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Diana Ross -- 'My Heart is Hurting'

6/26/2009 10:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Diana Ross, the woman instrumental in launching the Jackson 5 into superstardom, has just released a statement about Michael Jackson's passing.

Diana Ross and Michael Jackson

"I can't stop crying, this is too sudden and shocking. I am unable to imagine this. My heart is hurting. I am in prayer for his kids and the family."

The Jackson 5's first album was titled "Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5."

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marie    

may you R I P. you will b so sadly missed you rocked r world mj and for that we r all so thankful, today i know you have moved HEAVEN+EARTH SO UNIQUE IN YOUR MUSIC+ DANCE. know one can ever take your place, but you will remain in r hearts 4 ever and there you will stay you can never die in r hearts, my thoughts and love go out TO ALL YOUR FAMILY +FRIENDS AND MAY GOD BLESS YOUR CHILDREN. i hope they grow up to honour you just as so many of you fans-friends-family do,XXX R I P MJ WE LOVE YOU

1922 days ago
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musicfan4ya    

RIP Michael Jackson! May god bless Diana, Michael family and friends. Anytime someone loses a loved one, it's difficult. I hate to take this to a negative tone. But I swear some people are just so ignroant. Why would they use this time to say something negative about Diana Ross. It just bogles the mind how and why people could be so insensitive at a time of death. IT'S not about Diana Ross. It's about mourning the loss of a loved one. And if you don't care for him, why would you take the time to come on the internet, read stories about him and then post somethng ignornat about him. oh...because they are ignorant! I pray you people don't lose someone you care about. We'll see if you are thinking about their misfortunes of life or will you just want to take that time to mourn the loss of your loved one. May GOD BLESS you Diana AND Michael. Obviously you left an impression on people( fans and ignorant folks alike).

1922 days ago
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ams1    

Michael Jackson's Prescription Drug Addiction And Weak Heart

Last Year Biographer Warned He Was Very Sick, But Reps Denied It

http://www.judiciaryreport.com/

1922 days ago
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lululu    

i have the album dianna ross and michael jackson made together. love songs... not one programme has mentioned this album, but all the others...
what a showman, oh michael, my prayers are with your chilgren and family..
i pray to god the children will get the best care possible, and it would be a loving tribute if all the people who brought the tickets here in endland for the up and coming concerts for that money to be put into a trust for the children all three of them..
godd bless you all...

1922 days ago
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tonio tone tone    

I thought it was Gladys Knight that introduced The Jackson Five to Berry Gordy? I seem to have read where Diana Ross was always given credit but it was actually Gladys Knight. Guess it doesnt matter or who knows, perhaps I'm wrong. Oh well...

1922 days ago
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JOANN GONZALES    

My prayers go out to the Jackson family, and my heart goes out to his children. Michael Jackson has brought joy to millions of devoted fans throughout the world. He will never be forgotten or can ever be replaced. He was a once in a life time HUMAN BEING whom God blessed with so much wonderful talent he was truly gifted. His memory will live forever. I grew up listening to his music in the 80 and my children know all his music as well .There will Never Be Another Michael Jackson to walk this earth .He will be greatly miss but never forgotten ---JOANN GONZALES- TX
June 25, 2009

1922 days ago
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Fabiola Veloso    

Michael estará sempre em nossas mentes e nossos corações. Sua luz nunca poderá ser apagada. Deixo aqui gravada minhas condolências à família de Michael e à todas as pessoas do mundo. Sentiremos falta do jeito de menino carente dele, mas lembraremos com muita emoção de sua alegria quando estava em cima dos palcos cantando e dançando de forma ilustre. Tenho certeza de que onde ele estiver, estará muito bem e fazendo o sabia fazer de melhor. Cantar e dançar.
Michael, fica em paz e que Deus te coloque em um lugar especial. Nós amamos você.

