Lou Ferrigno was a friend of Michael’s for many years and in the time before his sudden death he was working with Michael to build up his body and his strength for the fifty concerts at London’s O2 Arena.
Ferrigno recently saw the ‘This Is It’ movie and had nothing but praise for it. He first worked with Michael fifteen years ago and became a long time friend. In an interview with MTV he said of the film; “Great movie. I think it was wonderful,” later adding, “he was so entertaining, and his passion for music touched you more than most other singers. I think he’s the greatest.”
Ferrigno also said; ‘This Is It’ proves Michael Jackson was the greatest!’
After Michael had died he told People magazine; “I was devastated. I mean, I was shocked. I still think of it as like a joke or like a dream. He heard I was in the running to do ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ so he said that he would teach me the Moonwalk if I did the show. We had a lot of fun.”