as himself. Unfortunately, he did not have good friends to show him that it did not matter what he was “black or white”. All his lyrics show his pain and confussion of life.



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Debbie Brush

posted June 30, 2009 at 1:35 pm


Thank you Deepak for confirming what I have always suspected about Michael. I too was always deeply saddened when callous individuals focused on the alleged shortcomings of this truly gifted man. His sweetness and innocence coupled with genuis was always present and will for many of us still be the focus of his persona.
Prayers and deepest condolences to the family of this gifted, angelic soul.



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Kathryn James

posted June 30, 2009 at 1:36 pm


This is my belief and it is my spirit that I must say I am happy Michael Jackson is gone and that he went as peacefully as he did is a blessing to all. I found him to be a very talented man who’s personal life was vulgar, and weird. He went from black to white he had so much plastic surgery done his nose collapsed, he played with chimps and he collected bones. Many things he done makes me believe he also was capable of playing with little boys. Maybe God’s blessing for those children he called his own and dangoursly dangled over a motel balcony with one arm will be a answer to prayer and be safe now. I hope so. Let me say he was very taltented in the music industry and he gave, I beleive with his heart to charitys. This is all good.



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posted June 30, 2009 at 1:40 pm


I think there are only two ways to sum up Michael Jackson’s life: He was an extremely talented/gifted individual but at the same time, an extremely unhappy person offstage. Having grown up watching him as a child performing with his brothers as the Jackson 5, and hearing stories about how his father or whoever didn’t allow him to take time out from rehearsing to just be a kid, I can understand where the ideas about being Peter Pan and not wanting to grow up came from. As for the allegations of pedofilia and so on, I really don’t think the public has any right to judge and condemn Michael as it seems so many in the public have taken it upon themselves to do over the past decade or so. After all, who among any of us are sinless? We have all sinned, and have all fallen short of God’s glory.
Finally, it is my sincere hope, that in time all the allegations about Michael’s personal life and his offstage habits will be forgotten so his talent as a performer–one of the best to come along in decades–can be remembered and enjoyed for years to come.



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Kathryn James

posted June 30, 2009 at 2:10 pm


I must say that the out pouring of sympathy for Michael Jackson is heart warming and everyones reference to his talent being great. Also everyone is quick to forgive all his short comings, making sure we know that none of us are without sin. I was always told the perpertraitor forgets but the victims never do. In comparison are we soon to forget that another Very Talented and Intelegent, well dressed and a master of communication and disguise was Ted Bundy. He wasn’t a pedifile he was a womanizer and he also had victims. My sympathy is with the victims and my prayers are for those God has decided to deal with. I don’t have to throw stones. May they all rest in peace in Gods judgement.



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HeartAche wendy

posted June 30, 2009 at 2:35 pm


Damn I still can’t believe he is still dead. I started watching michael’s music videos when I was 1 year old on the floor right in front of the tv. i started dancing to the moon walk and my dad try to do the moon.I cried for 2days staight, he was the greatest man in the music business:(
I love you michael Now you can play music in heaven with god. Bless you and your family and friends. you will be remeber in my heart, And my two old daughter will know the king of pop.



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sandy

posted June 30, 2009 at 2:41 pm


Dr.Chopra,All the words you said about michael are so true.I am 50yrs old grew up with the Jackson Fives to.At that time as a child myself I said wow has he got it made.While me and my two brothers worked in the garden all day I felt like we were nothing.We were told we were hated and not loved,we were abuse mentally and physically very bad the same as Michael.I know in my HEART how he felt.You feel self worthlessness,you look for love from someone or somebody.My HEART is so sad right now to know he went through the samething.Michael is right about alot of things like children sleeping in the bed with a grown up.I will speak own his behalf and mine.First off all i have done that with minor children blood related or not,what did they do back in the old days people slept however you could.If you were poor thats how people slept.No one back in the old days thought we were sick or molested children.My grandparents were the most loving.My grandmother had a big family so how do you think they slept in two rooms.They were also true christian people to.so before anybody judges him just think of GOD he is the judge not us.MICHAEL MAY YOU REST IN PEACE !The only difference between me and you as you were a SUPERSTAR and I wasn’t.But our souls are the same.You were such a loving person,I know cause I was treated the same.YOU WILL BE MISSED!



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posted June 30, 2009 at 3:05 pm


Michael was pure genius from a sick and overly ambitious family (please see his father’s interview of 29/6/09. True, if his dad hadn’t pushed him so hard, the world wouldn’t have had Michael Jackson but he was a soft hearted, oftimes wierd, out of touch with reality but he was incapable of hurting anyone, much less a child. Those who played upon his mental frailty and set him up for their own ends will meet their judgement in time.
He did lots of good in the world when doing good at such a large scale wasn’t fashionable.
It goes to show how many of these superstars are slaves to the hollywood system.



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posted June 30, 2009 at 3:17 pm


It’s so hard to believe that he is gone. I will miss him so much. You know I truly feel for those who think that everything in the public eye is the truth. There are money hungry people who will do anything for the almighty dollar. It truly is the root to all evil. I stand 100% behind Michael. He is not and never was a child molester. He was a loving, kind, caring, compassionate soul who was wounded. As so many of us are. Because he had the money to live like a child due to his childhood being robbed of him doesn’t make him a pedophile. He loved the children as a child. He just wanted to be like them therefore he tried to surround himself with children. I pray that all will leave Michael’s personal life alone or at least think what troubled him so much. So what! He had plastic surgery. Tell me how many stars haven’t. Those with botched results are staying out of the view of the tabliods. It was a skin disease named VITILIGO that began turning him white. It’s not like he wanted to be white. Another one of those things people are just assuming. The world would be a much better place if we didn’t assume things and sought the facts. I’m getting tired and very upset of people downing Michael. Let’s see how many could really stand a week in his shoes. Live his life. We are on the outside looking in and can’t even see anything. I Love You Michael and will miss you greatly. You are truly a force to be reckoned with. Jehovah has called you home. May you Rest In Peace my friend.



