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Gone Too Soon is one of Michael Jackson's songs in the album, Dangerous. This song was released on December 1, 1993 and was recorded in 1990-1991. This song was written by Larry Grossman and Buz Kohan and was produced by Michael Jackson (With co-production by Bruce Swedien). This song was written and dedicated in memory of one of Michael Jackson's friends, Ryan White, a haemophiliac who was diagnosed with the AIDS virus aged eleven years, and who died just after turning eighteen in April 1990.[1][2]


  • Music by Larry Grossman
  • Lyrics by Buz Kohan
  • Produced by Michael Jackson
  • Co-produced by Bruce Swedien
  • Recorded and mixed by Bruce Swedien
  • Solo vocal: Michael Jackson
  • Rhythm arrangement by David Paich
  • Orchestra arranged and conducted by Marty Paich
  • Keyboards: David Paich
  • Synthesizers: David Paich, Steve Porcaro and Michael Boddicker
  • Bass: Abraham Laboriel
  • Percussion: Paulinho Da Costa
  • Prelude composed, arranged and conducted by Marty Paich


  • Like A Comet
  • Blazing 'Cross The Evening Sky
  • Gone Too Soon
  • Like A Rainbow
  • Fading In The Twinkling Of An Eye
  • Gone Too Soon
  • Shiny And Sparkly
  • And Splendidly Bright
  • Here One Day
  • Gone One Night
  • Like The Loss Of Sunlight
  • On A Cloudy Afternoon
  • Gone Too Soon
  • Like A Castle
  • Built Upon A Sandy Beach
  • Gone Too Soon
  • Like A Perfect Flower
  • That Is Just Beyond Your Reach
  • Gone Too Soon
  • Born To Amuse, To Inspire, To Delight
  • Here One Day
  • Gone One Night
  • Like A Sunset
  • Dying With The Rising Of The Moon
  • Gone Too Soon
  • Gone Too Soon

In Dangerous

This song is the 13th song in this album.[3]

Teddy Riley's Words About The Song

Another innovative track. I think he was trying to reinvent himself and become more credible; more commercial and he achieves that here. It reminds me of a more worldly version of She's Out Of My Life. With this album he's hinting at his past songs as well as trying to reinvent himself.

External Links

Song and Album

Music Video


MJ at Bill Clinton Inauguration

  • Michael would only perform the song once. He would perform it at Bill Clinton inauguration in 1993.