Michael Joseph Jackson August 29, 1958 June 25, 2009
Quite possibly the worlds' greatest entertainer and showman, Michael Jackson, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Jackson was fifty years old.
Jackson was rehearsing in preparation for fifty sold out performances announced in March and scheduled to begin in July. These upcoming performances were considered by many to be Jackson's efforts for a comeback in the world of music. Jackson's talents extended beyond singing, dancing and writing as he was a true humanitarian who loved people and his fans; he created music that has touched the world and transcends generations.
Since his humble beginnings in the early 1970's with his brothers as part of the Jackson Five through today, Jackson is an internationally known icon for his talents and what he brought to music.
His legacy will live on through those whom he inspired and mentored and those that will continue to emulate him in their music. Our hearts go out to Michael and the Jackson family. He will be missed by millions if not billions throughout the world. The music will live on as we will remember and the young will listen through us. God bless you Michael Jackson on your journey to new peace.
Story by Tamara Jenkins ©2009