Category Archives: Michael Jackson Memorial Service

Rev Al Sharpton addresses Michael Jackson’s children in MJ Memorial Service

“I want his children to know there was nothing strange about your daddy, it was strange what your daddy had to deal with, but he dealt with it.”

Rev Al Sharpton – family friend

Usher gets all emotional in his performance of Gone to Soon at the MJ Memorial

Usher performed the Michael Jackson song Gone to Soon at the Michael Jackson Memorial Service. Michael Jackson was one of Usher’s idols. Towards the end he struggled to hold it together.

“Gone Too Soon” Lyrics

Like A Comet
Blazing ‘Cross The Evening Sky
Gone Too Soon

Like A Rainbow
Fading In The Twinkling Of An Eye
Gone Too Soon

Shiny And Sparkly
And Splendidly Bright
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like The Loss Of Sunlight
On A Cloudy Afternoon
Gone Too Soon

Like A Castle
Built Upon A Sandy Beach
Gone Too Soon

Like A Perfect Flower
That Is Just Beyond Your Reach
Gone Too Soon

Born To Amuse, To Inspire, To Delight
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like A Sunset
Dying With The Rising Of The Moon
Gone Too Soon

Gone Too Soon

Paris Jackson’s emotional close to the Michael Jackson Memorial Service

In what was one of the more poignant moments of the Michael Jackson Memorial Service, his 11-year-old daughter Paris closed out the Jackson family’s tributes;

“I just wanted to say, ever since I was born, daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine! I just wanted to say I love him so much.”

Paris Michael Katherine Jackson – Michael Jackson’s daughter

Paris Michael Katherine Jackson addresses the crowd at the Michael Jackson public memorial July 7 2009

Paris Michael Katherine Jackson addresses the crowd at the Michael Jackson public memorial July 7 2009

Smokey Robinson leads Michael Jackson memorial service

“I never thought I’d be here today. This is my little brother over there (in the casket) and you just don’t think that you’re going to … live to see him gone. But he will never really be gone. He is going to live forever and ever and ever and ever.

The world will never, ever forget Michael Jackson. I love you my brother. I celebrate your life. I’m proud I had the chance to know you.”

Smokey Robinson – singer