Michael Jackson Dies, Almost Takes Twitter with Him

Written by Rizoh. Posted in Gumbo

Published on June 26, 2009 with 12 Comments

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Times they’re a-changing. As news of Michael Jackson’s death unraveled yesterday, Twitter, TMZ, Google News, and a host of others struggled to keep up with the avalanche of traffic and search queries for terms related to “Michael Jackson.” Twitter, in particular, experienced outages of whale-like proportions all day.

Just minutes after we learned about his death, a bevy of celebrities flocked to Twitter to express their sadness and condolences. Peep the assortment of celeb tweets from the likes of MC Hammer and Mariah Carey below.

Ice-T
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John Mayer
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Usher
usher

Mariah Carey
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MC Hammer
hammer

Wyclef
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Lenny Kravitz
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Dallas Austin
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Diddy
diddy-is-still-corny

Miley Cyrus
miley-cyrus

[MJ Fail Whale via Nazaret]

TRU

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  1. Yes MJ Will Truly Be Missed. R&B, Pop, Soul just Music in General Will not be the Same ever again!!! Condolences to the Family & Friends of a True Legend!

  2. Yes MJ Will Truly Be Missed. R&B, Pop, Soul just Music in General Will not be the Same ever again!!! Condolences to the Family & Friends of a True Legend!

  3. I used to sit in my room around 4-5 years old and listen to MJ while I knew my moms was getting high in the other room.His music eased alot of the minds of the people in poverty and gave them light in a world becoming utterly dark around them. Thank you for everything you gave not just me, but everybody physically through charity and mentally from your heart.

  4. I used to sit in my room around 4-5 years old and listen to MJ while I knew my moms was getting high in the other room.His music eased alot of the minds of the people in poverty and gave them light in a world becoming utterly dark around them. Thank you for everything you gave not just me, but everybody physically through charity and mentally from your heart.

  5. Who is NOT on Twitter?

  6. Who is NOT on Twitter?

  7. ive never laughed so hard at the title of a post

  8. ive never laughed so hard at the title of a post

  9. Joe had some KILLER comments yesterday on Twitter. On paper I simply can’t support them for fear of being tarred and feathered but in three weeks they’ll be classic.

  10. Joe had some KILLER comments yesterday on Twitter. On paper I simply can’t support them for fear of being tarred and feathered but in three weeks they’ll be classic.

  11. Man, all this Love 4 Mike makes My heart ache!

  12. Man, all this Love 4 Mike makes My heart ache!

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