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Bill Clinton Pauses To Laud Michael

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Weds. July 8, 2009: Former U.S. President, Bill Clinton, took time out from his Haiti trip Tuesday to pay tribute to the King of Pop.

Clinton paused during his trip to Haiti as a UN envoy, to laud Jackson for helping the Democratic Party raise cash at a crucial time.

Clinton recalled Jackson`s performance at a 2002 fundraiser at New York`s Apollo Theater.

He also recalled that the singer performed at his first inauguration in 1993.

`He was an immensely gifted man and I think he basically meant well,` Clinton told The Associated Press. `I know about all the trouble he had in his life and I hope he will be remembered for his contribution as an artist. I hope his children turn out well. That would be the greatest tribute you could have.`

His comments came as millions around the world paused to say goodbye to the famed musical icon and now Guinness Book of World Record holder for `King of Charity.`