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"Believe it or not, there was an age where Michael Jackson was a god."
~Douglas "The Nostalgia Critic" Walker, Moonwalker Movie Review

"I think Dave Chappelle said it best: he made...Thriller."
~James "The Angry Video Game Nerd" Rolfe, Moonwalker Game Review

"Michael Jackson buries them all!"
~George Carlin

The music world lost a legend today...
At one point, he was considered a god among men.
He serenaded the world with his smooth voice...
Dazzled the world with amazing dancing skills...
And won over the hearts of millions.

Now...all of that is but a fond memory.
As the King of Pop...has died.

Though he may be gone in flesh and blood,
His soulful spirit will continue to live on.
Aspiring musicians and music artists will carry the torch,
And older music vets will, somehow, pay homage to him.

RIP Michael Jackson - August 28th, 1958 to June 25th, 2009
It seems like this year is the year that superstars are fading from existance. First Dom DeLuise, then Wayne Allwine, and now...Michael Jackson has left us.

Alright, so he's not in the same line of work as DeLuise and Allwine, but he's still a huge name worth mentioning. I won't deny it, as a music lover and an aspiring musician, I think Michael Jackson's one of the most influential musicians out there. Even through the jokes and public flac he's received over the past few years, many people still think of him as an iconic person. And when I heard that he died at age 50, I was just...astounded. I thought he still had more in him; a LOT more. But fate can be a cruel thing sometimes, and...it was today.

So this is my little homage to the King of Pop. I may make a music video using one of his songs as further dedication, but for now, this'll do.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Jackson...your spirit shall live on forever.

(NOTE: Any Michael Jackson jokes will be marked as spam; choose your words carefully.)
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:iconlacasadreams:
LaCasaDreams Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Well ain;t that a kick in the ass.

I heard he died from cardiac arrest.
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:iconpapa-t-41:
Papa-T-41 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
It's true, I'm afraid :(
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:iconmegarob15:
megarob15 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
May Jackson be resting in peace. =(
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:iconmasterofthevoid:
Masterofthevoid Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Suprised me. I expected him to live until he was 90. Not that I liked him or anything.
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:iconpapa-t-41:
Papa-T-41 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
I think we were all surprised when he died at 50...
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:iconmasterofthevoid:
Masterofthevoid Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
I thought he was 49.
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:iconroxxihearts:
roxxihearts Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Dude...I LOVED his music. Sure he did or might have done some things but that doesnt change his musical talent. The music industry lost an icon. RIP
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:iconmaria33:
maria33 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Micheal, he was such a amazing guy....:no: I was watching music videos of him last night just thinking, 'That man is DEAD.' :no: And he was so young too....:iconimsorryplz: :(
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:iconpapa-t-41:
Papa-T-41 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
I know...it's still hard to believe that he's dead :( :no:.
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:iconmaria33:
maria33 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Micheal, he was such a amazing guy....:no: I was watching music videos of him last night just thinking, 'That man is DEAD.' :no: And he was so young too....:iconimsorryplz: :(
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:iconpunkidder:
Punkidder Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
R.I.P. MJ The King of Pop!
You will always be remembered!
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:icondedetc:
dedetc Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
michael jackson may he rest in peace
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:iconstranger-d-eternal:
Stranger-D-Eternal Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Another legend has fallen...


Rest in peace,MJ.
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:iconmagicman001:
MagicMan001 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
I am sorry for Michael Jackson's death, but not THAT sad. He was never really my favourite singer. I mean, fter the whole trial incident, I lost any respect I had before for him. But still, no one deserves to die.
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:iconpapa-t-41:
Papa-T-41 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Exactly. But even before the trials, a lot of people considered him a musical legend. Would he have been more respectable if not for his trials? Probably, but regardless of what he did, nobody deserves to die, just as you said.
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:iconsarah-symphony:
sarah-symphony Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Nice tribute. Very well done
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:icondovescryforme:
DovesCryForMe Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel like a part of my childhood died.
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:iconsiriuslylupine03:
SiriuslyLupine03 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
He was a great guy and I honestly cant believe he died...I mean he was only 50. Such an amazing singer...and dancer. *sigh* Rest in piece Michael, you will be greatly missed. :no:
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:iconpapa-t-41:
Papa-T-41 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Indeed (holds you close).
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:iconstarcastergame:
StarCasterGame Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Add another quote:

"Michael Jackson buries them all!"

-George Carlin
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:iconbluflux:
BluFluX Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Today, 2 famous people died. Farrah Fawcett and now the king of pop, Micheal Jackson. May they rest in peace, they have gone to a better place now, they will be surely missed but never forgotten. RIP. :tears: :(
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:iconpapa-t-41:
Papa-T-41 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Absolutely.
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:iconnolimit5:
NoLimit5 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Jackson was a great performer, and I'll leave that he's probably Moonwalking up there right now.

