Unless you have been living under a rock or shut off all forms of media, than you will know that "The King of Pop" Michael Jackson has passed away. He suffered cardiac arrest (heart attack) and was taken to hospital where he slipped into coma, than passed away. He was only 50 years old.
Jackson did revolutionize the music industry more than we can comprehend. Sure he has bad press over the last number of years, but that doesn't diminish the influence he had over many of today's acts in the music industry. A lot people use his style in their dance style in music videos and probably don't even realize they are doing so.
It is a shock that Michael Jackson passed away and at 50. A lot of people are dying younger and younger it seems. But some people go hard in the prime of their life and die young. In all honesty, what do we have to be sad about? Sure its sad that Michael Jackson passed away, but he did have a full life and a great career. He rose from seemingly nothing into a major international superstar. He touched the lives of so many. We should celebrate the good things about Jackson instead of dwelling on the fact that he is dead. Again, don't get me wrong about his death not being sad and tragic because it is.
Cherish his contributions to music because one innovative man has died. Some people may not care, but R.I.P. Michael Jackson.