Michael Jackson dead at 50

Like millions of other girls in 1982,  I had a poster of Michael Jackson hanging on my bedroom wall.  It’s hard to believe that the handsome young man in that white suit is the same man who ended up in the infamous mug shot.

Love him or hate him, he was extremely gifted and obviously very disturbed.

Michael Jackson, 1958-2009

Michael Jackson, whose quintessentially American tale of celebrity and excess took him from musical boy wonder to global pop superstar to sad figure haunted by lawsuits and failed plastic surgery, was pronounced dead Thursday afternoon at U.C.L.A. Medical Center after arriving in a coma, according to a city official. He was just 50 years old, 39 of which he spent in the public eye he loved.


One thought on “Michael Jackson dead at 50

  1. Ed McMahon, FarrahFawcett, Michael Jackson – a sad week. I thought he was a freak but not an evil guy. However I recall that photo of him dangling his child over the balcony in Berlin. Too much wall to wall coverage on cable.

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