The Twitter World Reacts To MJ's Final Act:

by Rachelle Hruska · June 26, 2009

Celebrity deaths have a way of bringing people together. From impromptu dance parties in Union Square, to tribute groups in Harlem at the Apollo, Michael Jackson's death united NY fans alike.  As for those of you stuck in the cyber world? It was a safe bet to say the best thing for you to have done last night was to walk away from your Tumblrs and Twitters.  From fights between Perez Hilton and hundreds of appalled readers (Perez wrote on his site that this was probably just a pr stunt by Jackson, he later removed), to more RIP MJ tweets than the servers could handle (they crashed numerous times), here's just a small sampling of what the Twitter world was saying about The King of Pop's untimely death:

soraya@sorayad Apollo theater vibe: MJ impersonators, Billie Jean on boombox, film crews, storytellers, novelty shirts... about 9 hours ago from txt

cajun1@thecajunboy Michael Jackson's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is right now covered by the red carpet for the Bruno premiere. How fitting. 20 minutes ago from web

More tweets on MJ below:

kelly-will2@misswill CNN HLN has some crazy add'l reporting. "Michael ate less than 1 meal a day" They are insinuating anorexia could have been a part. about 9 hours ago from web

greg-litley2@littleylittley @misswill @peterfacinelli TMZ claimed to have a source inside the hospital. If that's true, its gross. about 9 hours ago from txt

paris-hilton@babygirlparis I am so sad right now :( I can't believe Michael is gone. What a sad day today, I'm devastated. :( about 10 hours ago from mobile web

danny-shea1@danielshea Just passed two freakish girls singing "you are not alone" in impromptu central park vigil for the king of pop. #michaeljackson about 10 hours ago from txt

carr2@carr2n #jocko virus clogging up my Twitter. Expect the outage to last several days until story blows itself out. tell me when safe to come back. about 10 hours ago from web

jonathan-famous@JonnyFamousAbout to go in at Ella. Michael Is going to make me dance and cry tonight. 1st and A, come make memories with me!! about 10 hours ago from TwitterBerry

doree1@doreeshafrir Anderson Cooper went to Studio 54 with Michael Jackson. Um, WHAT? "Why I was at Studio 54 is a whole different story." I'm sure it was... about 11 hours ago from web

greg-litley3@littleylittley We wouldn't have Justin Timberlake without Micheal Jackson. about 12 hours ago from TwitterBerry


diddy@iamdiddy 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! about 14 hours ago from web