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.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 www.michaeljackson.com 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 hotair.com 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!!