US President Barack Obama has sent his condolences to Michael Jackson’s family after his death at the age of 50.
At a news conference, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs answered question on what was the President’s reaction to the pop legend’s death.
He said: "Look, he (Barack Obama) 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," Us magazine reports.
"But the president also said, you know, look, he had aspects of his life [that] were sad and tragic," Gibbs continued.
He added that the president's "condolences went out to the Jackson family and to fans that mourn his loss."
Jackson died of apparent cardiac arrest at his rented home in L.A. on Thursday and was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m. PST.