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Missing Michael Jackson - Is it Normal to Mourn a Celebrity's Death?

One of my Michael Jackson LPs

One of my Michael Jackson LPs

Have You Ever Mourned a Celebrity's Death?

Someone recently asked a question about mourning celebrities. Do we mourn after celebrities die? While there has been mention of Michael Jackson, I haven't found too many people who really mourned his death as I have, although I'm sure there are more out there. Now, when I say the word "mourn," I don't mean that I mourn Michael Jackson's death in the same way I would a friend or family member's. Of course, the loss of someone we actually know in person is deeper to us.

Still, I grew up with Michael Jackson, so to speak. He was such an icon--the King of Pop! I knew his music, and as I grew older I watched his career, and, yes, his ups and downs, I survived the scandals, wondered about his guilt or innocence, but was at the same time awed at his seeming naivety and trust and genuineness. I held on to that feeling through it all. Something in me never condemned him.


Jackson's Comeback Tour

Boy, I looked forward to Michael's comeback tour. I was curious to see if he still had it--the voice, the dance moves, the command of the stage. I wanted to see if he still made me want to get up and do the moonwalk with him when I saw him move across the stage. To this day, I can put on his music and get my unmotivated self to start cleaning house with some actual pep. Now and then, I'll stop to do a little dance move, with or without my broom, with the dog looking on with that quizzical head cock that he gives me sometimes.

Have you seen the movie that was made after he died? Watching the movie that showed his preparation for his great comeback tour made me so sad. He was a person just like you and me. You can watch that movie and see how hard he worked and how in love he was with his work. You can see how he treated his employees and dancers, and how they responded back to him. He treated them like equals, respected them, and they showed their appreciation back. He talked about his new tour leaving a positive effect on the world. I believe that he really wanted that. I'm glad I have that movie to go back to, to see Michael Jackson perform when I need a "fix," but how I wish he were still around to do the real thing.


A Troubled Life

Sure, Michael Jackson had his share of troubles, just as we all have, perhaps some of which he brought on himself. People made fun of him for his effeminate traits, even speculating that his children weren't really his biological children. Look at them! If they aren't his children, then they had plastic surgery to look like him--come on, people! And as for his own excessive plastic surgeries. I do wish he had never changed that nose beyond recognition, I'll tell you that. Look at him in the red jacket from Thriller, and he looked great. I had that poster from Teen Beat on my wall along with the Billie Jean pic. A handsome young man he was.

And the really bad rumors about Jackson? I won't confirm them. None of us know the truth about accusations made against him. I don't know if he ever molested any children. I'd like to think that he didn't, that in all his naivety he truly just wanted to give them some happy times and spend time with them at the Neverland Ranch. At times, Jackson seemed--and talked--like such a child himself. My heart believes that he was so simple that people couldn't understood that he simply liked children and enjoyed the same things that they did. I know there are the doubters, and I understand that. But I have to go with the gut feelings that have led me all these years. Perhaps I just choose to believe what I believe about Michael Jackson. Then so be it. I'm not going to speculate any more than I already have, and I'm not going to judge.

You Are Not Alone: The Softer Side of Michael

Thanks, Mom, for understanding....

My mom sent me the most understanding email after Michael Jackson's death. She said something to the effect that she knew that it hurt me, as I grew up with Jackson as an icon, much like she grew up in the same way with Elvis Presley. This was, to me, incredibly insightful, as I hadn't even mentioned to her the surprising sadness I was experiencing after his death. Thanks, Mom. She understood what the celebrity might have meant to my growing up, even though he hadn't been a part of hers.

So, with everything, I just can't help it. After all this time, I still mourn Michael Jackson. He was only 50 years old and had a lot more talent to share with the world. The child in me mourns him, and the adult in me misses him, too. So, yes, I will admit it. I mourn for Michael Jackson and wish so much that he were still here.

