Obama sends condolences to Jackson’s family, fans

Saturday, June 27, 2009

WASHINGTON - US President Barrack Obama has sent his condolences to Michael Jackson’s family after his death at the age of 50.

At a news conference, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs answered question on what was the President’s reaction to the pop legend’s death.

He said: “Look, he (Barrack Obama) said to me that obviously Michael Jackson was a spectacular performer, a music icon, I think everybody remembers hearing his songs, watching him moonwalk on television during Motown’s 25th anniversary,” Us magazine reports.

“But the president also said, you know, look, he had aspects of his life [that] were sad and tragic,” Gibbs continued.

He added that the president’s “condolences went out to the Jackson family and to fans that mourn his loss.”

Jackson died of apparent cardiac arrest at his rented home in L.A. on Thursday and was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m. PST. (ANI)


June 28, 2009: 2:44 pm

I like to express my sympathy for Michael Jackson and his family. He was an idol to me. I grew up as a kid in the 80’s listening to his Thriller album especially
the Thriller night song. If ever I had a chance to meet a famous celebrity it would have been Michael. Although I never knew him in real life, I think he was an awesome guy.

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