Celebrities Pay Tribute To Michael Jackson On Twitter

June 25th, 2009 // 129 Comments

In the wake of Michael Jackson‘s death celebrities took to Twitter to pay tribute to Michael Jackson and to some extent Farrah Fawcett (we’ll be featuring a tribute to Farrah Fawcett on Saturday). Here is a roundup:

Lindsay Lohan
: r.i.p. Michael Jackson *my love and prayers go out to the Jackson family.. “you are not alone” -mj

Pete Wentz: I have never felt this before in my life. I could measure my childhood 2 now on an mj growth chart. if this is true. Rip. The last legend.

Heidi Montag: the world has suffered a GREAT loss today Michael Jackson my thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and fans God bless

Ashley Tisdale: So sad. Saying a prayer for Michael Jackson

Demi Moore: I am greatly saddened for the loss of both Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. Especially for their children!

Solange Knowles: Thank you Michael Jackson for being my FIRST of many! My mother took me to my FIRST concert, I was only two years old. I fell in love.

John Mayer: Dazed in the studio. A major strand of our cultural DNA has left us. RIP MJ. I think we’ll mourn his loss as well as the loss of ourselves as children listening to Thriller on the record player.

Kim Kardashian: Wow I am truly in shock that Michael Jackson has passed away! I love u Jackson family, my prayers are with the whole family! Music will never be the same…

Continue reading the celebrity Twitter tributes by clicking the continue reading link below.


Diablo Cody: We just cued up “Wanna Be Starting Something” in the office. What a great song. RIP.Tyrese Gibson: I can’t believe I’m about to write this Michael Jackson May God Bless your SOUL WE LOVE YOU FOREVER REST IN PEACE  I’m sad this is horribleMiley Cyrus: michael jackson was my inspiration. love and blessingsAshton Kutcher: Now the ap confirms aswell.  Rip Sending love and light to family and friend but especially his kids.Mandy Moore: RIP michael jackson and farrah fawcett. what a tremendous loss in one day…. thoughts and prayers with their families and loved ones….Katie Couric: What a day….farrah then michael…complete bedlam until latimes confirmed. An obit was done when he was sick. A strange, sad life.Samantha Ronson: Say what you want about Michael Jackson’s private life (just not near me) but NO ONE can deny his talent, his compassion and his legacy.Peter Andre: “Michael Jackson dying is absolutely devastating. I am totally shocked. MJ, you’re the best.”Lance Armstrong: Terrible news about Michael Jackson and Farah Fawcett. My best to their friends, fans, and families.Joel Madden: Stop the gossip, stop the speculation. Take a moment for Micheal and remember his gift to us all. He was truly great. May he Rest in Peace.

By Miu von Furstenberg
  1. Name (required)

    With all due respect to everyone: the man was the worst kind of predator. He lured underprivileged children to his home and molested them. He paid off the families by settling his civil suits.

    Fortunately, for a host of reasons, the standard of evidentiary proof in a criminal case is “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Being found “not guilty” is not the same as being found “innocent.” Unfortunately, the prosecution was unable to meet theis substantial evidentiary burden.

    If he truly did not do it, why did he settle the civil suits against him for millions of dollars? It’s because the evidentiary is burden in a civil action is 51%.

  2. Mj is a true Legend

    He is dead, have you no shame?? I guess you have first hand knowledge of the shameful things that he’s done, if not you wouldnt be too confident in your insults..

  3. Maybe a legend, but certainly a FLAWED one

    I agree with Name (required). He was not a good person in the later part of his life. He was talented, but he was also broken by something. It is really too bad that he tarnished his name with his actions.

  4. Carolina

    May the ones without sin, come forward and judge us others?

  5. june

    RIP micheal you will be sadly missed my love goes out to your children, and family

  6. Gina Kakouri

    I notice the last comment had no name attached, that’s because you should be ashsamed to let anybody know your name, you disgusting human being, those without sin shall cast the first stone, and if this was true, you’d probably be dead already.

    Thank you Michael for introducing me and millions to the world of POP music, for defining true magic, for being the influence that propelled today’s artists to strive for perfection. You are the one and only. You are guilty only of having too big a heart, we love you always MJ

    xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  7. Gina

    I notice the last comment had no name attached, that’s because you should be ashsamed to let anybody know your name, you disgusting human being, those without sin shall cast the first stone, and if this was true, you’d probably be dead already.

