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Michael Jackson passed away today. He was 50. He was a tremendous talent, which goes without saying, and his accomplishments were immense. He inspired a generation of entertainers. Heíll be missed. For more of my thoughts, please see my personal blog.

Various members of the Bad Boy family weighed in on the events of today on Twitter. Here is what they had to say:

Diddy:

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!

Harve Pierre:

LONG LIVE THE POP ICON YALL KNOW WHO!!!!!!

Cheri Dennis:

YES...we ALL loved Michael dearly 4 his amazing genius and talents but he has a family that truly loved him 4 just being him...

PLEASE pray 4 his family that recieved a truly devasting blow 2day! God bless them...R.I.P. Michael Joseph Jackson

Red Cafe:

rest in peace to the king of pop. you paved the way for us!!!! micheal jackson 'thriller' 4ever!! and the beat goes on!

Willie Taylor of Day26:

Wow,Lets have a moment of silence for my favorite entertainer of all times The Great "Micheal Jackson" , Damn that really hurts!!!

Donnie Klang:

He was so misunderstood. He never had a childhood. He was trained to do one thing and he did it better than anyone else in history.

He paved the way for millions of artists. Worldwide. Rest in peace mj. I'm proud to have been apart of his era.

Cassie:

There are no words.... Sending all of my love and prayers out to the Jackson family.

Marina Chello:

RIP Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett... my prayers are with you and your loved ones

Songwriter Jack Knight:

Love you always MJ

Global Brand & Viral Marketing Director for Sean Combs/Bad Boy, Capricorn Clark

On Sunset where I met MJ in 84 at Tower.When we got the word a cold brezze flew through Puff house +we knew it was true..goose bumps..RIP MJ

Somehow I'm in tears thinking of MJ + all I can hear in my head is "Came from Heaven just to sing a song for you...."-The Angels The lo ...

Life is short... He was 50.. My mom passed at 50.. We are all 30 + climbin. Let's live + love each other yall. Love u all

A&R Daniel "Skid" Mitchell:

Dammmmmmmmmmm. God bless MJ !!!!

I'm putting my silver glove on right now and moonwalking in memory of.......

The King of Pop has left the building! Enjoy the kingdom Mike.....

Bad Boy National Director of Mixshow and Club Promotions, Henry "Hen Roc" Polanco:

Damn! A tear just came down! Thriller! Forever

R.I.P. Michael Jackson & Farrah Fawcett. Count ya blessing, Love ya family and friends.

Bad Boy Street Team leader, Rome:

LA Times & CBS news confirm: Michael Jackson dies. Can't believe it! Damn!