Michael Jackson – the king of Pop –has died. This afternoon Jackson was rushed to UCLA Medical Center after he reportedly collapsed, he was unconscious and not breathing. The 50 year old entertainer was about to go to rehearsals for his upcoming tour and had suffered a heart attack.
Michael Jackson has been plagued by financial and personal scandals. Some saying his friendships with children were not healthy to say the least. None of the charges against him were ever proven. But he did have a thing for the kids. He made a home that was a tribute to childhood – The Neverland Ranch. The Mecca for kiddies included a Ferris Wheel, a merry-go-round, a dragon kiddie rollar coaster, bumper cars as well as a slew of other rides. This was a place for countless parties, charity events and sleepovers.
Michael Jackson leaves behind his children Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince “Blanket” Michael Jackson II.
Regardless of his trials and tribulations and the rumors and innuendo, you can not deny the effect that Jackson has had on our culture. He never grew up and now he never will. Here’s hoping he finds peace in his own Neverland.
And here’s some classic Michael Jackson to cheer you up.