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Antonie Zaragoza

posted June 30, 2009 at 3:18 pm


I was very sadden by the passing of another great artist. He was truly talented which is a gift from God. We have lost him too young like many of this world’s talented people. Why? Is it the drugs they take for pleasure or is it the fact that this people are so hounded by the public that they have to hide and not enjoy the simple things that we all enjoy like going out for a hamburger? They cannot live a NORMAL life. They are OWNED by the people who make money off the special talent that does not belong to them. All the talented people are pushed beyond the point of no return. Pushed to perform when they need rest. Are not given time to heal but given medication to keep them going. How horrible to live a life where you fear for your safety and the safety of loved ones. God bless Micheal for he gave up his life for a public who could not respect his personal life. I don’t believe his down falls. Someone is always after a way to get your money if you have any. My love to his family.



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sharlina

posted June 30, 2009 at 3:34 pm


Micheal you will be miss so you go on and rest my child .You have done your JOB well. So we understand that it is time to go be with Angels. Love Sharlina//////



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Valerie Manasco

posted June 30, 2009 at 3:48 pm


I LOVE you Michael an U are & 4ever will be tha King of tha world! Blessings to UR children an ur family! All my Love to U!



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felecia

posted June 30, 2009 at 3:55 pm


To the Jackson family I pray that God will keep you in the days and hours to come. I really know what you are going through because on June 23,2008 I got a call top tell me that my baby sister had been mudered. This was a horrible nightmare because she was the baby and she was also the first of my silbings to die. So be encouraged no matter what and know that God is always there when you need him.
I will always remember Michael as a loving and kind person.



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Nylinda

posted June 30, 2009 at 4:06 pm


Thank you the people that said kind words about Michael. I Love and will missed Michael Jackson. We must pray for all people who greeding now for him,and his familys. We are all God childrens. Love to the world. Peace.



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kathy

posted June 30, 2009 at 4:25 pm


may god bless you and your family allways you will never be forgotton you will be in our heart and our prayers allways i rember when we were growing up thats all we heard about was michelle jacking now i am 40 years old thats all we still hear about is michelle you will never be for gotton not just in the usa world wide me will miss you allways god bless you



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Jaylee

posted June 30, 2009 at 4:27 pm


I love you Michael. Everyone please go to Youtube.com and type in Michel Jackson’t interview with Oprah 1993 . This will give you a better understanding of what he went through . Make sure you listen to all parts… RIP Michael .. I love you !



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Mariangelica

posted June 30, 2009 at 4:28 pm


I almost can’t believe Michael Jackson died. I wish it wasn’t true. But then death can strike anyone of us without warning. So sad. I really enjoyed Michael Jackson’s music since I was little (I absolutely love the song BEN, I started to love the English language thanks to Michael’s music). I have all the albums, I got the album Thriller with my first salary. I love his videos, they were outstanding. I guess what killed him was his trying to live up to his HIGH standards. At least he finally will find peace. I will miss him a lot!!!!



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James

posted June 30, 2009 at 4:32 pm


Let’s not forget that Micheal Jackson liked the little boys a little to much! And if he was anyone else you people wouldn’t celebrating his life. I guess as long as you can sing It’s ok to concuct yourself in any way you see fit! If my words have angered or offended you, just ask your self if you would have let him babbysit your son! as for myself I say justice is finally done!



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Cynthia

posted June 30, 2009 at 4:50 pm


To James, how can you say someone likes children a little too much? I do not believe everything I read in the media. I have a mind of my own. I am so glad others do not think as you do. I thought he was a gentle and loving man. I do not leave my children with just any stranger. If he were to spend time with my children , I would have been in the same place as I would have with any person I did not know. May you reap what you sow.



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Paris E. Tompkins

posted June 30, 2009 at 4:54 pm


Dear Dr. Chopra,
As a student of your teachings, and a fan of Michael, I wholeheartedly agree with the impression you relate in your tribute. I too watched Michael grow from a child into a living star, and enjoyed his God-given gifts which brought joy, inspiration, encouragement, and love into so many lives. My children called me to see if I was okay at the announcement of Michael’s death as they knew my heart was broken. Despite the trauma and tragedy attributed to his life, Michael will be remembered by me for the triumph of his spirit to overcome, survive and thrive. He is at peace now; no more pain, stress or strain; only rest.



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Victoria

posted June 30, 2009 at 4:58 pm


Shame on you James! How dare you come in here and spread such ugliness. You have no proof of the accusations and neither did the ugly mob that went after him. What I did see was someone who would put their child to say ugly made up things just to get a check off of someone. as for the other woman who came foward with the same accusations she took a pay too. wow that says so much. I would have paid someone too in order not to get dragged all over the media again. But hey God don’t like ugly and they will get theirs. Michael Rest in Peace you are no longer in pain no one will hurt you no one will accuse u of such uglyness. You are there with God and one day we will all see you. It is a great loss to us but thank you God for allowing us to have him for the time that we did. May his family find the peace that they need to deal with his passing. Much love to his mother who I can not imagine what she is going thru and Janet the sibling he was closest too. My Prayers go out to the entire family. Especially his children. God Bless



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Jeff

posted June 30, 2009 at 6:19 pm


It is so sad that so many people still want to stay on the bad of the past with Michael Jackson, remember Michael was cleared of all changers. But even more so the man was great and he could have looked after my kids anytime, the people who made statements about Micheal have came forward and bagged for forgiveness, saying that they lied. I Loved Michael and still do, he was like my brother we grew-up at the same time and I never missed, any of his work. Michael you are Loved by most people all around the world, and for the na sayers they can go right to Hell. I Love you man and no one can ever changed that. Rest In Peace Michael.



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Erin

posted June 30, 2009 at 6:21 pm


You tell him Victoria!



