“I am trying to find closure, I want you to know that even though I am not there at the Staples Center. I am there in my heart.
I have decided to pause and be silent. This feels right for me. Michael was a personal love of mine, a treasured part of my world, part of the fabric of my life in a way that I can’t seem to find words to express.
Michael wanted me to be there for his children, and I will be there if they ever they need me. I hope, today brings closure for all those who loved him. Thank you Katherine and Joe for sharing your son with the world and with me. I send my love and condolences to the Jackson family.”
Diana Ross – singer
(Read by Smokey Robinson at the Michael Jackson Memorial Service)