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.

5 comments:

  1. I feel like I grea up with Michael. Despite his 'demons' he was the ultimate entertainer!!

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  2. A double tragedy :

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  3. RIP Michael and Farah!

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  4. My children all grew up with Michael Jackson and it was without question that his music permeated our home all the time.

    The dancing that their dad and I did was made easier by his music; because we really did not have too many moves; you could sway, bob or shake and you were in rhythm with him.

    He was and will remain a magnificent artist of all times and I really don't think there will ever be anyone else like himp; they will emulate and imitate and that will be part of his legacy.

    I truly believe he was a good soul with a childlike heart, vulnerable to all that would prey upon him.

    I listened to a friend of his today who said that he asked him why he paid one of his accusers off and his answer was simply; "I'm Tired". God knows the truth, and although he will truly be missed, I pray that now he can rest in peace.

    I choose to honor the GOOD.

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  5. Much has been said about Michael Jackson over the years, but no one can deny his greatness.
    RIP Michael.

    RIP Farah.

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