I guess I’m not saying anything new at all, but I wouldn’t be a proper blogger if I didn’t share my thoughts about Michael Jackson. It’s a sad end to a very sad story really. I’ve always been a fan of his music – especially his earlier stuff. Nearly 30 years after it was released, ‘Thriller’ still sounds fresh and relevant and has to be one of my favourite all-time records.
He may have led a very unconventional and controversial lifestyle, and while I don’t condone his choices, it seemed like he was always making up for the fact that he was never allowed to have a proper childhood. However, there’s no doubt that his songs were fantastic and he was an awesome entertainer.
It’s a shame that he faded away like he did … he hadn’t made a good record in years, was living as a recluse and was clearly not in a fit state to do a 50-concert tour later in the year. The way he died kinda reminds me of the way Anna Nicole Smith lived and died. She was adored by all, but was exploited by people who made the most of her fragile mental state, to a point where she died of neglect and an overdose of prescription drugs. I’m wondering whether the same thing happened to MJ? He had a history of problems with prescription drugs and he was suffering from a variety of ailments. Who knows if that was a factor in his death?
Whatever, today is a very sad day and I’m still in a little bit of shock about the news of his passing – I kept asking myself that it couldn’t really be him, could it?
Sadly though, it was – and although with his untimely death we may never see another person quite like him, his musical legacy will ensure he is never forgotten.
RIP Michael and thanks for the good times. He’ll be sadly missed. 😥