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I was watching Fox with my parents, waiting for my dad to get off the computer, and they reported that Michael Jackson was in Cardiac Arrest, I kept telling myself, he is Michael motherf*cking Jackson he will pull through...and then there it was the first people to break the news, and I was watching it at that moment, the guy reporting it looked in completely shock and when he said it I just said What? It hit me like a ton of bricks, I was in denial, I tried to seriously ignore, act like it never happend and let my emotions bulit up until I finally broke down.

The first thing I did was watch the Thriller video because thats really what started it all for me, it was so surreal.
 

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I was just on the computer, talking to some friends on Facebook about going to Ihop later.

It was just a few hours after the "moving up" ceremony for my middle school. It was going to be a happy day.

One of my old friends from Iowa IMed me, and he linked me to TMZ.

"Michael Jackson's in cardiac arrest."
"Ha ha?"
"..."

My heart nearly stopped. I clicked the link, told my parents, and started obsessively refreshing.

That's when it hit me... "Update: Michael Jackson has died at 50."

I slouched in my chair. I was utterly shocked, confused, and upset. I tried to cheer myself up later when I did end up going to Ihop, but nothing could help. My mom picked me up, turned on the radio, and they were playing "I Want You Back".

The next day I was listening to him nonstop. At the end of the night, I listened to "Someone in the Dark" and was brought to the brink of tears... I still haven't accepted it yet. He still seems so present.
 

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Well for me it was strange because i ALWAYS have my cell with me always i never leave t. But that day I was with one guy I dated those days who took me out to dinner that day. I was at his house before dinner then we went out, i forgot my cellphone, we were out for a perfect romantic evening. When I get back to his place i check my phone i had like 50 msgs and lots of missed calls from my friends, especially two friends one from this forum and my best friend here who kept sending messages like "ARE YOU OK ROI? ARE YOU OK?" I didn't understand. My fucking ex also wrote a msg to me "HEY DID YOU HEAR ABOUT MICHAEL?" and another friend of mine msgd me "ROI! MICHAEL DIED!" I didn't believe it i thought it was tabloid crap. Then i checked on MJJC and there were already like 20pages on the ambulance/death thread I couldn't believe it. The guy I was dating was changing clothes and i told him if i could stay and watch TV and if he had a bottle of something to drink. Then I spent the night watching CNN and drinking Porto. (Sweet Wine). Then the next day after sleeping two hours i got back home and i put on Earth Song on my 7 speakers in an extreme volume and started to sing/scream it. One week after only I realized that little man i had loved and still love so much had died. My mom also called that night she said she wasn't a fan or anything but as i liked it so much she said "it's like it was all around the house, like if he was family". My mother rules!.

That's how i lived it.
 

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It's an odd story:

first of all, i have a michael jackson pendant on a choker chain around my neck.....i have a few different pendants but i was wearing my favorite one...one i wore for two years straight......that morning i'm babysitting a family from my church, there are 8 kids and one of them said "oh my gosh jenny! your picture fell out of the frame!!!" i thought she was kidding but i looked and the picture was ripped off the frame! i was so upset and she jokingly followed me around all morning saying "YOU KILLED MICHAEL JACKSON!!" and i said "that's not funny! dont speak of him dying! that's too upsetting!" i said it so teasingly but i had no clue...... later that day i went to walmart with a friend....

walmart had a tinkerbell perfume that smelled so good. only walmart sold it..... it was called FOREVER NEVERLAND!!..how perfect.....michael represents neverland and it's FOREVER!! michael was always supposed to be forever.........he IS forever.....anyway, i'm a very obnoxious person so when i saw that walmart discontinued the perfume i got really loud and joking yelled at my friend "WHAT THE HECK! IT'S FOREVER!! HOW DOES SOMETHING THAT IS NAMED 'FOREVER' GET DISCONNTINUED!!! IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!!! YOU CAN'T KILL NEVERLAND!!!!" ... and in the middle of my rage my friend texted me and told me that michael was in the hospital........ i make lots of jokes when i'm nervous so i was laughing a lot..i went ot my friend's house for dinnner and turned on the news....her family doesn't lke michael but they know how important he is to me..so we all listened to the news.....but they said it......after a lot of worry they said it "michael jackson was just confirmed dead"....i don't cry, this family has never seen me cry...but the whole house got really quiet while we ate and i just cried my eyes out and they sat there silently letting me cry......... sometimes i still feel like crying..... i can't explain myself...but most times even when i want to cry i just can't...... i wish i could...it would feel good to let it out again.
 

