One of my very favorite performers passed away today at the age of fifty. When paramedics went to his home, they found him unresponsive, not breathing. They tried to revive him, but to no avail.
Michael Jackson was a true legend in his time. He was a multi-platinum, dynamic entertainer who entertained millions with his unbelievable dancing skills and strong vocal talent.
Now a true superstar has been felled. The world reels in shock as the news travels around the globe. The world will continue to do so for a very long time to come.
I am still in shock myself, not believing, not wanting TO believe, but knowing that the terrible news is indeed, true . This has been a very bad week for celebrity deaths: first, Ed McMahon on Tuesday, dead at the age of 86. One of my very favorites; a true class act. Then yesterday, with Farrah Fawcett of "Charlie's Angels" dying of cancer at the age of 62. And now, today, Michael Jackson, dying at the age of fifty (autopsy report pending as early as tomorrow). It's crazy!!
May God be with Michael Jackson's family as they cope with this devastating situation at hand. May God comfort them, give them a sense of peace and comfort as they face the truly difficult hours, days, weeks, months, years ahead! May God be with his many friends around the globe, and especially to his many legions of fans!
Even though he was much misunderstood and maligned by the press, he will be missed!! The charges of child indecency hurt Michael deeply; that is not what he wanted to be known for. I don't think he intentionally wanted to harm a child; he seemed to love them so much because, in his words, "they were innocent".
Whether or not he acted inappropriately is not for us to judge or say.
Michael Jackson, may you rest in peace and know you will be missed.