posted on Jun, 26 2009 @ 03:37 PM
All of us knew Michael Jackson's music and much about his private life. None of us knew him personally.
Right now he's a person who died yesterday. Wildly successful - obviously troubled.
Probably those who will suffer financially from his death are those who advanced him large amounts of money and those who have invested in his ongoing
career particularly on the aborted tour.
His assets are outstanding rights and royalties on his music, mainly. I wouldn't be surprised to see an increase in demand for his creative works
and trademarked products. They will go some distance in satisfying creditors.
His children may not get receive as much as hoped but have the advantage of their connection to an iconic celebrity. Worst case scenario, they might
have to work for a living.
Michael J had health problems, some hereditary, others no doubt based on what he did to his body. We don't know if he used non-medication drugs -
At 50 a total wreck of a man and see. One wonders if he was really up to giving a series of performances based on what we have heard of his
conditions. We'll never know.
Maybe, just maybe, he went out with more dignity and fondly remembered than he might have.
50 is too young to die. Few have had such a rollercoaster ride of fame, fortune, riches, scandal, controversy.