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