Sic Transit Michael Jackson (1958 – 2009)

The King (of pop) is dead.

The King (of pop) is dead.

Michael Jackson has died (thus managing to steal the limelight from Farrah Fawcett). The former King of Pop apparently had a massive heart attack and died in a hospital after being briefly revived.

Jackson was, to put it mildly, someone who was the subject of much controversy through his life. He had some very odd personal habits and was accused (and found not guilty), of child molestation. His family has been the subject of much strangeness as well.

I was never really that into Michael Jackson’s music, but it was hard to ignore growing up during the 1980’s and 1990’s. He did sing some really great songs, like the “Thriller” and “Billie Jean”. He was an amazing entertainer.

In the long run, we’ll forget all about his bizarre habits and the possible child molestation. We’ll focus instead on the music he made, and ultimately, that’s what’s most important.