Had he survived, he would’ve been 53 today.
He was a trailblazer for music as we know it; the undisputed King of Pop. Gone too soon, far too soon, amid a media hubbub that had surrounded him for most of his life.
I’m tempted to write, “Had things been different…” But that’s too easy. It’s very easy to say, “Had things been different.” He had his ghosts, and in the end, the ghosts had him. He sought to change the world, and he did: his musical influence will continue to echo for years to come. Could it have been different? Possibly. I can only hope that he has peace now.
In Memoriam: Michael Joseph Jackson.