Michael Jackson's Death
Hardly surprising even if sudden...but then death usually is.
This is a man who physically altered himself by changing the colour of his skin and his physical appearance through plastic surgery. I can't even imagine what went through his mind as he executed such transformation, let alone the amount of medication he took to cope with all the changes and injuries incurred along the way! Only those closest to him will really know the truth about his everyday existence. I'm not sure anyone really knows what he really believed...perhaps not even himself after a while. From the outside it looks as he was a very traumatised and confused soul.
He was one of the few, if not the only singer to raise to stardom at such young age and stay in the limelight for such a long time. He was adored and then loathed after his child molestation allegations. To grow up in such an environment, with such an abundance and incredible talent must have been a challenging situation. As a human being, I can't even start to imagine what it would have been like to go through life with a magnifying glass up and close all the time.. some of the questions I ask myself about him are: why did he change the colour of his skin? was he target of racial discrimination that led to it? why did he change his physical appearance so much? Was he addicted to plastic surgery? Was he a paedophile? Was he a virgin?
Regardless of all these questions and what people might say, to me he will always be a GREAT singer and dancer. He leaves a legacy that goes beyond his public persona. He certainly left his mark in the world and made it into the history books...