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Last Updated: Friday June 26 2009 11:28 GMT

Celebrities pay tribute to Michael Jackson

Tributes to Michael Jackson

Jermaine Jackson

"My brother, the legendary king of pop, Michael Jackson passed away on Thursday June 25th 2009 at 2.26pm. It is believed he suffered cardiac arrest in his home.

"Our family requests that the media please requests our privacy at this tough time. And may Allah be with you Michael, always. Love you."

Miley Cyrus

"Michael Jackson was my inspiration. Love and blessings."

LL Cool J

"I'm devastated by the passing of Michael Jackson; incredibly sad. He was one of my childhood idols. I salute you King of Pop."

Kelly Clarkson

"RIP Michael. My thoughts and wishes go out to his family. We'll always love you Michael!"

Justin Timberlake

"I can't find the words right now to express how deeply saddened I am by Michael's passing."

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A fan lays flowers at Micheal Jackson's star on Hollywood Boulevard

"We have lost a genius and a true ambassador of not only pop music, but of all music.

"He has been an inspiration to multiple generations, and I will always cherish the moments I shared with him onstage and all of the things I learned about music from him and the time we spent together. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones."

Madonna

"I can't stop crying over the sad news. I've always admired Michael Jackson - the world has lost one of its greats but his music will live on forever.

"My heart goes out to his three children and other members of his family. God bless."

Quincy Jones - Producer of Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad
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Lots of fans are remembering Michael Jackson.

"I'm absolutely devastated at this news. I just don't have the words. Divinity brought our souls together and allowed us to do what we could do through the 80s.

"To this day that music is played in every corner of the world, and the reason is because he had it all - talent, grace and professionalism. I've lost my little brother today and part of my soul has gone with him."

Usher

"My heart goes out to the King of Pop and his family."

P Diddy

"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!"