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The King of "POP" Michael Jackson

Updated on January 9, 2015

Mr. Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson Extraordanaire

“The King Of POP”

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Michael Jackson “The King of Pop” has completed his journey on this side of Heaven. He has astonished us all by abruptly and so very surprisingly unexpectedly passing on… But not without much fanfare and noteworthy celebrating. Scores, gathering at the famous Apollo Theater and even in Times Square as well as a myriad of venues all around the globe. The news has been saturated with millions of his fans in a mesmerized chorus, ambivalently and simultaneously grieving and celebrating his life! I was taken by surprised when I first heard the news he was taken to the hospital and was not breathing. Waiting along with my husband and with the rest of the world for an update; there was this haunting foreboding, intuitive, sensitive feeling that the consequence would be dismal and dire. As I waited I became more and more apprehensive awaiting the outcome.

As I waited I began to think about his children, his life and his family his fans. Who was with him? What really happened? Why aren’t they saying… Finally the Results: A cardiac arrest in his home. His Doctor was with him and now the rumors again abound…

I could only supposedly presume what his family might be feeling now? Although over the last few years too many of my own close relatives have passed on, some abruptly unexpectedly as well. But at least I / we were able to privately mourn. Their distraught moments of grief, alarm and concern communally exposed. Unexplainable shock and unanticipated despair all right in public view! Few if any moments of privacy! “Lights, camera, action!” There is often an ominous price one pays for fame. Your life becomes open to much criticism, scrutiny and much misinterpretation of one’s actions. In a sense you become a recognizable target for all living in a “glass house” of sorts. Michael Jackson has touched the lives of many. He has contributed immensely to the wealth, careers and livelihood of many. There will be an ongoing reveal as to just how many that is? Quincy Jones says” he has lost his little brother.” Remember Michael Jackson’s lyrics and all the stars and participants in the “We are the World” project?

I have grown up parallellely distant with Michael as millions of others have. He no doubt has touched the lives of many. He lit up the television screen! I remember how he was this cute little smiling dancing machine with the biggest little Afro! He could not only sing, but danced regally and glided majestically across the stage as no one his age had before. The incredible thing was that the “Jackson Five” were a family. Michael was the seventh (7) child in his family. Not just any family but a Black family of Color from Gary Indiana of all places?

The lyrics in many of his “Jackson Five” songs were simple and wholesome. You could relate to the words as well as the beat. ABC, I Want You Back, The Love You Save and I’ll Be There … Your parents could also too tolerate the unobtrusive rhythmic pulsating cadence that caused one to “bob” their head and hum right along. Michael’s solo career speedily climbed with a loudening universal crescendo! Michael no doubt has deservedly earned and owned an iconic symbol status!

He has inspired the creativity of thousands! He has been a singing mogul, choreographer, step arranger, writer, producer an all out genius! Many of the moves and dance routines you see NOW by many of the top performers, male and female, young and old as well as this current generation have originated from Michael! There are few ever, in a lifetime who have accomplished the type of unique, magical, effervescent presence that Michael exuded. Michael Jackson was not only a gifted, talented artist, producer and dancer but he also patented a pair of shoes that helped dancers to be able to lean much farther. Let’s not forget his famous “Moonwalk”! No doubt he was if not the best one of the few “All Time Best Entertainer?”

Michael Jackson’s passing should cause great concern to all? How could this happen? How could he be given massive doses of? How could those about him not be held responsible too? The Word of God is so true when it says “life is but a vapor.” One moment you are here and then you are gone… I am sure that a maze of legal complexities are on the horizon? But I believe that we should keep in mind that Michael Jackson was a son, a brother, a man, a father and a believer. He was a person who had a quiet, humble gracefulness that emanated a magnetic universal quality that drew the masses! His world wide recognition forbade him to live any sense of a normal life therefore idiosyncrasies abounded. But let’s not reduce his life to that. I believe we should applaud him for all the good he has done and will continue to do although he has passed on to the other side. His brilliant light shone as he entertained us robustly, robotically, vigorously and effortlessly shared himself with the world!

Here is that statement that was released by the Jackson Family:

“In one of the darkest moments of our lives we find it hard to find the words appropriate to this sudden tragedy we all had to encounter. Our beloved son, brother and father of three children has gone so unexpectedly, in such a tragic way and much too soon. It leaves us, his family, speechless and devastated to a point, where communication with the outside world seems almost impossible at times.

“We miss Michael endlessly, our pain cannot be described in words. But Michael would not want us to give up now. So we want to thank all of his faithful supporters and loyal fans worldwide, you — who Michael loved so much. Please do not despair, because Michael will continue to live on in each and every one of you. Continue to spread his message, because that is what he would want you to do. Carry on, so his legacy will live forever.”

