From Paul's website:
It's so sad and shocking. I feel privileged to have hung out and worked with Michael. He was a massively talented boy man with a gentle soul. His music will be remembered forever and my memories of our time together will be happy ones.
I send my deepest sympathy to his mother and the whole family and to his countless fans all around the world.
Brief editorial comment: the phrase "boy man" is likely to raise some eyebrows even if it is a pithy description of Jacko.