Gay Icons Remember Michael Jackson


The surprising death of Michael Jackson yesterday brought the entire planet together in a state of mourning. But a celebrity’s passing cannot be truly honored until other celebrities weigh in on what the loss means to them.

Cher: “I am having a million reactions…When I think of him, I think of this young boy, this teenager I first met … He was a great teenager, optimistic and adorable.”

Britney Spears: “He has been an inspiration throughout my entire life and I’m devastated he’s gone!”

Madonna: “I can’t stop crying over the sad news. . . I have always admired Michael Jackson…The world has lost one of the greats, but his music will live on forever! My heart goes out to his three children and other members of his family. . . God bless.”


Lance Bass: “Michael was a huge supporter of my career but more importantly he was a good friend, had the biggest heart and it was an honor and pleasure to be able to work with him and know him. There will never be another Michael Jackson, my thoughts and prayers are with his family. … He was a huge hero of mine musically. He will definitely be missed. He was a great man. Wow”

Liza Minnelli: “He was a kind, genuine, and wonderful man. He was also one of the greatest entertainers that ever lived. I loved him very much and I will miss him every remaining day of my life.”

Samantha Ronson: “His music is just as relevant now as it was the day they pressed record, I’m sure it will remain so for generations to come. RIP Mr Jackson.”

Whitney Houston: “I am full of grief.”

Katy Perry: “Oh my God.”

(Photo: Life magazine)