Wesley Snipes believes Michael Jackson was an “angel”.

The ‘Demolition Man’ actor is still in awe of the singer – who died of acute Propofol intoxication last June – and is amazed at the impact he had on the world.

He told Britain’s GQ magazine: “It’s a great loss for us and I just hope and pray that the creator, whatever you believe in, still holds us in favour to send us another angel like that. Because if not, we may have lost more than just a man.

“It must be something very special to send a man like that down. He influenced so many different people, so many different industries, politics, science, music, art … and then to be taken away? Maybe we didn’t take good care of him.”

The 47-year-old star – who worked with Michael on the singer’s ‘Bad’ video – admitted he encourages his own five children to listen to the legendary King of Pop every day.

He revealed to FHM magazine: “I started as a dancer and a singer and the two most influential people in my life were Michael Jackson and James Brown. Every day we listened to Michael Jackson and James Brown in my house.

“So now, with my kids, every day we hear a little bit of James Brown, a little bit of Michael Jackson.”