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Celebrities views on Michael Jackson

As you may or may not know, Michael Jackson was loved and admired by many Celebrities and other famous people around the world. Here are just a handful of comments made about Michael from some of those people.

Elizabeth Taylor

"Everything about Michael is truthful. And there is something in him that is so dear and childlike - not childish, but childlike - that we both have and identify with." "What is a genius? What is a living legend? What is a megastar? Michael Jackson - that's all. And just when you think you know him, he gives you more." "He's alarmingly bright." "He's really not of this planet." "I think he is one of the finest people to hit this planet, and, in my estimation, he is the true King of Pop, Rock and Soul."


Macaulay Culkin


"We're good friends, we talk all the time. I'm his, ah, children's Godfather (Macauley is reportedly Godfather to both Prince and Paris according to Aphrodite Jones in "The Michael Jackson Conspiracy".) His kids are so beautiful. I love them so much. They're so great." "We had very similar experiences in childhood. We're both going to be 8 years old forever in some place because we never had a chance to be 8 when we actually were."

Quincy Jones


"Maybe five or eight people have this touch that God put on Michael. Stevie Wonder has it. Barbra Streisand has it. Louie Armstrong has it." "In the studio, Michael was a hard worker, a really hard worker. He would stand there until he got it right. He likes to perform with the lights out and just a single light on the stand. And he likes to do some of his dances during songs."

Phil Collins


"The people who don't want anything from him are children. Everyone else wants something. They want to flirt with glory... He's a tabloid victim.

Will Smith


"The persona that is created of Michael Jackson is very different when you're in a room with him, when you're talking to him. He's very funny. He actually fights. I was surprised. He's like a blue belt in Tae Kwan Do or something. I'd just done 'Ali,' and I felt that Michael Jackson might be able to hurt me. That dude looks sharp. He's a fast mover. You see how somebody could dance and move that good and do those spins. That takes strength man."

Dick Clark


"...A man of many versatile talents, not the least of which is always being a gentleman."

Sir Bob Geldof


"He is probably the most famous person on the planet, God help him. When Michael Jackson sings, it is with the voice of angels, and when his feet move, you can see God dancing."

Katherine Hepburn


"I think he's a brilliant dancer and a wonderful singer. I think what makes him a star is he can do it and you can't help looking at him."

Sophia Loren

"When I met him, it was really love at first site. I think when you get to know Michael, you understand the nature of his charisma... He looks at the world with the innocent eyes of a child."


Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


"He is one of the world's most acclaimed entertainers, an innovative and exciting songwriter whose dancing seems to defy gravity and has been heralded by the likes of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly."

Smokey Robinson

"Barry (Gordy) ...was very excited. He was trying to describe the group to us, and telling us about the little guy who was singing, who must have been here before, because he had all the soul quality of someone much older than he was."


Frank Sinatra


"The only male singer who I've seen who's better than me - that is Michael Jackson."

Fred Astaire


“Oh, God! That boy moves in a very exceptional way. That’s the greatest dancer of the century”. “I didn’t want to leave this world without knowing who my descendant was. Thank you Michael!”

Marvin Gaye


"Michael has the quality that separates the merely sentimental from the truly heartfelt. It's rooted in the blues and no matter what Michael is singing, that boy's got the blues."

Sheryl Crow


"I remember standing by the side of the stage watching him sing "Human Nature" thinking "I'll never see this kind of talent again my life. There's something special in him that isn't of this world."

Molly Meldrum

"Terms such as icon and superstar and legend are overused, but in the case of Michael Jackson, they are totally applicable."


"No words can describe his talent, generosity, advocacy and love for the world. He gave us a piece of his soul and dedicated his life, to entertain us."


Diana Ross

Michael was a personal love of mine, a treasured part of my world, part of the fabric of my life, in a way that I can't seem to find words to express."


Lou Ferrigno


Having been working out and training with Michael Jackson over the last 15 years..........he was a dear friend and an inspiration. Michael is an icon and the world has suffered a great loss."

Justin Timberlake


"I will always cherish the moments I shared with him on stage and all of the things I learned about music, from him - and the time we spent together."


"Michael Jackson has accomplished so much that there's not even words to explain what he's done for urban and pop music. Every artist that I personally know, has been influenced by him."


R Kelly

"I feel so blessed to have been touched by his music, his dance, his lyrics and his pure genius. It is because of Michael's yesterday that I am who I am today."


Liza Minelli

"He was a kind, genuine and wonderful man. He was also one of the greatest entertainers that ever lived. I loved him very much and I will miss him, every remaining day of my life."


Sean "Diddy" Combs

Michael Jackson showed me that you can actually see the beat. He made the music come to life. He made me believe in magic."


Mariah Carey

"Let us remember him for his unparalleled contribution to the world of music, his generosity of spirit in his quest to heal the world, and the joy he brought to his millions of devoted fans throughout the world."


Celine Dion

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