Like millions of fans around the world, I woke up today shocked and with tears in my eyes. I woke up to the sound of a CNN report saying that the King of Pop – THE Michael Jackson – has been hospitalized and then went into a deep coma. A few minutes later, L.A. Times, AP and Fox News confirmed that Michael Jackson has died at the age of 50.
Interestingly, and even right at this moment as I am blogging this, CNN STILL has not yet confirmed the news that Michael Jackson has died. Which is a good thing because basic journalism ethics state that news should always be verified before you broadcast it, lest you want to create senseless or unreasonable commotion.
Right now, at this very moment, tears are rolling down my eyes. In my heart, I am hoping that Michael Jackson is still alive. I’m still hoping and praying for that glimmer of hope, however dim it may be.
I am one of the biggest Michael Jackson fans. I have all his music. I have bought countless Michael Jackson magazines, books, collectibles, Michael Jackson tapes, Michael Jackson CDs…his Michael Jackson HISTORY special compilation. I know his songs by heart.
Michael…if you can only listen to me…I’m praying for you.
— SAD UPDATE: CNN has confirmed that Michael Jackson, the Gloved One, has died. According to the Los Angeles Coroner, MJ was declared dead at around 2:26 PM, June 26, 2009. YOU WILL BE MISSED, MICHAEL! REST IN PEACE. Thank you for the music, the grooves and the love —