Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson Dead From Heart Attack

As many of you know, it is very rare that I ever write about famous people, other then the Founding Fathers, but Michael Jackson is an icon in U.S. Pop culture, and a part of my life.

I will remember this day, not just because another star died, but because my great uncle died today too. I have reflected on my family and I wonder what my uncle thought of Michael Jackson, and if he is listening to him sing "Thriller" "Bad" or "Beat It" or another famous Michael Jackson song. It is definitely something interesting to ponder about.

Just for memories sake, I went to visit Michael's website and there I found a single image of him against a red background. It immediately made me think of the news that he had suffered a heart attack.

I was sitting at my desk working on a project, when I received a text message from my friend Matt in Missouri that Michael had a heart attack. I got online and the first thing I found was an article on that mentioned that he had died. It stated that Michael did not have a pulse when he arrived at the hospital and never regained one. My first thought was that I better wait to see if this is real, if he really died or if it was some internet rumor. I let a few people at the office know about Michael, and the news spread like wild fire. I sent Matt another text about what I found online, but he said CNN had not confirmed it yet. On the way to pick up my husband from work, I heard the DJ on KLOVE radio talking about it and what the online chatter was about his death, but that it was not yet confirmed.

What amazed me was the fact that the news spread online faster then the news could report it. I guess I have really under estimated the power of the internet and cell phones! (See a great slide show here)

While I will miss both my great uncle, and Michael, I know that they are definitely in a better place then here. I know that there will be many fans that will be mourning the loss of a pop icon, but at least his music and a ton of memories remain. And those collectors of Michael memorabilia will be glad that they collected so many items about a star whose light has faded from this world but has started to shine brightly in another.

Grab your copy while you can!!


Jim Palmisano said...

It is always sad when someone passes but it doesn't make it more important that someone was a "star". When I heard the news I said a prayer for Ed McMahon, Farah Faucett and Michael Jackson. The rest is in Gods hands.

Your uncle is now in my thoughts. Sorry for your loss and the loss to all of us.

Peace to you Charity

Charity Angel said...

Hey Jim. Good to hear from you. :) I agree that we are all equal before God. Which to me means that no one is better then anyone else, no one has anymore value then another. We are all the same to God, incredibly priceless.