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Stevie Wonder pays tribute to Michael Jackson

 Stevie Wonder smiles during a news conference Tuesday, June 30, 2009, in Montreal. Wonder will perform the opening street show for the 30th edition o...

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Stevie Wonder smiles during a news conference Tuesday, June 30, 2009, in Montreal. Wonder will perform the opening street show for the 30th edition o...

Stevie Wonder tinkered with the words of one of his biggest hits on Tuesday to honor Michael Jackson at Montreal's international jazz festival.
Wonder said the pop icon should be remembered for his musical greatness and not the darker twists of his life. He was clearly moved when talking about his old friend, and his voice broke several times.
Wonder made the comments at a news conference before a massive outdoor concert Tuesday to kick off the Montreal's 30th annual international jazz festival.
Wonder sat down at a piano and delivered a rendition of "I Just Called To Say I Love You."
"Michael knows that I'm here and I love you," Wonder crooned, his voice wavering slightly as he slowed down the song's tempo and brought tears to some eyes in the room.
"We're all here and we'll never show how much we care," he sang. "By playing and buying your music to show your family we mean it from the bottom of our hearts. Sure, we mean it from the bottom of our hearts."
Wonder, 59, described Jackson as "someone very, very special to the world, his family and his friends."