Wow. What does it mean when an entire culture lives vicariously through its celebrities? Nothing good, I can tell you that. Ed McMahon died, then Farrah Fawcett, then Michael Jackson. That' s a lot.
Michael Jackson. Jackson will be remembered, yes, but I feel awful that he died without knowing God. I mean, he was the king of pop, did drugs, molested little boys, and at best was a Jehovah's Witness. Yikes, his eternal future is not looking so good.
I think it is also sad that so many people are simply devastated by it. Why? He had it coming, anorexia + drugs + training for upcoming London concerts = Death. Sad but true story. Yes, he was talented. Yes, he had some good music. But none of it was God- honoring, and talent isn't everything. The guy was a mere mortal after all people.