Friday, June 26, 2009

What an Exit!

A sad day yesterday was: June 25, 2009. Yesterday morning the world learned that Mega Star Farrah Fawcett passed away after a long battle with cancer. When I think back of my childhood in the 70's, I can't think of ANY of my friends that didn't have THE poster. You know exactly which one I'm talking about. The front page of every news website displayed her image as the news broke and remained that way all day. That is until about 6:15 PM EST.

In my life I can't remember when someone upstaged another in death. However, that is exactly what the "King of Pop" did as the news of his death broke in the early evening on this same day. In the entertainment world, it doesn't get any bigger than Michael Jackson. It was the end of a life filled with an incredible talent, yet littered with sadness, scandal and turmoil. As I write this, the cause of death is not yet known, yet there is a sense that everyone knows what happened. The media doesn't even seem to hold back on speculation. Did Mike go out much the same as Elvis? It is very likely he did.

In addition he checked out with over 200 million in debt. How does an individual do that? As my wife said earlier this morning, in this dismal economy many corporations haven't managed to accomplish that. With his income, what can you spend that much money on. How was he swindled? How much did he pay his accusers of unthinkable acts? It is so hard to comprehend. If he had lived much longer we could probably say he had his own deficit. It would be more appropriate than debt.

Nevertheless, today the world mourns the loss of the "King of Pop", God rest his troubled soul. As for me, I certainly haven't forgotten about you Farrah. With Angels indeed.


Eton! said...

I was tired of the entire Michael Jackson "gimme attention" garbage long ago. While I do have compassion for the loss felt by the family, I do not feel that the music industry or the tabloids will suffer in the least. Like dung beetles in a cattle ranch, they will find something to exploit to their gain.

Vic Webb said...

well said