Michael Jackson died yesterday. Probably the biggest passing I have experienced, the death of Michael really hits a chord for me. My parents are both huge fans and Michael's anthems were regularly played in my house when I was young. Michael lived an extraordinary life, one that had it's share of highs and lows. I can only hope that his death will bring about a shift of focus away from his flaws and more towards his achievements. This is the death of an icon and possibly the last music superstar of this stature. No one since Michael has been able to replicate his success or universality, His music just oozed perfection, from songwriting to the instrumentation, to the substance and moral and musical value. Not to mention he was the gold standard when it came performing. He was undeniably the King of Pop, I'd even go as far as to say the King of Music. Even though he is gone, we still have the music that he made, and boy is that a statement in of itself.
Michael Jackson, Rest in Peace.
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