The King of Pop and the Queen of Reality TV
I can't think of anyone outside of religion and royalty whose death will make a greater impact in the westernised world. Michael Jackson died yesterday at only the age of 50 and it is suspected to be heart failure. The man did absolutely brilliant work and it was only a couple of weeks ago I spent a Saturday afternoon playing hits off his 80's albums.
I can be rest assured that in twenty years time his music will still be well thought of works of art and that memory of him will be based around it rather that any of the controversy that surrounded his later life.
He is survived by all his brothers, his parents and 3 children. And that is where I find true sadness. Someone so lacking in talent like Jade Goody spent the last months of her life providing for her children. MJ enjoyed tremendous earning capacity for 4 decades and yet died in debt. I hope it comes out that he has hidden a large pot for them or at least that the aim of his recently announced tour was to make provisions.
With all the talent and reward in the world he still couldn't spend enough and died far too young. That is a reflection on the age in which he lived.