1922 days ago
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THE CHILDREN ARE NOT BEING PROPERLY SUPERVISED...PERIOD!    

#6 Lorleen, what the hell is "kilt", go back to school.

and Diana Ross DID NOT DISCOVER THE JACKSON 5, it was a man, I can't think of his name at this time.

1922 days ago
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hot snot    

the WIZ!!!!!

when he was normal...kick a s s movie

1922 days ago
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What the Hell?    

Classic-no one had anything to do with him in his last years, or vice versa-now they all come out and praise him-
Priceless!

1922 days ago
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Trevor    

I thought this was some sort of tribute to a man who was iconic and gave so much to the world mucically, instead it seems to be a page full of slander and hate during a very tough time for anyone who was ever moved by Michael's music. Diana Ross has been the same person as we know her, she's not going to change, some of you people need to let it go and think about things that matter.......I had the great pleasure of getting an autograph from her.......one of my friends wasn't so lucky and he doesn't hate her for that, it's just a matter of timing......rest in peace Mike jackson and god bless your family!

1922 days ago
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love them    

@ # 15, you are totally right, not that it matters now, but Gladys knight did introduce the Jackson 5 to berry Gordy, but of course Diana took the credit to boost her own career, like always, the woman is disgusting, who cares about how she feels, she is so irrelevant, finally... what a mean human being Diane is, when is her turn coming?, i know that is mean, but sometimes that is the only way to be with such vile nasty people. Madonna too,

1922 days ago
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Nrthdude    

I feel bad for these kids, but frankly, I'm much more saddened by Farrah Fawcett's death than by Michael Jackson's.

I was glad that Farrah was shown respect by NBC and ABC last night when they each dedicated an hour to her life and times.

Tonight, NBC is airing her cancer special.

I'm appalled by the cable stations that have spent so much time focusing on a self-destructive, narcissistic millionaire gone mad who threw his life away on painkillers, than on an extremely talented actress who was a huge pop icon in her own right, who spent the last three years of her life waging a very noble battle against cancer.

It just goes to show how low the media establishment and pop culture has sunk.

1922 days ago
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Yolanda Garcia-Berdecia    

My condolences to Michael Jackson's children, his family and his friend.

Michael, rest in peace with the Lord.

Yolanda Garcia-Berdecia
San Juan, Puerto Rico

1922 days ago
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ANTANYA HALL    

MAN...THIS IS CRAZY...IM ONLY 17 YRS OLD AND I FEEL LIKE MY SOUL HAS JUST DIED..WEN I HEARD THIS I WAS JUST IN SHOCK..I THOUGHT MAY BE PPL JUST WASNT SURE YET...BUT THINGS HAS JUST HIT ME TODAY...I CANT BELIEVE THAT MY KING IS GONE..I'VE LOOKED UP TO MICHAEL MY WHOLE LIFE..IN A CRAZY WAY I FELT LIKE HE WAS FAMILY AND I COULD JUST CALL HIM UP..I GUESS IT WAS THAT WARM-HEARTED VIDE THAT HE GAVE OFF WHEN HE TALKED OR EVEN WHEN A PICTURE OF HIM WAS SHOWED...I HD TO KEEP SAYING TO MY SELF BECUZ I JUST COULDNT BELIEVE THIS..I THOUGHT H WOULD LIVE UNTIL HE WAS OLD AND UNTIL I WAS OLD..BUT I GUESS HE COMPLETED HIS TASKS ON EARTH AND NOW HE WILL REST FOR THE LIFETIME OF WORK THAT HE HAS DONE...PLEASE EVERYONE LET MICHEAL JOSEPH JACKSON REST IN PEACE...HE IS GONE DONT TRY TO BRING UP THE PAST BECAUSE ITS OVER AND DONE WITH..R.I.P MICHAEL YU WILL BE FOREVER MISSED AND NEVER 4 GOTTEN..YU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A BIG PIECE OF MY HEART

1922 days ago
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