I have to admit that I was never a big fan of Michael Jackson. Nevertheless, it’s sad to see the passing of such a cultural icon – especially right on the back of news about Ed McMahon and Farrah Fawcett.
Jackson was a controversial figure at the best of times, often reeling from crisis to crisis as quickly as he could string together two dance steps. The latter half of his career was especially plagued by this, and while he might have done some questionable things, I think overall we witnessed a high-profile example of a life twisted by depression and other such psychological pressures.
‘Rest In Peace’ has almost become a meaningless platitude, but I truly hope that after all this time, ‘MJ’ can indeed find some sorely-needed peace.