Taylor, 77, who is said to have collapsed in her Hollywood home upon learning of the 'Thriller" superstar"s sudden death on June 25, released a broken-hearted statement revealing the depth of her friendship with Jackson.
“My heart... my mind... are broken. I loved Michael with all my soul and I can"t imagine life without him... I still can"t believe it. I don"t want to believe it. It can"t be so," the Daily Star quoted her as writing.
“He will live in my heart forever but it's not enough. My life feels so empty. I don"t think anyone knew how much we loved each other. The purest most giving love I"ve ever known. Oh God! I"m going to miss him. I can"t yet imagine life without him... I will love him forever," she wrote.
But Taylor, who has been in a wheelchair for several months, sparked fears that her health was in further decline on July 5 when she posted a note on her Twitter.com page about an upcoming hospital visit. “I wanted you my friends to know that I"m going into the hospital Wednesday or Thursday to complete a test I was in the middle of," she had written.
However, Taylor was quick to dismiss rumours linking her medical tests to tabloid reports, which claimed Jackson"s death left her on the verge of taking her own life.
“Although my grief over Michael could not be any deeper, I am not on suicide watch as some of the cheaper 'rags" would have you believe," she said. “I will always love Michael from the depth of my being and nothing can separate us," she added.