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25 June 2009 @ 08:07 pm
REST IN PEACE, MICHAEL...  
You're dead. Everyone loves you again.


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Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson, all in the same week. And just a few weeks ago, David Carradine.

Already seen enough of the news coverage. Wolf Blitzer's at CNN went something like this: "We don't know for sure that he's died, but L.A. Times has reported that he's died. We should be receiving word whether or not he has really died. We know he went into cardiac arrest and the word is that he died. Now I want to play Billie Jean for you..."
We only get twenty-odd seconds of the classic music video. 1982, the same year my parents married. Jackson in his prime. Young, talented, untarnished by the -- Blitzer again: "An update for our viewers just tuning in, L.A. Times reports that Michael Jackson has died. We don't know this for sure but he was taken from his home and the latest is that he has died..."

You know, when Gene Kelly passed away in 1996, ABC News did something very classy. There were no extended retrospectives, no maudlin reminiscences, none of that. They simply, briefly, announced his passing, then played footage of his dance number from Singin' in the Rain; all four minutes, without interruption. A few moments of the man and his art, an unadulterated display of something he contributed and that everyone would collectively remember him for. To my mind, that's the most appropriate form of eulogy for a celebrity.

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dizzypixels on July 8th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
FOREVER MICHAEL