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Was out with a mate all day, went Wimbledon Tennis, although que was too long so we just come back into town and started drinking, I was talking to him about This Is It for about 2 hour solid, telling him everything, how dont believe the papers bout rehearsals etc, its gonna be the best show ever, came home, and that was it, saw the news, tex's flooding in, absolutely awful day :>( - one I want to forget forever.
 

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I was in the shower and the radio was on. Someone wanted the radio people to play Man in the Mirror (you can call and ask for a song). Then the presenter said, she couldn't believe Michael Jackson was dead. It was like a shock for me, but I had to check the internet first of course to make sure. So I finished quickly, crying all the time. Then I came here. After that I woke my parents, sobbing there's no point in going to London anymore.
Then I had to go to work, it was really nightmarish. Michael Jackson on every radiostation. I mean that would have been heaven if it wasn't for that reason.
 

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i was asleep. Somebody told me that he died. I couldn't bielive it till i visited michaaeljackson.com - site was without any info - only picture. Then i cryed a lot of. I couldn't sleep.
 

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i don't want to talk about the WORST day of my life
even worst than my dying day..
 

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Some of you all might think Im crazy, but I dont care, this is what happened to me when I had found out.

I work at the Mirage hotel/casino in Vegas. I had been out of work for a week due to strep throat. It was my first day that I was going back to work. While I was driving to work I got a call on my cell from a friend who is a fellow fan. This was about 1:45pm pacific time. She told me she had just spoken to a mutual friend that told her Michael had just gone into cardiac arrest and was being transported by ambulance to UCLA Medical Center. This was BEFORE the media had found out. I was shocked! So, I walk into my work where my co-workers and I gathered daily for a pre-shift meeting. Now, keep in mind EVERYONE I work with knows that I am a HUGE MJ fan! They also knew I was going to see MJ outside his Vegas home almost daily last Sept/Oct and would speak to him alot! Anyway, as my pre shift meeting was about to start I was checking for updates on my phone. My co workers were asking me what was going on and I told them. Seconds later I read on my phone that it had been confimed that Michael had passed. I started screaming, "No, no" and was crying uncontrollably. I then collapsed in shock & grief. Everyone was surrounding me and security had to pick me up off the floor. I was crying so bad and uncontrollably that they had to call my family to give me a ride home. They wouldnt even let me drive. When I got home, my son walked in the house right after me. He also was sent home from work due to grief & shock. Me, my son, and my daughter huddled on the floor together just hugging each other and crying uncontrollably. We then decided that we HAD to drive to LA/Encino. We didnt know why, but we all just felt we had to go, so we did! My daughter was the calmest out of us, so she drove. So, we spent two nights standing outside of Hayvenhurst with fellow MJ fans & friends. It gave us a small bit of comfort to be with others that loved Michael just as much as we did.

Later on that same evening I started to get this severe pain in the back of my head. It scared me and it was the worst pain I ever felt. I didnt know what was happening to me. I thought at times I might even collapse because the pain was so severe. So, after a day & a half, my daughter drove me back home to Vegas and took me to see my doctor. While the doctor was examing me, I got another pain attack in the back of my head. The pain was unbearable. The doctor saw what was happening and gave me further tests. Turns out, the stress & the grief I was experiencing was so severe that I was getting extreme muscle spasms in the back of my head! I had to be put on muscle relaxers & anxiety medication to stop the pain. The doctor had to put me out of work for three weeks until the pain stopped. It was the WORST time of my life. It was a nightmare! Although the muscle spasms have stopped, I still feel Im living a nightmare. Its still hard to believe Michael is gone. Its so surreal. Although Im getting through day to day life, I feel like all days are dark and the sunshine is gone. Life is dark and empty.................................
 