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Rachel

posted June 30, 2009 at 6:28 pm


We as spectators always assume the worst. Don’t you think if Michael had really molested those boys, the parents of the other kids would have stopped allowing their kids spend time there? These kids, I honestly believe, were coerced to say those things about Michael. And because they are kids, some believed them. The parents of those kids saw a “cash cow” and thought they could get a big chunk of change from Michael. And to keep that type of stuff (lies) out of the limelight, Michael had no other choice but to pay them off. After all that Michael has gone through in his younger life, he wouldn’t dare think about putting a child through that kind of torment. That would have horrified those children, if they had to testify in court. And the team of lawyers would have eaten those kids up and the parents too. He thought long and hard before paying, I’m sure. So, please no more Michael bashing. Michael was a BIG kid at heart and everyone knew that. It was only because he had no childhood. So, Please stop it! Michael is a Legend, a ICON! That’s what I will always remember about him. All this other foolishness, I’m not believing it.



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Your Name

posted June 30, 2009 at 6:34 pm


There are some mysteries about Michael Jackson that baffles me.
I grew up admiring Michael Jackson and his music. The most touching to me of his songs was ‘Goodbye my summer love’. Like many of us, Michael was an over emotional person. Michael was obsessed with just about everything he does.
His greatet sin or misunderstanding was dishonouring his parents in making the world believe they robbed him of his childhood. Such ingratitude after all his parents did for him. He did not even consider the racial hostility that his parents went through at the time. They did their best for him. No matter what, you can never dishonour your parents and even if they made a mistake( after all they tolerate so many of your while you were growing up) you should forgive them.
I believe that at the time when the situation for blacks in America was hostile. Blacks were highly adored and accepted for their music. It was one of the best way forward.
At about 18 years old Michael was a million year. There was nothing to stop him from catching up on his childhood activities.
Michael Jackson was obsessed with Diana Ross from in his Teens. That did not seem as if he wanted his childhood. He made himself look like her.
In later years, he was obsessed with Elizabeth Taylor and made himself look like her.
Lets us talk straight ( Though we live in a free world and we can do what we want). What was Michael Jackson doing to himself that made the colour of his skin changed? Did he really have a rare skin desease? Was he taking medication to assist with the changing of the colour of his skin? Was he trying to get the pigmentation out of his body? Was he bleaching his skin? Did he feel he was not fully accepted in high society because he was black and as a result wanted himself to be made white? These are some of the mysteries about him that I still dont understand.
Michael Jackson died, so will everyone else. It is certain more that anything else. Sooner or later we are leaving. Dont forget that that day when Michael Jackson died thousands of people all over the world died. We all tremble at death, but it will happen to all of us at some time in life. Make the best of life while you can because ( which ever way it happens) like Michael Jackson you are leaving.
Like I wish for my dear mother and others who have died; ‘may his soul rest in peace’. 9s86u6



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venus_of_arabia

posted June 30, 2009 at 6:47 pm


hey.. i just want to add that i wish people would realize how much the value of other poeple is when they are still alive.. when MJ was alive, he was looked down upon mostly by people even his biggest fans started believing the atrocious media! look people all i’m saying is that if you love someone out there and ure not expressing it.. GO AND DO IT NOW because you never know what will happen tomoroow.. I have been a fan of micahel since the age of 5-6.. i admired him when he was alive… never ever called him a child molester ever!.. i truly loved him and his music.. nd took michael for wht he gave the world.. i say dammit.. even if he was a child molester, do you think u know the secrets of all your lovec ones?does it prevent u from loving them? god forbid micahel WAS NOT achild molester and by god he did not have a childhood.. thus he wanted to re live or re invent his childhood….why do u think he would make it public if he was actually molesting? folks. this world is cruel and dirty place and MJ was a victim of it.. RIP michael.. ure the best there was and the best there will ever be.. much LOve



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cathy

posted June 30, 2009 at 8:11 pm


I agree with Ray. Michael was a friend I grew up with. I never believed any of the bad things people said about him. He was and still is the greatest in my opinion. I love you Michael. Rest in peace my brother.



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La Quenta Gross

posted June 30, 2009 at 9:04 pm


I pray that Micheal finally is at peace. I pray that his children will always remember just how much they were loved by their father. I don’t believe there will every be another entertainer like MJ; he was truly one in a MILLION…..



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posted June 30, 2009 at 9:05 pm


I loved Michael Jackson, He was very inspieing in everything that he did. I loved his music and his moves in all of his songs. He will truly be missed and his legancy will never die. I was heart broken when I found out he had passed. He will always be remebered and never forgotten. He will always be in my heart forever. R.I.P. This is from a fan who loved Michael the death. I will never forget him.



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Brenda

posted June 30, 2009 at 10:19 pm


Having gone through troublesome times in my own life, I can understand some of Michael’s dilemmas. Yet, Michael had to travel his own journey. It is all too easy for others to judge, but no one can understand why a person is the way they are or why they do the things they do. I thank God for how Michael touched the lives of so many people in a positive manner and even through some of his toughest times, there was always someone on his side. Talented is the least description of Michael, his warmth and love for people surmounts it all. Friends like Deepak Chopra is a blessing to have and because of him, I know that Michael’s life was blessed. Just to be able to put so many smiles on other’s faces and allow them to feel such joy through his music, inspite of his underlying pain was selfless and brought on by love. So to Michael as you now sing with the angels on high, you will be missed, but never forgotten. Keep on singing because I know during one of my down times I will hear one of those songs that will caress that particular moment. Thank you!



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Your Name

posted June 30, 2009 at 10:55 pm


WOW! A great gift from GOD for the rest of us. Thank you father open the door and let him in.



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Cheryl

posted June 30, 2009 at 11:36 pm


I didn’t KNOW MJ, I can only make an observation of him from what I have read and seen about him. I don’t judge him as I don’t judge others, I have my own demons to deal with. However, I thought he was a WONDERFUL entertainer, and an exceptional dancer and I’ll never forget him. He was one of the good ones (entertainers), like Elvis, Gerald Levert, Barry White, and many others, even Farrah. But there are MANY unnamed heroes that go to God daily and they are barely celebrated…let’s not forget ALL that our Father will welcome. One day, I pray HE will welcome me.



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cheryl

posted June 30, 2009 at 11:39 pm


Micheal Jackson will be miss by all.I grow up with his music to me he was a very smart man. His music will live on forever just like Elvis.