    Thank you Michael for introducing me and millions to the world of POP music, for defining true magic, for being the influence that propelled today’s artists to strive for perfection. You are the one and only. You are guilty only of having too big a heart, we love you always MJ

    xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  8. Chrissy

    I really hope that all of you who choose now to bash Michael Jackson… (A True Legend)… now of all times never have the misfortune of having those who dislike you come to your friends and family when they are mourning your death and give their opinions of how disgusting of a human being you are, because you must be… you choose now to spew your hate and disgust… I feel sad for you and those who have the misfortune of loving you!

    RIP Michael, Belssings and Prayers to all who loved him!

  9. NYC_Chic

    Dag, Name required and …Flawed One. His body is not even cold yet. Give it a break. You’re not breaking any news here. Noone is saying that he was perfect. Just that he’s a legend and his death is sad.

    RIP Michael Jackson. You were magic! My love to his friends and family. ***you are not alone***

  10. James kamau

    Why should one talk ill of MJ.He was a true icon.I luv u mj and no one can replace ur space.Almost every kenyan who know him mourned.Here in campus kenya we’re fasting in honour of MJ.But why him and we have so many dictators,pirates who deserved it.I hope they are in same estate with 2pac,BIG,Aaliyah,popeand many other heros who went without a notice.RIP MJ.I luv n shame 2 all who tried 2 pull him down.

  11. jackie brett

    FROM LARRY HART:
    It is with deepest sadness today that I have lost my friend,
    Michael Jackson. Michael was a business partner, who became
    a dear friend. I am the only composer on earth that Michael Jackson ever attached his name to a project that was not of his creation.

    Michael was the Executive Producer (along with Jerry Greenberg),
    Presenter and investor with his record company MJJ Music of my
    stage musical “Sisterella”. With his support, Sisterella went on to
    do great things. While in Los Angeles, Sisterella received rave reviews,12 N.A.A.C.P. Theater Award nominations and 8 N.A.A.C.P. Theater
    Awards including best Play and Best Director. In Europe, Sisterella
    was voted show of the decade.

    Michael Jackson changed my life with his belief in me, his support,
    and his extraordinary talent. I learned many new techniques in the
    studio while recording the cast album for Sisteralla from Michael,
    and my days working on the album at Sony Music and at MJJ will always be cherished. Michael influenced so much of Sisterella,from the music, to the costumes to the award winning choreography by Raymond G. del Bariio. Sisterella was, in many ways homage to Michael. It was an extraordinary time in my life,
    made possible by an extraordinary man.

    To celebrate the success of Sisterella, when it opened in Los Angeles,Michael hosted a celebration at Neverland, and invited my family
    and the whole cast for a day like no other. That visit became the first of many.

    On closing day at Pasadena Playhouse, Michael came to see the show and see us off before we left to go on tour in Europe. For the European tour, Michael again was the Presenter and Executive Producer of Sisterella.
    To this day, I attribute the success of Sisterella to Michael, his friendship and support.

    The last time I heard from Michael was last October. He left a voicemail
    message for me to sing Happy Birthday. I hadn’t heard from him in a while,and that message is more poignant today, as it was surprising and touching then.

    I will miss my friend Michael. You changed my life and I will always love you.
    Larry Hart

  12. Mira

    Michael was a true artist, multi-talented individual that gave his all to people and fortune to many children around the world. I think he was taken advantage of and to stop these accusations he just settled. The pig and disgusting individuals are the ones that received the money. If I had someone molest my child, I would not receive money, I would want that person in jail so he would’t harm anyone else. These accusations are obviously false.
    He was an inspiration for many and gave too much to people that took advantage of his kindness. God bless you Michael!!! R.I.P.!!!

  13. Beth

    I can’t believe anyone would care what any of those people would have to say about anything.

  14. Sherri

    Well no name you must be proud that you haven’t done anything in your life that wasn’t quite right! Maybe you need reminded that in this life none of us are PERFECT!! You should be ashamed that this is the time you decide to point out his faults! Michael like all of us have faults but this is the time when we should be celbrating his life not bashing him. He brought alot of joy into lifes of people all around the world! I can only hope that when your final day comes, people that know you comment on your good and happy times and what a good person you were and not your faults! GET OVER IT AND YOU HAVE NEGATIVE COMMENTS AT THIS TIME, WHY DON’T YOU SAVE THEM AND KEEP THEM IN THAT DARK HEART OF YOURS AND LET THE WORLD MORN THE KING OF POP AND A STAR THAT WE LOST THAT WAS A PART OF OUR ERA OF GROWING UP! MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND KNOW THAT YOUR MUSIC AND TALENT WILL LIVE ON FOREVER!!! GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY AND CHILDREN!

  15. Bill

    I believe the quote from Jesus in the bible was:

    “Let he who lives without sin cast the first stone.”