Rest in peace, Michael. (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

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Comments

Marci Blaw on May 15, 2020:

I miss Michael Jackson so much! I went through a phase of two years after his death where I collected and read everything I could about him. I was close to his age and grew up just mesmerized by his talents. I have never believed what he was accused of -- I have a lot of respect for his attorney, Thomas Mesereau, and really believe he was victimized. He was guilty of poor judgement, but that is all I truly believe. There will never be another talent like him--I hear him all the time in other artists who were inspired by him. He was the King.

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on June 03, 2019:

Thanks, Anne Griswold, for your comments. It's so neat that you were able to drive by his place. I can imagine that would be so emotional. Even after all the latest TV coverage of how he may have been guilty, I have mixed feelings, and still have the hurt I felt when he died as he was a childhood icon. Thank you for sharing!

Anne Griswold on May 10, 2019:

I, too, grew up listening to Michael Jackson. I loved his music then, and back then... I loved both Black or White and the Remember the Time music videos! Those were my favorite music videos ever, as a child. As an adult, I still love him, and his music so much.... and even more actually!

I had the chance to grow up with him, and always see the good that he did for this world. I had the chance to grow up listening to all of the songs he came out with, and loving seeing any performances of his on TV that I could. I am sad that I never got to see him in person, and wish that throughout my life, I had made more of an effort to do that!

I still remember exactly where I was, what I was doing, and who I was with when I heard the news that he had passed away. I felt heartbroken then, and was in complete and utter shock. Since then, the past 10 years, my love for him and the intensity of just how much I feel heartbroken, and genuinely sad that he is not here anymore, has increased.

I feel deep deep hurt and pain that he is gone. He has a big part of my heart, but each time that I remember that he is no longer here with us, I feel that deep sadness and loss, and pain.

Today, I had the opportunity to actually go drive past Havynhurst, and The Neverland Ranch. You can't really see much when you drive past Havynhurst, because it is off of a really busy street, and all you can see is the gate. (It was still really neat to drive past it though!)

However, when I arrived at Neverland, I walked up to the area where people and his fans have left him poems, pictures, rocks with special notes on them, etc... and got extremely emotional out of nowhere.

I began to cry, and I couldn't stop myself. I just missed him so much...

There I was in a place that he LOVED! It was his home. His place. And yet... he was mistreated, falsely accused, and had to leave there. All of that came crashing down on my emotions. In that moment, I so deeply missed him more than I ever had before. I felt so much strong love for him... and wished that I could have met him... such a deep longing, and loss.

Seeing the messages that others like myself had left for him tugged at my heart strings as well. Seeing a visual reminder, in a place that was once his home, of how much he positively affected people in this world, was just so touching.

This world lost an angel the day that he passed away. It is a sad thing that he is not here.... and such a shame.

May he rest in peace. I really loved your article/post by the way! Beautifully written.

Linn S on April 29, 2019:

It rarely goes more than a week between days when I feel bad and miss Michael Jackson. I had a pretty shitty childhood and his work got me through some hard times. As I grew up I listened to everything he recorded, saw all the documentaries and interviews, heard all the radio interviews, etc. I felt like I knew him. So when I was a kid I loved him for his work and as an adult I loved him for who he was. However crazy that sounds. I want to go to visit his grave, but as I understand it you can’t even make it into the building. So I kind of feel like I don’t know how to get the grieving “out of me”.

I’m glad to see I’m not the only one mourning..

And I’m also pretty ticked off at myself for not taking a more active approach to meeting him when he was alive.

Sophie on April 29, 2019:

I miss Michael on a weekly basis

Mick2019 on January 11, 2019:

I recently had a strong desire to learn more about Michael these past few days. I can't explain it...because although I always appreciated & loved Michael's music...I never really knew much about him. It really makes me sad to see videos or read how fame made it impossible for him to breathe or enjoy simple things in life due to his popularity. It just frustrates me how many celebs suffer from loneliness & depression. Although it truly sucks that he is no longer here on Earth I'm expecting to see him up in Heaven. In the mean time....I'll be inspired by the magic of his music. RIP MJ.

Linda on January 10, 2019:

Missing him so much. 10 years on, still missing him so much. The pain is so deep down. RIP MJ - we love you and you know that.

