Friday, June 26, 2009

The Demise of Michael Jackson


This morning I was very surprised when I receive the news on my Twitter about the sudden death of the King of Pop Michael Jackson last Thursday 24 June 2009 after having a Cardiac Arrest in Los Angeles.

I have every reasons to be surprised because Michael Jackson has accompanied me in growing up since the day he was still the leading singer in the Jackson 5, with their hits 'I'am going back to Indiana' & 'ABC'. Then, he went solo recording and released 4 albums which made him a very rich King of Pop, until he faced several charges of sexual molesting of underaged boys his stardom starts to fade away and financially broke.

As I am writing this post tonight, I saw every TV stations showing not stop news about the death of Michael Jackson. This is obvious because in his 30 years musical career, Jackson has sold 750 millions copies of records and earning around US$ 650 million.

According to Today, Jackson left 3 children, 2 i.e Prince Michael (12) and Paris (11)born by his second ex wife Debbie Browe, and another one i.e Blanket (7) born by an unidentified European woman. Jackson was so close with his children who were all educated at home.

Meanwhile, Newsweek reported that jackson's death comes just days before the scheduled start of his 50 concerts at London's O2 Arena.

Reuters reported that the concerts were meant to get money to pay his debts which was reported totalling about US$ 500 million. It also reported that millions of people all over the world mourns the death of Michael Jackson.

I sincerely hope that Michael Jackson will rest in peace, and his young children would be given continuous strength to grow up happily.

Photo: Courtesy of The Rolling Stones

7 comments:

liggybee said...

Some of the things that came out about him in the media made me feel sorry for him. When you are that talented and unusual (who can blame him? He had an unusual childhood, if you can call it one), there is always someone who will try to destroy either you or the fame. Whether the stuff was true or not, some people can be so mean. It's sad. I'm sad. MJ left us with a legacy no one can ever duplicate. I had to cry when I heard that the news was real.

Harry Nizam H. said...

Liggibee,
Thank you for your comment.
You are right, anyone who almost have no childhood would probably face the same problem especially like MJ. We all loose an icon.

Thais said...

Great blog!!!!! And thanks for dropping by! I appreciate your comments! Your blog is full of great articles and writing, I will def be passing by more often!

xoxo from Miami!

Rob Baiton said...

Harry...

The man would be a psychological study. There are so many things about Michael Jackson that made him who he was.

For me, and in my mind, there is little doubt with regard to his musical genius. However, he always appeared to me, at least, as a bloke who was never really happy with who he was or comfortable with the expectations placed on him.

It is sad, but I think this sadness is for his children. They will have some good memories of their dad. Yet, they are going to grow into adulthood without him being their to share their triumphs. And, to me that is the real tragedy of Jackson's untimely death.

Harry Nizam H. said...

Thais,
Thank you for dropping by.
I am glad that you like my blog.

Rob,
I also agree that it is his children who will suffer the greates loss.

Gonzo Romero said...

I do believe that Michael is innocent on his child molesting eventhough Im not a big fan of him. I do understand his situation. He will never be forgotten.

Harry Nizam H. said...

Gonzo,
Thank you for your comment.
Considering that there is no Court Verdict that has punished him, let's
stick to the legal principle of "Presumption of Innocence" and focus on the good things about him.
The best way to treat the bad things
is by taking them as a lesson for us all.