Former THE Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno is "in total shock" following the death of his pal Michael Jackson.
The bodybuilding champ was hired to train the King of Pop for what were to be his comeback shows in London and, like so many friends, he was left devastated by the sad news.
Ferrigno's wife Carla told, "Lou can't even form words right now. He's in total shock.
"He thought he was going to be training Michael tomorrow (Friday). He was planning on flying back to Los Angeles to do it. He's very shocked right now."
Jackson was working on his comeback shows right up until his death on Thursday (25Jan09) and was planning to attend rehearsals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles when he was taken ill at his Holmby Hills home in Bel-Air.
The pop superstar suffered a cardiac arrest and fell into a deep coma. His passing was made official at 2.36pm local time.
Sources claim was rehearsing at the Staples Center on the eve of his death, but insiders claim he was not his upbeat self - he seemed tired and "listless".