Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and now MJ? So many icons gone in one week. I had a short conversation with a friend about famous deaths (via text message, actually – shades of postmodernism…?), and we talked about how odd it is to really mourn someone you’ve never met, someone you identify as important based on connections to an era, or experiences that aren’t shared. Anyway, I mourned both Georges (Harrison and Carlin) pretty hard, feeling it personally, but also because the sense of loss is greater when a person of genius dies. However publicly tragic and troubled Michael Jackson’s life might have been, there is no denying that he was a person of genius.
Hat tip to you, sir. And that’s coming from a Prince fan.