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Your Name

posted July 1, 2009 at 12:00 am


Micheal Jackson was the sound track of my childhood. Strangely enough, I was listening to one of his songs ( Human Nature)that day some hours before he died and his songs evoked such vivid memories I had when I was a child. I found it a bit odd but thanked God for being so merciful thru out the years and said a prayer. I must say his song brought a blessing. I’ve never met him but Im still grieving and do miss having this comforting Icon around.
May God Bless and Keep You all and let His wonderful face shine upon you
Georgia



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Your Name

posted July 1, 2009 at 12:42 am


i am writing my thought on the worlds most egnamatic entertainer in the universe. he was very young when he started in the entertainment business. yes he lacked a childhood for the price of fame and all he knew was to entertain. it was in his blood he was put on this earth to do this. but at wat price? he was so publicly known he couldnt live as a normal person would anymore he was a superstar to all. he continued to entertain while his brothers raised their children because they didnt want it as bad as he did. he loved it but it came with a price. he remimded me so much of howard hughes once the richest man in the world became a recluse and paranoid. money doesnt buy happiness. michael wasnt happy but he tried to make himself happy the best way he could. and he tried to solve all of the worlds problems hunger,education…. he donated money to various charities he was a very giving man and kind and considerate there will never ever be another man like him. he had the soul of a angel. he had angelic ways of love and thought no one loved him. but we did we loved him as a person we personally didnt know just thru his music which will live forever, he left behind a legacy of songs that many generations will listen to including my children. i grew up with micheal and his brothers i fantasized about being with him just like so many women in the world i thought him to be perfect and handsome. but he didnt think this of himself he had self loathing issues and went over board with plastic surgery. i cant imagine how it is to be this man or live his life. and i am very very saddened by his death it is something i will remember for the rest of my life. he was here for a short time and did a lot for people in this short time i hope people understand and appreciate this man for the things and attributes he has brought to us in this lifetime we will never forget him as long as we live. RIP KING OF POP U WILL LIVE FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!



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Denise

posted July 1, 2009 at 12:48 am


Written with such humility. I feel like we all let him down, but he just went so far out there that no one, not even a Deepok Chopra, could reach him….



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posted July 1, 2009 at 1:15 am


Although some view Michael Jackson as an ever-talented but tragic figure, I hope the world does not forget the giving spirit he showed, donating hundreds of millions, and pushing forth a message of the world as a better place.



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Loretta LaRose

posted July 1, 2009 at 1:21 am


Depak–waht a wonderful article–thank you for sharing this with all of us.



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Anonymous

posted July 1, 2009 at 1:43 am


As history always repeats itself, there are great men who live and dieS. Michael Joseph Jackson was one of those great men. God gave him a talent and he took that talent as far as he could take it. He was judged for so many for things that had nothing to do with his talent. Have you ever been in all your years or few years been picked on or talked no matter if the things you did were good or bad. Imagine what this man went though his whole life always lonely and sad. As I write this I tear up because I been there and it is a very hurtful feeling. So I say Michael Joseph Jackson thank you for entertaining I have enjoyed you for many years. My daughter is 30 years old and said she fell in love with him and his music when she was in the 3rd grade and I know she is not the only one. I suggested to her to listen to all his and the Jackson 5′s music and she will be much more impressed then she is now. LOVE THE MUSIC—MAke LAUGH, CRY, SING AND SHOUT. MAY GOD BLESS!!!!!!



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Dollfaceshar

posted July 1, 2009 at 2:33 am


In the last few days I’ve seen news reports and comments from others, but Dr. Deepak Chopra has made the biggest impression on me. Dr. Chopra has known MJ for over 20 years and his opinion has been the most sincere.
He speaks of MJ’s personal and professional struggles but it has never been without compassion and love. He knows things about Michael Jackson but he has not tried to capitalize on it. I’ve cried several times since Michael Jackson has died. I was so hurt because this wonderful entertainer died so unhappy.
He was battling many demons. The loneliness and sadness came from his insecurity and childlike behavior had everything to do with the treatment he and his brothers and sisters felt as they were growing up.
You wonder how could this brilliant entertainer feel so insecure? I guess it has nothing to do with entertaining, money or fame it has everything to do with how he felt about himself. Dr. Chopra said in one interview that MJ was into self-mutlation. The plastic surgery was one way of changing who he was he thought.
I believe whatever medication the doctors used to lighten MJ’s skin had a devasting effects on his health. You can’t correct on God’s plan for who you are.
When I hear “You Are Not Alone” I will always remember these days after his death. I grew-up listening to the Jackson 5 and then Michael Jackson. They are part of my life. Music is a soundtrack of our lives. And Michael Jackson will always live in me until I die.
I pray that whoever gains custody of Michael’s children that they aren’t blinded by the money and think of his beloved children and what’s best for them.
I’ve heard news reports that MJ’s the dermatologist was the father of his first 2 children. Even if that’s true how many people adopt children and love them as their own biological children? These are Michael Jackson’s children regardless to the circumstances.
There are going to be hundreds of rumors before it’s over. Just remember the song “Leave Me Alone”, “Thriller” and “Billy Jean”, etc… R.I.P. my brother.



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Vil Basco

posted July 1, 2009 at 3:13 am


Such a talented and a tremendous guy, he done a big influence to many, he got the two faces as an entertainer, and most of us have known what he gone thru.. no matter what other people say about you we can’t deny the fact that you have contributed a massive changes with music, magical dancing and to people as well.
THANK YOU.. for the wonderful music you have shared the world, the intense you wanted to do something for the world.
Now, that you come into your final end.. you finally home with the most highest KING.. on HIS hand you will find the real peace that you long looking for.. you are now in safe hand.. Rest in Peace. GOODBYE MICHAEL.. you will always remembered and your legacy will still continue..
THANK YOU…and…GOODBYE, MICHAEL



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SUSAN/TAMPA

posted July 1, 2009 at 7:03 am


Thank you for your thoughts and insight into your friend, Michael. He definitely had a true friend in you, and he knew it — but the demons (although unwanted visitors) had a familiar home and were hard to evict. Isn’t it unfortunate that we, the public, find out all of the wonderful things about Michael Jackson — after he’s gone. He will always be a part of my life. As a young white girl I was very into Motown and the J5. It was nice that Michael continued on his own and shared the disco era with all of us who grew up on J5. Dance in peace, Michael.



