July 3, 2009 11:30:06 am
President Barrack Obama has finally paid tribute to King of Pop Michael Jackson more than a week after his death.
Obama was expected to issue a statement following Jackson’s sudden death last week,but he instead chose to send the superstar’s family a private letter of condolence.
A week after,Obama acknowledged the magnitude of the loss to the generation that grew up as followers of the icon,Contactmusic reports.
He paid tribute saying: “He will go down in history as one of our greatest entertainers”.
Obama also revealed that he grew up listening to Jackson.
He added: “I grew up on his music. I still have all his stuff on my iPod.”
The pop legend died of a suspected cardiac arrest at his rented mansion at 100 North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles on June 25,2009.
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