But, to be honest, I'm surprised no one bothers mentioning Paul Newman who died. Or Eartha Kitt. Or Farrah Fawcett. Or David Carradine.
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Captainface Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
I knew about Newman's death. I loved how he acted in Cool Hand Luke
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:iconpapa-t-41:
Papa-T-41 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
I'd say that's a pretty good assumption.

I'm sure a lot of people mentioned those peoples' passings (Fawcett being the most recent), but maybe their loved ones did the same thing Wayne Allwine's did; they wanted to keep their deaths silent so nobody would feel downhearted. Though I'm trying to think of what I can do for Farrah Fawcett right now, I've been reading up on her and she's had an incredible career. Something that amazing can't go unnoticed.
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:iconnolimit5:
NoLimit5 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Well...I have something planned, but I don't know whether it'd be respectful or not. I'll note it to ya.
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:iconpapa-t-41:
Papa-T-41 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
I'd like to see it :).
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:iconnolimit5:
NoLimit5 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Just sent. ^_^
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:iconinvaderzimfanwoot:
InvaderZimFanWoot Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
I have one emoticon:
:raincloud:
RIP
MJ, prince of pop
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:iconpapa-t-41:
Papa-T-41 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Yeah...
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:iconoddballkimin:
oddballkimin Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so sad to hear he died. I got one thing to say is:

Sheen: WHY MUST THE GOOD DIE YOUNG?!?!

It's so true it's sad. Steve Irwin, Shari Lewis (you know, the woman who made Lamb Chop), and many others (I know they're not singers, but it really doesn't matter) have made good into our world and now they're dead. So sad of what can happen, but it is the reality. I love you added the Nostalgia Critic and AVGN quotes in there. Nice touch. ;) But the whole poem is the best. ^^
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:iconpapa-t-41:
Papa-T-41 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Yeah...and Michael Jackson was one of those people that left a huge mark on the music world...for the better...
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:iconsdc00:
sdc00 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
R.I.P. Michael. You will be missed.
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:iconpapa-t-41:
Papa-T-41 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
*Nods gravely*
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:iconchibiskitty-donna:
ChibiSkitty-donna Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
man, at first I didn't know that the guy died, but I heard the news on the radio. And I'm sure that Micheal Jackson will be missed. And not be missed by the jokes about him, if that will be possible for some to do...
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:iconpapa-t-41:
Papa-T-41 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Nah, if anything, people will miss him for the music.
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:iconchibiskitty-donna:
ChibiSkitty-donna Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
True.
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:iconhylian-maiden:
hylian-maiden Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The news has left me out of whack right now. Man, this doesn't feel right :now:...
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:iconpapa-t-41:
Papa-T-41 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
I know...it's saddening news...
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slyboyseth Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Student Writer
Looks like 2009 should be called "The Decline of Celebs." Dom DeLouise, Wayne Allwine, Michael Jackson... We're losing too many good people. :sigh:

Hopefully the show I'm in, The Wiz, does grand tribute to the old scarecrow.
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:iconpapa-t-41:
Papa-T-41 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
The old scarecrow? Who's that?
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:iconslyboyseth:
slyboyseth Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Student Writer
Michael Jackson himself. In The Wiz, he played the Scarecrow.
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:iconpapa-t-41:
Papa-T-41 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Oh, really? I never knew that...
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:iconslyboyseth:
slyboyseth Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Student Writer
:iconthemoreyouknowplz:

Anyway, here's some Brutal Legend news: Tim Curry's voicing the villain!
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Essteka Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Student Writer
I was completely shocked when I heard the news. It's such a terrible news. I didn't expect him to die so soon. I wasn't a fan of him, but I respect the fact he did a lot of great things in the world of music (such as the Thriller music video, as well as the Smooth Criminal one). May he rest in peace, along with Farrah Fawcett.
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:iconpapa-t-41:
Papa-T-41 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Agreed wholeheartedly.
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:iconorange-ratchet:
Orange-Ratchet Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Don't forget Ed McMahon. I just heard he died yesterday.
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:iconpapa-t-41:
Papa-T-41 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Like I told ~Captainface, I didn't know McMahon as well as I did Michael Jackson.
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:iconsharidaken:
Sharidaken Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
I don't think its only superstars man, but more like good friends and dreams too :( why oh why oh why :no:
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:iconpapa-t-41:
Papa-T-41 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
I'm sure Michael was friends with a lot of people...and he had a lot of big dreams for life after music, too. It's too bad he won't be able to see them come true :(.
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