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Dale E.Willoughby Jr

posted July 1, 2009 at 7:16 am


In this life and times there has been a lot of morning in the star world.The people who have ment the most to us as fans friends and family are no longer able to do what they are good at.We as people can not choose when and how long we stay on this earth,but what i can say is that the one’s that have passed away will be missed.It pain’s me to see that one of the best singer’s in the world has gone to be with his maker at a young age.I have been a fan of Michael Jackson since the day i was born and when i found out that he had passed i shedded a tear for his family,I recently lost my father and it hert’s.We as people most importantly black American people need to understand that if we unit as one there is nothing that we can not gain.To end this i want to say that Michael Jackson will be missed,we love you and we pray for the Jackson family.Sincerly yours Dale Edward Willoughby Jr.



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posted July 1, 2009 at 9:29 am


To The Jackson Family,
I have always been a fan of Michael’s. I shall always be!! He made outstanding contributions to society with his music, dance, compassion and giving back so very very much!!! I was fortunate to watch the Jackson 5 when they made their first appearence on the Ed Sullivan Show. I knew then that Michael’s talent was extrodinary.
We all suffer your loss.
May God’s continued blessings be yours!



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Your Name

posted July 1, 2009 at 9:55 am


Thanks Deepak for that. It’s wonderful to know someone else accepted Michael simply as he was, faults and all. No one is perfect but Christ. I prayed for Michael a few days before he died that he would put things right with his creator. This was prompted by some negative sentiments on him from a friend. So I do believe that he is in the presence of God. And I now pray that all of us pay more attention to the good in a person and not the bad. That way, we will most definitly “HEAL the World”.



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Stephanie

posted July 1, 2009 at 10:15 am


I too – like everyone else am EXTREMELY shocked by the untimely death of Michael Jackson. My heart was immediately sad and I’ve tried my best to read the countless articles about the accounts of his death to (at least try) get an understanding as to what happened. Everyone else said they cried, but I noticed I hadn’t and I couldn’t figure out whether it was from shock or what.
Since his death my daughter and I have looked at his videos numerous times (as we always had – she does the “Thriller” video and “Remember the Time” video EXACTLY the way they do it – haha). As I viewed the videos and listened to his music it REALLY sank in what a GOD-GIVEN talent Michael had. He was BRILLIANT!!! And only God could have instilled in him what he gave to the world.
As I listened and I viewed his many physical changes over the course of his life, it also saddened me because I KNEW he had internal issues and he was in fact SUFFERING. Some say it was because he never had a childhood, some say it was from fame, and some say it was from super stardom etc., but regardless of WHAT it was from, there was PAIN – PAIN – PAIN!! And to me THAT was the saddest thing of them all. As brilliant as he was, he was suffering, and he would NEVER know what people REALLY thought of him and his talent – as well as the impact HE had on the entertainment industry.
Thank you for this article. I am sooo happy to read something from someone who had a DIFFERENT “word” to say about Michael and someone from the “inspirational” side makes the difference. Deepak, YOU’RE what a TRUE FRIEND is all about!! For the FIRST time – and it’s been almost a week since his death, AFTER READING THIS ARTICLE – I cried over his death. And that’s because this is the way GOD would want us to remember Michael. Regardless of his shortcomings and the madness that surrounded him, he was STILL a CHILD OF GOD – WHO GOD LOVED DEARLY!! Whether he went out like Brando OR Elvis, he is NOW RESTING!!



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La Trina

posted July 1, 2009 at 10:27 am


We are all made up of the fabric of those things that we love, cherish and respect. I have loved you Michael since I was a babe. Even in the midst of your public trials and display of behavior that I didn’t quite understand, you were dear to me because no matter what I could see the light of your spirit. You always sought to do good and help others. You shared your talents with us so selfishly. And I personally am grateful for your sacrifices, for your geniune love for mankind, and also for your courage to be you in a world that is so judgmental. You were a man with many faces…but one true heart. Rest in peace.



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Carol

posted July 1, 2009 at 12:03 pm


He is finally resting in peace and singing happy songs and that is what he deserves.
We can celebrate that he is no longer suffering but we will miss him because he had such talent that we never forget.
He no longer is suffering and for that we should be so happy.
MAY GOD BLESS HIM AND KEEP HIM WARM AND SAFE AS I AM SURE HE WILL!!!



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Your Name

posted July 1, 2009 at 12:31 pm


God ‘s blessing to the entire Jackson Family , I have loved Micheal & his music for ever, he was like a old friend that you think will always be there, I’ll miss him like family, he was more than a icon to me, he was a friend
LOVE YOU FOREVER MICHEAL JACKSON
ALWAYS YOUR GIRL …………..



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Anne

posted July 1, 2009 at 12:49 pm


Thanks for sharing. It’s comforting to know that some people truly cared about Michael.
Like his millions of fans, I too grew up listening to Michael’s brilliant music. I especially took a liking to his music because I was a very sickly child. Having been a victim of child molestation, I was so stressed that I used to fall ill almost every other month. This went on for years, followed by depressions – but there was one thing that cheered me and lifted my spirit – Michael Jackson & his music. I am 30 years old now & I occasionally slip into the dark, moody side, but listening to Michael’s music still warms my heart and I feel I truly am not alone.
I was fortunate enough to have attended his concert in Kuala Lumpur more than 12 years ago.It was my first concert ever, he blew me away and to date, I’ve never bothered to attend any other concerts. No one can come close to the King of Pop.
As I write this message, my tears just keep flowing. I will miss him terribly, but I truly hope that he is finally at peace. And I hope he knows that we’re sorry we couldn’t be there for him the way he reached out to us through his music. Rest in Peace dearest Michael Jackson. You will always be loved.



