Singer's friend says she is devastated by the news of his death
Liz Taylor originally crowned Jackson the ‘king of pop’, and an official release from the star said she was inconsolable, according to TMZ.
“Dame Elizabeth Taylor is too devastated by the passing of her dear friend Michael Jackson to issue a statement at this time,” the note said.
Tributes from stars across the world have been pouring in for Jackson, from the likes of Blur, Calvin Harris and Demi Moore.
Read Michael Jackson’s obituary on NME.COM now.