Category Archives: Religious Leaders

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


Rev Run remembers Michael Jackson captivating people

“He was so driven that it was really amazing. I think the best thing that Michael will leave is his ability to captivate people. He captivated us.”

Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons – rapper, Run DMC

Rev. Jesse Jackson comments on Michael Jackson’s death

“I’m traumatized. We are out of our joy and he is out of his pain.”


“He was so excited about going to London … The world was waiting for Michael’s return. And Michael was practicing maybe three hours a day, real vigorous exercise. That’s why we are so taken aback by the suddenness of this heart attack, because Michael was really in good physical shape,”

Rev. Jesse Jackson – Religious Leader

Rev. Jessie Jackson with Michael Jackson

Rev. Jessie Jackson with Michael Jackson

Rev. Al Sharpton tribute to Michael Jackson

“”I am numb that Micheal Jackson is dead, I knew him well for 35 years. A brilliant artist and a good man. We spent precious time together. I call on people around the world to pray for him and his family in the hour. I have known Michael since we were both teens, worked with him, marched for him, hosted him at our House of Justice headquarters in New York, and we joined together to eulogize our mutual idol, James Brown. I have known him at his high moments and his low moments and I know he would want us to pray for his family.”

Rev. Al Sharpton – minister/ political and civil rights/social justice activist

Rev Al Sharpton & Michael Jackson

Rev Al Sharpton & Michael Jackson

Celebrities, World Leaders reactions to Michael Jackson’s death

Many celebrities, world leaders, singers, actors and religious leaders have begun to pay tributes to Michael Jackson. We have aimed to collect as many of their responses here.