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In Memoriam – Michael Jackson (1958 – 2009)

June 26th, 2009 by

Like so many of you, I was shocked and saddened yesterday upon hearing of the sudden passing of the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. In the hours since his death, millions of people have come together to mourn this man who is arguably one of the greatest entertainers to ever walk this Earth, but we all know that he did so on “the moon” as well. What can one really say about Michael that hasn’t been said already. He was a showman who’s perfectly assembled pop songs invoked strong feelings from all of us. Whether it was the excitement of “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” or the aggressiveness of “Bad“, Michael’s music was a soundtrack for several generations of folks all across this world. I would go as far as to claim that MJ’s global notoriety was on the same level as Christ himself. His distinct fashion sense and lightning quick dance moves were also undeniably part of his persona. If it weren’t for Michael, you wouldn’t have an acceptable reason to grab your crotch in public! I will always remember listening to “You Are Not Alone” incessantly on the radio when I was in the 2nd grade.  Despite all the controversy that followed him in the later years of his life, Michael was still the consummate performer. Let us now remember this man who had an impact on so many lives, both young & old, “Black & White“. Cry, laugh, sing, and celebrate his achievements, and “if they say ‘why’, tell ’em that it’s human nature.” We love you, Mike.

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  • 1 miss ella Jun 26, 2009 at 10:51 am

    i’m filled with sadness! i feel that this legend, Michael Jackson, died of a broken Heart. a STAR has fallen, he will forever be in my heart and will never be forgotten!

  • 2 Rukhsana Bakir Jun 29, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Oh Michael, you are gone! I grew up with you … watched you ever since you were little! Watched you through your changes! Loved you in every song and in every move you made! Hated all those who said bad about you! Cried for you through every scandal and pain this world put you through! Cursed all those who envied you and wanted to see you down! Loved you for your courage to keep going in spite of all that people put you through! You will live in our hearts forever! You were not meant to go yet! This world gave you nothing but pain and broke your heart over and over again! But you, you kept singing for us, kept filling our lives with your wonderful voice and music! We will never forget you! We love you!