Joe Jackson, Michael’s father, added his own message to the statement that read:

“My grandchildren are deeply moved by all the love and support you have shown for them and their father, Michael Jackson.”

Michael Jackson recorded ten studio albums, he many times over has reached platinum status and His “Thriller” album is the number one all time greatest popular favorite. He contributed immensely to charitable causes and so much more… He currently had sold out status for his upcoming 50 tours abroad in London….

Regardless of what others say or think there are few that have accomplished and did what Michael Jackson has done. I believe that his legacy will eventually outride any bad press he receives. In spite of any of the allegations that have ever been made. One must remember that Michael was acquitted legally. He was found NOT GUILTY! If there was any inkling of validity one must also penalize the massive support regime of employees that always surrounded him. It is clear that he was accompanied by an entourage. So if in doubt, please allow him some dignity for all he accomplished in this side of HEAVEN! His life should be remembered for the legacy it was and will continue to be as “THE KING OF POP”! The timing of it all is so intriguing especially when the world was simaltaneously impacted by our country’s recession. Momentarily Michael Jackson’s passing has dominated the current world events and ushered in a “Time of Remembrances!” Therefore I say REST in PEACE! Michael Jackson. My sentiments, concerns, compassion and condolences are with his children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, His Mother and the Jackson Family!


I will not elaborate on the plethora of heinous scandolous disturbing details that continue to circulate around his death. Michael Jackson's death was indeed finally attributed to the massive neglect by his personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray after an extensive trial with overwhelming evidence. Dr. Murray was subsequently found guilty and sentenced to a term in prison and his license to practice medicine revoked!

How interesting that Michael Jackson continues to increase his legacy to his children with the release of his special addition album called "Xscape." His untimely death left many things up in the air and undone. Beyond the grave the music genius' creations continues to chart on the Billboard...

Hollywood is not all that it appears. Or in fact is it just that! It is hard living in the many houses of glass. Far too many tragic lives continue to spin out of control... No doubt Michael Jackson was not able to escape the many pitfalls that are so often placed in one's path to unknowingly bring about sudden destruction! I pray that at some point, some strong genuine Christian believers come across the path of his children to help them live well rounded balanced lives! My concerns and compassion are again extended to his chiklren and family!


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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Stars, Yes, it was sad the circumstances upon which he died were so unfortunate! "Gone too soon..." I believe that he was a kind hearted person as well. There is a touching interview with his ex wife Lisa Presley that shows another committed private side of him. There is a high price for fame that many have to endure... My prayers are with his children. I am glad to see His wonderful mother Kathryn Jackson who he trusted is overseeing their care!

      Thank You for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      A Wonderful Hub. It was terrible that he died the way he did. He was relatively young, and his life became a commercial object to the point where he was expected to make tremendous money. He was expected to do too many performances, and his health was not so good. He should have lived much longer, and he was a pretty good hearted person I believe. Great hub, and God Bless you precious heart, and your wonderful family.

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      Teresa Ann Swanson 7 years ago

      I Love You Michael Jackson

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      DrPastorCarlotta, It is amazing how others continue to discount all the good Michael Jackson has done and that continues on because of his life! I thought it was "Innocent" until proven guilty? It is my pray that He is REJOICING and dancing before the Lord! "It is by GRACE we are SAVED, not of works..." Yes, I too Love Michael Jackson! Thank God for JESUS!

      Welcome back! Be encouraged your hubs are TERRIFIC!

      In HIS Love, Peace & Blessings!

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 8 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Your so right! Only The Lord and Michael know's the TRUTH!!! I LOVE MICHAEL and I know you do too!!! Be Blessed my friend!! I am trying to get back into my hubbing!! lol, lol, lol,

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      likemike, Michael Jackson when through much in his lifetime...I am sure that there will be many books written... Only Michael Jackson and the Lord knows the all of what really happened...Thank you for stopping by to share! Peace & Blessings!

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      likemike 8 years ago

      Close friend to Michael Jackson and legendary promoter Leonard Rowe has written a book about what he believes really happened to Michael Jackson in the days leading up to his death. The book is entitled, "What Really Happened to Michael Jackson, the King of Pop." There is a website up about the book, There is also a pretty compelling introduction to the book on the website. (It is actually an excerpt from the book.) The intro left me definitely wanting to read more. Check it out.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Myownworld, I think Michael Jackson deserves accolades for his many life achievements! It is quite unfortunate what happened! He was multitalented and gave a lot to the world in many ways! Yes you are right! He will always inspire others!

      Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!

