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Al Sharpton -- Pray for Jacko

6/25/2009 7:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Al SharptonTMZ just received the following statement from Al Sharpton:

"A friend of Michael's for the last 35 years, 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
."

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61.

YM    

Al Sharpton is such a racist MF... Why does the news even give him the time of day??

1861 days ago
62.

Ken    

Why is it these self-serving idiots always gotta get their mugs out there? Sharpton and Jesse Jackson both. If they were truly "close friends" they wouldn't act like all the other sycophants who surrounded MIchael over the years and actually tried to help him through the years. This goes for his enabling family too.

1861 days ago
63.

JC    



A TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL

There was something special about you from the very
first day;
“It was all in your eyes”, your mother would say;
You stole the hearts of many from the time you were five;
And by the time you were twenty four the whole world
knew you had arrived;

But something began to happen to you along the way;
For your life began to be about rehearsals and building
an image instead of just regular child’s play;
You will be known as the greatest controversial
entertainer of all time;
Along with your eccentric ways, loving heart and
child- like mind;

Your music transcended all races, economic status,
political affiliations and ages;
But none of that mattered when you hit the stage;
You will always be remembered for your electrifying
moonwalk and mesmerizing silver glove;
For you glided across the stage like an elegant dove;

May you finally find peace in your after life;
No more paparazzi, frenzies or controversy hype;
Good bye, so long—never, never;
For you, Michael will live on through your music,
your infectious smile and our hearts forever and ever!


1861 days ago
64.

Corey Feldman is the king of douche!    

What’s up with all these turds coming out the woodwork??? Free publicity…

Next will be Priscilla Presley and Macaulay Culkin…

RIP Michael...

1860 days ago
65.

yazzie    

Al the S!%T starter makes everything look like HATE and a BLACK thing! He is so one track minded on hate and also a very peranoid freak. He will just ruin Michael Jackson,s funeral if he has one and he speaks all his hate will come out. Go away Al and stay the hell gone.

1860 days ago
66.

yazzie    

Shut up Al and please take a bath .....stay away from this. You are a true hater. SHUT UP!

1860 days ago
67.

dave    

This clown needs to go away. He is a true media whore. The media needs to ignore this a-hole

1860 days ago
68.

you must stupid    

Why this criminal isn't in jail yet is beyond me. Oh that's right, because he's the "voice" for the poor, suppressed black community. I keep forgetting.

1860 days ago
69.

Peroque    

This FOOLISH ASS cannot stand for anyone but himself!! He is trying to make this whole sad and terrible situation about himself!!! SCREW YOU AL!!!

1860 days ago
70.

nickirai    

I WISH TMZ WILL STOP WITH ALL THE "JACKO" LANGUAGE...YOU NEED TO RESPECT THIS MAN'S LEGACY AND FAMILY! ABSOLUTELY RUDE....WHAT IF SOMEONE DID THAT TO YOU?

PLEASE BE MORE PROFESSIONAL IN THE FUTURE!

1860 days ago
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