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Justin Timberlake on Michael Jackson: 'We have lost a genius'

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Today, singer Justin Timberlake added himself to the list of celebrities releasing statements about the unexpected death of pop icon Michael Jackson. Timberlake, who was often cited for his Jackson-esque style in his music, released this statement: “I can’t find the words right now to express how deeply saddened I am by Michael’s passing. We have lost a genius and a true ambassador of not only Pop music, but of all music. He has been an inspiration to multiple generations and I will always cherish the moments I shared with him on stage and all of the things I learned about music from him and the time we spent together. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.”

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