Anon on January 06, 2019:

I miss him too. I still cry sometimes about his loss. I’m just a fan. But I can Feel his loss so much. He meant so much to me. Just a few days ago I was watching earth song with my family, and I just became so emotional. We all were so emotional. Remember earth song was released before it was trendy to be green and pretend you care about the environment. It was him who took these risks and paved the way for environmentalism to become popular. It wasn’t trendy or “cool” back then, but he didn’t give a F. He had such a good heart. His extraordinary gifts and talents and sacrifices aside... the man was such a good man. He was so good on the inside. America did him so dirty.

Such a massive, massive, massive loss for the earth. The way everyone decided it was cool to love him again immediately after his death was ghastly, but I often wish he could’ve seen it. He was treated like a laughstock, like garbage for a good decade before his death. I wish he could’ve seen how much ppl really did love him.

Hannah on December 30, 2018:

I wasnt even alive during the 80s and 90s, honestly i was a child when he died. So I never really grew up with him. But for some reason, I'm attatched to Michael. I love his music, his dancing, and him as a person. I can't count the hours I've cried over his death lmao.

... on December 17, 2018:

He is the King of Music. The greatest perfomer i have ever seen. Miss him every single day.

Louise on November 23, 2018:

I couldn’t relate to this more. I grew up with his music as my dad was a big fan. But since I was only 13 when he died, I didn’t understand the full impact of his loss. It wasn’t until I was 17 where I rediscovered his music and truly fell in love with Michael. Now, a part of me feels ashamed that I didn’t fully understand and appreciate his influence on the world until after he died. Now at 22, there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t miss him. I’m in college and very busy, so I do have periods where I don’t listen to his music for a while and almost forget. But the moment I hear his voice again or see a video of him performing, all my emotions come flooding back. He will always live on in everyone’s hearts.

V on November 23, 2018:

Not a day goes by that I don't think about Michael. I miss him all the time and he feels like family to me.

Breanna on November 20, 2018:

I miss him too, I thought I was so weird for crying and mourning. But, I’ve looked up to him for as long as I can remember. There’s very few people in the world that cares about other people, wants to help people with nothing in return. Michael had so much innocence and cared about people so much, that’s what got him in trouble. It’s been almost 10 years.. crazy to think about. And it still hurts. You’re not alone with missing him, I get it.

LaTonya on November 19, 2018:

I still cry at times listening to Michael. His music puts a pep in my step every time. His voice and how demanding and confident he was in his stage presence. I refuse the scandals of his past. So many of us are misunderstood but our lives are not in the limelight. I will cherish and love all that Michael Jackson brought and continues to bring to my life through his music. If you ever truly want to find Michael, he is there within the music he left us all! Such a genius, perfectionist, and stealer of my hear forever!!!

Anon on October 31, 2018:

I too typed “ I miss Michael Jackson “ into google to see what would come up, I feel so much better now. Knowing all of you miss him as much as I do helps.. I sometimes still shed a tear thinking about him. RIP mj, Forever in our hearts

Stranger on October 10, 2018:

I miss Michael too. I think about him often, even after all these years. I’ve randomly been missing him a lot more than usual the last couple of weeks. So tonight I typed in “I miss Michael Jackson” and this came up. It made me feel better knowing that what I’m feeling is such a common, shared experience around the world, even after nearly a decade. Maybe we will always mourn for him. In a way I’m not surprised. I’ve never seen a human being so unbelievably naturally gifted and talented, so emotionally and physically attractive, charismatic and charming, as well as so Genuinely decent, kind and noble at heart. With all of those factors in conjunction with the lifelong abuse he suffered since childhood, the grotesque way he was treated throughout his life by the media, the way he was basically culturally crucified... not to mention his suspicious, untimely death ... it’s no wonder why he continues to be on the minds and hearts of so many even still, & perhaps he always will.

Honut Sinti on September 30, 2018:

Michael was an Earth bound Blessin in Paradise. zt

Jackie V on August 21, 2018:

I feel the exact same way. And I have been mourning for MJ since his passing. I still cry for him. I still miss him terribly. I loved him then, love him now, and will forever love him. I also grew up to his music and his career. People when they ask me who is your number one artist I still say Michael Jackson.

