"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and Ed McMahon Dead

Michael Jackson Dead at 50
The legendary musician died Thursday night due to a cardiac arrest. The "King of Pop" had a career that most would only dream of having with 13 top 10 hits, multiple albums, the greatest selling album of all time with Thriller and more. He has been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice as a solo artist and member of the Jackson 5. His later years were not marked by the quality of his work but by bizarre behavior. I always like him for his music and that is how I will remember him.

Farrah Fawcett Dead at 62
It seems these things come in threes. First Ed McMahon, then Farrah and shortly after Michael Jackson. It was supposed to be the day to remember her life but that has since been over shadowed by the King of Pop. In a way that is typical has her entire life was often in the shadow of other things whether Charlie’s Angels or her personal life. She wanted to become famous and on that she succeeded.

Ed McMahon Dead at 86
Ed was the perfect sidekick to the legendary Johnny Carson for thirty years bringing humor to generations in late night and helping influence late night television. This generation may remember him as a pitchman, but I would rather just remember him as one part of the greatest duo in television history.

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