Friday, June 26, 2009

The world will never be the same

(February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009)

After a long battle with cancer, Farrah Fawcett passed away yesterday morning. Sad part of this story for me is that, for some reason I was watching The View and Barbara Walters said that she wasn't long for the world. Of course, this goes back to the crying wolf thing because she's been saying this everyday since Farrah got low sick. Apparently, though, not long after those words came out of Miss Walters' mouth, Farrah left us.

She will be remembered for this iconic poster, her role on Charlie's Angels, and a few other roles. R.I.P. Farrah Leni Fawcett.

Earlier this week, Ed McMahon passed, then Farrah died. Sadly, a few hours later shock and awe rang out around the world (and, through no fault of his own, eclipsed her death).

(August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

There isn't a musical act that doesn't have some sort of influence from the "King of Pop". Yes, that includes country and metal/hard rock as well.

As I'm typing this, the coroner is performing an autopsy on his body. It is quite the shock that he is gone. The music world will never be the same.

Say what you will about his later years and the accusation that he molested children, (I happen to think that's just people with too much time on their hands wanting to bring down someone famous, but that's neither here or there). You cannot deny that the man was a talent. Why else would he be one of, if not THE biggest selling artist in history, and inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice?

R.I.P. Michael Joseph Jackson, you will be supremely missed.

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