    Folks Michael paid the ultimate price for his sins, let’s show some forgiveness and rememeber him for his greatness and musical genius.

  16. Tim

    He was the Greatest. So sad That now everyone comes to his defence when he passes but not during his trials.

    I am just shocked and sadened by all of the sick comments on here..R.I.P “Michael Jackson”

  17. Jackie Smith

    God Bless you Michael. Im with the deepest sadness right now that I have lost a dear friend. He’s an extraordinary man and never will be forgotten but truly missed. I will always remember the trip to his home town and the trip to CA and I will really remember the move to Las Vegas for a whole year but most of all I will remember him. My prayers go out to all of the family at this time. I love the Jackson’s

  18. pooja

    this day is going to be remembered by millions for years to come. One man has touched the souls of millions of people, i can believe that in every country, in every state, in every small town & in every house someone has today felt the loss of the biggest legend & icon..how people can still try to justify the sick accusations made against MJ make me sick..ok he paid out a settlement but those parents of the child that was supposedly abused had a price, if they were sincere & wanted justice they would have continued fighting for justice..a great man has lost his life & rather than tarnishing his name you should be saying a prayer for him. Look at the sins you commit before u look at others. I love u MJ & my prayers go out to u and your family. R.I.P

  19. Cheryl Owens

    God bless The Jackson family during this most difficult time. I know what it’s like to lose those very close to you unexpectedly. It’s very traumatic. I can only hope he had accepted Christ at a point in his life and is now with The Lord. Only time will tell when WE ALL pass on. Those who make nasty comments need to look at themselves first. They have absolutely NO RIGHT to say a word about the sins of someone else. Especially since they don’t even know him. Their judgment is coming as well. They will remember. My prayers are with Michael’s family.

  20. Cheryl Owens

    God bless The Jackson family during this most difficult time. I know what it’s like to lose those very close to you unexpectedly. It’s very traumatic. I can only hope he had accepted Christ at a point in his life and is now with The Lord. Only time will tell when WE ALL pass on. Those who make nasty comments need to look at themselves first. They have absolutely NO RIGHT to say a word about the sins of someone else. Especially since they don’t even know him. Their judgment is coming as well. They will remember. My prayers are with Michael’s family.

    Cheryl Owens
    Houston, Texas

  21. kim

    The world is saddend by the loss of a GREAT ARTIST. In the words of one of my favorite songs, “You are not alone”. But his family at loss of a member. I hope that those of the Jackson family that still remember Jehovah God go back to him and seek him for comfort. Remember why we are here on earth and our job. Death is truly a sad thing but it will soon come to an end. My prayers are with you all, THE JACKSONS. REV 21:3,4

  22. apachegrl

    Greed played a major part in those accusations against Michael, as anyone in his position would know. Having been molested myself, money is not what molesters offer their victims. Michael was the victim here. Rest in peace Michael. Your loss is as surreal as the loss of Princess Diana was. Both of you touched millions of lives and gave back throughout your own pain in life. I wish his family peace…

  23. pooja

    I beleive that the king of Pop Micheal Jackson took his own Life he was just tired of everything he commited suicide thats how he died and I dont think people should be sad he did a lot in 50 years he was very successful he was rich he had talent he got people attention so he live life to the full he was human he didnot die in car or plane noone shot him or beat him he just decided its time today is the day.

  24. Brenda D

    Michael. The world has lost a great singer, a great person, his death was a shock. There will never be another michael jackson.My prayers are with the family. He will be truly missed

  25. Nancy

    I remember driving around with my mom one day and telling her at her funeral I would be playing a Michael Jackson song. She said I better not. That is until I played it for her. It is called “Gone too Soon”. I’m not sure which album it is from but it is absolutly beautiful. This was about 13 years ago. She died not long after as she had congestive heart failure. The whole church was in tears!!!! This song would be a great tribute to he and Farrah! God bless!

  26. lynn

    I beleive Micheal Jackson took his own life he was just tired of being micheal he commited suicide it was the only way he could escape himself

  27. jacqueline ford

    Shame on the world for holding this man in such high esteem. A man who would rather have children in his bed than a woman. A man who has created and glorified his own image for years and snubbed God. Yes, he was very very talented, but it was God given. It could have been used for the Kingdom of God but was wasted on the kingdom of saton.

  28. pooja

    I beleive that the king of Pop Micheal Jackson took his own Life he was just tired of everything he commited suicide thats how he died and I dont think people should be sad he did a lot in 50 years he was very successful he was rich he had talent he got people attention so he live life to the full he was human he didnot die in car or plane noone shot him or beat him he just decided its time today is the day.

