Michael Jackson R.I.P (1958 - 2009)
the Greatest Entertainer of all Time
we'will always remember your legacy and the true raw talent that inspired millions
P Diddy commented: "Michael Jackson showed me that you can actually see the beat. He made the music come to life!! He made me believe in magic. I will miss him."
Lindsay Lohan wrote "RIP Michael Jackson . My love and prayers go out to the Jackson family...'you are not alone'."
Her on-off girlfriend DJ Samantha Ronson meanwhile said: "His music is just as relevant now as it was the day they pressed record, I'm sure it will remain so for generations to come. RIP Mr Jackson."
Mariah Carey was devastated by the news. She wrote: "I am heartbroken. My prayers go out to the Jackson family,and my heart goes out to his children
"Let us remember him for his unparalleled contribution to the world of music, his generosity of spirit in his quest to heal the world & the joy he brought to his millions of devoted fans throughout the world. I feel blessed to have performed with him several times & to call him my friend.
"No artist will ever take his place. His star will shine forever."
US reality star Kim Kardashian had known Jacko her entire life. She wrote: "I'm looking at pictures of my 14th bday party at Neverland Ranch, these memories will last forever!"
Chris Moyles said: "Michael Jackson was to me what I imagine Elvis was to another generation. I bought his songs and I saw him live. His death is very sad."
X Factor winner Alexandra Burke wrote: "May MJ Rest in peace. Sometimes God need's to call his angels home. May His music live on..."
Actress Demi Moore wrote on her Twitter site: "I am greatly saddened for the loss of both Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. Especially for their children!"
Husband Ashton Kutcher reacted like most fans, initially stunned, baffled and looking for confirmation of the early news reports that were coming out.
"Michael Jackson had a heart attack?" he asked on his Twitter page, before updating: "Mike Jackson passed away today from a heart attack. That's what tmz said. Wow"
He later wrote: "Pray for his kids."
TV presenter Alexa Chung said she actually found out about his death via Twitter. She said: "V strange to discover MJ has died via twitter. How modern. Sang 'heal the world' in his honour."
Teen singer Miley Cyrus wrote: "Michael Jackson was my inspiration. love and blessings."
Stephen Fry was shocked at the news. "Goodness. Michael Jackson. Poor old soul. Oh dear."
Pink said: "Michael Jackson was one of the best that ever did it. RIP"
And rapper MC Hammer also paid tribute, saying: "I will be mourning my friend, brother, mentor and inspiration... He gave me and my family hope. I would never have been without him."
Musician Wyclef Jean wrote: "he lives forever in my heart i will never forget the day he came to see me in the studio and i played him music... R i p to Michael Jackson my music god ... Some lost Elvis Presley and we lost Michael Jackson... I cried today because Michael Jackson was a Father that we all lost!"
Usher wrote: "Again.. my heart goes out to the King of Pop and his family."
Princess of pop Britney Spears wrote: "He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed."
Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote: "We lost a great entertainer and a pop icon. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michael Jackson's family, friends and fans."
Katy Perry simply wrote: "Oh my God."