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i was watching one of my fave shows Deal or no Deal with my husband that come one every day at 3 and suddently NBC was reporting that Mj whent to the hospital i colud not belvie it i was in shocked when i heard Mj died i was like this cant be a legin has deid he was not suppost to die !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not at 50!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my husband was in shock too since he is 2 yeras older then him
 
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Because of the time difference it was late evening here and i heard these news only in the morning when came to work, make coffee ant opened the news page in internet. I still remember - MJ's photo from the O2 conference and title "Michael Jackson is dead". Almost 10 minutes I read and read this article again and couldn't understood what I reading about. Then startet to open CNN and the other pages. And everywhere i found the same information. It was maybe the most terrible day in my life.
 

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I got a text from my friend saying, "Did Michael Jackson die?!" At this point, my fanship had been a bit latent for about a year... that's another story. I thought, "Yeah right, just another crazy rumor," until I turned on the tv and saw all the horrifying coverage...

I've never felt so guilty for "leaving" Michael's side.
 

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i was on holiday....
i didn't find out til the next morning cuz of the time difference. i feel severe guilt for this :(
i had to remain in a foreign country feeling miserable for a further 3 days....
vegasmjfan. i know how you feel :( i have that same aching pain in my heart
 

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Gosh, such a sad day. I had left work early for a doctor's appointment. I had heard the somewhat expected but still very sad news about Farrah Fawcett's passing. I was trying to process that while waiting for the bus to go home when I received a breaking news text message from CNN that Michael had gone into cardiac arrest. At this point I didn't dream he would not recover somehow. Then shortly after, I received a text from my sister with the awful, awful news. I was in shock. It actually took a few days for it to really sink in...what a huge loss it was to my life, to this world and for his family.
 
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I was actually at home laying on my bed, just moved into my apartment and got done calling the place i was tryin to get a job at and we had no cable or internet at the time.. I happened to call my mother in law and she was watching the news and had told me he was being taken to the hospital, then gave me the heartbreaking news. i immediately got at least 20 calls and txts at the very same time. didnt answer any of them.
 

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i was at work when my co worker said "did you hear michael jackson died" and I was like "WAHHHTTTT??" so we checked cnn but it was nothing but him going into cardiac arrest, I said "It's a hoax, he's just hospitilized he'll get better"...but I had a bad feeling..so I checked again and saw the worst headline:no:

I called my mom and I was screaming over the phone at my work desk and my friend came to comfort me, I ran home soon after and just stayed with my family, we mourned that whole weekend.
 

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I was at home taking a math placement exam for my first math course in college. It was already a rough day for me anyways and my sister was in her room flipping channels and all of a sudden she comes out into the living room panicking and bursts "Something's wrong with Michael Jackson, he's in the hospital, put it on channel 40(CNN!)"

I just thought he was sick, nothing serious. Probably suffering from fatigue. I wasn't too alarmed at first b/c Michael went to the hospital often...and then on wolf blitzer's screen, there's talk of MJ reportedly suffering from Cardiac Arrest...I was like what??? He's basically dead! All of this while I'm taking an online math exam! I left the exam, called my dad then I called my mom, who was already talking to her co-worker about the whole thing since they heard it on the radio.

Me and my sister were flipping from news channel to news channel. Then we landed on E! where their headline ran "Michael Jackson is dead"...I almost died...but then the other news channels were saying that he was in a coma, my mom told me that on the radio they were saying he was in coma too, so I prayed for E! 's report to be false but slowly one by one all of the channels changed their tune to announce that "Michael Jackson has died"...I honestly could not figure out what world I was living in...was I living at all...the sentence couldn't register in my head...my little sister took it much harder than I did, so I had to comfort her all the while, I needed more than comfort that day.

Then my mom is calling me like every second b/c she knew how crazy I was about MJ when I was a bit younger. She was worried b/c her coworker's daughter who also happened to be an MJ fan collapsed and had to be taken to the hospital but thank God I didn't reach that point since I suffer from panic attacks ever often.


That day was pure chaos. I will never forget it. It constantly replays in my head. I'm not sure I'll ever forget this. I don't want to forget it either.
 