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on May 31, 2018:

I understand, AGLA!

Dee on May 30, 2018:

Mr. Michael Joseph Jackson. RIP

Radheni on May 17, 2018:

Everything I wanted to say about the way I love Michael Jackson is in the article...Every niw and then wgen I hear his songs, I cry...I look up to tell him how much I miss him. I even let a tear fall whilst reading this article because it's everything I wabted to tell other of how I feel about this remarkable man. Though some will never understand, I'll never lose my love and admiration for him. I love you Michael...

AGLA on May 09, 2018:

"You Are NOT Alone" I miss Michael Jackson DAILY!

Although he was not a family member I mourn his death as much as if he was my sibling!

Olivia on April 02, 2018:

I miss Michael like you.... so much. He had such an effect on me throughout my whole life. If I wanted to write all the love I have for him, I would run out of room to write before I even got to the 0.0000001%.

Denitsa on March 08, 2018:

I am sitting on a train and I cannot control my tears, overcome by sadness. I miss Michael so much. I feel that his immense talent, his pure genius were and still are severely underrated. We didn't appreciate him enough - the press, the corrupt people who perceived him only as a 'money making machine' stabbed a knife right in his pure heart... They took his kindness, his imagination, his sheer sense of wonderment, his pain and his 'difference' and used them against him... I will never forgive the world for destroying him so fully, so efficiently. He was the most incredible artist, narrator, musician, dancer and story-teller of our time - a visionary like Da Vinci, a genius like Mozart and with a fate as tragic as that of Christ. But similarly, he has more than deserved his immortality. Michael left a massive legacy - he could draw beautifully, too. His drawings are full of symbolism, telling us what happened to him. I love him and miss him deeply. I don't mourn 'celebrities' and I don't miss anyone else: just him. He was One of a Kind. Not a celebrity, but the most amazing artist and human being of our time. Irreplaceable.

lg on February 07, 2018:

this is the article i wanted to read so badly because im missing him so much too.ive been reading and watching his video this week i dont know why im thinking so much about his life.

Rami Alghneimin from Maan on January 24, 2018:

I think yes

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on November 05, 2017:

Blake Li, thanks for your comments. I can totally relate. His passing was such--and is--a loss. :-(

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on November 05, 2017:

Good to see you, too, Paula! I'm not as active either these days. I keep thinking I will again when I have time! OH, time!!!

Blake Li on November 05, 2017:

I've been missing Michael so much in the last week, this feeling of loss and sadness is overwhelming and I searched and searched for an outlet. In the last couple of days, i felt myself slipping into depression. Today i googled ' missing michael jackson' and your page came up as the first hit. So grateful to you Victoria, for posting this. 8 years on and Michael is on my mind every second of every day. Just seeing that there are others out there that might be going through the same emotions is so comforting at this moment. Michael was an angel, and I know that he's smiling down from heaven and blowing kisses at us :)))))

Suzie from Carson City on October 21, 2017:

Hey Vee...good to see you as I also see this is 3 yrs old and I never commented. Just more proof I'm always busy and not on HP as much as I used to be.

Don't be angry, but although I did like a lot of his music, I was never a fan of his, personally. I certainly felt badly when he died and even more, due to the "reason."

I actually felt worse for the reported sad & abusive childhood he had, based on his demanding, ignorant father. The man pushed his kids over the limit for his own selfish motives and was especially cruel to Michael. Inexcusable! I believe his Nazi-like attitude & behavior caused most if not all of Michael's immaturity, naivete & insecurities.

Vee.. I hope at least having his music, videos and memories forever, help you & all those who miss him so much. Hugs, Paula

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on October 21, 2017:

Elisabeth! Thanks for your beautiful comment. Yes, we are not alone. My mourning still comes in waves, too. Losing him was such a loss. He had such a kind soul and definitely was an amazing entertainer. Thanks so much for reaching out!

Elisabeth1982 on October 10, 2017:

Thank you for this, I could so relate. I still mourn him too, it comes in waves. To me, there will never be another like Michael. His life and death are part of me.

