For some fans, Michael Jackson’s death is apparently too much to bear. A dozen devotees have allegedly killed themselves since last Thursday, according to the founder of an online fan club for the now departed pop performer. Gary Taylor of MJJcommunity.com says, â€œMichael Jackson would never want this. He would want them to live.â€ In a recent video, Reverend Jesse Jackson responds to reports of seven fan suicides, saying:
This is a time when hearts are heavy. There is great pain but great cause to celebrate Michaelâ€™s life. We celebrate Michaelâ€™s life by creating futures not funeralsâ€¦.It made Michael happy saying ‘We Are The World’. Don’t self destruct….We fall down sometimes, we get back upâ€¦.That’s the right thing to doâ€¦. In Michael’s name let’s live together as brothers and sisters and not die apart as fools.
It’s also reported that a Tunisian fan took her life, and that Russian Michael Jackson impersonator PÃ¡vel TalalÃ¡yev attempted suicide by slitting his wrists. After he was rescued, TalalÃ¡yev said, “I donâ€™t know why the doctors saved me. I want to be with Michael, and I will kill myself anyway.”
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