RIP: Michael Jackson, King of Pop

The King of Pop died today from cardiac arrest in Los Angeles, the L.A. Times and TMZ report.   He was 50.  Jackson was in the midst of preparing for a series of 50 sold-out shows in London’s O2 Arena and had the makings of a stirring career comeback.

Make whatever jokes you want, and lord knows I’ve made a few today at Jackson’s expense, but there’s no denying his musical legacy, cultural impact, or importance.  In a manner of speaking — personal tragedies and life craziness aside — he is 100% bona fide.

Also?  The first time he moonwalked performing “Billie Jean” at the Motown 25 celebration is still jawdropping today as it was back then.

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