Usher Sings "Gone Too Soon" to Michael Jackson
Yesterday R&B vocalist, Usher, delivered a heartfelt performance of Michael Jackson's classic hit "Gone to Soon" at Jackson's powerful and moving public funeral service, held at the Staple Center in Los Angeles. To many (including us here at JimmyJazz.com) the most touching part of the performance was when the 30-year old walked down from the stage and sang to Jackson's closed coffin. At the end of the rendition, Usher broke down into tears.
Both MJ and Usher had the opportunity of performing with one another years ago. Here's a clip of Jackson performing his 2001 hit, "You Rock World" from his Invisible album. Usher, along with comedian Chris Tucker, join Jackson on stage for a classic performance.
The original version of "Gone to Soon" was a song Jackson produced from his eight album, Dangerous. The song was dedicated to Ryan White, a young AIDS victim from Kokomo, Indiana who died from the fatal disease on April 8, 1990. Michael Jackson become friends with White prior to his early death.
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