Michael Jackson.......


Becky
on Jun 25, 2009 @ 07:09 pm

Hi chickies

its a very sad day .... i just heard that Michael Jakson passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest...

he was such a big part of many of our childhood...its sad thinking of this world without the king of rock :(

he was SO famous - in both good and bad ways .. i don't think there's anyone alive who doesn't know his name, and for him to be gone....its just too much. :(
 

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mamaluv
so sad! on Jun 25, 2009 @ 08:06 pm

I just heard about this a few hours ago! It's true, Michael Jackson is dead.

I can hardly think of a single elementary or junior high school memory without a Michael association. To this day, Thriller is still one of my favorite songs!

He may have been interesting, but he'll be sorely missed.
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MizzRobin
Very sad... on Jun 25, 2009 @ 08:50 pm

He was definitely controversial but he was also a music legend that I grew up a lot of my childhood listening to. I agree with mamaluv, he may have been interesting but he will be sorely missed. :o(
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Bubblybunny
couldn't believe it on Jun 25, 2009 @ 08:57 pm

We just got home from a BBQ party and one of my friends posted a link on FB. I was shocked!! I mean, he's such a big icon in our time and well...people like that seem to have this invincible glow around them...people like that just Don't Die!!

Anyway, I told my husband and he was like, "No way. Don't believe everything you read on the news." Then he told me to read CNN.

I was reading BBC. **roll eyes** It's just as legit as CNN. But nope, he insisted I check my sources again.

Anyway, I'm still in shock. I am not a fan, but he is so iconic... Wow!! I really can't believe he's dead!!
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spotty
I'll probably get in trough for saying this ... on Jun 25, 2009 @ 10:05 pm

Very very sad. He's legendary. But I can't help but feel bad for Farrah Fawcett! The world didn't really get a chance to grieve for her and along comes MJ's death!
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mamaluv
I agree on Jun 25, 2009 @ 11:11 pm

...with Spotty. I hadn't even heard about Farrah and was reading up on Michael when I "stumbled" on Farrah's news. What a crazy day! So sad.
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Ali de Bold
So sad on Jun 25, 2009 @ 11:31 pm

I just keep thinking I can't believe it. Michael Jackson was so HUGE when I was little. I remember my gym teacher in grade 3 teaching us the moon walk. He's one of those celebrities you expect to be around forever. I feel very sad for his family and friends.

And though I'm a but too young for Farrah, she'll always be hair to me.

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spotty
where were you when ... on Jun 26, 2009 @ 04:33 am

I think Michael Jackson's death will be one of those "Where were you when ..." moments. Where were you when Princess Diana died? Where were you when JFK died (though I bet that was before most of our times)? Where were you on 9/11? etc ...
I excpect to see MJ's death in the news for quite some time. Like him or not, he was HUGE in his hay day.
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mamaluv
Where I was... on Jun 26, 2009 @ 08:32 am

... on the day Diana died? On the Autobahn 99 outside of Munich. We were stuck in a horrific traffic jam (standstill for 3 hours), and of course it was end of August and a zillion degrees on the road. People had gotten out of their cars and were walking around and chatting when I heard the news. Someone was like "did you hear?" I immediately rushed back to the car and turned on the radio. Sure enough...

... on 9/11? We were staying at my Grandmother's house during a visit home from university. I was washing up the breakfast dishes when my husband called from the other room. "In a sec!" I yelled back. I was ticked he wasn't giving me a hand. He insisted I come see, and when I did we just sat there for hours staring at the TV. Crazy thing was, we were scheduled to fly back out a week later. I was seriously freaked out, but of course, other than the increased security it was an uneventful flight.

... yesterday? I was driving back from dropping the kiddies off at an event. Was flipping through the stations when I heard the news. I rushed home and immediately clicked on cnn.com to see if it was true. That's also how I stumbled on the news of Farrah's death.
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spotty
Where I was ... on Jun 26, 2009 @ 09:14 am

... on the day Diana died -- in Miami, my 2nd year of undergrad. I saw the news watching TV in my dorm room. While I was sad, I didn't really know/feel the impact until I talked to one of my British friends.

... on 9/11 -- in Indiana during my 2nd year of grad school. I was running late that morning and had Good Morning America on, just like normal. I sat down w/ my bowl of cereal and literally watched, on live TV, the 2nd plane hit the WTC. I was glued to the TV. I had to teach a lab later that morning. I canceled it b/c I knew myself, nor any of my students, would really be able to concentrate.

... on the day MJ died -- stuck in traffic on the DC beltway. I heard the first reports over the radio that paramedics had taken him to the hospital in cardiac arrest, but no reports on his condition. I keep scanning through various radio stations to get an updated report. About 45 mins later the official news of his death had hit the airwaves.
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MizzRobin
where I was... on Jun 26, 2009 @ 12:23 pm

...on the day Diana died, I was at home in Edmonton and saw it on the news with my parents.

...on 9/11, I was at work in Toronto and my boyfriend at the time was on a morning flight to NYC for a business meeting so I was calling to see if he was ok....

...on the day MJ died, working from home in BC finishing up my work day. I though the reports were false and tabloid error but hours later reports started confirming that he had indeed passed away.
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