  29. Juan

    So many things have been said about Michael, the good that he has done and the bad, but we often heard of the bad. I have to agree with what Mira stated above, if Michael REALLY committed what people accused him of, why would the parents take the money and let him get away with it? Interesting point…however, you judge Michael…at the end he was a true legend, not only was he a great artist but also, the best of all time. Thank you Michael for showing us that music has no color boundaries…RIP

  30. charm

    MICHAEL, MICHAEL, MICHAEL,OH GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL,BLESS YOUR HEART,HEAVEN IS MISSING AN ANGEL AND GOD WNATS YOU BACK, THERE IS WORK TO BE DONE IN HEAVEN AND THE LORD NEEDS YOU TO DO IT. AS FOR THE HATERS, NOW YOU ALL CAN KINDLY GO TO HELL WHERE YOU ALL BELONG

  31. Dorothy,Donna,

    REST PEACE MICHAEL-

    Thank you for all the love that you have shared with the World through your music

    You will be deeply missed by all of us. You have changed the lives of people who love Music forever.

    My sincere sympathey to your Family.

    With love Dorothy and Family in Staten Island, NY

  32. Adam

    I Am Really Sad Of The Death Of Michael Jackson.He Will Be Missed To Millions Of People Around The World.R.I.P Michael.Let His Legacy And His Music Last Forever.I Think That There Should Be A Tribute Concert For Him

  33. judith konieczny

    i am truely shocked you peaple and your comments…michael was a great music man a leagen.he will be missed around the world..what about you!!!!!!

  34. MICHELLE LONDINO

    SO SORRY….SO SAD

    RIP MICHAEL

    YOU HAVE DONE SUCH WONDROUS THINGS…BOTH IN MUSIC AND FOR THE SAKE HUMANITY.

    GOD BLESS YOU AND GIVE YOUR FAMILY, CHILDREN, AND FANS THE STRENGTH NEEDED TO COPE WITH ALL THIS SORROW…..

    “HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE…”

    PEACE BE WITH YOU. \

  35. Celina

    I was raised in a strict religious household where we were not allowed to listen to “devil music”. We used to sneak across the street to the neighbor’s house to listen to MJ’s “A-B-C…” and “I’ll Be There” songs. We’d dance all over the place to his music and go home full of childhoold romp and joy. He was the reason I couldn’t wait to be old enough to listen to the music I wanted to listen to. Now, I’m 53 years old, still loving his music, just as much as the first day I heard him sing with the J5. What joy he brought to us as kids onto adults, and then later to my son. Wow! I’m hurt and still in shock. God bless his family and children.

  36. BrokenHearted

    I went to my first MJ concert at the age of 11, front row, the only way to be introduced to the legend.I was hooked from the 25th anniversary special for Motown back in the 80′s. He was truly a genius and I believe Geniuses die young, much tooo young in some cases. Mike you will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to the Jackson family and most of all the children.I just hope they can find the strength to get through this tough time.May GOD BLESS all of the Jackson family and friends.

  37. Maria Bowmer

    I went to his concert at 11 too.
    My mother took me, I was
    so humiliated because I had to go with my mom and not my older fri ends. But I loved it, especially
    the song ” Ben ” about his pet rat.
    And the ABC , and other songs.
    I watched him on Soul Train too.
    And that Thriller was off the chain .
    May God bless the Jackson family,
    and I sure hope someone didn’t
    overdose Michael . What a great talent and a great man . I will miss him .

  38. Mark

    The reality is that the world has lost an Icon not he U.S. but the world. There will never be another Michael Jackson. I will not cast a stone with my faults no matter how he chose to live his life, he is in peace. He had a choice to stay or go and he chose to go enough anxiety and panic attacks. Michael will be missed but not forgoton. His music will live on, from the Pacific rim to, Europe to Central america. Those who no better will see him again some day.
    Rest in peace my brother rest in peace.

  39. Synthia

    If he did what they say he did…HE WOULD BE UNDER THE JAIL NOT IN IT!!! This is a great loss to THE WORLD.

  40. Pati

    I still can’t wrap my brain around it…how can he be dead? He was the soundtrack to my childhood thru my adulthood. Rest in Peace Michael. You were one of a kind. My prayers go out to your family and friends.

  41. Mark

    The reality is that the world has lost an Icon not he U.S. but the world. There will never be another Michael Jackson. I will not cast a stone with my faults no matter how he chose to live his life, he is in peace. He had a choice to stay or go and he chose to go enough anxiety and panic attacks. Michael will be missed but not forgoton. His music will live on, from the Pacific rim to, Europe to Central america. Those who no better will see him again some day.
    Rest in peace my brother rest in peace.

