The news that broke this was scocking as it was unbelievable: Michael Jackson was dead.
Jackson had a very troubled life, but his incredible talent cannot be denied. He pushed himself hard and rewrote the grammar of pop culture almost single handed. His music with its signature jerky movements of the hips and torso became widely imitated all over the world. It will be no exageration to say that Michael Jackson was the most widely recognised cultural icon from the USA and he had a world wide following.
I am aware of his probems and this is not the time for anyone to talk about them. All I want to say, and I have said it on a blog earlier when the trial was on, that I never believed that Jackson could do anything so horrible. He was a victim of his own success and generosity.
Obama owes a very large debt to Jackson in that by transforming himself into a modern American icon, he made it possible for a Obama to happen,
Thriller remains one of the top sellers of all time and it is my favorite. May Michael Jackson find peace in death that had eluded him in life. My thoughts are with his family and three children. Good night, sweet prince and may a flight of angels sing thee to thy rest.