U.S. President Barack Obama calls Michael Jackson, a "spectacular performer" and a music icon, according to White House spokesman Robert Gibbs.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said on Friday (June 26) that U.S. President Barack Obama had talked about Michael Jackson, the 50-year-old "King of Pop" who died suddenly on Thursday.
"He said to me that obviously Michael Jackson was a spectacular performer, a music icon. I think everybody remembers hearing his songs, watching him moonwalk on television during Motown's 25th anniversary," Gibbs said.
The White House spokesman also said Obama believed some aspects of Jackson's life were "sad and tragic" and offered his condolences to the musician's family.
WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (JUNE 26, 2009) NBC