06/26/2009 11:20 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

People Who Never Met Michael Jackson Vie for On-Air Time

The death of singing icon Michael Jackson has inspired thousands of people who never met him to try to get on television to share their impressions of the singer's legacy.

Tracy Klujian, who briefly served as a personal trainer to Mr. Jackson's former accountant, said that Michael Jackson's death had left "a permanent hole in my soul."

"Michael Jackson's passing is a tragedy for millions of his fans around the world," said Mr. Klujian on MSNBC this morning. "But to those of us who knew someone who sort of knew him, it's even more painful."

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