Monday, June 29, 2009

Michael Jackson (50), Farrah Fawcett (62) R.I.P

My life has been insanely busy hence such a ridiculously delayed upload of this post, which i wrote last week Fri, but never got a chance to post it. King of Pop, Superstar, Troubled man, philanthropologist, Entertainer, Freak are some of the headlines that have been used to describe Michael Jackson over the course of his unparalleled career, I choose to call him an icon. He’s embodied Pop iconography light years before the likes of Britney Spears clawed their way up the Pop charts. Michael was a music legend & an entertainer that will never be replaced, his star quality is largely the only reason why his Thriller album is the highest selling album of all time, having sold more than 109 million copies worldwide, the runner up comes in at half the tally with 45 million copies, The Eagles with Hotel California. Another sad death was that of Farrah Fauwcett, who after battling cancer for over a year also passed away on the same morning as Michael Jackson. Fauwcett was made popular by her appearance on the original Charlie’s Angels series, the famous poster taken in 1976 (insert) still holds the record for being the best selling pin up poster of all time and also long before Jennifer Aniston had the haircut that set woman across America alight, there was the Farrah Fawcett hair cut. These two superstars will be missed, may Farrah continue to fight crime and may Michael find the solemn peace he was never afforded while alive.

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