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Kale

posted July 1, 2009 at 2:38 pm


Micheal Jackson….Let’s look at it like this….he is the KING of pop.
All I’m hearing is the pain and suffering, booo who to you to. We all have pain we all have suffering. Let’s look at Micheal’s contributions to mankind and then lets look at our own. To whom much is given much is tested. If You really get to the essence of Micheal Jackson you’ll see that he is not only bad, but the baddest around. Peaces



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posted July 1, 2009 at 3:37 pm


Michael Jackson did the world a favor through his music. He was born to be an Artist and an Entertainer, and the BEST one for that matter. People can try to imitate him but nobody can duplicate him. In return for his music, the least thing that we can do for him, his children, and his family is to leave them alone and let them live their own private lives the best way them want it, just like the rest of us. Rest easy, Michael. Rest easy!



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RaShae

posted July 1, 2009 at 3:53 pm


Thank you Deepak Chopra, for your insight
on one of our most beloved icons – King of Pop/or “King of hearts” as people start to call him, because he had a very big, but fragile heart.
I felt he was very misunderstood and partially purposly portrayed by media as someone weird and strange.
If you follow his past and puzzle all the pieces of his life together, his behaviour actually makes very good sense! (-his for the most part, very strict/abusive upbringing and more, and then the mistreatment of the media and the public later on – misconstruing and ridiculing his behaviour – hurt this gentle soul deeply)
We love you Michael, may you finally be at peace with yourself and the world. — infinite genius –



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Adriana

posted July 1, 2009 at 6:13 pm


Thank you Doctor Chopra for your hart felt words for Michael Jackson a beautiful soul that was missunderstood by the sinicism of our society.



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Your Name

posted July 1, 2009 at 8:42 pm


IM GLAD YOUR DECIDED TO SHARE THIS.IT LETS US REMEMBER THAT MICHAEL WAS A PERSON TOO WITH ISSUES THAT TAKE TIME TO WORK THROUGH.HE DIDNT GET THE CHANCE TO WORK IT ALL OUT BUT HE WAS A MAN OF MYSTERY BUT YET A MAN OF INSIGHT.A MAN WHO LOVED CHILDREN AND WANTED TO RE-LIVE HIS CHILDHOOD DAYS IN THE WAY THAT HE COULDNT WHEN HE WAS A CHILD.NO ONE KNEW HIS HEART AND WITH THAT NO ONE KNOWS WHAT HE REALLY WENT THROUGH.WE ALL NEED TO SIT BACK AND THINK ABOUT OURSELVES…IM TIRED OF THE CONSTANT DIS-RESPECTFUL REMARKS PEOPLE SAY.THE MAN IS GONE BUT HIS MUSIC AND CONTRIBUTIONS IN MUSIC WILL LIVE FOREVER.LETS REMEMBER HIM AS THE MAN THAT MOON-WALKED HIS WAY INTO OUR TV’S AS WELL AS OUR HEARTS.MICHAEL I LOVE YOU AND I WILL MISS THE MAN YOU WERE TO ME EVERYDAY OF MY LIFE.I RESPECT YOU AND NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY I WILL ALWAYS HOLD YOUR NAME IN HONOR…FOR YOU ARE WORTHY.



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ELY'XENIA DE'ADREAU ACREY

posted July 2, 2009 at 12:38 am


THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TRIBUTE. MICHEAL WAS VERY BLESSED TO HAVE A FRIEND LIKE YOU IN HIS LIFE , SOMETIMES WHEN WE SPEAK OUR HEARTS, TO OTHERS ,IT HELPS US ALL TO HEAL. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN. A.K.A ELYXIS



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Alisha

posted July 2, 2009 at 1:04 am


I just wanted to say thank you for this information. I am pleased to see some heart warming thoughts about Michael even with all of his trying times. Stress is the number one killer of many things and it is horrible to know that this stress is what took away our most beloved star. I will forever miss him . . . Rest in peace, Michael, for you are now safe from any and all harm.



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Your Name

posted July 2, 2009 at 1:21 am


Thank you for bringing such sweet words to a tradegy. We lost the greatest icon of more than just one generation. Michael Jackson was such a brilliant artist, and I too hope this is what he is remembered for-not is introverted ways. My heart breaks for his children. They will never feel the love that only their father Michael could give them. No matter the arguement on his music, his life or the choices he made, NO ONE can argue the love for his children. It shown through, no matter the disgruteny media placed on it. I will remember the good Michael Jackson brought to this world, and how you could feel how he wanted to change it. He will be sorely missed, but greatly remembered. I know one day, we will see him again singing, and hopefully moonwalking :) in the after life.



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Your Name

posted July 2, 2009 at 4:11 am


Thank you for sharing this! It gave me a deeper understanding of who Michael Jackson really was. I believed he really had a pure and loving heart. He sincerely loved being with kids and i could see how his face lit up everytime a child approached him or was with him. I think he was a musical genius and there will never be anyone like him in my lifetime. I wish other people who have nothing nice to say about would just keep quiet. The man is dead! May he rest in peace! I will always remember him as a child with a beautiful voice and smile!



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Bonita Morris

posted July 2, 2009 at 6:26 am


I am so deeply sadden by Michael Jackson’s death. My heart goes out to his children and Mother Jackson and the rest of his family. I have always believe in Michael. I wish people would let this family grieve and began healing. I don’t know what it is like to be famous and to live in a fish bowl. My prayers go out to the Jackson family. I lost my youngest brother in a car accident and it has been six years ago. It still hurts so bad. I can only imagine the pain of having people saying mean and hateful things. Mother Jackson remember keep the faith and those three children are a part of Michael’s legendency and as long as you keep him in your heart he is always with each of you. I quite sure you each have a special memory. I love you all.
Your friend in Wingo Ky.