Like yours, my mother send me an e-mail the day after the Staples Centre Ceremony, titled "Just Because". Even though in the 90s, we fought about mine attending his concerts throughout Europe as a teenager. She knew.

What makes it harder, are all the gossip and (in my strong belief) false rumours that continue to blur other people's views. They may literally grab me by the throat, the words that I wanna speak in his defense. I truly believe he was the very best and most beautiful entertainer, and the best person he could be.

Reading your words, and 8,5 years since June 2009, I feel united in my mind and heart with those that share the same opinion. We are not alone.

MichaelOurKing on October 03, 2017:

Its ok to mourn about a guy who inspired lots of people. His death was shocking when i first heard it I was really looking forward to his "This Is It" tour i look back to some clips of him rehearsing the concert. When i saw it i knew it will be big it will be huge my mom bought a ticket when she was in london on June 1 2009 she was looking forward from him performing but turns out she wasnt able to see the magic. It hurts that i can only see him on tv or in my screen though i can see through all his concerts that he needs rest...

The guy had Vitiligo and Lupus he didnt give up at all i have to be honest he was really a big inspiration to my life. I put on his song when im sad and all of a sudden i feel happy again he was truly amazing he was spactacular.

Michael Jackson really made a huge difference to the world he told us to stand up and make a change for the world and for our children.

I cant even see him doing those allegations i cant even imagine. He was child-like and i understand that he was a hard working man and spends his spare time with children. He appreciated them he was worried for them also he was scared for their future...

I just know we still have a chance to save this world and Michael died doing it why not do the same?

Michael Jackson Forever the King Of Pop and the biggest pop icon

August 29 1958 - June 25 2009

Love you with all my heart Mike. The world didnt deserve you

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on June 22, 2016:

I agree. I was so looking forward to the tour he was working on.

rayann jackson on May 25, 2016:

i miss MJ so much i can't stop thinking about him i will never forget him

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on May 20, 2014:

lia--I saw that performance they showed of him on some awards show the other night. Wow. It's amazing what can be done with technology. I so wish Michael Jackson were still really alive!!! It was great to watch him!

lia on May 19, 2014:

In youtube, we can find he is probably alive. Do you believe it? I believe it.

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on June 26, 2013:

Thanks, angel. That means a lot!

Cindy Pierre from Nevada on June 25, 2013:

Andy Gibb was my heart throb and John Lennon was my inspiration. I totally understand!

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on June 23, 2013:

angel4967--I think Michael Jackson has hit me the hardest, since I grew up with him as one of my teen heart throbs. :-) I guess I wasn't familiar with Elisabeth Glaser. It's neat that you got to know her on a personal level. Thanks for sharing your story.

Cindy Pierre from Nevada on June 21, 2013:

I can remember exactly 3 times I cried and still feel sadness of a celebrity passing. John Lennon, Andy Gibb and Elisabeth Glaser. Because of my music background and they were my absolute favorites it was tragic and shocking at the same time they were both so young. Elisabeth became a friend when I did some work for her Pediatric Aids Foundation and I didn't cry for her right away, we all knew it was coming. The tears came when the rag mags started shredding her. She led such a beautiful tragic life, they had no right, even if it was "to sell papers". I have since gotten (much, much) older and have my share of sadness when someone famous leaves us, especially too soon, but I have grown to accept this is part of our life that we have no control over and sooner or later all will pass. Great story. Voted up.

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on April 28, 2013:

James A. Miles--Thanks so much for your kind words. I would love to see that episode of Castle. That's a show that I do enjoy, and it would be neat to see how Castle deals with the issue with his daughter. I'm glad I'm not alone with those feelings. Thanks for understanding!

James A. Miles on April 28, 2013:

May I suggest you watch an Episode of the series "Castle" titiles "Famous Last Words" where Castle, and Becket try to find a suspect in The murder of a Singer, as Castle's Daughter is saddened by the loss of her idol.

In the Episode Ceastle helps ease Alexis' pain by relating to her how she felt when John Lennon died.

