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How Did You Learn About the Tragic MJ News?

On Thursday, June 25, we not only lost Charlie's Angel star Farrah Fawcett, but the king of pop — Michael Jackson.

For many of us, the Michael Jackson news was so unexpected that we couldn't help but take to the Internet to see if the sad news was actually true. With fans flooding the Internet, sites like Google News were inaccessible at times, with many other sites having several outages to deal with an influx of traffic. On Twitter, many experienced the infamous fail whale, with hundreds of thousands of tweets being sent. How did you hear about the news? Were you online, watching TV, or listening to the radio?

As the world mourns the loss of this iconic man, our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.

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notoriuskitty notoriuskitty 8 years
i saw it on the news he had a heart attack and thought 'he'll be okay, they have to make him better' and then about ten minutes later a friend called and told me he had passed and it was on the news a few minutes later. I'm still in shock, no one can say he wasn't a legend and he really will love on forever. My thoughts are with his family, I know how hard it is to lose a loved one, but for them it's especially hard since he was so young. I'm sure he's singing and dancing up in heaven :)
tiffanyfuchsia tiffanyfuchsia 8 years
I was on Twitter, and it was my only source of news. The internet was down at work that day, and I couldn't get anything news sites to load on my BlackBerry!
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
I logged onto facebook and someone wrote "RIP MJ." I assumed it was some friend of theirs but the rest of the status update was " ... your funeral will be larger then Princess Di's." So obviously I had to turn on the tv to see what and who they were referring to.
karenpanna karenpanna 8 years
I was in the kitchen cooking up lunch when my parents came home from shopping. I mentioned that I overhead about Farrah Fawcett's passing on the morning news, and they counted with MJ. They had heard it on the radio, but I was watching Days of Our Lives, so I completely missed it.
Frenched Frenched 8 years
I was right after I got off from work and picked my sister up. The first thing she said was "Michael Jackson died!" At first I thought she was joking (a kind of distasteful joke) but then she gave me her cell phone and showed me the article with the bad news. I felt a wave of sadness and then disbelief. I was already pretty sad with the Farrah Fawcett news but her death was kind of no surprise since we already knew she had cancer. RIP Farrah and Michael.
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 8 years
I read it on Twitter, then googled it and turned on the TV to verify. I was shocked and saddened. It was crazy how quickly the news broke though.
beckkii beckkii 8 years
text and on internet at the same time!
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
I found out via. twitter !!
pinkkiwii84 pinkkiwii84 8 years
I saw it on the news channel. I had been watching since they took him to the hospital. Then I called my dad and he was watching too. He said it reminded him of when Elvis passed away.
Caramel-Kisses Caramel-Kisses 8 years
I had been sleeping most of the day as I had not been feeling well, I woke up around 11 pm, and got onto a forum of mine, where a friend said she was sad, and made a comment to the extent of "Whereever he is right now, I hope he's in his 20s and moonwalking..." And I was just like "Wait, what? He's dead?!!?!"
karen-zoo karen-zoo 8 years
I have a radio alarm! I woke up to hear the news on radio
eLdanae eLdanae 8 years
I was at work. My manager told me, I think she read it on TMZ. Then I googled it. I was shocked!
caroline_1 caroline_1 8 years
TMZ.. as odd as that is.. was incredibly prompt and accurate.. i waited until a "real" news source confirmed it before i tweeted
Matdredalia Matdredalia 8 years
One of the members from one of my favorite bands posted about it and I damn near fell out of my chair. I went and googled it immediately and was just floored.
BellaEdward4ever BellaEdward4ever 8 years
Facebook statuses. I never check news of any type, anything that could interest me always ends up on fb-although admittedly, the only reason this would affect me is that I like to be kept up to date on things my peers consider important.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
i found out on the radio (kroq). i swear, i turned on the radio (bf and i had JUST gotten into the car) and they were just announcing it too. i tried going on tmz on my phone and it wouldn't let me... i guess cuz everyone else was trying to get on too.
cal1 cal1 8 years
Twitter! It was so confusing because at first it was the news that he'd been taken to the hospital, then that "things were not good", then everybody said he'd died, then CNN said that he was in a coma. Finally the LA Times confirmed the sad news. It's still hard to believe :'(
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
i found out on twitter from someone who linked to the tmz article. and then i started researching because i don't listen to anything on tmz. they are leeches and not journalists. i've been devastated ever sense.
Kazagirl Kazagirl 8 years
I was in the middle of painting my room and I had the news on in the background when I heard that TMZ had reported his death. I started freaking out trying to see if what I heard was true. :(
JessaG JessaG 8 years
Two of my friends sent me text messages while I was in class. And then I looked it up on my phone during my break. :( it is so sad.
juliettemaxwell juliettemaxwell 8 years
I saw some Tweets about people worried about MJ, so I checked TMZ and there it was, te news that he had passed.
nidserz nidserz 8 years
Found out on twitter. Checked facebook and same news via status updates. Finally went on TMZ to read more.
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