From Berlin to Tokyo, Michael Jackson fans are in mourning and are reacting to his death. One fan said that while she had hoped to see the previously planned Jackson concerts in person, she watching the memorial would allow her "to see something of Jackson."
The internet is reacting to Michael Jackson's memorial service: most of it is positive. The micro-blogging Web site, Twitter, is being overwhelmed with Jackson reaction.
All 10 of the "trending topics" relate to Jackson whether it's "We Are the World" or Jackson's food choice, KFC.
One user writes "I watched (Jackson's) memorial service. I feel as though it was a great attempt to honor, cherish, and salute one of God's greatest gifts to us." Another person said the memorial "was very touching, I cried many times watching it."
But another user remarked "the memorial is over, let's go back to the more substantial and important Iran peaceful protests.
On Facebook, the reaction was similar. Jackson's fan page has more than 7 million fans, which is the most fans on the social networking Web site.
People from around the globe are commenting and reflecting in more languages than a New York City neighborhood. One fan said, "Michael Jackson esta vivo ..." (Michael Jackson lives). Another fan said "Gran homenaje al rey. Nunca te olvidaremos Michael" (Great memorial to the king. Never forget Michael).
Bernice King, daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., reflected on the uniqueness of Michael Jackson. "Throughout the ages, few are chosen amongst us to use their gifts and talents to demonstrate God's love in an effort to bring the world together in true sister and brotherhood," she said. "Michael was such the one."
Holding back tears, Brooke Shields recalls when she asked Michael Jackson "what's with the glove?" The actress went on to say Jackson was a "genius" and a "lover of life." The pair dated in the early 1980s and remained friends.
Musician Stevie Wonder reflected on Jackson's passing saying "as we may feel, and we do, that we need Michael here with us, God must have needed him far more." Wonder then went on to perform "I Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer" and "They Won't Go When I Go."
In addition to Queen Latifah's thoughts about Jackson, the actress also read a poem from Maya Angelou called "We Had Him." Angelou wrote that "he came to us from the creator, trailing creativity in abundance, despite the anguish of life he was sheafed in mother love."
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