Shocked and saddened stars have taken to their Twitter accounts over the past few hours to give their thoughts on the passing of Michael Jackson.
John Mayer: Dazed in the studio. A major strand of our cultural DNA has left us. RIP MJ. I think we'll mourn his loss as well as the loss of ourselves as children listening to Thriller on the record player.I truly hope he is memorialized as the '83 moonwalking, MTV owning, mesmerizing, unstoppable, invincible Michael Jackson.
Lindsay Lohan: R.I.P. Michael Jackson *my love and prayers go out to the Jackson family.. "you are not alone" -mj
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. R.I.P. Mr Jackson.
Miley Cyrus: Michael Jackson was my inspiration. Love and blessings.
Larry King: I interviewed Michael Jackson when he was 12 and with the Jackson 5.
Joel Madden: Stop the gossip, stop the speculation. Take a moment for Michael and remember his gift to us all. He was truly great. May he Rest in Peace.