Thursday, June 25, 2009

King of Pop

More sad news today...

Michael Jackson, the show-stopping singer whose best-selling albums -- including "Off the Wall," "Thriller" and "Bad" -- and electrifying stage presence made him one of the most popular artists of all time, died Thursday,

He was 50.

He collapsed at his residence in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles, California, about noon Pacific time, suffering cardiac arrest, according to brother Randy Jackson. He died at UCLA Medical Center.

The world is obviously in shock and the media vultures are milking it for all its worth (as expected). Regardless of how people might feel about him and his erratic behaviors over the past couple of decades, you can't deny that he made an impact on the music world that will last for many lifetimes to come.

He lived in a manufactured world of his own for most of his life...

I hope that it was a happy one.

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