June 25, 2009

REMBERING THE "KING OF POP"

Shock waves in entertainment today, the man known as the 'King of Pop' dies suddenly of cardiac arrest. I was speechless upon hearing the news earlier this afternoon as were many of my friend and colleagues. No matter what you may think about him and his personal trials and tribulations, there's no denying the legacy he leaves behind in the entertainment industry.

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I never met Michael, but did get to meet his brother Marlon during his visit to KMJQ/Houston in 1986.




Michael Jackson, 50, Is Dead

By The New York Times


http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/25/michael-jackson-hospitalized/?em

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This post is written by Jon Pareles, Ben Sisario and Brian Stelter in New York and Brooks Barnes in Los Angeles.
Michael Jackson, the singer, songwriter and dancer who earned the title “King of Pop” in a career that reached unprecedented peaks of sales and attention, died Thursday, a Los Angeles city official said. He was 50.

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Reaction From Around the World Readers across the globe described what he meant to them and how they viewed the legacy of his music and career. Share your comments and photos here.


Michael's death came on the same day as the death of actress Farah Fawcett. Michael's passing, sudden and unexpected; Farah's very sad and much anticipated, as she allowed cameras to document her courageous battle with cancer for months. Michael Jackson and Farah Fawcett, both legends in their own right. Both will be missed.


http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/6429754.html

Your thoughts on the passing of two entertainment legends.