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Lifelong Michael Jackson fan devastated by his death

The death of pop legend Michael Jackson sent shock waves around the world on Friday.

In Canterbury, lifelong devoted fan Lidi Young was among those touched by the tragic loss.

The 29-year-old of Querns Road put her life on hold in 2005 as she took a pilgrimage to California.

Four times she flew out to the States to stand outside a Santa Maria court house, during his trial for alleged child abuse offences.

As the verdicts were read out, which cleared him of all charges, Lidi was invited into the kmfm studios to give her reaction.

She was elated and over the moon, calling it “a clear vindication".

But as the tragedy of his death, aged 50, from a suspected heart attack began to sink in, the mother of three revealed how she also visited the star’s Beverly Hills home eight weeks ago.

She said: “I went there because I could sense there was something wrong with his health.

“Friends of his were telling me there was no way he could manage to get through 50 live shows in London this summer.

“He just couldn’t handle the pressure.”

Lidi, who is studying for a degree in law and psychology ay Kent University and met the star more than 30 times, admitted she was finding the death hard to come to terms with.

She added: “It’s a very sad and difficult day, but I just want people to know that Michael made the ultimate sacrifice for the world and he will be truly missed.”

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