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Who's missing Michael Jackson?

2009-07-01 14:30
 South African music stars and local Michael Jackson Fans began gathering today from lunch time (Wednesday 1st July) to commemorate Michael Jackson. The gig is completely sold out already, and will not be the right place whip out your list of Michael Jackson jokes – the ceremony closes with a mass singing of We Are the World at 9.30pm. Details of that here.

Fans have cleaned out record stores, buying up all stock of Michael's music (hang onto that vinyl copy of Thriller!), which hopefully will assist the family in settling the massive debts Jacko ran up by buying stupid stuff he didn't need, and also help with supporting his kids.

Sasha Baron-Cohen has cut the Michael Jackson bit out of Bruno, out of respect. Which is going to do a lot for Bruno DVD sales when he re-releases it after a decent period of time has passed, with the bit back in or in the extras.

Michaels kids have gone to stay with Michael Jackson's mother – he disinherited his abusive father in his final will – a good move at it turns out. Joe Jackson, awkwardly and obviously plugged his own record label Ranch Records instead of paying tribute to his dead son at a recent BET Awards ceremony. The family are apparently very pissed off with ol' Joe.

Michael's three kids, Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and 7-year-old Prince Michael II (Mike, I know you're dead, but couldn't you have given them their own names?) share all Michaels wealth (or debt, it depends) with their mom Katherine and a few of Jacko's favourite charities.
Michael's also left a void in the lives of the Joburg Cohen family, who  will no longer be sending their 21-year-old son for regular visits to Neverland like they used to (the kid's apparently distraught and desperately missing Michael).

Channel24 readers voting on which Michael Jackson they'd miss the most seemed to like him as a Bad boy, while his final manifestation as a crumbling plastic surgery experiment was the least popular form he took.

The guy's been dead since Friday, but he's still the talk of every town, as everyone falls over themselves to remember him, make jokes about him or say how much they miss the dead pop star.
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