Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett Dead.

Wow. Today has been a day of loss for American culture. The King of Pop, Michael Jackson died a little after 3:00pm PST. And, earlier today, former Charlie's Angels star Farrah Fawcett lost her long battle with cancer. 
The greater shock is about Michael's death. He was fifty and died of a sudden cardiac arrest, found in his home by one of his houseworkers. Details are sparse, but it is definitely a shock, as he was preparing for a huge comeback tour this summer.

Rest in peace both of you. Today we lost two great icons (regardless of your personal view of them). Their contributions to American, (and even world) culture were indeed great.

3 comments:

Lydia said...

indeed-- without farrah my mother never would have had the hairstyle that made her look so good, my father wouldn't have fallen in love with her, and i would not be here today.

Horne fam said...

I'm actually really sad about Michael's death. He was a unique and talented person who had a big influence on other artists and his many fans. Farrah's death was more expected and therefore not as shocking.

Michael Powers said...

I miss Farrah's wily ways, but I miss Michael's music more. I think he had some more to write. I hope we get a hold of the 200+ unreleased songs.