  42. Mark

    The reality is that the world has lost an Icon not he U.S. but the world. There will never be another Michael Jackson. I will not cast a stone with my faults no matter how he chose to live his life, he is in peace. He had a choice to stay or go and he chose to go enough anxiety and panic attacks. Michael will be missed but not forgoton. His music will live on, from the Pacific rim to, Europe to Central america. Those who no better will see him again some day.
    Rest in peace my brother rest in peace.

  43. Ronnie

    Michael It’s such a loss to me. You were my first CD, and almost my frist concert. I played you’re albums over and over. I learned your dances, well tried atleast. You were one of my biggest heroes and trough thick and thin you stayed my hero. I never once thought through those accusations, you were of the least bit guitly. I love you michael Jackson, may you forever be the king of pop, and may you forever leave an impact on the world in every corner. My love and compassion goes out to you, your family, Your children, and all other in mourning. He will be with us forever. Rest In Paradise.

  44. Lynda

    The very first time I heard the Jackson 5 I fell in love with their music. The very first time I saw the Jackson 5 perform on television, I fell in love with Michael. My best friend loved the Osmond Brothers – NOT ME !! I have been a fan of the jackson 5 to this day. When Michael went solo I was still a loyal fan.

    Michael was not talented …
    He was gifted.
    Michael was a gifted song writer, singer, choregrapher, dancer, and compassionate human being.
    I am sure he was a loving son, brother and friend.

    I will NEVER forget Michael Jackson… He was the first boy I fell in love with.
    He was young at heart.
    A trait which I wish was more common in the world today.

    My condolences go out to the Jackson family and to all his personal friends that had the honor to know this wonderful person.

    Lynda

  45. Janie

    Haven’t you people ever heard of not speaking ill of the dead? The world lost someone who irrevocably changed music, and he won’t be forgotten. I respect MJ. Not for the things that people speculate he did, but for the amazing music he created and the kids, (including me) he inspired. Nobody can deny that MJ had amazing, incredible talent. RIP Michael, you changed the world.

  46. Lynda

    The very first time I heard the Jackson 5 I fell in love with their music. The very first time I saw the Jackson 5 perform on television, I fell in love with Michael. My best friend loved the Osmond Brothers – NOT ME !! I have been a fan of the jackson 5 to this day. When Michael went solo I was still a loyal fan.

    Michael was not talented …
    He was gifted.
    Michael was a gifted song writer, singer, choregrapher, dancer, and compassionate human being.
    I am sure he was a loving son, brother and friend.

    I will NEVER forget Michael Jackson… He was the first boy I fell in love with.
    He was young at heart.
    A trait which I wish was more common in the world today.

    My condolences go out to the Jackson family and to all his personal friends that had the honor to know this wonderful person.

    Lynda

  47. karen Perkins

    im very sad with the news of michael jackson losing his life , i grew up watching michael and his brothers on t,v he was such a pleasure to watch .he was an innocent man who loved people and just wanted to entertain people , he will never ever be forgotton he music will go on forever he was a truly loved man who lost his life at a young age RIP MICHAEL THE WORLD IS MOURNING BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY XXXXXX

  48. ?????

    just want to say wat a great loss to the jackson family and pritty much the hole world!i was always a great fan of micheal and would hav lovin to see him in london!! and not only did you bring great happyness to most if not all of the world but you brought a new look on music yu can say your not a fan but i’d say very little people havnt found them selves singing thriller,billy gean or somthing like beat it in ther life and all that s**t adout sexual assault is just a nother way of people geting money and it should not hav any afect on we see you not only are you an amazing singer,dancer bet also an amazing man lov ye 4 ever xxxxxxxxxxxx

  49. Carmina

    I’ve spoken at length with Michael when he was quite young and still traveling with his brothers. Our fathers had struck up an airport friendship. My father was waiting for me and Michael and his family were waiting for a plane, both in Newark Airport. When we were all there, I had a chance to chat with Michael.

    I asked him how he could keep up with his friends with all the traveling he does. He responded that he had no friends other than his brothers. He said that he was always in rehearsal or traveling. I would have guessed that he was about 6 or 8 yrs. old. As I had many friends, it struck me how lonely he must be. He confirmed that.

    Despite the show biz friends he had as an adult, I’ve always wondered if this childhood feeling of lack of friends and loneliness stayed with him his whole life. What ever is the cause of his death, I don’t think we can sit in judgment of him as we haven’t lived in his shoes since childhood.

  50. MARGIE

    Saddened and speecgless!

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