June 26th, 2009
12:09 AM ET

Janet Jackson 'devastated'

Janet Jackson’s manager, Kenneth Crear has just released the following statement to Showbiz Tonight:

“Janet Jackson is grief-stricken and devastated at the sudden loss of her brother. She is in pre-production on a film and is flying immediately to California to be with her family.”

Be sure to tune in to Showbiz Tonight at 11pm Eastern and Pacific on HLN for the latest on this developing story.

Filed under: Michael Jackson

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  1. Tega

    I may not know a lot about Micheal because i just turned 11(this month July)but what I do know is I don't have any feelings about his death. When they announced his death my body went numb and my hands were frozen. When I was born his latest song to me that I remember is "You Rock My World"and thats what he did to me.

    July 6, 2009 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. David

    A few years ago when ABC TV aired the movie about the Jackson family I was intrigued as well as entertained and now reflect how times have changed when it comes to parents "directing" their kids into those areas where they are talented. It's a fine line between motivation and dictation, but hope the closeness you shared then as a family can be regained or retained as you grieve and also celebrate the accomplishments of your family member. You have my prayers and empathy.

    July 2, 2009 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Deborah

    Janet and Family,

    Be strong. Micheal was wonderful. Let the voice of his fans lift you and your family. We believed and supported him.

    June 28, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sue

    God gives us people with amazing talent, and I am grateful for Michael Jackson and his music and dance talents. I felt comforted that Elizabeth Taylor was so dear a friend to him, so when the news reported she was rushed to be near him, it made me feel as if she was the comfort that each of us could not be. To Janet Jackson, you are as cherished to us as Michael; May God bless and keep you.

    June 26, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cynthia Powell

    As a 11-year old, I and five of my closest girlfriends were fortunate enough to have parents who indulged our obsession with The Jackson Five and who managed to get us tickets to every concert they gave in our region over a 3-year period. My love of Michael Jackson never ended , and I introduced his music and videos to my son, now 12. By the time he was 5 he had perfected the steps to Beat It, Billy Jean, Dirty Diana, and, best of all, Thriller. On a trip to Universal Studios (Orlando), he didn't realize that the Michael Jackson impersonator was an act and ended up performing with the impersonator.

    So to the question of how Michael Jackson will remembered: it will be for his music, his entertainment factor, and his overall talent.

    June 26, 2009 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |

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