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"I can't stop crying"

Quincy Jones calls him the accomplished entertainer, the rapper Wyclef Jean his musical god. Madonna can't stop crying, and a former employee speaks of a self-destructive journey. The pop scene says goodbye to Michael Jackson with many voices.

(ap) «I'm so very sad and confused, filled with all kinds of emotions. I am heartbroken because of his children who were everything to him. It is such a massive loss in so many ways, words fail me. " (Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley and former wife of Michael Jackson)

“I can't stop crying at this 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 the other members of his family, God bless! " (Madonna)

«Peace to the King. He was one of my childhood idols. I greet you, King of Pop. You brought the whole world to the moonwalk. " (LL Cool J, rapper)

“I have to admit that today's tragic news does not surprise me. Michael has been on an impossibly difficult and often self-destructive journey for many years. His talent was out of the question, but so was his discomfort with the norms of the world. A person simply cannot take this level of constant stress. " (Michael Levine, former employee of Michael Jackson)

«Michael Jackson was the greatest icon and cultural hero of my generation. Brave, unique and incredibly talented. He will be missed very much. " (Russell Simmons, hip-hop entrepreneur and founder of Def-Jam Records)

«Michael was torn from us so suddenly at such a young age that words fail me. He was the consummate entertainer, and his contribution and legacy will always be felt in the world. I lost my little brother today. And part of my soul went with him. " (Quincy Jones, producer of the album «Thriller»)

«When we worked together on 'Bad' I was in awe: on the one hand because of his absolute mastery of movement and on the other hand because of the music. Every step he took was absolutely fluid and precise at the same time. It was like seeing mercury in motion. " (Martin Scorcese, director)

“We have lost an icon in our industry and my heartfelt condolences go out to his family and children at this hour. He will live on in my memory and most certainly in the music he shared with so many. " (Dionne Warwick, singer and friend of Michael Jackson)

«Michael was a pop phenomenon that never stopped driving creativity. While there have been serious questions about his personal life, Michael was undoubtedly a great entertainer, and his popularity spanned generations as well as the globe. " (California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger)

«Michael Jackson was my musical god. He made me believe that all things are possible through real and positive music. He can live forever! I love michael jackson. God bless him." (Wyclef Jean, rapper and ex-member of the Fugees)

“Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana, and our hearts are very, very heavy here. Michael Jackson was the greatest entertainer in the world, but more than that he was very human and a great humble personality. The loss of Michael Jackson fills the hearts of Gary residents with tears. " (Rudy Clay, Mayor of Gary)

"I am very sad. Nobody will be able to replace him. But I know that the light he emitted from the stage will shine on all of us who saw him for what he was and always will be - a great teacher, pure musical inspiration. " (Ricky Martin)

«Michael Jackson showed me that you can really see the beat. He brought the music to life! He made me believe in magic. " (Sean "Diddy" Combs, rapper and music entrepreneur)