Stars Tweet Jacko Condolences
Celebrities mourn one of their own as Twitter buckles under traffic
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2009 3:46 AM CDT
Fans hold up a sea of single gloved hands in an impromptu celebration of the life of Michael Jackson, outside UCLA Medical Center after he was pronounced dead there yesterday.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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(Newser) – Twitter nearly came to a standstill yesterday as huge numbers of users logged on to share their thoughts on Michael Jackson's death, Time reports. Many celebrities were among those offering their condolences.

  • MC Hammer: "I will be mourning my friend, brother, mentor and inspiration. He gave me and my family hope. I would never have been me without him."
  • Alyssa Milano: "Remember the first time you saw him moonwalk? RIP Michael Jackson."

  • Ashton Kutcher: "Plea to the press to respect his wishes of maintaining the anonymity of his children. I plea to the public to refuse to consume media that does not respect the anonymity of Michael's children."
  • Sean "P. Diddy" Combs: "Michael Jackson showed me that you can actually see the beat. He made the music come to life!! He made me believe in magic. I will miss him!"
  • Wyclef Jean: "RIP to Michael Jackson, my music god. Some lost Elvis Presley and we lost Michael Jackson."