Michael Jackson was a part of my life.
I am older than most of you, so I remember Michael Jackson when he was a gifted child. I danced to the Jackson Five, partied to Off The Wall and Thrilled to his Thriller album. I watched that Thriller video every time my local video show (I didn't have MTV at the time) played it, and marvelled at it. It was like watching a movie.
I have an homage to MJ in Never Slow Dance With A Zombie. This is not a shameless plug for my book. The Thriller scene (with the song playing) in my book is an homage to a great musician who had a profound effect on my life.
What a sad day. Farah Fawcett and now Michael. It makes you aware of how fragile our time here can be.
Thank you, Michael Jackson, for a boat load of happy memories. Your time on this earth was thrilling.