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I was in bed when I got about 5 or 6 simultaneous texts from friends. Some texts said he was in a coma, others said he had a heart attack and was in the hospital, while one said that he had died. So I run downstairs to go on MJJC and then there's a thread about cardiac arrest and how he's all over the news so I turned my TV on and there he was. I flicked through Sky news, fox news, CNN. I kept saying, please God, let him be alright! But seeing what I saw on the screen made my heart shatter. "Michael Jackson, Dead at 50". I dropped to my knees and started crying so hard, crying out his name over and over. I had no one to talk to during that moment and felt so lonely knowing that he departed. I was so lonely. I cried for what could have been hours, I don't really remember much about after. I took something to help me sleep but instead I just went kind of catatonic, I just sat up on my bed all night. And I was so pissed @ one of my friend who said "What are you gonna do with the tickets?!?" right after it was confirmed...

It's still fresh in my mind...June 25th. I will never forget that dark Thursday when I found out that my beloved Michael had left me. I still cry everyday. I'm crying right now. I miss him so much and I still ask myself, "Why? Why did he have to go? Why did it have to be him? Why?" I cry to him late at night sometimes. There were so many things I dreamed of doing if he was still here. I really feel like my life has changed forever. Things will never be the same for me. God I miss him so much. I will never get over this never. He was the love of my life. :boohoo:
 

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I was watching E News and my TV stopped for a minute...then I heard, "Michael Jackson leaves 3 children." I was so confused/shocked. I told my mom that I thought Michael died and we both stared at the tv, flipping through all the news channels. Then, our worst fears were realized. I miss him so much. I still tear up everytime his death is mentioned.
 

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I'd been watching films and was just about to go to bed. My husband told me, and then just went to sleep while I stayed up all night :cry:
 

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I was on the internet and just about to log off for the night. For some reason though, I felt the need to check the news, and when I did, bam, there it was. :(
 

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I was at home i received a message from a friend saying are you ok?? I ignored it because i knew there was nothing wrong i had just told the world i had got my tickets finally i got them on the 24th June!!! So why would i not be ok?? I presumed it was meant for someone else!!! Then i got another txt from another friend saying i am so sorry to hear the news, i was like WTF???

This txt was followed by abut ten others saying hope ur ok, im really sorry, thinking of you etc etc! None of them said why and i had no internet back then so i had no idea what was going on!! I put the TV on and got the news :cry:
 

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sitting in my room..
watching history live in copenhagen.. preparing myself mentally for the concerts..getting EXCITED.. I cried happy tears..sang along.. was on MJ forums.. danced a little.. laughed when Mj laughed on J5 medley..
counting the days left to the concert.. 18 ! I updated my twitter and msn status saying 18 days left, CAN'T BELIEVE IT, omg omg

and then.
I got a text message saying Mj is rushed to hospital. My heart stopped, but I kinda thought yeah right.. then I checked community and saw the thread about cardiac arrest and was wondering WHAT IS THAT? read through some pages.. tears streaming down my face..then I updated my msn nickname to: MICHAEL??????
people started to message me saying Mj DIED??? I replied not confirmed. and ran downstairs where I saw some news footage but then I took off to the forest. I had to get away from everything. I sat down on the ground, prayed and cried as I knew he was in a coma..then my cousin found me as she know me so well..she looked me in the eyes and shook her head..I knew he was gone.

first thing I actually said was, I'm sorry but I can't live on. try to understand.
I had pretty much decided to take my own life. THE PAIN WAS NOT SOMETHING I COULD BARE.
I've never cried like this. never. I cried SO fricken much that I actually do think my heart stopped from time to time because I could not breath and I was drowning in my tears.
all I could think of was I need to die.

when I got home I ran up to my room and the ONLY poster which was representing the concerts..the future.. THIS IS IT, had fallen down from my wall. the only poster that did.
AND.. the dvd (which I hadn't turned off) was completely going insane..you know when the same image goes on and on and on.. like.. if he was singing I'll be there it would be: I'll be.. I'll be... I'll be... over and over again.

well..
I didn't sleep for a few days nor eat. And I went to LA for the memorial in staples. I had to get away from here.
 
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