I higly recommend you watch it, and I know how you feel I fet the same way when I heard of the death of Thuy Trang from "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, I can totally relate.

Micheal Jakson was a genius.

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on November 14, 2012:

I hear ya, Ashley. You expressed my sentiments exactly.

Ashley on November 14, 2012:

Deserves the 'legend' status.

I'm not a big music 'fan', but MJ, WOW. I loved him, & I still do. Such a super person, caring & gentle. & in terms of his career, he was a genius. I still get upset. Love you always MJ. You had an amazing impact on all of us.

x

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on September 24, 2012:

heavenleigh--I, too, like finding people who feel the way you describe. Well said!!!

Heaven L Burkes from The Invincible Heart of Neverland on September 23, 2012:

Much love to you Victoria! It's lovely that people still feel his love - and miss his presence. His spirit is all around us. I'm so grateful for that. Thank you again for writing this. :)

Yes KatsMeow - no other celebrity death has affected people in the way that Michael's has. A very powerful spirit. :)

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on September 23, 2012:

TheKatsMeow--I can totally relate. I feel so sad, still, about his death. That's cool that your google search brought up this hub. VERY cool! Glad you read this!

Katee Shew from Canada on September 20, 2012:

Just today I was listening to Michael Jackson, and thinking about how I missed him, I typed that into google search and your Hub popped up. Thanks for sharing your feelings about MJ, I really enjoyed reading this Hub and it made me feel less sad. I have never felt sad about any other celebrity passing.

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on July 03, 2012:

heavenleigh--We're so like-minded on this topic! Interesting about your dad and Elvis, too. Thanks for the link, too!

Heaven L Burkes from The Invincible Heart of Neverland on July 02, 2012:

Dear Victoria Lynn - Thank you for stopping by on my hub so that I could find yours and you! Beautiful! Thank you for your thoughts and wonderful writing. I had to smile when I saw your shout out to your mom for being understanding. I was the one who called my dad when Elvis died. Thought he already knew, but he didn't. He was heartbroken about that. It is about growing up with them and how much they were a part of our lives. Great Hub! Thank you for linking to mine. I'm going to do the same with yours. :)

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on March 09, 2012:

ALUR--I like what you said about false reality and mysticism. Yes, Whitney Houston, too, is sad. Thanks for your comments!

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on March 09, 2012:

winbo--Nice sentiment. :-)

ALUR from USA on March 09, 2012:

I love those that have struggled and left behind a legacy. We often miss the souls that showed us promise regardless of their personal personas. We relate to them by their lyrics and opening a bridge between false reality and mysticism.

I only wish they understood their own powers and didn't resolve to become ones that have passed, including Whitney Houston

winbo on March 09, 2012:

Always love you MJ.....

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on March 08, 2012:

rLcasaLme--You're right in that MJ's legacy lives on. That part of him wil lnever die. Great comments--thanks!

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on March 08, 2012:

thejovial--True what you say about MJ bringing people together. I think he wanted to do that, too!

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on March 08, 2012:

You're welcome, teaches! Love that Beat It video! Glad you enjoyed the memories.

Rael Casalme from Dubai, United Arab Emirates on March 08, 2012:

I did not mourn but I was deeply saddened upon his departure on this earthly life. I'm a big fan ever since I was a kid. I sing his songs and still does.

When his death was announced on the radio, I couldn't believe it. I thought he's going to live forever. I did not feel the guy's absence for months. Even though I know he's no longer around, I'm really not bothered that much at all. I thought I had to be. I really thought he still lives on. Strange, it is really.

His music, his legacy, the memories, I thank him for all that.

I'm sure he now enjoys all the greatness, all the glory, all the generosity that God had bestowed unto him now that he's with Him.

thejovial from United States on March 07, 2012:

I remember the day when Michael Jackson passed away and fans from all cultures got together to celebrate his music in the streets. Michael Jackson had that special ability to bring people together regardless of their differences.

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on March 07, 2012:

You are so funny and adorable, my lord! Love your comments!

