Posted in music on June 25, 2009

The Apollo Theater - June 25, 2009, 8:30 PM (hsupafly)
Michael Jackson

The Apollo Theater in Harlem posted the message, "In Memory of Michael Jackson, A True Apollo Legend" on its billboard Thursday after learning of Jackson's death at age 50.

In Times Square, a low groan went up in the crowd when television news flashed the news that Jackson had died. People began relaying the news to people by cell phone text messages.

Thirty-six-year-old Micheal Harris of New York City read from a message sent on his phone, "No joke. King of Pop is no more."

Harris said he will always remember being in Times Square when learning that Jackson had died.

The Rev. Al Sharpton issued a statement on the music legend's passing:

"A friend of Michael's for the last 35 years, I call on people around the world to pray for him and his family in the hour. I have known Michael since we were both teens, worked with him, marched for him, hosted him at our House of Justice headquarters in New York, and we joined together to eulogize our mutual idol, James Brown. I have known him at his high moments and his low moments and I know he would want us to pray for his family." [CBS]

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Comments (17)

you are the rock of the world. we truly will miss you and never will we forget you the things you have done for the world. heal the world you said and make it a better place for and for me in this human race.
may you be with the lord asnd rest yo ur stary eyes.
God bless you are dear friend
love your fan
shanny piilani manners

Posted by shanny manners | June 25, 2009 9:27 PM

um...a

Posted by d | June 25, 2009 11:29 PM

Darn...had I only had Farrah Faucett and Michael Jackson in my death pool, I would have pulled off a trifecta with Johnny Carson's sideshow passing as well this week.

My prediction for next celeb down is Bruce Springsten. Gotta hunch, but not willing to stake any coin on it.

Posted by LB | June 26, 2009 12:09 AM

shouldn't they be gathering outside a daycare center?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 12:12 AM

maybe TBA can fill in for him.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 12:13 AM

THIS IS TRULY A SAD DAY FOR AMERICA I HAVE LISTENED TO HIS MUSIC EVERY SINCE I WAS MAYBE FIVE YEARS OLD. THE WORLD HAS TRULY LOST A LEGEND MY GOD BE WITH HIS FAMILY TO HELP THEM THROUGH THIS TRYING TIME. MY PRAYES ARE WITH YOU ALL AND GOD BLESS.

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Posted by bkind | June 26, 2009 3:47 AM

hi michael jackson live.

Posted by jonathan | June 26, 2009 5:43 AM

That's not a billboard, it's a marquee. And Al Sharpton is a self-promoting opportunist.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 9:58 AM

sad end to a sad life...

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 10:54 AM

Mehchael Jackson

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 11:34 AM

RIP MJ

Fuck off Al Sharpton!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 12:24 PM

are you kidding me?!?
Nobody cares about this bullshit and it's the worst fucking logo ever.
MICHAEL JACKSON IS DEAD.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 1:19 PM

Al Sharpton marched *for* MJ? Was that when MJ claimed Sony was being racist for not giving him enough money or something?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 11:12 PM

Does Michael Jackson have a secret son, a real biological son? Images and pictures of a young man named Omer Bhatti have surfaced at Michael Jacksons' funeral, and appearing earlier in Jacksons' life in pictures, have led to rumors and questions if he is Michael Jackson's 25 year old son. He might be Michael Jackson's 25 year old son, and he is currently undergoing DNA testing to confirm. It's been a rumor since the late 80s, as Bhatti and Michael have been photographed together numerous times, in similar costumes seemingly highlighting the resemblance, which is photographically strong. Some say he might just need fast cash, but time will tell if he is Michael Jackson's 25 year old son.

Posted by Michael Jackson's Son | July 29, 2009 7:19 AM

are you kidding me?!?
Nobody cares about this bullshit and it's the worst fucking logo ever.

Posted by metin2 yang | November 20, 2009 12:32 AM

rest inmicheal jackson happy birthbay micheal jackso n nowhat wewillnever forgotaboutyou iwish had the opporitny tomeat you rip that mean rest in peace iall ways loveyou

Posted by nicolefunderburg | August 28, 2010 7:29 PM

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