Two years have gone by since the King of Pop left this world far too early yet there is no way that Michael Jackson will ever be silenced. Not only will his music, movie roles, and TV appearances always keep him in the public eye, but fans will forever remember him and mourn his loss on the anniversary of his death.
Fans and mourners left flowers, candles, and other gifts on Michael Jackson’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star on Saturday in honor of the man who did so much for music and people around the world.
It was on June 25, 2009 in his Los Angeles home that Michael Jackson suffered cardiac arrest and died hours later. His death was then ruled an overdose of pain pills although some still debate the information. hence the reason the involuntary manslaughter trial of Conrad Murray, Jackson’s doctor, is ongoing. Murray is the one who allegedly prescribed him the pills.
Last week, a delay in the trial was requested by prosecutors, but no ruling has been made on the request as of yet. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor will wait until July to decide whether or not he will grant the prosecution’s request.
Rumors have the trial for Murray actually beginning on September 8.
So on this day, fans the world over are doing even more than they may normally do to honor the life of Michael Jackson. Whether it is playing his albums or simply remembering all the times they saw him on TV or perhaps even frequenting a Disney park to catch his appearance in the 3D hit Captain Eo premiered in 1986.
While Jackon’s career spanned multiple decades, the 80s were truly a time that some of his greatest works were released:
- “The Girl is Mine” – 1982
- “Billie Jean” – 1983
- “Beat It” – 1983
- “Wanna Be Startin’ Something” – 1983
- “Thriller” – 1984
- “Bad” – 1987
- “The Way You Make Me Feel” – 1987
- “Man in the Mirror” – 1988
- “Another Part of Me” – 1988
- “Smooth Criminal” – 1988
- “Leave Me Alone” – 1989
So many other great hits came off of the albums “Bad” and “Thriller,” but those listed are some of the most iconic songs in history. Let’s not forget Jackson’s time otuside of the 80s with the Jackson 5 and then beyond into the 90s and on.
No matter where you are, continue still to celebrate and honor his life. If you’re nearby a place that was monumental in his life, perhaps visit it and pay your respects as so many fans are today.
Forever will he be remembered. Forever an 80s icon. Rest In Peace Michael Jackson…1958-2009
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