Insane. I have never bought one album or single of his. I’ve heard his music probably just as much as anyone.You just cannot escape it. And I think he was talented, very. Anyhow, hearing that he died without previous news of ill health is shocking. It’s on every nightly news show right now. The last time I rememer someone HUGE of musical fame dying was in 1994 when Kurt Cobain shot himself. (Or was shot by another, depending on if you believe the conspiracy theories) I am not attempting to spawn a debate at who was more influential by bringing up the Nirvana frontman, nor am I denying that other great acts have passed since ’94. It’s just that none have made me stop and stare at the news and whisper, “Whoa.”
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If our icons can die of old age type maladies, are we getting old?
No, I can’t get old until I have a 401K I’ve decided.
I believe he had a heart attack when he learned Farrrah Fawcett died. I was at Wild Wings through the whole ordeal.
Don’t forget Jerry Garcia man!
HA! You’re right. I was at camp when he passed…I totally remember that.
I was at the beach when Jerry-Bear died. I saw it on the news in the hotel we were staying at. I found out Kurt died because I was home on spring break from high-school and my dad called because he had just seen it on MTV. Yeah, my dad watches MTV.
This one’s just shocking. It would be different if we knew he’s been sick for a long time and we were expecting it, but this just came out of nowhere. Can you imagine what that funeral’s going to look like?
You guys- he’s been sick for like… 10 years or so.
I don’t know what he had, but he’s been pretty ill.
Walking around in his jammies with masks on…
Hiding from the public…
I mean… he was great then poof! he became a recluse.
I read he was scheduled at one point to do 50 shows in England- and there was a clause that MJ had to have a doctor with him at all times.
But when I heard it I was like…
This is now a world without Michael Jackson.
At least he’s not suffering anymore.
The only celebrity death big enough that I remember exactly where I was when I first heard the news was when Elvis Presley died. We were crossing Corpus Christi Bay on the causeway. My Mom immediately burst out in tears. She sobbed like I’ve never seen anyone do before. I’ll never forget that moment.
It’s weird how those moments are seared in your memory.