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      myownworld 8 years ago from uk

      What a wonderful tribute to a legend like him! I was myself such a huge fan of MJ'S and do agree that some people can inspire others not only in life, but in death too. I know it's been a while since his death, but even now when I listen to his music, there's always an emotional pang within. Thank you for sharing this.... beautifully written.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Esllr, You are quite welcome! Michael Jackson made many great contributions to help others! No doubt he was multi talented and generous as well! Yes! You are quite right he will forever "live through his music..." He is without doubt the "Best Entertainer Ever!" Thank you for visiting and sharing, Please do come again, Blessings!

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      esllr 8 years ago

      Thank you for this wonderful hub. It is apparent that Micheal Jackson gave so much of himself to us. He will always live through his music when even we no longer exist. He has left an unstoppable legacy that is ever growing. May God Keep Him.God Bless You!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Lady E, It is amazing how time passes so quickly! One never knows how short or long your time is on this side of heaven! I am glad you felt me here! I really wanted to relay a message of WOW! I do not think that the world can so easily file away all that Michael Jackson accomplished!

      It is unfortunate that it happened at all! As time goes by it is certainly evident that there are others who have attributed to Michael Jackson's premature departure! Yes! at least he is at Peace now.... Thank you as always, Much love & Blessings!

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Wow, you posted the picture of the Ceremony. It brought back memories - I watched it live.

      I shivered a bit when I read this Hub, thinking this time last year (Jan 09) He was alive and never knew what was to come. On a positive note, he must be at peace now. I enjoyed the Hub. Thanks. :)

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Ripplemaker, You are quite welcome! I am glad you enjoyed this! Michael Jackson was truly an Inspiration! I am off to read your hub... Thank you for visiting and please do come again, Blessings!

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      His death inspired me to write a letter to Michael Jackson and I published it here on hubpages. He is truly one person who inspired many... thanks for this beautiful tribute.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago


      You are quite welcome and feel free to visit again.


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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Michael Jackson is my favorite Singer. I absolutely agree that he was became "king of pop". One day in your life is my favorite song. This song and the lyrics is touching my heart. Good bye Michael. thanks Deborrah for the appreciation of him.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      DeaneMc, Thank you for stopping by!

      Your compassion is touching. Your concern is not at all far fetched! I think it is commendable when your heart is touched to pray for someone who you don't know, yet you admire them enough that you sense their pain and are concerned for their well being to the point of prayer.

      It is a wonderful BLESSING to know the LORD. It is our most precious invaluable gift! Therefore there is a sincere desire for others to know Him as well.

      The Lord is Omnisicent and knows everything, sometines He allows us to sense some things or should I say discern. When this happens I believe we are to just pray.

      Although Michael Jackson has passed on his children and family still need to be remembered in pray as the news media continues to bring to our attention the unfortunate circumstaces surrounding his death.

      You are so right. Regardless of a person's position in life rich, poor, unknown or STAR they need to know Jesus! Michael Jackson no doubt had a remarkable gift as "The Best Entertainer." He touched the hearts of many. I was informed that he had a meeting with Pastor Andre Crouche and confirmed that he was a believer? The Lord knows! Again THANK YOU!


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      DeaneMc 8 years ago

      I appreciate this article you have written. I grew up listening to Michael Jackson and have been inspired by his character that I think some people were blinded to.

      I could relate with the words to his songs so much that at times I almost felt like what he was singing, was exactly the way he truly felt and I could feel the pain as he did.

      I realize that sounds a little far fetched.

      I never meet him, yet I felt like I knew him.

      I am sad that he is gone and I pray he knew the Lord.

      I have at times gotten laughed at because I felt the need to pray for Michael Jackson's salvation and his family.

      Ten days before he passed away I sent an email to a friend and I told her, I don't know if you liked Michael Jackson or not but I have such an odd feeling about him right now and I said, I don't know why but I felt the need to pray.There was such a heaviness in my heart.

      So, the day I heard on the news that he was dead, I was shocked! I just could not believe what I was hearing. I thought, it can't be, his times not up yet. I was waiting to hear about his next CD or concert, hoping he would be back on TV to perform.

      He will be missed and I will continue to pray for his family.

      What many people don't realize is that just because people are big time star's, they have souls and hearts and feelings just like we do. They can have all the fame and the money and that is not what's going to get them into heaven and that doesn't keep them from pain, sadness, illness. And it sure doesn't buy them happiness or salvation.

      People tend to forget that star's need the Lord Jesus Too!

      so, I will pray for those that are blinded to the fact that every body some day is going to die and they will pass on to heaven or hell, just as we will. And they need to know Jesus Christ too!



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