Dianna Mendez on March 07, 2012:

He made a lot of people happy and was a caring person. What a talented musician and singer! Thanks for the trip down memory lane and the posting of the Beat It Video.

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on March 07, 2012:

Thanks, AEvans. Knowing he would be proud of what I wrote is a great compliment. Cool.

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on March 07, 2012:

brandrocker--I think Michael Jackson will always be googled. Yes, shocking, I agree.Thanks for the cool comments.

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on March 07, 2012:

Daxman--Oh, I bet it was totally worth it! What an experience to see Michael Jackson in concert!

Joseph De Cross from New York on March 07, 2012:

Hi Victoria,

Michael is guilty of me breaking my assets in learning that moonwalk back in 84. So I was 'off the wall' since 79. Gladly I 'wanted to rock with life' all night..! Never thought that billy jean wasn't actuallu a jelly bean..! But Whoaah, The way he made me feel, was 'Bad' Who's bad??

LORD

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on March 07, 2012:

Oh, 2besure, I didn't mean to make you cry! :-)

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on March 07, 2012:

Deborah--He just had so much talent. It's sad to see him gone so soon. Thanks for reminiscing with me. :-)

Julianna from SomeWhere Out There on March 06, 2012:

I love Michael Jackson and so talented. Sometimes I find myself playing his music or going to youtube to see his videos. Thanks for a thoughtful and well written hub. ((Big Hugs)) to you , Michael would be proud of these thoughtful words. :) Thumbs up and shared! :)

brandrocker on March 06, 2012:

Kudos to you not only because you have created a great obituary of Michael Jackson, but for your opinion about his family life, all that odd allegations against him.

And BTW I read a report that even Google server was surprised to receive lots of hits for search term "Michael Jackson".

And it is shocking indeed. The world will never ever see such an incredible talent.

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on March 06, 2012:

Thanks, Cags! I mourn the loss of any tragic end, not just celebrities, but I do miss his musical presence, and perhaps his passing reminds me of childhood with nostalgic. Thanks for reading!

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on March 06, 2012:

Gemini, I appreciated his great talent and enjoyed watching him. I feel sorry for the way he ended up, or for anyone who ends up that way, celebrity or not. Thanks for the comments!

Daxman from The Netherlands on March 06, 2012:

1996 Amsterdam - The Netherlands - History Tour

12 yrs old back then, stole money from mom, went to the Amsterdam Arena to wait in line, pleaded to a guy to tell the ticket-lady we were with him (underage and alone), when we got in and the show started it was absolute magic and well worth being grounded for :) Michael will remain the king of pop forever.

Pamela Lipscomb from Charlotte, North Carolina on March 06, 2012:

Girl, don't get me to crying again....Michaelllll

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on March 06, 2012:

I grew up with Michael Jackson too.. I remember he started with his brothers as the Jackson Five.. they were so good and so cute..He grew and only got better in all his music and videos.. Yes I miss him too.

great hub

voted up

Debbie

Raymond D Choiniere from USA on March 06, 2012:

Hey Victoria, I mourn the loss of a human being, but I don't do it because he was an icon or celebrity. He did make an impact on the world and that's shown throughout his album sales, his work around the world and his status. You wrote a pretty cool hub on him. Thank you for sharing. Voted up! :)

Victoria Lynn (author) from Arkansas, USA on March 06, 2012:

Sunshine, I need to add his birth and death date, I think. Glad you mentioned that. I liked Farrah Fawcett, too. Thanks for the awesome comments and vote up! Rock on!

Gemini Fox on March 06, 2012:

Loved Michael Jackson, too! Loved his dance moves and a lot of his classics.

On the one hand, it's hard to feel sympathy for celebrities because they have so much but, on the other hand, when you see where someone like Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston end up, it's hard not to feel somewhat sad.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on March 06, 2012:

MJ left us with lots of memories and music. I don't mourn him even though I was and still am a fan. I'm a bit bummed that he died on my birthday and the same day as Farrah Fawcett who I'm also a fan of. MJ's music will always live on and his children will be entertaining us soon enough. Rock on MJ! Voted UP Grammar Geek!:)