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.`