Michael Jackson Dead at 50

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  1. Confessor

    Confessor Puritan Board Senior

    I was just about to post this.
  2. Jon Peters

    Jon Peters Puritan Board Sophomore

    Such a sad, tragic life. He did had tremendous talent.
  3. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    Is he now officially dead?
  4. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    Wow, a good reread of Ecclesiastes is in order this week.
  5. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    Now CNN says he is not dead but just in a coma...
  6. AThornquist

    AThornquist Puritan Board Doctor

    Very sad. Another soul probably in eternal hell. If you want to see the effects of the fall, just look at this guy's life.

    Michael Jackson did a lot for music. "Another One Bites the Dust" wasn't put forth as a famous single until Michael suggested it after a concert. Ironically it is at a great tempo for performing CPR :think:
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  7. reformedminister

    reformedminister Puritan Board Sophomore

    I am not surprised. He had about anything this world could offer and now I hate to think what he has to look forward to. :tombstone:
  8. matt01

    matt01 Puritan Board Senior

    They are confirming his death now, though that doesn't mean a great deal.
  9. christianyouth

    christianyouth Puritan Board Senior

    Amen, Pergamum.

    it seems that 50 yrs old is pretty young to be having cardiac arrest, especially for someone of his weight. I wonder what the cause was?
  10. Claudiu

    Claudiu Puritan Board Junior

    same day as Fawcett too
  11. TaylorOtwell

    TaylorOtwell Puritan Board Junior

    A good reminder of the imminence of death and entering an eternal destiny. Sobering.
  12. BJClark

    BJClark Puritan Board Doctor


    Yep, she died today too..
  13. historyb

    historyb Puritan Board Junior

    Wow, when it's our time it is our time
  14. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator

    The death of anyone is a time for serious reflection. He was a son, a brother and a father, let's hold off on the jokes.

  15. regener8ed

    regener8ed Puritan Board Freshman

    People also ought to be careful about saying he is in hell; as if you were with him in his last days or dying moments. He very well may have repented of his sin and been converted. Judgment is for the Lord alone.
  16. R Harris

    R Harris Puritan Board Sophomore

    I know that at one time the Jackson family were practicing Jehovah's Witnesses.

    Was Michael Jackson still affiliated with the JWs? Somehow I recall that years ago there was a mutual parting of ways.
  17. bookslover

    bookslover Puritan Board Professor

    Michael Jackson Dies at 50

    He died of massive cardiac arrest in Los Angeles at about 2:30 pm on Thursday, June 25th.

    As far as anyone knows, he did not know Christ when he died.

    At his death, he was approximately $400,000,000 in debt.

    May God use Jackson's death to bring members of his family to Christ.
  18. AThornquist

    AThornquist Puritan Board Doctor

    $400,000,000 in debt?!

    WHOA! I knew he had debt but...
  19. bookslover

    bookslover Puritan Board Professor

    Yes, more than $400,000,000.

    His family will be grieving for several reasons:

    (1) They have, of course, lost a brother, nephew, cousin, etc.

    (2) A cynic (who, me?) would say that the rest of the family has now lost its meal ticket, since none of his siblings (with the possible exception of Janet) is anywhere nearly as talented as he was.

    (3) Jackson has left many large messes to be cleaned up by others. He owed money to everybody, and you can bet that the legal and financial buzzards and vultures are already circling. It'll take years to untangle his finances, especially...

    (4) ...Because - you can almost predict it - he was wacko enough for there to be either (a) no will or (b) 5 wills, each of which says something completely different from the others.

    On the other hand, perhaps his three children will now have at half a chance at living at least a semi-normal life.
  20. Zenas

    Zenas Snow Miser

    Sic semper transit gloria mundi.
  21. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    Very sad.

    Not to rejoice in his death, but I am looking forward to the various tributes that will be on TV over the coming weeks. He was quite a performer, so it will be fun to look back on his better days.
  22. DMcFadden

    DMcFadden Puritan Board Doctor

    Wow! When Elvis died, I could not understand why "old people" didn't get it about what a signal cultural moment it was. But, now, frankly, I don't get it, having NEVER enjoyed either his music or his entertaining. The closest I came was appreciating Weird Al's parody of Jackson. The 24/7 coverage on Fox drove me nuts last night since "cap and trade" is coming up for a vote today and it will effect me MUCH more than the passing of an entertainer, even a pop icon ("the king of pop"). Yet, cap and trade was sidelined by the endless recital of Jackson.

    Man . . . it sure feels odd to be . . . so . . . old.
  23. blhowes

    blhowes Puritan Board Professor

    I've never paid much attention to Michael Jackson's music over the years. There was just something about his "image" and some allogations that made me not go out of the way to hear his music.

    This morning, a local radio station was playing a tribute to him (as I'm sure other stations globally are as well) while I was out getting gas for the car. I decided to listen to the songs. Some I recognized, other were new to me. I must say listening to him I was really impressed with how talented he was.

    Afterwards, I was driving with my wife somewhere and I asked her what her favorite Michael Jackson songs were. The one that came to mind was Ben. I'd forgotten about that one (and actually'd forgotten that he sung that one) - nice song!
  24. caddy

    caddy Puritan Board Senior

    Absolutely [Pergy]!
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  25. Zenas

    Zenas Snow Miser

    Become the best dancer in the world, sing better than most others, and entertain millions... but get accused of molestation...
  26. jambo

    jambo Puritan Board Senior

    As far as I recall it was just Michael that joined the JW movement but they threw him out after a fairly short period of time. That would have been the early 90s.
  27. Irish Presbyterian

    Irish Presbyterian Puritan Board Freshman

    Word was that he converted to Islam like his brother this year.
  28. BJClark

    BJClark Puritan Board Doctor

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