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Old 06-25-2014, 10:05 PM
 
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The world lost Michael Jackson. It was one of those "Where were you when..." moments, such as the time you heard when Elvis Presley, John Lennon and other huge figures left us. In the case of MJ, I was driving when I heard the news...so shocked, I nearly ran off the road!
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:31 PM
 
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He comes alive every time I listen to his voice and music.
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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I was on a plane for France, so the news didn't come to me straight away (obviously noone used any wifi device on that flight). Same at the airport in Paris. Same on our next, shorter flight. Got the news when my brother picked us up at the airport. Felt unreal.
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:05 AM
 
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What I remember was Farrah Fawcett died that same day, but in the morning, it was big news, but that afternoon Michael died and Farrah got pushed to the side
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:14 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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It has been five years. Wow. I miss Michael. So so much.

He gave the world so much. Gone but hardly forgotten.
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Old 06-28-2014, 11:31 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Michael Jackson is the greatest of all time..in my opinion. The whole world felt that loss. I saw a video of a reporter crying when the news broke. On 106 & Park, the hosts and audience cried when they news broke live on air. My mother was in the salon when she found out. Her and all the women in there cried. I told a man, from India, at the gas station and he cried. My coworkers cried. They showed videos from all over the world of people crying. I've never seen anything like that... ever. When they aired the memorial, it was the most televised event in human history and this was on a Tuesday during business hours. Movie theaters around the world aired the memorial live. That was the one time, in my lifetime, that I've seen the whole planet come together as one. He was one of the greatest people to live on this little marble we call Earth.

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Old 06-28-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Alabama
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Just another druggie entertainer, no more no less.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:54 PM
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I have no idea where I was when I heard Michael Jackson died, so no, it wasn't one of those moments for me.

But it still was pretty damn sad to see another very talented entertainer lost to the demons that seem to haunt so many of them.

I don't care where I am, if "Billie Jean" starts to play, I wanna get up and dance.
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I recall suddenly hearing Micheal Jackson playing from many cars going by. Found after a friend texted me. I remember when the Thriller video came out I was young and it spooked me but loved the song. He was very talented yet eccentric with many personal issues and is one of the biggest entertainers of all time.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:06 PM
 
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I was at home with the TV on, and the program I was watching was interrupted with breaking news that MJ had been rushed to the hospital. I didn't think much of it. Later that evening, I put on the news as I was starting to cook dinner, and the first news story was about MJ's death. He was so young. I was shocked and sad.

He was an incredible entertainer. I loved his music.
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