Michael Joseph Jackson
August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009

It's official, the King of Pop has died at the age of 50. It's a sad day for music no matter the controversy that surrounded him in his later years.

I watched him grow up as extremely talented young man, shining out from the Jackson Family, to become a legend in his own time. I watched his descent into a strange Neverland of odd behavior and neurotic ticks and it saddened me greatly.

This photo above is how I shall think of him - as a master entertainer, a showman and a great musician. The music from Thriller, my favorite of all his music, will always play in my head when I think of him.

Goodnight, Michael. I hope you will find some peace now.

(Image courtesy of the U.S. Government: This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States Federal Government under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code. )


Michael was not the only pop icon who passed away today, earlier Farrah Fawcett, known best as one of Charlie's Angels from the hit 1970s television show, lost her battle with cancer. My sympathies to Ryan O'Neal and Farrah's family in their time of loss.


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  1. Hey Diva, Truly a sad day. Of course is our OSF theme today.

  2. It's a sad week, Ed McMahon is gone, too. I watched him Star Search and the Johhny Carson. Farrah is from this great big state of Texas, and I miss her too.

  3. Can you believe it PAD? He's gone waaaayyy too soon. They say the flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long...

    RIP Michael...you will be missed.

  4. I'm still so shocked at his death - I was never one of his biggest fans but I truly appreciated his talent. I'm just so sad that he died under such a cloud of controversy and craziness.

  5. this is a lot in such a short time. May he RIP.

  6. Very nicely done, PAD...

  7. Boy, Thursday, June 25, 2009 was a day of great loss and sadness in the entertainment world! I am closer to Farrah's age than Michael's, so related to her death a bit more closely. However, his came as a total shock to me. I always consider him a young man who's in the prime of life and healthy. I'm sure there's lots more to the story and that will come out in time. Right now, I feel for his family... especially his children.

  8. I think the world is a little shell-shocked at Michael's death - so unexpected.


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