The King of Pop Dies.

Michael Jackson, then and now
Michael Jackson, then and now

The King of Pop is Dead. I don’t know of anybody that is really surprised. Think of any other celebrity (except Amy Winehouse) and you’d at least register a blip on the emotional surprise meter. Not here.

Jackson was talented. He was also, obviously a tortured soul, regardless of the reason. From my experience in show business, being a child star is a tough road to travel. Being a child star in what has widely been reported as a dysfunctional family, then add all the pressures of superstardom, and throw in a bizarre addiction to plastic surgery, and you have formula for an unhappy life and a premature death.

I was reading a bio of jazz pianist Bill Evans last night, and they had described his self-destructive lifestyle as “the world’s longest suicide.” I think that may well be an apt description of Jackson and his sad story.

Not much more to say about this. I think he’ll be remembered as yet again another pop star who flamed out.

Pity.

9 thoughts on “The King of Pop Dies.”

  1. He was really a big star and now he is not in this world seems like that we have lost a big asset of earth. I love him.

  2. I only wonder why he was so sad an never loved the man that GOD made, why was he so adement not to look like HIS father? I trust God for his mercy toward Micheal's soul, for only God knowes all the anwserS AND ONLY GOD SHOULD JUDGE HIM, NOT US. Rest in peace. You don't need to change for anyone any more!

  3. I feel that Michael Jackson was presured by the the paparatsy in so many ways' this would even be hard to ignore even by an emotionally strong being. Also he had such little time to grow up in as he was expected to be an adult these things made him suffer dearly. But when he sang and danced he was a different person he was happy and full of life and he tought us things through the words in his songs like Man in the Mirror, Earth Song and Beat it. BUT WHY COULD'NT THE PAPARATSY LEAVE HIM ALONE HE WAS A GOOD PERSON NO MATTER WHAT ANY ONE ELSE SAYS. and Michael Jackson I LOVE YOU AND ALWAYS WILL you are and will be forever be the king of pop!

  4. PLZ can u shut up and cancel that garbage, he was the gr8test man to ever set foot on this planet and yr lucky you even heard his name in yr lifetime. he had 2 nose surgery and virtiligo (look it up) he was the best , he was the race of mankind. i mean everyone out there is human and that but think all he went thru and did u not hear Paris's speech dat nite???????????? i still find it hard 2 cope then theres fools like u talkin about him like that lokk u dont no him dnt talk about him like dat dont talk about the gr8test man like dat he was the gr8test and 4 ever will b KMJJ. xxx R.I.P. XXX

  5. Wow. I mean…WOW. Did you even READ my post? Put the Kool-Aid down for a sec and go re-read it. I didn't condemn him. I acknowledged his talent. I also noted that he led a sad life. And died young, largely because he didn't have limits – on himself, or coming from those that were supposed to care from him. But whack-jobs like you bear some guilt, too. If you can't look at those you admire and see not just the good, but the flaws, then you've moved from admiration to a card-carrying member of a hero-worshiping cult.

    Call me when the shuttle lands.

  6. i didnt mean 2sound hard sure evry1 gots flaws but he was a seriousy gr8 man u were the 178th peson dat day woo sed something somehing pityful?

    no he wasnt he was the gr8 man evr. if u cld understand then i'll have a conversation, until then my sypathies.

  7. i didnt mean 2sound hard sure evry1 gots flaws but he was a seriousy gr8 man u were the 178th peson dat day woo sed something somehing pityful?

    no he wasnt he was the gr8 man evr. if u cld understand then i'll have a conversation, until then my sypathies.

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