Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson dies

One of my favorite artists, Michael Jackson, died yesterday at the age of 50. He was one of a kind.

From Michael Jackson's Official Website:

'Five of Jackson's solo albums – "Off the Wall," "Thriller," "Bad," "Dangerous" and "HIStory," all with Epic Records, a Sony Music label – are among the top-sellers of all time. During his extraordinary career, he sold an estimated 750 million records worldwide, released 13 No.1 singles and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Jackson as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time and "Thriller" as the Biggest Selling Album of All Time. Jackson won 13 Grammy Awards and received the American Music Award's Artist of the Century Award.'

He was a tortured man with great sensitivity toward mankind whose legacy will include the expressions of love and unity he brought to his work. My all-time favorite, Man in the Mirror, I think, reflected his soul.

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