First posted June 25, 2009
Today the entertainment world said goodbye to Farrah Fawcett, one of Charlie’s Angels, and Michael Jackson, king of pop. 50 year old Michael Jackson died this afternoon of cardiac arrest. 62 year old Farrah died this morning following a three year battle with cancer.
I’ve followed Michael’s career from the time he sang with the Jackson 5 as a child. He started with his first performance at the Apollo Theater at the age of nine. Then a memorable album and video, Thriller, propelled him forward, and he grew into The Man in the Mirror.
Michael brought us groundbreaking videos, a sequined glove and the moon walk. Michael was not just a singer. He was a very talented performer who sang, wrote, danced and acted. He was also a man of compassion. He, along with Lionel Richie, wrote the lyrics for We Are the World.
Farrah will be remembered most for her Charlie’s Angel role of Jill Munroe, and the distinctive hair style that came to be known as “the Farrah.” Farrah’s acting career neither started nor ended with that role, but 29 episodes made sure we would always think of her as an “angel.”
These two each were a “one of a kind.” They will be missed.
Update: Has it really been nearly five years?