It has been exactly 72 hours, or 3 full days if you are counting, since Michael Jackson was called home. Even today, every second after Michael Jackson passed away, I cry a little. In case y’all don’t know, Michael Jackson died Thursday June 25, 2009, at a Los Angeles hospital some time after 3:00 p.m. California time. He was 50, and he left a legacy that no one can touch.
What saddens me more is he went too soon. No matter how old you are, you know you’ve been inspired by Michael. He was “everybody’s kid brother”, even during his Jackson 5 days. Others may have thought of him as the uncle who gave them the creeps.
From Bad to Will You Be There?, Michael Jackson’s tunes can be heard all over the world, including Hot 93.7, Kiss 95.7 and WTIC 96.5 here in Connecticut. The flags were lowered to half-staff in Gary, Indiana to pay tribute to their native son Thursday. And this was just hours after Farrah Fawcett of Charlie’s Angels fame died at the same hospital where Michael Jackson had been taken to. Don’t get me wrong, when I heard that Michael had died, I was in a total state of shock. I thought it was surreal even when his health took a turn for the worse.
We must not wallow into sadness but rather celebrate his life because that’s how Michael wanted. May he rest in peace.