Kayleigh's tribute to the king of pop

AN emotional Michael Jackson-lover has today given the singer's Ipswich fans an opportunity to express their grief over his death.Kayleigh Ramsey, 19, was left in tears when the musician died and has decided to pay her own special tribute to him by creating a book of condolence.

AN emotional Michael Jackson-lover has today given the singer's Ipswich fans an opportunity to express their grief over his death.

Kayleigh Ramsey, 19, was left in tears when the musician died and has decided to pay her own special tribute to him by creating a book of condolence.

Two books have today been placed in Ipswich's HMV store with the hope of keeping one in the town and sending another to the Jackson family once people have written their thoughts inside.

Fans now have until Sunday to sign the books at the Tavern Street shop.


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Miss Ramsey, a former Stoke High School pupil of Pembroke Close in Ipswich, said: “I just wanted to show my feelings.

“Nothing like this has been done in Ipswich for him and I wanted to do something nice for the fans.”

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Miss Ramsey, who works in Sports Direct, said she was grateful for HMV and her 15-year-old sister, Faye, for helping her with the tribute, and added that she would never forget the King of Pop.

“He was my idol,” she said.

“I've been a fan of his since I was three years old. I collected his CDs and went through loads of pairs of socks learning to moonwalk!

“I stuck by him through the bad times and it was my lifetime dream to see him in concert.”

Miss Ramsey's dream almost came true when she managed to buy a ticket for a gig he was due to play this summer.

But on June 25 she was left devastated when her hero died.

“It was like losing a friend,” she said. “He will live on through his music though.”

Are you paying tribute to Michael Jackson? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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