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Linda Crank A mother of two boys

posted July 2, 2009 at 7:33 am


I love music its my life BUT to many people are dieing over drugs its getting out of hand BUT its every where I’m dealing with some one i love so much when it gets a hold of you its hard to quick friends family is not enough. So what do you do set back and watch the show. I’m so sick of people talking about people when they don’t know the hole story there’s always two sides a story all that pressure on Michael it makes me so mad what they put him throw so much bull i will always remember you Michael Jackson love&huges oxoxoxo



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Your Name

posted July 2, 2009 at 11:41 am


Michael Jackson was a gift from God sent down to sing hits that made history. He was an influence to musicians and many others. He was one of few who was not afraid to express his thoughts and he showed that through his music, he was a great man and misunderstood by some but loved by many more. But now it is time for our angel to fly back to heaven and moon walk in the clouds where he will truly be Peter Pan and never grow up. We love you Michael your legacy will live forever. Long live the King of Pop!



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jackie

posted July 2, 2009 at 4:13 pm


IM GOING TO MISS MICHAEL SOOOO MUCH I GROW UP LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC, NOW THAT I HAVE KIDS THEY LOVED MICHALL AND WE WILL MISS HIM SOOO MUCH



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Your Name

posted July 2, 2009 at 5:56 pm


Micheal Jackson has lived a life that was truly sincere. He had loved people in ways that seem almost Christlike. After all the good he did in his life time, he was accused, robbed and shamed, yet he never ever cast aspersions on anyone, not even his persecutors and that is what make him even GREATER than any other Pop Star or individual on planet earth. He saw the good in people and try to embrace that quality in his work, his social life and his genuine love of children. Children are always seen as loving and genuinely so, and when souls so alike come into contact it is difficult to not embrace that love, and for Micheal Jackson this was always the case. He never hurt any child as was reported but then we must understand that Christ Himself did not hurt anyone either. What is so difficult to understand here? Be he comforted though by his death knowing that Christ embraces Micheal Jackson in life and in death. May his soul lives on and on and on in Jesus Name. I will forever love you Micheal.



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Yvonne Brown

posted July 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm


I love you Micheal Jackson for you are the world and the world will remember you only as a great pop star and that is what you are. From Sister P.



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Your Name

posted July 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm


Hi, i just cant believe that michael jackson was taken away from us, who loved his music, dancing and all of what michael did, he is such a talented man, i dont understand why people can abuse drugs, and do them, i find it so nasty and so sad, i dont know what people think about abusing drugs, they all must have severe problems and think that by abusing and using drugs, that its like candy, no its not, it is so harmfull to your body, it dont make you any better, i tell people not to do drugs, that it is so harmfull and can take your life. my heart felt condolences to all of michaels family and friends and fans that knew and loved michael jackson. he will be so dearly missed by all. dont worry, we will see michael in heaven, he is in our hearts forever, always, sally mae rutkowski of west toledo, ohio usa.



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John Michael Christian

posted July 3, 2009 at 12:55 am


Thank you Deepak for your sincere and beautiful words. And Godspeed to you Michael. May the next time around bring you inner peace and love.
Namaste’
John



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Your Name

posted July 3, 2009 at 1:20 am


The man child found the edge of biological endurance and went overthat edge….. he was evolved enough to reincarnate at a better time when his spirit is renewed and his body renewed….at a better time when mankind moves beyond the mess of hate, war, corruption, chaos…all the symptoms of evil empire…check out his messages….a light in the darkness of a mellinium of vulgar, violent, viscious men…too much of a load for the manchild MICHAEL…..



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Your Name

posted July 3, 2009 at 2:01 am


I grew up with the Jackson 5 and thought it was special that I lived in the same state they were from the beginnings. Dr. Chopra you did a wonderful job. My condolences to his children and the rest of his family. I never believed any of the stories told, it just wasn’t him. I do believe he had medical skin condition called Vitiligo. I worked with a girl that now the patches on her face that are white (I mean albino skin white)are larger than the brown skinned patches. The last time I worked with her she told me if she had the money the Micheal Jackson did, she would have her skin bleached too. As for the mother coming back and actually getting custody of her children from the Jackson Clan. I don’t see it as happening, not after signing away her rights in the first place. Paternity and maternity will be done and I am betting that it will be found out that Micheal is indeed the father of the children. My son is mixed not as light as they are any more but when he was an infant he was that light. I have seen blond and light hair and light colored eyes. From Michael we have gotten all forms of dance from Locking, popping, hip hop, contemperary, some break dancing. He was a fantastic musician who wrote his own lyrics and then set them to his own musical composition. He indeed was/is the King of Pop. I hope for his childrens sake that the reported hidden music found to be saved for his children does pan out. I will be interested to see if Joe Jackson takes over Michael’s tour possibly talking his siblings into fulfilling Michael’s committments. I don’t see that family disappointing fans or walking away from making the money that could save his estate.



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Mendi

posted July 3, 2009 at 3:57 am


Deepak, your words move me to tears. Thank you so much.



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Your Name

posted July 4, 2009 at 1:00 pm


I just pray that Michael Jackson in his sufering had a litle moment to talk with God so he can be safe for eternity, cause nothing in this world matters you dont take anything with you when you die so our soul is more important than things on earth….other wise our life is empty even if we have all the money in the world, all the posesions it does’nt matter we have being created to whorship GOD.
All creation talks about GOD…



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Nadege Chrysostome

posted July 4, 2009 at 11:28 pm


I cried when I heard the news. I love his songs, I bought most of his C.D. It was a shock and I grieved all week. I ask God to protect his children and to watch over his family. I feel that Michael is in God hand and is resting peacefully.



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Emma Vazquez

posted July 5, 2009 at 12:02 am


I am from the Philippines. Thank yo so much for sharing with us your beautiful thoughts and experiences with our dear dear Michael. I too…with so much grief in my heart makes me realize how much the human race was so blessed to have MJ be a part of our lives one way or the other. He was a gift to all of us. His love for all went beyond his songs…his works…his love for all pierced through our hearts. I seem to be lost in expressing how I feel inside me. As MJ would always say… I too love you MJ and thank you.
Mr Deepak, I will always be looking formard for more of your writings. Thank you.



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tommye newman

posted July 7, 2009 at 1:23 am


My prayers are with the family and children. May they always know that he was a wondeful person.May God give them peace and comfort for this day and always. This message for the rest of his family too.



