Thursday, June 25, 2009
Michael Jackson's Death: The Talent and the Tragedy
As someone that grew up with Michael Jackson and his brothers music, this is indeed a great shock and loss for me. My thoughts are with his family and friends and those of us that were inspired by his legacy.
The tragedy of Michael Jackson's death at age 50, reportedly from cardiac arrest, pales in comparison to the tragedy of his life. To understand all that Jackson had and lost requires wiping away three decades of plastic surgeries that deformed him, erratic behavior that made his name synonymous with the warping powers of fame, and a 2005 trial for sexually abusing a child that, even though he was spared of any finding of wrongdoing, made him a pariah to all but the most brainwashed of fans.