|Child star turned King of Pop whose musical genius was overshadowed by a bizarre lifestyle and sex scandals. Jackson’s preference for the company of children, his high-pitched speaking voice, and numerous plastic surgeries earned him the nickname “Wacko Jacko.” In 2005 he was acquitted on charges of child molestation. Although his lifetime record sales tally was believed to be around 750 million, he left behind a mountain of debt. A series of comeback concerts planned for London in July was expected to make millions and help his financial situation. He was taken ill at home in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles, and his personal physician tried to resuscitate him but could not. He was taken by paramedics to the hospital in full cardiac arrest, where doctors worked for more than an hour to try to revive him before pronouncing him dead at 2:26 p.m. PDT in Los Angeles, California on June 25, 2009.|
~Life in Legacy
Although not a major fan I thought the songs were engaging enough, particularly Thriller which was catnip for a filmbuff as it sported Vincent Price and the work of John Landis and Rick Baker hot off of American Werewolf in London.