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Ashoka Harichandan

posted July 7, 2009 at 10:15 pm


Will you dance in heaven
Like you danced on earth?
Will you sing with angels
For with them you belong?
The love you spread wide
For sure will narrow divide:
You won all hearts at end
Though you tried to mend
While living,but like Christ
In death were you glorified!
Your songs will grow wing
To God many souls bring!
July 7th 2009



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Your Name

posted July 8, 2009 at 7:49 am


I am sitting at my computer the day after MJ’s furneral, and I still can’t believe he is gone, all I do is cry. He was my generation I loved him from the start, it was his music back in 71 that got me through the death of my husband at the age of 18, we had one child and another on the way, so I know what his dear children will go through, mine are still going through it. It was his music, then it was the man, he was an inspiration to us all. I never believed tha alligations of child molestration. MJ was to pure of heart for that. I think maybe I need to seek professional help because I don’t think I can go on like this, it’s too much. I’ve got to go, may God be with his family and i hope they can draw strength from each other.



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marsha duncan

posted July 8, 2009 at 9:34 am


we will miss you dearly micheal jackson. my prayers are with his family as well as his children.



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Sheri Mills

posted July 8, 2009 at 10:24 am


It was so very hard to watch Michael’s memorial. It all seemed so surreal. Michael will be deeply missed. There is no one like him. Michael was a very sweet soul. I know in my heart that his innocence and purity was real. There is a saying that says “to the pure, all things are pure. I believe Michael’s purity and gentle loving spirit with be with us forever. I pray especially for his children that they will be comforted knowing that their father’s love touched us all immensely. God bless you Michael and may your spirt rest in peace.



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Mother Cheryl

posted July 8, 2009 at 12:00 pm


I pray that God gives them the strength for each new day, that they come to know Him more closer and intimately, and that the Lord’s will be done concerning those three BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN, TO FIND THE COMFORT THEY NEED TO MEET EACH DAY!Because right now peace and comfort is what they need wrapped up in LOVE!



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Joyce Taylor

posted July 14, 2009 at 9:20 am


As a single parent I learned to love Michael as I watched my children adore him.At one time my entire upstairs was decorated with Michael photos and momentos.Michael was a sweet sweet spirit that I feel God sent to us to minister in some small way. To teach us that we should love with the innocence of a child.Although I will never get over his passing I know we are all better off because there was a Michael Jackson.May God wrap his loving arms around his family and his adorable children, and give us all peace until we meet again in heaven.



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Jeffrey Paul Bobrick

posted July 23, 2009 at 9:28 pm


Deepak,
This is beautiful and a touching, if heartrending, tribute.
I’ve been meaning to write something in response to this for some time.
There is very little I can say, other than to say that I am glad Michael had friends who loved him.
The only other thing I can share is this song, which sums up my feelings for Michael, as someone who loved his music, who even met him and spoke with him, but did not know him as you did.
This is a tribute song to Michael: http://www.michaeltributesong.com/



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Glor

posted July 28, 2009 at 7:53 pm


Message to God:
To your divine Abode he came
From this our lowly dreary world.
For his Gift—his last and only–
He sought the Heavenly:
A better time,
A better place,
A better space…
There no greater Peace!
A home away, a stage afar,
Beyond lace-like clouds.
Too soon some here say:
Was this world too much?
He came to You, his Creator,
The greatest Comforter of all…
His God of eternal Sleep!
Yours is a place of Love.
Oh Michael, surrender to Him your Gift–
Your last and only…your SOUL.
He knows it is kind, gentle, caring.
He knows yours is an Essence,
A Heart, a sense of Beauty…
Tenfold and more!
Oh Lord, receive this unique Spirit
Into your Realm and love him…
Unconditionally!



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Glor

posted July 28, 2009 at 7:59 pm


Message to God:
To your divine Abode he came
From this our lowly dreary world.
For his Gift—his last and only–
He sought the Heavenly:
A better time,
A better place,
A better space…
There no greater Peace!
A home away, a stage afar,
Beyond lace-like clouds.
Too soon some here say:
Was this world too much?
He came to You, his Creator,
The greatest Comforter of all…
His God of eternal Sleep!
Yours is a place of Love.
Oh Michael, surrender to Him your Gift–
Your last and only…your SOUL.
He knows it is kind, gentle, caring.
He knows yours is an Essence,
A Heart, a sense of Beauty…
Tenfold and more!
Oh Lord, receive this unique Spirit
Into your Realm and love him…
Unconditionally!



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Your Name

posted August 6, 2009 at 7:02 pm


Dear Deepak, please accept my condolences to you and all your family in the loss of Michael in your lives. My own grief ebbs and flows and comes crashing over me like a wave so I watch Michael;s videos and listen to his music and for those moments, I am healed and joyous! But I wake up at night and remember and my heart breaks all over again. You must have loved him very much. Millions and millions of people who never knew him loved him. Thank you for sharing yourself with all of us. I have promised myself to work harder to bring relief to the suffering of our world in Michael’s name. It is the least I can do.
Love and Peace,
Helen Mitchell



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Cynthia McGuire

posted August 30, 2009 at 3:11 am


My Poem for Michael,written by me,yesterday,August 28,2009.
We met in 1987,
and you came for me in 1988.
I told you I loved you
And Always Will,
You Kissed Me,
And that Sealed the Deal.
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posted September 5, 2009 at 6:51 pm


Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Michael Jackson. It is September the 5th and the sadness has not lifted from my heart yet.
I’m wondering whether it will. Such a sad ending to someone who brought so much joy into everyone’s lives.



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posted February 3, 2010 at 4:46 pm


Michael will be missed by all. But, I have proof that Cynthia Mcguire did not know Michael and never met him. Her stories, many that she has, make no sense. She has to many different versions of how she “met”, (which she didn’t) Michael. My house and my heart are full of sadness and heartbreak over losing the best entertainer of all time. The world will never forget Michael.



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I also know that Cynthia Mcguire never met or knew Michael Jackson. She is always saying that she has so many “secrets” about him. And that she will never tell anyone. That’s her bait, lets hope nobody bites.



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